Farm Fresh Breakfasts of Champions

By: Mac Stone, Farmer & Owner, Elmwood Stock Farm Folks new to local and seasonal eating often speak of all the “new” vegetables they have been learning to enjoy. I would contest there are no “new” vegetables, only new, or revived, varieties of the same ones I have been growing for six decades now—yes, I … Read More.

Comfort Foods From the Farm

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.

A Food Farmer’s Favorite Foods

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.

COVID-19: a View from the Farm

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.

Regenerative Farming: Getting Back to Real Food

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.

5 Steps to Amazing Homegrown Tomatoes

By: Mac Stone, Farmer & Owner, Elmwood Stock Farm Most people will complete this sentence the same way: The thing I most look forward to every summer is…homegrown tomatoes. The only substitute is a tomato grown by a local farmer who nurtures lots of them and caringly shares them with their customers. Sure, sweet corn … Read More.

Kentucky: Home of the Best Food in the World

By: Mac Stone, Farmer & Owner, Elmwood Stock Farm Out here on the banks of the Elkhorn Creek, our tractors turn soil, rich with microbes metabolizing minerals to nourish crops to feed people. By feeding our soils with cover crops and grazing livestock on (with) them, we are able to provide food for people as … Read More.

Spring Garden Goodness

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.

Eat Like You Mean It, Even in Winter

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.