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dried greasy beans from Lee's One Fortune Farm

Well, we’ve come upon yet another consequence of the pandemic era. Due to a resurgence of interest in homestead skills, there is now a nationwide shortage on canning jars, lids, and rings. If you’re accustomed to buying up all of your favorite end-of-summer produce at farmers tailgate markets to preserve for the next year, you may need to consider alternate methods, like freezing or drying. 

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2014 is almost over and next week is your last chance to shop at area farmers tailgate markets before the new year. Novel, exquisitely beautiful, and often delicious discoveries are abundant! There is so much to explore at this time of the year: winter produce, meats, cheeses, cookies, artwork, jewelry and more. Read the rest of this entry »

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