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  • Fall is Here!

    Sixty Seconds with Judi If I were to close my eyes and think of fall the first thing that would come to mind would be color. The trees with their brilliant reds, yellow and oranges would paint the backdrop. The beautiful blue skies would be filled with geese falling in formation while squawking loudly to
  • Finding the Farmer in You

    Sixty Seconds with Judi Imagine this: The sun is rising on a hot, beautiful morning. You head out the door where you faintly hear the roosters making their morning calls. The air smells of hay, freshly mowed grass, and yes, a little manure. You grab your hat, your sunscreen, and a bottle of water and
  • Stop and pick the Strawberries

    Sixty Seconds with Judi There are some days when I come to work and I am overwhelmed by the beauty of the farm. Today was one of those days. On this morning I needed to be in extra early for a delivery. I was rushed and hurried and seriously lacking in coffee until I was
  • Linvilla’s Own Bee Story

    Sixty Seconds with Judi I overheard a conversation the other day; a man was asking where to buy Raw Honey and someone suggested Linvilla Orchards. Strangely enough another man chimes in and says “Linvilla Orchards?” “They don’t keep their own bees and they certainly don’t make their own honey!” “Nothing could be further from the
  • Viva la Foodie!

    I was thinking the other day as I watched the food network; when did this obsession with designer food begin? Have we always been as obsessed with our culinary delights as we are now? Or is this something relatively new? Let’s face it we have always loved to eat. But now it seems everything needs
  • We be Jammin’

    Sixty Seconds with Judi Don’t be afraid, I am not trying to channel my inner Rastafarian. I am just so excited that strawberry season is finally here and it’s time for me to start making jam!  I think Strawberry jam may be my favorite. I don’t know if it’s because they are the first fruits
  • Growing Fruit

    Sixty Seconds with Judi Wouldn’t it be lovely to pick that perfect piece of fruit right in your own back yard? It really is not as difficult as you might think. You can grow a few diverse types a fruit in smaller spaces than most would imagine. Most fruit trees that you can buy for
  • Time to Plant

    Sixty Seconds with Judi This week just before the snow landed in my yard, I happened across a dandelion in my garden. I know most people would not be happy to see a dandelion anywhere in their yard, but for me it was a promise of Spring. I understand this is a fake spring, a
  • Tomatoes, Tomatoes the Versatile Fruit!

    Sixty Seconds with Judi As summer comes to her final weeks, we are blessed with what I think may be the best, most versatile fruit of all; the tomato! You can pluck them off the vine and eat them warm in the summer sun. Grab some good bread, a little mayo and salt and pepper
  • Eat Fresh, Buy Local

    Sixty Seconds with Judi I see these signs everywhere- Eat Fresh, Buy Local. I know this is a campaign to encourage folks to buy from their local farm markets. I understand advertising, I guess in a way that is what I am doing here. But, my question is why do we need to encourage folks