healthy summer snacks

School’s Out! How to keep your kids in healthy summer snacks this season

May 22, 2022

If your kids are like most, they have two stomachs: A school stomach that can go all day on some crackers and maybe a little water or juice and their summer stomach that needs food all day long. So how do you make sure your children eat healthy summer snacks? Keeping little ones fed and…

tomato season

Tomato season: Here are some fast facts about summer’s perfect food

May 22, 2022

It’s June and around here, that means it is tomato season! If you have been tolerating mealy, flavorless grocery store tomatoes all winter, you are probably more than ready to start celebrating tomato season. Fresh, juicy and delicious, the humble tomato is a staple in many cuisines and its flexible and able to be used…

National Strawberry Month

It’s National Strawberry Month! Here are all the juicy details on spring’s most popular berry

April 28, 2022

May is National Strawberry month and we have all the juicy details on this popular fruit. Red, sweet and delicious, strawberries are a popular spring and early summer treat. You can toss them in a salad, make a pie or just eat them out of your hand! They are great in smoothies, jams and more…

pollinators

Pollination Nation: Bees might be the stars, but other creatures help pollinate, too!

April 28, 2022

When most people think of pollination, the first creature that comes to mind is the humble bee — the most popular pollinators. And bees are really the stars of the show when it comes to pollination, for sure. But there are other creatures that help with pollination, as well. And we need all the pollinators…

supporting local farms

Supporting local farms and farmers – and maybe save a little money too!

March 28, 2022

The cost of nearly everything is rising and our farmers are feeling the pinch too. However, by supporting local farms and farmers, you might be able to save a few pennies – and enjoy some delicious foods. Supporting local farms and farmers is something that is close to our heart – and our mission here…

apple tree pruning

Apple tree pruning 101: Here’s what our farmers have been up to!

March 28, 2022

One of the biggest jobs an apple farmer has isn’t picking the fruit – its apple tree pruning! Pruning starts in late winter and has to begin before you see any signs of new growth. Apple tree pruning is vital for healthy trees. It increases air circulation for the tree, meaning it’s less likely to…

local agriculture

It’s National Ag Day: Here are some facts and history about local agriculture

February 23, 2022

Local agriculture is the heart of this great country. We all know how important farmers – and farming – is, but do you know some basic facts and history? March 23 is National Ag Day, which means it’s a great time to talk about the importance of local agriculture. Here are some things you need…

spring

Getting ready for spring: How our Fresh Forward farmers are preparing for the season

February 23, 2022

Spring is just around the corner – like really! It’ll officially be spring next week. Here’s what our Fresh Forward farmers are up to, getting ready to start the busy planting season. Even though many people think our Fresh Forward farmers have the winter off, the truth is, there really isn’t much downtime. But spring…

EverCrisp apple

Everything you wanted to know about the popular EverCrisp apple!

February 2, 2022

The EverCrisp apple is the juicy treat you enjoy all year long. But how much do you know about this delicious variety? The name of this apple, EverCrisp, really says it all: It’s a rosy red apple that’s crispy and juicy. It’s a late-season apple, which means, it comes in late October through November and…

produce storage tips

Keep your fruits and vegetables fresher longer with these produce storage tips

February 2, 2022

Keeping your refrigerator stocked with healthy fresh fruits and vegetables is no easy task, but there are some produce storage tips that might make it easier. After all, fresh veggies and fruit is expensive, and you want to keep it around until it all gets eaten. So, if you are tired of throwing away food,…