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Two Winter Pear Preserves

I spent the midnight hour a few nights ago working magic with some pears.  

Butternut Squash and Pear Preserves
Pear Cinnamon Jam

Enjoy!

Added by Jay Geneske on January 31, 2012 at 9:33am — 9 Comments

HoneyBea Farm, the Beginning

HoneyBea taste-testing the garlic

Welcome to HoneyBea Farm. We are a small urban farmstead with just over an acre, a couple…

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Added by Jen Garrison on January 26, 2012 at 12:00am — 1 Comment

Cranberry Apple Chutney


This is a winner. Tart, sweet, savory, chewy, and sour. All at the same time. Will wonders never cease?

Cranberry Apple Chutney

Adapted from a few sources
Makes about two pints for about $5

Full recipe at Local Me.

Added by Jay Geneske on January 1, 2012 at 11:30pm — 2 Comments

HOMEGROWN Fair Winners and Wrap-Up!

The first-ever HOMEGROWN Fair was a huge success! A hearty thank you to all who shared photos, videos, recipes, stories and skills over the past month. What a year you’ve all had – and how wonderful it is to share in your accomplishments and learn something new from each submission. The Fair was a…

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Added by HOMEGROWN.org on December 9, 2011 at 3:28pm — 4 Comments

Sunchoke, Apple, Beet, and Fennel Salad

I'm in love with sunchokes. I just came up with a recipe for a side dish that pairs their whispered nutty flavor with the licorice nip of fennel, and the smack of apple. I'm thinking I'll remake this for a unique Thanksgiving side.


Added by Jay Geneske on November 12, 2011 at 7:28pm — 1 Comment

Buttercup Squash

Greetings! I recently made a dynamite soup with buttercup squash (recipe here). I definitely struggled with peeling its really tough skin. Any recommendations?

Added by Jay Geneske on November 9, 2011 at 9:09am — 3 Comments

Homegrown Fair Submission: Sweet Potato Enchiladas

I've spent the year trying to eat as locally as possible (blog: Local Me). I read about sweet potato enchiladas in Farmer John's cookbook. My recipe goes in a different direction, especially with the spices. 



Sweet Potato Enchiladas



10 corn tortillas

3-4 sweet potatoes, prepared for mashing (baked in oven, stove or microwave)

2-3 tablespoons of butter

1 onion, diced

4…

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Added by Jay Geneske on November 7, 2011 at 9:14am — No Comments

Occupy Against Big Food

On Saturday October 29th, I along with other weather-hardy Farm Aid staffers, traveled through rain, wind, snow, and hail to New York City to Occupy Against Big Food.

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Added by Caroline Malcolm on October 31, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

HOMEGROWN Fair Submissions

Hi folks! Yesterday we posted about our first-ever HOMEGROWN Fair.  We're looking for your submissions (new or old posts) to be included in the healthy competition for a few great HOMEGROWN prizes! Just post a member blog with the title "HOMEGROWN Fair Submission," or edit the title of an older post from this year to be included (be sure to change the post time and date…

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Added by HOMEGROWN.org on October 27, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

A pumpkin carving feast!

Cross-posted on Local Me.

Autumn rustles through the maples of Manhattan, sweeping away the tomatoes, corn, zucchinis, and berries of our Indian summer. I focused on the hearty, auburn, and waxy season-transition vegetables at my farmers' market class last weekend. Indeed, this is the time for roasting, stewing, and…

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Added by Jay Geneske on October 24, 2011 at 12:39pm — 5 Comments

Getting Canned - first attempt at canning

Cross-posted from Local Me.



No local food journey would be complete without preserving the harvest. Freezing, drying, pickling, and...canning. I grew up with dusty glass jars shelved like aged books below the basement steps, each lid personally labeled by my mom or an aunt.



I recently ordered canning equipment through Amazon.com and set aside time on a Saturday to can…

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Added by Jay Geneske on October 18, 2011 at 10:00pm — 6 Comments

Fall Hiking

In between water sports and downhill skiing, I get my outdoors fix with some crisp, scenic hikes during the fall season. As the leaves turn and the air cools, it’s the perfect time of year to lace up those boots, fill a daypack and hit the trails!

 

Photo by…

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Added by Caroline Malcolm on September 29, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Americas funniest food ironies!

You either have to laugh or cry at these!:



1. The very same company that makes Agent Orange- one of the deadliest toxic chemicals known to man (Monsanto)- is also allowed to put chemicals in your foods and in your seeds.



2. In food labelling, the FDA demands labels for all sorts of food additives, except ones that make up less than 1% of the indredients. Ironically, these are the indredients so toxic and strong that they wouldnt be able to be used in a bigger quantity… Continue

Added by Tabitha Farrar on September 28, 2011 at 11:52am — 1 Comment

Grocery Co-op Offers Families Sustainable Choices



As the parent of a young child, Allyn Richardson says she considers food…

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Added by Flour Sack Mama on September 20, 2011 at 7:25pm — 1 Comment

Infinite Varieties and $5 Challenge

Added a new blog post over at Local Me (http://localme.tumblr.com) talking about my Farmers Market class, Slow Food's $5 Challenge, and an amazing recipe for Tomato Cobbler.

My goal is to make local food accessible and exciting for the average person. I'd appreciate your thoughts and comments on the content, format, etc.

Added by Jay Geneske on September 19, 2011 at 11:21am — 1 Comment

Locavore Living Update

While I do try to think locally when I shop for food, clothing, and entertainment, factors like price, convenience, and quality always rear their heads as I approach the cash register.  I sometimes feel guilt when I buy strawberries from California in the winter, or when I purchase organic arugula at a local store, instead of hitting up the neighborhood Farmers’ Market.  But more often than not, the largest portion of my day-to-day purchases are local and/or sustainably produced goods.  I…

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Added by Caroline Malcolm on September 16, 2011 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

The Month of the Locavore

Today is September 1st. It marks my transition into Fall (even though I have 20 days left of summer). I have packed up (most of) my sundresses, sandals, and popsicles in favor of fall tweeds, boots, and pies!



Yesterday, HOMEGROWNer Kristen, posted a blog about her decision to enter the NOFA-NY Locavore Challenge - http://www.nofany.org/events/ny-locavore-challenge. I was inspired by her excitement and passion to embrace… Continue

Added by Caroline Malcolm on September 1, 2011 at 5:43pm — 1 Comment

HOMEGROWN Cookoff 2011: Compound Butter

As the summer winds down (nooooooooo!), my herb garden is overflowing and in need of some trimming. I can't bear to compost all of the lovely flavor that's been growing, so here's my solution. I chose to combine thyme, rosemary and sage for a handy store of herb butter to smear on a whole chicken for roasting. Come January, February and March, won't it be nice to revisit summer…

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Added by Cornelia on August 26, 2011 at 10:57am — No Comments

College Students Get Fresh Food Choices

Students returning to campus at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville will have a fitting alternative to the usual fast-food destinations. Their classmates in the organic crop production program are serving up a fresh market with food and entertainment planned through mid-October.

 

Students can shop the UT Market without having to…

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Added by Flour Sack Mama on August 13, 2011 at 4:48pm — No Comments

Canning for Food Security and Sustainability – Part 1

A while ago, I read a lot about post carbon.

 

 

Which led me to read about peak oil, through the lens of our suburban life in the outskirts of Montreal.

 

 

Which led me to read about british-born…

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Added by Zoubida Ayyadi on June 22, 2011 at 12:30am — 4 Comments

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