VeggieCommons

VeggieCommons

Please welcome our newest contributor, Dana Stuchul, founder of VeggieCommons—a resource for Growing Food Where We Live. At her home in State College, Dana has backyard chickens, a small apiary, a front-yard terrace garden, a backyard “mini-farm,” numerous fruit trees and shrubs, a roof-top water collection system (and bici-bomba, a bicycle powered pumping system), and a wood-fired bread oven. Take it away, Dana!

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{name} Posted by Dana Stuchul on 06/03, 2012 at 08:16 PM

Tags: veggies | gardening |

Winners of the Rhubarb Recipe Contest

Winners of the Rhubarb Recipe Contest

This month we selected three winners for our monthly recipe contest. Congratulations Ruth Nissly, Anne Trout, and Terri Lukens-Gable. You are the recipients of a pound of rhubarb from Jade Family Farm!

Continue reading to see recipes for rhubarb sorrel crisp, banana rhubarb pie, rhubarb torte, and more. And check back early next week for our June recipe contest!

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{name} Posted by Emily Wiley on 06/01, 2012 at 10:15 AM

Tags: recipe | recipecontest | spring | rhubarb |

Diverse Beans a Warm-Weather Garden Star

Diverse Beans a Warm-Weather Garden Star

Beans are a popular garden plant, with good reason—they are one of the tastiest vegetables in the garden. They are also pretty easy to grow, and with a little bit of TLC you can get quite a yield of tasty pods or shelled beans that can be used in all kinds of recipes. Beans are also a perfect garden crop for vegetarians because of their high protein content. What’s not to like?

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{name} Posted by Jamie Oberdick on 05/31, 2012 at 09:31 AM

Tags: gardening | beans |

Rhubarb Applesauce

Rhubarb Applesauce

I wanted to do something slightly more savory with my recent bunch of rhubarb, which is tough because it is very tart and needs some sugar. I settled on the idea of something “applesaucey” and it was a hit with our grilled pork. It would be great with some strawberries added in (if you like the strawberry-rhubarb combo and are willing to part with your strawberries—but I’m not there yet.)

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{name} Posted by Kristin Camplese on 05/30, 2012 at 08:00 AM

Tags: recipes | spring | rhubarb | apples | honey |

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