It’s really getting to be tomato time!
Recently I attended a weekend workshop focused on forest farming.
I can hear you ask, “What’s forest farming?”
Well, it’s the process of growing non-timber forest crops beneath the canopy of an established forest. In this way, forest farming is a form of “productive conservation” – you’re reaping benefits of crops grown in the forest while protecting the land from destruction. Examples of non-timber forest farmed products include: maple syrup, medicinal plants, mushrooms, nuts, ornamental woodland species, and fruit. (Learn more here.)
It is the most wonderful time of year for eating local foods! I just can’t believe how abundant things are at the market and in our garden. It’s delightful!
It’s also the time of year when people start wondering – what do I do with all this zucchini?! Luckily, blueberries are also plentiful at this time of year and the combination makes for a delicious and pretty nutritious muffin. Continue reading
Summer is in full swing.
My breakfasts are full of local berries,
and my little urban yard brings a plethora of goodies. It’s pretty amazing what can fit in a small space when you fill it to the brim! It’s certainly not a garden of perfect little rows, but it is producing a lot and no space is lost.
Have you spotted ramps while roaming through the forest or at your farmers’ market this year? They’re fun to cook with and fun to harvest.
We’re nearing the end of ramp season, but there’s still time to try this delicious recipe! Someone special recommended a version of it several months ago, and I was excited to finally have ramps around so that I could try it. It’s a great way to taste the season! Continue reading
Today I’m happy to announce the debut of a new ebook, Farm to Table Through the Year: 12 Months of Fresh Food From the Garden. This helpful book is a collection of growing tips, recipes, and inspiration for each of the 12 months of the year. Continue reading
Nature is wavering back and forth with her weather, but there are increasingly more signs that Spring is on the way. Continue reading