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Author page: Abbe Turner

Couple’s dream is becoming a reality

March 30, 2009 Abbe Turner's hopeful voice echoed off the bare white walls of her future. Standing in an empty building, Turner confidently laid out her designs to convert the old Portage County Labor Temple in Kent into a cheese and candy factory. Turner and her husband, Anderson, who is the director of galleries for…

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Fresh Cheese and Candies Coming

Monday, October 19, 2009 Lucky Penny Farm in Garrettsville and Lucky Penny Creamery in Kent are special places where art, agriculture, food and family intersect. Although it exists for us as a family business and farm in rural Ohio, its just as much a state of mind dedicated to food, family, living simply and sustainably.…

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Brews and Blues Festival 2009

Saturday, October 10, 2009 Although pairing cheese and wine is de rigueur, many of my friends (and myself) often prefer a bottle of beer to a glass of wine. Most of us have never considered pairing other beverages with our fromage. Does this mean that we, as connoisseurs of local handcrafted food, can't enjoy wonderful…

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Oh wow, look at ’em now… it’s Fair!

Thursday, August 27, 2009 It's fair time at the farm, and wow - what a busy week. Between running forth to the fairgrounds, milking goats, unloading hay wagons, getting the children ready for school and the two full-time off farm jobs we hold, it amazing that we are able to do this week at all.…

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Quality Mash

Tuesday, July 21, 2009 This is a bag of "Quality Mash" from the grain elevators my great-grandparents ran. It's old and faded, but the cotton used to make it still feels fairly strong. I know my great-grandmother used some of these feed sacks to make quilts and other clothing. It's an easy thing to…

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