July 7, 2020

Picking the Currants

Berry picking season continues and we’re picking lots of delicious summer fruits here at my Bedford, New York farm.

Over the last couple of weeks, my housekeepers have been busy picking lots of raspberries. They’ve also harvested boxes of currants - those bright red, white, pink, and black juicy, sour fruits packed with antioxidants, minerals, and loads of vitamin-C. I’ve been growing currants for many years. I love using them to make jams and jellies, tarts, and pies. They're also very easy to freeze for later use.

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July 6, 2020

Picking Sweet Peas

The colorful and fragrant sweet pea flowers are blooming so beautifully this season.

The sweet pea, Lathyrus odoratus, is a garden classic - producing beautiful blossoms with the most amazing scent. Sweet pea seeds can be sown into small pots of compost in autumn and overwintered indoors, or planted directly into the ground come spring. We planted ours along a trellis in my vegetable garden in March. And just last week, we picked bunches of gorgeous flowers and made several arrangements to decorate my home.

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July 3, 2020

An Early July Harvest at the Farm

Happy Independence Day weekend! I wish you all a safe and wonderful holiday.

This week, we harvested some of our first vegetables of the season here at my Bedford, New York farm. My outdoor garden is looking excellent and producing such wonderful and nutritious foods - cabbage, lettuce, Swiss chard, kale, peas and so much more. I am so happy to have an abundance of fresh produce to share with my family this July 4th.

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