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Lobster Newsletter

The Romans called it locusta. The Anglo-Saxons knew it as lopystre. Botanists pitched in with Homarus Americanius. The fisher folk of Maine will brook no argument: It’s LOB-stuh, and that’s that. What boasts five pairs…

Oyster Newsletter

What comes to mind when you think about “Oysters”? Delicate pearls?  A luscious dozen nestled in their own tangy juice on a bed of ice with, perhaps, a dab of…

Grapefruit Newsletter

Our vigilant grower tells us that this year “Florida had mostly typical Florida weather: a little drier in the spring with a wet summer, and then another moderate late summer/fall.…

Wheat Lease Newsletter

We are pleased to announce the first good news about the acre of Minnesota wheat leased to some lucky folks (after the stormy winter, floods, and tariffs that affected so many farmers).  The growers…

Apple Tree Newsletter

Prune, prune, prune…. that’s what the wonderful stewards of the apple orchard were busy doing during the months of March and April.  Winter storms can break the branches of trees,…

Date Palm Newsletter

Besides being the most graceful fruit-bearing tree, the Date Palm is one of the most valuable.  Few trees grow to be as tall or provide such a cornucopia of fruit. …

Peach Tree Newsletter

Our peaches are picked when they are firm and put right into a hydro-cooling bath.  Washing accomplishes two things.  First, it removes field dirt and cleans the peach fuzz.  At the same…

Wild Rice Newsletter

Most of the wild rice that is available in grocery stores is similar to brown rice grown in rice paddies. It cooks uniformly, and is consistently the same year after…

Pistachio Newsletter

The Pistachio tree is subtropical and hardy. It thrives in high desert climates where the summers are long, hot, and dry, and the winters only moderately cold. This summer in…

Sheep Lease Newsletter

It was a very cold winter on the Oregon ranch where our sheep live. There was enough snow to have kept the sheep pent up in the barn–a cozy place…

Goat Lease Newsletter

Although our goats are of French Alpine stock, they were born in the Berkshires in a small village. Their accents are more New England than Paris and they are completely…

Cow Lease Newsletter

Crumpet, one of the Jersey cows whose rich milk will be used to make your cheddar cheese is a beauty, as are all our Jerseys. Crumpet has a warm brown…

Peach Tree Lease Progress Report

Rent Mother Nature’s peach growers told us that this year’s crop is looking great -Georgia’s sunny weather helps the ripening process along in fine style! As we repeat in so many…

Pecan tree lease

Rent Mother Nature’s pecan grower tells us that the outer hull of your pecans are drying and just now beginning to crack.  They will stay on the tree in that condition…

Wildflower Honey Hive Report

The beekeepers at Rent Mother Nature had all kinds of weather this spring–cold, cool, hot, warm, some bursts of rain– but now that summer is here, it is mostly warm with some…

Virtual Farmer’s Markets

Today’s small family farmers and ranchers are Rent Mother Nature‘s pioneers on the front lines of the “green” revolution. They all share one thing: They understand the grace Mother Earth bestows…

Online Farmers Markets

Farmer Jill grows a crop of spectacular naturally tree-ripened peaches down Georgia way, but Consumer Jack in North Dakota isn’t going to hop in his car and drive 1500 miles…

2019 Mineola Tangelos

Mother Nature was good to us this season with ample rainfall and very little irrigation needed during last summer. The quality of the fruit appears to be outstanding. The Mineola…

Maple Syrup Harvest

2018 seems to be another year of extremes. We (Rent Mother Nature) had a day in January that was 30F below zero with wind chills taking it down to minus…

2019 Coffee Bean Harvest

We, at Rent Mother Nature, are proud to be working with a family-owned farm in the high mountains of Jinotega, Nicaragua that produces some of the finest coffee beans grown using the…

Valentine’s Day Cocoa Tree Gift

Give someone you love the harvest from a cocoa tree. Hernando Cortes discovered the bitter drink (xocolatl) used by the Aztecs and sent the beans and recipes back to King…

Yankee Ingenuity

Rent Mother Nature is gift program that connects consumers with American family farms, wherein farm fresh products are delivered directly to the gift recipient’s door at harvest time.  We have…

Honey Tangerine

2019 Honey Tangerines  Florida experiences many environmental close calls, during the crucial months between late autumn and early spring, when the blossoms for the following year and the fruit for…

Spring Honey Blog

The schedule for the Honey Harvests is pretty flexible–reflecting weather conditions like late frosts, bush-blooming times, and so forth.  If, in this crazy weather world, we can predict anything! Usually, Blueberry Honey comes…

Maple Syrup Harvest 2017

The good news is that Rent Mother Nature has made, and will continue making, really delicious, pure maple syrup again this year. The unfortunate part of this year is that we started…