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Farm and Home

  • Spring is here, time to start your garden

     

  • Marion County home to two Certified Roadside Farm Markets

    Marion County is home to two of the 103 markets across the Commonwealth accepted into the 2013 Kentucky Farm Bureau Certified Roadside Farm Market Program. The Marion County members are: Serenity Farm Alpacas and Williams Country Market.
    In joining the Kentucky Farm Bureau Certified Roadside Farm Market Program, these markets have committed to offering quality products and service to their customers. Their acceptance by Farm Bureau tells customers that they meet the highest standards of quality, freshness, and marketing appeal.

  • Fresh from home

    Amid reports that the economy is recovering slower than many would like and that too many Kentuckians aren’t as healthy as they should be, it would be nice if there was something that could help with both of those issues.
    Fortunately, there is.
    Gardening, and more specifically, container gardening, is a way almost anyone can have healthy foods for a fraction of the cost of buying them at the store.

  • Garden fresh recipes

    If you are looking for some recipes to use your garden fresh vegetables, Susan Spicer offered a few examples from “Susan’s Kitchen.”

    Mexican Rice
    2 T. butter or margarine
    1 large onion, chopped
    1 green peppers, chopped
    2 cloves of garlic, minced
    1 cup uncooked rice
    1 tomato, peeled and chopped
    2 cups of chicken broth
    1 t. cumin
    Salt to taste

  • New All American Selection winners
  • Heart of Kentucky Farm, Home and Garden Show is Saturday

    The Marion County Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Heart of Kentucky Farm, Home and Garden Show at 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday April 6, and from 11 a.m. to 4 pm., Sunday, April 7.
    Katlin Schwartz with the Kentucky Beef Council will hold a cooking display at 1 p.m. on Saturday. On Sunday, singer Allison Stafford will be performing from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

  • Are you a beginning gardener? Check out these helpful tips

    Gardening can be a little daunting for beginners who have little or no experience planting flowers or vegetables. But gardening need not be so intimidating, especially for those beginners who adhere to the following tips aimed at helping novice gardeners start their gardens off on the right foot.

  • How to deer-proof a garden

    Creating a beautiful and bountiful garden is a popular pastime for people all across the country. It is important to keep in mind that aesthetically appealing plants may be appetizing to area wildlife, including deer. Those who do not want their gardens to turn into all-you-can-eat buffets for deer, rabbits and other wild animals can take a more proactive approach to gardening.

  • Gardening can be relaxing but injuries are still a major concern

    Gardening is often described as a relaxing and beneficial hobby regardless of a person’s age. While time outdoors in the garden can prove calming and enjoyable, there is a dark side to gardening as well. Namely the injuries that may result from various activities.
    According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, emergency rooms in the United States treat more than 400,000 outdoor garden-tool-related injuries each year. Additionally, the American Society for Surgery of the Hand has issued warnings that caution gardeners about hand-related injuries.

  • Time to plant asparagus