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  1. Homesteading and gardening
    4 May 2012 Produce Nutrients. 4 May 2012 Produce Nutrients. Purchased fruit and vegetables were made into juice. Total cost $28.02 (less than a bottle of whiskey).There is no produce in my garden at this time of year, so store bought is the only choice, and all my juices prepared during the 2011...
  2. Homesteading and gardening
    3 August 2011 Produce Picked 3 August 2011 Produce Picked. It is a dull, humid day with a bit of sporadic rain. Beans, cucumbers, potatoes, cabbage, tomatoes, strawberries, and beets were picked and given to my neighbor. The issue with any garden is the quantity of produce that is mature on any...
  3. Frugal Living
    Would like to stock the freezer with some of the summer fruits. Any guess on what the lowest prices are that we will see. So far here the best I have seen is: Peaches/Nectarines .99 per# Cherries $1.68# Plums $1.68#
  4. Frugal Living
    My local produce store had the most awesome discounts today. I got 10 pounds of mushrooms for 1.50, 4 quart baskets of white onions for 2.00, 5 pounds of bananas for .50, 4 pounds of roma tomatoes for 2.00, and 12 yellow, green, and red bell peppers for 2.00. I peeled and froze the bananas for...
  5. Homesteading and gardening
    14 June 2011 Garden Produce Meal. 14 June 2011 Garden Produce Meal The home garden is starting to produce food. Today I made a simple meal from a whole beet, garlic scapes, broccoli, cauliflower, and previously pressure cooked dried beans. The garden produce was steam cooked for ten minutes...
  6. Homesteading and gardening
    21 August 2010 Produce Picked Today 21 August 2010 Produce Picked Today. A care package was prepared for a friend who lives in the city. The main crop of tomatoes, corn, is almost finished. The only item rather strange is the purslane, which grows everywhere. It is a fine addition to a salad...
  7. Green Living
    For fresh produce there are three types you can choose from. There is Organic, conventional and Genetically modified. Most organic food is labeled as such but there really is no way to know if that apple is conventional or genetically modified. Or is there? It's in the code. The numbers on the...
  8. General Chat
    Let me start by saying that my husband got a summons today for that stupid HSBC loan he accepted when things got bad 2 years ago - before we started living so much more within our means.He got one of those HSBC checks in the mail... and cashed it. It has been a nightmare ever since, and they are...
  9. General Chat
    Back in Indiana, we only had these temporary produce stands that were open from about June through September. When we got to Florida the Penske Truck Rental Company that we had to return our truck to has a used truck sales business and then right next door to it, they have a produce market with...
  10. General Chat
    I am wondering if one could grow a tomato plant inside and have it actually produce. What else could you grow inside......I know that it would have to have plenty of sun etc......so i think it would work....
  11. Blog
    Know Your Food The food we eat is a multidimensional aspect of our lives. Food provides us with the energy that enables us to grow and prosper. Yet it can be, and frequently is, much, much more. Our food can be an experience in and of itself if we allow it to be. The dishes we remember from...
  12. Blog
    I went grocery shopping today. I went to Publix, where I do all of my shopping. The store was well stocked. The produce was fresh. The employees were helpful and friendly. As I walked the aisles, I thought to myself, “this is fun.” Upon checking out, I was pleased with my savings (about 20%...
  13. Preparedness and Survival
    My husband and I tried to start a garden this year (our first) but it didn't really succeed, mainly because we didn't have the time to devote to it or the money to buy plants (seeds weren't started inside but I will next year). I was debating whether or not it would be a good idea to try to buy...
  14. Frugal Living
    I was reading an article in Body&Soul magazine about a really Eco friendly girl who writes a blog called "Green As A Thistle". Anyways she apparently was able to unplug her fridge and find alternative ways to keep some things fresh. I was looking in my fridge/freezer and realized the only...
  15. Blog
    Local Harvest The best organic food is what's grown closest to you. Use our website to find farmers' markets, family farms, and other sources of sustainably grown food in your area, where you can buy produce, grass-fed meats, and many other goodies.
  16. Frugal Canadians
    In the summer, I usually go to a farmer's market for produce because its usually cheaper, organic and local. However, like most Canadians, we don't have one in the winter, so I shop at the grocery stores for it. Does anyone else find that certain stores have way better quality? For example, I...
  17. General Chat
    Okay, so I've tried using one of those see-thru knit bags for my produce... but I've gotten really dirty comments or been asked not to use them. My store provides plastic see-thru bags for produce to be placed in. I try not to use these if at all possible... but end up soaking/rinsing/cleaning...
  18. Financial hardship
    foreclosures. Should you happen to find yourself in the position of being foreclosed on, here's an article on how some folks are managing to stay in their homes. A very worthwhile read if yo're in trouble. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/29242063/ There's another good article about other kinds...
  19. Blog
    LocalHarvest.org - Click Here The best organic food is what's grown closest to you. Find farmers' markets, family farms, and other sources of sustainably grown food in your area, where you can buy produce, grass-fed meats, and many other goodies.
  20. Homesteading and gardening
    anybody got tips,ideas or internet links for storing veggies that do not do well frozen or canned? I'm talking about onions, taters, etc... If I need to build something I will include that in my winter project list. TIA.
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