The History of Pawpaws

Before starting my internship at Countryside, I had absolutely ZERO clue what a pawpaw looked like, and I had only ever heard of them when they were referenced in the Disney movie The Jungle Book. Come to find out, there’s actually a deep rooted link between...

5 Fun Ways to Eat Fruits & Vegetables

As someone who has had to prepare food for picky eaters, it can be tricky to get them (especially little ones) interested in eating fresh fruits and vegetables. When I was little, my mom would prepare “ants on a log”, which was just celery and peanut butter, topped...

Too Hot To Handle: Spicy Peppers at the Market

As a lover of exotic and spicy foods, I took it upon myself during my last market visit to purchase a variety of spicy peppers to see how I can put them to use. I ended up buying about 8 different kinds of peppers, some that I had never even heard of before.  My...

From the Farm to Your Plate: The Fresh Food Journey

Ohio is home to more than 77,000 local farms, ranging from small-owned farms to large, family-run operations. These farms feature a diverse selection of 200+ different types of produce and livestock. You may be wondering, what exactly is the process for these fresh...

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