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Recipe: Pumpkin Butter

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This Saturday is the Chatham Mills Farmers’ Market’s annual Thanksgiving Tasting, where vendors bring holiday dishes and recipes to share.  Since it is the season of all things pumpkin (and I am a pumpkin fanatic), we are contributing a batch of homemade pumpkin butter.  I’ve seen recipes for making butter out of canned pumpkin – […]

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Make It a Local Thanksgiving!

Make it a Local Thanksgiving!

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The following is a press release from Triangle Farmers’ Markets: Several Triangle farmers’ markets host special pre-Thanksgiving markets featuring local produce, meats, cheeses, breads and other artisan goods for the holiday, encouraging shoppers to “Make it a Local Thanksgiving!” On Tuesday, November 24th, farmers’ markets across the Triangle will host special pre-Thanksgiving markets, stocked with […]

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Thai Red Roselle, a.k.a. the Tea Hibiscus Plant

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In celebration of Eat a Rainbow Week, we brought samples of bright red iced hibiscus tea to the Pittsboro Farmers’ Market this week. Roselle (Hibiscus sabdariffa) is a species of hibiscus with edible calyxes (sepals which form at the base of the flowers to protect the developing fruit).  It is grown as a commercial plant […]

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Recipe: Toasted Walnut Pesto

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Fresh basil is plentiful in the summer, but it doesn’t store very long once harvested.  While it will keep for about a week in the refrigerator, the leaves may start to brown from the cold (they’re fine to eat, but not as attractive).  So, whenever we have basil left over after a day at the […]

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Spring Markets and Kale

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Our first month of farmers’ markets has come and gone, and we’re learning what sorts of things people are excited about, as well as what we can probably do without next year.  A few observations: although spinach continues to rank high on people’s lists of favorite greens (and our spinach is delicious!), it is not […]

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Recipe: Carrot Soup with Lime and Ginger

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With the sudden arrival of harsh winter temperatures (the overnight low January 6 – 7 was 5°F at our place), we were forced to pull the last of our fall carrots from the freezing ground.  What to do with a sudden bounty of carrots?  Make carrot soup! This soup is easily adaptable to whatever ingredients […]

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