Broccoli: From Farm to Market

Broccoli: you either love it or hate it. If you love it, you’re in luck! Like many other vegetables, it is packed with nutrients such as fiber, vitamin C, and potassium. If you don’t love it, don’t go away just yet. As broccoli hits the market, we wanted to remind you...

Just Beet It

If puns are your thing, this is the article for you! If not, feel free to just roll your eyes. Either way, read below to learn some fun facts about beets.    Waiting for the Beet to Drop The prime harvest season for beets is June through October, but you can pretty...

Produce Storage: Best practices for optimal freshness

Each week, the vendors at Countryside Farmers’ Markets are harvesting more and more beautiful produce. It’s exciting! With this excitement, we might find ourselves buying a lot, maybe more than we can eat. So what’s the best way to preserve the freshness and...

The Green Bean Family Tree

Green beans may have originated in Peru, but they certainly didn’t stay hidden there! Today, green beans are the third most common home-grown vegetable in the United States, falling behind tomatoes and peppers. Whether they’ve been fresh, from a can, or frozen, it is...

Easy and Fun Way to Make Jam from Ripe Summer Fruits

~This blog is brought to you by Kelsey Simpson at Comfort Keepers~ Summer is a great time to learn and try new things; whether that be a new sport, gardening, a new outdoor activity, or in this case a new recipe. Summer is a great time to try new recipes that require...

What kind of strawberry are you?

What kind of strawberry are you? Take this quiz to find out, and learn about the different varieties of strawberries!  Keep a running tally in your head while you take this quiz. To get your results, you will add up the numbers that correspond with your answer...