Month: August 2021

Herbal Support For Your Everyday

Going for a stroll is a healing activity by itself. It helps support healthy heart function, improves balance and coordination, and if you’re strolling with a friend, it can also help support your social wellbeing. But did you know that while you’re meandering a trail, walking along a creek, or even just walking around your […]

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Edamame: A Controversial Health Food

Edamam-YAY! Edamame, what is it? Have you seen this beautiful legume that has recently been added to the farm stands? Edamame is a type of immature soybean that’s often found in Asian cuisines. It has actually been grown in China for over 7,000 years but has been introduced and used in American cuisine for just […]

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Farm Update: Summer Wrap-Up

As the calendar pages flip by, it might be a good time to share a little end-of-summer update from the farm. Although the sun is high, the bugs are loud, and the temperatures are ramping up toward sweltering this week, it’s time to start phasing out our summer crops and planting our first rounds of […]

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Marjoram Medicinal Benefits

Learning about beneficial herbs and their medicinal properties is probably one of my favorite things to do (I know, I’m wild). Most of the books that I have squirreled away on my shelves are herbal books, and I have all kinds at that. I have old turn-of-the-century herbal books, specific to New England (I don’t […]

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Cultivate Your Garden

The sun’s out, the sky’s clear, and your private courtyard is ready for some summertime flowers! A little bit of your personality (and a lot of color) goes a long way in the peaceful spot where you enjoy your morning coffee, relax with a good book, indulge in happy hour with friends, and everything in […]

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Virginia Farm Flavors: Hanover Tomatoes

A tomato is a tomato is a tomato, right? Nope. Not at all. Hanover tomatoes, the summertime belles of the ball at most local farm stands, come in all shapes and sizes. The name “Hanover tomato” encompasses all types: slicers, heirlooms, cherries, romas, etc. So why do all these varieties get labeled under one name? […]

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River Canoeing or Kayaking in Richmond, Virginia

Getting on the river is the perfect relaxing hot summer day adventure.  And around Richmond, Virginia, there are plenty of different opportunities close by.  But the biggest is The James River, the Region’s greatest natural resource.   There are no other cities where you can kayak and raft class III and IV rapids in an […]

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