Orchard Fresh Blog
July 29, 2011
These days we hear a lot about 'knowing your farmer' and being mindful of where your food is coming from. Every issue of the parenting magazine I read mentions something along these lines. Before I had children this was something I did not give much thought to.Actually, before I married a fruit-growing health nut I didn't give much thought to most of what I put in my mouth. I sometimes take knowing my grower for granted because I'm married to him! We've been married for five years now, and I think he's a pretty neat guy. Let me introduce you to him: his name is Justin Weaver and he's been working at his family's orchard since he was 4 - no lie! He is the fourth generation fruit grower on his family's farm, as his great-grandfather started the orchard in the 1930's.
July 22, 2011
Theories about the best ways to grow gardens abound. Do you have to start seedlings indoors? Does it matter whether the moon is waxing or waning when you plant? Will watering plants during the heat of the day burn them? Will playing music, like Mort Garson's "Symphony for a Spider Plant," speed your plants' growth? What about talking to your plants? The sheer amount of theories, myths and conflicting information can make new gardeners dizzy.
July 8, 2011
Cooking for potential in-laws is a true test of culinary courage. It's a time to hope all goes smoothly in the kitchen. But for Sheila Kline, a small-business owner from Birdsboro, a breakfast mishap that happened while she cooked for her boyfriend's parents turned into a happy accident that forever changed the way she cooked granola.
July 6, 2011
Several of our customers have asked for the recipe for our red, white and blueberry pie, so we thought we'd go ahead and share it. Remember, we make these pies fresh in our bakery every year around Independence Day. Order yours today!