Food & Drink

This time of year everyone tending a garden is at war with emerging weeds. Some weeds are our allies and if not encouraged everywhere, might be given a spot to thrive because they both are nutritious and delicious.

I have given room in my garden to four that are easy to identify and are very good eating. These wild plants are generally much more nourishing than their carefully bred cousins and...

Kate Weiner, of The Art of the Tart, shares with us her weekly blog on the subject of tarts and their making. Her tarts are available at the Millbrook Farmers’ Market and by appointment.  Here is her blog of the week of May 28, 2015.

 

Tarts on the table this week:

? the sweeties

1) apricots poached in saffron syrup

2) rhubarb on a bed of fresh...

What follows is a preliminary list of growers in our area.  We welcome suggestions, corrections and additions. This list is designed as a community resource.  You are invited to submit the names of growers we have overlooked. It will be updated as...

Welcome to our new Food Page. We will be concentrating on local sources, local growers and of course, local restaurants.  This is an interactive page…we want your feedback and your recipes.

 

May is a big month for gardening.  It’s time to get your young greenhouse plants hardened for planting outside.  Now that the soil has warmed, get your seeds into  the garden.  The rain helped moisten the soil; piles of mulch can be worked in to make an improved seedbed. Tricks of the trade: Use row covers for carrots, beets and brasicas...

May 20- Silimar Farm on Route 22 is continuing its joint venture with Andy Szymanowicz’s     Sol Flower Farm.  The new store manager whose broad smile welcomes visitors is Charlie Priestly who picked up his broad accent in Brighten made famous in countless English mystery novels. He...

Amenia’s Farmers’ Market is now operating summer hours on Friday, 3 to 7 p.m.  in the parking lot on Route 22 just north of the light.

Millbrook’s farmers’ market will open on Saturday, May 23.

Water your garden to keep the soil moist; mulch to keep the moisture in. 

Notes by Tom Fool  

Tom Fool is a...