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Krista Rome
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  • Everson, WA
  • United States
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Looking for urban grain growers

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rebecca Meloy Apr 28, 2010. 2 Replies

 

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Kevin Finnigan left a comment for Krista Rome
"Krista, Great workshop on tortilla making. I've since acquired the equipment to make them at home. I also cooked up some of your dent corn using mineral lime [cal]. Who ever thought corn could be so good? The corn mixed with beans on a…"
Nov 20, 2013
Krista Rome commented on Krista Rome's event Making Masa & Tortillas from Scratch
"Kevin, I see you put down that you are attending, but don't know how to get ahold of you to send directions. Please call me at 224-4757 and I'll give them to you. Google will probably get you here, just put you out into the cow pasture on…"
Nov 17, 2013
Krista Rome commented on Krista Rome's event Making Masa & Tortillas from Scratch
"This class is now full. Please contact me directly if you want to join in. I may be able to fit one more person in at the last minute but don't assume there is space if you haven't already registered. Thank you!"
Nov 16, 2013
Krista Rome added a discussion to the group Community Asks and Offers
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Looking for a new home in the Everson area

Hi Friends! I'm hoping you can help me network to find my next amazing home. I will be travelling over the next couple months and back in the area February 1st. I'm really hoping to put my roots down again in the Everson area (Nooksack, Everson, Deming, or Van Zandt) at least by April, but the earlier the better. I would like to share land with like-minded folks, in my own space or in a shared house. Garden and room for chickens would make me really happy, as would outbuildings to do my farm…See More
Nov 14, 2013
Kevin Finnigan is attending Krista Rome's event
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Making Masa & Tortillas from Scratch at Riverhaven Farm

November 17, 2013 from 2pm to 4pm
Empower yourself in this “field-to-table” workshop. Learn to prepare fresh masa the traditional way, using both wood ash and lime as we transform locally-grown organic grain corn into an important staple food. Advice on growing good tortilla corn will also be provided as we enjoy a sampling of tortillas hot off the grill with home-grown beans. $20 per person. Alternate date of Nov 11 for anyone that really can't make the 17th, as I am teaching a private group that is open to a few more add-ons.See More
Nov 14, 2013
Peggy Parker is attending Krista Rome's event
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Making Masa & Tortillas from Scratch at Riverhaven Farm

November 17, 2013 from 2pm to 4pm
Empower yourself in this “field-to-table” workshop. Learn to prepare fresh masa the traditional way, using both wood ash and lime as we transform locally-grown organic grain corn into an important staple food. Advice on growing good tortilla corn will also be provided as we enjoy a sampling of tortillas hot off the grill with home-grown beans. $20 per person. Alternate date of Nov 11 for anyone that really can't make the 17th, as I am teaching a private group that is open to a few more add-ons.See More
Nov 11, 2013
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Making Masa & Tortillas from Scratch at Riverhaven Farm

November 17, 2013 from 2pm to 4pm
Empower yourself in this “field-to-table” workshop. Learn to prepare fresh masa the traditional way, using both wood ash and lime as we transform locally-grown organic grain corn into an important staple food. Advice on growing good tortilla corn will also be provided as we enjoy a sampling of tortillas hot off the grill with home-grown beans. $20 per person. Alternate date of Nov 11 for anyone that really can't make the 17th, as I am teaching a private group that is open to a few more add-ons.See More
Nov 6, 2013
Krista Rome replied to Chris Wolf's discussion Looking for home to rent in the group Community Asks and Offers
"Right. Good work! I'm sure you'll find something, gosh, there must be plenty of homes in the Birchwood 'hood that could accomodate... I need a posse, too! Looking for a room in a household of like-minded peers in the County areas…"
Oct 19, 2013
Krista Rome posted an event

RENDERING LARD & HOME-PRESSED VEGETABLE OILS at Lynden; Riverhaven Farm

October 20, 2013 from 2pm to 4pm
Locally-sourced cooking fat is something most locavores struggle with in their quest to eat locally. Home-rendered lard from local pastured pigs is not only easy to make but healthy! In this hands-on class you will render some lard and also try your hand at producing vegetable oils from locally-grown seeds with a small, inexpensive oil press. Register through the Whatcom Folk School, or call me directly if last minute. Instructor fee is $20 or trade for pastured pork :)See More
Oct 18, 2013
Heather K liked Krista Rome's discussion STORAGE CROPS at wholesale prices
Sep 23, 2013
Krista Rome added a discussion to the group Community Asks and Offers
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STORAGE CROPS at wholesale prices

Anybody that wants some onions, garlic, potatoes, or winter squash to store for the winter is welcome to come out to visit me at Riverhaven Farm and pick some up at wholesale prices. Minimum order of $50, prices as follows: Onions - $0.80/lbGarlic - $6/lb (smaller) -$8/lb (larger "seed" quality)Potatoes - $0.60/lbWinter Squash - $0.70lbI also have dry beans, grain corn, favas, and soup peas by the pound this fall - just my standard price of $6/lb for beans and $4/lb for the rest - you can get…See More
Sep 21, 2013
Krista Rome replied to David MacLeod's discussion Organic Farm: Incredible Opportunity for Mutual Support in the group Community Asks and Offers
"What is she looking for, exactly? Someone with money to invest, or someone for labor exchange and/or some sort of farming cooperative-ship? More details on her vision would be great. "
Sep 3, 2013
Krista Rome commented on Sara Charette's event SB Roving Garden Party - 6/4 - S. Lake Whatcom - 6:00pm
"Hey, I'll try to make it! Anyone coming from north county and want to carpool?"
May 31, 2013
Krista Rome might attend Sara Charette's event
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SB Roving Garden Party - 6/4 - S. Lake Whatcom - 6:00pm at S. Lake Whatcom

June 4, 2013 from 6pm to 9pm
SB Roving Garden Party - 6/4 - S. Lake Whatcom - 6:00pmJoin Sustainable Bellingham’s 5th annual Roving Garden Party series, where volunteers help their neighbors create an edible garden. These fun events consist of approximately 90 minutes of gardening, followed by a shared meal. Everyone is welcome! To get on the mailing list to hear about future SB Roving Garden Parties and other local events, please email rgp@sustainablebellingham.org. **…See More
May 31, 2013
Krista Rome replied to Chris Wolf's discussion Animals! in the group Riverhaven Homestead
"Very funny it has been so long since we've updated this. We now have 26 sheep (15 lambs, 3 adult rams, and 8 adult ewes, or something like that!), two alpacas, and three cows. Three of our four ducks are sitting on eggs, our flock of 25 hens…"
May 31, 2013
Heather K liked Krista Rome's discussion Non-GMO Corn Preservation Project
May 31, 2013

Profile Information

How are you currently involved in the Transition?
I focus on trialling many different hard-to-find dry beans and grains in an attempt to contribute something substantial to our future locally sustainable foodshed. I am also a wholly immersed gardener & supporter of local farmers. I am a member of Transition Goshen and meet with the neighborhood group occasionally.
In what ways do you identify with the Transition movement? Why are you interested?
Because my entire life is focused on sustainability. It is my passion, my purpose, and my primary motivator. Thank you, thank you, TW, for all the gifts you have given me. The wonderful people, the positive, solution-oriented energy, the hope. Most of all, the HOPE.
Do you have particular interests, skills, talents or resources you would like to bring to Transition Whatcom?
My skills/experiences include:
Three years trialling grains and dry beans
15 years avid gardener
15 years habitat restoration and knowledge of native trees and shrubs Medicinal, edible, and utilitarian uses of native plants
Food preservation (drying, canning, fermenting, storage)
Winter gardening

I want to learn more about:
Chickens, ducks, especially portable rotation methods that can incorporate the garden spaces;
Small-scale marketing of farm/garden/homestead products, especially on the neighborhood level
Building a greenhouse
In what neighborhood or part of the county do you reside?
Everson, on Broadleaf Farm for the summer
Your Personal Website (if you have one)
http://www.backyardbeansandgrains.com
Please note that you do not have to answer all of the above questions in order to join, and you can always come back later to edit your profile. If it's all too many questions for now, please provide a short answer below on why you'd like to join this site (or a summary of the above, if answered).
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At 2:11pm on November 20, 2013, Kevin Finnigan said…
Krista,
Great workshop on tortilla making. I've since acquired the equipment to make them at home. I also cooked up some of your dent corn using mineral lime [cal]. Who ever thought corn could be so good? The corn mixed with beans on a sourdough tortilla makes a hearty meal. Cheers! Kevin
At 6:33am on January 3, 2012, Angela MacLeod said…

Hi Krista,

David and I are interested in your storage foods CSA. Let us know when you know more how it will work.

Angela and David MacLeod

2012 Will be an exciting year for several other reasons. For the first time I will be offering a storage foods CSA in cooperation with our friends at Dragon Tongue Farm. 20 shares will be available and will include dry legumes, grains, and other storage crops such as garlic, winter squash, potatoes, and onions. Please let me know if you might be interested and I will email or call you once we have the cost calculated.

At 5:34pm on August 22, 2011, Kate Clark said…
Krista- I'm so inspired by the stuff you are doing!  Keep up the great work. 
At 12:19pm on July 31, 2011, Micah & Bonnie said…
Thanks for the great work shop yesterday! Sorry we missed the class part I am wondering if you could email us a copy of the handout? See you in a couple weeks!
At 2:52pm on July 27, 2011, Heather K said…
At 9:58pm on May 18, 2011, Kate Clark said…

Hi Krista! 


We are forming at TW communications team and I was wondering if you might be interested.  We'll be helping promote TW events, doing press releases, social networking, and making sure our marketing stuff is consistent and upbeat! If you would like to help in a small or large way- join us at the Public Market on May 25 at 6:30 pm.

Thanks

Kate

 

PS: If you have any questions feel free to email me at kateclark101 at hotmail dot com.  

At 6:20pm on April 9, 2011, Heather K said…

Nice article Krista!  Mmmm...would be nice to have you post a blog with it on sometime!

http://transitionlummiisland.com/back-yard-bean-and-grain-project

At 9:45am on February 10, 2011, Terese VanAssche said…

Hi Krista,

I would be delighted to talk with you about the studio upstairs.

Basically this is a nice large room with a lot of light; it is carpeted.  Bathroom upstairs and sitting room area goes with rental. The sitting room has plenty of room for a table chairs, small refrigerator.  No kitchen up, so the kitchen is shared.  I have it well stocked but there are cupboards that you would be able to use.  I don't use the upstairs except for one front furnished bedroom that I keep open for occasional guests and family when visiting. 

When would you like to see the land & studio?  I work days in Bellingham but will be at home Saturday and Sunday mornings. 

thanks,

Terese

At 12:09pm on February 9, 2011, Heather K said…
Welcome Home Krista!  Lets connect on the phone sometime this week.  I'll keep my eyes open re finding a new home. 
At 12:43pm on October 15, 2010, Laura J Sellens said…
Hi Krista,
I'm emailing to be put on your volunteer email list, please. laurasellens@gmail.com
Cheers, and thanks. Laura jean
 
 
 

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