Food Not Bought Blog and Heirloom Gardener

Food Not Bought Blog and Heirloom Gardener

I am so excited to say I am blogging for Heirloom Gardener.  I started a blog called Food Not Bought.  Food Not Bought, is a blog that will cross over from the Ivan back and forth across the garden.  It will cover topics of the kitchen and how to build a pantry full...
Dirtfoot, The Music Behind the Ivan Tomato

Dirtfoot, The Music Behind the Ivan Tomato

The music behind the Ivan has a special story all to itself.  The music in our video’s is by a fantastic band Dirtfoot.  Dirtfoot describes themselves as a Front Porch, Foot Stomping, Gypsy, Punk, Country, Grumble, Boogie Band.  They hail out of Louisiana and...
Save The Ivan, The Right Thing To Do

Save The Ivan, The Right Thing To Do

This journey to save the Ivan has been dynamic and makes you understand the power of Karma.  I knew I had a passion for this incredible tomato because of how resistant it was to disease, how prolific the harvest and how wonderful the taste.  I connected with the story...
Waste Not Want Not – Can It

Waste Not Want Not – Can It

Over the last couple of years I have worked towards a concept of less waste of food. I made the commitment to use what I have, well.  This sounds easy, however as an avid gardener I have a lot of food that matures in fits and starts.   I also like to make rather...
Learning to make Sauerkraut, Farmer Dan

Learning to make Sauerkraut, Farmer Dan

This weekend I had the pleasure of attending one of Farmer Dan’s famous sauerkraut classes.    It was held at the newly restored Grand Station in Hartsburg Missouri. Now as you may know, I am a bit obsessed with canning and preserving food.  I grow many things in my...