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Happy Days at Heyday Farm

Happy Days at Heyday Farm

Quit Your Job!  Start a Farm! I have a dream – a dream where thousands of people quit their day jobs and return to the land to grow healthy produce and raise animals in a sustainable way.  Sure, it’s a Pollyanna dream but who can argue with the concept being a good...
The Evolution of the Puget Sound Food Hub

The Evolution of the Puget Sound Food Hub

Why are Argentinian Pears in my Seattle Grocery Store? The food distribution system in this country is broken.  The supply chain bringing your farm products to market is only cost-effective for big enterprises.  While semi-trailers, cargo ships and airplanes move...
Farmers Market Culture – An Inside Look

Farmers Market Culture – An Inside Look

Farmers Markets = Local Culture Personified All my life I’ve enjoyed shopping for food.  When I travel, one of the first things I do is locate the best local markets to check out the food scene and what’s on offer.  To me, it’s the place where you...
Raising Backyard Chickens for Dummies

Raising Backyard Chickens for Dummies

What I Learned by Raising Backyard Chickens After several years of pestering my wife to get backyard chickens she finally relented this past fall.  I made all the traditional arguments: the kids will love them, we’ll have fresh eggs every day, I promise to clean...
Mushroom Farms are Indeed Magical

Mushroom Farms are Indeed Magical

Mushroom Farms Are Indeed Magical I’ve spent the past several months learning about the magical world of mushrooms.  No, I haven’t been tripping on psilocybin and watching cartoons all day.  I have been reading, eating and learning about how to find,...