• Why Dec 31 is one of our favorite days…

    On the last day of the year, Farmer Jason and our farmer/accountant Jeremy count up all the egg deliveries we did over the past 12 months.   Then we plant a tree for each one.     It’s a tip of the beak (so to speak) to our carbon footprint, even as we strive to […]

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  • Cocktail Party Primer — All Poultry Edition

    It’s happening. Right now, folks are dusting the cheese trays and reaching into the high cupboard for the cocktail shakers in preparation of holiday parties — but are you ready with winsome conversational small talk? No worries, Locally Laid has you covered with interesting poultry chitchat which will surely be the social lubricant of any […]

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  • LoLa goes to…Little Rock?

    Most days my email box is filled with mundane things like the weeks’ egg washing schedule and updates from my writing/marketing clients. And other days, you open a message inviting you to be a William J. Clinton Distinguished Guest Lecturer at his School of Public Service in Little Rock to talk agricultural economics at the Clinton Presidential […]

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  • Booksellers, Bat Sh*t & Scary Driveways

    Here’s an excerpt of the short acceptance speech for the 2016 Midwest Choice Awards held recently in Minneapolis…   Now I’ve been thinking about bookstores and midsize farms and they have some things in common. For one, I’m thinking when you tell someone that you’re buying a bookstore, you likely get the same reaction we […]

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  • A Little Book Signing Miracle…

    I’m not really sure how the book is doing in the big picture, and sometimes I’m discouraged that it hasn’t really seen a national stage. Then something like this happens … I told the What the Faulk Show podcast last night about a little book signing miracle: A woman stood before the table, clutching her […]

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  • Remembering that wild Super Bowl Contest & YOU

    Hard to believe that two years ago we were sprinting through Intuit’s Small Business Big Game contest.

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