The best thing Susan Poirier did upon retiring was to become a Master Gardener in 2002, and “the best aspect” of being an MG was six years later when she began working with Wolfeboro’s Food Pantry Garden. A Wolfeboro man, Dick Shurtleff, learned of unused town land and brought up the idea of growing produce for disadvantaged people in L.I.F.E. Ministries, Inc., an outreach program of Christian churches in Wolfeboro. He asked Susan to help him with the garden.
Now is the time to head out to your local farmers market or farm stand and pick up some delicious peppers to use in your recipes. You can add peppers in stir-fry, salads, soups, stews or even for making some relishes.
Extending the Bounty
Peppers are available during the summer, but you can enjoy peppers all year long by preserving them. To learn some preservation methods, like freezing and canning and even how to make pepper relishes, read Preserving Peppers from our friends at Penn State Extension.