The U.S. Agriculture secretary has declared Aug. 3-9 National Farmers Market Week.
Farmers markets and vendors have fresh sweet corn, blueberries, peaches, cabbage,
okra, green beans, squash, cucumbers, and more.
Peach growers in California may soon have better tools for saving water.
Scientist Dong Wang is eval-uating whether infrared sensors and thermal technology
can help growers descide when to water San Joaquin Valley peaches.
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Farm Market Week set Aug. 3
Have fresh okra? Fix gumbo
Fresh summer okra and tomatoes from farmers markets become the perfect gumbo ingredients.
And to simplify that Southern taste, seasonings like Old Bay make this recipe easy
New irrigation method studied
(Photo: Peggy Greb, USDA/
By Bobbie Whitehead
Posted July 30, 2014
July’s end typically signals a summer crop’s close, but gardeners still have time
to plant more as well as sow a fall garden, too.
To start the fall garden, seeds to consider planting include root vegetables like
radishes, beets, garlic and turnips or leafy ones like broccoli, cabbage, kale, lettuce
and various herbs.
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