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Thursday, October 13, 2016

Market News and Pumpkin Tips

We are almost ready to re-open the GLG market and will have more details next week! We are very excited to be offering produce boxes again! Stay tuned

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We are almost ready to re-open the GLG market and will have more details next week! We are very excited to be offering produce boxes again! Stay tuned and make sure you don't miss out!

Pumpkin Tips

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It's almost time to buy and carve your pumpkin! Here are a few tips to help you keep it fresh longer and not mold!
1. After you carve your pumpkin, mix 1 teaspoon bleach per gallon of water to create enough water to dunk the pumpkin into. You'll need a bucket or tub and a good amount of bleach/water, depending on the size of the pumpkin. The idea is that bleach is an antimicrobial and that water will hydrate the skin of the pumpkin like a moisturizer would on human skin.
2. Dunk the pumpkin into the bleach solution, covering completely. Soak the pumpkin in the bleach solution for approximately 8 hours.
3. Remove the pumpkin from the bleach solution and pat dry with paper towels or sponges.
4. Every day, moisturize the pumpkin with the bleach solution. Spray the outside and inside with the bleach solution used to treat the pumpkin initially. Soak up any excess moisture after spraying. Moisture is the ally of mold.

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Pilar's Garden Tips

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Get your Lawn and Your Poinsetta's Ready

Pansy's are a favorite to plant for fall and winter. Plant "six-pack" pansies eight inches apart, larger plants can be spaced ten inches apart. Drench newly planted pansies with water-soluble houseplant fertilizer at the rate shown on the label. This will push them off to a fast start.
Apply a weed preventer to beds of already-planted cool-season flowers to prevent weed seeds from sprouting.
Cut brown flower stems of hostas back to ground level.

Move patio plants into the shade for two weeks before bringing them inside. This will help prevent leaf drop!

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Recipe of the Week

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Acorn Squash Egg in the Hole

Squash is in season and if you've never tried acorn squash this is a great way to have it for breakfast. Instead of egg in the hole using bread try it this way!
Get the recipe here...

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