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The Importance of Buying Local Produce 

The idea of “eat local” is getting more and more attention recently. Maybe it’s the pandemic, maybe it’s due to more informed consumers, but why is this important? Most of us buy our produce at the supermarket, and visit a farmers’...

Farm Fresh Foods that Boost Immunity

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines “immunity” as “a condition of being able to resist a particular disease, especially through preventing the development of a pathogenic microorganism or by counteracting the effects of its products.” Essentially, immunity is the...

Easy and Fun Way to Make Jam from Ripe Summer Fruits

Summer is a great time to learn and try new things; whether that be gardening, a new outdoor activity, or in this case a new recipe. Summer is THE time to try new recipes that require fresh fruit since most fruits are their ripest in the summer. If you’ve never...

How Much Food Should You Grow for Your Household?

~This blog is brought to you by Grace Quarer at Park Seed~ Trying to figure out how much food to grow for your household is not as simple as it may seem. It really takes a few seasons to get it right and, then, there are still variables. The first decision you have to...

Book Review: Eating on the Wild Side

One of my favorite things about being a farmers’ market manager is talking with the farmers and food entrepreneurs! Recently, I was chatting with Jimmy Myers from Front 9 Farm and we were discussing how food can be used as medicine for the prevention/repair of certain...

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