Browsing All posts tagged under »Local Food«

LFN: Blue Rooster Farm

March 28, 2012

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A Look at Our Local Food Network A few weeks back we had the pleasure of visiting with Roy and Julie at Blue Rooster Farm.  They are a grass-based farm, devoted to ecologically friendly practices.  Blue Rooster supplies meat and mushrooms to the CSA operated by Village Acres, a vegetable farm run by Roy’s extended […]

Marinading… with Milk?

August 3, 2011

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Since starting a recurring weekly order from our local raw dairy, we’ve loved it, haven’t looked back, and I am still surprised it took so long to get used to the raw milk idea.  Which is all great.  But then, Tuesday, aka Doomsday (kidding. sort of), rolls around and again, here we are, scouring the […]

The growth-cycle of garlic.

June 25, 2011

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Today is a cool summer day here in central PA, with a high of a heavenly 75 F. Even so, I can hardly conjure up the memory of those chilly days last fall that found us on our hands and knees poking garlic cloves into the ground. At that time of year, the garden is […]

Quick Pickles: Hot Cauliflower, Onions, and Scapes

June 22, 2011

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An spring-meets-summer quick pickle for mezze and munching.

An Evolving Garden Line-Up

May 16, 2011

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This year, we’re bringing back some tried-and-true and testing out some new, unusual varieties we found at the Seed Savers Exchange.  Successes, flops, and other updates to follow! We’re growing in central PA, in a valley that tends to the milder side of PA winters, but still with a shorter(ish) growing season. It’s been well, […]

Garden Watch: May 5 edition

May 5, 2011

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At the start of May, peas begin to climb, strawberries are blossoming, and tulips in full bloom. Harvest countdown has begun!

Off we go! Going to Work!

May 5, 2011

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A chicken crosses the road...