Learn about the top five health benefits of community-supported agriculture (CSA). A registered dietitian explains what eating local does for your body.
Can you spot a sweet, juicy peach when you see one? When you are picking peaches, you want to be sure the skin is fuzzy and that it’s vibrant in color. Use these tips.
If you want to find the best asparagus, use these tips to pick the perfect stalk.
Join Laura Jeffers, MEd, RD, LD, as she explains why berries are not to be missed during your next rounds through the farmer’s market.
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Shopping for at least some of your food every week at a farmers market is a great way to support rural and urban farming communities, and to reap the nutritional benefits and delicious flavor of freshly harvested food. At many farmers markets, you can buy produce that has been raised without pesticides or beef from … Read More
We are used to seeing slices of lemon in the glasses of water that are served in restaurants. But have you ever thought of adding cucumber slices to your H2O? Cucumbers add a fresh, light flavor to chilled water. The vegetable also is a good source of vitamin C, vitamin K and potassium. Wash the … Read More
You might think that lettuce is not worth bothering with nutritionally. But incorporating lettuce into your meals can be a great way to add nutrients and water to your diet. Furthermore, the fiber in lettuce helps to fill you up, and it does so at just 20 calories per serving. Crisp, crunchy lettuce also can … Read More
You may find root vegetables such as beets turning up in the farmers markets and in your community-supported agriculture shares. Beets are a great source of healthful, naturally occurring nitrates, which may help to support healthy blood pressure. And all parts of the plant are edible, from the leafy stems — which can be sautéed like spinach — to … Read More
Nothing says nutrition better than freshly picked apples. Many farmers markets and orchards now are bursting with these beauties in their naturally gorgeous shades of green, golden yellow, red-orange and deep crimson.
Farmers markets bring fresh food to the neighborhood and boost the local economy. They save on shipping and fuel (and make our planet happy). Here are tips for shopping at a farmers market. [tn3 origin=”album” ids=”705″ transitions=”default”]