Seasonal recipes and food preservation tips.

Making Farmers Markets Sparkle at Holiday Time

By Helen Nielsen

An organization of retired Santas are working together to make farmers markets more happy, healthy, and festive for children and their families during the holiday season.

The Bear Path Squash

By Williams Woys Weaver

A food historian details recovering a "lost" Pennsylvania Dutch Heirloom squash.

A Guide to Commonly Available Edible Flowers

Dozens of common garden plants produce edible flowers; check out this guide for tips on harvesting and using them in your kitchen.

An Introduction to Edible Flowers

By Randel A. Agrella

Please eat the daisies! Many flowers are not only edible, but full of phytonutrients that promote health and general well-being.


Baked Goods from the Garden

By Karen K. Will

As the urge to bake strikes with the winter weather, give these healthy treats, sweetened by nature, a try.

Japanese Bento

By Jeff Nekola and Linda Fey

Take a look at the menu for a traditional Japanese lunch, known as bento. Bento usually features Japanses cuisines like Shiitake Dashi, braised gobo, and rice balls.

Ancient Incan Inspired Yacon Smoothies

By William Woys Weaver

Do you want a taste a yacon smoothie, an ancient health drink popular among the Incas?

Heirloom Veggies are Perfect for Potpies

By Hazel Freeman

Learn all about a veggie pasty: a portable potpie made with heirloom vegetables.

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