Don’t forget about your farmers this Holiday Season. Lots of local farms have a great bounty to share for your feasts, including winter squash, local meats, pies, and baked goods! Many farms will also hand craft wreaths, centerpieces and other beautiful decorations for your home, complete with big bows and all the trimmings.
25th November 2016
AHH, the beauty of the fall season!
The orange pumpkins are waiting in the fields for you to pick. You’ll find many varieties of winter squash, apples, and freshly-pressed apple cider, plus beautiful decorative corn and gourds. Many of the farms have activities this time of year with hayrides, animals, mazes, and other fun things to do. Dress for the weather and have a fun outing with the whole family.
5th October 2016
Summer is here and the time is right not just for dancing in the streets but also for canning up your favorite in-season summertime foods! Tilton apricots and Bing or Lambert cherries are both great canning varieties. Peaches are already in full swing -- the first ones are "full cling" varieties like Red Havens, great for fresh eating, but a short time later the "cling free" or "free stone" peaches are ripe for canning. Gravenstein apples ripen in August, are a great variety for apple sauce. Don't forget the tomatoes, green beans and pickling cucumbers, three of the most popular vegetables to put in a jar. Some other ideas are red beets, peppers, zucchini relish, and salsa too.
18th July 2016