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How to Grow Fruits, Vegetables, and Herbs in a Container Garden

Not everyone has access to a lovely yard full of rich soil and abundant sunlight. For those of us in cities, container gardens—growing plants in individual pots—is often the only option. But there are special considerations for container gardens. We spoke to Meredith Sheperd, founder of urban agriculture firm Love & Carrots, about how to get the most out of a container.

Most urbanites, and many suburbanites, are restricted to containers when planting a garden. Containers have a lot of advantages: they’re portable, cheap, and can be placed in awkward places, from yards to fire escapes to roofs. But they have special needs, too, and many home gardeners make some key mistakes that can prevent their fruits, vegetables and herbs from delivering home-grown deliciousness. So we’re going to walk you through the basics of setting up an expert-approved container garden. continue reading…

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Follow our FarmLovers Pinterest pages, for these and many more recipes using fresh, local ingredients! Click each photo to be directed to recipes.

Vegan Mushroom Wellington

Roasted Cauliflower Detox Bowl with Tahini Sauce

Vegan Snickers Cups

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Happy Fall, y’all!

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It’s hard to believe it is already October! The days are shortening, and the temps are beginning to drop. I’m seeing an increase in kabocha squash, so it is feeling a bit autumnal on the market aisles. Adapt the ravioli recipe below to substitute kabocha for the butternut, and create a lovely local fall flavor!

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Hale‘iwa/Thurs/2-6. Pearlridge/Sat/8-Noon. Kaka‘ako/Sat/8-Noon. KailuaTown/ Sun/8:30-Noon. Learn more

At The Markets:

EAT FRESH!

Follow our FarmLovers Pinterest pages, for these and many more recipes using fresh, local ingredients! Click each photo to be directed to recipes.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Lemon Tahini Sauce

Butternut Ravioli in Garlic Parmesan Broth and Hazelnut Pesto

caramel and cardamom kisses

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Happy National Dog Week!

Aloha FarmLovers!

For the Love of Farm Dogs

Photography by Brown W. Cannon III

They guard. They herd. One even weeds. Meet the nine hardworking canine companions—and their humans— who wagged their way into our hearts.

Anjelica Locke relies on her Pembroke Welsh Corgi, Winston, to chase down runaway chickens on her California farm.

IF DOG IS MAN’S BEST FRIEND, then a farm dog is also his, or her, business partner, pest-control consultant, security guard, even sales rep. Just ask Stan Miklis, who grows organic herbs and flowers in Texas. His miniature Australian Shepherd hams it up to charm farmers market customers out of their cold, hard cash. She’s also stolen Miklis’ warm, soft heart. “I’m lucky that Trophy loves me,” he says. “I’d die without her.”

This kind of rare interspecies bond can be traced back millennia to the moment when the first curious wolf started slinking around a human camp, intuiting that a semi-friendly stance might garner more food scraps than bared teeth. From the get-go, our ancestors shared certain commonalities with canines (both were carnivores who hunted in groups by daylight) that eventually developed into a completely codependent relationship.

It’s safe to say that agriculture—hell, civilization—wouldn’t exist without dogs. They helped us figure out how to domesticate, herd, and protect large numbers of livestock. Over time, we bred Canis lupus familiaris to bring forth characteristics suited to specific tasks. The Dachshund’s long, low body lends itself to dispatching tunneling prey, such as badgers and moles. Massive Maremma Sheepdogs and Great Pyrenees guard vulnerable sheep and goats against attack. Collies, corgis, and shepherds live to corral, well, everything. Keep reading at Modern Farmer.

When & Where to find us this week:

Hale‘iwa/Thurs/2-6. Pearlridge/Sat/8-Noon. Kaka‘ako/Sat/8-Noon. KailuaTown/ Sun/8:30-Noon. Learn more

At The Markets:

EAT FRESH!

Follow our FarmLovers Pinterest pages, for these and many more recipes using fresh, local ingredients! Click each photo to be directed to recipes.

Lamb Loin Chops with Mint Pesto

Mustard carrots, cauliflower & lentils

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Honey Carrot Banana Bread


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