Pages Categorized With: "Fresh Facts"
 
small potatoes on table
Date Posted: Wednesday, February 6th, 2019

There are 25 Delaware family farms growing potatoes – red, yellow, and white, along with some specialty potatoes. No matter whether you buy your potatoes from the grocery store, on-farm market, or at a farmers’ market, there are a few tips you need to know to keep your spud from turning into a dud.

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Picture of fresh kale
Date Posted: Wednesday, February 6th, 2019

Until it came into favor a few years ago, kale probably was not something you thought of eating. Your only interaction might have been the pretty green garnish the chef put on your plate. Due to all the health crazes, kale has become one of today’s most popular green vegetables. Consumers can purchase kale at […]

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Bunch of blueberries on blueberry bush ready for picking
Date Posted: Wednesday, February 6th, 2019

An early Mid-Atlantic Women in Agriculture pioneer, New Jersey’s Elizabeth Coleman White helped develop the high-bush blueberries we have come to love. In 1910, at the age of 39 Elizabeth came across a USDA report about blueberries from botanist Frederick Coville. He had determined that the wild blueberries near his New Hampshire home grew better […]

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corn on the cob in husk
Date Posted: Wednesday, February 6th, 2019

Backyard barbecues don’t feel complete without the addition of fresh corn on the cob. How do you know you’re getting the freshest local sweet corn? Here are our top four tips for picking fresh sweet corn: Choose an ear with a bright green husk is essential when you are on the quest for the freshest corn. […]

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Closeup photo of fingers picking ripe strawberries with a few unripe strawberries growing on the side.
Date Posted: Wednesday, February 6th, 2019

Driving past local strawberry fields always brings back memories of sunshine warming my back and the sweet smell of ripe strawberries in the air. The excitement of picking strawberries lives in the fondest of childhood memories as I would dash down the field looking for the best spot with the ripest berries. There are very […]

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Asparagus and chicken on a dinner plate
Date Posted: Wednesday, February 6th, 2019

Move over chicken nuggets because there is another finger food in town! Asparagus. Sitting politely in the very formal etiquette school that the Delaware FFA State Officers attend, I had my fork in my left hand and my knife in my right cutting my asparagus into bite size pieces. When I was done, I found […]

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