Cherry Heartbreak

Sometimes the weather just doesn’t cooperate with the fruit trees. When stone fruits (cherries, peaches, apricots, etc.) get too much water at just the wrong time, they crack. They still taste great, but they’re fragile, and this makes it difficult for farmers to get them to market without any additional damage. Making things worse, it […]

Strawberry Fields Forever

Two weekends ago my billy and I picked nearly 20 pounds of strawberries at Gaventa’s Farms in South Jersey. Now that I’ve recovered from my strawberry-induced hallucinations, I can share the results of the food preservation fest that followed. We froze! We dehydrated! We made jam! We made BBQ sauce! Scroll down (it’s a long […]

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