5 Reasons to Become a CSA Member of Your Local Farm

The breakfast menu for this morning: Chioggia beet and red Norland potato hash with two soft-fried eggs seasoned with summer savory.

I have been making these types of delicious, simple dishes for every meal since I became a CSA member of my local farm this season. My meals are made up of about 65% fresh vegetables—roasted, sautéed, or chopped raw—which is more than double what I ate prior.

It may sound like an overstatement, but I assure you it’s not: Becoming a CSA member has changed my eating habits, and in turn, my life. I’m making healthier, more knowledgeable decisions about the food I put in my body and being culinarily inspired along the way. [Read more…]

30 Facts About Peanuts You (Probably) Didn’t Know

 

  1. There are over 500 peanuts in every 12oz jar of peanut butter.
  2. It’s illegal in the US to label a product “peanut butter” if it’s less than 90% peanuts.
  3. It takes almost 5 gallons of water to process 1oz of peanuts (compared to 80 gallons for 1oz of almonds)
  4. Two US presidents were peanut farmers (Thomas Jefferson and Jimmy Carter)
  5. There are six cities named “Peanut” in the US, and they’re located in California, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and West Virginia.

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Fall Gardening with BumbleBar

Gardening is usually thought of as an activity one does throughout the spring or summer – but did you know that fall season is one of the best times to garden? The blazing summer sun is waning, so you don’t have to worry about beating the heat. Although, the sunshine is still warm enough to feel comfortable outside and it keeps the soil from freezing. We’ve made a list of plants that would be perfect to grow in your fall garden this season. Check it out!

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