From Harvest To Plate · Things I've Learned

Getting Food From the Farm to the Table – a Challenge for Many, Including Me!

Farm to Table and seasonal eating is pretty trendy, right now.  More and more people are wanting to get closer to their food, and are beginning to understand the value of local, seasonal eating.  Many consumers are now frequenting farmer’s markets in increasing numbers to enjoy fresh, locally grown food because it is, well, fresh.  Plus,  it usually… Continue reading Getting Food From the Farm to the Table – a Challenge for Many, Including Me!

Eat to Live · From Harvest To Plate

Seasonally Fresh, Summer Confetti Salad

Every couple of weeks I host an “Open Garden” sale, out at our homestead.  It is a way for me to sell some of the surplus fruits, veggies, herbs, and flowers from our gardens, give people a tour of our large food garden, and talk to them about sustainable farming practices, answering any questions they… Continue reading Seasonally Fresh, Summer Confetti Salad

Eat to Live · From Harvest To Plate · Things I've Learned

Seasonal Cooking and Eating: Three Reasons Why

How often do you stop and think about the seasons when planning a meal? Until I started growing my own food, the thought of feeding my family based on what was growing at a particular time of  year never even crossed my mind.  If I wanted to toss together a salad made with fresh tomatoes… Continue reading Seasonal Cooking and Eating: Three Reasons Why