This column first appeared in the Charleston Gazette-Mail on July 9, 2022. The seed was planted, so to speak, more than a decade ago. A group of community members came together for a common purpose: address the need for better quality food choices locally (this was just after our city was proclaimed “the unhealthiest city
WV Farm2Fork: Getting in a Pickle Link to the Charleston Gazette-Mail story Cucumbers, peppers, garlic, corn, beets, onions, asparagus, beans — the list goes on. Pickling is a traditional Appalachian method of food preservation and one of The Wild Ramp’s top-selling food categories. We stock a variety of these items from several different local
WV Farm2Fork: Saving food at home and through the Harvest Kitchen We are excited to announce that we are back to doing a monthly column for the Charleston Gazette-Mail! Here is the most recent. The summer harvest season is coming to an end, and sought-after items, such as tomatoes, green beans and corn, are slowly being
This year will be remembered as the “Year of the Eggplant.” I don’t remember other years when crops have fared so poorly, but the eggplants held on to outshine them all. They may be blemished from getting battered about in storms, but they’ve still provided delicious meals throughout the summer. One of my favorite recipes
Farmers markets are often defined as places where local farmers can sell their agricultural products directly to consumers. But, like the term “farm-to-table,” the term “farmers market” has become so pervasive that its integrity has been compromised. Individuals must become discerning customers. It is important to know one’s market and the farmers who sell there.