Harvest Newsletter

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Greetings from the Garden! This week’s CSA box has tomatoes, potatoes, peppers, carrots, onions, garlic, eggplant, cabbage, greens, basil, parsley, and cilantro Field Notes.  Ken has been harvesting!  And he is planting fall crops as well.  He has been mulching and composting and preparing the soil where the mobile tunnel will move for late fall and winter. From the Kitchen.  I am moving into preserving mode.    Last week I made jams and froze ripe …

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Peaches this Year

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Ken loves stone fruit like peaches, apricots, cherries, nectarines.  They are always on the Environmental Working Groups “Dirty Dozen” list for chemical pesticide residues, so we avoid any thing that is not organically grown.  this year while visiting some friends I was able to get a box of organic peaches.  And our host who knows Ken loves peaches offered a second box.  I came home and set them on the cook stove to watch for …

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Preserving the Harvest – Jam

This time of year as the tsunami of produce arrives, it is time to think of the future in addition to the present.  Preserving that summer bounty is crucial to eating year around local food.  In addition to freezing berries and this year, peaches, I also make jam. Our jam is maximum fruit with minimum sugar, and pectin.  I searched for the recipe that gave me the least amount of cooking time and additional ingredients.  …

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