meat hanging

An Expert’s Guide to Meat Hanging

Hanging meat isn’t overly complicated, and you can even do it in your own home. But what are the steps involved in this age-old tradition?

hydrocooling for produce

Hydrocooling: The Dos and Don’ts for Your Crops

One of the best ways to maintain market-ready freshness to your fruits and veggies is to have a solid post-harvest cooling system in place. Use the tips below to find out if a hydrocooler might be right for you! What Is Hydrocooling? Hydrocooling is the process of bathing fresh produce in freezing water to remove heat. Methods of cooling fruits …

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The Only Hack Farmers Should Care About

It’s always been tough to be a farmer. That’s why farmers have to be resilient and come up with their own hacks year after year. Today, however, it’s become even harder. Farmers are plowing acre upon acre of produce during the COVID-19 crisis because consumer demand has changed so much, so quickly. There are people desperately in need of food …

For the Love of Seeds – ECHO Teaches Sustainable Farming + Provides Crops to Global Network

Holly Sobetski started working with ECHO as an intern in 2005, enrolled in their fourteen month agricultural internship program for recent college graduates. The program is specifically geared towards grads who are interested in becoming development workers overseas, helping small scale farmers in second and third world countries. Holly spent five years working in Cambodia, where she mainly worked with …

Introducing the CoolBot Pro: Interview with Store It Cold CEO Brian Murphy

Once upon a time, farmer Ron Kholsa and his college roommate Timothy, an Engineer from Cornell University, tried tinkering around with an A/C unit, attempting to trick it into cooling down to 34 degrees.. Lo and behold, it worked! Now — twelve years and 50K satisfied customers later — Store It Cold has revolutionized the way small business owners, farmers, …

How Amber Bradshaw Brings Fresh, Local Food to Her South Carolina Community

Amber Bradshaw knows a thing or two about growing, storing, and selling local, wholesome food — and how it can transform people’s lives. A little over eight years ago, Bradshaw started The Coastal Homestead, a website focused on teaching others about healthy, homegrown food and the simplicity of nature. She then took her knowledge of and passion for healthy, holistic …

“Go Break a Sweat”: Wise Advice from Homesteader and Author Marissa Ames

I thought I was busy. And then I met Marissa Ames. On the day I interviewed her, Ames was working on her latest novel for NaNoWriMo. She’s written a medieval fantasy series with rave reviews and has a nonfiction healthy eating book in the works. She writes for Backyard Poultry and Countryside Magazine and has a homesteading blog on Countryside …