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Harvest of the Month: Cranberries

When I think of crops native to Massachusetts, cranberries are the first to come to mind. Cranberries require specific conditions to grow — acidic...

Harvest of the Month: Mushrooms

Why did the mushroom get invited to all the parties? Because he’s a fungi! Mushrooms are also delicious, simple to prepare, and packed with...

Harvest of the Month: Herbs

The return of warm weather means the return of fresh, Island-grown food. This month we’re celebrating herbs, the plants responsible for adding depth and...

Harvest of the Month: Eggs

March brings longer days, the first crocuses poking through the earth, and also the first day of spring. This time of year, chickens respond...

Harvest of the Month: Dry Beans

During the cold winter months, with no fresh local produce available, it can be a challenge to eat healthy. Dry beans are available year-round...

Harvest of the Month: Kale

Winter is on its way, and though most school gardens are empty and put away for the season, one hearty vegetable is braving the...

Harvest of the Month: Cranberries

Cranberries are often overlooked in the kitchen because their tartness makes them hard to eat on their own. But with a little creativity (and...

Harvest of the Month: Tomatoes

It’s the time of year — tomatoes of every size, shape, and color can be found on Martha’s Vineyard, from tiny yellow Sungold cherries...

Harvest of the Month: Summer Squash

A common joke among farmers is: “Don’t leave your car unlocked in August. Someone might fill it with zucchini.” When summer squash is in...

Harvest of the Month: Herbs

Herbs are one of my favorite types of plants to grow and cook with. Just a small amount can completely change the taste of...

Harvest of the Month: Seafood

As a child, I spent a lot of time with my dad on his oyster farm in Edgartown. I didn’t enjoy oysters as much...