I read the other day that March 1st was the meteorological first day of Spring. My blood got pumping! It's time to begin germinating seeds for the upcoming season! We grow food plants indoors all-year-long, but there's nothing like planning the big gardens each year. So many heirloom, legacy, non-GMO crops to choose from... cabbage, celery, watermelon, pumpkin, zucchini, and more are already nested into their seed beds, waiting to grow into delicious fresh food.
Winter drawing to a close also means it's time to make sure the foods preserved from last year get used up so fresh can take its place. The body just craves fresh food in addition to the preserves. The Niskayuna Co-Op has fantastic local produce to supplement frozen, dehydrated, and canned food stores.
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Beans are big in our house over the Winter and early Spring months when the weather is still cold and snow storms are rampant in the Northeastern USA. Beans of all varieties have been going into chopped salads, soups, stewed greens, casseroles, and stews. Beans are a great source of protein and make a meal stick to your ribs. Beans are a perfect addition to many foods you already eat, store for a long time with little consideration, and really help stretch a food budget.
Many stores have canned goods sales during the winter months. It's a great time to stock up on ingredients and basic supplies! Buy in bulk when you can, and keep in mind what recipes you'll be using to ensure you'll have what you need on hand. Take some time to go through your cabinets, pantry, and refrigerator to see what is expiring/expired and replace it while grocery stores have their sales.
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