Books to Get You Started Living Simply

Are you looking for inspiration on your dream to live a simple life?

This book genre has exploded in the past few years, and it’s no surprise. The ideas of eating seasonally, supporting local farmers and artisans, and becoming self-sufficient are all very much a part of pop culture right now. But where to begin? We have two book recommendations from friends of Blue Moon to get you started.

The Good Life by Helen and Scott Nearing
Recommended by Marc Kline

Scott and Helen NearingThe book is actually a compilation of two works, Living the Good Life and Continuing the Good Life, which detail the decision and story of the Nearings’ leaving New York City for a rural life of self-sustainable homesteading. It contains as much philosophical discussion as it does documentary tale, and while the book is not about organic farming per se, it helped to spur the “back to the land” movement and is on many a bookshelf of farmers young and old. In fact, Eliot Coleman’s Four Season Farm is not coincidentally located just down the road from Helen and Scott’s final and longest standing homestead in Harborside, Maine. He often cites his early experiences with them as crucial to his farming career. I visited this homestead in Harborside while I went to school about an hour north of it. While Helen and Scott have both passed, their homestead still hosts an individual or couple of apprentices who use the property much as the Nearings did and provide tours to the public.

Leda Meredith

The Locavore’s Handbook: The Busy Person’s Guide to Eating Local on a Budget by Leda Meredith
Recommended by Erica Evans

“A GREAT book that I love when I first got into a more “locally minding way of living” is Leda Meredith’s The Busy Person’s Guide. She is fantastic, and has a great blog as well!” Leda Meredith coverings gardening, simple food preservation, cooking with odds and ends, foraging, and food storage in her book. The book is presented as a guide to living locally while living in New York City (where to get the best vegetables, shop for goods, etc), with a straightforward tone and lots of practical advice. Check out Leda’s blog here.

By |July 25th, 2014|News|Comments Off on Books to Get You Started Living Simply

8 Things We Love about Spring

best things about spring (2)

1. Cooking with fava beans and asparagus

Ashley Lyons, Sales Manager

2. Sleeping with the windows open

Emily Boell, Market Manger, Sales

3. Strawberries from Manoff Market Gardens

Jeremy Tucker, Sales, Delivery Driver

4. Exchanging jackets for t-shirts

5. Seeing the first flowers blooming

Josh Goldsmith, Assistant Market Manager

6. Kayaking in Bucks County

Natalie Rockwell, Market and Events Manager

7. Being surrounded by green grass

8. Weather to walk in!

Rebecca Van Wagner, Sales, Social Media

By |March 21st, 2014|News|Comments Off on 8 Things We Love about Spring

The Birth of a Blue Moon Blog.

So here it is. The moment you’ve been waiting for. Blue Moon’s first ever… blog. That’s right—blog. As in: “A Website on which an individual or group of users record information, etc., on a regular basis.” So much unrecorded information has been accruing in the twenty-plus years we’ve been growing high-quality microgreens that we’re going to flat out burst if we don’t share it.

So okay, you say, Blue Moon Acres has a blog. Just what exactly is the purpose of this blog?  Well, other than relieving the aforementioned informational pressure, we thought it’d be a great way to build community between Blue Moon and you, our supporters.

In the coming months, we will be blogging on all sorts of topics. From farm-life in the winter to important developments in the organic industry. There will be interviews with members of our hardworking staff, and behind-the-scene glimpses of some of our processes and operations. You will get to know Blue Moon Acres in a whole new way—and we, in turn, will get to know you!

Look for a new and exciting post around twice a month. As with most blogs, you will have the opportunity to share in the space beneath the post—simply click on the tab marked ‘Comments’. Questions, observations, and even the occasional emoticon are appreciated. Let us know how you really feel!

As the growing seasons ramps up, we look forward to developing a new aspect of our relationship with you, our valued supporters. We hope you will join us in making 2013 a year to remember!

By |June 21st, 2013|News|Comments Off on The Birth of a Blue Moon Blog.