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Harvest of the Month: Herbs

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One of the best things about spring is the return of fresh flowers and food from our gardens and local farmstands. Perennial herbs are...

Harvest of the Month: Seafood

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

Harvest of the Month: Eggs

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It’s March, which means spring is on the way! The weather might say otherwise, but the proof is in the crocuses beginning to sprout,...

Harvest of the Month: Cabbage

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February gets a new Harvest of the Month this year — cabbage! This versatile vegetable prefers a colder growing season and is usually harvested...

Harvest of the Month: Potatoes

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This January we’re celebrating potatoes, a hearty and filling root vegetable that can be grown in the summer and stored all winter long. In...

Harvest of the Month: Root Vegetables

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As the weather gets colder and fresh, local produce becomes harder to find. Root vegetables are my go-to to add veggies to a winter...

Harvest of the Month: Cranberries

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When you think of crops that Massachusetts is known for, cranberries are probably one of the first to come to mind. Cranberries require specific conditions to grow —...

Harvest of the Month: Tomatoes

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Ten years ago, Island Grown Schools started a Harvest of the Month program to highlight a locally available seasonal crop each month in school...

Harvest of the Month: Jiló

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Jiló is a type of eggplant that’s often used in Brazilian cooking. About the size of a large egg, jiló turns from green to...

Harvest of the Month: Summer Squash

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“Don’t leave your car unlocked in July — someone might fill it with zucchini.” When summer squash is in season, it’s really in season....

Harvest of the Month: Salad Greens

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This June we’re celebrating one of the first hardy crops to poke through the soil in the spring — salad greens. Salad greens are...

Harvest of the Month: Seafood

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Access to fresh, local seafood is just one of the many things that makes life on Martha’s Vineyard so special. There aren’t many places...

Harvest of the Month: Summer Squash

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“Don’t leave your car unlocked in August — someone might fill it with zucchini.” When summer squash is in season, it’s really in season....

Harvest of the Month: Mushrooms

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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: Strawberries

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Fresh, local strawberries make June a delicious month. Whenever I taste my first homegrown strawberry of the summer, I wonder how I tolerate grocery...

Harvest of the Month: Herbs

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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: Dried Beans

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This week for Meatless Monday, consider including beans. Beans are packed with protein as well as fiber, iron, and potassium. Some popular varieties are...

Harvest of the Month: Whole Grains

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Get the new year off to a healthy start by incorporating more whole grains into your diet this month! A whole grain contains three...

Harvest of the Month: Root vegetables

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As the weather gets colder and fresh produce becomes harder to find, root vegetables are my go-to for an easy, healthy meal. Because they...

Harvest of the Month: Cranberries

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When I think of crops that Massachusetts is known for, cranberries are the first to come to mind. Cranberries require specific conditions to grow...