Tomatoes, tomatoes, and more tomatoes: What to do with all those tomatoes

Tomatoes, tomatoes, and more tomatoes: What to do with all those tomatoes

If you are a gardener, a friend of a gardener, or frequent farmers markets, chances are pretty good that soon you will be awash in tomatoes. It’s that time of the year, and it’s hard to imagine summer without fresh tomatoes. This is, at least to me, the only time to eat fresh tomatoes. Local summer tomatoes are simply the best, and supermarket tomatoes in January with their bland flavor and waxy consistency do not even come close.

Not only are tomatoes tasty right now, they are abundant. So, what to do with all those tomatoes? Here are some recipes.

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{name} Posted by Jamie Oberdick on 07/24, 2013 at 07:56 AM

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A startup gardening service makes getting fresh vegetables easy

A startup gardening service makes getting fresh vegetables easy

Originally published on the WPSU blog and broadcasted on WPSU-FM:

A new gardening concept is sprouting in Central Pennsylvania. Woody Wilson, a graduate of Penn State, took an idea he entered in an agriculture competition and made it his business. Wilson’s Home Farms gives State College area residents another way to bring local vegetables to their kitchen tables. WPSU intern Jessica Paholsky went along with Wilson to find out more.

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{name} Posted by Jamie Oberdick on 07/23, 2013 at 10:04 AM

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Fighting the good fight against garden diseases

Fighting the good fight against garden diseases

This summer has definitely been a wet one so far, and gardeners and farmers alike across Central PA know that wet weather also means plant diseases. Cloudy, humid, and downright wet conditions provide ideal conditions for these diseases to strike. However, if your plants are under the disease gun, there are ways to save your plants and ensure a good harvest, even in a less-than-ideal year like the one we are currently having. Here are some tips:

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{name} Posted by Jamie Oberdick on 07/22, 2013 at 09:03 AM

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Local Food Video: Stone Meadow Farm cheese

Local Food Video: Stone Meadow Farm cheese

Brian Futhey talks about how his method of making cheese benefits him and his cows. Stone Meadow Farm uses seasonal farming to produce raw milk cheeses.

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{name} Posted by Jessica Paholsky on 07/19, 2013 at 09:13 AM

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