23 Jun 2021

What Is Seasonal Eating?

What is seasonal eating? Eating seasonally means you are eating the freshest local food. It's purchasing and consuming the fruits and vegetables that are locally grown at their prime time of harvest. (It's extra special if it's grown in your own garden.) The produce will be simply delicious and fresh because it's picked when it's at its best.

Seasonal produce is sweeter, tastes better and is full of vitamins. And because there's an abundance all at once, it's usually at its lowest cost of the year. You support your local farmers and businesses when  you buy produce that's in season and in return you get fruits and vegetables that are more environmentally friendly.

But the one problem with seasonal eating is that there's an abundance all at one time which means you may not know what to do with all that zucchini in your garden. Find inspiration on how to use your stockpile of ripe tomatoes and cucumbers in our collection of cook books and dine deliciously.

Graze is inspiration for small and meandering meals. You'll find way to entertain simply and effortlessly. Small ceramic bowls are perfect for serving the dishes  - and will add creativity and flair to your table.

Summer is all about easy entertaining and On Boards will give you ideas to make your meals mobile and tips on how to choose the perfect board.

Salad Days is about more than iceberg lettuce and cucumbers.  Put your seasonal harvest to use with the simple and satisfying recipes. And show off your produce in a vintage berry basket from our own InnVintage collection.

Make a super food a meal when you combine it with fresh and local herbs and eggs with easy directions from An Avocado A Day. Avocado deviled eggs - yum, please.

Be inspired to try new dishes, new ways of serving and entertaining by using the freshest, most local and seasonal produce

Planting your own garden is the easiest way to eat seasonally. And if you want more information and guidance on growing and maintaining your own garden, make sure to sign up for our Edible Garden workshop where you'll learn:

  • How to grow and harvest herbs
  • The difference between annual and perennial edible plants
  • How to grow cold-hardy veggies and when to start a fall garden that lasts through winter
  • When to start a warm-weather crop
  • How to prune your tomatoes and other plants for a larger yield
  • How to prevent pests and disease
  • Companion planting
  • Growing strawberries and asparagus and what not to do during the first two years!and much more!

    Sign up here for this event and more!

     

09 Jun 2021

Backyard Chickens

In full disclosure - we started keeping chickens before keeping chickens during Covid was cool. Here at Calgo we already knew the benefits of the backyard fowl before chickens became the unexpected pet of the pandemic. The surprising trend of tending chickens came from the unease about food security coupled with new stay at home stay away from work policies. New lifestyles had people flocking to the hatcheries. But raising chickens is more than a pandemic past time and shouldn't be attempted without serious consideration.

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04 Dec 2020
Bee products

Bee Generous – The Joy of Gifting Bee-friendly Products

It's often said that this is "the most wonderful time of the year," but when it comes to finding the perfect gift for the people on your gift list, it can actually be the most stressful time of the year. We're here to help, however, with some wonderfully unique, sustainable, and oh-so-practical gifts that everyone on your gift list will love.

In this post, we're going to focus on some of our bee-friendly products that either give back to the community, help the environment, are made in the USA, are fair trade or are created by local artisans. Additionally, bee-friendly gifts help bring attention to the dire plight of honey bees. These are truly gifts that keep on giving—and who doesn't appreciate that?

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25 Apr 2020

Spring Art in the Garden—A Virtual Show!

For the past 10 years Calgo Gardens has been host to a happy gathering of talented local artists, artisans, and musicians at our spring Art in the Garden event... and today would have marked our 11th year. We all find ourselves having to be a little more creative these days, and in light of current circumstances we've had to adjust our way of bringing together our favorite artists and artisans with our wonderful customers.

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