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Oak Spring’s Favorite Heirloom Tomatoes

Oak Spring’s Favorite Heirloom Tomatoes

Do you have a favorite farm fresh tomato?    I love different tomatoes for different reasons.  They come in different colors, shapes, flavors and sizes. We grow heirlooms and a few hybrids. No GMOs here, ever. You ask at the farmer's market and sometimes even email me...

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Sh…how sweet it is

Sh…how sweet it is

Summer time Shishito fun!  Every year we grow a different amount and variety of sweet and hot peppers. Last year Shishito peppers were SO popular we couldn't keep up with demand. So this year-we grew twice as many.  We want everyone to get some this year! I blistered...

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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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