Tag Archives: fruit

  • What Should I Do?
    Phil Williams

    Introduction to Elderberries

    The Medicinal Powerhouse
    by Phil Williams

    Friday, July 15, 2016, 11:52 PM


    I planted a couple of dozen elderberry trees two years ago. They’ve grown rapidly and produced tons of berries this summer. When I planted them, I read that they were a very good medicinal plant to have around and they were essentially maintenance and pest free. As a bonus they produce beautiful flowers and are beneficial to birds and pollinators.

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  • What Should I Do?
    Photo: Phil Williams

    How to Plant Bare Root Fruit Trees

    Getting ready for bare root tree planting season
    by Phil Williams

    Friday, January 10, 2014, 5:21 PM


    What is a bare root tree?

    A bare root tree is just like it sounds. It comes with the tree, roots, and no soil. This is extremely beneficial to online shippers, as it makes the trees extremely light to ship. I received three trees from Adams County Nursery that weighed less than ten pounds all together. I would not buy bare root trees from a big box store, as it is hard to know how they have been cared for. It is best to buy direct from the grower if possible. I have had good luck with the trees from Adams County Nursery.

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    by Jason

    Tuesday, June 18, 2013, 10:13 PM


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  • Daily Prep
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    How to Freeze Summer Fruit

    Tips on how to freeze and store a number of summer fruits
    by Jason

    Friday, July 20, 2012, 6:06 PM


    Stock up on local seasonal fruit from the garden or the farmers market and keep them available for months to come by freezing them.


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  • Blog

    Whole Food Eating

    by Teresa Piro

    Saturday, May 21, 2011, 11:40 PM


    Have we forgotten where our food comes from? The importance of a whole foods diet has become more and more vital to our overall health and well-being, because, well, we’ve strayed so far from food. Farmers’ markets bring honest food to us. However, I certainly get lost and frustrated while shopping for food at a grocery store because a) there are too many products on the shelves and b) the multitude of choices requires label-ready due-diligence.

    I read a recent statistic that the average supermarket carries 48,750 items. Where have the days of the simple grocery list of eggs, apples, carrots, broccoli, fish, milk, and butter gone? Food today has been exploited and nutrient-rich foods exchanged for empty calories.

    Now, more than ever, it’s time we get back to the basics; be resourceful, ask questions about where your food is coming from, shop farmers markets, know your grocery, plant a garden, buy bulk dry goods, prepare your food at home, and cook with fresh ingredients as much as possible. It will save you loads of stress, and if done right, money, too. 

    As I share and encourage you to reconnect with your food, I hope you’ll explore new health-promoting hobbies, passions, and activities that can be enjoyed with family and friends.

    Here are a few ideas and recipes to inspire you:

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