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  1. Hello from the Pacific Northwest WA

    Introductions
    I am excited to find this homesteading site! My husband and I moved back to WA and purchased a small 5 acre farm after living in the San Francisco Bay Area for 20+ years. We are currently blessed by having a multi-generational household with my daughter, son-in-law and first grandchild in...
  2. Source for Blackstrap Molasses?

    Home Gardens, Market Gardens, and Commercial Crops
    I am trying to make an effective microbe mixture (DIY EM-1) for fruit tree spraying. But I need blackstrap molasses for the last part of the process and can't find it! Anyone have any tips on how to find this? Thanks!
  3. Organic strawberry production?

    Home Gardens, Market Gardens, and Commercial Crops
    Hello, I am interested in a trial upick berry patch. I wanted to plant some strawberries this year or the next. I would be cultivating a field that was originally a pasture but has been hayed by our neighbor for about 20 years. I am a farmers market manager and have a very good concept of...
  4. Organic strawberry production?

    Home Gardens, Market Gardens, and Commercial Crops
    Hello, I am interested in a trial upick berry patch. I wanted to plant some strawberries this year or the next. I would be cultivating a field that was originally a pasture but has been hayed by our neighbor for about 20 years. I am a farmers market manager and have a very good concept of...
  5. Your Thoughts On CSA (Community Supported Agriculture)

    Homesteading Questions
    Hello, I feel increasing competition among CSA and have been wanting to start one myself on my farm but am concerned about the competition. I am trying to make my farm stand out a lot more by emphasizing crops grown sustainably from a net-zero zero-waste farm although I am wondering if this is...
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