November’s Shop Smart, Eat Smart Partner of the Month is The Vineyard’s Storehouse! Listen to our interview with Jacob Hopson, owner and manager of the Vineyard’s Storehouse, who shares how love, inclusivity and family are the driving forces behind his nonprofit grocery store in Hampton, Va.
Halloween may look much different this year as families are discouraged from trick-or-treating due to the coronavirus pandemic. Plenty of families are wondering what to do instead for the candy and fright-filled night. Here are a few ways to keep this Halloween fun and a little healthier, too!
Flu season is here, and combined with the uncertainties of how the coronavirus will respond to colder weather, people are thinking about their immune system more than ever. Having a healthy, balanced diet does have a positive impact on the immune system. Those flashy immune-boosting supplement ads may catch your attention, but don’t believe the… Read more »
Food Country USA in Saltville, Va., may be laid out like many other grocery stores, but it stands out among the rest because of the care toward its customers. “I think our people are unique, the employees are definitely unique here. It’s more of a hometown feel for sure,” store manager Jeff Eldreth said.
Many of us have felt the symptoms of increased blood pressure lately: your heart starts beating faster, you feel nervous and jittery and you can’t settle down. Even the healthiest people experience high blood pressure occasionally as a physical response to anxiety, fear, worry or stress. However, 37 million Americans have chronic hypertension, or high… Read more »
Jon Henry General Store in New Market, Va., is truly a family-fueled business. Owner Jon Henry got his start in farming through his father’s side of the family, which has been in the business for five generations. He mainly sold fresh vegetables and fruit at farmers markets and roadside stands. Then, when the opportunity to… Read more »
This weekend marks the unofficial end of summer, and that means grilling season is coming to a close, too. Whether you’re a charcoal, wood chip or gas-powered grill master, there are plenty of tips and tricks you use to perfect your flame-fueled meal!
The pandemic has been nothing short of stressful. The uncertainty and anxiety we’re all experiencing is, well, unprecedented (I’m sure we’re all tired of that word). There are many different types of stress you could be experiencing, such as personal stress from isolation, cultural stress from what’s going on in your community, or financial stress… Read more »
Probiotics are good bacteria and other microorganisms that help our bodies get the most out of our foods during digestion. There are five bacteria and/or yeasts that are considered “good” bacteria, hence the name “probiotic.” The most common probiotics are bifidobacterium, lactobacillus, and saccharomyces boulardii, which is a yeast. These microbiome bacteria and yeast balance… Read more »
Mealtime can be a fun way to bring the family together. However, the fun may not last long if you have picky eaters! Listed below are a few creative ways to make meal or snack time entertaining and increase the chances of getting your children to eat – even their fruits and veggies! Cookie Cutters.… Read more »