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Skill Share Day

Skill Share Day

When interns begin their journey with the New Farmer Academy, the sheer amount of information there is to learn about food production can be overwhelming. In addition, there is often the perception that farmers need to know how to “do it all” - from tractor repair and...

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Blackberry & Grain Salad

Blackberry & Grain Salad

Adding blackberries to a savory dish may sound like a foreign concept, but don’t knock it til you try it! The slight bitter flavor of the blackberries followed by the sweet caramel-y flavor of the cooked onions stimulates your taste buds. And as an added bonus, it’s so easy to make!

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Flowers on the Farm

Flowers on the Farm

There is food in every corner at Old Trail Farm, but vegetables aren’t the only bounty that fills our garden this season.  Wild flowers and specially bred companions dot the farmscape catching eyes with their bright colors and gentle decadence, while subtly attracting...

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Peach & Tomato Salad

Peach & Tomato Salad

Put a peachy spin on the traditional caprese salad with this combo that’s quite literally the best you’ve never had. Enjoy as an appetizer or add in some chicken and enjoy as a meal!

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Local Food: A Chef’s Perspective

Local Food: A Chef’s Perspective

As I write this blog post, I happen to be in Avon, Colorado, celebrating the July 4th holiday. I have already visited two local farmers markets…one in Minturn, Colorado and the other in Edwards, Colorado. This area has multiple farmers markets each week and it is one...

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The Lady Bug, Aphid Annihilator

The Lady Bug, Aphid Annihilator

By Countryside New Farmer Academy interns Dylan and Trish Ladybugs, our new favorite beneficial insect, have found themselves a home at Old Trail Farm at a time when they are needed most.  The 2021 season is in full swing - farms and gardens throughout Cuyahoga Valley...

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Red, White & Blueberry Salsa

Red, White & Blueberry Salsa

This recipe is not only super easy, but it’s also super unique and sure to impress friends and family this 4th of July! Blueberries might sound like a bazaar ingredient to put into salsa, but after giving this recipe a try, you’ll be wishing every season was blueberry season.

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Gross Bugs at Old Trail Farm

Gross Bugs at Old Trail Farm

Every year farming is a new adventure! There are always new crops or varieties to try out, shifting weather patterns to throw you off schedule, and new pests to battle. 2021 is no exception. Last year, one of the teachers at Old Trail School requested ground cherries...

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