Lately we’ve been picking: zucchini, summer squash, tomatoes, herbs, peppers, grapes, and eggplant.
Keep an eye on your zucchini, lest they end up like the one in the photo!
If a zucchini evades capture and grows to mammoth proportions, our dear reader Heidi suggests grating some zucchini with pinch of cinnamon into your pancake mix. Zucchini pancakes sound delicious!.
We have a few suggestions on how to properly take herb cuttings. A good cut means a happy herb!First, it’s important to snip in the morning- the herbs’ oils are most potent at this time of day. Cut your selection just above a new set of growing leaves. See our diagram!
If you are picking merely leaves, select newer leaves found higher up on the plant.Herbs like to be mildly “cut back” so feel free to snip some herbs for your dinner throughout the summer!
The House of Representatives has passed the H.R. 1599, nicknamed the “Deny Americans the Right to Know Act” (DARK Act). It’s currently under debate in the Senate, and if passed, will go on to the President to sign or veto. The bill, found here, essentially would block any laws requiring GMO ingredient labels and would undo current GMO-labeling legislation in states such as VT, ME, and CT. Regardless of the uncertain environmental and health impacts of GMOs and the recent research on GMOs, the fact is that most Americans prefer to know the nature of their food.
You can find your state senator and their contact information via OpenCongress. Let your Congressperson know how you feel about the issue before they decide whether or not to keep Americans in the dark.
Beehive Tour August 9th, 2015, 2pmInterested in the secret life of bees? Local beekeeper Hilary Keaney will tour you through a hive, a bee’s life, how bees fit into our ecosystem. “Bee suits will be provided, all you need to bring is your sense of fun and adventure!” says the beekeeper. Tickets for August 9th’s tour and future tours can be found on Keaney’s website.