vegetables http://nhpr.org en The Dark Side Of Community Gardens http://nhpr.org/post/dark-side-community-gardens <p>Today the ground is covered with snow, but imagine if you will, a verdant community garden in late July, brimming with flowers and vegetables, happy neighbors kneeling cheek-to-cheek, shovel to shovel, baskets overflowing with greens and the late afternoon sun bathing the scene in gold. We interrupt that idyll to bring you “<a href="http://modernfarmer.com/2013/12/robbery-drugs-fistfights-dark-side-community-gardening/" target="_blank">Thievery, Fraud, Fistfights and Weed: The Other Side of Community Gardens</a>.” &nbsp;&nbsp;That’s the title of <strong>Jesse Hirsch’s </strong>article for <em>Modern Farmer</em>, where he’s a staff writer.</p><p> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 19:00:54 +0000 Virginia Prescott 40323 at http://nhpr.org The Dark Side Of Community Gardens What To Do With Daikon Radishes http://nhpr.org/post/what-do-daikon-radishes <p><em>“Also known as Japanese horseradish or mooli, daikon looks like a bigger, uglier, knobbier parsnip and, if its flavor can be likened to anything, it is reminiscent of a finer, less fiery radish.”</em></p><p><em>-</em> From the cookbook<em> </em><em>Cooking Vegetables.</em></p><p>If you have a CSA subscription, chances are you have found a daikon radish in your share recently. Daikon radishes are a staple in Asian cuisine, the name daikon is actually Japanese for "great root." They're a prolific vegetable and can often grow up to 20" in length with a diameter of 4"! Recently, reporter Josh Rogers was the recipient of a rather large daikon radish, and asked: what do you <em>do</em> with this?</p><p> Thu, 18 Jul 2013 20:17:50 +0000 Logan Shannon & Sara Plourde 31559 at http://nhpr.org What To Do With Daikon Radishes Farm Goes All In On Heirlooms http://nhpr.org/post/farm-goes-all-heirlooms <p></p><p>At farmer's markets, co-ops, and small local farms, heirloom tomatoes are becoming more common. They're older tomato breeds – some very old – that haven't been hybridized or genetically modified, and with seeds that can actually be planted to grow new tomatoes. A pair of young New Hampshire farmers wants to raise awareness that heirloom doesn't just mean tomatoes, and they've started what they say is the state's only all-heritage farm, River Round Heirloom, to prove it.</p><p></p> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 21:23:14 +0000 Michael Samuels 31148 at http://nhpr.org Farm Goes All In On Heirlooms Cooking with Roots! http://nhpr.org/post/cooking-roots <p>There is something mysterious about root vegetables…that show of budding, flowering and forming fruit… ripe for the plucking plays out underground. you see the leaves, and maybe the broad shoulders of a beet, but you don’t know what you’ve got until pulling it out of the ground. Once exposed, we know what to do with a potato or carrot, but little about the furtive burdock root, salsify or malanga.&nbsp; <a href="http://dianemorgancooks.com/"><strong>Diane Morgan </strong>digs deep into the secrets of this nutritious family of foods</a> that are low in calories and easy on the wallet. Tue, 16 Oct 2012 15:16:27 +0000 Virginia Prescott 14865 at http://nhpr.org Cooking with Roots! What if that carrot ISN'T just a carrot? http://nhpr.org/post/what-if-carrot-isnt-just-carrot <p>Exploring the weird (to us) science of vegetable consciousness.</p> Wed, 27 Jun 2012 15:06:04 +0000 Virginia Prescott 7677 at http://nhpr.org What if that carrot ISN'T just a carrot? Are These Berries Legit? http://nhpr.org/post/are-these-berries-legit <p>Turns out, some farmer's market goods are fakes.</p> Wed, 20 Jun 2012 15:01:47 +0000 Virginia Prescott 7240 at http://nhpr.org Are These Berries Legit?