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Sure they’re pretty, but now what?

Nobody in my house likes tomatoes, including me.  Can you believe it?  Every year I walk past the heirloom tomatoes at the farmers’ markets and think, “those are beautiful, but it would be pointless to bring them home with me.” This year is different, because this year I have read Animal Vegetable Miracle, and in […]

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This is their lumber store

This morning I got my first taste of Farmers’ Market Season.  My regular markets haven’t opened yet, so I went to one that was new to me. This is the third summer that I’ve frequented the local markets, and I remember that first season, when the boys liked to tag along.  Eamonn, in particular, liked […]

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Jersey Fresh for the Summer

The NJ Department of Agriculture’s website has a comprehensive list of neighborhood markets by county. For the last two summers, I found myself referring to that list frequently to find a convenient market for a last-minute produce run. This season, I realized a visual representation would be more helpful to me, and on the off […]

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Wineberry Crisp

The lure of the Jersey Fresh fruit was just too strong to let me be lazy for very long today. It compelled me to clear off the kitchen counters, unload the dishwasher, re-load it (thereby freeing up some sink space), clean off the table, and give everything a good wipe down. Once that was done, […]

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