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Clear Lakes Iowa

It Takes A Village

Over four years ago now, a group of individuals came together and began a grassroots movement to ‘grow’ and revitalize our local farmers market here in Clear Lake. I would venture to say that this movement has been a huge success, however not solely to the credit of that original group. As the old saying goes, “it takes a village” and that it has. The Clear Lake Farmers Market would not be what it is today without the support of our entire community and our loyal, generous sponsors. Over the last several years, businesses and members of this great community have stepped up and helped to enhance the market experience. Continue reading

All About Chickens and Eggs

I’ve had more than one non-farmer friend ask me about eggs recently and if every egg can become a baby chicken.  They think this is a silly question to ask but its one, I’m guessing, many don’t know the answer to.  The answer is that eggs you find in the grocery store mostly come from large farms where hens are kept without any roosters around.  Those eggs are not fertilized and cannot become a baby chicken.  On our farm, like many other small farms, the roosters (male chickens) and hens (female chickens) live together so the eggs are fertilized and could, under the right conditions, develop into a chick. Continue reading