By: Mac Stone, Farmer & Owner, Elmwood Stock Farm Having only left the farm a handful of times since March, Ann and I have enjoyed nothing but homegrown meals for nine months as of this writing. We did get carry-out from an old favorite restaurant twice, but other than that, it was farm-cooked. Fortunately, we … Read More.
By: Mac Stone, Farmer & Owner, Elmwood Stock Farm Let’s break down this idea into three basic food categories—actually, two categories, since we don’t grow chocolate around here. I’ll start with plants but have to pay homage to my favorite grilled meats at the end. I hope the vegans and vegetarians will stay for the … Read More.
By: Mac Stone, Farmer & Owner, Elmwood Stock Farm Entering a global pandemic has a way of changing things. What we thought was important pre-pandemic may not be as important now. This is not just a game-changer, as being healthy at home is no game; seemingly overnight, being content with healthy at home is all … Read More.
By: Mac Stone, Farmer & Owner, Elmwood Stock Farm Customers at the farmers market have been asking more questions about regenerative agriculture lately. What does it mean? Is it better than sustainable or organic? Maybe this little story will help to frame it for you. According to Webster, to regenerate is to bring into existence … Read More.
By: Mac Stone, Farmer & Owner, Elmwood Stock Farm Home gardeners know the joy, the excitement, the feeling of accomplishment when they consume food that they cared for from a seed. There can be no food any fresher, and we know taste and flavor comes with that freshness. Be it a cherry tomato plant in … Read More.
By: Mac Stone, Farmer & Owner, Elmwood Stock Farm We have had to use the phrase “walk like you mean it” more than a few times at Elmwood Stock Farm over the years when one of us—usually the new guy—is not showing enough hustle attending to some urgent situation. We also adopted an “eat like … Read More.
By: Mac Stone, Farmer & Owner, Elmwood Stock Farm The first of this October’s full moons—there are two—is known as the harvest moon. It’s the full moon closest to the autumnal equinox and casts enough light for gathering up the grains well into the evening. For those of us who grow produce, we take the … Read More.
By: Mac Stone, Farmer & Owner, Elmwood Stock Farm The genesis of my writing about food and farm subjects was having to, for years, watch people my wife, Ann, and I know and love make lousy food choices, which in turn would have a collective impact on our Big Blue Nation. Consuming industrial foods harms … Read More.
Article by Mac Stone and published here courtesy of the Elmwood Stock Farm newsletter. I listened to a radio program discussing how the vast US agricultural industrial complex is leaving us malnourished while trying to provide affordable food to the rest of the world. It stated that the majority of US eaters are consuming way … Read More.
By: Co+op, stronger together Today, the vast majority of food in the United States is produced by an industrial system built on corn and soybeans. These commodity crops are used to make a wide variety of processed foods and used as feed for livestock. Unfortunately, this system is taking a toll on human health, animals and … Read More.