Autumn Leaves of splendor and bountiful wares of vendors by Susan Welsh

September 19, 2017

Soon the autumn leaves of red and gold will appear and at Homestead the harbingers of autumn have begun to debut—pumpkins, corn stalks, and gourds. We’ve also got plenty of apples, including the best-selling Honey Crisp, an apple “designed” [ Read more ]


    July 15, 2017

    COLD AND CREAMY COW TO CONE GOODNESS by Susan Welsh If you’re looking for a reason to feel good about eating ice cream, consider this— according to the International Dairy Foods Association, “ the ice cream industry in the

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  • Meet Bhu by Susan Welsh

    June 12, 2017

    Meet Bhu Next time you’re in the market be sure to say hello to Bhu, Homestead’s resident Thai chef, and the culinary talent behind great take-out customer favorites like Drunken Noodle Stir Fry and Thai Curry Chicken. Bhu, who

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  • Spring Lamb by Susan Welsh

    April 17, 2017

    Grilled, braised or roasted, grass-fed lamb is a heart-healthy and nutritious springtime classic. According to the American Lamb Board it’s rich in vitamin B12, niacin, zinc, selenium and alpha-linolenic acid (an important omega 3). In addition it’s a great

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  • Apples at Homestead

    Fall is the time for Apples

    October 01, 2014

    By Dennis McNamara One thing about fall always rings true to me: Fall time is apple time! And man, do I love apples. Sure, you can buy apples all year ’round, but those apples pale in comparison to the

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  • Rice is Nice!

    August 05, 2014

    by The Kitchen Gnome I recently found myself staring at the different varieties of rice on the shelf at the Market and realized I didn’t fully understand how to maximize each ones’ uniqueness in the dishes that I was

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  • Time to Plant Tomatoes!

    June 03, 2014

    It’s tomato time! We start growing our tomato plants from seed in March and have more than a dozen plant varieties to choose from, including heirlooms and popular hybrids like the Brandy Boy. With threat of frost behind us,

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  • Spring is Finally Here and So is Asparagus!

    May 08, 2014

    Spring conjures up colorful, fresh images in our minds; bright yellow daffodils, buds bursting on the trees, warm, sunny days and yummy ASPARAGUS! Yes, this delicious, healthy and versatile stalk is one of the first local vegetables of Homestead

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  • How to Recycle/Re-Purpose Veggie Scraps and Prolong Herb Freshness

    April 17, 2014

    Nowadays, most people would probably prefer to abide by the old adage “waste not want not“. However, not everyone knows what to do with the “waste” and end up throwing away a lot of very good and delicious food. Turns out,

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  • Sweet Potatoes and Yams-What’s the Difference?

    November 04, 2013

    One of the staples of the Thanksgiving table is invariably the Sweet Potato casserole…or is it yams? No, it’s sweet potatoes….wait…what’s the difference? At good farm markets such as Homestead, you’re likely to see 5 or 6 different variations

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