Category Archives: garden

Zucchini Corn Fritters

This morning’s breakfast: Zucchini Corn Fritters with onion, garlic, cumin, oregano and sriracha – delicious! The zucchini, onion, garlic, and oregano are from my garden, the corn from Killdeer Farm, and the egg from Sunrise Farm. Flour from King Arthur. … 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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Sylvia Davatz’ Solstice Seeds Catalogue

Sylvia Davatz, of Hartland , VT,  develops seeds using a variety of criteria, looking for seeds that will contribute to our year-long food supply, be well-adapted to our growing environment, have great flavor, be productive and disease-resistant and, thereby, worthy … Continue reading

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Sylvia Davatz’ 2016 Seed Catalogue

Local seeds from Upper Valley seed saver, Sylvia Davatz of Hartland VT A message from Sylvia: It has long been, and continues to be, a core part of my mission to preserve varieties that are in danger of being lost. … Continue reading

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Fresh from the Garden Gazpacho!

Tomatoes, cukes, and peppers are ripening – t’is the season for gazpacho . . .  and Long Wind Farm was having a sale on tomatoes!  There are lots of different recipes; some like it silky smooth, others like it chunky … Continue reading

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As Local As It Gets!

According to the National Gardening Association, when the crocuses are in flower, its time to plant the seeds of broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, garlic, kale, kohlrabi, onion sets and seeds, peas, potatoes, radish, rutabaga, shallots, spinach, and turnip. Finally! Our … Continue reading

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Herbs-from-the-Garden Crackers

Today’s Valley News had Carol Egbert’s recipe for homemade crackers with a suggestion to try different herbs. I had dried sage, rosemary and thyme from the garden as well as dried hot peppers . . . why not give it … Continue reading

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Hartland Seed Library

On a freezing, snow-covered Saturday morning in early January, the Hartland Community Connections breakfast brought Hartland residents together to talk about seeds and the proposed Hartland Seed Library The goal of the Seed Library, initiated by Hartland Library’s Director, Amy … Continue reading

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Tour of Sylvia Davatz’ Garden, Hartland, VT

Today there was a wonderful tour of Sylvia Davatz’ organic garden in Hartland VT, organized by Chris Jacobson of the Upper Valley Food Co-op. Sylvia is a seed saver experimenting with different grains and vegetables with an eye to the … Continue reading

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