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Soup Jazz Sunday: Coconut Curry Noodle Soup

Most weekends, Emily Eagan gets together with her loved ones to cook a big pot of soup and listen to music. Lucky for us, she shares the resulting recipe and playlist, Soup Jazz Sunday, with HOMEGROWN. Stay tuned for another helping!…

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Added by Emily Eagan on February 23, 2015 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

Young & Green: Danny's Food Diary

You’re reading Young & Green, the new group blog written by participants of Grow NYC’s Youthmarket. This network of urban farm stands is operated by neighborhood youth, supplied by local farmers, and supplies communities throughout…

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Added by HOMEGROWN.org on February 23, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

14 Chocolatey Chocolate-Filled Recipes for Your Valentine

If you don’t have a gift for your sweetheart this Valentine's Day, don’t fret. We’ve rounded up 14 chocolicious recipes—for February 14, of course!—from HOMEGROWN’s home cooks. You know that old maxim about the way to the heart being through the stomach? We hereby declare it true. Seventy-five hundred HOMEGROWN members and counting can’t be wrong. …

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Added by HOMEGROWN.org on February 11, 2015 at 4:30pm — 3 Comments

Soup Jazz Sunday: Roasted Cauliflower Soup and Sonny Rollins

Most weekends, Emily Eagan gets together with her loved ones to cook a big pot of soup and listen to music. She shares the result, Soup Jazz Sunday, with HOMEGROWN. Stay tuned for another helping!…

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Added by Emily Eagan on February 11, 2015 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Young & Green: Danny on Perseverance, Patience, and the Funny Thing About Beets

You’re reading Young & Green, the new group blog written by participants of Grow NYC’s Youthmarket, a network of urban farm stands operated by neighborhood youth and supplied by local farmers, bringing fresh fruits and veggies to communities throughout NYC. Pretty cool,…

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Added by HOMEGROWN.org on February 2, 2015 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Soup Jazz Sunday: Butternut Squash Soup

A recipe and playlist borrowed from her weekly get-together with her loved ones, Soup Jazz Sunday comes from HOMEGROWN and Farm Aid’s intern,…

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Added by Emily Eagan on January 29, 2015 at 1:30pm — No Comments

5 Tips (and no Tricks) to Feed Your Family from the Farm Share

I often get asked "What do I do if my kid/spouse/guinea pig won't eat _______ [insert name of vegetable]?"



While pondering what to do with a new-to-us vegetable in the CSA box, celeriac, I wrote up a list of tips that have worked for us over the past 9 CSA seasons.  No tricks, though--the whole family knows what's in the meal.

You can find the…

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Added by Kirsten Madaus on January 26, 2015 at 11:13am — No Comments

Make Your Own Organic Liquid Fertilizer

Originally shared at 

Before I give you my recipe I need to be very clear.  ALFALFA is considered a "high risk crop."  This means that Alfalfa is on of the top 10 Genetically Modified plants in the US.  



From the Non-GMO Project,

High-Risk…

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Added by Marianne Smith on January 26, 2015 at 9:35am — No Comments

Soup Jazz Sunday: Portuguese Kale and Sausage Soup

Soup Jazz Sunday is a recipe and playlist courtesy of HOMEGROWN and Farm Aid’s intern, Emily Eagan, a music industry major at Northeastern University. Stay tuned for another helping!…

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Added by Emily Eagan on January 22, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Young & Green: Dekendra

You’re reading Young & Green, a new group blog written by participants of Grow NYC’s Youthmarket, a network of urban farm stands operated by neighborhood youth, supplied by local farmers, and designed to bring fresh fruits and veggies to communities throughout NYC. Pretty…

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Added by HOMEGROWN.org on January 22, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Weasels are EVIL

My poor chickens... I had seven lovely little hens, and they were just starting to think about laying again.

Now I've got one hen, who is IN THE HOUSE and staying there, and a lot of feathers...

Added by Jana Franzen on January 19, 2015 at 4:46pm — 2 Comments

Young & Green: Introducing Phylisha (And a New Blog!)

Welcome to Young & Green, a brand new group blog here on HOMEGROWN written by current and former participants of…

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Added by HOMEGROWN.org on January 13, 2015 at 1:30pm — No Comments

15 Ways to warm up without turning up the thermostat

Winter has been hitting much of the country especially hard this year. Luckily, there are lots more ways to warm up besides putting on socks or turning up the thermostat.

 From yogic breathing to spicy foods to heated rice packs,…

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Added by Alicia Bayer on January 12, 2015 at 10:54pm — No Comments

New Year, New Skills

Been a busy 4 months with little time to say hey y'all. During this time, I learned the boys are rainbow loom masters, me, fat fingers. So, not to be out done (male vanity kicked it), I'm learning to weave and loom knit while teaching the boys as I go. Funny how fast they pick it up and do better than I with a little encouragement. Weaved 2 baby blankets, 1 more in the loom, & 2 heart shaped trivets. Knitted 8 Christmas gift scarfs with 10 more in the que. Appears, folks still like gifts… Continue

Added by John F. Houpt II, PhD on January 10, 2015 at 10:36am — 2 Comments

My Mother's Lefse

While most of my blog is about how I feed my family from our CSA farm share, every once in a while I step out of that routine. Sometimes I'm sharing what I did with good deals from the grocery store, sometimes ice cream desserts, and sometimes I use the blog as a family recipe log.

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Added by Kirsten Madaus on January 9, 2015 at 8:19pm — 2 Comments

Plant Heirloom Seeds for VICTORY!

Originally shared at Back to the Basics

I have shared about VICTORY GARDEN here on several occasions. …

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Added by Marianne Smith on December 27, 2014 at 7:35am — No Comments

Chicken Run

It is official. I am smarter than a chicken.

Henny, our scrawny white leghorn, has been escaping from the chicken run for the last few weeks. It was annoying, especially after we closed all of the obvious escape routes, but not that big a deal. After all, chickens just want to be with the flock, so, after a few moments of running around and shouting “Free at last!” she would wander back to the coop and dig through the garden bed next door, waiting for the gate to open for her…

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Added by Charlyn on December 15, 2014 at 12:34am — No Comments

Go Green; Literally! Funky Upcycling and Recycling Ideas for Your Plant Pots

A trip to the nursery is possibly the most calming and refreshing experience. Walking around, choosing your plants and just being in the presence of nature’s bounty does some amazing things for your emotional health. I know I can hardly wait for my annual trip to the nursery!

 There is one downside, however. Plants are sold in plastic pots. When we come home we plant them in our gardens. What happens to all the plastic pots? Most recyclers do not accept planters as a recyclable as…

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Added by Anne Staley on December 12, 2014 at 5:00am — No Comments

Sound Bites: Night Lights

In the spirit of our big sibling, Farm Aid, we’re pleased to introduce a new column celebrating that classic duo of music and food. Sound Bites, by HOMEGROWN member Toni Tiemann, surveys what up-and-coming bands are cooking, eating, and drooling over. Got a group to recommend? Shoot Toni a note!…

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Added by HOMEGROWN.org on November 25, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

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