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On the Farm

Many of Casually Gourmet's recipes were developed in our own farm kitchen with homegrown ingredients. We still establish the quality and freshness standards for every ingredient we use. Our family likes keeping this blog about farming, growing food, and rural living. These traditions are reflected in our food business.

A Cutter in the Rye

I knock down the winter rye cover crop using a bush hog, but a sickle bar or roller would be a better way to create the thick mat you need for no-till pumpkins. One day I saw an old Jari machine

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Planting the Cover Crop

A fall cover crop benefits soil quality and fertility. With chemical fertilizer applications so costly, "green manure" has become essential on our farm. The mixture of choice is winter rye and hairy vetch. We try to get it planted just as soon the primary crop is harvested

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