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How To Make Your Own Sauerkraut or Kimchi

Something you may not know about me is that I teach classes.

(Nope, not school classes.  Don't worry, haha!)

I teach classes on food in the community. 

Eating more veggies.  Fermentation.  Kombucha and Kefir.  Things like that.  

I've been doing it for over 10 years.  And I love it.

What is in the Winter CSA?

It’s warm August and you’re spending time in the lake, in the kayak, and outside picking berries… Winter is the furthest thing from your mind.

Everywhere you go, people are talking about the heat and humidity. You join in, but you have a nagging feeling in the back of your mind reminding you that soon things will change. Soon enough we’ll all be complaining about the cold and snow.

How to Take the Bite Out of Radishes and Love Them

“Radishes are too spicy for me!”

I hear this all the time from friends, family, and CSA members.

Is that you, too?

Well, I have got a secret to tell you.

You can still love radishes because of this trick I’m about to share with you.

And while I don’t mind their “bite”, once I tried them this way, I eat way more radishes and enjoy them more!

Give it a try…


What In The World Is A Garlic Scape And How Do I Use It?

You’ve heard of garlic. You’ve used it. You love it!

But when you add the word “scape” at the end of garlic, you’re confused.

What the heck is a garlic scape?

I totally understand. Garlic scapes are not something I’d ever heard of until I got into farming.

They look like this:



How To Use More Fresh Herbs In Your Kitchen

Fresh herbs, ahhhh!

They are just are so luxurious with their beautiful scent, fresh appearance, and unbeatable taste!

Do you ever just put your nose into them to get the full herby experience?? I totally do!

Basil, dill, parsley, cilantro, sage, thyme…. Mmmmm!

The list that can be grown in Maine is long and wonderful! (We even have lemongrass in our CSA member PYO gardens this year!)

How To Freeze Greens To Save for Later Use

Are your eyes bigger than your stomach?

Is your garden going to be bursting with fresh green-ness SOON?

Are you anticipating that your fridge could be full of greens from your CSA share that you just can't quite keep up with?

No matter what, summertime brings a welcome bounty of green food, after a sparse spring and white winter.

But once the garden comes in, you may find yourself overloaded and not sure how to eat them all before they go bad. 


How To Make Your Own Salad Dressing

I was recently talking to a friend of mine who is really into veggies. He said, a little regretfully,

“The one thing I don’t do is make my own salad dressings.”

My conversation with my friend gave me the idea to write this blog post! 

Maybe you also wish you made your own salad dressings but don't know where to start?

I can help!

How To Grow A Great Organic Garden

Gardening is fun and relaxing… that’s why so many of us do it, right?!

It's the same reason we love farming!

But let’s face the facts, like most things, if a little thoughtful planning goes into it, it usually goes much better!

That’s certainly been true for us over the past 11 years of running our own farm.

Here are our top tips and tricks that we’ve learned along our way of organic gardening that can help you make the most out of yours!

How To Make A Garden With Bare Root Perennials

Are you ready to get your hands in the soil this spring?

To plant some things that can and will make a difference in this uncertain world?

Perennial plants can help you keep busy creating positive changes in your world in a variety of ways by:

How To Boost Your Immune System With Fresh Veggies

Everyone knows that veggies are vital for a healthy diet in the best of times, right?

Right now supporting your immune system has gotta be especially important with all that’s going on!

And you may have some unexpected time on your hands and might be getting a little stir-crazy looking for things to do!

How about cooking up some immune-boosting veggie recipes while you’re staying at home?

That’s my idea of a productive time!