Category Archives : Farming and Food Sustainability


Have You Heard of Food Patriots?

Recently an email landed in my inbox from a gentleman named Sam. I clicked it open and the first line was a question. Have you heard of Food Patriots? In light of it being non-GMO month, I was intrigued by the name and read more. This story is about a Midwestern mom, […]

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Top 3 Ways to Rid Your Home of Toxins.

Learn my top 3 ways to rid your home of toxins. The Environmental Protection Agency lists poor indoor air quality as the fourth largest environmental threat to our country. Our cleaning products may contain formaldehyde, and beauty products may have hormone disrupting chemicals.  We can easily rid our homes of toxins through a […]


2013 Spring Share Available Now at KyV Farm!

Whether you are already a CSA member of KyV Farm or were thinking of trying it – now is the time to register for a spring share! www.kyvfarm.com Full Share – 6 deliveries at $33.34 per bag Starting last week of April until 1st week of June. (6 weeks) Vegetables […]

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Barn Raising – Please Support KyV Farm!

To you, my dear friends, For the past few years, my passion for volunteering has revolved around my CSA, KyV Farm.  One of the main reasons I got involved was because of the food allergies my daughter has. Under the age of one, we thankfully found out she has allergies […]


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All about Kohlrabi

Monday Quick Post! Wondering what this funny vegetable is? It’s a kohlrabi from the cabbage family! Want to know what to do with it?  Here is a quick video and recipe to go along with it. Try this delicious Kale and Kohlrabi Salad with Miso Tahini Dressing.


2012-2013 KYV CSA Season Kickoff Potluck….Let the Fun Begin!

Yesterday kicked off the first event of the new CSA farm season at KYV Farm.  It was a crisp, clear and PERFECT day for a potluck, hayrides and bean picking.  We even got to pull a few sweet potatoes! I’ll let the photos speak for themselves. Join a CSA!  www.kyvfarm.com […]

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Events and Workshops


Celebration of Fall from the St Johns River Farmers Market – Stuffed Acorn Squash with Roasted Garlic, Sage, Pumpkin Sauce and Fresh Squash Blossoms

What do you do with squash blossoms? This was the question I heard over and over from customers at the KyV Farm tent set up at the St Johns Farmers Market at Alpine Grove Park last Saturday.  There are many fried and stuffed recipes on the internet so here is […]

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Second Annual Farm to Table Dinner

KyV Farm’s Second Annual Farm-to-Table dinner will be the talk of the town with their fresh, seasonal vegetables showcased by the expert chefs at the Floridian, St Augustine.   People are getting more excited about fresh vegetables and especially organic, seasonal and local foods.  Farm shares are the perfect way […]


Back from Savannah with my Visit to Forsyth Farmers Market

Skidway Island State Park We just returned from the first campout with my camper since major water damage repairs forced her out of commission for about seven months.  Her first venture out was quite a success at Skidway State Park near Savannah, Georgia. Saturday morning we hit the Forsyth Farmers […]


KYV CSA farm members and future members – Please read!

If you are a member or future member of a CSA this letter is important to read and may answer many of the questions everyone has about last year’s share and what local farmers face throughout the year.  __________________________________________________________ Membership Report CSA Season 2011-2012 Dear Farm Members: Our season began […]


Slow Food First Coast Tour de Farm – at KYV Farm

Earth Day was also the Slow Food First Coast Tour de Farm where all the local farms open their doors for samples, tours and lots of fun. I, of course, was at KYVFarm all day!  There were fresh eggs and lots of veggies for sale at the market.  From noon through the […]


Food Summit, This Saturday, April 21st.

Food Summit, this Saturday, April 21st. On April 21, the Duval County Food Policy Council, an organization dedicated to improving community health, is hosting the first-ever Duval County Food Summit . Bringing key players within the food system together for the first time in a public conversation, we’ll work together […]


Come Visit Me at KYV Farm on April 22nd for the Tour De Farm!

Happy Saturday all! Sorry for the repost but due to technical difficulties, the info didn’t save in the body of my update.  _______________________________________________ The Tour De Farm next Sunday the 22nd is where local farms in Northeast Florida will throw open their doors to the public to explore and taste.  […]


Canning Workshop – A Delicious and Informative Event

Yesterday was the KVY Canning and Preservation Workshop. We learned about some great resources – books and websites. This is the one I want to buy.  I’ll add this to my Shop as well as some of these others. Member Melanie Harris graciously allowed us to use her canning kitchen […]


Vivian’s Vivacious Vegetable Broth

Vivian – farmer extraordinair, hostess with the mostess, master hair stylist, and seasoned chef – shared this idea with me and I had one of those, EUREKA, moments.  Why didn’t I think of this? She tells me, “Nothing is wasted.” With my War on Waste, I was very excited about […]


My Friend Anna – The Organic Adventurer

Please check out my friend Anna’s new website – The Organic Adventurer.  She is taking the Meat Free March pledge along with me.  Will you join her? She does green living consultation and shares this explanation of what that means.  “A green living consultant performs a “green audit” of your home, […]


My Secret to Health and Weight Loss

My secret to health and weight loss is one that isn’t mainstream yet, but it’s slowly growing in popularity.  I still am amazed to find people every day that haven’t heard of it. CSA The wide variety of vegetables I receive has enabled me to get more veggies into my plant based […]

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Why is Cow Dairy – Milk, Yogurt and Cheese Inhumane?

A few weeks ago I got a question/comment from a reader asking, “Why is cow dairy – milk, yogurt and cheese inhumane?”  I’ll tell ya. And I’ll share a few tidbits on why it’s not healthy to boot. Source and great blog. We tend to think of only slaughterhouses when […]