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Emery Farm: Fresh Asparagus + Garden Herbs

When it comes to asparagus, it’s hard not to feel greedy. Their season is long-awaited and, up until recently, hard to find unless homegrown. It’s with great pleasure that I’ve watched increasing numbers of farmers make the commitment of the land and time it takes to first harvest — up to three growing seasons — to supply us with this springtime treat. 210 more words


A visit to Cocoa Green Market

Our friend Wendy who is a volunteer at a farm market invited us out for a visit today. She advised us to bring a camera, wear sneakers, and bring bananas for “Tony” the Llama.  347 more words


Weekly Photo Challenge: Summer Lovin'


I love love love love love it.

I wait impatiently until the first puny ears are offered here in the Pioneer Valley, and then will try one, knowing full well that the real, gen-u-wine article — sweet, crunchy, delectable, kernels popping into a waiting mouth — will still take a few more weeks. 130 more words


Tops & Bottoms by Janet Stevens

One of my all time favorite read alouds!  Tops and Bottoms shows the ultimate business plan at work!  Why should the lazy, entitled big bear benefit from the hard work of the hare?   56 more words

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September Brings Reveled Fall Festivals & Favorites

September is here. We celebrated Labor Day, then enjoyed “Tumbleweed Tuesday,” and now we are energized for our busiest season of all – harvest time! Autumn on the North Fork is one of our favorites, along with other visitors to the East End as well. 176 more words

Sunshine in bottles

Finding sunshine on a grey and drizzly day

OK, it has been very hot and muggy for most of this July. So you might think a 20 degree F drop in temperature would put smiles on our faces. 892 more words


5@5 -- Make the most of the farmers market

5@5 is a food-related list from chefs, writers, political pundits, musicians, actors, and all manner of opinionated people from around the globe.

Say the name “Franny’s” to any pizza-loving New Yorker, and they’ll grow visibly excited. 1,042 more words

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