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Chlorpyrifos?

  Chlorpyrifos (“klor-PEER-a-foss”) is an insecticide sprayed as a fine mist on many U.S. crops, including apples, oranges, strawberries, broccoli, almonds, walnuts, cherries, peaches, pears, corn, and wheat. It is linked to brain damage and developmental delays in children. People come into contact … Continue reading

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Farmers Market Brunch

I purchased potatoes, onion, and eggs at the Norwich Farmers Market yesterday. They all turned up for Sunday brunch. I love my spiralizer! I even had garlic from my garden and a few snippets of chives from the windowsill.  With … Continue reading

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Lebanon Farmers Market

These were my purchases from the Lebanon Farmers Market this morning: potatoes and eggs from Dunrovin Farm in Claremont, maple syrup from Tomapo Farm in Lebanon, and goat milk soaps from Cornish Soapworks. I love the names of the soaps; … Continue reading

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Winter Staple: Squash!

Northeastern Native Americans grew pumpkins and other squashes; they roasted or boiled them, and, at times, preserved the flesh as conserves in syrup. New England settlers were not impressed by the Native Americans’ squash until they had to survive the … Continue reading

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Home-grown Peppers in December!

My peppers had a slow start in the community garden this year. Too much rain. When frost was threatening, and they were in flower, I dug this plant up and brought it inside. Peppers love sun and my window only … Continue reading

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Zucchini-Corn Quesadilla Time!

Ingredients: Local zucchini, sliced Local onions sliced Fresh local corn (you can use raw or already cooked corn, kernels cut from the cob) Shredded local cheddar cheese Optional: Toasted chopped walnuts Flour tortillas (I’ll bet you could also use local Vermont … Continue reading

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Native Squash Bees

Did you know there are bees that only pollinate squash blossoms? Summer squash, winter squash, pumpkins, gourds .  .  .  that’s their specialty.  Squash yield is entirely dependent on insect pollinators, because male and female reproductive parts are housed in … Continue reading

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