Eggplant: A Proverbial Fruit

“The happiest omen for a New Year is first Mount Fuji, then the falcon, and lastly eggplant.” This Japanese proverb highlights one of the products that’s hot on the market: eggplant! Also called aubergine in other countries, eggplant is a versatile food. The name...

Cabbage: From Farm to Folklore

Coleslaw, sauerkraut, soups, salads…there are so many ways to enjoy cabbage! Cabbage is one of the oldest vegetables in existence, giving the world plenty of time to develop flavorful recipes. Ancient texts and depictions tell us that cabbage was widely consumed...

Broccoli: From Farm to Market

Broccoli: you either love it or hate it. If you love it, you’re in luck! Like many other vegetables, it is packed with nutrients such as fiber, vitamin C, and potassium. If you don’t love it, don’t go away just yet. As broccoli hits the market, we wanted to remind you...

Just Beet It

If puns are your thing, this is the article for you! If not, feel free to just roll your eyes. Either way, read below to learn some fun facts about beets.    Waiting for the Beet to Drop The prime harvest season for beets is June through October, but you can pretty...

Produce Storage: Best practices for optimal freshness

Each week, the vendors at Countryside Farmers’ Market at Howe Meadow will be harvesting more and more beautiful produce. It’s exciting! With this excitement, we might find ourselves buying a lot, maybe more than we can eat. So what’s the best way to preserve the...

The Green Bean Family Tree

Green beans may have originated in Peru, but they certainly didn’t stay hidden there! Today, green beans are the third most common home-grown vegetable in the United States, falling behind tomatoes and peppers. Whether they’ve been fresh, from a can, or frozen, it is...

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