Monthly Archives: June 2013

Independence Day 2013

As I remember my grade school history class, July 4th is the day that all loyal Americans celebrate demanding their freedom and independence from a tyrannical government. All loyal Americans should join me in making sure that our ever vigilant … Continue reading

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Silver Hake

New Hampshire Community Seafood Underdog selection of the week was Silver Hake. You may have heard this called whiting, ling, cod, black hake, white hake, or red hake. It is similar to Pollock, it has no scales and after being … Continue reading

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Goumi Berries & Birds

I was pruning and staking my Big Boys this morning which are inter-planted with asparagus and nasturtiums along side my Goumi bushes. I noticed the heavily laden branches bobbing and on looking more closely there were 8 to 12 Cedar … Continue reading

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Feeding the City of Tomorrow

Conference proceedings from the 6 – 7 December 2012 International Urban Food Network’s Hungry City, Feeding the City of Tomorrow are now available. The 2nd IUFN Conference in Paris, France will be in early December 2013. The conference will assemble … Continue reading

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Currants

General knowledge says that New Hampshire does not allow planting Ribes (currants and gooseberries) because it was originally thought they caused Pine Blister Rust (PBR) which can kill young pine saplings. The reality is that PBR requires both pine and … Continue reading

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2013 Farm Bill

Let’s face it, this is really the Corporate Agri-complex Bailout and Food Stamp bill. It has nothing to do with genetically modified organisms. It has nothing to do with animal welfare. Please get a grip, it absolutely, definitely has nothing … Continue reading

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Seafood CSA

New Hampshire Community Seafood CSA’s inaugural fish share drop-off today at the Community Church of Durham. Drop-offs occur in neighboring communities other days of the week. The CSA is an eight week program offering various levels and grades of fish. … Continue reading

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Tomato Leaf Damage

This is the worst year yet for damage to my tomato plants, set upon by wilt, cutworms and flea beetles. Most of the lower leaves on my tomato and tomatillo plants look like someone took a 410 shotgun to them. … Continue reading

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Road Trip

Conferences and expos make a great excuse to get out and see the Country. First up, after a two-year absence, the Summer Fancy Food Show is returning to its roots in New York City from 30 June to 2 July … Continue reading

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Asian Agricultural Pest

The Brown Marmorated Stink Bug first appeared in the Mid-Atlantic Region around 1994 and was primarily considered an urban nuisance as it is fond of wintering over in your home. By 2010, it was causing $37 million annually in damage … Continue reading

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