“What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.” ― John Steinbeck
Check out our Recipe of the season, Broccoli Cheese Soup! This recipe is from our own Farmer Jaisen, sharing this recipe from his grandmother.
Winter is the time for crops in the brassica family: Cabbage, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Brussel Sprouts. It's a bit late to start these cold-hardy crops from seed, but you can find some good looking plants from your local nursery and transplant into your garden. Brassicas love growing next to garlic and onion, as they serve as a barrier against critters!
The ladybug's physical appearance shifts significantly throughout their life cycle. Check out what they look like at each stage so as to not harm this incredibly beneficial creature. A ladybug is known to eat 5,000 aphids in its lifetime! For optimum benefit, purchase ladybugs from your local nursery, and be sure to release the same day at sunset to they can get some rest before their big breakfast buffet!
Sometimes the desire to control our garden environment leads us astray from the reality that we are really just trying to recreate nature. Just as a farmer does not tend the forest, natural cycles are always at work to create balance, which will happen in the garden without our help.
Happy fall everyone!! Here is our October newsletter with upcoming events and tips for your autumn garden!
This guide can help you explore the tradition of cold soup-making to beat the summer heat. Simple, healthful, cooling soups can be prepared from now until the return of brisk weather late in the year.
Think of all the spice mixes, sauce packets, and tea blends you can make now and use all year. Herbs can also help you maximize your other crops' potential.
Discover more about the Trending Table from this chart.
In this series, we offer seasonal salad ingredient suggestions to help you eat enough fruits and vegetables all year long.