from the Albuquerque Journal

Stone Fruit Ripe for the Picking

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BY DENISE MILLER / FOR THE JOURNAL Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019 The Fourth of July signals that summer has officially arrived. You can also tell by the exponentially expanding variety and volume of locally grown produce that is now appearing each week at your local growers’ market. What should you…

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Fresh Herbs Brighten Menu

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BY DENISE MILLER / FOR THE JOURNAL Wednesday, May 1st, 2019 The air at your local growers’ market this time of year is filled with the promise of the growing season ahead, and if you get up close enough, the fresh scent of herbs like mint, thyme, oregano, chervil and more….

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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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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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Preserve Foods to Extend Season

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By Denise Miller / For the Journal Published: Wednesday, September 27, 2017   ALBUQUERQUE, NM — As late summer gracefully sways into early autumn, harvest time continues in New Mexico. This means local farmers are still busting their fannies to bring us the best-tasting fruits and vegetables. Most neighborhood growers’ markets…

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