Storage onions are harvested in August in the Valley, but many farmers continue pulling onions out of storage for sale all the way through to[...]
Each year in July, a steady stream of vegetables begins arriving at Hosta Hill in Pittsfield. I recently spoke with Maddie Elling who, along with[...]
Last October, Deb Habib began cracking bulbs of garlic and filling buckets to the brim with cloves. Deb runs Seeds of Solidarity Farm in Orange[...]
Pastures across the Valley are covered in snow, but we can all find a taste of local summer grass in ghee—which is clarified butter. I[...]
High season for foraging mushrooms is still months away but luckily for all of us, mushroom farmers across the Valley cultivate the tasty fungus indoors[...]
Cabbage harvest wraps up in November, but the leafy green stores well and is available from local farms all winter long.
I recently spoke with Lincoln[...]
Spinach is a remarkably cold-hardy crop. Across the Valley, farmers are spending these wintery February days harvesting the popular green.
I recently spoke with Dan Pratt,[...]
With the honey harvest done for the season, Valley beekeepers are busy packaging and selling 2018’s bounty. I recently spoke with Dan Conlon who, with[...]
It’s the season for heavy, hearty meals, but it’s a treat to sneak some locally grown greens in between those proteins and starches during the[...]
I think we’re all ready to leave 2018 in the rearview but with winter stretching out ahead of us, last year’s hearty storage crops will[...]
Here we are, in the brave new world of 2019. So far, it probably doesn’t feel that different from 2018 for most of us, except[...]
I think we can use bacon as an opportunity to examine some of the influences that shape our diets. The popularity of Google searches for[...]