Summer Garden in Review: What the Heck Happened to My Tomatoes?

By Monday, September 5, 2011 0 , , , , Permalink 0

We only just put in our first vegetable garden last summer because my oldest was participating in a cabbage growing contest through school.  Before then, I had always opted for taking advantage of the bounty of my dad's summer gardens, without actually putting in any of the labor and care myself.  But when Charlie's cabbage was ...

Farmers’ Market, Anyone?

By Wednesday, August 17, 2011 0 , Permalink 0

I love the term "locavore" and the idea behind it:  consuming locally grown foods to support local growers, while cutting down on fossil fuel use necessary for transporting foods over long distances.  Although we couldn't completely embrace the locavore lifestyle (the children insist on bananas and citrus fruits), it's nice to do what we can, ...