Have you ever wondered when the Cottage City Community Garden started? Or why our community decided that a communal garden that provides fresh produce (and sometimes fruit) was important? For today’s throwback Thursday, read this article from the 2009 Prince George’s Gazette to have all your questions answered! Port Towns await first community garden Cottage … Continue reading Throwback Thursday: Port Towns await first community garden
Port Towns Farmers Market Kick Off Party! Don’t miss the grand opening party of the new Port Towns Farmers Market on July 11 from 10-1! Meet the farmers, taste samples of fresh produce and tasty foods, hear live music, with fun and games for kids. Come to your new neighborhood farmers market at the corner … Continue reading Port Towns Farmers Market Kick Off Party!
This week the following items are ready for harvest at the garden: 8-ball Squash Yellow Squash Green Zucchini Cherry tomatoes beets Sorrel Summer kale Lavendar Chives Oregano Continue reading What we’re picking | July 7, 2015
Don’t miss out on the NEW Port Town’s Farmers Market starting in Bladensburg on Saturday, July 11, 2015 at 10:00 AM at the corner of 58th Avenue & Emerson Street right next to the Port Towns Elementary School. This is an important community service for Bladensburg and the Port Towns offering a food shopping opportunity with … Continue reading Port Towns Farmer’s Market
The June 2015 issue of Washington Gardener Magazine is now out and is posted at: http://issuu.com/washingtongardener/docs/washingtongardenerjune15 This issue includes: Odonating in our Region: Dragonflies and Damselflies Pretty Native Groundcover: Canada Mayflower June-July Garden Tasks Microgreens Local Garden Events Listing Lisianthus: the New Rose Meet the Interns Visit to Sunshine Farm and Gardens How Biochar Alters … Continue reading June 2015 issue of Washington Gardener Magazine
Our new project is the construction of a small tool shed at the garden. Many thanks to Richard Cote, a Cottage City resident and friend to the garden for his work on the shed. Thanks to Christian for his help in removing the old structure and digging the footers for the new shed. The building materials … Continue reading Garden Shed Project – June 2015
Balthazar Beet Salad Prepare 4 large beets – baked or steamed- (easy to peel when hot) Mix/Whisk together and drizzle over beets: 1 tsp Dijon mustard 1/4 cup red wine vinegar Salt and Pepper 1/4 cup Olive Oil Add 1 raw onion 3 T grapeseed oil or walnut oil 1 cup of walnuts (optional) 2 … Continue reading Balthazar Beet Salad