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Get a Real Thermometer

Posted by Jack McCann | Tags: Newsletter, Tools, Article

I know, I know. You ARE a great cook and you probably don't need one all the time to get a perfect medium rare on your steak. BUT even after all this time, I am still surprised how much I appreciate a good FAST thermometer.



Farm Tours

Posted by Jack McCann | Tags: article, FAQ

One of the questions we get asked a lot is: Do you offer tours of your farm? Yes! But...we also have a farm to run so we only have tours a couple of times a year. Read here to find out more.



American Heart Association Sugar Recommendations

Posted by Jack McCann | Tags: article, newsletter, health, sugar-free

This week, the American Heart Association made some big changes in it's recommend guidelines for how much sugar kids should be getting. As parents with kids of our own, we think this is a big step in the right direction. Learn more.



Lower Rates of Heart Attacks on a Higher Fat Diet

Posted by Jack McCann | Tags: article, newsletter, health

This study 40 years ago could have fully reshaped the American diet. But it was never fully published. An experiment run right here in Minnesota, and reported on this week in the Washington Post, appears to contradict some LONG held conventional wisdom about fat and health.



Come See Us at the Minnesota State Fair

Posted by Jack McCann | Tags: article, newsletter

We will be at the Minnesota Grown CSA booth at the Minnesota State Fair on Friday, September 2nd from 5pm-9pm. Stop by and say hello!



Healthy Fat and Food Choices - Book Recommendations

Posted by Jack McCann | Tags: article, newsletter, health

Is fat good for you? Cholesterol? Do pasture raised animals change the health impacts to consider? I am always asked these types of questions and found myself recommending various books over the years. I thought it would be nice to compile a list of favorites for future reference.



Link between corn and high humidity

Posted by Jack McCann | Tags: article, news

Turns out a lot of the humidity in Minnesota summers can be traced back to the row crops farmers are growing. "Mature Iowa corn pumps out 49 to 56 billion gallons of water into the atmosphere each day." Yikes!



Eat Local Farm Tour Was a Big Success

Posted by Jack McCann | Tags: article, farm, newsletter

A quick recap of this year's farm tour for those who weren't able to make it. And a thank you to those who were!



More choices. More variety. More 'warm and serve' meals

Posted by Jack McCann | Tags: article, newsletter, member news

We're rolling out our new packages for this season and we think you'll love the new variety, customization choices and quick ready-to-eat meals we've added for our members.



What to expect picking up from a CSA

Posted by Jack McCann | Tags: article, FAQ

If you've never been a part of a CSA before, picking up the first time can seem strange. Here are some tips put you at ease before your first pickup.



Get your TC Farm Gear On!

Posted by Jack McCann | Tags: article, member news, newsletter

Besides all the other great reasons to join us for the Eat Local Farm Tour on Saturday, July 16, we've added one more reason: Awesome threads. We'll have TC Farm hats and t-shirts for you to take home. This is a great way to show off your TC Farm pride.



Call to Action on Environmental Chemicals

Posted by Jack McCann | Tags: article, health, follow-up

A groups of scientists and professionals have released a Call to Action about the risk of exposure to chemicals used in conventional agriculture and society. Learn more about the data, risks for children and what can be done.



The 6 Reasons You Crave Junk Food

Posted by Jack McCann | Tags: newsletter, article, health

Stop feeling bad about yourself and get to the heart of why you REALLY crave junk food! Lack of willpower is not anywhere on the list.



From med school to organic farmer

Posted by Jack McCann | Tags: article, farm

From third year med school to organic farmer. MPR News has a great write-up with fantastic photos about Steven Schwann, a Minnesota farmer who was one of the first to begin practicing organic farming.



Vacation!

Posted by Jack McCann | Tags: article, newsletter

There is nothing like taking a vacation. Thanks to ALL in the TC Farm community for helping to make it possible to take a break! Click the link to see more family vacation photos.

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