Peas to Meet You

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This week bring us our first round of peas! A rather elegant variety, English shelling peas are easy to prepare and don’t require cooking. Pro tip: do not eat the shell.  To shell the peas, simply squeeze them along the seam to pop open the pod and then use your thumb to slide the peas out.   These peas are adorable, bright green and … Read More

Fingerling Sweet Potatoes

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Several years ago, Adam Hainer from Juniper Hill Farm in Essex County, NY (population 39,000) brought us samples of his “fingerling” sweet potatoes. We tried them and they were absolutely fabulous! Adam explained that a large portion of his sweet potato crop is too small for sale to the grocery market. For large commercial growers, culled product runs at about … Read More

A Small Sweet Potato and The Meaning of Life

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When you farm in Essex County, NY (population 39,000) you need to be scrappy. Essex County is located about an hour or so south of the Canadian Border. Adam Hainer, owner of Juniper Hill Farm, believes that every potato is sacred, every potato is great, if a potato is wasted, God gets quite irate. For Adam, this is the meaning of … Read More