Preserving the Summer Bounty, Part 1

By this time of year, however, most people are sick of zucchini noodles, and the appeal of a nice caprese salad has lost its novelty. So, what do you do with the rest of your summer produce? Before composting it or turning it all back into the soil, consider some preservation methods.  Freezing, pickling, and […]

Farm to Fork Live! Re-cap

Yesterday I attended a free event called Farm to Fork Live! It was put on by a Sacramento-based organization called Valley Vision. Valley Vision is focused on community innovation in the Sacramento region. This year’s Farm to Fork Live had the theme of agriculture technology, specifically where these two fields intersect. I heard about the […]

Summer Fruit Galettes

I’ve recently experimented with how to bake galettes. Galettes are a sort of rustic looking, free-form pie. If you’ve never made one, I highly recommend trying your hand at it. As far as the baking techniques go, it is pretty straightforward. A key to a great galette crust is to keep the dough cold. The […]

Introducing: Alex

Hi everyone! My name is Alex, and I am your resident gardener on this blog. Thought I should introduce myself. If you want the quickest intro possible, here’s the overview: Age 26 Sacramento resident Bachelor’s degree in Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems from University of California, Davis Farmer/gardener since 2014 Spirit vegetable: Onion (I have […]