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We’re Real Badass Farmers raising free range, farm raised kids on our farms in NJ. Let's have some fun talking farm management, food, health and more! Find us on Instagram at realbadassfarmers

Real Badass Farmers Podcast Hilary Murphy & Elise Haring

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We’re Real Badass Farmers raising free range, farm raised kids on our farms in NJ. Let's have some fun talking farm management, food, health and more! Find us on Instagram at realbadassfarmers

    Mom/ Farm Life update (recorded March 28th, 2024)

    Mom/ Farm Life update (recorded March 28th, 2024)

    Life loves to throw us curve balls just as we feel like things are running smoothly, BAM. This is defiantly normal as farmers and mother's, so we want to share what's been going on lately. In this episode we talk about: Kids getting sick, life updates, auction buys, calving, crazy stuff that just happens, saying NO, self care, animal deaths and so much more.Thank you for listening, If you would like to be featured on our podcast, please send us an email at rbfpodcast25@gmail.com Follow us on Instagram at realbadassfarmers We love to hear from you so please leave us a review and a like, share with your friends. You never know who you might help with the content we chat about!

    • 47 min
    Rachel Sickler from Sickler's Circle View Farm

    Rachel Sickler from Sickler's Circle View Farm

    Today's episode features a bad ass farmer from Monroeville, New Jersey. We talk all things farming. Rachel talks about her journey to where she is now and how she got there. She also talks about her experience with the FFA, and other agriculture boards she is a part of, and of course mom life. She is passionate about all things agriculture and you can see it shine though when she speaks. We hope you enjoy this episode, you can find more about Rachel Sickler on facebook and instagram @ Sickler's Circle View Farm and also by visiting her website at Sickler's Circle View Farm – Sickler’s Circle View Farm (shopsicklerscircleview.com) 

    • 49 min
    REAL Talk with Julia Wells from The Humble Hive Homestead

    REAL Talk with Julia Wells from The Humble Hive Homestead

    Join us while we talk to badass farmer, Julia Wells. We chat about growing up in New Jersey, moving to Oklahoma, starting a production homestead, homeschooling her kids and her former life as a vegan. Julia and her family have settled in Oklahoma and have been homesteading since 2013. Their love for the outdoors and the respect for the land turned into a passion for sustainable, regenerative agriculture. Their personal harvest of poultry started as a way to educate their two young boys that food is grown on a farm and not in a grocery store. In the Spring of 2019 they expanded and now share their harvest with our friends, family and community. 
    We can’t thank her enough for taking time out of her day to share what’s really like being a badass mom and farmer.
    Please check out Julia Wells at Humble Hive Homestead at www.thehumblehivehomestead.comFind and support her on Facebook at The Humble Hive Homestead and on Instagram @thehumblehivehomestead

    • 54 min
    REAL Talk on Grocery Prices, CSA's & Starting Seeds with Hilary & Elise

    REAL Talk on Grocery Prices, CSA's & Starting Seeds with Hilary & Elise

    SHOW NOTES
    REAL Talk on Grocery Prices, CSA's & Starting Seeds with Hilary & Elise
    Release date March 4, 2024

    **We had a little trouble with our audio this time around. Honestly, we're happy we were able to save the audio even if it's a little loud in the beginning and not as loud as we'd like in the later part of the episode. As we've said before, we're a work in progress!**

    In this episode, we discuss the cost of groceries, CSA's and seed starting tips with Elise!

    GROCERY PRICES
    We discuss the cost of groceries. We wonder how and where our listeners shop for groceries.
    For those willing to share:
    How much do you spend weekly on groceries?
    Where do you shop mostly?
    Do you shop at farmer’s markets or local farm stands?
    Do you buy meat & eggs locally?
    INFO ON CSA’s 
    What is a CSA?  
    CSAs provide a way to create a local farm economy that has people and land at its center. Farmers and community members come together and commit to support the growing of food in a manner that is ecologically sustainable.

    How does it work? 
    Through pledging seasonal financial support people become shareholders, creating a community whereby the inherent risks of farming are shared.The growers/farmers commit to growing the food in a healthy, sustainable, regenerative way and bounty is shared by all.

    Cost? 
    Most C.S.A.’s have a few different ways of collecting money, some you may pay in full. Others monthly or seasonally, my friends at Cabbage throw farm use a C.S.A. card to keep track of their membership.
    Different types of CSA’s:
    Vegetables & fruit, flowers, meat, eggs and chicken.

    Vegetable- Freshly harvested produce is distributed weekly throughout the growing season. Often will include some fruit and flowers as an option or add on. 

    Meat- Once a month animals are harvested and the cuts of meat are distributed to members. Some CSA’s change up the cuts of meat they get monthly to ensure members get a chance to cook and taste different cuts of meat. 
    Benefits of joining? 
    There are many benefits of joining a CSA. The first benefit starts with helping your local farmer plan for their growing season. Joining a CSA will help upfront the costs of purchasing seed, soil and labor. By purchasing from a CSA, it helps create a steady income for farmers as well as creating a sustainable bond between local farmers and their community. The other benefit is the price to the customer. The customer will pay a set price of their share and not an individual price per vegetable or cut of meat while offering them the opportunity to try a variety of vegetables and different cuts of meat. Some members request the “weird” cuts such as offal parts which we love to hear how they prepare these different cuts of meat.

    Risks of joining? 
    One of the risks of joining a CSA includes weather. If farmers have a bad growing year it is tough on vegetable farmers and their crops. You might not have the bountiful crops you love most, especially if there is excessive heat or your favorite cool crop harvest might be shortened. As for meat CSA’s, there is a shortage of butchers in our area offering USDA stamps for cuts of meat. New Jersey requires farmers selling direct to consumer to utilize a USDA butcher, however, the state does not provide one in our entire state. Establishing butcher dates that work with our pick up dates can be tough. Other risks can include predators, pests and natural disasters. 

    Local CSA’s mentioned:
    Haring Family Farm: Meat CSA (only 8 shares left!) www.haringfamilyfarm.com
    Cabbage Throw Farm: www.cabbagethrowfarm.com

    INFO ON STARTING SEEDS 

    Start with good soil, seed starter soil is important. Seeds can be bought anywhere.Moist soil is key to getting your seeds started. Keeping soil moist is important to help seeds germinate.Once your seeds have started you can start bottom watering to help build the roots system. Before you transplant outside you NEED to harden your seedlings. Hardening your seedlings is necessary

    • 1 hr
    Meet your REAL RBF podcast Co Hosts: Elise Haring & Hilary Murphy

    Meet your REAL RBF podcast Co Hosts: Elise Haring & Hilary Murphy

    Check out more about Elise's farm here: www.haringfamily.com
    Check out more about Hilary's farm here: www.murphylivestockfarm.com and www.murphysporthorses.com

    • 1 hr

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Anna C Murphy ,

Great

Definitely worth listening to 😉

PJ Murphy IRL/NJ ,

2 Farmers Wives who have raised kids on farm

Hilary and Elise have raised their children on farms and see the benefits. They came to farming by both marrying into multi generational farming families. This perspective has meant they are conscious of its challenges and benefits and they are excited to share their experiences of living in farms and raising kids and livestock.

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