Farm Happenings

Southern Illinois Produce can help with Health/ Body Related Resolutions!

Are you in the 49% of Americans who resolve to diet, exercise or improve health in the coming year? If so, chances are food choices will be involved in your process. Do you feel overwhelmed at the idea of shifting eating habits? Have you considered HelloFresh or a similar meal-kit program to simplify things? Could […]

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Press Release: Beginning farmers ​ want fresh, local food available to everyone

The Ryder Family Farm Can Accept SNAP Benefits     GOLCONDA – Eating fresh, local food is about to get easier for some families in Southern Illinois! Starting this Saturday, June 10th 2017 at the weekly Golconda Farmer’s Market, The Ryder Family Farm will be accepting SNAP EBT cards as form of payment for the foods they […]

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Farm Happenings

Newspaper coverage, moving day nears, baby goat birth video and a teaser…

We have less than a week before our great farm moving adventure happens. We are in the last stretches of packing things up. In the house it’s come to just grabbing armfuls of unpacked things and throwing them into boxes. Last week all our mama goats had their babies, we were really worried they might […]

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What is a CSA all about? Do I want to join?

CSA is short for community supported agriculture. We joined our first CSA about ten years ago back in Flagstaff, AZ. We heard about it and were immediately intrigued. We had no idea what we were in for but it was an amazing experience. We loved knowing we were getting food raised right within the community […]

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Canning Fairytale Pumpkin and Sweet Meat Squash

We drove up north last week to retrieve our award winning produce from the Duquoin State Fair. Nathan wanted the experience of entering stuff in the fair so that we could show our daughters what it is all about (they have been eager to enter stuff at the fair but have only recently become of […]

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