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Our Hand in Change for the Better

Our Hand in Change for the Better

Stacy discovered Countryside Farmers' Markets a few years ago. She had recently had her second daughter and was receiving WIC benefits. WIC was distributing their Farmers' Market Nutrition Program vouchers at the Highland Square market. This was Stacy's first visit to...

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Book Review: Eating on the Wild Side

Book Review: Eating on the Wild Side

One of my favorite things about being a farmers’ market manager is talking with the farmers and food entrepreneurs! Recently, I was chatting with Jimmy Myers from Front 9 Farm and we were discussing how food can be used as medicine for the prevention/repair of certain...

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New Favorite Sweatshirt

New Favorite Sweatshirt

Do you have a favorite sweatshirt? That one that is so comfy and also fits so well?  Do you wear it to bed, to run errands, to the movies, and to the farmers market? Does it also have a spaghetti sauce stain, a hole in the sleeve, and become so thread bare that maybe...

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Local Gift Guide with the Team

Local Gift Guide with the Team

What do you get the person that has everything, the person that's really picky, or the person that you feel deserves something more than the convenient gift card? The answer is simple, something thoughtful and unique! The choices at both Countryside Old Trail School...

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Forever Grateful

Forever Grateful

The holiday season is here! The holidays are servant reminders to me to be grateful, kind and giving. I vividly remember holiday visits to my Grandparents. We’d eat lots of food – especially treats that were usually scarce at home, like veggie trays with fancy dips...

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Thanksgiving: local or bust

Thanksgiving: local or bust

I’m not a very good cook – I’m mediocre at best, but Thanksgiving has always been a time for me to get in there and get adventurous. No matter what goes wrong (and something always will), Thanksgiving is my favorite because it’s all about the food.

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Greens for the Blues

Greens for the Blues

All of the excitement of snow can quickly turn into a case of the winter blues and if you’re like 3 million other Americans who suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), this time of year can be tough. While I’m certainly no medical professional, I’d like to take a quick minute to talk about what we can do to try and stay ahead of SAD and winter blues this season.

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