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Days of Zucchini and Tomatoes!

When the heat wave finally broke this week, I found myself dying to cook again. After days of it being too damn hot to cook – and too hot to eat anything that had been cooked, when salad and corn on the cob were the extent of my culinary ambitions, food appealed again. This is…

“…and that’s true love and homegrown tomatoes.” – Guy Clark Guy Clark’s song is true – and over here we’ve got homegrown tomatoes and true love coming out our ears. The true love can be put up for winter until it is chilly and huddling together for warmth looks good, but the tomatoes, well, they…

The Glut

It is that time of summer here – the one where you can’t eat all the vegetables pouring out of the garden, and the farmers can’t keep up with all the stuff their farms are producing, and many things that are precious and rare much of the year are cheap and abundant. Besides eating yourselves…

Who Picked Those Veggies?

Hat tip to reader Abbie who pointed me to this video. When we talk about local and organic, one of the central things that often gets lost is this – who does the work? And how are they paid? And how do you change this so that they get paid fairly – because right now…

The best estimate I’ve seen is that in 2009 alone, we had more than 2 million first time gardeners, and from 2007 on, we’ve added 8 million new vegetable gardens. This is one heck of a movement. Unfortunately, it also meant that millions of people started gardening in what was, in the Northeast, the crappiest…