How to Eat Your BOX! (Week of 10/22/17)

How to Eat Your BOX! (Week of 10/22/17)

Spitzenburg Apples: To store, keep apples as cold as possible in the refrigerator. To clean, gently rub the apple as you run warm water over it. Peel and cut your apple into slices or cubes. To prevent apples from browning for a longer time, brush with a lemon juice-water solution (1 cup water mixed with…

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From Wet Dust to Wet Flooding

From Wet Dust to Wet Flooding

In August of 2003, Joelle and I purchased our current farm. That seems like a lifetime ago! The 1892 old farmhouse was in pretty bad shape and the bank wouldn’t let us move into until we remodeled it. Having sold our home in Machias, we were stuck in that awkward state of nowhere to live….

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How to Eat Your BOX! (Week of 10/15/17)

How to Eat Your BOX! (Week of 10/15/17)

Asian Pears: Crunchy, juicy, and sweet. Try adding pears to a salad this week! Cut into wedges or cubes they would make a great addition to this week’s salad. For dressing, try mixing a tablespoon of balsamic vinegar with a little bit of Dijon mustard and about an eighth cup of maple syrup. Mix together…

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The Path Less Travelled

The Path Less Travelled

I read an interesting article about Agriculture in Holland last week. The gist of it was how a little country like Holland can be the #2 exporter of food in the world. A country 1/270th the size of America. You can find the article here.  It was a refreshing article. Also, all their food is…

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How to Eat Your BOX! (Week of 10/8/17)

How to Eat Your BOX! (Week of 10/8/17)

Jonagold Apples: Fun fact: The name Jonagold combines the apples two parents: Jonathan and Golden Delicious. Both Jonagold and King David apples are fantastic baking apples, with that classic old-fashioned “apple flavor.” Apples are one of those quintessential healthy eating choices! You can dice them up and throw them into your hot cereal with some…

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Bald and Beautiful

Bald and Beautiful

The other day I was at a middle school soccer game and one of the players had obviously been through cancer treatment recently. She was thin as a rail and bald, but she was out there and she was competing–with not an ounce of backing down. She was a fighter – a cancer fighter. I…

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How to Eat Your BOX! (Week of 10/1/2017)

How to Eat Your BOX! (Week of 10/1/2017)

Broccoli: Baked broccoli is one of my favorite dinner sides. I like it best roasted to crispy perfection with a little garlic, salt and pepper. Try tossing chopped broccoli florets with olive oil, salt and seasonings of choice. Bake on a cookie sheet at 450 °F for about 20 minutes, until edges are crispy and…

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The Month of October is dedicated to Breast Cancer Awareness. In doing research for this article I came across this article from Everyday Health. Cancer is complicated and if you or a someone you know is battling cancer, any type of cancer, you are in a fight. I have copied and pasted the opening paragraph…

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How to Eat Your BOX! (Week of 9/24/17)

How to Eat Your BOX! (Week of 9/24/17)

Conference Pears: As with all new crop pears, these will need to be ripened for 4-7 days before they are ready to eat. Check the neck for ripeness by gently pressing your thumb near the stem end of the pear. When it gives slightly, the pear is ripe. Leeks: Besides potato leek soup (recipe below),…

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