Start Your Own At-Home Garden

Using just a few items and our tips, you can start your own home garden today! Planting a garden of your own is a great way to get your kids involved in healthy eating, and still keep a little money in your pocket. STEP ONE: Begin with a few “starter” seeds to get comfortable.  Five… Read more »

Preserving Your Garden Harvest

Gardens are in full bloom around the state. You might be overflowing with some fruits and veggies, like squash, zucchini, tomatoes, berries, or cucumbers. For many gardeners, there’s more produce than you can eat before it goes bad. There are several ways to preserve food to enjoy later, some take more effort than others. And… Read more »

Growing Smart Choices

After all that spring snow, are you ready for spring sunshine? I certainly am! It’s also the time of year to start planning your garden. Growing your own fresh fruits and veggies is a great way to eat smart for the whole family. Kids who grow their own food are more likely to eat it.… Read more »

Grow Your Own Food to Eat Smart

We know that making half your plate fruits and vegetables is an important part of eating smart. But getting enough fresh produce can be tough when you’re on a budget or live far from a grocery store. Thankfully, with a little effort and a small investment, you can grow your own nutritious and delicious produce.… Read more »


Richmond Project Brings Local Foods to Food Desert

Recently, we had the pleasure of visiting an inspiring project in Richmond bringing fresh, local foods into an area of the city that is a food desert. The 31st Street Baptist Church has been working to feed the hungry in their community for years, starting with a community meal site and growing to include a… Read more »


Fall Veggie Gardening

Today, I have a special treat for you. Our lovely Cooking Coach and Gardening Guru, Meredith has a great post about how to keep your garden going into cooler weather. (If you haven’t already, check out our introduction to Meredith and her great work with the Family Nutrition Program.) Kids are off to school, apples… Read more »