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Harvest of the Month: Thinking outside the salad box

Lettuce is usually relegated to the salad bowl, but it doesn’t always have to be like that. I remember being home for spring break...

Harvest of the Month: Legume Love

Omnivores and vegetarians alike can agree: Dry beans are an excellent pantry staple. A cup of dried beans costs only a dollar or so;...

Harvest of the Month: Kale

This December we celebrate kale, a nutritional powerhouse in the kitchen and a stalwart in the garden. You can plant this green at any...

Celebrate winter squash, November’s Harvest of the Month

Show a picture of a pumpkin to almost any child, and they will be able to identify this round, orange fruit that is ubiquitous...

Harvest of the Month: Cranberries

Growing up on the Cape, I remember riding the bus to school at this time of the year and watching the helicopters come to...

Harvest of the Month: Green Beans

This July we celebrate green beans, a workhorse in the garden, as our Harvest of the Month.Bean seeds boast beautiful colors and patterns, sprout...

Harvest of the Month: Herbs

One of the easiest things we can grow in the garden, or simply in pots on a sunny windowsill, is herbs. This month we...

Harvest of the Month: Salad Greens

Green is the color of late April, as the grass begins to grow and sprouts timidly poke through in the garden. Salad greens are...

Want to Start a Garden This Year? Green Thumbs Not Required

Choose your siteYou can really grow food anywhere. Begin by assessing what sort of space you have for your new food-producing garden.Do you have...

Harvest of the Month: Eggs

There are small changes happening in the natural world around us that herald the return of spring. The buds are beginning to swell on...

Harvest of the Month: Brassicas

Winter gardens are still producing Brussels sprouts, kale, collards, and cabbages on Martha’s Vineyard.

Harvest of the Month: Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potato and black bean salad is a taste of the Southwest.

Harvest of the Month: Cranberries

October and November are the best times to use this sweet-tart native New England plant.

Harvest of the Month: Tomatoes

Use up the last of those juicy ripe tomatoes on the vine.

Harvest of the Month: Cucumbers

Every week at the West Tisbury Farmers’ Market it is such an adventure to walk between stands and see how the produce is changing....

Grace Preschool inspires intergenerational garden

With school winding down for the year, preschoolers ages three to five years old scrambled to pull weeds, turn over the soil, form planting beds, add compost, and plant seeds. Before school let out for the summer they had successfully planted tomatoes, beans, kale, potatoes, and squash.

Harvest of the Month: Strawberries

A freshly picked strawberry, juicy, ripe, and warmed by the sun, is the taste of the summer solstice. This month we celebrate strawberries as...

Harvest of the Month: Herbs

Tender green leaves of perennial herbs are one of the first things to grow in the garden, poking out from under last year’s dried...

Harvest of the Month: Dairy

Martha’s Vineyard farms are waking up for spring as a chorus of little “baas,” “moos,” and “cheeps” can be heard from the baby animals...

Harvest of the Month: Eggs

Buying local eggs is a way to support Martha’s Vineyard farms.