Even though most people have reduced their activities during quarantine due to the pandemic, Judy VonFeldt is still one busy woman — particularly with the Strafford County Master Gardener Association (SCMGA). Although the SCMGA group hasn’t been able to physically meet in 2020, their accomplishments included giving two school grants, holding a successful online plant sale, and working with a young Explorer Scout candidate who designed and constructed an information kiosk and a container for a Little Free Library.
There has been a renewed interest in home gardening and food preservation this summer. Growing and preserving your own food lets you enjoy delicious, locally grown fruits and vegetables throughout the year. Even if you do not have time or land to grow your own food, local farmers offer a wide variety of high-quality vegetables and fruit at farm stores, roadside stands, farmers markets, and pick-your-own operations. Ask your local farmer about buying a larger quantity of vegetables or fruit to meet your home food preservation needs and desires.