Category Archives: Health and Wellness

How to Preserve Fresh Herbs, 5 Ways

Fresh and dried herbs are usually expensive to buy, especially in winter when both supply and quality tend to be low. Fortunately herbs are easy to grow in quantity, and are equally easy to preserve for aromatic additions to your … Continue reading

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August GIVEAWAY! Preserve the Harvest Canning Kit

This month we’re giving one lucky winner a brand-new set of canning supplies! Will this be the year you put up the Vermont obsession, dilly beans, or foray into a world of pickled beets? Whatever your fancy, we’re giving away … Continue reading

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5 Easy Ways to Preserve the Harvest

Preserving summer’s bounty for cool-season meals doesn’t have to mean standing over a hot stove or a huge investment in canning jars. Fortunately for those of us with little time to spare, there are lots of quick, easy ways to … Continue reading

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How to Grow Your Own Organic, Non-GMO Chicken Feed!

Keeping a flock of laying hens is a fun way to provide a homegrown protein source, put kitchen scraps to good use, and produce far more beautiful and nutritious eggs than those found in supermarket chains. But raising chickens – … Continue reading

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Growing Partners: The Greening of Detroit

This year we are excited to launch Growing Partners, a series of articles focusing on the farmers, gardeners, seed growers, breeders, vendors, donation recipients and non-profits we work with who are making waves in sustainable agriculture. Together they form a … Continue reading

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The Inclusive Table: A Feast for Everyone

It’s that wonderful time of year when we gather with friends and family, enjoy great meals together, and reflect on the year behind us. With each passing year, however, it seems that there are a greater number of people around … Continue reading

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Sprouts Collection GIVEAWAY!

ENTER TO WIN! We’re giving away a Best-selling Sprout Collection to one lucky winner – read to the end for details on how to enter. Happy, Healthy Holidays The holidays are such a special time of year – we get … Continue reading

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Grow Your Greens Indoors with Sprouts, Shoots & Microgreens

Last chance to enter our sprouting kit giveaway! Contest ends Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at midnight! Click here to enter. Fall is a great time to start experimenting with new flavors, taking advantage of the season’s bounty of crisp apples, … Continue reading

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Got Veggies? Lacto-Ferment Dilly Beans and more for Healthy Winter Meals

I don’t know about the rest of the country, but in Vermont everybody makes “dilly beans”, vinegar-pickled string beans with garlic and dill.  When I first heard about dilly beans after moving to VT in 1999, in order to immerse … Continue reading

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Emerging Agritourism: Farm to Fork Dinners at Sandiwood Farm

Twenty-five years ago, the land that would become Sandiwood Farm in Wolcott, VT wasn’t much more than a barren field. But that didn’t stop Sara and Bob Schlosser from putting down roots and starting a life there. The two married … Continue reading

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