Thursday, January 22, 2009

2008 Food Blog Awards: The Voting Polls Are Open!

The Well Fed Network's
Annual Food Blog Awards are going on now! The judges have announced the finalists in each of the 14 categories, and now it's time for you to vote. I was happy to see that some of my favorite blogs made the cut, including Organic to Be for both Best Food Blog—Group and Best Food Blog—Theme (along with the marvelous Karina's Kitchen).

Andrea's Recipes—home to Grow Your Own, the twice-a-month food blogging event that 'celebrates the foods we grow or raise ourselves and the dishes we make using our homegrown products'—is up for Best Food Blog—Family/Kids.

And of course I'm thrilled that my main blog,
Farmgirl Fare, is in the running for Best Food Blog—Rural.

Food Blog Awards are a great way to discover dozens of delicious new food blogs. You'll find links to all the finalists and can vote in each category here. The voting polls close on Saturday January 24th at 8pm EST. Have fun! Update: Thank you! We won!

© Copyright 2009, the foodie farm blog where a 55 degree change in temperature in less than 36 hours has me, the animals, and the garden very confused. Enjoying the sunny warmth and the ability to walk outside without having to pile on 9 or 10 pieces of clothing first, but very confused.


  1. I will have to check these links out! By the way, you have been tagged - I always enjoy reading your posts and wanted to share your site with others!

  2. hi, i am in Walnut creek, CA and have a fairly sized yard. would like to know what could i easily grow and relish too? sth like basil, tomatoes, chillies etc? can u suggest whr to get seeds frm easily and what wd grow fast in the weather here? i am new so could do with some advice frm u. u have a lovely blog :)

  3. I've really been enjoying you blogs. DH and I are preparing to move from our farm, not a good thing, and move into the city. I so much want a garden outside and an herb garden inside. You have inspired me.

    Thank you,

  4. Going Green Mama,
    Thanks! : )

    Congratulations on wanting to create an edible garden! You've asked some big questions that I can't fully answer here, but in your location you should be able to grow dozens of kinds of veggies year round.

    Some seed companies I recommend are (click on the names to go to their websites):
    --Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds
    --Pinetree Garden Seeds
    --Botanical Interests

    I also highly recommend this book, The Vegetable Gardener's Bible. It's packed with helpful information and is perfect for beginners.

    As for making relishes, I love this really easy green tomato relish recipe (which will last two weeks in the fridge without canning), and as you can see in the comments, a lot of other people do, too. : )

    Hope this helps. Happy growing!

    Hi Debbie,
    Great to hear I inspired you - best of luck with the move and your new gardens!

  5. P.S. to Richa,
    You can read my glowing review of The Vegetable Gardener's Bible here.


March 2013 update: My apologies for the inconvenience - I know word verification is a pain - but I've had to turn it on to help stop the ridiculous number of anonymous spam comments I've been getting every day. Thanks for your understanding.

Welcome to! Thanks so much for taking the time to write. While I'm not always able to reply to every comment, I receive and enjoy reading them all.

Your feedback is greatly appreciated, and I especially love to hear about what's going on in your own garden. I know, too, that other readers also delight in reading about your garden successes, failures, helpful tips, and lessons learned. Feel free to leave comments on older posts!

I try my best to answer all questions, but sometimes it takes me a few days to get to them. And sometimes, I'm sorry to say, they fall through the cracks, and for that I sincerely apologize.

I look forward to hearing from you and hope you enjoy your visits to my kitchen garden!