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How to Peel a Peach

Learn from Mary Margaret and Diane how to peel a peach easily.  Granted, they have both had plenty of practice at market cutting samples for all of our customers.  But, as with most things, practice makes perfect! It is best to peel a peach when it is perfectly ripe.  You can tell a peach is […]

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The Ease of Cherry Pitting

Cherry pitting can be a laborious task.  But it’s totally worth it when you eat your most recent cherry creation! For pitting tart/pie cherries, Mary Margaret recommends pitting them a quart at a time.  Keep your cherries in the fridge until you are ready to use them.  Fill a bowl with ice and cold water. […]

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How to Prepare Leeks

  Leeks grow in the soil, and tend to have some soil particles between their layers.  The simpliest way to properly clean your leeks is to chop off the dark green tops.  Slice the leeks into many disks, or make one long slice down the length of the leek (depending how you want your leeks […]

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roasting squash

How to Roast Winter Squash

Roasting Winter Squash is probably the most traditional way to prepare a squash.  Once you become an expert at roasting squash, its a baseline for becoming more creative with other squash recipes. Preheat your oven to 375° F. Cut your squash long ways and scoop out the seeds and loose innards.  Place squash halves cut-side […]

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How to Properly Keep Your Fresh Herbs

We cut our herbs fresh for you before each market.  We grow a variety of them – Basil, Mint, Thyme, Sage, Rosemary, Cilantro, Dill, Oregano, Italian Flat Leaf Parsley, and more. Many times at the grocery store the bunches of herbs are kept in the refrigerated section with a water mister on them.  This is […]

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Simple Tips to Make Your Fruit Jam Last

Here are 3 simple tips to make sure your fruit jam lasts…. 1) Avoid double dipping:  use a clean knife or spoon every time you scoop out of the jelly jar.  Bits of butter or peanut butter in the jam is not desirable and may lead to spoilage. 2) Keep the jar rim clean of jam or crumbs. […]

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