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tag: farmland preservation

Stay At a Farm This Summer

As I wrote about last summer, saving our farmland is vital not only for the food it gives us and the livelihood it provides our farmers, but because it can promote and protect regional food systems, p…

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Keep it Local

As I have written about numerous times here on Care2, there are many benefits to buying and eating locally grown food. These include the simple fact that fresh fruits and vegetables just taste bett…

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Dine Out For Farms

This week (October 10-16) is the first annual “Dine Out for Farms Week,” a national event sponsored by American Farmland Trust, that will bring restaurants and customers together to support a sustaina…

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Why Farm Aid Still Matters

This year marks the 25th anniversary of Farm Aid. In 1985, Willie Nelson, Neil Young, and John Mellencamp organized the first Farm Aid concert to raise awareness about the loss of family farms and to …

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Save Farmland: Visit An Illinois Farm

Over the past several weeks, I have been writing about agri tourism destinations throughout the United States. These are farms that offer on-farm fun for visitors of all ages. I have been leading virt…

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Agri Tourism: Saving Wisconsin Farms

For those following along, I have been writing about agri tourism destinations or farms in the United States that offer on farm fun for visitors of all ages. Not only does it provide visitors with …

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Save the Farms in the Midwest U.S.

As we continue exploring some of the nation's diverse agri tourism spots, I wanted to mention that part of the reason I am doing this is to show that despite popular perception, there are countless in…

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Saving Farmland One Farm at a Time

For those following along, last week I wrote about a unique and fun way to help save our farmland: agri tourism. As I mentioned, agri tourism is very broad but basically involves visiting a farm for a…

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Want To Save Farmland? Visit A Farm

As I wrote about last week, saving our farmland is vital not only for the food it provides us all and the livelihood it provides our farmers, but also because it contributes to environmental quality, …

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Why Saving Farmland Is So Important

As a farm writer, when I write about our farmers and how the loss of farmland affects them, people often ask me, "What's so important about saving farmland?" Of course there is the obvious reason; …

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Good to know. Thanks Kara.

Loooove cacao nibs! Haven't tried them in salads yet, thanks for the tip!

1) Eat food without salt, pepper and fur. 2) Use the loo in privacy. 3) Play with my dogs. 4) Use…

Inspiring ideas, thanks! I have been wondering what to do with the nibs in my cupboard.

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