019 Shinecast – Vermont’s Bread & Butter Farm

Episode 019 of the Shine Springs Farm Shinecast features an interview with Corie Pierce, co-owner of Bread & Butter Farm near Burlington, Vermont. Corie talks about how she came to love farming as a teenager, even though no one in her family was a farmer, and how she set out to make farming her life's mission. Bread & Butter Farm is a small-but-diversified sustainable farm in … [Read more...]

017 Shinecast – Snow’s Bend Farm

Episode 017 of the Shine Springs Farm Shinecast features an interview with David Snow of Snow's Bend Farm in Coker, Alabama. Snow's Bend Farm is one of Alabama's premiere sustainable farms. David and Margaret Ann have a thriving CSA program and supply produce to some of the nation's leading farm-to-table restaurants Although David doesn't name the restaurants, I know that Snow's Bend Farm … [Read more...]

Changes Coming to The Ben Franklin Follies

For the past two months I've spent a lot of time exploring ways that I can make The Ben Franklin Follies more useful to you. I've finally settled on a revamped focus, so over the next few weeks you'll be noticing some changes. Here's a quick video preview: [leadplayer_vid id="513FE30208F54"]   In addition to the regular text posts, I'll be adding more video to the mix. The goal … [Read more...]

010 Shinecast: Farm Update & The Wildwood Ruminators

Episode 010 of the Shine Springs Farm Shinecast features live music from The Wildwood Ruminators, a newish band from the Shoals area of Northwest Alabama. You also hear an update about what's growing at Shine Springs Farm and more on Koda. A new stray dog—a yellow Lab, maybe full-blooded—has arrived at the farm and it looks like he'll get a forever home. My dad came up with Shine as his name. … [Read more...]