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Self Care Sunday

Self Care Sunday

I know it's Friday...but I want to talk about Self Care Sunday. Sunday's are my day off. Sure, I have chicken & greenhouse chores and often find myself toiling in the fields doing some of my favorite tasks (weeding for me is a Zen meditation) but it's a day off...

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Happy Fava’s Day

Happy Fava’s Day

Every year, without fail, the fava beans are ready to pick the week leading up to Father's Day.  So I invited Dad out to the garden on his side of the street for a pic yesterday afternoon.  Fava beans, or broad beans, are green legumes that come in pods.  Perhaps your...

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You Can’t  EScape It. Saute or bake it!

You Can’t EScape It. Saute or bake it!

  My introduction to true market gardening came 10 years ago when I joined the Beginning Farmer Training program.   My mentor, Jack Gurley, of Calvert's Gift Farm sent us out in the field to harvest garlic scapes. What?  Pull this tender flower stalky looking...

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Farm Fresh vs. Store Bought-What’s the Difference?

Farm Fresh vs. Store Bought-What’s the Difference?

Remember what the produce aisle looked like when you were a kid?  Maybe I'm dating myself but growing up in Central New York you couldn't buy strawberries, tomatoes or watermelon in January.  Most people ate canned veggies (homemade or store bought) in the winter and...

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What’s NOT at the Grocery Store?

What’s NOT at the Grocery Store?

Me! Your Neighborhood Farmer. Long before I became a farmer, I became a food lover.  I understood the importance of food through mom's homemade meals and baking with my grandma. Family functions focused around everyone bringing their signature dish or beloved family...

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What Does Earth Day 2022 Mean To You?

What Does Earth Day 2022 Mean To You?

Thousands of Southern Californians gathered on the beach in Santa Monica Sunday, April 22, 1990 to celebrate Earth Day 1990. The crowds listened to speeches by political figures, celebrities and were serenaded with "This Land Is Your Land" by Peter, Paul and Mary....

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