Accidental Locavore Farm Box Week 1: Without a Box

Still in shock from the loss of the farm and my weekly box, the Accidental Locavore started to figure out a solution. First up, a trip to the Union Square Greenmarket, with a hugely optimistic idea that there would be cherries....more

Try the Season’s Freshest Foods at NYC’s Greenmarkets

New York City’s greenmarket network is one of the largest city-based series of farmers’ markets. When the women (and men) of BlogHer 2010 descend on NYC, East Coast farmers will be harvesting peak summer produce. Tomatoes, cucumbers, summer squash, peppers -- these are just a few of the vegetables to taste and enjoy from the markets while visiting the Big Apple. ...more

I love the concept, Earth to Kitchen! Thanks for telling us about it -- it sounds like a ...more

No Pink Tomatoes

Last Saturday was a typically sultry June day in Austin, Texas, but I was willing to bear the heat and humidity while taking in the late spring abundance at our farmers’ market. This is a busy time of year for our markets because although the strawberries are long gone, the peaches and blackberries have arrived and those most popular of all locally grown gems, tomatoes, are vine-ripened and ready for purchase.  One vendor after the next had piles of juicy, deep red, fragrant, and beautiful tomatoes....more

Monday Dose of Market: Native Greens Greenhouse

An invitation to Ski Country to stay with relatives visiting from out of state + a slow internet connection = a week off for The Weekly Veggie last week.  The snow was soft, the sun was out, and my nephew, who I taught to snowboard on Monday, was better than me by Friday. Local vegetables were hard to come by.  But after visiting Native Greens in Kittredge, CO a couple of weeks ago, I now know there is hope for local vegetables to be grown in greenhouses all over Colorado.  Even in mountain towns with a shorter growing season....more