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Humble Offerings from our Small Farm

Humble Offerings from our Small Farm

Another season of change is upon us. Five years ago, the ranch house was purchased as an investment property for my business partner and myself. I was fortunate enough to move in and live in this beautiful little dream house. The home had been vacant for a few years and was in disrepair.  We worked on the property, built a large commercial aquaponics system, several small soil gardens and the creation of “chicken town”. The front pasture is filled with moringa trees which flourish in our hot Summer months and provide some of the finest nutrient dense food available in...

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Oregon State researcher: 'These compounds may help slow cancer cell growth'

Below is a story I read and thought it was worth passing on: By David Stauth, OSU News & Communications February 10th 2016  CORVALLIS, Ore. - One of the first clinical studies to look at the effect of sulforaphane on breast tissues of women diagnosed with breast cancer showed that this compound was well tolerated and slowed the growth of cancer cells, especially at early stages. Sulforaphane is a compound found in broccoli and many other cruciferous vegetables, and it has long shown evidence of value in cancer prevention, researchers say. This research suggests it may ultimately play a role...

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Playing the Back Nine - Guest Post

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There’s not one of you out there reading this that does not come from a time when you were chiseled. You were the man/woman of steel and had enough energy to summit Everest and conquer the Burrito Supreme - Enchilada Style. We ate, drank, exercised, and lived life without a second thought about nutrition, probiotics and real food. Our metabolism raced ahead of our wildest expectations... and life was good. Remember? Forty years later, here we sit. The menu in front of us reads much differently.... cardiovascular disease, cancers, diabetes, chronic lung diseases, lower respiratory infections and more. Oh yes,...

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Guest Blog

I remember my parents taking me to a family farm in Missouri when I was 10 years old. I walked up and down the rows of concord grapes that my great Uncle had grown for the wine companies. My brother and I would eat grapes till our bellies were completely full! We really had a blast!My great Aunt had the most interesting garden. Rows and rows of food lined the garden area. She told me I could pick whatever I wanted and eat it right then and there.. I was amazed since I only knew food from the grocery store.With...

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Guest Blog

From Ron—Spending the day with Mark is like spending the day with a good friend. Someone who will tell you the truth, based on his past experiences. I visited Mark for the first time several years ago, and attended the Tour of the operation on San Marcos Place. Mark’s hands on knowledge and willingness to share what works, and what didn’t work, will prove invaluable. That short few hours that I spent on the tour saved me money and time, as I learned from Marks challenges and successes he has experienced developing his operations. Actually seeing a working farm of...

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