Strawberry Farm – Strawberry Fields Storytellers http://strawberryfieldsstorytellers.com/ Thu, 24 Nov 2022 02:23:04 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://strawberryfieldsstorytellers.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-2.png Strawberry Farm – Strawberry Fields Storytellers http://strawberryfieldsstorytellers.com/ 32 32 Halle Berry shows off her furry ‘turkey tasters’ in new photo https://strawberryfieldsstorytellers.com/halle-berry-shows-off-her-furry-turkey-tasters-in-new-photo/ Wed, 23 Nov 2022 22:51:26 +0000 https://strawberryfieldsstorytellers.com/halle-berry-shows-off-her-furry-turkey-tasters-in-new-photo/ Halle Berry’s Thanksgiving Turkey is definitely going to be dog-approved. Halle Berry prepares for the holidays with his crew of turkey taste testers, also known as his two labradoodles, jackson and Roman. The 56-year-old actress taken to instagram the day before Thanksgiving to show off the adorable pups as they get ready for their daily […]]]>

Halle Berry’s Thanksgiving Turkey is definitely going to be dog-approved.

Halle Berry prepares for the holidays with his crew of turkey taste testers, also known as his two labradoodles, jackson and Roman.

The 56-year-old actress taken to instagram the day before Thanksgiving to show off the adorable pups as they get ready for their daily turkey chores. In the sweet photo, Berry is seen snuggling up with her two fur babies who were dressed in adorable bandanas that read “Official Turkey Taster”.

“Who is the turkey taster in your house?” she captioned the post, which also highlighted her trendy new haircut with a shaved zig-zag pattern across her head. (You can find out which Thanksgiving dishes you should and shouldn’t feed your pets properly here.)

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“Beautiful wife and beautiful puppies,” one user captioned Berry’s post.

“My favorite trio! 😍” wrote another person.

“DOG MOM they are so cute,” someone else commented.

While the catwoman the star prepares for Thanksgiving Day with her dog family members, she is also celebrating a milestone in her acting career, as she marked the 20th anniversary of the james bond film die another day earlier this week.

“…it’s been 20 years. Pierce Brosnan forever my LINK!” she wrote on Twitter on Tuesday, November 22, alongside a clip of her wearing an orange string bikini in an iconic scene from the film. She later made a tracking post with a still from the same clip, while also revealing that the swimsuit scene was actually a lot harder than it looked on screen.

“So the biggest acting challenge I had during this scene was making the water look like it was hot…as I froze my ass,” she wrote, alongside of a laughing and crying emoji.

Berry’s role as NSA agent Jinx Johnson marked his first and only time in a Bond film, and it was also Brosnan’s last time playing 007.

“Happy 20 years to die another day,she concluded her message.

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From a “whim” to a purse; A student’s journey from Eagle to Harvard https://strawberryfieldsstorytellers.com/from-a-whim-to-a-purse-a-students-journey-from-eagle-to-harvard/ Mon, 21 Nov 2022 13:51:26 +0000 https://strawberryfieldsstorytellers.com/from-a-whim-to-a-purse-a-students-journey-from-eagle-to-harvard/ House > Press Releases > From a “whim” to a purse; A student’s journey from Eagle to Harvard November 21, 2022 Amunuet Berry (pictured) poses for a photo during the German-American Conference presented by students from Harvard Kennedy School. Berry was selected by her faculty and staff at Georgia Southern University for a scholarship to […]]]>

Amunuet Berry (pictured) poses for a photo during the German-American Conference presented by students from Harvard Kennedy School. Berry was selected by her faculty and staff at Georgia Southern University for a scholarship to attend the conference.

Amunet Berry of Jonesboro, Georgia was just a freshman at Georgia Southern University when she started taking German studies classes. In high school, she had taken college courses to prepare for a career in psychology. When it came time to choose a language to study, which was mandatory in her curriculum, she threw a metaphorical dart at the board and landed on German.

“It’s not something I ever considered majoring in because nobody taught me what you can even do with a language major,” she said. “So when I was choosing my electives to meet my language requirements, I was like, ‘Oh, German. I’ll just take this.

Shortly after beginning his studies, his German interests shifted to a second major. Although she had some initial interest in studying German culture, her ultimate commitment to the language exceeded even her own expectations.

After a presentation by the department head to one of Berry’s classes, she was sold on the entire program. This decision became a life-changing moment that took her to places she never thought she would go.

Berry is now in her senior year and is looking forward to graduating this spring. Recently, she had the opportunity to take the trip of a lifetime while representing Eagle Nation.

Her peers and professors started talking about applying for scholarships through the Halle Foundation, which is an international fund for students interested in German and American international studies. The fellow would then attend a lecture on German-American affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School.

Berry was slow to apply; she believed she was underqualified compared to her competitors.

“There were so many other students, and they’re probably much better at German than me because they’ve been going to practice for years,” she admitted. “Finally I said, ‘I have nothing to lose, so I’m just going to apply. “”

She submitted the request a day before the deadline. To her surprise, she received the email informing her that she was the recipient of the scholarship and that she would be flown to Harvard.

“I just started dancing around the room in a panic,” she said. “I texted all my family and friends and said, ‘I’m going to Boston! “”

Berry had never been as far north as Boston, and she visited the historic city at the end of October. Although she was impressed by the architecture and size of the metropolitan area, it was the unrecognizable cold that stood out the most.

“I had a huge coat my grandma bought me that probably stood out too much,” she laughed. “He yelled ‘Southern gal.'”

Over the next few days, Berry attended panels on international affairs, avoiding high prices at Harvard merchandise stores and creating a LinkedIn account. After being selected to be the Eagle Ambassador for this prestigious scholarship and writing all of her accomplishments in the online portfolio, she had a revelation about her own worth. It had been an emotional hurdle in the past, and what initially kept her from applying for the experiment in the first place.

“Going through the process of filling out everything I’ve done and seeing it on paper, which I’ve done a lot during my short time here,” she said. “I just thought, ‘Wow, maybe I deserved to be here. Maybe it was a good thing that I put that foot forward.

For Berry, this is just the beginning.

“In the future, I hope to see more experiences like this,” Berry added. “I would love to continue to travel, learn and grow and have many opportunities to continue to improve in the future.”

And the puffy coat his grandmother gave him will be hanging in the closet for the next adventure.

Berry (second from left) stands with other conference attendees. They attended panels focusing on German-American international affairs.



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Focus always supports locally grown products https://strawberryfieldsstorytellers.com/focus-always-supports-locally-grown-products/ Sat, 19 Nov 2022 01:39:07 +0000 https://strawberryfieldsstorytellers.com/focus-always-supports-locally-grown-products/ Cherie Montoya, owner of Farm and Table and president, at the North Valley restaurant on November 1. The restaurant aims to use as many locally grown produce as possible. (Adolphe Pierre-Louis/Journal) Cherie Montoya was a nonprofit prodigy, having worked at the National Hispanic Cultural Center and AIDS Services in New Mexico, but she had no […]]]>
Cherie Montoya, owner of Farm and Table and president, at the North Valley restaurant on November 1. The restaurant aims to use as many locally grown produce as possible. (Adolphe Pierre-Louis/Journal)

Cherie Montoya was a nonprofit prodigy, having worked at the National Hispanic Cultural Center and AIDS Services in New Mexico, but she had no experience running a restaurant.

That, however, did not stop her.

Award-winning sound Farm & Table restaurant is now 10 years old, and going strong. So does the on-site farm that supplies some of the menu items and an adjacent gift shop that would have been a Camino Real stagecoach stop.

The most unexpected thing about getting into the restaurant business?

“Every day I feel like something is breaking,” Montoya says. “Like big stuff. One of the fridges doesn’t keep the temperature, and that’s a big deal. We have to deal with it now. If something doesn’t break, something is wrong. Especially after being here for 10 years.

Montoya, who grew up near his North Valley business, is renting 2 acres of the 12-acre land his father bought years ago to prevent a 40-home development on the property.

Montoya and his partner, Danny Lopez, have made the most of the rural views: the large patio dining area overlooks the farm, and there are separate raised platforms with tables that are placed at the edge of the field – a holdover from the pandemic days when social distancing was the norm.

Montoya’s approach at Farm & Table is similar to some of the principles she learned while working in nonprofit organizations. These include sticking to your vision without “mission drift” and building a team that can work together.

It was this team spirit that sustained Montoya after a cycling accident last winter when she fell on her face and damaged a cranial nerve. His vision in the injured eye may return one day, but in the meantime “there have been so many limitations”.

“The work is hard, but we have a team,” she says. “Especially with my accident, I feel like we have each other, and it’s really comforting to know.”

Cherie Montoya, owner of Farm and Table and president, at the North Valley restaurant on November 1. The restaurant aims to use as many locally grown produce as possible. (Adolphe Pierre-Louid/Journal)

It’s the restaurant’s 10th anniversary. Did the business go as you had imagined?

“Yes, exactly. I’ve been in the nonprofit world for so long, and in this world.. you don’t change your outlook. That’s the rule of thumb. I just wish more businesses for-profit live by these philosophies, because it makes so much sense. So when you decide what you want to do, it’s valuable. It’s not like, ‘I have to make money. How am I going to change things and make more money?” It’s not like that at all. The essence of what it is, like any nonprofit, should stay the same. You know where you’re going and you honor it. So who we are today is exactly what we were 10 years ago, just better.

And what is the vision?

“The vision is to honor… locally grown produce, from berries to nuts. We get pecans from Mesilla Valley, we get berries from Corrales, but also the protein as much as possible. There are a few breeders keeping their protein here in New Mexico. Sure, we can get things from other places, but that (the vision) honors where we are, our local economy. It is to highlight our friends, our brothers and sisters, our neighbors. It’s just awesome, it’s delicious, and it’s doable. It’s expensive, but that’s our thing.

If it’s grown locally, why is it expensive?

“If you go to the farmers market and compare the price of kale to the price of kale at Smith, it will be about four times as much. Sometimes more. It’s more expensive because we don’t mass-produce under terrible working conditions. We don’t make cheap food and vaporize it so it can survive the thousands of miles it will have to travel to get groceries. When you (support) local workers who work hard to grow food, it just costs more.

What is your favorite part of the job?

” I think that’s all. I never feel like going to work. It’s a beautiful space, the food is great. Once we open and people start coming in – they are celebrating a birthday or anniversary, or they are bringing their friends who are from out of town. It’s a really cool vibe. I really like that.

What are your plans for the company?

“When my last farmer (who was renting the property) left, I decided to take over the farm myself and change the concept to a permaculture farm, which is focused on the future instead of transforming something immediately “This will be our third year. We have planted many kinds of fruit trees, nut trees and berry bushes and many perennials. So it’s long term.”

What do you do with your free time?

“I just like walking along ditches and acequias. And riding my bike, but obviously I haven’t done that in a while now. I like being outside, and my new thing that I I’ve done is travel to Chicago, my daughter is at the Art Institute there.

What is the hard thing you learned?

“You organize an idea. It’s this beautiful idea – if it turns out that way. But we all know that things don’t always turn out that way all the time. There is a magazine called Comestibles. It’s about our restaurants and our food professionals who are dedicated to local food. So if I get an award from them, I think that’s so special. My chefs got these best chef awards, and there’s this… thing that happens right after. They receive it and they leave. So it happened with every chef. And all the chefs I’ve had, I love them. I still miss them, but I don’t feel like a limb was cut off. I guess that’s the beauty of Farm & Table – that it’s never just one person. It’s such a collective.

What are you most proud of?

“That we did at 10 years old. I have been the only person who has been here from day one until now. It was hard. I am proud to have a good reputation and to be respected by my peers.

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Emily Ratajkowski “loves” dating Pete Davison Tweet – Hollywood Life https://strawberryfieldsstorytellers.com/emily-ratajkowski-loves-dating-pete-davison-tweet-hollywood-life/ Wed, 16 Nov 2022 05:03:00 +0000 https://strawberryfieldsstorytellers.com/emily-ratajkowski-loves-dating-pete-davison-tweet-hollywood-life/ See the gallery Image Credit: WavyPeter / Jose Perez / SplashNews Emily Ratajkowski31, apparently trolled fans on Twitter when she ‘liked’ Dionne Warwickit is Tweeter about dating pete davidson, 29, on November 14. “I will be dating Pete Davidson next,” the 81-year-old musician wrote. Fans went absolutely nuts when EmRata liked the tweet, because the […]]]>




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Emily Ratajkowski31, apparently trolled fans on Twitter when she ‘liked’ Dionne Warwickit is Tweeter about dating pete davidson, 29, on November 14. “I will be dating Pete Davidson next,” the 81-year-old musician wrote. Fans went absolutely nuts when EmRata liked the tweet, because the model and the SNL alum would have been go out togetheraccording American weekly.

Of course, some other people online don’t believe Dionne actually wrote the tweet. “Whoever runs this account offers a masterclass in social media and the relevance of how you contain or maintain it,” a Twitter the user wrote. Later that day, the “Heartbreaker” singer took to the same app to share a video challenging those who don’t believe she writes her own tweets. “So there are still non-believers, huh? Well, I want you to believe it,” Dionne began. “I’m Dionne Warwick and I tweet, yes I do and I want you all to stop thinking I don’t.”

As mentioned above, Emily’s fondness for the tweet comes a day after a source said American weekly that she and Pete are go out togetherAlthough the mom of one did not confirm this itself. “Pete and Emily have been talking for a few months now,” the insider told the outlet, adding that the duo are “in the very early stages, but they both really like each other.” EmRata was previously in a relationship with her ex-husband, Sebastian Bear McClard35 years old, from 2018 to 2022. The brunette beauty filed a request divorce by Sebastian on September 8, by Page 6.

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Emily Ratajkowski “liked” a tweet about Dionne Warwick dating Pete Davidson on Nov. 14. (Wavy Peter/Jose Perez/SplashNews)

Pete is also coming off a recent breakup, as he and Kim Kardashian42 years old, officially called he leaves August 5. The founder and comedian of SKIMS date for about nine months and had a very public relation amid Kim’s lengthy divorce from the rapper Kanye West45 years old. Kim and the 29-year-old started dating in October 2021, after being scouted together at Knott’s Berry Farm in Southern California. However, the former “it couple” couldn’t make it work and decided to go their separate ways this summer.

Emily, for her part, has been open about being single amid her split from her ex. “I can tell you that I’ve never been single before,” she said. Harper’s Bazaar in October. “I feel all the emotions. I feel anger, sadness. I feel excitement. I feel joy. I feel lightness. Every day is different. The only good thing I know is that I feel all of these things, which is good because it makes me believe that everything will be fine. The missing girl The actress revealed that she had started dating, but did not specify with whom.

“It was hard for me to go on a date with someone and think about how much I liked or disliked them,” Emily said. “I would have thought about how they perceived me, what it meant, what they wanted from me, what it meant for my self-esteem.” The My body the author made sure to note how she also grew. “I don’t have that anymore. So now it’s really fun to go out to dinner with someone and be like, “Cool.” I really enjoyed those parts of them. I really didn’t like those other parts,” she concluded.

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Trader Joe’s Best and Worst Thanksgiving Foods https://strawberryfieldsstorytellers.com/trader-joes-best-and-worst-thanksgiving-foods/ Sat, 12 Nov 2022 14:16:02 +0000 https://strawberryfieldsstorytellers.com/trader-joes-best-and-worst-thanksgiving-foods/ Thanksgiving is right around the corner, which means you’re probably already finalizing your holiday menu. And if you’re a Trader Joe fan (like me), you’re probably wondering which products are worth stocking up on. I’ve tried a ton of festive Thanksgiving foods from Trader Joe’s, and they’re not all created equal. Here are 12 that […]]]>

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, which means you’re probably already finalizing your holiday menu. And if you’re a Trader Joe fan (like me), you’re probably wondering which products are worth stocking up on.

I’ve tried a ton of festive Thanksgiving foods from Trader Joe’s, and they’re not all created equal. Here are 12 that I highly recommend stocking up on, and nine more that, frankly, aren’t worth buying.

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BUY: Caramel and Pumpkin Cakes

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SKIP: Pumpkin Cheesecake

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SKIP: Maple Glazed Donuts

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BUY: Rustic Apple Pie

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SKIP: Apple Pumpkin Pies

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BUY: Pumpkin Cheesecake Croissants

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SKIP: Cranberry Walnut Dip

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SKIP: Sweet and Salty Slightly Spicy Pumpkin Spread

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BUY: Everything But The Leftovers Seasoning Blend

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BUY: Syrah Dipped Toscano Cheese Spread and Dip

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SAUTER: Brined bone-in half turkey breast

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BUY: Cutlet potatoes

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SAUTER: mashed sweet potatoes

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BUY: Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese

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SKIP: Gobbler Quesadilla

What are your favorite and least favorite Thanksgiving products from Trader Joe’s? Tell us in the comments!

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Halle Berry got rid of her Dorothy Dandridge dress because she thought it was haunted https://strawberryfieldsstorytellers.com/halle-berry-got-rid-of-her-dorothy-dandridge-dress-because-she-thought-it-was-haunted/ Thu, 10 Nov 2022 03:46:25 +0000 https://strawberryfieldsstorytellers.com/halle-berry-got-rid-of-her-dorothy-dandridge-dress-because-she-thought-it-was-haunted/ Halle Berry once had the opportunity to represent late actor Dorothy Dandridge in a film about his life and career. To do this, Berry tried to take inspiration from one of Dorothy Dandridge’s clothes. But the actress will later have to get rid of Dandridge’s dress after noticing strange things happening at her house. How […]]]>

Halle Berry once had the opportunity to represent late actor Dorothy Dandridge in a film about his life and career. To do this, Berry tried to take inspiration from one of Dorothy Dandridge’s clothes.

But the actress will later have to get rid of Dandridge’s dress after noticing strange things happening at her house.

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Ex-chef turns to urban farming under Sydney’s CBD https://strawberryfieldsstorytellers.com/ex-chef-turns-to-urban-farming-under-sydneys-cbd/ Fri, 04 Nov 2022 09:15:00 +0000 https://strawberryfieldsstorytellers.com/ex-chef-turns-to-urban-farming-under-sydneys-cbd/ SYDNEY, Nov 4 (Reuters) – A former chef turned farmer has started supplying Sydney restaurants with sustainable herbs and microgreens grown in a car park beneath the city’s harbor business district. Noah Verin set up his business Urban Green in Sydney’s Barangaroo neighborhood in early 2020 with around 40 different plant species growing side by […]]]>

SYDNEY, Nov 4 (Reuters) – A former chef turned farmer has started supplying Sydney restaurants with sustainable herbs and microgreens grown in a car park beneath the city’s harbor business district.

Noah Verin set up his business Urban Green in Sydney’s Barangaroo neighborhood in early 2020 with around 40 different plant species growing side by side. Now he’s pushing the industry to make sustainability a top ingredient.

“I always knew that when people heard the story that there was a basement farm in Barangaroo that was growing food…I knew it would have an impact,” he told Reuters Verin, also holds a degree in environmental sciences.

While vertical farms have been seen as a potential answer to the food crisis, Verin said the conversation has now shifted to how those same farms can also be sustainable.

“There’s no point in creating a farm to help solve these problems if we don’t also create sustainable farms,” ​​he said, ahead of the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP27, which will be held from 6 November in Sharm el-Sheikh. , Egypt.

Verin strives to make its business fully sustainable and aims to make Urban Green carbon neutral by 2026.

So far, he has halved his energy consumption from LED lights, while the fiber he grows plants in – coir – is a by-product of the coconut industry. . He is turning to delivering e-bikes and fully biodegradable plant pots so the business can be plastic-free.

“Noah’s product is still alive, still in its jar and it doesn’t use a lot of plastic or disposables like this, so it’s all very durable, which I love,” said chef Logan Campbell. of the Botswana Butchery restaurant in Sydney. Reuters.

Verin aims to one day open parking lot farms for produce such as chili peppers and strawberries and more green and herbal parking lot micro-farms.

“We want to do at least 50% of our deliveries within a one kilometer radius of the farm because that’s a major advantage…we’re surrounded by hundreds and hundreds of food restaurants,” he said. he declares.

Reporting by Stefica Nicol Bikes Editing by Melanie Burton and Tomasz Janowski

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Bushel Boy Farms becomes the first company in Minnesota to produce cucumbers year-round – Agweek https://strawberryfieldsstorytellers.com/bushel-boy-farms-becomes-the-first-company-in-minnesota-to-produce-cucumbers-year-round-agweek/ Tue, 01 Nov 2022 10:38:01 +0000 https://strawberryfieldsstorytellers.com/bushel-boy-farms-becomes-the-first-company-in-minnesota-to-produce-cucumbers-year-round-agweek/ OWATONNA, Minnesota — A Minnesota company that has spent more than three decades working to bring year-round fresh tomatoes to the region has branched out into producing cucumbers. Bushel Boy Farms was started in 1990 by Owatonna entrepreneur Jay Johnson, who saw the need to produce quality garden tomatoes year-round in a climate like Minnesota. […]]]>

OWATONNA, Minnesota — A Minnesota company that has spent more than three decades working to bring year-round fresh tomatoes to the region has branched out into producing cucumbers.

Bushel Boy Farms was started in 1990 by Owatonna entrepreneur Jay Johnson, who saw the need to produce quality garden tomatoes year-round in a climate like Minnesota.

“He saw a need there and just started building the business, one little greenhouse at a time,” said Chuck Tryon, president of Bushel Boy Farms.

In 2018, Bushel Boy Farms was acquired by another Minnesota company, Shakopee-based Rahr Corporation. Following the acquisition, the company gained the support needed to expand the variety of tomatoes it grows while looking beyond tomatoes.

The latest Bushel Boy Farms product to hit shelves is cucumbers, making the company the first in Minnesota to produce the crop year-round.

“Bushel Boy has been producing for 32 years now, and for those first 30 years, it was just tomatoes,” Tryon said.

Over the past two years, the company has added strawberries to this mix – and over the past month, cucumbers.

Tryon – who was named company president in 2020 at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic – said the strawberries were on trial when he arrived in the company’s brand new greenhouse.

Strawberries growing in the Bushel Boy Farms greenhouse in Owatonna, Minnesota on October 21, 2022.

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“We really made a conscious effort to look at innovation and determine what product categories we could continue to add to our greenhouse infrastructure and provide to our customers,” Tryon said.

The reasoning that sped up the planning for growing cucumbers was two-fold, Tryon said. First, he said cucumbers could grow in the exact same infrastructure as his tomatoes, so it was an easy crop for the company to introduce into their greenhouse system.

The other reason was a customer need, he said.

“We had a customer base asking what else we could bring them year-round that they currently have to import from Mexico or Canada,” he said.

Tryon said the company started harvesting cucumbers around the beginning of October.

“We’re still in the trial period, so the good news is there’s no failure so far, but there is learning,” Tryon said of the culture. Cucumbers. “That’s why we started small but big enough that we could be in stores in Minnesota and not only get the testing and learning on the production side, but also the learning of the business side.”

He said staff needed to be added to pack the cucumbers, but on the cultivation side, more staff were not needed.

“For the most part, we’re really using the staff that we had in place that would have worked on the tomato crop that was in that same greenhouse,” he said. “Now they only work on cucumbers.”

Bushel Boy Farms has approximately 32 greenhouse acres at its Owatonna location, which has approximately 120 employees.

“An all-glass, high-tech, year-round greenhouse that has been built over the company’s 30-year history,” said Tryon.

The company also added a 17-acre greenhouse in Mason City, Iowa, about two years ago, which employs about 50 people.

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Bushel Boy Farms logo at the Bushel Boy Farms greenhouse in Owatonna, Minnesota on October 21, 2022.

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“So we have almost 50 total acres of greenhouse production that we own and operate year-round,” he said.

The Bushel Boy Farms facility is all about sustainability, Tryon said.

“Greenhouse technology allows us to deliver water to the plants as well as nutrients in the plants, but whatever the plants don’t absorb is captured, recycled, sanitized and returned directly to the system,” he said. -he declares. “We don’t have any crop nutrients that are moved around, and they’re all continuously reused in the system.”

In the company’s greenhouse space are boxes of bees, which pollinate the growing plants.

“We have bees all over the greenhouse and hives that we have placed there, and these bees are busy doing their pollination work throughout the day and then come back to the hive every night,” Tryon said.

Tryon said between locations in Minnesota and Iowa, the company picks nearly 60,000 pounds of tomatoes each day.

He said he wasn’t sure how many strawberries were picked and said the company was still in the “small-scale production” phase of the harvest, with only two greenhouse acres dedicated to strawberries.

For cucumbers, which Tryon says “grow fast,” the company expects to produce nearly a million pounds by the end of this year.

Bushel Boy Farms cucumbers are available throughout Minnesota at stores including Cub Foods, Kowalski’s Market, Coborn’s Grocery Stores, Lunds & Byerlys, Hy-Vee and Jerry’s Foods, Tryon said.

Tryon said there are plans to expand throughout the Midwest, but not beyond.

“We’re proud to be a local Midwest producer, so we don’t venture beyond the Midwest,” he said. “The advantage of being able to do this is that we can have our products that we choose today in a store tomorrow.”

Tryon said one of the things that makes Bushel Boy Farms products unique is that the crops don’t need to be picked until they’re ripe.

“Products that come from the West Coast, Mexico or Canada are picked before they fully ripen and before the flavor fully develops,” Tryon said. “Our business model allows us to harvest it when it’s exactly good and ready for a consumer to experience.”

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Coral Island: Gift Guide for All Villagers https://strawberryfieldsstorytellers.com/coral-island-gift-guide-for-all-villagers/ Sat, 29 Oct 2022 21:00:00 +0000 https://strawberryfieldsstorytellers.com/coral-island-gift-guide-for-all-villagers/ Coral Island is a farming simulation by developers Stairway Games and published by Humble Games. This simulation includes many concepts that fans of the genre will find familiar, such as changing seasons, growing seeds, improving houses, and more. One of the most popular parts of any farm or life simulation game is the romance and […]]]>

Coral Island is a farming simulation by developers Stairway Games and published by Humble Games. This simulation includes many concepts that fans of the genre will find familiar, such as changing seasons, growing seeds, improving houses, and more.


One of the most popular parts of any farm or life simulation game is the romance and interaction with other villagers in their new home. Friendship and Love are usually obtained by interacting with NPCs and giving them gifts, and this is also true on Coral Island. But in order to give everyone the best gifts, players will first need to know each other’s preferences.

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How Friendship and Love Work on Coral Island

Both friendship and love are guided by the same scale, which is called the heart gauge in Coral Island. The more the hidden gauge of an NPC is filled, the more he will become friends with the player. Additionally, the Heart Gauge will occasionally unlock unique friendship-only events as players roam around town. These are things like a simple stretch with one of the Coral Islandthe romantic characters of Noah and his mother to be able to marry and have children with an NPC.

RELATED: Will Coral Island be just another Stardew Valley clone?

In order to give someone a gift, players must approach them with the item in their hot bar. Select the item to hold it, then right click on the character. If a weapon, tool, or other non-giftable item is selected, players will talk to the NPC, but if an item is selected, that item will be gifted. This means that players cannot gift an item in their Coral Island inventory without first moving it to the shortcut bar.

Give the worst gifts

While chatting with neighbors and attending events throughout the year, players will get close to all the NPCs in this Stardew Valley-game inspired, the fastest way to make someone become best friends is to give gifts. However, there are certain rules for giving gifts, and one of the most important is universal dislike. Players should avoid giving them as gifts to anyone at any time.

  • Artifacts
  • Anything on the beach that isn’t a seashell
  • Bait
  • Insects
  • Construction materials
  • Canola oil
  • Cotton
  • Crafting materials
  • Explosives
  • Failed dishes
  • Decoration and farm equipment
  • Fertilizer and compost
  • Fish
  • Fishing gear, bait and rods
  • Fossils
  • Geodes
  • Grass
  • Hay
  • Kelp
  • Kelp Essence
  • Metal bars and ore (with some exceptions for blacksmiths)
  • Seeds
  • Trash can
  • Wheat flour

Give the best gifts on Coral Island

There are a handful of articles in the Kickstarter success called Coral Island which are almost universally loved by everyone in town with minimal exceptions. These items can be given to anyone at any time and net the player a good section of the heart meter without having to worry too much about whether the NPC will like it or not.

  • Black Rose. Everyone except Noah loves this color of pink.
  • Pink diamond. Everyone except Jim loves this diamond color.
  • Rainbow yarn.

Best Gifts for Datable Coral Island Characters

The best way to find out what kind of gifts an NPC might like is to chat with them every day. The characters of the animal crossing-As Coral Island have no problem saying their likes and dislikes out loud. Players just need to listen; for example, Mark often talks about his love of tomato soup when he’s not talking about the shelter animals he cares for. Here are some items, in addition to universal likes, that players can obtain for each romance character in Coral Island.

  • Aaliyah – Chocolate Chip Muffin, Eggplant, Eggplant Lasagna, Hummus, Lasagna, Luwak Coffee, Strawberry, White Hibiscus
  • Alice – Almond oil, coloring, green smoothie, chopped jackfruit pie, olive oil
  • Ben – Banana, Green tea, Mushrooms
  • Chaem – Pasta with Basil Pesto, Gnocchi, Pizza, Seafood Ramen, Vegetarian Ramen
  • Charles – Blueberry, Burrito, Cookies, Diamond, Falafel, Ginger, Strawberry
  • Eva – Cookies, diamonds, orchids, peony, red velvet cake
  • Kenny – Green tea, hash browns, lychee, kombucha, toasted almonds, soy, vegan taco
  • Leah – Hot Chocolate, Pearls
  • Luke – Butter Croissant, Eggplant Lasagna, Ratatouille, Tomato Soup, Stew, Wine
  • Macy’s – Blue Quartz, Fruit Pie, Guacamole, Pizza, Rose Quartz, Wine
  • Mark – Egg custard, hot chocolate, shiitake mushrooms, tomato soup
  • Millie – Assorted grilled plate, melon, olives, candy cane, seafood ramen, vegetable ramen
  • Nina – Banana Fritters, Bouquets of Flowers, Fruit Juice, Yogurt
  • Noah – Clam chowder, durian, gnocchi, roasted mushrooms, fried eggs, sushi
  • Pablo – Cauliflower casserole, fried rice, pizza, pumpkin pie, sweet potato poutine
  • Rafael – Fruit juice, Onyx, Sashimi
  • Raj – Apple Pie, Coffee, Coffee Bean, Donut, Green Tea, Luwak Coffee, Luwak Coffee Beans, Tea Leaf
  • Scott – Egg Custard, Falafel, Geode, Giant Stingray, King Red Arowana, Mayonnaise, Yellow Moray Eel
  • Suki – Diamond, Green Smoothie, Chopped Jackfruit Pie, Pearl
  • Surya – Herb tempeh, lodeh, melon, puffer fish, wild mushroom polenta
  • Theo – Bamboo shoot, coconut drink, fish taco, fruit juice, king red arowana, whole coconut drink, whole coconut milk, yellow moray eel
  • Wakuu – Cenil, Chocolate Chip Muffin, Mango, Salmon, Vegan Taco
  • Yuri – Chocolate Chip Muffin, Fish Sandwich, Frogfish, Green Curry, Lobster, Red Curry, Spicy Sauerkraut
  • Zarah – Azurite, Grilled Fish, Hummus, Rambutan, Serpentine

Best Gifts for Coral Island Friendship Characters

While players cannot romance these characters, they may still want to get close to them in order to attend their events and have good friends around the island. Luckily, many of these giveaways are either inexpensive, easy to make at home, or one of many. harvests Coral Island players should grow anyway.

  • Anne – Carrot, fruit juice, fried tempeh, green tea, hummus, kimchi, sunflower
  • Antonio – Cafe, Serabi
  • Archie – Basil pesto pasta, burrito, fish tacos, gems (all), ice cream, pumpkin, rock
  • Betty – Cauliflower, Daffodil, Green Tea, Red Velvet Cake
  • Bree – Fish taco, jackfruit, vegan taco
  • Connor – Bok Choy, pineapple upside-down cake, sake, white truffle oil
  • Dinda – Fresh Salad, Flower Bouquet, Melon, Pearl
  • Dippa – Beetroot, Hash browns, Hawaiian pizza, Morel, Radish
  • Eleanor – Birdwing Butterfly, Firefly, Green Tea, Lychee, Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly, Moth, Spicebush Swallowtail Butterfly
  • Emily – Almond Oil, Plate of Assorted Grilled Meats, Olive Oil, Sauteed Swiss Chard
  • Emma – Coffee, Cotton Cloth, Fish Taco, Green Tea, Hot Cocoa, Pineapple, Pumpkin, Seashells (all), Upside-Down Cake, Vegan Taco
  • Erika – Cane Nectar Bread, Jam, Iris, Pepper and Mushrooms, Red Curry
  • Frank – avocado, bell pepper, fruit juice, hot pepper, pancakes, roasted almonds, fried eggs
  • Jack – Artichoke, Fruit Pie, Kimchi, Lettuce
  • Jim – Sashimi, Seafood Ramen, Shiitake Mushroom, Sushi, Wasabi
  • Joko – Banana Fritters, Coffee, Edamame, Fried Rice, Pineapple, Sautéed Swiss Chard, Yogurt
  • Kira – Bouquets of Flowers, Orchid, Osmium Bar
  • Lily – Bonsai, Cheese, Kimchi, Omurice, Onigiri, Spring Frittata, Sunflower, Taro Root, Wine
  • Ling – Silver Kelp, Spring Frittata
  • Oliver – Pasta with basil pesto, ice cream, seafood, ramen, smoked salmon
  • Paul – Chestnuts, Hummus, Strawberry
  • Randy – Apple, Coffee, Lobster, Wine
  • Sam – Black Truffle, Blueberry, Cactus, Fruit Juice, Fruit Pie, Jackfruit, White Truffle
  • Sunny – Roasted Mushroom
  • Takeba – bamboo shoot, green tea
  • Valentina – Pasta with basil pesto, fish taco, green curry, hot chocolate, pumpkin pie, red curry, starfruit
  • Walter – Carrot, Sake, Sweet Potato
  • Wataru – Angelfish, Black Phantom Ghost Fish, Catfish, Mandarin, Pufferfish, Rainbow Fish
  • Zoe – Cookies, fruit juice, ice cream

Unfortunately, Coral Island players can’t give any gifts to the animals on the island yet. There are four friendly creatures hanging around town, including the cats Butter and Peanut, as well as two dogs named Taco and Bon Bon.

Coral Island is available for PC, PC Game Pass and coming soon to Nintendo Switch.

AFTER: Are player-based romances in the representation of RPGs?

Source: Starter, Coral Island Official, wiki, Official Art Goblet

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Culinary podcast La Ventanita: Our last episode? https://strawberryfieldsstorytellers.com/culinary-podcast-la-ventanita-our-last-episode/ Wed, 26 Oct 2022 21:24:56 +0000 https://strawberryfieldsstorytellers.com/culinary-podcast-la-ventanita-our-last-episode/ Hola, loyal listeners of La Ventanita. It’s bittersweet to write. After six incredible years at the Miami Herald, I’m leaving for an unexpected opportunity. I will be the new host of Sundial, the daily noon show on WLRN 91.3 FM, our longtime NPR station and news partner. My goal: to keep telling the stories that […]]]>

Hola, loyal listeners of La Ventanita. It’s bittersweet to write.

After six incredible years at the Miami Herald, I’m leaving for an unexpected opportunity. I will be the new host of Sundial, the daily noon show on WLRN 91.3 FM, our longtime NPR station and news partner.

My goal: to keep telling the stories that make Miami wonderful and weird.

Calling myself a colleague of the incredible journalists on this team for over six years has been the pinnacle of my career as a journalist. Nothing surpasses it.

The first day I walked through the door, in front of those (then) 21 Pulitzer Prizes, I thought: what could I bring to such a great place? (We were in Doral, so I also thought, “What’s that smell?”)

This place, these colleagues, made room for me to discover it. They made room for my stories, sometimes ridiculous, always lovingly pointed to Miami. They let me be curious. And they let me prove in my own little corner of the newsroom that any job inside this (metaphorical) building is still one of the best jobs in the business. The Messenger remains.

But before we leave, Amy Reyes and I say goodbye (figuratively speaking, we’re buddies and always will be) and joke one last time. On tap:

  • “Junior” Biggers, who cut pastrami by hand at Stephen’s Deli in Hialeah for 65 years, to retire
  • This is cinnamon roll season at Knaus Berry Farm. We discuss a “fugazzi” way to avoid queues
  • Who is the key lime pie baker at Blue Collar and Mignonette who uses filmmaker Billy Corben as a delivery boy?
  • To listen the “Lost Ventanita”, the episode with super chef Massimo Bottura that launched six months of podcasts.

It has been a privilege. Peace.

Miami Herald editor Carlos Frías is a two-time James Beard Award winner, including the 2022 Jonathan Gold Local Voice Award for engaging the community in his writing about food. Originally from Miami, he is also the author of the memoir “Take Me With You: A Secret Search for Family in a Forbidden Cuba”.

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