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Smart Fresh Local

Farmer Mary Hillebrecht’s (whom we profiled in December, 2013) sister, Laura, participated in making this nice little video about their farm and about eating fresh, local food. 9 more words


Summer Spice

Hot peppers of every color and shape are in season. Several recipes below use them to add heat to mild summer evening dinners. Picante pero sabroso. 11 more words


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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