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Jay Ross Health Coaching, Now Available!

Hello all, I have been busy this year. Along with working our Bell’s Best farms, I have started a new venture!  I have always been passionate about nutrition, fitness and health, so this year I went to Duke Integrative Medicine and … Continue reading

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I’m Starting to Think Microbes Rule the World!

I’m starting to think that microbes might secretly rule the world.  This week, I attended the  American Phytopathological Society annual meeting.  This is the professional organization for plant pathologists.  Plant pathologists are scientists who study plant diseases.  Yes, I am … Continue reading

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Cauliflower Rice with Bacon

The cauliflower is ripe at our Rabbit Eye Ridge farm. Those of you who have gotten it in your CSA bag probably noticed that it is a strange color (an off-white color tinged with purple). This is normal. It happens … Continue reading

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CSA Kids’ Blueberry Picking Day 2017

Save the date for Blueberry Picking Day, for kids of CSA members! Blueberry Picking Day is the Saturday in blueberry season that our CSA members can come to our home farm and let their children under 12 years old wander … Continue reading

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Vegan Farm to Table Dinner with Chef Julia Simon, of Nourish Charlotte

We’re thrilled to announce that on June 17, 2017, we are hosting Chef Julia Simon and the crew from Nourish Charlotte for a vegan farm to table dinner. That’s right, vegan! They will bring you 5 delicious courses on our … Continue reading

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2017 Menu for Our Farm to Table Dinner!

Every spring we host a farm to table dinner at our farm. It is carefully prepared by Chef Craig Barbour, with Roots Good Local Food, and always highlights the delicious beauty of the farm. This year, it is planned for … Continue reading

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Chicken Breast Stuffed with Alliums and Herbs

Many of the alliums that were planted in the winter get mature in the spring. Examples include leeks, garlic, and onions. Some of these are on our market table and in our CSA bags already. Here is one of my … Continue reading

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Don’t Miss Our 2017 Farm to Table Dinner!

It’s that time of year again! Every spring we host a farm to table dinner at the farm. It is carefully prepared by Chef Craig Barbour, with Roots Good Local Food , who never ceases to beautifully, creatively and deliciously highlight … Continue reading

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Great Questions to Ask Your Farmer at the Market

The Farmers’ Markets are in full swing here in the Carolinas! It seems like almost every town has at least one farmers’ market. Many towns have dozens. This “Farmers’ Market Boom” may be due to the increase in consumer demand … Continue reading

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Keeping the Bugs at Bay (2.0)

It is important to me to not expose my family, our workers, nor our customers to toxic chemicals. For this reason, people often ask me how we manage insect pests on our farm without chemicals. The answer is pretty simple: … Continue reading

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