A basket of colorful orange and white gourds minipumpkins

Best 5 items at Midway Farm Stand, Durham, CT

September 29, 2018 How's this for stumbling on a gem?  I had the family in the car on our way to the Durham Fair. A really beautiful, classic New England autumn fair, you should visit next year. Go early in the morning, as soon as it opens. We didn't. After 30 minutes of waiting in…

Treat Farm Orange CT sign

Best 5 items at Treat Farm Stand, Orange, CT

In its first couple centuries, the Treat Farm was focused on dairy and milk delivery. Wait, what? Rewind. Yes, I meant to say it, centuries. One of the great things about living in New England is the rich history. The region's farmers are proud to be able to preserve and share America's Colonial legacy. View my top five choices from the Treat Farm Stand, Orange, CT.

Forgotten herb: calendula

Weird name. Amazing herb. Close enough pronounciation "ca-len-juh-la" (how a "d" makes a "j" sound in English, I suppose it's my Connecticut accent.) Calendula is the weirdest looking seed I plant in my garden. Really, it looks like something from an alien nation. It's mildly spikey and curved, almost in an arrogant way. It grows…

If only I read an article like this one from the Herb Society, might have avoided my worst gardening mistake ever! via Save Herb Seeds from Home Garden