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Archive for February, 2018

A Safety Guide for Selling at Farmers’ Markets

A Safety Guide for Selling at Farmers’ Markets

  Farmers’ markets present a great opportunity for fledgling businesses to check out the likely interest in a product while exposing it to a wide range of customers who prefer to buy (usually) locally sourced items from the actual producer – a great way of ensuring the provenance of foods in a market where shelves […]

By February 15, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Growing Rhubarb

Growing Rhubarb

Gaby Bartai provides growing and storage advice together with creative serving suggestions and recipes for your rhubarb crop Rhubarb is something of a touchstone in the gardening year. After long weeks spent coaxing early spring crops into producing discernable growth, rhubarb bounces back into rampant production, the harvest is finally underway, and your faith in […]

By February 13, 2018 1 Comments Read More →
Healthy Chickens Check List

Healthy Chickens Check List

In this post Jason Weller of Mantel Farm focuses specifically on the health and welfare of your flock. Sitting down to write my first Home Farmer post seems a daunting task. Keeping readers interested month to month on the subject of keeping poultry – a topic which has been tackled repeatedly – is a considerable […]

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Feeding Goats

Feeding Goats

  Emma Hurrell BSc (Hons), PGCert, discusses the importance of providing your goats with a high quality, balanced diet to ensure they remain healthy and productive THE IMPORTANCE OF FIBRE As ruminants, goats are highly adapted to digesting fibre. Eating fibrous material such as hay and tree branches promotes rumination (‘chewing the cud’), maintains healthy […]

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