Friday, April 27, 2012

Thursday, April 26, 2012

They are back!

The sunflowers stand tall and majestic, calling attention from the street.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012


One Foodbank plot volunteer is now our expert on growing potatoes.

This batch was donated to TCAA.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

From India

One of FIGG's beds will be flourishing with vegetables generally grown in India.
This mother and son duo has carefully planted from seed many of the vegetables they used to grow in their homeland.  

For more info on vegetables favored in India, click here.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Kitchen Composting

A Practical and attractive way to collect kitchen scraps.


Friday, April 13, 2012

Wash them with vinegar.

Berries are delicious, but they're also kind of delicate.  Raspberries in particular seem like they can mold before you even get them home from the market. There's nothing more tragic than paying $4 for a pint of local raspberries, only to look in the fridge the next day and find that fuzzy mold growing on their insides.
Well, with fresh berries just starting to hit farmers markets, we can tell you that how to keep them fresh!  Here’s a tip I’m sharing on how to prevent them from getting there in the first place: 

Wash them with vinegar.

When you get your berries home, prepare a mixture of one part vinegar (white or apple cider probably work best) and ten parts water.  Dump the berries into the mixture and swirl around. Drain, rinse if you want (though the mixture is so diluted you can't taste the vinegar,) and pop in the fridge.  The vinegar kills any mold spores and other bacteria that might be on the surface of the fruit, and voila!  Raspberries will last a week or more, and strawberries go almost two weeks without getting moldy and soft.  So go forth and stock up on those pricey little gems, knowing they'll stay fresh as long as it takes you to eat them.