July 2012

  1. Katie's Kitchen - Herb Potato Salad

    This is a great potluck dish. It is easy to put together, vegan and gluten-free, and is fine being at room temperature. For extra pizzazz, line a medium sized shallow bowl with large red lettuce leaves, so they overlap each other and the edge, and pour the potato salad into it. Decorate with nasturtium blossoms or calendula petals. Green Vinaigrette...
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  2. Pest, Disease, and Weed Resources in the Information Age

    The ceaseless challenge posed by pest, disease, and weed pressure in our vegetable fields can be disheartening at best. As we patiently tend to our crops through the summer months, it’s important to take a moment to observe and learn about what we’re up against. In today’s world of instant access and boundless information, there’s no need to go it...
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  3. Weed Control – or Loss of Control – in Mid-Summer

    Good early season weed control. This morning I got an email from a dear friend who is farming for the first year on new land. With no time for her usual warmth, she simply wrote: Drowning in hand weeding and can't keep up. Tool bar I got this year isn't really working on my International Harvester. Do you think this...
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  4. Variety Spotlight - Organic Beets

    The beet is a vegetable that has in recent years been elevated to gourmet status.  A status that is well deserved, we must admit.  Not only do beets have a sweet, earthy flavor that pairs well with, say, goat cheese and arugula, they are also nutritious and colorful. Beets are also seasonally very well-adapted.  Though they grow best at temperatures...
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