June / July 2011 By Edible Allegheny on June 1, 2011 in Archive FEATURES Fresh LookView the beautiful garden photography of Marcy Holquist Duff, who brings Italian gardens to life. Online HarvestGrow your farm, virtually, with help from Small Farm Central. The local Web-consulting company is helping farmers plant the digital seeds necessaryto build their business, online. Farm FreshTake a tour of three area farms, and be inspired by their bounty. DEPARTMENTS Season’s GreetingsEmbrace some summer loving! The season of juicy fruits, frosty beers, and early evening picnics is here. CalendarSign up for cooking classes, take your friends to a weekend barbecue, and sip and sample local wine, all season long. GlossaryGet fired up to feast on grilled fruits, vegetables, and fish. Edible ChatterStart a community garden in your neighborhood, celebrate the strawberry harvest, stock up on bike supplies at a new Lawrenceville store, and more! Culinary ConversationStudy up on the Food Abundance Index, and find out how you can support your community’s food bounty from the University of Pittsburgh’s Audrey Murrell. From the MarketFeel like part of the family at Merante Gifts in Bloomfield, where owner Maria Merante teaches the importance of gathering together at the dinner table. Edible Farmers’ Market DirectoryWe proudly present the largest and most complete farmers’ market directory in Western Pennsylvania! Get your hands on a copy, and get shopping! From the KitchenBring on the beer! Bocktown Beer & Grill cooks up light and delicious drink and dinner pairings. Thirst for KnowledgeMake your way to Volant Mill Winery, where the wine and fun flow freely. Edible Dining GuideDine like a real locavore with our compendium of restaurants that are sourcing local, sustainable ingredients. Edible DirectoryGet the details on the farmers’ markets, stores, vendors, and restaurants found in this issue. Edible EssenceCan’t get enough cantaloupe? Neither can we. Read up on all the yummy details about this luscious melon.