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Katharine Wilson, Author at Farmville

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Surplus peaches mean a summer of smoothies

I was feeling lucky and grateful when a neighbor dropped off several pounds of surplus peaches over the weekend. However, my two-person household can’t eat ... Read more

by Katharine Wilson, Friday, June 25, 2021 6:00 am

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It’s time to make jam

Strawberries are ripening in fields across Virginia and more berries will join them soon, which makes it the perfect time to talk about jam. Virginia ... Read more

by Katharine Wilson, Friday, May 21, 2021 6:00 am

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It’s time to plan for pickles

As gardening season is here, I urge you to grow a variety of vegetables for pickling. Going beyond cucumbers can lead to delicious, crisp pickles ... Read more

by Katharine Wilson, Friday, April 30, 2021 6:00 am

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It’s time to order seeds

There’s an activity I look forward to every year in the depths of winter — seed shopping for my home garden. When I’m craving warmer ... Read more

by Katharine Wilson, Thursday, February 18, 2021 6:00 am

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Rupen elevates sauces to a new level

After looking at how Virginia Food Works operates last month, I’d like to highlight one of our wonderful clients, Rupen’s. Rupen Rao immigrated to the ... Read more

by Katharine Wilson, Thursday, January 28, 2021 2:51 pm

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Prince Edward’s Cannery has a birthday

There’s an upcoming milestone for Prince Edward County, the 45th anniversary of the opening of its beloved and busy Cannery. The Cannery opened Nov. 10, ... Read more

by Katharine Wilson, Friday, October 30, 2020 6:00 am

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COLUMN — Making the most of apple season

nAfter many hot canning days through the summer, the turn to September and cooler temperature is a welcome one. And with September comes apples. Apples ... Read more

by Katharine Wilson, Friday, September 18, 2020 6:00 am

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Vinegar is a star ingredient in food preservation

Vinegar is an important ingredient in food preservation, and used in many canning recipes beyond pickling, such as BBQ sauces, marinades, chutneys and curries. Vinegar ... Read more

by Katharine Wilson, Friday, August 28, 2020 6:00 am

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Fruit leather is tastier than it sounds

I like to consider myself a healthy eater, but I have a weak spot for candy. I especially love gummy, extra chewy candy, and have ... Read more

by Katharine Wilson, Friday, August 21, 2020 6:00 am

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With pickles, crunch is king

There are few snacks as satisfying as a crispy, briny pickle straight from the fridge. Admittedly, I ask for extra pickles on every sandwich or ... Read more

by Katharine Wilson, Friday, August 14, 2020 6:00 am

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Beets, carrots can fill empty spots in the summer garden

As you’re enjoying your garden’s delicious bounty, you may notice a few empty spots in the garden from the earliest crops you harvested. The turn ... Read more

by Katharine Wilson, Friday, July 31, 2020 6:00 am