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It’s been almost 13 months since I handed in my resignation. A year since I left it behind. Here’s what I learned.

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Concern or curiosity about food and farms? Hopefully some of those questions can be answered in these words. 

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Your Nutrition Questions Answered by a Registered Dietician

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Have you ever felt like the internet is a minefield of health, nutrition, and wellness information and you aren’t sure what is and isn’t good info? Ever wondered “What would someone who is actually qualified to talk about nutrition have to say”? Well, it’s your lucky day! Kirsti, a registered dietician who goes by @healthyandwholenutrition […]

Jordyn standing on the Bridge of Sighs in Venice, Italy.
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Traveling Without a Plan and Living With One

Personal

A couple of years ago, I took a nine day solo trip to Italy.

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Reminiscin’ Around the Christmas Tree

How It's Grown

Setting up my Christmas tree is a chance to reminisce and fall into a puddle of memories.

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Hey, Managers, Here’s How to Keep Your Employees

Personal

We don’t need to suffer at work. We just don’t.

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What I Learned by Quitting My Job

Personal

It’s been almost 13 months since I handed in my resignation. A year since I left it behind. Here’s what I learned.

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Home for Hazelnut Harvest

Farm Practices

I’ve been asked if I’ll be continuing the organic series. The answer is absolutely YES! However, we are going to take a quick break to cover some timely topics for a few weeks and then get back into organic content. Today, we’re talking about hazelnuts The week I moved away from Oregon to start my […]

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Organic Part: 2 – Does Size Matter?

Farm Practices

When people or the media talk about farm size, it’s typically with the connotation that “big” is bad. But what is big?

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There’s an Organic Elephant in the Room. Part One

Farm Practices

I have heard the sentence “Organic means no chemicals” far too many times in my life. Let’s chat about it.

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Picking the Perfect Watermelon

Food

Let’s talk about how to select a ripe and delicious melon!

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Your Lawn Might Be From My Home

How It's Grown

Today, we talk about growing grass in the Grass Seed Capital of the World.

Farm Practices

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A lot of farm practices can appear confusing or worrisome, especially if you have never been on a farm. Some of these are controversial and I want to help you understand what is actually happening on a farm and why it’s safer than you might think.

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Food

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Here you can learn more about what goes in to the food you eat, and how it gets safely to your table. We will talk about food safety, waste prevention, and more.

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How It's Grown

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Learning how different foods are grown, along with the people who grow it, is a great way to feel better about what we are consuming. It is also so much fun to see where it all comes from and what goes into it!

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