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Harvest of the Month: Salad Greens

With all of the spring rain, the garden is bursting with color and delicious greens for making salads. Lettuce is a great base for...

Harvest of the Month: Herbs

Herbs herald the start of the growing season, and encourage us back into the garden with their abundance. The chives are stretching up to...

Harvest of the Month: Seafood

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This month we are celebrating seafood, a Harvest of the Month crop that is unique to Island life. Island aquaculturists and fishermen provide delightful...

Harvest of the Month: Eggs

Eggs are a symbol of spring and new life across many cultures of the world. However you celebrate spring, consider adding some local eggs...

Harvest of the Month: Cabbage

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Seeds from the Brassica family of vegetables are indistinguishable, though they grow into a wide variety of very different vegetables. Turnips, kohlrabi, kale, broccoli,...

Harvest of the Month: Potatoes

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“Boil them, mash them, stick them in a stew. PO-TAY-TOES,” as Samwise Gamgee says in “Lord of the Rings.” Potatoes are incredibly versatile, and...

Harvest of the Month: Winter squash

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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: Root vegetables

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Though there continue to be warm days, there is no denying that we are heading toward the coldest, darkest part of the year. Summer...

Harvest of the Month: Cranberries

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As a child on Cape Cod, I marked the passing of the seasons by the activity in the cranberry bogs throughout the landscape. These...

Harvest of the Month: Tomatoes

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I will always remember the moment that I ate the first tomato that I had ever grown, warmed from the sun and picked straight...

Harvest of the Month: Jiló

Every August we celebrate jiló, a variety of eggplant that is popular in Brazilian cuisine. Originally from Africa, and still grown and eaten there,...

Harvest of the Month: Summer squash

Green, yellow, crookneck, pattypan, eight ball — summer squash has arrived. This July, we celebrate a prolific member of the cucurbit family, which will...

Harvest of the Month: Salad Greens

This month’s harvest, salad greens, is one of the most diverse and versatile crops of the year. Open up a seed catalog or visit...

Harvest of the Month: Herbs

Perennial herbs are one of our first garden harvests in the spring, and they add much-needed freshness to our plates. In the school garden,...

Harvest of the Month: Seafood

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This month we are celebrating seafood, a Harvest of the Month crop that is unique to Island life. Island aquaculturists and fishermen provide delightful...

Harvest of the Month: Eggs

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March is upon us! The light returns, the grass becomes green again, and crocuses poke their head out of the ground. Lambs are being...

Harvest of the Month: Cabbage

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This February we celebrate our love of cabbage, a versatile vegetable that stores well through the coldest months of winter. Growing cabbage is a practice...

Harvest of the Month: Potatoes

This January we are celebrating potatoes, a stalwart in the garden and the pantry. There are some records that suggest potatoes have been cultivated...

Harvest of the Month: Dry beans

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Every year I challenge myself to grow enough potatoes, sweet potatoes, and butternut squash to eat all winter until the spring garden begins to...

Harvest of the Month: Whole Grains

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On a cold, gray day, what is better than waking up to a warm bowl of oatmeal, or baking fresh, warm bread for dinner?...