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Tickled Pink – How April’s Full Moon is special for growing - Tonight, April 11th, is the date of this year’s Pink Moon, and everyone is talking about it on social media. But what makes the Moon pink on this particular date? Sorry to disappoint you, but turns out the Pink Moon isn’t actually of a rosy hue. The title “Pink Moon” is credited to Native American tribes, …
Low Bush Cranberry Vinegar Becomes Low Bush Cranberry Refresher -   Miche here. About five days into this second round of vinegar experiments, a thought occurred to me—low bush cranberries keep forever in the fridge. That’s because–oh yeah—I remember this–they are high in benzoic acid, a naturally occurring preservative. Are low bush cranberries, then, a good choice for making vinegar? Well, maybe not. I called …
Kohlrabi Crackers! - by Suzanne Crocker Kohlrabi is not a vegetable you will often find in the grocery store.  However, it is a root vegetable that grows well in the Yukon. It doesn’t look so inviting from the outside, but slice into it and it is tender and delicious – raw or cooked.  Suzanne’s husband, Gerard, discovered that …
Seedy Saturdays and Birch Syrup workshops in Dawson - Next weekend, Dawsonites will have a chance to participate in two amazing workshops! Seedy Saturdays will be held on Saturday March 25th at the Recreation Centre, and it will include presentations by Karen Digby and Grant Dowdell about northern gardening and by Scott Henderson about mushroom cultivation. The following day on Sunday the 26th, there will …
Check out the 1st Webinar of the Northern Food Network - Northern Food Network hosted their first bi-monthly webinar on  Monday, February 27th, and it featured Dawsonite Dexter MacRae   from Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Teaching and Working Farm, as well as Kukik Baker  and her team, from Arviat Wellness in Arviat, Nunavut.
Recipes for Suzanne! Sunflower Seed Soup, New Potatoes with Pumpkin Seed Pesto - Suzanne Crocker loves nuts. She really loves them. So how is she going to get by without nuts for a whole year? Easy–She’ll eat seeds instead! Sunflower seeds, Styrian pumpkin seeds. She’s recruited a couple of farmers to grow the pumpkins, and she’s ordered up some Russian sunflower seeds to plant in her own garden. …
Gathering to Grow a Food Secure Yukon - There is still time to attend the 4th Annual Yukon Community Gardeners Gathering March 14-15,  in Whitehorse!  
Hear it on the radio: CBC Yukon’s “A New Day” catches up with Suzanne - Great news! The CBC morning radio show “A New Day” hosted by Sandi Coleman on CBC Yukon, has started a  new regular column called “Yu-kon Grow It”, which will air every other Wednesday morning between 7 and 7:30 am. On this segment,  Sandi will check in with Suzanne about her “First we Eat: Food Security North …
Northern Food Network’s 1st Webinar – Dawson’s TH Working Farm School and Shirley Tagalik from Arviat, Nunavut - If you are interested in issues of Northern Food Security, consider signing up for webinars with the Northern Food Network. Their First Webinar is taking place Monday, Feb 27 from 10-11 am. It will feature Dexter MacRae & Darren Bullen,  from Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Teaching and Working Farm and Shirley Tagalik and team, from Arviat Wellness and Arviat Greenhouse. …
Start Your Tomatoes By Valentines Day! - This is the word on the street in Dawson City, Yukon …
Anyone in the North able to grow any of these more unusual plants? - If so, which seed variety, seed company, tips for planting?
Natural Sugar North of 60? - Hey Northerners, Suzanne needs to replace sugar.
Yukon Pumpkin Oil Industry? - First We Eaters! Homemade flax seed crackers, homemade pumpkin butter and homemade cranberry chutney. Food for thought: can we grow enough Styrian pumpkins to support a home-grown pumpkin butter and pumpkin oil industry? Why not? – Miche Genest
Introducing the First We Eat Team! - First We Eat would like to introduce you to the amazing folks who are part of the online launch team:
100% Yukon vinegar: will it work? - Team member Michele Genest shares her attempt to make  100% Yukon vinegar: Lowbush cranberries, rhubarb, Uncle Berwyn’s Pure Yukon Birch Syrup, water. Will it work? Will Suzanne’s family like it? Stay tuned, northern cooks and eaters!
Suzanne talks northern food security on CBC Radio - Suzanne talks about the First We Eat project with CBC North’s Dave White! Listen to the full interview below: http://yukonradiodave.tumblr.com/post/156014476699/dawson-city-film-maker-suzanne-crockers-next
Nutritional Loss in Fresh Veggies - Did you know? Some fresh vegetables lose a surprising amount of nutrition within the first week after harvest….