Guam Home-Grown Fruit and Vegetable Recipes, Part 1

Provided courtesy of The Guam Guide Story by Arlene Castro Once again, we’re culled the most popular local recipes, as well as Pacific-Asian dishes and desserts that can be created with fresh ingredients growing right in your backyard. PAPAYA Pickled Papaya 1 Large firm green/semi-green papaya 1 teaspoon Salt (to taste) 2/3 cup of white Vinegar 1 teaspoon...

How did Farm to Table Guam Help 9th Street Rotary?

When you think of rotary, what comes to mind? Probably sushi or sashimi, right? Well, 9th Street Rotary, a casual rotary bistro opening June 2014, has a few items going around that you probably wouldn’t expect. Fresh, crisp salads, crunchy lettuce wraps, tasty edamame, and savory lumpia will be calling your name when it passes you by....
Ladies of Farm to Table

On the Farm with Pika’s Cafe

Check out our interview with Pika Fejeran from Pika’s Cafe as she tours our CSA farm at Department of Agriculture!   Buy local. Eat local. Support local. This grassroots movement has evolved during the past few years, with the goal being that members of the community come together and support one another.  There are many ways...
Compost Dirt

Crop Talk: 6 Steps to a Thriving Compost Pile

By Chris Leon Guerrero What is Composting Anyway? Composting is a natural process by which nature recycles organic waste— among them tree leaves, grass clippings, fruit peels, and old fruits and veggies. Basically, you’re mimicking what is already going on in forests and jungles around the world. When leaves fall from a tree in the forest,...
Produce

Good-bye Diets. Hello, Real Food!

Let’s Get Back to Eating Real Food By Cassie Brady Eating real food has become a task to the modern world, when it should really be a delight! If you are wondering how we got here in the first place with all of this processed junk so readily available to us, well, that makes two...
Rows of Crops

What’s Wrong with our Food System?

Eleven-year-old Birke Baehr presents his take on a major source of our food — far-away and less-than-picturesque industrial farms. Keeping farms out of sight promotes a rosy, unreal picture of big-box agriculture, he argues, as he outlines the case to green and localize food production.  He wants us to know how our food is made, where...
Basil Seedlings

Cooking with Basil

Since basil is so easy to grow, needing part to full sun and water every day to every other day, you may have an abundance and no idea what to do with it all.  There are so many ways to use basil. It adds a rich and fresh aroma and taste to any dish.  Try...

Go Behind the Scenes with Farm to Table!

    Farm to Table Guam is committed to encouraging and supporting existing, new, and potential native Chamorro farmers and small business owners, by providing opportunities to expand the distribution of their agricultural products. Whether it is assisting you with acquiring land to start a farm, developing a business plan to open up a restaurant,...

Crop Talk: 8 Ways to Banish Ants From Your Garden

By Chris Leon Guerrero Many residents of Guam are familiar with ants and their many shapes, sizes, and colors. Before you can effectively eliminate these well-organized intruders, you must understand how they operate. Ant Colonies and the Weather While ants can be easily found throughout the year, they are particularly noticeable during certain seasons and...