World Bee Day & The Importance of Our Pollinators

Your first memory of bees as a child may be of frantically running and screaming on the playground out of fear of being stung by a yellow and black buzzing creature. Maybe you escaped the ordeal or perhaps you were the target of an angry insect that day, or maybe you...

Local Farmers’ Market Shopping Tips

When you think “farmers’ market” do picturesque images of a weekend morning stroll through vendors’ tents with the sun shining and basket full of peaches, carrots with lush tops, and farm fresh eggs pop into your mind? Same. Maybe we fantasize about what it’s like to...

What’s in Season: Spring Edition

Finally, it’s spring. And in northeast Ohio that’s a big deal since winter can feel like a never ending weather rerun. As the trees begin to bud and flowers pop out of the soil, we also start to think of our seasonal favorite fruits and vegetables–many that only fill...

National Native Plant Month

As you drive through your neighborhood or stroll through a park, do you ever notice the native plants? No, not the tulips, hostas or ornamental trees, but the wildflowers, shade trees, and generally (now) uncommon plant world. Don’t feel bad if you haven’t admired our...

Formation of the Egg: What determines egg color and size?

By Mike Jones, Farmer/Owner of Tierra Verde Farms There are a lot of differences between eggs, but the differences that typically matter the least are those that you can see. Both size and color of eggs are based on the breed of chicken and the age of the hen.  ...

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