All About Asparagus

local asparagus

Grab your favorite asparagus recipes folks, asparagus season is here! One of the reasons asparagus season is so looked forward to is because it kicks off the start to the local, Columbia Basin growing season. Not only is Asparagus delicious, it has many health benefits! It is high in nutrients such as folate, fiber, chromium,…

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The Power of Produce During Cold and Flu Season

Produce Box

“Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food.” – Hippocrates In my Local Pumpkin Produce Box this week I have fresh garlic, ginger, and onions. I was thinking about all the ways to use these aromatics and I thought of cold and flu season. I love a natural remedy to prevent and fight…

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Corned Beef and Cabbage – Part 1


You may remember my Reuben Skillet post from last year. I shared that I’m an avid St. Patrick’s Day celebrator and that every year my family looks forward to my brined brisket, a.k.a. corned beef. Well, TODAY is brisket brining day! The brisket is supposed to brine for 10 days. But I always look at…

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Autumn Chopped Salad

autumn salad

I’m a fan of a big, fresh salad for dinner. Sometimes I just need that. Especially in the summer when it’s too hot to cook (and then eat) something warm. But salads for dinner don’t have to be just a summer thing. Occasionally I need something fresh to break up all the heaviness of winter…

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Health Benefits of Eating Eggplant

Eggplant, aka aubergine, is part of the nightshade family. It comes in many varieties, sizes, shapes, and colors. It is thought to originate from India, grown first as an ornamental plant, and was brought to American by Thomas Jefferson in the 18th century. Eggplant is most famous in ratatouille, eggplant parmesean, eggplant pizzas (a favorite at our house),…

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“That Ambrosia Salad”

strawberry kale salad

This ain’t your Grandma’s ambrosia salad. Although, back when I used to eat that kind of salad, I sure did love my grandma’s ambrosia salad. This is a green, early summer salad. And this is the story of “That Ambrosia Salad”: A few years ago, back when we lived in Idaho, my best friend/ cousin got…

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Local produce harvest by month

Based on our history this is our current best guess of when various produce items will be available. We will update each month as the season progresses. Click on the link to open the PDF: Columbia Basin/Lower Valley Seasonal Produce

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