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January 2015 Blog Posts (11)

Soup Jazz Sunday: Butternut Squash Soup

A recipe and playlist borrowed from her weekly get-together with her loved ones, Soup Jazz Sunday comes from HOMEGROWN and Farm Aid’s intern,…


Added by Emily Eagan on January 29, 2015 at 1:30pm — No Comments

5 Tips (and no Tricks) to Feed Your Family from the Farm Share

I often get asked "What do I do if my kid/spouse/guinea pig won't eat _______ [insert name of vegetable]?"

While pondering what to do with a new-to-us vegetable in the CSA box, celeriac, I wrote up a list of tips that have worked for us over the past 9 CSA seasons.  No tricks, though--the whole family knows what's in the meal.

You can find the…


Added by Kirsten Madaus on January 26, 2015 at 11:13am — No Comments

Make Your Own Organic Liquid Fertilizer

Originally shared at 

Before I give you my recipe I need to be very clear.  ALFALFA is considered a "high risk crop."  This means that Alfalfa is on of the top 10 Genetically Modified plants in the US.  

From the Non-GMO Project,



Added by Marianne Smith on January 26, 2015 at 9:35am — No Comments

Soup Jazz Sunday: Portuguese Kale and Sausage Soup

Soup Jazz Sunday is a recipe and playlist courtesy of HOMEGROWN and Farm Aid’s intern, Emily Eagan, a music industry major at Northeastern University. Stay tuned for another helping!…


Added by Emily Eagan on January 22, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Young & Green: Dekendra

You’re reading Young & Green, a new group blog written by participants of Grow NYC’s Youthmarket, a network of urban farm stands operated by neighborhood youth, supplied by local farmers, and designed to bring fresh fruits and veggies to communities throughout NYC. Pretty…


Added by HOMEGROWN.org on January 22, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Weasels are EVIL

My poor chickens... I had seven lovely little hens, and they were just starting to think about laying again.

Now I've got one hen, who is IN THE HOUSE and staying there, and a lot of feathers...

Added by Jana Franzen on January 19, 2015 at 4:46pm — 2 Comments

Young & Green: Introducing Phylisha (And a New Blog!)

Welcome to Young & Green, a brand new group blog here on HOMEGROWN written by current and former participants of Grow NYC’s Youthmarket. What’s a Youthmarket, you…


Added by HOMEGROWN.org on January 13, 2015 at 1:30pm — No Comments

15 Ways to warm up without turning up the thermostat

Winter has been hitting much of the country especially hard this year. Luckily, there are lots more ways to warm up besides putting on socks or turning up the thermostat.

 From yogic breathing to spicy foods to heated rice packs,…


Added by Alicia Bayer on January 12, 2015 at 10:54pm — No Comments

New Year, New Skills

Been a busy 4 months with little time to say hey y'all. During this time, I learned the boys are rainbow loom masters, me, fat fingers. So, not to be out done (male vanity kicked it), I'm learning to weave and loom knit while teaching the boys as I go. Funny how fast they pick it up and do better than I with a little encouragement. Weaved 2 baby blankets, 1 more in the loom, & 2 heart shaped trivets. Knitted 8 Christmas gift scarfs with 10 more in the que. Appears, folks still like gifts… Continue

Added by John F. Houpt II, PhD on January 10, 2015 at 10:36am — 2 Comments

My Mother's Lefse

While most of my blog is about how I feed my family from our CSA farm share, every once in a while I step out of that routine. Sometimes I'm sharing what I did with good deals from the grocery store, sometimes ice cream desserts, and sometimes I use the blog as a family recipe log.

In this post I am preserving how my mom makes lefse. It's authentic to my…


Added by Kirsten Madaus on January 9, 2015 at 8:19pm — 2 Comments

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