We hope you all have had a wonderful week and are ready to start your weekend! Community Garden Connections has had an eventful week and we want to share with you some awesome things that have been going on in our community!
Westmoreland Garden Update:
This past Tuesday was a great harvest day for Community Garden Connections. In total, we harvested just over 146 pounds of food that we donated to the Keene Community Kitchen. The harvest consisted of broccoli, lettuce, onions, zucchini, squash, cucumbers, kale, and chard! We always feel overly rewarded when we know that the food we donate is going to families in need. Community Garden Connections couldn’t be more grateful for the staff and volunteers that help out with The Westmoreland Garden Project!
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 was the Monadnock Farm and Community Coalition’s (MFCC) Urban Farming event held at the Keene Recreation Center. Community Garden Connections was fortunate enough to c0-sponsor this event. Local farms and gardeners came together to share their knowledge about sustainable farming and gardening resources. There was a bunch of yummy food too! Check out the Beet Pesto recipe below that was shared with us from the Keene State College Dietetic Program!
Beet Pesto (shared by the Keene State College Dietetic Program)
2 medium beets, peeled, chopped, and roasted
1/2 cup almonds, roasted
3 Tbsp White Wine Vinegar
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup olive oil
salt to taste
Roast beets- Preheat the oven to 400F. Wash, peel, and cut beets into 1 1/4 inch pieces. Wrap them in foil. Place foil onto a baking tray for 40-50 minutes (until tender). Let cool when done.
Roast almonds- Line baking tray with almonds and place them in the oven. Stir frequently to make sure the almonds do not burn. Should take 3-5 minutes.
Combine beets, roasted almonds, white wine vinegar, and garlic in a food processor. Let it pulse a few times.
Drizzle in olive oil slowly while pulsing the food to allow the pesto to combine
Add salt to taste
*****Make sure you are wearing clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty. Beets stain!
Fall Crops That Can Be Planted Now:
It’s time to start planting your fall crops from seed! Don’t know what fall crops you should plant? No worries because we are about to inform ya!
- Swiss Chard
You can even start these plants in a pot and transplant them to your garden when they are ready!
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