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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 ...

Tending Fertile Ground

I’ve been away, but I haven’t been far. I’ve been out in my garden. After the last gasp of winter last month, spring has sprung in its usual fashion, that is almost overnight. The flower and herb beds are coming alive with green, growing things, and the wooded area of our yard is leafing out ...

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Twitter Feed Bag: Week of April 9, 2017

You may have discovered my Twitter feed on the right hand side of the page here, or you may not have. That’s where you can find out what tweets I’ve liked and replied to recently. I thought I’d boost the signal on some of the food-related stories that have come across my feed, stories I ...

Using What You’ve Learned: Eating As Locally As You Choose

If you have spent some time with the seasonal fruits chart from Shari’s Berries, you have probably noticed that, according to the chart, most fruits are in season most of the time, somewhere. It’s that SOMEWHERE that is the important point. Let me explain. I commented on the chart’s inclusion of strawberries as an early ...

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