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Old School Strawberry Jam

I made it out to the pickin’ patch (aka Walnut Drive Gardens) Sunday morning and scored roughly 9lbs of sweet, glorious, Ohio strawberries. Mmm…. Diane and I decided that they were just too good to solely be used for jam so … Continue reading

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Don’t you, forget about me….

Hello! Remember me? I hope you haven’t forgotten about us or the Haymaker Farmers’ market! The good news – the outdoor market season begins THIS weekend. We’re back under the bridge on Franklin Street from 9am-1pm starting 5/17 and running … Continue reading

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2013-2014 Indoor Winter Market Schedule

Hey there friends. If you haven’t heard the good news yet the Haymaker Farmers’ Market has secured a pretty sweet indoor location for the winter season – the United Methodist Church of Kent. The church is located at 1435 E. … Continue reading

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Our ideas held no water but we used them like a dam….

So, you already read about why I missed winning any ribbons at this year’s county fair. I just missed the freaking boat. Here is what I was doing instead. I had some rhubarb from my cousin Amy. I had a … Continue reading

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Old Timey Tuesday: The Damn It (!!) Edition

The 155th Portage County Randolph Fair starts today.  Two weeks ago I submitted my entry form and it included several no-pectin jams, my kick ass bread and butter pickles (no space in the jars! darn near perfect!), a bouquet of … Continue reading

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Wait! Make that 5 new flavors of jam!

Remember I said I would have 4 new flavors of jam at the market this Saturday? Hold up! Make that 5 new flavors. And that 5th flavor – it’s good stuff. I ran out of Maker’s Mark last week when … Continue reading

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Currants!

Last year, late in the blueberry season, I stumbled across Vytko Farms. What a treasure! Upon arriving a very nice gentleman told me that the blueberries were winding down and their currants were done for the year. Currants?! You have … Continue reading

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More on strawberries

As I have said, Ohio strawberries are a treasure and one of the most perfect and delicious foods in the world. Here are some tips regarding your berries. 1. You’re better off to pick your own if you can. They’re … Continue reading

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The Rhubarb Continues….

Come on strawberries! I love rhubarb and have really grown to appreciate it these last couple of weeks but I am ready for some strawberries! I scored 2 pints from Morning Dew Orchards at the market but that was just … Continue reading

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As long as there is whiskey in the world….

There are many choices in this life that we don’t get to make. Like who’s your pa and where your from and when the leaves are down it’s time to rake. But you can choose your drinking partner. And mine … Continue reading

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