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Leading Organic Growers to Watch

Welcome to the Flour Sack Mama community!  Grab our newsletter here. Who else is still striving for the perfect prize-winning vegetable to win a ribbon at the fair?  If you are doing this with organic methods, avoiding most off-the-shelf chemical cocktails for growing a garden, you deserve a ribbon for that alone!  Here are a […]

Continue Reading By on July 11, 2015 in agriculture, farming, food, organic

What You Need to Know about Farming

Family farms that once filled America’s countryside are both shrinking and disappearing.  These were the stuff of a diverse, local and regional food system that once provided the security of knowing you could stock your pantry from what was grown just down the road.  Space was plentiful for growing large market gardens.  If you wanted […]

Continue Reading By on November 11, 2014 in agriculture, ecology, farming, food

Back to the Roots Restaurant Week for East Tennessee with Certified Naturally Grown

When you spend your hard-earned money to dine at a restaurant, do you savor ingredients from a giant can that traveled hundreds of miles via a food service company  or would you rather eat from a local farm?  East Tennesseans who prefer real, farm-fresh food have the chance to support the local food economy with […]

Continue Reading By on September 9, 2014 in agriculture, conscious consumerism, eating better, farm, farming, food

Urban Community Farm Produces for Needy, Needs More Tennessee Volunteers

Want more thoughtful content like this?  Subscribe to Flour Sack Mama’s newsletter to stay in touch! The muscadine grapes were bursting to be picked, a few late summer berries were still hanging on, and the weeds made their last stand under the hands of energetic volunteers at the Saturday work day. Beardsley Community Farm was […]

Continue Reading By on September 8, 2014 in farming, food, green, organic

Green Goes Mainstream: Rodale Institute says Organic Agriculture Could Reverse Climate Change

World leaders, Fortune 500 executives and climate scientists are all discussing solutions to impending climate change chaos. They’re crunching numbers and exploring how new technology could help.  In our ongoing Green Goes Mainstream series, we hear from agriculture experts who’ve discovered that the solution to climate change could be right under our feet. Leading research […]

Continue Reading By on July 31, 2014 in agriculture, farm, farming, organic, pollinators, sustainable

Hospital Farms for Better Health with Rodale Institute

Sign up here to get my free newsletter! Hospital Farms for Better Health with Rodale Institute Greek physician Hippocrates is famously attributed with telling us, “…let food be thy medicine.”  Yet Western medicine has been slow to embrace the simplicity of this wisdom.  Finally, US physicians can write “prescriptions” for discharged patients that include healthy […]

Continue Reading By on July 18, 2014 in agriculture, farming, food, Green Goes Mainstream, health, organic

Organic Valley Farm Family Takes Pride in Pampered Dairy Herd

*The following is a sponsored post for Stonyfield Organic, in cooperation with Organic Valley. The evening sun was still a couple of hours away from setting when the cows lined up for their leisurely walk toward the milking parlor at Muddy Water Farms. The East Tennessee farm setting was mostly green pasture and overcast blue […]

Continue Reading By on April 23, 2014 in agriculture, family, farm, farming, food, green, non-GMO, organic, sustainable

In-Depth Discussions of Genetically Modified Food Happening Now

*The following article contains affiliate links to help continue bringing you news YOU want about topics that affect your life! If you are what you eat, what does it mean that we’re all eating genetically engineered food without informed consent? Scientists, physicians, farmers, business leaders and parents are taking an inside look at America’s food […]

Continue Reading By on January 29, 2014 in education, farming, food, GMO, Uncategorized