Monthly Archives: June 2014

We want to help you enjoy the veggies we grow for you! Below are links to recipes for the vegetables we grow here at BBB, and we hope to add to this list every season. Please share in the Comments Section if you have other CSA veggie recipes or links you want to recommend. Happy Cooking! And as always, CSA members can email us if you have no idea how to use a particular vegetable from your weekly delivery!:)

Three Great Questions to ask Your Famer at the Market

It seems like almost every town has at least one farmers market. Many towns have dozens. This “Farmers Market Boom” may be due to the increase in consumer demand for fresh and safe local produce, meats, milk products and even … Continue reading

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Bone Broth with Herbs Left from the Market

Recently I came home from the farmers’ market with several bags of leftover herbs, onions and some purple carrots. I decided to use them in my weekly batch of bone broth. I bought a bag of cleaned chicken feet (best … Continue reading

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Tips from the Pro on Buying Fresh Veggies at the Farmers Market

As a grower, a farmers market sales person, and a cook, I’m something of a guru in the realm of finding the very best fresh produce the farmers market has to offer. Today, I’d like to share my wisdom with … Continue reading

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Basic cooking skills are key to health and nutrition. Sign up for our veggie cooking class!

Basic cooking skills are key to health and nutrition. Sign up for our veggie cooking class! Have you ever wondered what to do with all those beautiful summer CSA and market veggies?  Now is the time to learn some great … Continue reading

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Produce with Bug Holes Might Just be More Nutritious!

As someone who strives to grow beautiful produce without pesticides, I can vouch for the fact that at times, “beautiful” is not possible. Sometimes, the bugs just come. And with the insects come the inevitable holes in the leaves. In … Continue reading

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Why is Kale on the EWG’s “Dirty Dozen” List?

Did you notice that our beloved kale is on the Environmental Working Group’s “Dirty Dozen” list? According to the Environmental Working Group, the plants on this list have the most pesticide residue. However, my grandfather grew kale annually without the … Continue reading

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Natural insect control

  Managing insects in vegetables, without chemicals, is all about choosing the right varieties to grow and creating the right environment.  Some vegetable varieties are more tolerant to insects than others, or show less visible insect damage than others.  For … Continue reading

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Best nutrition book I read this year

Good Calories, Bad Calories: Fats, Carbs, and the Controversial Science of Diet and Health by Gary Taubes.   I always thought fat was the enemy and I should eat more “healthy whole grains”.  I did a great job at this!  … Continue reading

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Fresh and NC Local in June

June is an amazing month for produce in North Carolina because you can still find most cool season crops during early June and by mid-June the full bounty of summer arrives.  Here is what to look for at the Farmers … Continue reading

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Menu for June 14 Farm Dinner

The menu is ready!  Check out what Chef Craig Barbour is going to be preparing for our Farm to Fork Dinner next weekend. If you’d like to make a reservation, click HERE. Bell’s Best Farm Dinner June 14, 2014 Chef … Continue reading

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