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Bachelafolia? You mean Betulifolia?

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Funny story: See that tree on the right? I have been mispronouncing its name for years! Farmer Tom told me what it was long ago, probably in the first year of Farm Discovery and I misheard him. I called it "bachelafolia". And not until today, when I sat down to right this post, did I

Root Vegetable Soup

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Although it currently feels like summer, I am crossing my fingers for a few more rains in March. I’ve definitely been yearning for those cold evenings when I curl up by the wood stove with a big, warm bowl of soup. While it was chilly and wet in January I frequently found comfort in this

Stuffed Apples

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It's that time of year again, apple season! I am excited to have this delicious and versatile fruit back in season. There are so many different ways to prepare and eat apples, but one of my favorites is stuffed apples. They are a great snack to put in lunch boxes, for after school, or on

Student Corner: The Start of the (home)School Year

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We had our first home school group of the school year last month.  We were blown away by how many people want to be a part of our group!  As of now, we have 32 families signed up for our September-December monthly meetings! This year, we have decided to shape each meeting around a specific

Notes from the Field Classroom: Apple Season

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 This is an incredibly beautiful month on the farm and in the fields. The weather is cool and crisp--just like a good apple! The mighty apple is a very important cash crop in our area with a long history. Apples are extremely versatile and can be eaten fresh off the tree, baked into countless varieties of

Family Friendly Recipes: Food What?! Apple Crisp

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There were many delicious dishes served at this year's Discovery Program fall fundraiser, but one of the crowd pleasers was this delightful apple crisp made by our Food What?! youth group.  There are so many types of apples on the farm this fall, just take your pick and make this crisp! Apple Crisp From the

Recipe of the Month: Baked Stuffed Apples

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Apples are the only fruit on the farm these days.  Sure, we had pineapple guavas for a while...and then there were some delicious oranges, but those dwindled out about a month ago...in the bleak fruitless winter, apples are in full abundance.  I cannot be alone, these apples (stored in the cooler) are my savior! I