Celebrate August with local produce

July 31, 2017 0
Between farmers markets, local farm stands and backyard gardens, our area is bursting with fresh produce. There’s nothing like some Olathe sweet corn, a sun-ripened heirloom tomato, or a juicy Palisade peach. Not only is locally grown produce the tastiest, it’s also the healthiest. It’s easy to forget that grocery [ . . . ]

Let’s get growing with aquaponics

July 6, 2017 0
Rick Kenagy gets up each day asking himself two questions: What am I going to grow today? Who am I going to teach to grow food today? Kenagy, 56, understands the urgency of these questions and it’s his passion to help create backyard farming communities. Although Kenagy farms 365 days [ . . . ]

Brassicas now! Extend your harvest with fall crops

July 5, 2017 0
We are blessed with a long growing season, which means we can play in the garden through fall. Brassicas, which include cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower and other hearty vegetables, will thrive as temperatures begin to cool. Starting them from seed this month will allow you to plant fresh starts in August. [ . . . ]

Recipes and memories from way back when

October 31, 2016 0
Have you ever had one of those days when a smell, a picture or a word takes you back to yesteryear? My sister and I were reminiscing about how Mom made this wonderful carrot cake in a loaf pan. She’d slice it and toast it for us in the morning [ . . . ]
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