Happy Trails, 2020 Interns!

Congratulations to our 2020 New Farmer Academy graduates: Becca, Maddie, and India! 2020 was a year of tremendous growth for our beginning farmer internship program, as well as for our interns. Happily, all three of them are planning to return to Countryside next...

A Guide to All Things Squash This Season

It’s finally squash season! Nothing will get you into the holiday spirit like a colorful addition to the family table, and squash certainly gets that job done. Because there are so many varieties and applications, you should be utilizing squash as much as possible...

What type of apple should you try?

Just like people, there are oodles of apples in our world, all with different characteristics. Take the quiz below to find out which apple you should try this fall!  Keep a running tally in your head while you take this quiz. To get your results, you will add up the...

Garlic: the sky’s *not* the limit

Meet garlic – a common crop that adds an essential taste to millions of recipes! Open up any cookbook and you will be sure to find garlic listed as an ingredient. While it adds great flavor in moderate amounts, too much can be a bit intense. I’m sure you’ve...

The Importance of Buying Local Produce 

As fall overcomes us, seasonal produce begin to dwindle, but there are still so many delicious fall produce that can be purchased locally. Fruits and vegetables not only are essential to practice a healthy diet and to stay in shape, they are also essential for many...

What is a Rhizome?

Gingerbread, ginger beer, and gingersnaps are all made possible by a knobby little vegetable called – you guessed it – ginger. At the grocery store, you can buy ginger in a variety of forms, including fresh and whole, dried and powdered, preserved,...

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