local food

Eating Your Greens Made Easy

For many people, the concept of getting in your daily vegetable intake is not on the top of their to-do lists. I am sure most of us grew up being told that we can’t have dessert unless you finish your green beans, etc. Nowadays, it is a lot easier to incorporate spices and healthy fats… Read more »

A Quick Guide to What’s in Season

Have you ever wondered why some fruits taste better in the summer compared to the winter? Or even why prices of produce vary throughout the year? It all depends on what’s in season!


All About Berries

What’s your favorite kind of berry? Blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, or strawberries? I don’t think I could pick just one! Berries are usually a favorite for kids because they’re sweet, colorful, and perfectly bite-sized. Late spring and summer are when locally grown berries are available and most affordable. Fresh berries can be expensive when bought out… Read more »


National Farmers Market Week 2014

For last year’s National Farmers Market Week, we talked about why and how you should shop for fresh, local food at your neighborhood market. This year, I want to give a little bit of an update on how much the use of SNAP at farmers markets have grown and how FNP has expanded their work… Read more »


Keeping Local Food Affordable

This is an optional lesson used in Virginia to teach our clients how to use SNAP benefits at a farmers market. Leaders Guide: Keeping local food affordable Powerpoint:


FNP at the Farmers Market

To give you a better idea of the many ways that FNP helps people Eat Smart and Move More, I wanted to talk about one of our newer projects, the Food Security Program. Meredith has been working very hard over the last year and a half to increase SNAP recipients’ access to local foods. Partnering… Read more »