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7/27/2015
Preserve those tasty homegrown and local strawberries by drying them with zingy black pepper.
7/22/2015
Combine your favorite summer berries to make this sweet-tart long-cooking jam.
7/21/2015
Today, a significant number of gardeners and cooks are trying out unusual fruits but information about growing, using, and preserving them is often hard to come by. This is especially true of gooseberries, which can be turned into delicious desserts and can easily be preserved. Because they are rich in natural pectin, they make superb jams, jellies, and marmalade without the addition of commercial pectin.
7/16/2015
Before commercial pectins, our grandmothers made jam by cooking down fruit, slowly, slowly to keep it from scorching. Pectin is what makes a jam or jelly gel. A little known fact: Which brand of commercial pectin you buy matters in terms of taste, texture, and how fast you are likely to get in and out of the kitchen.
7/16/2015
Make wholesome pancakes with local native fruit. With fewer local raspberries surviving pest infestation in Vermont, having so many tiny black caps has been a real treat. We have been eating a lot straight from the bushes. But our favorite use for black caps is in these thick, long-cooking pancakes.
6/7/2015
Juneberries, or serviceberries, are one of the first wild fruits to ripen each year. Here's how to identify and harvest them, plus a recipe for juneberry pie.
5/27/2015
Tips for growing an assortment of berries in the high-desert climate, including blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, kiwi berries, goji berries and honeyberries.
12/22/2014
Ruby red raspberry shrub drinking vinegar is delicious in holiday cocktails.
9/30/2014
Check out this delicious, refreshing treat that comes in handy when there are too many blueberries to know what to do with.
8/2/2014
Coffee cake seems to be the forgotten step-child of breakfast breads. Although once very popular coffee cake has been eclipsed over the year by the proliferation of bagels, large, gooey muffins, and egg and sausage breakfast sandwiches.
7/28/2014
Summer is the perfect time to take advantage of blueberries’ health benefits.
7/22/2014
Tucked in the pines, this preserved New Jersey food heritage site is where cultivated high bush blueberries were born.
7/21/2014
Your route to heaven can be paved with strawberries.
7/17/2014
Enjoy healthy blackberry and raspberry elixirs and teas, blessings from the brambles of Summer!
6/24/2014
The fresh berry season is so fleeting, that it almost calls out for preserving, especially in the form of jam.
6/9/2014
Picking the best strawberries is easy with these gardening tips.
4/10/2014
Winter hardiness is crucial when growing brambles as perennial crops, especially in regions like the Upper Midwest. Here’s a listing of the best hardy raspberry and blackberry varieties, and what you should consider before selecting which cultivars to plant.
11/6/2013
Homemade cough syrup made with on-site elderberries and locally produced honey.
7/30/2013
Can’t grow temperate berries? Jump into the tropics with these seven amazing fruits.
6/10/2013
Springtime happiness can be measured by the sweetness of your strawberry patch.
3/22/2013
The process of training and pruning blackberry plants is demystified by a gardening expert from Gurney's Seed.
2/21/2013
Day-neutral strawberries are smaller and easier to manage than June-bearing strawberries. Learn more about the requirements of day-neutral strawberry varieties. 
2/11/2013
Goats are terrific weed eaters, and do a great job clearing land for you, why not utilize them for clearing your pastures!
10/22/2012
A brief summary of the vast amount of data we've compiled over the last few years on experimenting with rotational chicken pastures on our homestead.
7/17/2012
Blackberry picking only happens at the height of summer, but is well worth the thorn wounds!
7/2/2012
Watering 800 berry plants and 300 peach trees is essential in this oppressive heat!
6/13/2012
Building the Cadillac of worm bins, a new barn door, testing the new garlic curing rack, harvesting big potato onions, mulching blueberries, and fabricating a low budget easy to build automatic chicken coop door opener and closer from easy find parts
5/31/2012
Introducing the serviceberry, a beautiful landscape tree or shrub suitable in much of North America, to the edible landscape. Serviceberry -- or sarvis -- comes in many regional forms and produces edible berries.
5/17/2012
Sweet, juicy and blissfully bite-sized, homegrown strawberries embody everything we love about eating from the summer garden. Get your fresh red beauties performing deliciously in these dishes both sweet and savory.
11/15/2011
No one will miss the meat when you serve up fabulous vegetarian versions of Thanksgiving favorites. Try two versions of mushroom stuffing, mushroom gravy or delicious roasted Brussels sprouts this holiday!
9/14/2011
Carolyn shares nostalgic summer memories of life on the farm including owning a pet rooster, picking wild blackberries, and eating fried turtle.
8/5/2011
Growing raspberries and other vegetables at high elevation and the challenges.
7/7/2011
Cam battles with scarabs in his raspberry patch.
6/22/2011
Take a look at these mouth-watering berries perfect for summer picking.
6/20/2011
James E. Churchill’s advice for finding and preparing chicory, mint, catnip and blackberries, found in a 1970 issue of Mother Earth News, is timeless—and very timely right now.
3/16/2011
Traditional, Country Style Strawberry Shortcake.
10/4/2010
It's always wonderful to meet someone who is passionate about what they do!
8/24/2010
The future of the Pavlovsk Station in Russia is in jeopardy due to a pending housing development project. Find out what you can do to help save the world’s largest holding of rare berries and trees.
8/10/2010
Blueberries are a true fountain of youth. This article will introduce you to the health benefits, how to grow, how to harvest, and how to eat this wonderful fruit.
10/21/2008
Take plain old raspberry jam to the next level with the complex flavors of white chocolate and coffee liqueur.
9/24/2008
Use freezer-damaged fruit to make tasty fruit sauces.
7/30/2008
Wild blackberries are rather tasty to eat, so don't let their "wild-side" scare you. Learn how to cultivate them instead, and put them to good use.
7/30/2008
Abundant moisture and soil acidity are major factors in the growth of moss. There's nothing wrong with moss in your strawberry beds, but here's a tip on how to get more flavorful fruit.
7/9/2008
Cobbler is not the only solution to a bumper crop of berries. If you can boil water, you can turn the juice from big-flavor berries into tasty beverages that are naturally rich in vitamins and antioxidants. Make extra juice to freeze or can for year-round enjoyment.




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