Archive for November, 2011

free range farm truck in the BDN!

One of our share members, Melanie Brooks, will be blogging about her adventures in local food!
Check out her first post in the Bangor Daily News:
Farm Share Foodie: The Beginning
by Melanie Brooks for the Bangor Daily News

Before I start sharing all the amazing meals I make from my farm share goodie bag each week, I’d like to introduce to you the two people who make this blog possible. Jon and Kate Boehmer are the lovely couple who pack my farm share grocery bag each week. Aren’t they just the cutest?

Jon and his family moved from their farm in North Dakota to Maine when he was in middle school.  He studied business and ecology at Western State in Colorado and returned to Maine in 2004. That’s when he met Kate. She grew up in Aroostook County and studied political science at the University of Maine in Orono. (more…)

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November 30, 2011 at 12:39 am Leave a comment

Kale: A Late Fall Treat

Fall is heading quickly towards Winter (how ‘bout that snow last week?!) and this is the time of year to celebrate kale. This leafy member of the brassica family (which also includes cabbage, Brussels sprouts and broccoli) is one of the season’s only green vegetables, a color we long for in the long slog from now until next season’s salad mixes arrive.

Kale is particularly hearty, and can often be harvested into late December, even, happily, after a snowfall. Though it can be grown throughout the spring and summer, kale benefits from some good hard frosts. Sensing that the real freeze is not far away, kale plants actually pump sugar into the water that is stored inside the leaves, thus lowering the temperature at which freezing begins.  Their survival scheme is our sweet treat – you can really taste the sugars in kale harvested from October on. (more…)

November 29, 2011 at 9:21 pm Leave a comment


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