More Great Pumpkin Dishes!

Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook First a bit of local farm food news: It appears that many farms offering CSA's are now holding a season's …
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All the Bounty of Fall

Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook  Fall didn’t simply roll in at homestead Gardens, but rushed in with all the clamor and fervor of a great …
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Focus Local Mushrooms

Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook  We have the great fortune of being "local" to the mushroom capital of not only the U.S., but the …
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Pure Summer Produce - Recipes

Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook The end of August and the time when gardens are full to overflowing and friends bring sacks of squash, …
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Got Chickens...How About Egg Crepes?

Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook With the backyard chicken trend booming, you might just have a few too many eggs. Did you ever hear of crepes …
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Clean Food-Kitchen Garden Menus

Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook  Every so often I’ll be posting a seasonal and local “clean food” menu grown close to home...maybe from your …
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Gussied-Up Grilled Eggplant

 Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook  Have you been getting the eggplant in the height of the season and noticing how great they taste compared …
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Staff Tips on Surviving a Heat Wave

Don't we all wonder how people who work outdoors can STAND it when the weather's as brutally hot and humid as it was last week?  I sure do, so I stopped to ask …
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Seed Saving From Your Kitchen Garden

Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook Novice Guide to Seed Saving  As your summer fruits and vegetables get plump-ready to pluck, it’s time to …
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Let the Garden Tell You What to Eat

Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook Summer squash is what most gardeners and farmers in the region are finding in abundance this time of year. …
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Keep Your Chickens Cool

High heat is dangerous for chickens. As their caretakers, we need to take precautions just as we would for any other pet, especially in temperatures over 85 …
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A Celebration of Wild Eats From Our Bees

 Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook  The information below is so important during National Pollinator Week, I had to share it directly with you. …
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