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,…

Fresh Forward farmers

What happens at an orchard during the winter? Here’s what our Fresh Forward farmers are up to!

January 4, 2022

The snow is blanketing the ground and winter’s chill has settled in. But our Fresh Forward famers are still hard at work. There’s plenty of work for our Fresh Forward Farmers during the winter months, although it is also a time to relax and enjoy the fruits of our labors, too! The trees are in…

eating healthier

New year, new eating? If you’ve committed to eating healthier, here are a few tips, via our blog.

January 4, 2022

If you are committing to a new year of new ways of eating – namely eating healthier – congratulations! Eating healthier can be a gift you give yourself, in that you will likely feel better and have more energy. But healthy eating doesn’t have to be all-or-nothing – or mean you can only eat bland…

farmer

Holiday shopping: Top gifts for the farmer in your life!

November 28, 2021

It’s that time of year: Holiday shopping! And if you have a farmer in your life, you are probably wondering what to buy them. While there is no one-size-fits all gift for the farmer in your life, there are a few things that anyone involved in agriculture can use and appreciate. So, if you are…

New Year's resolutions

How to set New Year’s Resolutions you can actually stick to in 2022!

November 28, 2021

New Year’s resolutions don’t have to be something to dread or even avoid. It’s totally possible to set resolutions you actually stick to in 2022! And with the past year (or two) we have all had, it’s a great time to start fresh and put forth some new ideas into the New Year. There’s nothing…

winter cooking

Winter cooking: Fresh ideas for meals and snacks

October 28, 2021

Spring and summer bring an embarrassment of riches when it comes to fresh fruit and vegetables. But for winter cooking, it can be a challenge. When there isn’t a ton of fresh fruits and vegetables available at the farmer’s market or local grocery store, what do you do to keep your winter cooking light and…

gratitude

Gratitude: Ways to bring thankfulness into your family’s daily life

October 28, 2021

The past several months have been challenging, to say the least, but we still have so much to be grateful for – and one way to do that is to incorporate gratitude into your daily life. And there is no time like November, the month where we pause with family and friends to give thanks…