Every year, around the summer solstice and over Fatherâ€™s Day weekend, we take a break from weeding, watering, harvesting and preserving to head to the Midwest Renewable Energy and Sustainable Living Fair in Custer, Wis.â€”the largest in the world that draws tens of thousands of people from all over the country.
One of the crops I am most looking forward to growing from seed for the first time this year is ground cherries. I first tasted them a few years ago while visiting a friend’s farm.
Make farmersâ€™ markets a priority on your travel agenda and youâ€™ll save money (no admission fees), go green (most markets showcase seasonal, sustainable products) and support local (slap that cash directly in the farmerâ€™s hand).
Excerpt from the Popular Farming Series magabook Organic Farm & Garden with permission from its publisher, BowTie magazines, a division of BowTie Inc. Purchase Organic Farm & GardenÂ here. Â Americaâ€™s favorite backyard crop, tomatoes, is a favorite food for pests. The tomato plant can fall prey to insects, slugs and fungal diseases, so tomatoes need […]