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Cove Residents Dive Into Backyard Homesteading

Emphasize Importance of 'Knowing Where Food Comes From'


Anne Gray

Part of Sharon Albin's flock in Claysburg, which includes both chickens and ducks, enjoys one of their favorite summer treats.

The COVID-19 pandemic undoubtedly changed many aspects of day-to-day life and gave Americans more time at home. For some Cove residents, the fruit of the pandemic was literal, as this extra time at home led to more time in their backyards, reviving a love of growing food, chicken keeping, and overall awareness about their food sources.

Lisa Logan of Martinsburg had loved gardening for years, and since becoming involved with Friends Farm in Williamsburg and joining its CSA, she had a growing interest in where her food came from. During the pandemic, as her busy schedule slowed down and she...

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