• 4 Critical Things To Record On Your Farm

    The success of a farm depends on tracking vital facts and statistics. This often proves challenging because most farmers wear all the hats when running their agricultural business. We are the accountant, the meteorologist, the mechanic, and the director of operations, all rolled into one. Because of this, many farmers avoid logs altogether because it seems too overwhelming to track all the needed details.
    However, data logging success is not just about tracking everything…it's really all about tracking the right things. No matter what size or type of farm you run, there are a few specific types of records you ...

  • 3 Tips To Start A Food Stand


    Are you ready to bring a new dimension to distributing your farm-fresh wares? A food stand may provide the perfect solution. Starting a food stand business adds a new level of convenience to consumers and allows your farm to extend its reach beyond your property. Knowing a few tips to starting your food stand business can ensure you get off on the right foot for success. 
    What Type of Stand Works for Your Farm 
    The first thing to determine when creating your stand is pinpointing the type of mobility level you'll need. There are three general considerations when determining ...

  • Breakfast Muffins


    Source: Serendipity and Spice
    Instructions

    1 Lb package of Sausage (we prefer the Maple flavor)
    6 TBS melted Butter
    1 large Egg
    2 cups Bisquick
    1 cup Milk (if you have buttermilk they're even better!)
    8oz shredded Cheddar Cheese

    Ingredients

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
    Brown sausage, crumble, and drain from grease...set to side to cool.
    Mix together butter, milk, and egg.
    Add Bisquick into wet ingredient mixture.
    Make sure Bisquick is mixed well and add in the shredded cheese.
    Spray muffin tins with non-stick cooking spray.
    Once sausage is cool mix into Bisquick mixture.
    Fill muffin tins with ...

  • Bite-Size Cheesy Pepperoni Pizza Puffs


    Source: The Slow Roasted Italian
    Makes: 48
    Ingredients
    2 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 2 tablespoons Italian seasoning ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes 1 cup fresh shredded Parmesan cheese 1 teaspoon sugar 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (plus more to grease pans) 1½ cups whole milk 2 eggs, beaten 2 cups shredded 4-cheese pizza blend 1 (5 ounce) package mini pepperoni rounds
    Instructions
    1. Preheat oven to 350°F.2. Reserve a hand full of pepperoni (about 1/4 cup). 3. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, seasoning, red pepper flakes, Parmesan cheese, olive oil, sugar, ...

  • Pumpkin Pecan Cobbler


    Source: laurenslatest.com
    Ingredients

    1 cup + 3 tablespoons all purpose flour
    2 teaspoons baking powder
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    3/4 cup granulated sugar
    1 teaspoon cinnamon
    1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
    1/2 teaspoon cloves
    1/2 cup pumpkin puree
    1/4 cup milk
    1/4 cup melted butter or vegetable oil
    1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla

    Topping

    1/2 cup granulated sugar
    1/2 cup brown sugar
    1/4 cup chopped pecans
    1 1/2 cups very hot water

    Instructions

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
    In a medium sized bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, salt, sugar and spices. Set aside.
    In a smaller bowl, stir pumpkin, milk, melted butter ...

  • Gooey Crispy Ritz S'mores Bars


    Source: cookiesandcups.com
    Ingredients
    2 cups finely crushed Ritz Crackers (approximately 2 sleeves)1/2 cup butter, melted1/4 cup granulated sugar2 cups Marshmallow Fluff1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips1 cup crunchy peanut butter2 cups Rice Krispies
    Instructions
    1. Line a 9x9 pan with foil and spray lightly with cooking spray. Set this aside.2. In a large bowl combine the crushed crackers, butter and sugar. Firmly press this mixture evenly into the prepared pan and chill it for 30 minutes.3. When the crust is chilled, remove it from the refrigerator and spread the Fluff evenly on top.4. Place this back in the refrigerator for ...

  • Buttermilk Blueberry Breakfast Cake


    Source: www.alexandracooks.com
    Ingredients

    ½ cup (8 tablespoons) unsalted butter, room temperature
    zest from 1 large lemon
    1 cup  sugar (set aside 1 tablespoon for sprinkling)
    1 egg, room temperature
    1 tsp. vanilla
    2 cups all-purpose flour (set aside 1/4 cup of this to toss with the blueberries)
    2 tsp. baking powder
    1 tsp. kosher salt
    2 cups fresh blueberries
    ½ cup buttermilk

    Instructions

    Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Using a stand mixer or hand-held mixer, cream the butter with the lemon zest and the 1 cup of sugar until light and fluffy.
    Add the egg and vanilla and beat ...

  • Slow Cooker Pumpkin Applesauce


    Source: themagicalslowcooker.com
    Ingredients

    8 medium sized Gala Apples (4 pounds before peeling and coring)
    1 (15-oz.) can pumpkin puree
    2 tsp. ground cinnamon
    ½ tsp. ground nutmeg
    ? tsp. ground cloves
    1 tsp. vanilla extract
    ½ cup apple juice or water
    brown sugar to taste (add at the end, about a half cup)

    Instructions
    Slow cooker size: 6-quart or larger

    Peel, core and slice the apples. Add the apples to the slow cooker.
    Add the can of pumpkin puree, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, vanilla and apple juice.
    Stir.
    Cover and cook on high for 5 hours or low for 8 hours.

  • Jalapeno Popper Dip


    Source: Jennifer Williams
    Looking for a super quick recipe to use this tailgating season? This Jalepeno Popper Dip is sure to be a hit!
    Ingredients
    1. 2 (8 oz.) packages of cream cheese, softened2. 1 cup of mayonnaise3. 1 (4 oz.) can of chopped green chilies, drained4. 2 ounces of canned diced jalapeno peppers, drained5. 1 cup of grated parmesan cheese6. Tortilla Chips or Crackers
    Instructions
    1. Stir together all ingredients in a large bowl until smooth.2. Pour the mixture into a microwave-safe pan. Microwave on high for about 3 minutes or until hot.3. Serve with Tortilla Chips or ...

  • Practice Tractor Safety During Your Fall Harvest

    Fall is rapidly approaching, and that means that many of us are about to embrace everything that comes with harvest season (if we haven't already started). It's a busy time of year for farmers. However, no matter how much we have to hustle throughout harvest, it's critical to ensure that safety remains our top priority. Whether this is your first or fortieth harvest, it's important to review and refresh on key ways to practice tractor safety this fall. 
    Know Your Machine
    Every tractor is different. It's important to understand the specifics of yours and how it works. Fall is the ...

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