Unlock Veggies’ Sweetness

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By Denise Miller / For the Journal Published: Wednesday, October 10, 2018   ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Halloween doesn’t uncloak itself until the end of the month, but the whole of October feels full of the holiday spirit. Whether it’s childhood memories or the hyper-marketing that fills grocery aisles with excess candy…

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Tres Hermanas Farm

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What they grow: Tres Hermanas Farm in Albuquerque grows summer crops like eggplant, tomatoes, peppers, okra, turnips, carrots, African eggplants, amaranth, and more. In fact, amaranth is one of their signature crops and Farm Manager Zoey Fink offers some tips on cooking with amaranth: “You can pick the greens young and…

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Thompson Farm

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What they grow: Bob Thompson runs organic-certified Thompson Farm, which sells eggs and an abundance of produce including apples, strawberries, blackberries, grapes, tomatoes, eggplant, beans, beets, carrots, and squash. Where they sell: Downtown Growers’ Market on Saturdays from 8 AM to noon at Robinson Park (at 8th and Central) in Albuquerque. Cedar…

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Purple Produce at its Peak Now

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By Denise Miller / For the Journal Published: Wednesday, August 1, 2018   ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — My color crush for August is purple. This is the royal color of eggplant and kohlrabi, and also purple cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, garlic, onions, potatoes, beans, blackberries, grapes and plums. Right now New Mexico farmers…

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Fruits, Veggies Feel the Heat

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By Denise Miller / For the Journal Published: Wednesday, July 3, 2018   ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — What ode to summer vegetables on the grill hasn’t yet been written? Independence Day is the high holy day of grilling, but as we move into high summer for New Mexico-grown fruits and vegetables, there are…

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Five Ways with Frugal Food Scraps

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Can you afford to throw out food? Probably not, but you might be doing exactly that (up to 40% of food is wasted, according to the USDA). The biggest contributors to food waste are the perfectly edible peels, stalks, stems, and cores that we mindlessly toss into the garbage. But these can be nutritious and…

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