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Home Grown: April 2012 Archives

Growing Your Own Shiitake Mushrooms!

Posted by Vanessa Vander Valk

shiitake.jpegYou could be enjoying gourmet shiitake mushrooms grown in a shady corner of your backyard...provided you're ready to handle the spawn and nurture soggy logs! It's not your usual garden crop conversation but it's very much a part of farm life at the Falls Brook Centre in Knowlesville. They'll be sharing their fungus know-how at a workshop next month. Emily Shapiro is the organic gardens manager at the centre, and she's this week's Homegrown guest!

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Home Grown: Fresh Mobile Bistro

Posted by Cindy Grant

Jamie Lynch has travelled the world and worked in many kitchens and restaurants. Now he's about to take all that experience out onto the street and launch a Fresh Mobile Bistro business in the Fredericton area.

 

 

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Home Grown: Mr. Tomato/ M. Tomate

Posted by Vanessa Vander Valk

m.tomate.jpgThose of you starved for something fresh and local might want to set up camp outside Patrice and Lise Finnigan's greenhouse in Rogersville. Last weekend, they ate the first organic cucumber from this spring's crop! The Mr. Tomato Market is a fixture in the village that has been known to claim the title of brussels sprouts capital of the world. They've been in the greenhouse business for 35 years, much of that time as a pesticide-free operation but last year they took the leap and got their organic certification!

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