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Putting Up your Fall Harvest: Winter Squash

Credit: Tim Sackton

This series is for farmers, gardeners, or anyone overloaded with produce. Written by Monica Johnson, a woman who farmed her way from Brooklyn, NY to her current home in Deep East Texas, “Putting Up Your Harvest” is full of tips and tricks to keep your food waste down and your culinary enjoyment lasting throughout the colder seasons. Enjoy these clever ways to preserve your fruitful harvest. Winter squash is grown in the summer, but harvested […]

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December 19, 2014 at 8:00 amAgriculture Seasonal Recipes

Take Your Dream Vacation in a Gingerbread House

Take Your Dream Vacation in a Gingerbread House

How would you like to stay in a cozy gingerbread cabin for the holidays? Or is a gingerbread camper more your style? For the fanciest among you, there’s even a modern gingerbread home to satisfy all your architectural desires. The homes are the product of a for-charity advertising campaign by the McKinney agency. To organize your stay, visit their host site Gingerbread bnb (if only this were a real Airbnb spinoff) and book your trip. Just don’t […]

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December 17, 2014 at 8:00 amCulture

Food News Fast – December 15, 2014

Food News Fast – December 15, 2014

Do you know your donkeys from your asses? [Modern Farmer] The tough working conditions at Mexico’s largest farms. [LA Times] Better distribution could be the key to cutting down on food waste. [Grist] Congress wants the committee designing the new Dietary Guidelines to stick to nutrition. [NPR] Updating food safety for the modern world. [Modern Farmer] California dairy farmers are migrating to the Midwest. [Harvest Public Media] Why your flight attendant often feels like an […]

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December 15, 2014 at 1:42 pmFood News Fast News

Putting Up Your Fall Harvest: Cabbage

Putting Up Your Fall Harvest: Cabbage

This series is for farmers, gardeners, or anyone overloaded with produce. Written by Monica Johnson, a woman who farmed her way from Brooklyn, NY to her current home in Deep East Texas, “Putting Up Your Harvest” is full of tips and tricks to keep your food waste down and your culinary enjoyment lasting throughout the colder seasons. Enjoy these clever ways to preserve your fruitful harvest. Cabbage is a brassica, related to broccoli and cauliflower. […]

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December 12, 2014 at 10:27 amAgriculture Seasonal Recipes

Food News Fast – December 8, 2014

Food News Fast – December 8, 2014

Berry consumption rose by 475% in the last 12 years. This is why. [New York Times] California finally gets rain – enough to evacuate over 75 homes. [LA Times] When an increasing number of restaurants require pre-paid tickets in order to dine with them, what does eating out really mean? [First We Feast] Let’s talk about gleaning. [The Daily Yonder] An immersion workshop to get young people of color to reconnect with the land – […]

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December 8, 2014 at 9:20 amFood News Fast News

Putting Up Your Fall Harvest: Dark Leafy Greens

Credit: Samantha Forsberg

This series is for farmers, gardeners, or anyone overloaded with produce. Written by Monica Johnson, a woman who farmed her way from Brooklyn, NY to her current home in Deep East Texas, “Putting Up Your Harvest” is full of tips and tricks to keep your food waste down and your culinary enjoyment lasting throughout the colder seasons. Enjoy these clever ways to preserve your fruitful harvest. Recently, kale has exploded onto the scene as the […]

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December 5, 2014 at 9:29 amAgriculture Seasonal Recipes

These Cookies Are Too Pretty to Eat

These Cookies Are Too Pretty to Eat

Are you hoping to up your holiday cookie game this year? Let pastry chef Amber Spiegel be your inspiration. Her intricate cookie designs seem more at home on a knitted sweater than an edible good. It can take her up to 45 minutes to decorate a single cookie and she’s now somehow turned this into a full-time career. Her YouTube page is full set of step-by-step instructions for these winter cookies and other gratuitously designed […]

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December 3, 2014 at 8:00 amColumns Culture Table Scraps

Food News Fast – December 1, 2014

Food News Fast – December 1, 2014

The heartbreaking story of a family farm coming to an end. [Fast Company] How did turkeys end up with so much white meat? [Modern Farmer] Building culinary skills and community at urban crop swaps. [New York Times] For turkey farmers, Thanksgiving is the busiest season of the year. But what is it really like? [Edible Manhattan] These giant cookies intricately celebrate pop culture icons. [NPR] Wisconsin’s cranberry growers are bogged down once again. [New York […]

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December 1, 2014 at 8:00 amFood News Fast News

Putting Up your Fall Harvest: Root Vegetables

Putting Up your Fall Harvest: Root Vegetables

This series is for farmers, gardeners, or anyone overloaded with produce. Written by Monica Johnson, a woman who farmed her way from Brooklyn, NY to her current home in Deep East Texas, “Putting Up Your Harvest” is full of tips and tricks to keep your food waste down and your culinary enjoyment lasting throughout the colder seasons. Enjoy these clever ways to preserve your fruitful harvest.  A root vegetable is a plant whose root, or […]

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November 28, 2014 at 11:14 amAgriculture Seasonal Recipes

How to Harness Your Draft Horse

How to Harness Your Draft Horse

Straight From the Farmer’s Mouth shares stories about farming as told by farmers. Plucked from the countless blogs tirelessly kept by the people who grow and make our food, this series shows food from the other side of the table. Watch me go from grooming to driving down the road. This is in no way meant to be an in-depth tutorial (it is only 6 minutes long) but a way to learn some new agri-lingo, […]

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November 26, 2014 at 8:00 amAgriculture