Category Archives: vegetable tips

CSA Recipes

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!:)

Folate Filled Stir-Fry

Guest post by Angel White Angel White is a recent graduate of Johnson and Wales University, with a degree in Culinary Arts.  After graduation, she began working for Bells Best Berries, managing the picking and packing of produce for our … Continue reading

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Mixing up the Bugs

People often ask me how we manage insect pests on our farm, if we don’t use chemicals.  The answer is pretty simple:  we intercrop.  We bolster the plant’s natural defenses.  We encourage diverse populations of beneficial insects, and if all … Continue reading

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Asparagus is Best Served Simply

One of the first veggies of spring is asparagus.  When you get it fresh cut, it is absolutely nothing like the dry stringy stuff you get in the grocery store.  It is fresh, tender, and absolutely delicious!  It is so … Continue reading

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Easy Homemade Sauerkraut

I remember my ex-grandparents, Claude and Bertha Kimsey.  Maybe this needs a little explaining in our complicated world.  Claude and Bertha were the grandparents of my ex-husband, and very interesting people.  They lived in Skeenah Valley near Franklin, NC in … Continue reading

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Which Kale Should I Buy?

We offer multiple types of kale at the Farmers’ Market. There is the dark green Lacinado Kale (also called Dinosaur Kale), the red stemmed and frilly Red Russian Kale, the Portuguese Kale, the thick and ruffly Ripbor Kale, and the … Continue reading

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Eat the Purple Carrots!

One of the best things about a Saturday visit to the farmers’ market is the huge array of colorful vegetables. Not only are these vegetables beautiful, they also are loaded with healthy plant flavonoids. These are also sometimes called phytonutrients. … Continue reading

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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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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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