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Canning 101

The process of canning has been around for centuries and is still widely used today. Canning is a method of preserving food that allows you to store food contents for long periods – even several years. Canning methods used today – i.e., the use of a two-part canning lid – dates to the early 20th … Continued

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Adventures in Container Gardening: An Update

Good morning Locavores!   Today, I wanted to share an update on my garden. Several months ago, I started my garden solely so I could share my experiences as a first time gardener with all of you. It was definitely an adventure.  Today, I am bonafide gardner. (ok, not really, MOST of my plants are … Continued

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Adventures in Container Gardening: BYE MOSQUITOS!

Summer is so close that we can just about smell that summer sun. There’s not much that we can complain about a long and hot summer but let’s be honest, the mosquitos are damper on that summer fun.   It’s always a hassle to get the kids holding out their arms and spinning until they’re … Continued

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DYI Container Garden: Salad Gardens

Hello Locavores,    It’s Erin and I’m back with an update on my container garden! I’m successfully growing a total of seven tiny tomatoes and two tiny bell peppers.    Due to my semi-success in my first garden, a fellow locavore recommended taking my garden to the next level by planting lettuce. He assured me … Continued

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