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Superfoods of the Month

Nature’s Candy – Let’s Talk Figs!

POSTED: May 28, 2024
What comes to mind when you think of figs? The classic Fig Newton cookie? I don’t know about you, but I used to group figs in the same category as prunes, and I wasn’t sure I liked ...

Why to Include Fennel in Your REAL Food Routine!

POSTED: April 30, 2024
The past few weeks, we have talked about the importance of eating a wide variety of plants, including LOTS of vegetables and fruits.  Plus, legumes, nuts, seeds, whole grains, herbs and spices! ...

A Guide to Winter Squash

POSTED: October 24, 2023
“You mean my fall porch decorations?!  I would have no idea how to cook with them!”  Is this you or someone you know?  If so, you’re not alone – we hear this all the time! ...

These Greens Make a Comeback in the Fall

POSTED: October 3, 2023
Do you assume that since summer is over, the farmers’ markets and fresh greens are winding down? There are several varieties of dark leafy greens that make a comeback in the fall when the ...

Spaghetti Squash Season!

POSTED: September 12, 2023
I still remember our first encounter with spaghetti squash… we were at the farmers’ market, feeling pretty adventurous so we decided to buy one. It was more out of curiosity whether it ...

Here Today, Gone Tomato!

POSTED: July 18, 2023
We all know that flavor-exploding sweetness that comes from a perfectly ripe, freshly-picked tomato. In many parts of the country, juicy delicious summer tomatoes are becoming abundantly ...

What is that Alien Looking Vegetable?

POSTED: April 11, 2023
As farmers’ markets are opening all over the country right now, we want to help inspire you with some of the early season vegetables you will be able to enjoy within the next few weeks! ...

Welcome to Asparagus Season!

POSTED: March 28, 2023
Can you guess which vegetable was once proclaimed the “king of vegetables,” can help reduce the risk of birth defects for pregnant women, helps manage PMS symptoms, prevents ...

Feeling Peachy?!

POSTED: August 2, 2022
We are kicking off the month of August highlighting one of the most popular fruits grown in the United States, especially during the summer… PEACHES! And August just happens to be National ...

It’s Blueberry Season!

POSTED: July 5, 2022
How is your “fruits and vegetables of the week” challenge going?   Did you remember?! In our coaching tip a couple of weeks ago, we encouraged you to enjoy a variety of colorful ...

Reasons to Add Radishes to Your Routine

POSTED: May 31, 2022
Are you someone who loves the vibrant red crunch of a fresh radish?   Or does that distinct peppery radish flavor send you running the other direction?   Some people absolutely love ...

It’s Rhubarb Season!

POSTED: May 10, 2022
What do you think of when you hear “rhubarb?”   A lot of people say, “I remember my grandma cooking with it” or “Rhubarb pie, of course!” or “I have no idea what to do with ...

‘Tis the Season for Pomegranates!

POSTED: November 16, 2021
Welcome to pomegranate season! If you haven’t seen them already, these ruby-red seasonal fruits should start showing up at your local stores.  There was a time when we really weren’t familiar ...

An Apple A Day…

POSTED: October 26, 2021
Do you ever stop and notice there are things you take for granted? Maybe something is so abundant, or it is just part of your routine, that you really don’t give it much thought. That is, ...

Have No Fear…Artichokes Are Here!

POSTED: March 23, 2021
If you enjoy eating with the seasons, one fantastic food about to hit the scene in March is…   fresh artichokes!     Are you thinking…artichokes are expensive, take too ...

They Look So Pretty, But What do You Do With Them?

POSTED: September 15, 2020
It’s transition time! Now that we are in the last full week of summer, there is an abundance of in-season produce! There is still quite a bit of summer produce available…tomatoes, ...

Are Superfoods the Answer?

POSTED: March 17, 2020
Have you noticed a resurgence in people talking about “Superfoods?” Google saw a huge spike in the interest of Superfoods last week.  And, as we turned on the TV on Friday to catch up ...

December Superfood of the Month: Quinoa

POSTED: November 27, 2018
Do you know what food is considered to be a perfect snack for astronauts during their long missions?   Believe it or not, it’s quinoa!   Why?  Because it’s loaded with ...

November Superfood of the Month: Cranberries

POSTED: October 30, 2018
As November rolls around, we can’t help but start thinking about the holidays. And, there is a fruit that seems to go hand-in-hand with the holidays (believe it or not, 20% of annual ...

September Superfood of the Month: Pears

POSTED: August 28, 2018
Do you know what fruit has over 3,000 varieties, helps reduce your cancer risk, and is considered “hypoallergenic?” It’s the pear! With fall, and hopefully some fall-like ...

June Superfood of the Month: Avocados

POSTED: May 29, 2018
What fruit has more potassium than a banana and is sometimes called an “alligator pear?”   Believe it or not, it’s the avocado!   And, yes, you read right…it is ...

May Superfood of the Month: Mushrooms

POSTED: May 1, 2018
What comes to mind when you hear the word “fungi?” Does it make you want to run the other way?  There was a time when we wouldn’t eat anything that contained this food, or we would at least ...

April Superfood of the Month: Dates

POSTED: March 27, 2018
They are wrinkly, brown and their chewy texture is sweet and satisfying. And, they are not raisins! We are talking about dates… and, for good reason,     they are our Superfood of ...

March Superfood of the Month: Kiwi

POSTED: February 27, 2018
If we asked you which fruit has the highest level of Vitamin C, what would you guess?   Oranges, right? Believe it or not, there are several fruits (and vegetables) with more Vitamin C than ...

February Superfood of the Month: Cabbage

POSTED: January 30, 2018
What comes to mind when you hear the word “cabbage?”   If all you can think of is coleslaw, you are likely missing out on some truly delicious meals, not to mention the AMAZING nutrition and ...

January Superfood of the Month: Flax Seeds

POSTED: January 2, 2018
What are they?   Why are they important?   Are they really good for us, or is it just marketing hype about another “healthy food?”   These are the questions we are ...

Superfood of the Month: Which Flour Is Best?

POSTED: November 28, 2017
What is the difference between white flour and whole-wheat flour?   Is whole-wheat flour really healthier?   What about gluten-free flours?   It doesn’t take much to notice ...

November Superfood of the Month: Parsnips

POSTED: October 31, 2017
“I am not a carrot!”   Yes, a parsnip may look like a carrot, and they are often confused with carrots, but they want you to know they are NOT carrots! However, they ARE now in-season and ...

October Superfood of the Month: Leeks

POSTED: October 3, 2017
We use them routinely now, but there was a time when we had NO idea what leeks were! I have to admit…I used to think leeks were something slimy that came in a jar…I couldn’t have been ...

September Superfood of the Month: Cauliflower

POSTED: August 29, 2017
Some may think of it as a “boring” vegetable. It’s extremely common, colorless, and seems to go hand-in-hand with broccoli.  It’s often served plain or boiled…or maybe you ...

August Superfood of the Month: Okra

POSTED: August 1, 2017
“Love it!”  “Hate it!” “What is it?” These are the most frequent responses when you mention the August Superfood of the Month…it’s okra!   ...

January Superfood of the Month: Lentils

POSTED: December 27, 2016
“Bland, boring and they only belong in soups…”   Is this your perception of lentils? Honestly, that used to be our perception. We never really had lentils until we started our ...

October Superfood of the Month: Brussels Sprouts

POSTED: September 27, 2016
When you hear the October Superfood is Brussels sprouts…   what is your reaction? Are you excited, or are you thinking “ugh, I DO NOT like Brussels sprouts!”? A few years ...

September Superfood of the Month: Bok Choy

POSTED: August 30, 2016
Cooler temperatures have to be right around the corner…right?!  As we transition into Fall, we want to help you take full advantage of some of the cooler-season produce.  And, what better ...

August Superfood of the Month: Eggplant

POSTED: August 2, 2016
The Superfood of the Month for August is one of the most misunderstood vegetables…or should we say, fruit… it’s the eggplant! And, yes, in case you were wondering, the eggplant is a ...

June Superfood of the Month: Beets

POSTED: May 31, 2016
If you are not regularly eating this vegetable, there is a long list of reasons why you should start…NOW!   We are talking about BEETS!   When we talk about beets, we frequently ...

March Superfood of the Month: Mango

POSTED: March 1, 2016
How often do you enjoy the delightful taste and nutrition of a ripe, sweet mango?  Does it typically take a backseat to other more familiar fruits?  Do you choose frozen mango because you aren’t ...

February Superfood of the Month: Sweet Potatoes

POSTED: February 2, 2016
It’s surprising how often we hear people say they don’t like sweet potatoes. When we hear this, the next obvious question is “have you had them other than at Thanksgiving with ...

January Superfood of the Month: Kale

POSTED: January 5, 2016
How many people do you know have kicked off the new year “dieting” to lose weight? They’ve given up sugar, carbs, fat, grains, meat, you name it…talk about deprivation! We ...