Barbara Kunzi lead a demonstration and workshop at the Whallonsburg Grange Community Kitchen last week on pressure canning green beans. I’ve wanted to learn about preserving vegetables and fruit ever since returning to gardening in the Adirondacks a half dozen years ago, but despite acquiring a pair of still-unread books on the topic, I’d made zero progress. Until a week ago. Kunzi’s workshop was informative and inspiring. She even sent us all home at evening’s end with a Mason jar of green beans that we had canned ourselves.
The buzz of activity around the farm has been intense this week. With 15+ people from 5:30 to 1 every day we’ve tackled a lot of nagging projects. The fallen barn has nearly disappeared, leaving behind piles of nailed and de-nailed lumber, metal for salvage and recycling and a burn pit filled to the brim [...]
Have you tried the Greenbeans at the Old Dock in Essex, New York? I wandered in late last night, but caught their last set. These local boys from Willsboro can really put a sway in your slouch, a tap-tap-tap in your toes and a green bean eating grin on your mug. I plan to learn [...]