Summer Fun at the Farmers Market

Did you know there’s an entire week dedicated to farmer’s markets? This year, National Farmer’s Market Week started yesterday (August 5th) and runs through August 11th! It’s a week in which we show recognition to the value these markets bring to our communities.   Farmer’s markets are the perfect gathering place where you can buy…

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All About Autumn

You feel it with the crispness in the air, hear it with the rustle of dried leaves, and smell it with nutmeg and cinnamon – fall has arrived! The fall season signals the close of the heat of summer and allows the Earth to ready itself for winter. Fall is also a great time to…

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4 Reasons to Shop Seasonal to Shop Smart!

Did you know that buying seasonal produce not only saves you money, but also allows you to prepare the best and freshest meals? Even if you do not have access to a local farmer’s market, you can still get a more nutritious bang for your buck when purchasing fruits and vegetables that are in season….

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Make Your Trip to the Farmers Market a Success!

Who doesn’t love a delicious, perfectly ripe piece of fruit that gushes with juice the second you bite into it! The summer months are an ideal time to eat the freshest fruits and vegetables that are available all year, and a local farmers market is the perfect place to find what you are looking for….

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Start Summer off Sweet

Do you know what today is? I’ll give you a hint- it’s one of the most awaited days of the year for me. It is the official first day of summer!   Although most of us still have to work through the summer, there is something special about this time of year. The sun is…

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The Top Fall Season Fruits and Veggies

There is nothing I love more than the beginning of fall. The nights become cooler, the leaves begin to fall and the neighbors are decorating their porches with pumpkins and gourds. Fall harvest is particularly my favorite. All of the new fruits and vegetables fill up grocery store as well as my kitchen. There are…

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Let’s Choose Local this Summer!

Can you believe it’s already July? Time is flying by but it’s never too late to enjoy this beautiful summer weather! One of the first things that comes to mind when I think of the summer is all the fresh produce available at this time of the year. I love biting into a sweet peach,…

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Dig in to National Garden Month

It is time to bring out your gardening tools – April is National Garden Month!   April is typically the time to start planting your summer fruits, vegetables, and flowers. Gardening is a great outdoor activity that can be done with friends and family of any age. If you are new to gardening, try starting…

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Do You Farm Your Market?

The definition of Farmer’s Market is a market that sells food directly from farmers to consumers. Typically farmers markets are open-air markets in which various farmers sell their items from a booth-like setting. Featured products include fresh fruits, vegetables, cheeses, and meats. Prepared items, usually in the form of baked goods, jams, jellies, and pastries…

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Fun at the Farmers Market!

Overwhelmed at the sight of overflowing baskets of fresh fruits and vegetables at your local farmers market? With a little bit of planning you can shop for your weekly meals and have fun all at the same time! 1. Know what’s fresh! Read up on what grows locally in your area in that given season…

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