DIY Cold Frame Gardening

Adapted from The Fruit Guys Community Fund

Cold frame gardening can extend your growing season. Traditionally cold frames were placed against the south facing wall of a heated green place. They are the perfect place to grow cool weather crops and to harden off seedlings each Spring before transplanting them outside.

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Organic Agriculture

Excerpted from Food Print

Organic farming relies on managing the farm ecosystem, employing practices that improve soil health and avoid external outputs. Organic practices are based on:

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Reverse Sear Cross Rib Roast Recipe

By Chef Kelly Unger

Ingredients: 
  • 3lb Hershberger Heritage Farm Cross Rib Roasts
  • 3-4 tablespoons of Offbeat Gourmet Chipotle Dry Rub or seasoning of your choice
  • Olive oil, salt and pepper
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The Top 10 Food Trends For 2019, According to Whole Foods

Excerpted from Forbes.com: 
 

"Pacific Rim flavors is the top trend, with Whole Foods announcing that its Market and 365 Everyday Value brands will launch a new line of products inspired by Pacific Rim fruits like a guava tropical vinaigrette, pineapple passionfruit sparkling mineral water, mango pudding mix and passionfruit coconut frozen fruit bars. It also expects to see ingredients like longganisa (a Filipino pork sausage), dried shrimp, cuttlefish and shrimp paste to appear on restaurant and home menus in dishes from breakfast to dinner.
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Farm Bill Delivers Victories for Beginning Farmers, Organic/Local Food

Excerpted from National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition

Concerns remain over long-term loss in conservation funding,failure to close farm safety net loopholes.

After two months of negotiations, the 2018 Farm Bill Conference Committee leaders yesterday released a final bill that makes long-overdue investments in the future of American agriculture. If passed and signed into law by President Trump, the bill will better connect beginning and socially disadvantaged producers with the tools and resources they need to start and sustain vibrant food and farm businesses. It would also help both established and beginning farmers to tap growing markets by providing permanent, mandatory funding for local and regional food production and organic research. 

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What’s in Season?

The cold winter can bring thoughts of barrenness and the frozen ground, but many of our farms are still growing delicious produce this season.

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Wrightstown Indoor Winter Farmers Market

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Wrightstown Indoor Winter Farmers Market

New location at Anchor Church!

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Roasted Winter Vegetable Salad

You can find most of these ingredients at Wrightstown Indoor Winter Farmers Market!

 

 

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The 2018 Farm Bill: Why It Matters

Congress allowed the 2014 Farm Bill to expire at the end of September. If legislators fail to pass a new version by the end of this fiscal year, vital programs will lose funding. These include many that provide technical and financial assistance to socially disadvantaged farmers, as well as many small, but significant programs that support local and regional food system development, healthy food access, and organic farming.

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