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Green Tomatoes Galore

September 23, 2014 • Neighborhood Farm Initiative

End of season harvest

As today is the first day of fall, it seems like a good time to talk about what to do with all those green tomatoes on the vine that most likely will not turn red any time soon. Fall is also a good time to turn up that oven and bake again! While you can […]

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Springtime Veggies

May 30, 2014 • Neighborhood Farm Initiative

Showers one day and humidity the next is a good sign we’re well into spring. It also means fresh produce abounds! We believe it’s important to eat what’s in-season, so why not have some fun and experiment with new recipes? Here are some of our favorite springtime veggies and recipes. If all else fails, just […]

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How to Use a Radish

May 29, 2014 • Caroline Selle

A handful of easter egg radishes from the demonstration garden.

For a long time, radishes were the bane of my gardening existence. Though they’re easy to grow and fun to pick, I always ended up tossing more in the compost than the kitchen. Now, I can’t wait to yank them out of the ground, rinse of the dirt, and start chopping. If you can’t stand […]

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Delicious & Decorative Edible Gardens

April 15, 2013 • Neighborhood Farm Initiative

There’s no better way to celebrate National Garden Month than planting your very own edible garden. But just because it’s edible doesn’t mean it can’t be aesthetically appealing or must be monochromatic green. This spring, become the caretaker of your personal garden for a spiritually stimulating way to reconnect with nature. Mulching For your edible […]

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Salsa Party

August 30, 2012 • Neighborhood Farm Initiative

Notes from our volunteer team leader, Neil Zimmerman. Thanks again, Neil for your leadership and enthusiasm!  Today was a good day for two reasons: We had a bigger harvest than I’ve ever seen from NFI before. The salsa party afterwards was filled with great fun, good community, and delicious food. Harvest: Our total haul for the […]

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Fun with pectin

April 18, 2012 • Neighborhood Farm Initiative

  Last Saturday, people shared their food at snack time. One of us brought blueberry preserves, which had been picked and preserved by that person last Summer.     Several people commented on how much they liked the fact that there was very little sugar in the preserves, so that they could really taste the […]

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Beets and Cake?

September 7, 2011 • Neighborhood Farm Initiative

The other day I was pondering over how I can use up all the beets in our CSA and tried my luck doing an internet search for beet cakes and/or cupcakes. I was surprised at how many recipes are out there for beet desserts. This was surprisingly very tasty and moist. Give it a try […]

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Recipe: Sautéed Green Cabbage and Shallots in a White Wine Sauce

July 14, 2011 • Neighborhood Farm Initiative

Thanks to volunteer Andrew for sharing this recipe! Our cabbages have produced big, beautiful heads this year and Andrew took one home to make for dinner. We also donated about 25 pounds of cabbage to our friends at Bread for the City! The aroma and tastes of the shallots and cabbage together are fantastic and […]

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Swimming in vegetables

June 30, 2011 • Neighborhood Farm Initiative

Thanks to Volunteer Coordinator intern Sam for the following blog post – especially the recipe for cilantro pesto! Look at all these glorious greens picked from the Ft. Totten garden site! Due to the heat, we had to harvest loads of kale, chard, carrots, cilantro and collard greens during our garden workday, which resulted in […]

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Farewell to Kat

June 28, 2011 • Neighborhood Farm Initiative

We’re bidding adieu to our beloved School Garden Liaison Kat this week as she leaves DC to attend grad school at UNC-Chapel Hill. We’ll miss her almost as much as the students in garden club will. The thing about Kat is that she is not just a great garden teacher, but she has also been […]

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