• Marcia Passos-Duffy
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Go into any major supermarket and your choices of apples are limited to five or six varieties. They are most likely bright red, green or golden color.  The names are familiar: McIntosh, Golden Delicious, Granny Smith, Red Delicious. Uniform in shape and color, they can be – unfortunately – a…

Q: I am going on a two-week vacation this summer and don't have anyone available to water my vegetable garden. If there is no rain for two weeks will all my vegetables die? What can I do to prevent them from wilting and dying?

  • Photo Essay by Dana Read
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Nestled in Keene, New Hampshire is Archway Farm, where they make “local, sustainable, delicious pork…. [and are] … A small family farm raising happy, healthy pigs in a natural environment” as per the farm’s website.

  • By Diana Damato
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Perched atop West Hill Road in Troy, New Hampshire, a historic farmhouse, and barns are surrounded by more than 19 acres of berry bushes, seven hoop houses, a pergola and lawn area for weddings and a stunning view of Mt. Monadnock.

  • By Nicole Colson
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Devin Donohue's grandmother owned a craft store in Keene, and her mother worked in nearly every craft imaginable, so it stands to reason creating is in her genes.

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Andre Jaeger as worked in gardens throughout his life, first helping his grandfather — a wholesale flower business owner — grow roses and later growing his food in community gardens in the Boston area. He moved into his 1832 Marlborough home, constructed with granite from the nearby quarry, …

  • Interview by Nicole Colson
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Jason Washer runs an e-commerce business from his home; along with his wife, he helps care for his three young children at their Keene home — also the home where he grew up. His flexible schedule gave him the opportunity to plant a small raised bed garden in his backyard a few years ago — a …

  • Sarah Heffron
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I love stuffed mushrooms! If you don't have a few variants in your repertoire you need to add some ASAP. You can makes big batch of filling and pull out in small units anytime you want to impress your guests. My favorites have wild rice and cream. My children scarf these down! You can adapt …