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Saturdays in the Garden with Seedlings, Spinach, Strawberries & More

May can be a rewarding time to see your efforts turn into something very green in the garden!  We’ve been excitedly watching our seedlings grow by leaps and bounds.  A light feeding of fish emulsion in water was overdue and really helped our tomato and pepper seedlings.  We also directly sowed summer squash seeds into […]

Continue Reading By on May 10, 2014 in agriculture, fresh, fruit, garden, gardening, green, organic

5 Tips for Beginning Canning

Canning jelly and grape juice was so sweet and simple that I got brave enough to try tomatoes the next time.  Our small garden yields haven’t been enough to can, so I purchased a box of organic tomatoes from the UT Farmers Market.  They were a mix of various heirloom varieties.  I remembered from Canning […]

Continue Reading By on August 31, 2011 in canning, eating better, food preservation, fresh, frugal, garden, preserving, thrifty

Farm Market Canning Demonstrations

Think you’re just too busy to preserve any of the summer’s fresh foods yourself?  Or concerned that it’s too complicated?  Casey Littell says if you can boil water, use a timer and follow basic directions, you’re ready to start canning. Littell volunteers on behalf of Slow Food Knoxville to teach canning techniques at her local […]

Continue Reading By on June 16, 2011 in eating better, farm, food, fresh, garden, local, summer