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By Ang Jordan | Published: December 9, 2011
Kale has had a high media profile lately because of the Eat More Kale debacle, and it has also been touted as a superfood, made its way onto restaurant menus and been packaged as a healthy alternative to chips. See NPR’s excellent food blog The Salt for links to more information about kale. For the [...]
By Ang Jordan | Published: November 21, 2011
Although the fall farmers market in downtown Mobile has come to its close, there are still local farmers with plenty of crops in the field. If you’re willing to drive and you have the time, you can go directly to the farm and find u-pick or prepicked produce. Here are two that are worth checking [...]
By Ang Jordan | Published: May 26, 2010
The advent of summer vegetables brings an abundance of cheap cucumbers at the farmers market – 3 for $1 – and $2 will buy you enough to make about two quarts of pickles. Experienced canners may find the the humble pickled cucumber old hat, but I always have an appetite for the cold, crisp refrigerated [...]
By Ang Jordan | Published: May 20, 2010
Charlie’s U-Pik Dickerson Sawmill Road Lucedale, MS 39452 (601) 947-9661 firstname.lastname@example.org OPENING DAY: Saturday, May 29 PRODUCTS Open for pick-your-own for about six weeks during the summer. Bell Pepper, Corn (yellow, white & Bi-Color), Okra, Onions, Pickling Cucumbers, Pink-eye Purple Hull Peas, Slicing Cucumbers, Squash (limited availability), Sunflowers, Speciality Peppers, Zucchini, Eggplant, Snap Beans, Roma [...]
By Ang Jordan | Published: February 8, 2010
Civil Eats reports that in the March 2010 issue of Consumer Reports, “tests of packaged leafy greens found bacteria that are common indicators of poor sanitation and fecal contamination, in some cases, at rather high levels.” Organic greens fared no better than conventionally grown. Recommendations are (if you are going to buy packaged salad) that [...]
By Ang Jordan | Published: February 4, 2010
In last week’s Press-Register column, Bill Finch continued his series on predicting the effects of cold weather in the garden. I’m happy to say that he writes If I’ve learned anything from this winter, it’s that I’ve been too conservative in promoting winter vegetable gardening, and perhaps not loud enough in encouraging the use of [...]
By Ang Jordan | Published: September 2, 2009
I was out working in the garden today, wondering skeptically whether the little plants will amount to anything worth eating by October. Things never seem to grow like I expect them to in this climate. Some crops do reasonably well, but we’ve never had a bumper harvest of anything. Lettuce, arugula, snow peas, and potatoes [...]
By Ang Jordan | Published: May 10, 2009
We checked the pole beans yesterday and found these ready to harvest. They’ve done well this year; I wish I had planted more. The cherry tomatoes have tons of small fruits, the blueberries are slowly ripening. Our lemon tree has lost all but one of its fruits, so I hope it blooms again.
By Ang Jordan | Published: January 10, 2009
Here’s a colander full of winter greens from our garden. There’s a small green cabbage, arugula, leaf lettuce, and a beet.
By Ang Jordan | Published: June 7, 2008
Are you tired of seeing photos of potatoes yet? Here are the last couple of baskets of this year’s potato crop. There’s Desiree and the Russian Banana fingerlings. I also had my first handful of pole beans yesterday, and we’re continuing to get very tasty tomatoes. As Bill Finch noted in last week’s garden column, [...]