Getting Fresh with Sheryl

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Farmers markets are great for fresh fruits and veggies, but for pumpkins, Sheryl Wiser suggests you take off your city shoes, put on some galoshes and head out to the pumpkin patch.

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It may be cold outside but it is warm in the kitchen as fresh apples make their way from the farmers market and into our homes. Ross Reynolds talks about the tasty treats that are fresh at the farmers market with Cascade Harvest's Sheryl Wiser.

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Sheryl Wiser of Cascade Harvest is always in season with her recommendations on what to buy at the farmers market and how to cook it. This week we hear about varieties of garlic and tomatoes.

Getting Fresh With Ross And Sheryl: What A Peach!

Aug 14, 2013
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This week Ross Reynolds talks with Sheryl Wiser of Cascade Harvest about the ever complicated peach. How do you find a good one? She explains and then tells us what to do with our new plump and pretty peaches! From salsa to the grill, Sheryl sets us up for peach season. 

Getting Fresh With Ross And Sheryl

Aug 7, 2013
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With the hot summer weather, who wants to be stuck in the kitchen cooking dinner? If you’re heading to the farmers market this week, there are a lot of good veggies for an easy summer salad — one you can throw together fast and take outside for a picnic. Ross Reynolds gets tips from Sheryl Wiser of the Puget Sound Fresh program at the Cascade Harvest Coalition on what to buy for a fresh salad.

Getting Fresh With Ross And Sheryl: Blueberries

Jul 31, 2013
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Heading to the farmers market this week? Pick up some blueberries! They are the world’s super fruit, high in antioxidants and other nutrients. Ross Reynolds talks to Sheryl Wiser of the Puget Sound Fresh program at the Cascade Harvest Coalition about what to do with blueberries.

Getting Fresh With Ross And Sheryl: Converting Squash Skeptics

Jul 24, 2013
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Correction 7/25/2013: Sheryl provided the following correction regarding her friend Zephyr Paquette's summer squash preparation: After grating the squash, add some herbs and salt, and let sit for 10 minutes, not seconds.

Summer squash doesn't necessarily incite delight at first glance but Sheryl Wiser of the Cascade Harvest Coalition joins Ross Reynolds to destroy the myth that squash is merely a vessel for other flavors. We hear squash recipes and find out how to pick the sweetest squash at the farmers markets. Plus! Did you know it is actually a fruit? 

Getting Fresh With Ross and Sheryl

Jul 17, 2013
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What’s fresh at the farmers market this week? Raspberries! Sheryl Wiser from Puget Sound Fresh program at the Cascade Harvest Coalition tells Ross Reynolds how to buy 'em, and some good things to make with them.

Getting Fresh With Ross And Sheryl: Your Fava-orite Bean Edition

Jul 10, 2013
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This week Sheryl Wiser talks with Ross Reynolds about fava beans and radishes. She swears that both are good for more than just a creative play in Scrabble. Did you know that radishes have their own holiday in Oaxaca, Mexico? It is true  — La Noche de Los Rabanos is celebrated yearly on December 23. We learn about that and more in this week's edition of "Getting Fresh with Ross and Sheryl."

Getting Fresh With Ross And Sheryl: Know Your Peas And Other Greens

Jul 5, 2013
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 This week at the market, peas and greens are what’s on the menu, and our guest Sheryl Wiser, from the Puget Sound Fresh program at the Cascade Harvest Coalition says these week’s sugar snap peas should live up to their name – sweet and crunchy. For one idea on how to use your snap peas, follow this Pickled Sugar Snap Peas recipe. Ross Reynolds talks with Sheryl Wiser about how to pick the best peas and greens.

Getting Fresh With Ross And Sheryl

Jun 28, 2013
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  There are stories out today about the cherry crop here in Washington being devastated by rain. Some reports saying as much as 25 percent of this year’s cherry crop is unsalvageable. Does that mean no cherries for you? Ross gets the answer from Sheryl Wiser, from the Puget Sound Fresh program at the Cascade Harvest Coalition, a food and farming resource center.

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 This is the second installment of Getting Fresh with Sheryl, The Conversation’s new segment, where we tell you about fresh and local fruits and veggies. Sheryl Wiser manages the Puget Sound Fresh program at the Cascade Harvest Coalition. Today she talks to David Hyde about the incredible versatility of strawberries. Plus, when are they in season, and where can you get really good ones?  

Getting Fresh With Sheryl: How To Cook With Scape

Jun 12, 2013
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 Have you ever wandered through a farmers market and found yourself staring at a beautiful vegetable and thought, “Man, I have zero idea what that is.” If so, it’s time to pull out a pad and paper. David Hyde kicks off a brand new segment called "Getting Fresh with Ross and Sheryl" featuring Sheryl Wiser of the Cascade Harvest Coalition and manager of the Puget Sound Fresh program.