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The Ancient Fava Bean

It was with great anticipation that a week ago, Monday, June 24th, fava bean season commenced.  I announce this with the same enthusiasm as an avid baseball fan may have for the start of spring training or a veteran cyclist … Continue reading

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The Great Garlic Scape Harvest

Each June, there is that one moment in time when it becomes necessary to harvest the exotically curled center flower stalk of the growing garlic plant.  While we at Aspen Moon Farm harvested a small number of scapes to be … Continue reading

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The Other Spinach

Popeye the Sailor Man advocated the consumption of spinach to aid in the growth of one’s muscles and the development of strength.  Created in 1929 by Elzie Crisler Segar, Popeye was a fictional character that became stronger after consuming this … Continue reading

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Spring’s First Root Vegetable

Each spring, our palettes are dazzled by an array of quintessential spring vegetables: asparagus, sweet peas, and strawberries to name a few.  However, often overlooked, and perhaps, the earliest of the spring crops is the radish.  Easy to grow and … Continue reading

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How to eat more greens, easily…

Greens are Mother Nature’s vitamins!  When you eat a diverse selection of greens you are providing your body with an incredible array of vitamins and micronutrients.  Did you know that a serving of kale has more calcium than a serving … Continue reading

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