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All Blog Posts Tagged 'locavore' (7)

5 Reasons Why I Love Farmers Markets

For HOMEGROWN types, shopping at the farmers market is a given, right? It’s simple: support local farmers, get fresh produce. But for others, it’s not that obvious.

 

Last weekend I took two of my friends from Northeastern University to the SoWA Open Market here in Boston, which includes a farmers market, as well as food trucks and artisan vendors. We picked up some of the usual suspects: squash, tomatoes, corn, peppers, eggplant,…

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Added by Toni Tiemann on August 5, 2013 at 2:59pm — 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

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

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

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