When Should I Plant Spring Vegetables?

Close up of hand holding a beet by the stalk outside in a sunny garden.As springtime inches closer and closer, it is difficult for us not to dream of warm sunshine and bright, colorful flowers swaying in the breeze. With these warm thoughts come the daydreams of spring and summer gardens. Every year, our garden gives us plentiful amounts of delicious seasonal vegetables and herbs. While we may have to wait a bit longer for the first seeds to sprout, here are a few quick tips that you can use at home to help make your spring garden a success! [Read more…]

The History of the First Thanksgiving Feast

When you think of Thanksgiving dinner, what food comes to mind? Turkey? Cranberry sauce? Pumpkin pie? Believe it or not, the foods that we commonly associate with Thanksgiving were likely not the foods that were served at the First Thanksgiving.
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Great Local Farms near Brookfield MA to Visit this Fall

There is nothing more festive in the fall than pumpkins! This weekend, head out into your community and find some pumpkins (as well as other great fall crops) at some of our favorite local farms and farm stands. Then, head on home to bake and carve! [Read more…]

Apple Picking in Central Massachusetts

Salem Cross Inn, West Brookfield, MAIt’s that time of year again! The cool, crisp fall air is beginning to blow, and colorful leaves swirl around our feet. The one thing we love more than the great weather? Apple picking!

There are plenty of wonderful autumn destinations in Central Massachusetts, so grab your friends and family this weekend and head out to some of our favorite farms, such as Breezeland Orchards, Brookfield Orchards, and Ragged Hill Orchard. [Read more…]

Memorable New England Staycation Ideas for the Family

How many times have you come home from a trip and thought to yourself, “I need a vacation after that vacation”? While travel is an important part of a culturally-rich life, many of us will live our entire lives without ever fully-experiencing the region in which we call home. Considering all of the rich history our corner of the Earth has to offer, that’s a shame. So instead of jetting off to the hot travel destination of the moment, plan a New England staycation! Pack the kids in the car and visit some of the amazing sights right here in Southwest Worcester County.

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Unique Bachelorette Party Ideas

With wedding season approaching, there are many bachelor and bachelorette parties in the works. [Read more…]

A Beginner’s Guide to Craft Beer

In recent years, the craft beer and microbrew industries have been exploding. [Read more…]

Tips for Eating Gluten-Free at Restaurants

In today’s world of fad diets, eating “gluten-free” has become quite popular. [Read more…]

How to Make a Cheese Plate for Your Next Party

The best way bring an extra touch of class to any dinner party is to provide a cheese plate. [Read more…]

Homemade Gift Wrapping Ideas

After spending a lot on your friends and family while holiday shopping, you probably don’t want to have to shell out even more money on fancy wrapping paper and bows. [Read more…]