Farmers’ Market/CSA Report #8, August 2017

The weather was so unpredictable last Saturday that I did not make it out to the Farmers’ Market. This week has been National Farmers Market week, of course, because that is how my life works. Luckily, plenty of other people wrote some great things for you to read instead of my report. At Modern Farmer, ...

Farmers’ Market/CSA Report #7, August 2017

Direct from the drug-infested den of New Hampshire, I bring you my latest report. (Procrastination is sometimes a beautiful thing. If you are befuddled by my description of New Hampshire, I am quoting our President. Really, click this link to the Washington Post, and read on down a bit.) Behold, the fine fruits, vegetables, meats, cheeses, ...

Farmers’ Market/CSA Report #6, July 2017

  This week’s Farmers’ Market offering is purposely low on vegetables. The CSA share from last week was so generous that we were still working on it when I went to the market Saturday. But I did not come away empty-handed. The peaches and berries are so abundant this year, something I am definitely thankful ...

Farmers’ Market/CSA Report #5, July 2017

We’ve had cloudy, gray, rainy weather for a few days now, with temperatures cooler than normal for this time of year. Fruits and vegetables need sunshine to ripen, so it was not a surprise that some summer produce is a bit slow arriving at the market. Fortunately, I did find lots of things I can ...

Farmers’ Market/CSA Report #4, July 2017

This post is a bit tardy, as I have been completely obsessed with preparing myself for the return of Game of Thrones this Sunday night. When I say obsessed, I mean binge-watching Season 6 so I can remember all the absolutely awesome stuff that happened, and all the horrific evil stuff that happened, and to ...

Farmers’ Market/CSA Report #3, July 2017

As I pulled into a parking spot in the lot where our Farmers’ Market sets up each week during the summer, I noticed it looks a little smaller than it has in previous years. The little ring of canopies and tables isn’t filling up quite as much space as it used to. This could change, ...

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Twitter Feed Bag: Week of June 26, 2017

This Twitter Feed Bag actually covers two weeks, beginning with some of the biggest news in the organic/natural food world, and some analysis of what that might mean to consumers, farmers, and small food producers. The announcement of Amazon’s offer to purchase Whole Foods on June 16 caused quite a buzz in the food world. ...

Farmers’ Market/CSA Report #2, June 2017

Summer has finally arrived here in New England, reflected in the variety and bounty of products available at this week’s Farmers’ Market and in our first CSA share of the year. The Farmers’ Market acquisitions this week: granola, cheddar English muffins, Sweet Orange Chili Relish, lettuce, broccoli, zucchini, radishes, snap peas, goat kabob meat, tomatoes, ...

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Farmers’ Market Report #1, June 2017

Saturday morning was cool and cloudy. It was a perfect day to venture into our local Pick-Your-Own Strawberries field, on its opening day. About an hour later, 10 pounds of strawberries covered my kitchen counter, laid out on dishtowels, still damp from the previous night’s rain. After a quick shower and change of my equally ...

Strawberry-Rhubarb-Ginger Jam

It’s about three weeks until our first CSA pickup for the season, and probably only two weeks until the pick-your-own strawberry patches open up, so I took the plunge and used the last bag of frozen strawberries, with the handful of rhubarb stalks I harvested from the backyard this week, and made some jam. As I have mentioned ...

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