Local + Sustainable

[June] Strawberries

Jun 5th, 2014 | By
[June] Strawberries

VARIETIES The Northeast (zones 3-7 in a seed catalog) plays host to an incredible variety of strawberries. The most well-known varieties fall into larger categories called June Bearers, Ever Bearers, and Day-Neutral. Popular June Bearers like “All Star” and ”Red Chief” are likely to show up later in June, with other, hardier varieties showing up
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Winter Greens

Jan 23rd, 2012 | By
Winter Greens

VARIETIES Winter greens, depending on your region, include beet tops, kale, chard, mustard, bok choy, spinach, and collards. When the weather turns cold, the glucose in the leaves  can’t reach the roots thus causing the bitter greens of summer to become the sweet greens of winter. WHY YOU SHOULD TRY In winter months we tend
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What About Whiting? Five Sustainable Fish Species to Try

Nov 14th, 2011 | By
What About Whiting? Five Sustainable Fish Species to Try

I’ve seen whiting and Atlantic pollock at the fish market, and I’ve considered buying them numerous times. But I’ve never bitten. They look like good dining, but what do you do with them? I wonder. Then I gravitate to the familiar territory of salmon, cod and haddock. Thanks to the Gulf of Maine Research Institute’s
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New England Native: The Cranberry

Nov 3rd, 2011 | By
New England Native: The Cranberry

This article was originally published in the Winter 2010/2011 issue. New England Native: The Cranberry By Anne Marie R. Seltzer Picture the typical holiday table. Chances are you’ll see a platter of carefully carved turkey or a sliced roast beef, bowls of stuffing and vegetables, a gravy boat, and a basket of warm rolls. And
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Growing a New Generation of Healthy Children: How One Maine School Made a Change

Oct 5th, 2011 | By
Growing a New Generation of Healthy Children: How One Maine School Made a Change

Kathy Gunst stood in the sweltering sun in the White House Rose Garden, listening to Michelle Obama outline her Let’s Move! initiative. She wondered if she was in the right place. The initiative’s goal was to reduce childhood obesity by increasing exercise programs and steering children toward healthy eating. Mrs. Obama was calling on chefs
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Summer Salads: The New Classics

Jul 1st, 2011 | By
Summer Salads: The New Classics

When we think of picnics, barbeques, and summer, often the main course takes center stage. Classic sides are a seasonal treat, but traditional side dishes like cole slaw, pasta, and potato salads, are usually not only high in fat and calories, but mayonnaise based salads don’t tolerate heat well—a problem if they will be sitting
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The Milk Man Cometh

May 20th, 2011 | By

Check out the Summer issue of Northeast FLAVOR for our inside look at the lives of today’s dairy farmers. The Milk Man Cometh If you grew up in any decade prior to the 1970s, chances are a milkman brought you your regular order of milk and cream. The milk arrived in glass bottles, usually emblazoned
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Eat Your Flowers

Aug 15th, 2010 | By
Eat Your Flowers

I’m not a great gardener, but in the summer I love tending my herb garden, not just for its culinary delights but also for the lovely purplish-blue flowers that bloom during the summer months. The flowers of sage, chives, basil, and many other herbs can be eaten, and always add a lovely edible garnish to
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