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Raw Foods

Raw Foods

Raw Foods   As our society grows we have sadly moved away from raw food in exchange for less healthful processed and pasteurized foods. Although these foods may stay good for a much longer period of time, we are slowly learning the effects that it has on our...

The Perfect Thanksgiving Meal

The Perfect Thanksgiving Meal

The Perfect Thanksgiving Meal   What Do We think about when we think about Thanksgiving? We generally thinking of family, fun, and great food right? That's right! So this year Oregon Farm Brokers are going to share some great recipes to make your meals fantastic!...

Fermented Food   Fermented food have been made throughout the ages. We are finding that fermented food is extremely important to gut health. Many fermented foods are very easy to make at home. Today we will talk about different easy to make foods and give you...

Spotlight On Potatoes

Spotlight On Potatoes

Spotlight on Potatoes    The majority of Americans love potatoes. We eat them in many shapes and forms. They are a great filler food when we are low on money. They grow pretty easily and their shelf life is outstanding. Did you know that they can actually be...

What to Plant in Fall

What to Plant in Fall

What to Plant in Fall   This probably sounds like a silly idea but there are actually many things you can plant in October. Some plants are hardy throughout the Winter and some need the winter seasons to get well established. Many people are unaware that this is...

You want to Rent What?

You want to Rent What?

You want to Rent What?   In the last few years, many people are finding new ways to make money. You have to work with what you have, and sometimes that isn’t very much! One thing that many people have resorted to doing in renting their own homes or homes on their...

The Family Cow

The Family Cow

A Family Cow Many people would like to acquire all the benefits of having a dairy cow for their home. However, fear of how tough it is to care for them, how much they cost to feed, or if you have enough space may stand in the way. Today we are here to say, having a...

Know Your Chickens!

Know Your Chickens!

Know Your Chickens! Not all chickens are created equally. Some are big, some are small. Some ate super fragile and some are very very hardy. Some lay some grand giant eggs while other lay small or medium ones. Some chickens require a lot of maintenance while others...

Plants That Are Great For Skin

Plants That Are Great For Skin

Plants That Are Great For Skin We all have the occasional skin issue. Whether it be a rash, chronic eczema or getting poison ivy there is a plant for that! If you have a small farm and you are thinking about starting a new hobby cultivating herbs that have healing...

Fall Fun On The Farm

Fall Fun On The Farm

Fall Fun On the Farm Fall is a favorite time of year for many people, especially in the beautiful Pacific Northwest! If you have a farm you are probably trying to think of great things that you could do on your farm to celebrate the season! If you open up your farm to...

Why You Want a Large Acreage

Why You Want a Large Acreage

Many people who can afford to buy a large acreage my shy away from it because they may not know what to do with such a large amount of space. But in all reality land isn't going anywhere and we aren't gaining more of it. It is an important resource to gain while you...

Not So Common

Not So Common

Not So Common We all hear about typical types of farms such as cattle farming, chicken farming, hay farming, and all the typical edible crops. But all of our more rare and unusual products have to come from somewhere right? So what are some things that people farm...

Things To Do This Summer With Kids

Things To Do This Summer With Kids

Things to Do This Summer With Kids One of the best things about summertime is that school is out! That means the kids are home for the Summer! It's so much fun to have a lot more quality time with your kids. However, kids need to stay busy or else parents might lose...

Ways to Open Your Farm to the Public

Ways to Open Your Farm to the Public

Ways To Open Your Farm To The Public  Is your dream to have a farm that is open to the public? This is so much fun and such an important and educational tool to many. There are people who live in the City that don't get the opportunity to have the farm...

What Is A CSA?

What Is A CSA?

What is a CSA? We are hearing more and more about something called CSA. But what is it? CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. This is becoming an extremely popular way to connect farmers straight to the customers. No more middle man. You can definitely see...

Returning To The Old Ways

Returning To The Old Ways

Returning To the Old Ways A lot of people say "the good old days", many agree that things used to be better. Some disagree strongly that the old ways were better. I think there is a truth to both. Technology has made things a lot easier in many ways but it has also...

Farming: Old Wives Tales, Myths, And Folklore

Farming: Old Wives Tales, Myths, And Folklore

Old wives tales are fun and usually super interesting. Old wives tales are definitely a part of our culture and there are subcultures surrounding them as well. Today we are going to talk about some fun and probably very seemingly silly old wives tales in the farm and...

Hay and Grass

Hay and Grass

Hay and Grasses Hay and grass is a very important resource, the growing of hay and grasses in the farming community is very deep seeded (joke intended). Those of us who live in the Willamette Valley know a lot about hay and grasses. After all, Linn County is the Grass...

Easy To Make Products At Home

Easy To Make Products At Home

Easy to Make Products at Home Many if those interested in homesteading are interested in making products at home from the stuff that they collect, obtain or grow. Today we will make a list of things that people pay a lot for in stores that are easy to make at home....

Cattle Farming

Cattle Farming

Cattle Farming If you have ever thought about ranches then cattle farming has probably come to mind! It is one of the most popular animals to raise in the United States and yet they are still great money makers. So if you are considering getting a farm or Ranch maybe...

Witching for Water

Witching for Water

Witching for Water Many people whom live in the farming community like to do things, shall we say, old school. There are many things that are heavily debated on whether they are fact or fiction. Some of these things have supposedly been debunked by science, however,...

The Ideal Dirt

The Ideal Dirt

The Ideal Dirt Spring has officially sprung and we are all ready to get our gardens going. We have talked a lot in the past about growing crops and getting your spring garden started. However, we haven't dug too deeply about the importance of compost (pun intended)....

Birds On The Farm

Birds On The Farm

Birds on the Farm No only are birds beautiful animals but they can also be very profitable to keep on the farm. Almost everyone that keeps poultry absolutely love their birds! They are full of fun and personality, we can all appreciate the feat that they can fly (even...

Spring On The Farm

Spring On The Farm

Spring on the Farm We are more than excited to welcome Spring this year! But with Spring probably being a farmers busiest season it can be super daunting to think of all the things that need to get done during this time. While it is a huge task to get everything done...

Ready To Sell?

Ready To Sell?

Ready to Sell? Are you a long time farmer that is ready to retire? Are you looking to downsize your life? Then maybe it is time to start thinking about selling your farm or ranch. Many times it takes some time to get the place ready to sell. It's important to evaluate...