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  • This week in Jewish farming: The deer threat and an electric solution

    June 27, 2014 | 1:15 pm

    Countless anxieties attended the planning for my first season farming. Losing my entire crop to deer was not among them.

    Neither of the Northeastern farms where I had worked previously worried much about these herbivores. One farm was large and could keep losses from deer to a...

  • This week in Jewish farming: The pests arrive

    June 13, 2014 | 10:50 am

    Miracles pour forth daily from the earth. Each day — often several times a day — I’m momentarily overcome by something magical in the fields. Those tomato plants that seem to expand by the hour, some of them now reaching my chest with their dank stalks bursting with yellow flowers....

  • Growth spurt: More farms at Jewish buildings seeding food awareness

    January 24, 2011 | 3:51 pm

    After the unexpected death of his 26-year-old daughter Jessica last August, Dane Kostin found himself searching for a fitting memorial, a project that would benefit the community and provide an appropriate tribute to a daughter who loved cooking with fresh, seasonal vegetables.

    Thus...

  • Israelis develop a taste for goats’ and sheep’s milk cheeses

    By  Orit Arfa

    June 14, 2007 | 8:00 pm


    The people of Israel have a long history as shepherds. Many of our forefathers, among them Abraham, Moses and David, took care of their herds with the nurturing qualities that later proved crucial for leading the burgeoning Jewish nation.

    While modern Israel today may lack the...

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