Sunny Corner Organics of Southeast Colorado

Farm: Sunny Corner Organics of Southeast Colorado Farmer: James (Jim) Hablutzel Location: Lamar, CO Jim is a beautiful champion of reimagining his local food system beyond the current paradigm. His wife is a schoolteacher, and concerned by the lack of access to real food the kids in his school district were receiving, he said “I […]

Crabtree Family Farms

Author : Blaze Diamond Farm: Crabtree Family Farms Farmers: Morgan & Whitney Crabtree Location: Conlen, TX For Morgan and Whitney Crabtree, sustainable food production is a family affair. Established in Conlen, TX, the Crabtrees and their children run cattle and raise three acres of mixed produce on their property that just so happens to include […]

An Interview with Nelson Farm

In our work at My Foodshed, we have the opportunity to connect with incredible individuals who are committed to offering high-quality, locally-grown food to their communities. This month, we had the opportunity to interview Erik Nelson, from Nelson Farm in Pleasant Hill, NM. How many years have you been growing? I have been gardening and […]

CCOC—Learning How Cooperatives Can Work for Local Food Producers

By Berlin Arellano (Tucumcari, NM) The College Conference on Cooperatives held in St. Paul/Minneapolis, is a convening of students who are open and ready to conquer their prospective industry. As an ag business owner and active Co-op Board member in my rural community, this conference was a great eye-opener for me. The vast mash-up of […]

Growing a Bounty for Foodsheds in the South Plains/Permian Basin

By Laura Russell (OC Intern) Ethan Carter grew up in Lubbock, TX, and supplies vegetables, microgreens, and mushrooms to restaurants and Farmer’s Markets for much of the Lubbock area and the Permian Basin.  For his transplants, he uses an innovative speedy method of planting – chain paper pots, a product from Japan. These pots allow […]

TableTop Co-Op and the Beginning Farmers Program

By Berlin Arellano (OC Canadian River Foodshed Intern) The TableTop Cooperative started out as a group of farmers and ranchers working towards a goal of feeding their community first in eastern New Mexico. While establishing this regional foodshed and with hopes of building a healthier community, the Table-Top Co-op quickly realized that there was a […]

Holy Cow Beef

Written by: Laura Russell If you’re ready to take control of your health, look no further! Originating in Lubbock and shipping nationwide, Holy Cow Beef has been raising clean animal proteins since 2002. The Warren’s grandparents had always lived off the land, but Weldon’s father, the reason the company was created, not so much. He […]

Sweetness in the High Desert: Miel De Mora Apiary

By Berlin Arellano (Canadian River Foodshed Intern—Tucumcari, NM) In 2005, Meg McGee began her relationship with the honeybees, mentoring with Les Crowder and completing an intensive, season-long training in natural top-bar beekeeping. Over the years her skills have broadened working closely with the hives and attending numerous trainings, workshops, and seminars examining wide-ranging aspects of […]

Genesis Gardens Homestead

Genesis Gardens Homestead is located in the far east of Tucumcari, NM. This quaint little farm has been in operation for over 30 years by Darrell and Sally Baker. Both Darrell and Sally were born and raised in a farming household and pride themselves in raising their family in the same manner and continuing the […]

Staying Clean with Kathy

By Daniel Colunga Recently at a farmer’s market in Pampa, Texas, I came across Kathy Caraway who owns Bar C Soaps. Taking care of your body is very important. Compared to chemical based body soaps that you find in a bottle; 100% all-natural body soaps are much heathier and efficient when caring for your body. […]

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