Thursday, September 29, 2011

Books & Publications: Kindle Fire

In Books & Publications:
Kindle Fire now available on The Book Stall.
Plays movies, apps, games, music, books and more.
Uses “cloud-accelerated” web browser.

Emu Oil from Carson City, Nevada

Emu Oil now available direct from the emu ranch in Carson City, Nevada

Emu Oil is a healthy complex oil which is highly emollient, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and enhance alls types of healing whether internal or external.

This Emu Oil is fragrance free and non-allegeric. Remember to use only a little at a time, as Emu Oil is highly concentrated.

Available in 2.25 ounce, 5.5 ounce, 10 ounce, 20 ounce or 38 ounce (more than one quart) sizes.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Wild Rice from Oregon

Wild Rice grown and hand-packed in Oregon now available in Nuts & Grains.
Sold in 16-ounce resealable bag.

Farm Supply: Tractor Seats

Tractor Seats now available with Tractors and Tractor Parts in Farm Supply.

This is a universal seat that will fit most tractors including Ford, New Holland, Massey Ferguson, and John Deere. The seat has a full suspension, 5 angle adjustable base plate, mounting brackets, and a slide track. The back rest and seat bottom are molded with durable plastic composite with padded in-lays.

Royal Jelly, Propolis and Bee Pollen Capsules from Walls, Mississippi

Royal Jelly, Propolis and Bee Pollen Capsules now available from Walls, Mississippi.

Three products in one capsule: 1000mg of Royal Jelly, 600mg of Propolis, and 1500mg of bee pollen.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Hens and Chicks seeds from Medina, Ohio

Commonly known as Hens & Chicks, Houseleeks or Hen and Chickens, the Sempervivum are succulent, rosette forming plants belonging to the Crassulaceae family.

Hens and Chicks seeds are now available from Medina, Ohio, with Cactus in Plants and Seeds.

The main attraction of these plants is their colourful rosettes of leaves. These range from bright yellow, through various shades of green, grey, pink, purple, red, orange and brown, to almost black in some varieties. The leaves may be dull or glossy, or covered with soft down or longer hairs. Small silvery hairs are commonly found along the leaf margins and in many varieties the leaf tips bear a tuft of longer hairs that can form a "spiderweb" over the surface of the rosettes. Leaf shape can also vary from short, succulent, almost round leaves to long, tapering, finely pointed ones.

The rosettes are most striking in the spring and summer but even in the winter when growth stops, many varieties remain attractively colored.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Home Grown: Is it a Yam or a Sweet Potato?

While they are often mistaken for one another, yams and sweet potatoes are two totally different plants. The yam includes various species of the genus Dioscorea that are native to Africa. The Sweet Potato, Ipomoea batatas, is native to tropical portions of Central and South America, including the Caribbean.

Botanically, yams and sweet potatoes are not very close relatives. The yam is more closely related to lilies than the sweet potato, and the sweet potato is more closely related to morning glories than potatoes.

Yams are monocots and sweet potatoes are dicots. In the plant world, this is a fundamental difference not only in how certain structures appear, but also includes differences in the biochemical reactions that occur in plants from each group.

Columbus was reportedly responsible for spreading the sweet potato throughout the New World, including the present-day United States. Spanish explorers carried the sweet potato everywhere, even as far as Asia. The Portuguese carried sweet potatoes even farther, into India.

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Is it a Yam or a Sweet Potato?

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Maple Breakfast Sausage

Now serving in the Farm Kitchen:
Maple Breakfast Sausage

The perfect accompaniment to pancakes or French toast, these sausages have the subtle sweetness of maple syrup accented with sage and mustard.

Using recipe from Home Sausage Making by Susan Mahnke Peery
and Charles G. Reavis.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Cerignola Green Olives from Apulia, Italy

In Specialty Foods:
Cerignola Green Olives from Apulia, Italy now available with Olives.

Huge, crisp and meaty with a deliciously sweet taste.

Specialty Foods and Beverages
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Farm Fresh: Technical Support

A farm wife called the local phone company to report her telephone failed to ring when her friends called - and that on the few occasions when it did ring, her dog always moaned right before the phone rang.

The telephone repairman proceeded to the scene, curious to see this psychic dog or senile lady. He climbed a telephone pole, hooked in his test set, and dialed the subscriber's house.

The phone didn't ring right away, but then the dog moaned and the telephone began to ring. Climbing down from the pole, the telephone repairman found....

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Friday, September 16, 2011

Home Grown: Taking Care of Raspberry Plants in Fall

Taking good care of raspberries in the fall is important for future productivity of the patch.

Avoid over-fertilizing and supplemental watering of summer-bearing red and black raspberries in the fall so that the canes can start hardening off. Fall-bearing raspberries can benefit from supplemental water in dry weather in order to maintain quality and size of the fruit.

Do not prune any raspberry cane at this time unless it is seriously damaged or diseased.

You should only apply fertilizer and lime based on a soil test and plant tissue analysis. Some sulfur- and magnesium-containing fertilizers such as Sul-Po-Mag or Epsom salts can be applied at this time so they can be leached to the root zones of the plants.

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Taking Care of Raspberry Plants in Fall

Handmade: Leather Pocket Journal

Handmade Leather Pocket Journals now available from Old Hickory, Tennessee with Books and Journals

Theses journals are made for poets or travelers whose space is at a minimum. The best oil-tanned leather is matched with double-thick handmade paper and finished off with a permanent, waxed nylon spine binding.

Monday, September 12, 2011

The Outlet: Gaming Laptop

Gaming Laptop now available with Computers in The Outlet. ASUS 17.3" Republic of Gamers G74 performance notebook.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Recipe Archive: American Apple Pie Soup

"Apples have been in this country as long as European settlers have. Although apples have traditionally been made into pies, juice, cider, butters, and sauce and baked whole, here they are used to make a spicy dessert soup. The soup is versatile enough that it can also be served as a main course, accompanied by fresh cheddar cheese biscuits."

Combine cinnamon, cloves and allspice in a mortar or coffee grinder and grind to a fine powder.

Combine water, apples, raisins, nutmeg and spice mixture in the slow cooker. Cover and cook on low four to six hours, until the apples are quite soft and falling apart.

Just before serving, stir in lemon juice, brandy and honey to taste. Ladle into soup bowls and top with dollop of yogurt. Serve immediately. Serves four to six.

Adapted from The Gourmet Slow Cooker by Lynn Alley

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Passion Fruit from Fallbrook, California

Passion Fruit now available direct from the grower in Fallbrook, California.

This nearly round fruit has a tough rind that is smooth and waxy, ranging in color from dark purple to light yellow or pumpkin-color.

Inside lies an orange-colored, pulpy juice and small pitted seeds. The unique flavor is guava-like, ranging from lightly sweet to tart.

Farm Produce
Passion Fruit
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