Category Archives: Regional Self-Reliance

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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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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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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Compost Cooking!

Mindful cooks, through the generations, have had ways to reduce food waste: stir fry, frittata, quiche, quesadillas, soups, stews, homemade broth, etc. Of late, many professional chefs are challenging themselves to use food that would otherwise be wasted. Here are … Continue reading

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Sylvia Davatz’ Solstice Seed Catalog

“So many people are rising up like germinating embryos to claim food sovereignty, to rescue local seeds, and to guard human civilization’s cornucopia.”  – Janisse Ray, poet and author of The Seed Underground: A Growing Revolution to Save Food Janisse … Continue reading

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