Topic: Local Harvest

Dear James: An open letter to my next garden season’s self

Hey there buddy, glad to see you’re still looking suave as hell, even when sweaty and dirty. I wanted to drop you a line to remind you of all those little things you somehow manage …

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The long coast: in the pleistocene, shamans were needed to get you through the day

The writer Craig Childs has been traversing the American Southwest since childhood, always drawn off trail to the ledges, rivers and expanses where others did not travel, a vagabon …

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Plant Sex Ed

What you should know before deciding to save your plant’s seeds for replanting Becoming more self reliant and resilient was one of the main reasons I began gardening almost 20 year …

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The Ark of Taste

Food connects us—to feelings, memories, seasons Over 100 years ago, the citizens of Charleston, South Carolina noted the beginning of summer with the appearance of street-side vend …

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Briefly Noted: An Amaranth Love Affair

Amaranth is high in protein: Eat them for muscles like Mr. Clean! When a dear friend gave Sue Click a few Love-Lies-Bleeding plants seven years ago, Sue was thrilled that she final …

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Briefly Noted: Winter Market at Rio Grande

You may be surprised at what edibles grow in Northern Utah in the winter. Salt Lake City’s Winder Market offers grass-fed, organic locally raised meats. There are eggs like you’ve …

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Orach: Nutritious, attractive and easy to grow!

The scene was the annual seed swap at the Sorenson Center about eight years ago. This guy had a large bag of reddish seeds that resembled parsnip seeds, only they weren’t. “They ca …

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Perennial onions Easy and yummy!

Let’s face it, sometimes it’s nice to have food plants just grow. No buying, no planting, no coddling, those are some of the wonders of growing perennial onions. Oh yes, they also …

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Register your hive

Got a beehive? Join the club Here are some good reasons to register your beehive with the state. No apiary is too big or too small to be registered. You’ll get up-to-date info on d …

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The Krishna Garden

A community permaculture food forest in the making The Krishna Food Forest is an urban story of reclaiming the land for the benefit of the a whole community. Six years ago the prop …

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The Scoop on the Coop

As everyone with a flock of hens knows, every day brings presents (“oh, for me!?”) when it’s time to gather eggs. That pleasure is more or less available, depending where you live. …

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The 2017 Dirty Dozen: Strawberries, spinach top list of pesticides in produce

The latest Environmental Working Group Shoppers Guide to Pesticides in Produce™ is out. Analysis of tests by the U.S. Department of Agriculture found that nearly 70% of samples of …

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How to be a Locovore

Begin experimenting now! What does it mean to “eat local”? Where do I find locally grown food? Each fall during Utah Eat Local Week we explore these questions as we celebrate all t …

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Real Foods rebrands as Redmond Heritage Farms Store

As many of you likely know, the owners of Real Foods Market in Sugar House own their own farm. Redmond Heritage Farm in Redmond, Utah is home to the cows who produce the raw milk i …

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Over-Wintering Delicious Herbs

Got a window that gets six hours of sun a day? You can grow herbs indoors! With fall  upon us, it is a bit disheartening to look out at the abundant fresh herb supply and imagine i …

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