Author: Margot Sands

Seeds of the Diaspora

We are in a blurred season of late winter and early spring as our warm, sunny Denver days persist. During these unpredictable weather patterns, we still get our garden started by planting seeds indoors, in a controlled setting, somewhat removed  from the elements. We use caution to ensure the survival of our plants. Yet, seeds…

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The Fruit in You

Also take a look at another Ekar-written blog about Tu B’shvat on MazelTogether’s website here! What comes to mind when you think of a tree? The solid, tall, textured trunk… Branches extending to and through the sky in all directions… Elegantly splayed leaves of all shapes, sizes, arrangements, and colors… Sometimes adventurous roots that peak…

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Ekar’s Tu B’shvat Salad

Get ready for one of Ekar’s favorite, earth-based Jewish holidays: Tu B’svhat! To celebrate the fruits of all the world’s finest trees, enjoy a festive, delicious, and nutritious salad recipe below. This salad highlights the following types of fruits you might find personal and spiritual connections to: -Hard exterior and interior (nuts) -Soft exterior and…

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Preparing to Prune

In the spirit of Tu B’shvat, also known as the Jewish Arbor Day, this month’s gardening tip will get you ready to tend your trees! How might you tend your trees? One of the most helpful methods for ensuring good tree health, increased fruit yields, and better looking trees overall is pruning. Below you will find answers…

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Eight Earthy Nights

While some are calling this year’s festival of lights “Jew Year’s Eve-ukkah,” here at Ekar we like to turn this week of celebration into a calling for us to get earthy. Even though it’s cold and snowy, we can bring the farm and its intentions of tending the land into our homes during Chanukah–a time…

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Seed Selection Season

It’s cold. We’re indoors. We gaze out the window looking at our bright Denver sun hoping the warmth will come back sooner rather than later. We dream of spring time and the moment we touch soil with our bare hands again. What are we to do as gardeners during this time of dormancy?! Winter is…

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Root Veggie Fritters

Since one of the most popularized Jewish holidays is right around the corner, we thought we’d share a different take on the traditional potato latke. Try out this nutrient-dense, colorful, and (most importantly) delicious root veggie latke/fritter recipe! Recipe from Leite’s Culinaria Ingredients: 3 cups peeled and grated raw root vegetables or tubers, sweet potatoes,…

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Colorado Gives Day 2016

We are pleased to announce Ekar Farm’s involvement in this year’s Colorado Gives Day! Click the picture below to view our profile on the CO Gives Day website and learn how to support Ekar as one of Colorado’s recognized non-profits that make a difference.

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Hebrew Hibernation

November 2016 overlaps with the Jewish calendar’s month of Cheshvan 5777, a month that typically flies by our Jewish communities unrecognized for its sparseness of holidays and gatherings. Many even refer to Cheshvan as Marchesvan, or the bitter month. Bitter due to its lack of celebration and structured time of reflection. However, we have the opportunity…

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Pumpkin Pleasures

Who can resist the sweet, savory, warm, deliciousness of pumpkin?! We sure can’t here at Ekar. Here are some of our favorite pumpkin recipes for all to enjoy this season. Roasted Pumpkins Courtesy of All Recipes INGREDIENTS 4 small sugar pumpkins, seeded 2 cups applesauce 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon salt and pepper to taste PREPARATION…

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