Sunday, September 24, 2023

Harvest of the Month

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 pick up the boxes and boxes of cranberries from our...

Harvest of the Month: Summer Squash

Here we are in the busiest, hottest part of the summer, when the garden is in its full glory. Lucky gardeners will find themselves with armfuls of juicy tomatoes, bunches of basil, baskets of...

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 quickly, and in about two months you are rewarded with...

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 celebrate the flavorful plants as Island Grown School’s Harvest of...

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 one of the first things you can harvest from the...

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 the trees, shadows are getting longer as the light returns,...

Harvest of the Month: Pea shoots

Growing pea shoots on a sunny windowsill in February is the greatest antidote to chilly, snowy days. In defiance of the bitter cold, round little pea seeds send their white roots down into the...

Harvest of the Month: Whole grains give seeds a chance

In these colder months we turn to the pantry for our cooking inspiration: jars full of rice, barley, wheat berries, oats, and more. Whole grains are a great staple to use in baking bread,...

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: 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 June’s Harvest of the Month. They are one of the...

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 stems to herald the warmer weather. Mint, marjoram, oregano, thyme,...

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 being born. For many farmers, spring is a time of birth...

Harvest of the Month: Eggs

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

Harvest of the Month: Alliums

Bulbing vegetable like onions and garlic are in season now.

Harvest of the Month: Beans

Island Grown Schools celebrates beans, and gives us a black bean hummus recipe to try.

Island Grown School program says apples are tasty

An apple a day keeps the doctor away... and Martha's Vineyard farms in business.