Archive for April, 2011

A Woman’s Work

By treatyrockbeef - Last updated: Thursday, April 28, 2011

Farmers Market Friends: Bees are the cornerstone of food production all around us and important measure of the health of our environment.  They pollinate flowers in their search for nectar that they digest and turn into the golden magic that sustains the hive through the winter and that people have loved for millenia.  It takes [...]

Make Mine a Classic

By treatyrockbeef - Last updated: Sunday, April 17, 2011

Make Mine A Classic Farmers all over southern New England are finding their way back to heritage breeds of livestock – varieties that were developed in particular regions due to their hardiness and multi-purpose functionality.  Many of the breeds thrive on native forage, display excellent mothering abilities and are central to food traditions that define [...]

The Truth About BSE

By treatyrockbeef - Last updated: Saturday, April 9, 2011

Farmers Market Friends: This week’s FARM FACT explores the truth about Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) also called “mad cow disease”.  This is a fatal affliction in cattle caused by a mutated protein called a “prion” responsible creating sponge-like vacuoles (holes) in brain and nerve tissue resulting in an inability to stand followed by loss of [...]

How Big is an Acre ??

By treatyrockbeef - Last updated: Friday, April 8, 2011

Farmers Market Friends: I hope you are all well and thinking about preparing your gardens as spring finally makes its appearace here in southern New England.  I have lots of rabbit manure and wet hay stripped out of winter hutches available to you FREE if you want to arrange for pick-up at South Kingstown Farmers [...]