007 Shinecast: Turnip Greens, Green Building & More

Episode 007 of the Shine Springs Farm Shinecast features a detailed farm update, the health benefits of turnip greens, and a conversation with Justinn Overton, Green Workforce Program Director for the US Green Building Council Alabama. As much as I'd like to use James Bond theme music for this episode, I did not. Copyright law and all that. Use your imagination.   In the farm … [Read more...]

Turnip Greens with Pasta

My first meal featuring Shine Springs Farm organically-grown produce featured sautéed turnip greens over whole wheat pasta. Turnip greens are one of the healthiest foods you can eat, but you don't often find them on the menu. Most people, Southerners at least, think of turnip greens as something you stew for an hour or so (at least) and flavor with a ham hock. But that doesn't do justice to … [Read more...]

006 Shine Springs Farm Shinecast Featuring J3 Organics

Episode 006 features a detailed update on what's growing this Fall at Shine Springs Farm and a conversation with John Obert Jr. of J3 Organics LLC, a family-owned composting business in Bessemer, Alabama.   What's Growing at Shine Springs Farm Pak choi and golden turnips are looking great. I can start clipping those for greens any day now. Lots of kale on the way. Kohlrabi is slow to … [Read more...]

005 Shine Springs Farm Podcast: Featuring Shane Tutmarc

Episode 005 of the Shine Springs Farm Podcast features an interview with Nashville musician Shane Tutmarc, commentary on the Stanford Organic Study and why Shine Springs Farm intends to seek organic certification and Certified Naturally Grown status. The "arts" are a key part of a sustainable lifestyle. Music, dance, "hoedowns" and "Hee-Haws" have been a big part of farm life for centuries. … [Read more...]

004 Shine Springs Farm Podcast Episode 004

This week's episode of the Shinecast features an interview with Jen Barnett, co-owner of Freshfully, a local-foods market in Birmingham, Alabama (and beyond) with a mission to make more local food available to more people—more conveniently. Freshfully is starting to expand to other cities across the Southeast. If you're a farmer and want to sell through Freshfully or a locavore looking for … [Read more...]

002 Shine Springs Farm Podcast Episode 2

This week on episode 002 of the Shine Springs Farm Shinecast you hear an update on Shine Springs Farm fall veggie garden, comments on Eliot Coleman's hypothetical ad describing the ideal small farm, Sheree's comments on the importance of real food to personal health and the affordability of real food. Big shout-out this week to Tammy of Agrigirl's Blog for sharing the Shinecast on Facebook … [Read more...]

001 Shine Springs Farm Podcast Episode 1

These are the show notes for episode 1 of the new Shine Springs Farm Shine-cast, a podcast celebrating sustainable farming and more. I’m excited to launch the Shine-cast. I’ll be sharing the story of Shine Springs Farm, a new farm in Northwest Alabama committed to environmental sustainability. Still learning how to use the plugin! Look for the podcast on iTunes as well. And in … [Read more...]