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Organic produce abundant at sustainable farm

Most of the USDA-certified organic produce grown at Laurel County’s Sustainable Harvest Farm is sold to consumers, either at one of two farmers markets or through summer CSA subscriptions for weekly drop-off.

But much of it gets turned into dinner by Amanda Waterstrat, shown with her family, who owns the farm with her husband, Ford. “We’re fortunate,” says

Photo: Magen Zawko

Amanda. “We’ve had a lot of asparagus, squash, tomatoes everywhere.”

By day, Amanda works as an assistant professor of biology on the Laurel campus of Somerset Community College. She’s also the mother of three boys under 6. “It’s a challenging task to use fresh produce and please three young children and your husband and yourself.”

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Armed with what she refers to as “grandmother recipes” (such as “at least 25 versions of sauerkraut and pickles that my family lived on”), she also consults cookbooks and swaps recipes from friends and CSA members. The tomato pie here is based on a recipe from

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