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Doing Thanksgiving Differently During the Pandemic

Doing Thanksgiving Differently During the Pandemic

If you trust infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci’s advice about COVID-19, you may know that he’s advised Americans to have smaller Thanksgiving celebrations this year, acknowledging that his three adult daughters will not be flying home for the holiday this...

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Worried about Enough Fresh Food? Grow Your Own!

Worried about Enough Fresh Food? Grow Your Own!

In the past decade, it seemed that many Americans were enjoying a love affair with farms and the idyllic image of small farms—think farmers markets, farm-to-table restaurants, CSA farms, school garden programs, and farm-stay vacations. Bounty From the Box: The CSA...

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What the Pandemic Means for Farmers and CSAs

What the Pandemic Means for Farmers and CSAs

This is the second of a special three-part series by Martha Wagner and Mi Ae Lipe about how COVID-19 is transforming local food systems—farmers markets, local farms, and community and backyard gardens. ____________________ As we all know, no part of our lives has been...

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Quarantine Cuisine

Quarantine Cuisine

In these challenging times, our resident writer Deborah DeBord reminds us that meals at home don't have to be boring. With simple ingredients that you might already have in your refrigerator or pantry, food that's not only nourishing but downright delicious and...

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Staying Calm and Eating Well in Times of Coronavirus

Staying Calm and Eating Well in Times of Coronavirus

These are surreal times, to say the least. On a recent trip to Portland, Oregon, my family and I went from dining out in restaurants on Saturday to relying on Caviar deliveries to our hotel room on Monday. No doubt your food options may be changing very quickly too as...

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A Winter Farm Interlude—with Spinach

A Winter Farm Interlude—with Spinach

Happy Spring, and welcome to the start of our blog for 2020! Like many farmers across the country, we're excited to begin the new season. And with it comes new posts, recipes, and ideas for enjoying the best of what's to come, or even what's here now. To start us off...

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Preparation: Roasting Garlic

Preparation: Roasting Garlic

Garlic responds wonderfully to slow-roasting in the oven, losing its ornery pungency to become a sweet and mellow creature. Here is an easy recipe from Deborah DeBord.  —Mi Ae _______________________________ Roasted Garlic When too many heads roll. Cut ½ inch off the...

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Growing Nourishment in Lovely Ways

Growing Nourishment in Lovely Ways

This has been a year of travel for me. Some of it has been to places exotic and exciting like New York, Paris, London, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego, but also to others not so well-known but still wonderful and beautiful—like the American Midwest and the...

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Summer Salad Tiny-Home Walkabouts

Summer Salad Tiny-Home Walkabouts

We first built these as a salad course for a terrace grill. We served them on a large ceramic platter and noticed that folks were dipping into the ingredients to build seconds. The amblers were artful at handling a drink and a toasty handful while chatting. Upon...

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Dreaming of Pesto—from Cilantro!

Dreaming of Pesto—from Cilantro!

When we mentioned cilantro pesto on one of those occasions of abundant herbs, someone asked, "What the heck do you do with it?" Dot it on a cornmeal crust as the base for a Mexican-style pizza. Use it as the binding sauce with basil pad thai noodles and shrimp. Make...

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