Magnificent Melons

Bright colors, delicate flavors, and refreshing juiciness characterize melons. As a group, melons are low in calories and sodium and high in fiber and Vitamin C.

Selecting Melons

Select melons of good color and shape for the variety. The rind should give slightly at the stem end when ripe.

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Peaches: Sweet, Juicy and Delicious

Peaches are sweet, juicy, and delicious. Weight-watching?— 1 Medium peach = 37 calories. Source of Vitamin A and potassium. If left unpeeled, they are a good source of fiber too.

Selecting Peaches

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Growing Squash

Growing squash

Growing squash is rewarding even though the plant does everything besides planting itself. The yields you can get from squash plants are enormous, and anyone who has ever grown zucchini can testify this.

After growing squash in my farm, I realized that it is true the plant does not require a considerable amount of space for one to get high yields. However, for me to get good yields, I had to prepare the piece of land where I was going to have my squash plantation. I also made sure that there was direct sunlight for the plant.

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Growing Cabbage: Tips and Recipes

Cabbage Food White Cabbage Healthy Raw Vegetables

The Versatile Veggie, enjoyed both cooked and raw.  Our best year-round source of Vitamins A and C.

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Asparagus Tips and Recipes

Asparagus is a good, low-calorie source of Vitamin A and fiber.

Selecting Asparagus

Select asparagus stalks that are straight and have compact, pointed tips. The thicker the spears, the more tender they are likely to be. Quality spears should be 6-8 inches long with only an inch or so of tough, woody base.

It is best to select stalks of uniform thick-ness. Otherwise, the stalks will not have uniform texture when they are cooked.

Each pound of asparagus will yield about 3 to 4 ½ cup servings.

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Growing Carrots

Carrots are a very popular vegetable because they are colorful, sweet, and fairly easy to grow. This makes them popular for the gardener to grow.

Carrots are a very commonly used vegetable in a great many dishes, which also contributes to its adoption. Other than used in dishes, they can be consumed raw. Carrots are also increasingly used in juicing.

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Why Buy Local?

There are many reasons to buy your food locally.

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Growing Tomatoes

The wonderful tomato is most certainly one of America’s favorite produce. A vegetable so wide spread in use and highly valued, should get significant consideration in your garden. Read More

Growing Pomegranates

The origins of the Pomegranate can be traced to the middle east. Most historians believe they originated in modern day Iran. Ancient farmers grew pomegranates in most of the middle east, which makes sense since they tend to do better in drier climates.

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How To: Organic Gardening

Organic gardening is one of the most popular forms of gardening in the world today. This popularity is mostly due to concern about one’s health and that of the Earth. High-quality organic gardening know-how is a must for growing organic foods.

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