What the Heck is Celeriac

Have you ever felt adventurous enough to purchase a vegetable you weren’t familiar with and attempt to cook it? I did once, and I don’t regret a thing. I know all about celery (hellooo ants on a log), but have you heard of celeriac? It’s a variety of...

Thanksgiving: local or bust

I’m not a very good cook – I’m mediocre at best, but Thanksgiving has always been a time for me to get in there and get adventurous. I’ve done things like try a new stuffing recipe, foolishly buying fresh bread the day before and then realizing...

Squash Hands

I call it squash hands. The mysterious transformation of the skin on my hands after I cut up a butternut squash. It gets orange and tight and feels like I dipped my hands in gorilla glue. Like all things that ail me, I took to google. Turns out it’s a real thing...

Howe Meadow Season Finale

27 markets 79 varieties of tomatoes 14 volunteers 13 tents 4 vehicles stuck in the mud 2 wasp nests 3 portapotty locks 4 keys locked in cars 1 coyote sighting 36,473 customers 387 SNAP transactions 1 pie party 72 vendors 17 farmers 23 cooking demos 27 musicians 18...

A Salute to Volunteers

Volunteers are the backbone and the best kept secret of Countryside Farmers’ Markets. I would run out of fingers if I tried to count the number of times my day has been saved by volunteers. It’s hard to express the level of dedication and the ways in which...