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25th Annual Orchard in Bloom -

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The “little garden show that could,” Orchard In Bloom, is celebrating its 25th anniversary! Can you believe it? We are bringing back some of the show’s favorite events to celebrate. Guests this year can see Parties in Bloom (party planners and florists show what’s possible with unlimited imagination), the Garden and Natural Living Symposium, six unbelievable landscapes, Containers In Bloom, and even the 5K event, Run for the Bloom.

The show attracts 7,000-9,000 guests annually to see the latest in gardening trends, landscape ideas and products, as well as local and national artists and exhibitors together to celebrate green living, outdoor enjoyment and beauty in nature.

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Bluegill Chowder Recipe -

Recipe by Michelle Cain, Video by the Indiana Fish and Wildlife

COOKIN’ Gone Wild Field to Table

Our friends at the Indiana Fish and Wildlife have created a wonderful recipe using fresh Indiana caught Bluegill.  Michelle Cain shows us in this video how to make this delicious and easy dish just in time for our spring weather! Enjoy!

For more information about CookIN’ Gone Wild visit: http://www.in.gov/dnr/fishwild/7562.htm

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The Abbey Kitchen in Arcadia Valley, MO- A Destination Worth the Drive. -

by Jennifer Rubenstein, Owner Edible Indy

IMG_4284As the owner of Edible Indy, I am a HUGE supporter of anything local anywhere I go.  This week we took a short spring break trip with our kids to visit some family friends who live about an hour and a half south of St. Louis in Arcadia Valley.  What I will tell you about Arcadia is that it is a town of 608 people, they have a Safe Way, A sporting good shop that sells beer and wine (why not?) and of course a McDonalds.  That is about it.  It is in the mineral hills and the roads are made of ground up granite. 

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Tuttle Orchards to Host Spring Open House on Local Foods -

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Greenfield, IN – Tuttle Orchards (5717 N 300 W, Greenfield, IN 46140) will be kicking off the spring season with their annual spring open house on April 19, 2014 from 11AM-3PM. This day features the opening of the greenhouses for the spring season along with fun activities for the whole family. The event will offer pre-Easter activities for both children and adults. For children, Tuttles is putting a healthy candy-free spin on the traditional egg hunt. Kids can search for eggs and redeemed them for a farm candy free treat bag. Bring a basket to gather eggs if desired. Adults can also collect coupon filled eggs at different stations featuring local farmers and artisans throughout the greenhouse and farm store.

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Dutch Oven Cooking with the Dutch Oven Diva! -

I asked my friend- the talented  Lesley Tennessen aka DutchOvenDiva, to share some tips about what she is the expert at Dutch Oven Cooking. I have seen her in action and tasted what she is made. This way of cooking is incredibly delicious and gets back to the original way our culinary heritage started out so many years ago- over an open fire~ Heather Tallman

Let’s learn some Dutch Oven techniques to get you started or get more skills. Come join me on a journey to great campfire food!  Dutch Oven cooking is a great way to bake, and create your meal and desserts using the campfire or coals as your heat source.

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