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Mighty Culinary Mushrooms

Blog: Harvest Michigan   -   Wednesday August 20, 2014   -   By Local Foodette

Mushrooms come in many varieties, both  edible  and toxic. Edible mushrooms are highly sought after due to their multitude of flavors, textures, and medicinal benefits. After the standard white button mushroom, shiitake and oyster mushrooms...

August 18, 2014 Tonopah Farmers Market

Blog: Tonopah Farmers Market   -   Saturday August 16, 2014   -   By Mary

  August 18, 2014 Tonopah Farmers Market     Featured “Locally-Grown Hero”: Each week we will give a shout out to businesses who have supported the TFM financially or with donated services.  We could not have the TFM without...

Sunny Saturday at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market!

Blog: Bluegrass Farmers Market   -   Friday August 15, 2014   -   By Kentucky Proud

It's that time in the bluegrass...students are back in school and the pools will soon be closed in anticipation of the cooler weather to come. For some reason many folks think that this means the farmers market will be closing soon. Both of our market...

Cherry tomatoes coming at you...

Blog: Tewksbury Grace Farm   -   Thursday August 14, 2014   -   By Johnny and Leah

Wow, what a rain event we had this week! Our farm recorded 5 inches of rain in 30 hours -- more than in the last 2 months. Fortunately, not a drop ran off the farm. Because you support our type of sustainable farming methods, all the rain and soil stayed...

Four great hand blended Teas to choose from this w...

Blog: Home Farm Herbery   -   Wednesday August 13, 2014   -   By Arlene

Four great hand blended Teas to choose from this week.  Order today for the best tea you will ever taste and get free shipping and a free herb, herb blend, tea sampler or Heirloom seed of our choice.  Hibiscus Mint Tea      ...

2014 Harvest Complete

Blog: Oregon Trail Garlic   -   Tuesday August 12, 2014   -   By Kevin

2014 Garlic Harvest is complete!  What a beautiful and bountiful harvest.  We have a lot of new varieties available this year on our website, that you should could and taste! Perhaps for the last time, we have a HUGE amount of Chesnok Red available...

Tomato Season

Blog: The Depot Farm   -   Monday August 11, 2014   -   By Phil

  Tomatoes; finally. About 10 days later than usual, but all the heirlooms are beginning to come in. Nice size, very little cracking, the bushes are loaded with them. No sign of blight (it's been a very wet year), plants are healthy and don't appear to be...

August 11, 2014 Tonopah Farmers Market

Blog: Tonopah Farmers Market   -   Sunday August 10, 2014   -   By Mary

  August 11, 2014 Tonopah Farmers Market     Featured “Locally-Grown Hero”: Each week we will give a shout out to businesses who have supported the TFM financially or with donated services.  We could not have the TFM without...

Saturday Happenings at the Bluegrass Farmers' Mark...

Blog: Bluegrass Farmers Market   -   Friday August 08, 2014   -   By Kentucky Proud

Have you talked to a “real” farmer lately? Sounds like a strange question but it really isn't when you think about it. Have you asked what type of green bean that is? What kind of corn is that? Is that an heirloom tomato and why doesn't it look...

Peppers... sweet and hot

Blog: Tewksbury Grace Farm   -   Thursday August 07, 2014   -   By Johnny and Leah

Some warm season items are finally trickling in  -- tomatillos, peppers, eggplant. The heirloom tomatoes teach us patience; the plants have lots of lovely fruit on them, but we are still a week or two out….but boy, will they be worth it! Like island...

Nancy's Vegan Greens Soup

Blog: Gandharva Farm   -   Wednesday August 06, 2014   -   By Rita

This one is sooo easy ... and you can use any of your dark leafy greens. Steam about 1/2 lb. of Collards and 1/2 lb. of Kale.  Also steam 2 medium potatoes.  Sautee chopped garlic and onions.  Place all in a blender, add some of the water from...

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A Night Out

Blog: North Star Homestead Farms, LLC   -   Wednesday August 06, 2014   -   By Ann, Laura, and Kara

“How come we don’t see you around town very much anymore?” is a not uncommon question.  “Don’t you girls get out and have fun?” The honest answer is that, between the chores, the shop, the market, the garden, running a business, and all the other...

Sudden Storms

Blog: North Star Homestead Farms, LLC   -   Wednesday August 06, 2014   -   By Ann, Laura, and Kara

The day even started hot, muggy, clingy.  A steady breeze helped keep the climbing heat from being entirely unbearable, but this was going to be one of those days where just keeping the animals alive and in the shade would be the major accomplishment...

Monsoon Season

Blog: North Star Homestead Farms, LLC   -   Wednesday August 06, 2014   -   By Ann, Laura, and Kara

The first couple of years after we moved up to the farm full-time offered classic Northwoods summers—cool, moist mornings, a little rain in the afternoons, and maybe three days of 80 degrees.  There really wasn’t any need for air conditioning, and we...

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Sommer's Zucchini Brownies

Blog: Gandharva Farm   -   Wednesday August 06, 2014   -   By Rita

  Zucchini Brownies submitted by Sommer. Brownies are upper right in photo. From Simply in Season , by Mary Beth Lind and Cathleen Hockman-Wert ( Simply in Season  is my all-time favorite, go-to cookbook.)   -1 cup flour ...

Sommer's Secret (Chard) Blueberry Bars

Blog: Gandharva Farm   -   Wednesday August 06, 2014   -   By Rita

  Secret Blueberry Bars Adapted from Deceptively Delicious , by Jessica Seinfeld. See Sommer's  Chard Puree recipe below this one to learn her Secret. Blueberry bars lower left, Zucchini brownies upper right. - 1 cup all-purpose...

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Elyse's Bread 'n Butter Zucchini Pickles

Blog: Gandharva Farm   -   Wednesday August 06, 2014   -   By Rita

  (Submitted by ee, original recipe by Tara Derr Webb ) Active Time: 30 minutes. Total 1 hr 30 min.plus overnight pickling Makes about 1 quart (or increase all accordingly) Ingredients 1 lb very firm medium zucchini, sliced crosswise 1/8 inch...

This week at Nelsfarm

Blog: Nelsfarm Produce   -   Wednesday August 06, 2014   -   By Teresa

The storm and wind took the roof off the hoop house last week.  Bummed at first but at least it wasn't winter when it happened.  We harvested the first of the grape yellow tomatoes.  They are the sweetest tasting tomatoes I have ever tasted....

Banana Nut Wraps

Blog: The Depot Farm   -   Monday August 04, 2014   -   By Phil

Here's an easy breakfast sandwich to have at home or on the go!   Thinly slice a banana and spread almond butter or your favorite nut spread on the slices; place in a double layer of romaine or iceberg lettuce and roll like a burrito. Make two or three...


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