Farm Star Living

This is the month to encourage better nutrition and health across our schools! Through taste tests in the cafeteria and nutrition education activities in the classroom to farm visits and school garden harvest parties, October marks the month to celebrate our schools, preschools, communities and organizations across the USA getting on the 'farm to school' bandwagon. But there's a lot more going on than you may be aware of!

If you're like most of the Moms and Dads out there, they know that getting kids to eat healthy is an effort! We understand that introducing new things can be a challenge, but sometimes you just might be surprised! If you include some new items with some of their favorite ‘tried and true’, you might find that they’re more inclined to eat them!

The relatively new activity that's buzzing this summer is called "glamping." And what is it? It's glamorous camping, and it can even be in luxurious! This posh take on a typical camping experience is a huge hit, and it appears that 'glamping' is here to stay! This trend has become so popular, in fact, that it has now officially carved out its own piece of the "travel" segment, and people who were hesitant to camp are now jumping on the 'campwagon!' There are even 'glampsites' popping up in the most breath-taking, scenic places, and some more traditional destinations are even offering 'glamping' as a new amenity.  C'mon, let's glamp!

Picture this: beautiful blue skies, rolling hills, amazing farm-fresh food - and a wedding! These days, more and more brides are escaping the city and taking their stretch limo straight to the farm! We can't blame them and think that this is a stellar idea! Check out these 7 Farms that are worthy of the bride – and groom's – glorious day!

With Earth Day this month, we are looking at those people making a difference to our Earth and environment. These people have dedicated their lives to living in connection with the Earth by establishing their own villages, their own systems and way of life. And you can go visit if you're interested! Groovy, right? Welcome to the world of Ecovillages.

Plants and flowers are not the only things that grow from the ground and offer the backdrop for a beautiful masterpiece! We have discovered what we like to call “From Soil to Canvas”, farms that bring you art in many forms. Sprouting from these places are unique experiences drenched in creativity, imagination and craftsmanship.

Roses are red, violets are blue, and the farm is waiting for your honey and you! It’s that special time of year when love is in the air and all around – filled with hearts, flowers, chocolates, candlelight dinners, hugs, kisses and grand romantic gestures.  We know that you are going to try and do something unique and special for you and your sweetie, and we have found farms across the country that are all about the romance and celebrating Valentine’s Day.

Now that the New Year is here, perhaps you want to recharge those batteries and gear up for the year ahead in a more healthy way! If so, check out these great resorts and destination spas that also include culinary and farm aspects that you're going to love, and your body will love you for it! From California to Vermont, there are beautiful places that are awaiting you.

It's the time to appreciate the bounty of the fall, and these 15 farms have some incredible events for harvest and the Thanksgiving holiday season waiting for you! From holiday re-enactments, special feasts, costume events, culinary classes and more, these farm events are perfect for the holidays and great for the whole family!