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Posted on 05 Nov 2016

Processing and Using Black Walnuts

Processing and Using Black Walnuts It’s November, which for us means that we are constantly watching the weather and hoping for cold fronts, which bring the fruit trees closer to dormancy. Cold weather means dormant trees that we can dig and ship to you! Fall is also the time of the year that the wild and cultivated nuts are... Read More »
Posted on 23 Oct 2016

10 Native Trees Giveaway!

We want to give away some trees! Check out the widget below to enter to win 10 native fruit trees of your choice!   a Rafflecopter giveaway Read More »
Posted on 27 Sep 2016

Book excerpt: Jerusalem Artichoke, from...

Available in early October 2016   Jerusalem artichoke The Jerusalem artichoke (Helianthus tuberosus) is a native North American sunflower that is grown for its tuberous roots. Native to virtually every state in the U.S. and the eastern half of Canada, the Jerusalem artichoke, or sunchoke, is an easy-to-grow vegetable in most of North America and in many places around... Read More »
Posted on 18 Aug 2016

Five Easy Summer Flowers That Can Take...

Five Easy Summer Flowers That Can Take The Heat I don’t know about where you are, but we’ve entered the hottest part of the summer. August tends to be when we have the highest temperatures of the season. We just finished a week of heat indexes near 110 degrees. This week has been a fluke, with much cooler temperatures... Read More »
Posted on 18 Apr 2016

Gardening for Pollinators

    This isn’t as  blog post as much as it’s an opportunity for you to read this excellent article on gardening for pollinators. For the most part, you won’t have fruit on your trees if pollinators are absent. If that’s an issue for you, or if you want to do your part fo help pollinators, check out this... Read More »
Posted on 04 Apr 2016

The Acorn Bread Experiment

The Acorn Bread Experiment      I’ve always enjoyed wild edibles and I recently decided to finally do something I’ve been wanted to do for awhile – bake acorn bread. This little blog post chronicles my experience doing it and the mistakes I made along the way… Acorns, as everyone knows, fall in the fall and and are important food... Read More »
Posted on 12 May 2015

In praise of dewberries…

In praise of dewberries   Sometimes we mow them, sometimes we hoe them, but every year…we eat them. Dewberries (Rubus spp.) are a late spring/early summer treat for us here, though we often have to control them in both in the garden and among the fruit trees. Dewberries are the small, native cousin of the cultivated blackberry. They grow... Read More »
Posted on 18 Oct 2014

How to Roast Chestnuts on an Open Fire

How to Roast Chestnuts On an Open Fire   The American chestnut (Castenea dentata) tree once graced the woods of the eastern side of North America. Unfortunately, a fungal disease (blight) was introduced on an imported chestnut tree from Asia. The American chestnut, with no natural resistance to the fungus, succumbed to the disease. Today, only a handful of... Read More »
Posted on 08 Oct 2014

Five More Surprising Wild Edibles That...

FREE FOOD part 2: Five More Surprising Wild Edibles That You Can Eat Now! Here are five more wild, free foods that you can eat right now. And of course, here is our little quasi-legal disclaimer:   Disclaimer: Always be sure to correctly identify plants before you eat them. By using this information, you hold us blameless in the... Read More »
Posted on 05 Oct 2014

The Amazing Allegheny Chinquapin

The Amazing Allegheny Chinquapin     Allegheny chinquapin (or chinkapin, depending on how you want to spell it) is a species (Castanea pumila) of small chestnut that is native to the eastern half of the United States, including the South. The Allegheny chinquapin is the smaller cousin of the American chestnut. The American chestnut was almost entirely eliminated in... Read More »
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