We are fundraising now to expand our educational offerings for schools and parents, and prepare for the Spring plantings, when we give away garden plants to any US resident who signs a Pledge To Share from their garden.
We have a (chicken) Plate Sale this upcoming weekend, and then a music festival Labor Day Weekend (Sunday). For BOTH of these fundraisers, we are seeking help from local businesses and organizations.
We need the following supplies ASAP (we hope you will…Continue
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This year, we were able to get 1 dozen turkey eggs for our broody Australorp, Terry Yaki. She did well hatching 9/12 black spanish and blue slate heritage beauties on June 24. I swapped our original flock of four chickens into a permanent coop and moved the young turkeys and Mom to the 4 x 10 chicken tractor in mid-July. They adjusted well, foraging instantly and devouring any vegetable/fruit waste we gave them unlike last years' mutant Broad-breasted Whites. Those BBWs wouldn't even eat…Continue
Added by Mike Guzo on August 24, 2010 at 12:55pm — No Comments
Saving tomato seeds is very easy and a great way to continue growing your favorite variety of heirloom tomatoes for years to come. By saving the seeds from the best fruits of the season, you are assuring the continuation of excellent fruit production in the coming seasons. You are selecting the best from your own particular growing conditions, not some generalized hybrid seed meant to be grown anywhere.
Here is all you need to do:
Squeeze the seeds from a tomato into a…
2 Cups thinly sliced lemons with peel
6 cups water
4 1/2 cups sugar
*Combine lemon slices and water in large preserving kettle. Cook rpidly until tender, bout 20 mins. Stir occasionally.
*Drain and measure liquid; add enough water to make six cups. Add with sugar…
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Blue Hubbard Squashes
The Blue Hubbard's I fretted over so much this…Continue
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I've become hooked on Plarn. What is Plarn? Plastic yarn. Now, I haven't brought home a plastic grocery sack in about three years, but plenty of my friends and family do. I decided it was time to take some of those extra bags and turn them into something sturdy, cute, and reusable. I gathered bags from everyone I could think of, and began cutting them into one-inch strips that I could crochet with, like yarn. It's time consuming, but the end result is worth it. Here's a quick tutorial on how…Continue
1 Recipe Pastry Dough, rolled into a 12 inch round and chilled
1/3 cup fresh Basil Pesto
1 ½ cups fresh corn, blanched and cut off cobs
3 heirloom tomatoes, assorted colors, sliced
½ cup mild white cheese, Monterey jack or your choice
Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
1 tablespoon freshly grated parmesan…
Two years ago, I wrote a post about making chicken stock according to a recipe by Julia Child. I have been using that recipe ever since, every time I roast a…Continue
Added by Simona on August 15, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments
Even though it’s the middle of summer and no one is thinking about colds or the flu, it is NOW that you can be growing, harvesting, and making your medicine!
Below are 4 common garden herbs you may want to consider cultivating in your garden to help boost your immune system.
In a previous post, I reported about…Continue
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When you see beautiful bunches of rainbow chard like the ones in the photo, what is a farmers' market shopper to do?
I brought home one and used the leaves to prepare a very…Continue
Added by Simona on August 13, 2010 at 5:00pm — No Comments
Parker Farm CSA Share 8/11/10: 1 pint orange cherry tomatoes, 2 pounds red tomatoes, 1 pound green
peppers,1 eggplant, 2 pounds assorted potatoes, 1 pound green
beans, 1 bunch red Swiss chard and of course, the obligatory beets.
Yes, the cherry tomatoes tasted like…Continue