What we choose to eat is influenced by many factors, such as taste preferences, culture, season, and weather. Summer makes me think of barbecues, picnics, eating from the garden, and cold treats to cool off. Eat smart this summer with these ideas for warm weather recipes.
Spring has sprung and local produce is headed to your nearest farmers market! Strawberries, asparagus, lettuce, peas, and more are in season in spring. The changing seasons are always a good time to refresh your diet and try some new recipes.
Is everyone else as excited about spring’s arrival as I am? The vibrant green of the leaves and grass as they start to grow is by far my favorite color. And with all this plant growth, you know what that means… fresh fruits and veggies are on their way!
It may not feel like it with the unusually warm weather, but today is the official first day of winter. My favorite part is that starting tomorrow, the days will begin to get longer again. Yay! Winter is not typically thought of as a prime time for seasonal produce. However, many local farmers are able… Read more »
October is National Apple Month and Virginia grown apples are plentiful across the state. Apples are one of the most popular fruits, especially for kids, and are one of the most affordable produce options. With thousands of varieties, each with a different taste, texture, and color, everybody can find an apple they like. I prefer… Read more »
Fall weather is upon us in Virginia. The nights are cooler, the mornings are foggier, and the leaves are more colorful every day. With the changing season comes the harvest of fall fruits and vegetables.
Summer is prime time for locally grown seasonal produce. Which means that the variety, availability, and prices are the best of the year. Whether it’s coming from the grocery store, the farmers market, or your own garden, summer produce is sure to help you and your family eat smart and make half your plates fruits… Read more »
Despite the cold, snowy weather we’ve been having, there is still locally grown produce in season! Farmers use season extending techniques, like greenhouses and high tunnels, to keep their cold-hardy vegetables protected from the elements. And many crops can be stored to enjoy all winter long. What’s in Season in Winter? Winter Produce Recipes Orange… Read more »
The first day of fall was this week and already the weather is beginning to change. The nights are cooler and the days are noticeably shorter. As sad as I am to see summer go, I am excited about all of my favorite fall foods- apples, pumpkins, winter squash, cranberries, etc. What fall foods are… Read more »
Do I sound like a broken record yet? Seasonal produce saves money, tastes better and is more nutritious. Buy it at the Farmers Market or harvest from your garden. Summer is the best time for buying, cooking, and eating fresh fruits and veggies, as it’s the height of the growing season. What is your favorite summer… Read more »