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Diversity

Eggs from real hens and a real farm come in all shapes and sizes.

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The best thing is that each different egg is beautiful and delicious, a perfect dome of nutrients and vitamins.

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Remember that the world comes in all shapes and sizes and colors. And embrace that diversity.

Heifer International

Charity and nonprofits are a quintessential part of today’s society and it’s a social norm to donate time and money to philanthropy. Many organizations are for show, but others do some really great work. One of my favorite charities is the Heifer International Charity, as it allows people to donate animals to needy families all over the world. It’s like the saying “give a man a fish, feed him for a day; teach a man to fish, feed him for life”. I fully believe in self-empowerment, but sometimes we all need a little boost on our way to making our lives and the world a better place.
One of my CAS projects for IB was to start a school garden (✔️) and to sell handmade recycled burlap coasters to raise money to donate animals through this organization. I decided on purchasing a baby flock of chicks, because I hope that some little girl in a country I’ve never been to can receive them and that they can transform her life just as my first flock did mine.
With valentine’s coming up, and really any celebration, you can donate animals in someone’s name so this also makes a great gift. Next time you are wondering which organization to support, add Heifer International to your list, and you will be giving a family an opportunity to change their life.

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TV Special!!

Good morning everyone! I hope everyone is having a relaxing Sunday bundled up inside drinking hot cocoa!!
As I wrote about before, Jean West Medical Digest filmed a segment on our farm in which I explained the process of raising poultry and why choosing organic products is the healthiest way to live. That segment will air again tonight on WAVE-3 (NBC) so I hope you tune in to watch! If you do, I would love to hear your thoughts on organic farming and organic lifestyle.

Connect with Freedom Run Farm

In an effort to grow the presence of the farm, we have started using social media, specifically Facebook and Instagram. For daily farm photos and tidbits about what’s going on please follow us
@freedomrunfarm on Instagram
and search Freedom Run Farm and like us on Facebook!! Don’t forget to share and talk about FRF with your friends!
Your support is much appreciated an much needed as we could not be successful without you!

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2014 = The Year of the Family Farm

2014 = The Year of the Family Farm

Here is a shout out to the millions of family farms all over the world, the backbone of food systems world wide. 2014 has been declared the International Year of Family Farming so make it part of your New Year’s Resolution to support local farms in your areas. To do this, join a CSA (community supported agriculture), shop weekly at local farmers’ markets, and look for signs highlighting local farms at stores like Whole Foods and Earth Fare. Without our farmers we would not have food on our table, so make sure to thank them by supporting them with your conscientious purchases. Happy 2014!

Turnips

Sometimes, somehow a few seeds get in a part of the garden that they weren’t intended to be in. And then they grow and they look unidentifiable but you still let them grow. And then one day you decide to pull them out because it’s time to replant for the fall garden. And you discover luscious, crunchy, gigantic turnips

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Yes that’s my dog for comparison.

Preserving Peppers

Close your eyes and imagine a beautiful cottage situated in the mountains of Italy… Hanging from wooden beams are braided garlic and onions, bouquets of drying herbs, and peppers handing on a string.
Sometimes we can’t exactly escape to our imaginations but we can find inspiration within them:

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Here are the last of Freedom Run Farm’s beautiful and delicious heirloom peppers drying in our kitchen, waiting to be used in hearty winter dishes, to remind us of the summers that are yet to come.