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What to Bring to a Summer Potluck

If you’re like me, you’re always scrambling to come up with something different to bring to a potluck.  In my humble opinion, the perfect potluck dish should be a crowd pleaser, easy to make, go well with many foods, and … Continue reading

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Eat Local Strawberries, Support Your Local Farmers Market

Nothing says summer’s here like local strawberries. Although I can buy strawberries from somewhere around the world 365 days a year, I’m always excited when local strawberries show up at the farmers market. Local strawberries are also special to me, … Continue reading

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The Hidden Costs of Selling at Farmers Markets

Farmers markets are great for shoppers — who get to buy fresh, delicious foods and support local farmers — and for farmers and food producers—who get to sell lots of product, make more profit, meet their customers, and build their … Continue reading

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How to Savor the Taste of Summer All Year Long

There are many Boston restaurants I enjoy dining at—such as Taranta, the fabulous Peruvian-Italian restaurant in the North End, Masa, a Southwest bar and grill in the South End, and JP Seafood for sushi—but when Michelle asked me where I … Continue reading

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Creative Carrot Cooking Contest

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Winter Markets Are Hot

Winter farmers markets are a hot new trend in local food.  According to the US Department of Agriculture, there are 898 winter farmers markets in the US, a 17 percent increase over the past two years.  In Massachusetts, the number … Continue reading

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A Sweet Discovery in Jamaica Plain…and Maybe Your Neighborhood, Too!

I headed over to Stillman’s Farmers Market at the Loring-Greenough House in my beloved Jamaica Plain to pick up some fresh local tomatoes on Thursday afternoon and was charmed to see a little white food truck parked in the driveway.  … Continue reading

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A Tasty Bite of the Big Apple

Michelle and I just got back from six delicious days in New York City. Although we had some great meals—more on that below—I was actually more excited about the amazing produce we spotted in all parts of the city. From … Continue reading

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Wanna Buy 50,000 Pounds of Local Tomatoes?

It sounds like a joke: How do you unload 50,000 pounds of ripe heirloom tomatoes? Very carefully. For City Growers, a start-up based in Roxbury, Mass. , this challenge is just another “growing pain.” In 2010, its first year of … Continue reading

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Baltimore’s 32nd Street Farmers Market: Hula Hoops, 7-Up Pound Cake, and Slurpy-Ripe Peaches

From hula hoops and honey to bison meat and baked goods, the year-round 32nd Street Farmer’s Market in Baltimore is the market I wish we had in Boston. This barren parking lot behind a 7-11 is not a place I’d … Continue reading

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