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Confessions of a “foodie”

By Mary-Howell Martens, Lakeview Organic Grain Originally posted December 2004 Okay, I admit it; I’m a “foodie.” I can hardly help it, coming from a family where cookbooks were considered appropriate leisure reading, where Julia Child joined us regularly during … Continued

Smoothing the path to a profitable harvest home

By Mary-Howell Martens (with Klaas’ help), Lakeview Organic Grain Originally posted on September 28, 2004 Standing out in your field, surrounded by those amber waves of grain or rustling corn stalks, it is hard to imagine that the value of … Continued

Farms R Us? Part 2

By Mary-Howell Martens (with Klaas’ help!), Lakeview Organic Grain Originally posted on August 3, 2004 What follows is the final installment of a two-part series that developed when our friend Sandy asked us last winter to “franchise the design of … Continued

Farms R Us? Part 1

By Mary-Howell Martens (with Klaas’ help!), Lakeview Organic Grain Originally posted on July 20, 2004 When our friend Sandy asked us in January to “franchise the design of our farm” onto his farm, that seemed like a crazy idea. After … Continued

Why making organic the norm is important

Klaas responds to a question about last month’s column, Lakeview Organic Grain Originally posted on December 16, 2003 From the Dakotas to the Texas Panhandle, the rural Great Plains has been losing people for 70 years, a slow demographic collapse. … Continued

January: a time to review the past year and plan for the future

By Mary-Howell Martens (with Klaas’ help!), Lakeview Organic Grain Originally posted on January 2, 2003 Years ago, when I was a young child growing up in the suburbs of Long Island, my grandmother gave me a beautiful picture book called … Continued