The Wait is Over!

The CSA and Farmers Market season has begun!  This is the fourth week of my Affinity Farm CSA and the fourth week of the Moscow Farmers’ Market. With the our sunny Saturdays, the Moscow Farmers Market has been packed with excited customers, brightly colored booths, vegetable, flower and fruit starts and early spring greens!  And,…

The Salad Equation

In early spring, fresh greens are abundant, and, if you are like me, you are thinking of the months of salad ahead. Over the next several weeks, I will be sharing some of my favorite salad combinations and award-winning (in my opinion) simple salad dressings and vinaigrettes. Amongst my friends, I am known as the…

Selecting Seeds

It is already the end of March and many of us have fingers itching to get into the garden!  Along with spring gardening fever comes seed selection.  And, not all seeds are the same. When you think about it, it makes sense to buy seed that is adapted to your local climate.  Enter Snake River…

Crop Mobbing at Pokey Creek Farm

As the rich green hues of the Palouse begin to shift to a more rustic palette we start to see harvest celebrations centered around local food, like Buy Local Moscow’s Eat Local Week (great post with details here). Last Sunday I had the privilege of rounding out a wonderful week of local love at Pokey Creek Farm in…

Lentil Fest!

Did you go to the National Lentil Festival in Pullman last weekend? We did, and we had a great time! It’s not every day that we get to dress up like a vegetable and joing a parade (and have all your friends see/mock you for it), listen to one of our favorite musicians and eat…

A GLIMPSE INTO URBAN BEEKEEPING WITH TERRY

I first met Terry Ellard while getting on a plane headed to Lesotho, where we had all committed to serving two years as Peace Corps Volunteers (PCVs). Terry was headed for his second round as a PCV – having served several decades earlier, during the early, and arguably more hard-core days of the program. We…

Transplanting tomato and pepper seedlings: a follow-up post with N. Tautges

Happy Memorial Day! I enjoyed the day playing with Morels and transplanting a few seedlings with my friend Nicole. Nicole previously shared her experience with starting tomato and pepper seedlings. Today, we transplanted them outside into her container garden. She has completed the process of hardening them off by placing them outside during the day and…

How to Start Tomato and Pepper Seedlings – Guest Post

By guest contributor Nicole Tautges   We all love to watch our green tomatoes turn red and to pick fresh hot peppers in August. Both tomato and pepper plants, when well cared for, yield lots of tasty fruit for canning, pickling, and salsa eating in the hot days of summer. However, to get great fruit…

Windowsill Sprouts!- Carol McFarland

With spring officially upon us, I find myself wanting to begin enjoying all of the delicious spring greens that are just not available yet here on Palouse. Enter: these versatile little gems- full of that green, spring vitality. I have tried sprouting quite a few legumes using this low-maintenance method. The best results I have…

Celebrating early spring flowers! -Carol McFarland

Every year I know it is spring when I see daffodils, and it is time! I love their sunny, yellow happy faces. We have some that we planted, when we first moved in on our anniversary in August, growing in front of our apartment. This may be frowned upon within our apartment complex… but they…