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Forgotten History: Blue Shackamaxon Bean

Blue Shackamaxon Bean William Woys Weaver in his amazing book- Heirloom Vegetable Gardening – says the name refers to a place along the Delaware River in the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia. Fishtown is what we call the area today and it is with great pride that I will serve them at the Fundraiser this Sunday […]

Wild Grape Juice

Wild Grape Juice In the Fall, when the vines were full of ripe grapes, my family would pick all they could around the woods and then my grandmother would put them in canning jars with water and sugar and process them. We would then have grape juice to drink all season long without having to […]