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Home Grown: February 2013 Archives

Grow A Farmer

Posted by Vanessa Vander Valk

grow_a_farmer_logo4.jpgACORN has created a new apprenticeship program called Grow A Farmer for aspiring organic farmers. It's a farm school of sorts. Participants will get classroom instruction plus a lot of real world experience. Program coordinator Lucia Stephen has the details.

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Fresh Earth Farm

Posted by Vanessa Vander Valk

jayson.pngJayson Vaughn and his partner Ryan Arndt moved to the province less than a year ago, and yet they managed to get a veggie box program off the ground at their former horse property in Hopewell Hill last season! This season they've teamed up with friends to teach others about organic gardening at Fresh Earth Farm.

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Made in NB Brie!

Posted by Vanessa Vander Valk

Among the 13 thousand pounds of artisan cheese Joy Weir and her brown swiss dairy cows will turn out this year is the first New Brunswick-produced brie! Weir is the cheesemaker at Jolly Farmer in Northhampton and she spoke to us from the milking parlour.

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