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Federal Money Seeding Local Food Markets, Encouraging Fresh Veggies

If you could pick a peach grown by a local orchard grower, would you?  Could you walk downtown in your community and find a fresh produce stand?  Did you know you can spend Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP dollars at the farmers market?   Millions of dollars in federal investment is going to give more […]

Continue Reading By on July 6, 2015 in agriculture, community, food, frugal, nutrition

Summer Harvest in Organic Family Garden – Saturdays in the Garden

Get my newsletter here!  Affiliate links can help support this independent blog.  Thank you for your support. Rich green colors in the garden give us hints of the rich antioxidant properties these powerful organic foods can have when they deliver nutrients directly to our kitchen tables!  Any organic produce ripened in the garden and eaten […]

Continue Reading By on June 27, 2015 in agriculture, food, organic

Summer Organic Garden Maintenance – Saturdays in the Garden

Stay in touch with my newsletter here! Enter here for summer grilling giveaway! One in four of you is growing your own vegetable garden, according to the latest census data.  How is your garden growing this summer?  We’re having moderate success, which I’m thankful for despite a hectic schedule and not enough time for maintenance […]

Continue Reading By on June 20, 2015 in agriculture, garden, green, organic

Managing Leaf Scorch Organically in the Strawberry Patch – Saturdays in the Garden

Saturdays in the Garden: Managing Leaf Scorch Organically in the Strawberry Patch Our family takes pride in showing you the best picks of each gardening season, including the juicy strawberries we’ve been enjoying in May! Sometimes, we need to share with you the ugly side of organic gardening, to show you how we’ve been managing […]

Continue Reading By on May 30, 2015 in agriculture, food, organic, pesticides
children planting seeds with teacher

Kids Day at Oak Ridge, Tennessee Farmers Market

“Where does your body get its energy?” “Batteries?” “Your body runs on food…” “Who knows where we get protein?” asked the guest at the front of the room. “Protein bars,” answered the anxious 3rd grader holding up his hand! “Well, that’s a processed food,” retired teacher Marjorie Ford answered patiently.  The East Tennessee farmer went […]

Continue Reading By on May 22, 2015 in agriculture, children, family, farm, food

Saturdays in the Garden 2015

Get my newsletter by signing up here! As a young professional working in the news business, I didn’t think I had time to garden.  So, on a summer trip home to see my folks, they sent me home with an entire paper bag loaded down with homegrown tomatoes.  Somehow they survived the trip in the […]

Continue Reading By on May 9, 2015 in agriculture, farm, garden, organic