Corn has been the Shenot family’s star crop for more than 150 years

These days, when it’s tougher than ever to make a living off the land, Shenot Farm and Market is flourishing. The Shenots have growing fruits and vegetables on the same 100-plus hilly acres in Marshall for more than 150 years, ever since Christopher Scheno and his wife, Margreta, emigrated from Alsace-Lorraine in France with their […]

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Make the most of basil, summer’s favorite herb

The garden gods have been good to me so far this summer, even if the weather has been something of a nightmare for those of us without central air. Despite a long string of 90-degree days and not enough rain, my basil is thriving. Thanks to soft and tasty leaves at the ready, pesto is […]

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Jazz up corn on the cob

Lots of sweet butter and a sprinkle, or two, of salt. Maybe some freshly ground black pepper, if a shaker’s within easy reach on the picnic table. That’s how so many of us enjoy fresh-picked corn on the cob. It’s hard to go wrong with tradition, but simple isn’t necessarily better when it comes to […]

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A salute to the kernels and the cobs

Janoski’s Farm typically picks the first of its sweet corn the first week of July, just in time for Independence Day cookouts. So imagine customers’ delight when they discovered heaps of silk-topped ears in the Clinton farm market on June 16 — roughly three weeks ahead of schedule. Doesn’t the farmers’ axiom have summer’s favorite […]

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