Hibernating for the winter

A quiet walk through the fields, snow blanketing the ground.  The Haygroves are uncovered for the winter, letting the snow refresh the soil.

Hibernating Haygroves.

Hibernating Haygroves.

Tomatoes…

Ahhh, sweet summertime.  These tomato plants are so happy.  Just look at these gifts!

This morning's harvest from the Haygroves.

This morning’s harvest from the Haygroves.

Pay What You Can Day

Harry with Nelson Polite, Lancaster City Councilman extraordinaire.

Harry with Nelson Polite, Lancaster City Councilman extraordinaire.

Thanks to Lancaster City for supporting Farm Markets!

Announcing “Pay What You Can Day” at My Neighbor’s Garden’s King Elementary School Market, this coming Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011 from 4pm-7pm. It will be our last day at this market this year, although we will continue to have some items available for several more weeks and from the website at www.MyNeighborsGarden.net.

Please forward this announcement to your friends and organizations to help us to get fresh, local and organic foods into as many homes as possible. And please make plans to come on Tuesday afternoon to help us celebrate the harvest with our neighbors.

 

Douglas and the Alley Garden

What a nice article about the work that Douglas is doing in our downtown Lancaster neighborhoods. Thanks Douglas! And thanks David, for highlighting it.

A Tour of Lancaster’s “Alley Garden” | fig - sorry, this story has been removed from the publisher’s site.

Douglas and Justine splashing around.

Douglas and Justine splashing around.

www.figlancaster.com

I sat down recently with Doug Smith, one of the principal organizers of Lancaster’s “Alley Garden.” This once bare plot of land just south of East King Street and bordered by a cluster of rental garages

Delicious Purslane

Harvesting organic purslane.

Harvesting organic purslane.

 

At the South Duke Street today we feature more of the organic purslane (“one of the most nutritious plants in the world, along with lambsquarters”) that was immensely popular at our stand at Eastern Market this past Saturday. You can find the quick and easy recipe that I love at:

http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/07/10/urban-forager-from-sidewalk-cracks-a-side-dish/

“As I was running up the outdoor steps to my doctor’s office on Staten Island recently, I saw the succulent trailing tendrils of purslane growing nearby. As far as I could see across the dry, scorched lawn, purslane was the only plant thriving in the brutal summer heat.

Purslane sprawls low to the ground on thick red stems that radiate out from its center, resembling a wee jade plant. When I first started reading about this amazingly tenacious edible…”

PYO Raspberries

Fresh, local, organic red raspberries – PYO this Saturday (July 2) 10am-2pm

It’s raspberry season!

Keely in the raspberries.

Keely in the raspberries.

First day of My Neighbor’s Garden Market

Friends of MNG - Janna, Douglas and Danni.

Friends of MNG – Janna, Douglas and Danni.

Thanks friends!

market stand

market stand

Our neighbors decorating the sidewalks with drawings of fruits and vegetables.
Our neighbors decorating the sidewalks with drawings of fruits and vegetables.