2021 Dirty Dozen Produce List

2021 Dirty Dozen Produce List

The Environmental Working Group has released its 2021 Dirty Dozen list. This is a listing of fresh produce items that have high levels of pesticide residue, and is based on data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Any items on this list should ideally be sourced...
Is the Covid Gardening Boom Here to Stay?

Is the Covid Gardening Boom Here to Stay?

As we mark a year since the pandemic lockdowns began in the U.S., we take a look back – and forward – to one of the biggest trends, and a subject that is near and dear to our hearts: home vegetable gardening. Research reports show that the industry had a record...
Springing from the Roots…an Edible Rainbow!

Springing from the Roots…an Edible Rainbow!

The concept of “eating the rainbow” (eating an array of different colored plants and produce at each meal), is a popular tip for staying healthy. Plants contain different pigments, or phytonutrients, which give them their color. Different colored plants are linked to...
Are Your Resolutions Fading?

Are Your Resolutions Fading?

It’s that time of year again when many of us resolve to change. And while January is when we make resolutions, February is when we fall off the wagon. While thinking about what improvements I would like to make in 2015—build more lean muscle, replace processed foods...
Top Ten Reasons to Have an Organic Garden

Top Ten Reasons to Have an Organic Garden

There are many reason why you may want an organic garden of your own.  Maybe you enjoy cooking with really fresh produce, want the convenience of having the vegetables and herbs you love at your fingertips or maybe it’s simply an enjoyable activity you would...
How to Turn Green Tomatoes into Delicious Ripened Ones?

How to Turn Green Tomatoes into Delicious Ripened Ones?

For many in the Northeast, frost is about to get the best of our precious garden.  So now is a great time to pick those green tomatoes before it’s too late.   You will know the frost has wrapped itself around your tomatoes as they will turn a dark green..  ...

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