Tag Archives: produce

Go Organic Without Breaking the Bank

What does organic mean? To earn the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s organic certification, the land must be free from prohibited substances such as synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, and other toxins for at least three years. For most, organic means less processed or unprocessed foods. The top reasons for organic usage are the absence of pesticides and […]

Salad Days

Too Hot To Cook? During the hot sultry days of summer, cooking can be the last thing on your mind. In warm weather our appetites decrease, but it’s important to get your five servings of fruit and vegetables. Salads are not only simple to prepare, but refreshing as well. Salad recipes are an easy way to combine […]

Preventing Food Borne Illness

According to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, the US is not to be affected by recent E. coli outbreak in Europe. That’s good news! The recent European outbreak has made 2,400 people in 12 countries ill. Twenty-three people have died. So far the testing for the source has been inconclusive. Original concern was that bacteria may […]

Indoor Gardening

Summer gardens are in full swing. What if you didn’t plant a garden, does that mean that you’ll have to wait until next spring? No, you can garden year-round indoors! The benefits of involving your child in gardening (indoors or outdoors) are many, especially for the picky eater. Gardening is a natural way to include multi-sensory […]

Keep Produce Happy

Especially in these uncertain economic times, you’ll ultimately save your grocery dollars when you eat all your produce. Spoiled produce is money down the drain. Keep Produce Fresher, Longer 1. You may think your kids fight a lot, but fruit and veggies don’t like each other at all! They’re constantly fighting in your refrigerator! The solution is to […]

Delight Your Picky Eater’s Senses

Farmers’ Markets Engage Picky Eaters  Farmers’ markets are not only fun for the entire family, but they can be a wonderful source for multi-sensory learning. One of the most effective methods for developing healthy eating habits in your kids, especially picky eaters, is to involve them in the entire food process, beginning with your purchase of […]

In a Pickle Over Grocery Shopping?

7 Tricks of the Trade Are you concerned about the economy? Do you want to save at the grocery store? Are you looking for ways to buy and store the most healthful foods? A mom on MamaPedia.com asks for some ‘tricks of the trade’ for grocery shopping, storage, and making the most of her produce. […]

What Ya Gonna Do With Those Leftovers?

The one day a year when there’s more food than we can eat is Thanksgiving. Unfortunately, waste isn’t confined to the holidays. According to the US Department of Agriculture, up to one-fifth of America’s food goes to waste each year, with an estimated 130 pounds of food per person ending up in landfills. With grocery […]

Do Your Veggies and Fruit Fight?

Did you hear that? Bang, Kaboom, Pow! It’s my fruit and veggies fighting again! You may think your kids fight a lot, but fruit and vegetables don’t like each other at all. They’re probably fighting right now in your refrigerator, too! The solution for happy produce is to keep fruit and veggies apart from one […]

Organic is Better

It’s official organic is really better! The article says, the largest study into organic food has found that it’s more nutritious than ordinary produce. The evidence from a four-year project from Britain should end years of debate, that eating organic food is no more than a lifestyle choice. The study found organic fruit and vegetables […]