Thursday, July 11

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“Let’s go! Hurry up!” Shouts and laughter accompanied the thundering sound of twenty two feet hitting the pavement, racing down the sidewalk to the great befuddlement of neighborhood dog-walkers and passers-by. Ah yes, the vibrant energy of youth. For six weeks from July to August, 5 Loaves Farm is much improved by the smiling faces, mischievous grins, and dedicated work of our summer youth interns.

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Wednesday, July 3

mulberries

The taste of a mulberry takes me right back under the shade of the enormous mulberry tree at my grandparents house.  It’s thick arching limbs were perfect for climbing.  However, there was no need to climb to get more than your fill of berries.  The ends of the limbs draped down almost right to the ground, with free ranging chickens right underneath gobbling up the carpet of berries that covered the ground beneath the tree.

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Thursday, June 6

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As farmers, we work hard planning, planting, weeding, watering, fighting off pests, all to ensure a good harvest.  However, there are realities that are beyond our control; there are larger forces at work that cause a seed to sprout, that drive the weather patterns, that cause a harvest to be bountiful or sparse.  The fact that we are able hold a ripe strawberry in our hands is the result of much more than just a farmer’s hard work.  The sharing of our “first fruits” teaches us this humility, and teaches us to look beyond ourselves, beyond our own efforts and rewards. Continue reading “Thursday, June 6”

Thursday, May 30

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By now it should be clear that Community Support Agriculture represents a different way to connect to your food source; the increased variety, the freshness of picked-that-day produce, new tastes, benefits to the community and local economy.

You should also recognize that sourcing your food through a CSA farm share is also different in terms of access and convenience.  So let’s go through some of the logistics of farm share pick-up…

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Thursday, May 16

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Participating in Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) means being a part a new and more just food system.  It’s a different way of getting and relating to your food.  Over the month of May, in lead-up to our first farm share pick-up, we want to share with you some of things you can expect from being a part of a CSA.

This week we’re exploring some of the big ideas to keep in mind as you come to pick-up your food from 5 Loaves Farm.  In future weeks we’ll explore more expectations about the details and logistics of our CSA program.

Supermarket v. CSA

Being in a CSA changes the way you shop for food.

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Thursday, April 25

Growing healthy soil is how good farmers grow healthy food. In urban gardens there are concerns about soil contamination, but growers here in Buffalo have been partnering with researchers and policy makers to come up with best practices to build safe healthy soil to grow that healthy food in. On Saturday, May 11th, from 2-7pm, 5 Loaves Farm invites you to join us for a conversation with local experts as we build soil together in our gardens and share dinner together.

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