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Cookbooks: Not Just for Pressing Tofu

Cookbooks: Not Just for Pressing Tofu

The number one thing I use my cookbooks for is pressing my tofu. Years ago, I learned that if you really want to have a nice, dry, springy cube of tofu (which I do), you should let it rest for a few hours, topped with some heavy books. The heaviest books I have just...

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Another Day Another Daikon

Another Day Another Daikon

If it wasn't for Larry at Infinite Garden, my experience at the grocery store the other day would've been just ordinary. Because of Larry, the beautiful produce he grows, and the kind and thoughtful way he answers my questions, my exclamation of "what's that?!" was...

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Our Hand in Change for the Better

Our Hand in Change for the Better

Stacy discovered Countryside Farmers' Markets a few years ago. She had recently had her second daughter and was receiving WIC benefits. WIC was distributing their Farmers' Market Nutrition Program vouchers at the Highland Square market. This was Stacy's first visit to...

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Book Review: Eating on the Wild Side

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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New Favorite Sweatshirt

New Favorite Sweatshirt

Do you have a favorite sweatshirt? That one that is so comfy and also fits so well?  Do you wear it to bed, to run errands, to the movies, and to the farmers market? Does it also have a spaghetti sauce stain, a hole in the sleeve, and become so thread bare that maybe...

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Local Gift Guide with the Team

Local Gift Guide with the Team

What do you get the person that has everything, the person that's really picky, or the person that you feel deserves something more than the convenient gift card? The answer is simple, something thoughtful and unique! The choices at both Countryside Old Trail School...

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Forever Grateful

Forever Grateful

The holiday season is here! The holidays are servant reminders to me to be grateful, kind and giving. I vividly remember holiday visits to my Grandparents. We’d eat lots of food – especially treats that were usually scarce at home, like veggie trays with fancy dips...

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