Farmer Paul’s Blog

Heritage Grains, What are they exactly?

Heritage Grains, What are they exactly?

Consumers may be starting to see the words heritage or heirloom on food products containing grains and may be wondering what exactly makes grains heritage? Are heritage grains better than modern varieties? Do they taste better? Should I be willing to pay more? What...

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Why Regenerative Agriculture?

Why Regenerative Agriculture?

I want to clarify a point as it will cause some organic farmers and supporters of organic farming to misunderstand the purpose of this post. Regenerative agriculture is very similar, if not the same as how organic farming started because of both focus on building the...

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Saving an Heirloom Pear, before it’s gone!

Saving an Heirloom Pear, before it’s gone!

If you call yourself a foodie or like to understand or seek out unique foods, you may have heard of the Paw Paw, Quince, Sea Buckthorn or Haskap berries. However, have you ever listened to a story about an Heirloom Pear called the Jesuit Pear? Your time to do so may...

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Changing the Way We Think About Bread

Changing the Way We Think About Bread

This month we look at Bread in our blog series leading up to Regenerate-Heritage Grain weekend. There are many views on bread today, but one thing is true of this product, it was a fundamentally important part of humans diets for generations. An International Example...

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Beer as an Agricultural Product

Beer as an Agricultural Product

What if we started thinking about the finished products we consume as agricultural products, just like tomatoes, cabbage or wheat? Would it change the way we eat and drink? I believe it would! “Beer as an Agricultural Product” A Profound Statement Several years ago,...

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The Grain Economy can be a Local Food Catalyst

The Grain Economy can be a Local Food Catalyst

This month we look at another misrepresented food from its cultural origins and also because of the impact of the industrial food system - pizza! Pizza as a Starting Point for Local Food Why did we choose to focus on pizza? Who hasn’t enjoyed a piece of pizza as a...

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Why You Should Buy Locally Sourced Pasta

Why You Should Buy Locally Sourced Pasta

In Pursuit of Locally Sourced Pasta As the local food movement continues to expand into more food offerings, one critical area still needs further discussion: locally sourced pasta. Why is it that very few people think about how much pasta is being consumed and...

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