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Paul Diaz, founder of both Tree Sound Studios and our beloved Rock Star Farms talks to planet harmony about the environment, hip-hop and being a beet farmer.

Hip-Hop and environmental action. Tree Sound Studios in Atlanta combine both, so listen up.

Click HERE to listen to the podcast on Planet Harmony

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Sunshine showing off Rock Star Farms winter veggies - best tasting greens you'll ever eat...guaranteed!

We’re super excited to tell you that Rock Star Farms is ready to launch our first winter CSA!  We’ll provide organic and bio-dynamically grown winter veggies for 10 families beginning this week. More shares will become available in the spring. Watch your email for more information, and in case you are wondering what the heck a CSA is and why its important to join one,  check out this article from localharvest.org

Over the last 20 years, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) has become a popular way for consumers to buy local, seasonal food directly from a farmer. Here are the basics: a farmer offers a certain number of “shares” to the public. Typically the share consists of a box of vegetables, but other farm products may be included. Interested consumers purchase a share (aka a “membership” or a “subscription”) and in return receive a box (bag, basket) of seasonal produce each week throughout the farming season.

This arrangement creates several rewards for both the farmer and the consumer.  In brief…

Advantages for farmers:

  • Get to spend time marketing the food early in the year, before their 16 hour days in the field begin
  • Receive payment early in the season, which helps with the farm’s cash flow
  • Have an opportunity to get to know the people who eat the food they grow

Advantages for consumers:

  • Eat ultra-fresh food, with all the flavor and vitamin benefits
  • Get exposed to new vegetables and new ways of cooking
  • Usually get to visit the farm at least once a season
  • Find that kids typically favor food from “their” farm – even veggies they’ve never been known to eat
  • Develop a relationship with the farmer who grows their food and learn more about how food is grown

Click here to read the full article from Local Harvest.Org

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So you were wondering what’s the scoop on composting?  You might ask yourself , “Why should I compost? How do I compost? What’s the big deal about composting!?”. Well, our friend Laura from Denali Organic Growers and Sunshine, Founder of Rock Star Farms and owner of Tree Sound Studios, made this little video to give you a lesson on composting 101. Hope you like it!

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Biodynamic Farming – Its not some form of new age spiritualism or witchcraft, its an ancient form of farming that goes farther back in history than we can imagine. Way…way back in the days when there were no radio waves, carbon emissions, VOC’s, radioactivity or any of the other atmospheric “abnormalities” that engulf us today we were intuitively, naturally in tune and in balance with the earth and the planets. We just “knew” to plan our life activities around the cycles of the moon and the movement of the planets, no thinking about it, we just did it. Today, most of us need a little reminder, a little bit of help remembering that we do not begin where the soil ends – we are part of it all, earth – stars – planets – sun – moon.  When this is considered in our farming practices, its simple – we get healthy soil, bigger and better crops, and become a part of healing the earth.  That’s why we are learning the practice of Biodynamics here at Rock Star Farms, thanks to the help of many mentors, including our friend and brother Jason “Buffalo Boy” Harris from the Josephine Porter Institute.
 
 To get more information and inspiration, check out this excerpt from an article about that wonderful biodynamic farmer, KK Haspel.
 
KK and Ira HaspellMeet, K.K. Haspel. She  runs “The Farm” located on the north fork of Long Island, where she practices a type of farming known as biodynamics, which is kind of like organic farming taken to a whole new level. “It’s spiritual,” Hayden explains. “It’s going back to the Native Americans. You follow lunar planting cycles, purging the earth of any impurities, planting frankincense, myrrh, all this stuff that goes back to the Bible—it gets a little wacky.”
 
 But its not her wacky farming practices that prompted Gerry Holden, owner of the North Fork Table & Inn, to start buying her produce. What convinced him at first were her tomatoes. “Her tomatoes were the real deal. They were ugly and gnarly, but delicious. At the time she had a very small crop. If you go over there today she’s growing the entire seven acres with raised beds, three greenhouses. She makes her own compost, and it is like black gold. She grows everything from edemame to fresh ginger root. Her farm is unbelievable.”
 
Read more on the NY Tourism Website
 

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