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Buckets, Bales, & Bushels

Connecting You with Your Food, Farmers, and Community

Gardening on a Shoestring

In his book The $64 Tomato, William Alexander chronicles his quest for the perfect garden at the expense of his sanity and much of his money. In these difficult economic times, gardening, especially vegetable gardening, is receiving newfound interest. But you don't have to break the bank to have a great garden this year. Garden centers and catalogs all want to sell you the latest and gr...

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Simple Sauces

Our unit's do-it-yourself (DIY) series has come to a close. So many classes, so many great activities, and in the case of classes I taught, so many recipes! The last in the series was making sauces – cheese sauce, barbecue, and tomato. Food Sciences and Sauces Rouxes and slurries are starting points for thickened sauces....

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Doughnut Seeds, Spaghetti Trees & Garden Gnomes

If you came here looking for doughnut seeds, more information on the return of the spaghetti tree or how to rid your garden of gnomes, I'm sorry, but I have to say: April Fools! I know, I wish shrubs that grew doughnuts were real, too. This year we couldn't resist getting in on the April 1 fun with a few Extension related pranks on our ...

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