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Squash Blossoms

Location:  Oak Park, IL

The Digs:  Community Garden

Crops:  Basil, Bell Peppers, Blackberries, Broccoli, Carrots, Cauliflower, Chile Peppers, Cucumbers, Garlic, Green beans, Jalepeno Peppers, Kohlrabi, Lettuce, Mustard Greens, Potatoes, Spinach, Squash, Strawberries, Sugar Snap Peas, Thyme, Tomatoes, Turnips

Why I'm Getting Dirty:  To create community and avoid eating Monsanto food. See what we're up to at http://www.squashblossomblog.com.


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  • Posted by: SierraTahoeDad on June 13th, 2015 at 10:36 pm

    Congrats to you!!

  • Posted by: Dante on June 13th, 2015 at 05:09 pm

    Congratulations for being Farmer Of The Day!
    You've got my vote!

  • Posted by: Up and Growing on July 4th, 2014 at 01:36 pm

    Had to go look for your blog. Looks like you moved. Was checking out your cheese making. Always wanted to do that more. Not just the farmers cheese. Keep up the great work. Voted

  • Posted by: Red Hill Hollow on February 11th, 2012 at 11:26 am

    Checked out your blog and I like what you're doing so I gave you a vote! I saw your directions for canning tomatoes. Last summer, when tomatoes were really plentiful, I washed some, cut out any tough cores, and then froze them whole (individually on a tray and then throw them in a bag). When you take them out of the freezer, and briefly run them under water, the skins just slip off, and they're ready to use from frozen. It's a pretty quick and painless process.

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  • Posted by: ebonierika on December 18th, 2010 at 03:48 pm

    not a member of community garden but love concept. looks great.

  • Posted by: Squash Blossoms on August 17th, 2010 at 11:50 am

    Hi Lame Raven. I think I may have met Jennifer at a fair here. She showed me some beautiful birds. We may look into it next year, but we'll need little guys. Probably bantams. We only have 1,000 square feet, and it's jam packed with veggies.

  • Posted by: Lame Raven Acres on August 11th, 2010 at 02:50 pm

    You're in Oak Park? You are very lucky! You've got one of the only Urban Chicken Consultants in the entire nation living right under your noses. Jennifer Murtoff can help you add chickens to your lifestock/gardening plan. you should look into that.

  • Posted by: Squash Blossoms on June 3rd, 2010 at 07:20 am

    BirdtownMan: Good for you for joining. It's been a fantastic experience for us. We were lucky to have one person onboard who really knew what she was doing. You may be that person for your group.

    IndoorGardens: No kidding. Yikes!

  • Posted by: Squash Blossoms on June 3rd, 2010 at 07:18 am

    Yay! Farmer of the Day! We're excited. Thanks to whoever voted for us. It's great to see what everyone's doing out there to grow their own. So ... congrats to all of us! :)

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