Valarie Russell on September 30th, 2010

Lettuce is a vegetable that would be good to add you your diet. Most people can have positive benefits by adding more lettuce to their diets. Lettuce is green leafy and full of good nutrients that keep our bodies strong and healthy. The fresher the lettuce the better it is for us, so if you […]

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Valarie Russell on September 30th, 2010

    Loose leaf lettuce (also called leaf lettuce) varieties are those  lettuces that do not form a compact head. Their flavor tends to  be mild and sweet. Most home gardeners who grow lettuce  raise the loose leaf type. Loose leaf lettuce typically is one of  the firs and last offerings at Farmers’ Markets.  The […]

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Valarie Russell on September 30th, 2010

  It’s been a long, hot , great summer for the New Albany Farmer’s Market.  Thanks to everyone who attended the market and supported Russell Veggies.  Last Saturday was our last day this year for the market and it was a really good day. The weather was wonderful,  finally cool fall temperatures;  there were  lots of familiar […]

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Valarie Russell on September 24th, 2010

Get Fresh – Buy the freshest lettuce you can from a farmer’s market or a grocery store you know that typically has good produce.  Keep it cool – Set your refrigerator and produce drawer temperature and humidity controls correctly.  You don’t want your refrigerator temperature set low and the humidity high or your lettuce will […]

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Valarie Russell on September 24th, 2010

    Six different kinds of lettuce  Our lettuce is looking great for this time of year and we will be bringing some to the New Albany Farmer’s Market tomorrow. This first planting consist of Red Oak Leaf, Butter Crunch, Black seeded Simpson,  Salad Bowl, Kentucky Bibb, and Grand Rapids.  We are picking three of the six varieties this week.  […]

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Valarie Russell on September 19th, 2010

Welcome David and Toni Upchurch,  your new restaurant will be an asset to downtown  New Albany.  I look forward to working with you and your new adventure.  We are proud to be associated with such an awesome undertaking, and look forward to supplying fresh produce from our farm to your business. I love your concept […]

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Valarie Russell on September 18th, 2010

Ingredients:   3 acorn squash, halved, seed removed 3 tablespoons olive oil 2 carrots, chopped 1 Mutzu apple, cored and chopped (this is my choice because we grow them, Granny Smith can be used) 1 onion, chopped 1/4 teaspoon ginger 1/8 teaspoon allspice 4 cups vegetable broth Preheat oven 400 degrees F.  On a baking […]

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Valarie Russell on September 18th, 2010

Equally delicious for breakfast, snack or as a light dessert, this honey sweetened loaf can be spread with low-fat cream cheese or whipped butter. 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/4 cup butter or margarine 1 cup sugar […]

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Valarie Russell on September 18th, 2010

One 4 to 5 pound spaghetti squash 1/4 cup olive oil 2 cloves minced garlic 3/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese 1 teaspoon white pepper (optional) 1 tablespoon minced fresh basil or parsley Additional parmesan cheese for passing 1.   Pierce squash in several places with a long-tined fork or metal skewer. Place on baking pan […]

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Valarie Russell on September 18th, 2010

Winter squash is a warm-season vegetable that can be grown in most of the country. It differs from summer squash in that it is harvested and eaten in the mature fruit stage, when the seeds within have matured fully and the skin has hardened into a tough rind. When ripened to this stage, fruits of […]

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