Category Archives: Food from the Garden

A Chinese Garden in a New York Backyard

At the end of May, I took my daughter-in-law, Yan Zhang Miller, to see the garden of the newest member of the Garden Club of Irvington, Dongkai Zhen. Dongkai, left, has lived Westchester County, New York, for 24 years. She … Continue reading

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A Family Farm in the Hamptons

When you think of the Hamptons, do you think of boldface names, private jets, multi-million-dollar mansions, and parties you’re not invited to? Think again. Off Route 27, there’s a whole ’nother side of the Hamptons. Drive slowly and you’ll see … Continue reading

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Sabores San Miguel

Last weekend, leafy Parque Juárez, just a few blocks from where we were staying, was the site of a three-day food festival, Sabores San Miguel. Hundreds of people gathered under a tent erected on the basketball court to savor wines, … Continue reading

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Straw Bale Gardens

Last week I visited friends in Huntington, New York, where we enjoyed a vegetarian potluck while listening to the gentle waves of Long Island Sound lapping on the shore of a small private beach. “Do you know anything about straw … Continue reading

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Edible Gardening for Dummies

1. Get weekend house (otherwise known as husband’s rabbinical parsonage) with weedy front stoop and small but very sunny back deck. 2. Go to 99-cent store and buy a few seed packets and a bag of potting soil. Find and … Continue reading

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At This Exit: Gas, Food, Full-Service Garden Center

The Allen brothers have been farming since 1956, I learned Monday afternoon. I’d stopped for gas in Westminster, VT, just before heading home from Grafton down I-91. This was no ordinary Mobil station with mini-mart. Allen Bro’s Farms, just off … Continue reading

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Harmony Farm: Back in Business

Last August, I sadly reported that Harmony Farm had gone to seed. This year, it’s coming back to life. This 3-acre CSA (Community-Supported Agriculture site) in Goshen, NY, about two hours from mid-Manhattan, began in 1993 as a project of … Continue reading

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