Jesse Sparks on Neighborhood Harvesting

Jesse Sparks on Neighborhood Harvesting Harvesting fruits and friends from your neighborhood community. – – – – Jesse is a sixth-generation Arizona native. His great-grandfather owned and operated a farm in Tempe, AZ, and Jesse’s mother’s side comes from farming heritage in Iowa, so he has been surrounded by gardens, fruit trees, and fresh produce…

Autumn Recipe: Apple Pie Jam

Autumn Recipe: Apple Pie Jam By Connie Sumberg Reprinted with permission from Pomona’s Universal Pectin, Workstead Industries, LLC. See original recipe here. Apple Pie Jam is a low-sugar or low-honey cooked jam made with Pomona’s Pectin. Pomona’s Pectin contains no sugar or preservatives and jells reliably with low amounts of any sweetener. Click here to see which…

All About Time

All About Time By Greg Peterson Chinese Proverb: The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago.  The second best time…now!!! I just finished reading Elizabeth Gilbert’s new novel called The Signature of All Things.  It is a very interesting read about botany, human relationships with nature and time.  I was particularly struck by…

Fruit Farming the Urban Farm

Fruit Farming the Urban Farm My goal is to have some kind of fresh fruit to eat each month. I’m doing pretty good with: fresh stone fruit (peaches, plums, apricots and nectarines) from April to July; apples and pears from June to September; pomegranates and figs in September and October; six different kinds of citrus…