The Importance of Buying Local Produce 

As fall overcomes us, seasonal produce begin to dwindle, but there are still so many delicious fall produce that can be purchased locally. Fruits and vegetables not only are essential to practice a healthy diet and to stay in shape, they are also essential for many...

What is a Rhizome?

Gingerbread, ginger beer, and gingersnaps are all made possible by a knobby little vegetable called – you guessed it – ginger. At the grocery store, you can buy ginger in a variety of forms, including fresh and whole, dried and powdered, preserved,...

Farm Fresh Foods that Boost Immunity

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines “immunity” as “a condition of being able to resist a particular disease, especially through preventing the development of a pathogenic microorganism or by counteracting the effects of its products.” Essentially, immunity is the...

Eggplant: A Proverbial Fruit

“The happiest omen for a New Year is first Mount Fuji, then the falcon, and lastly eggplant.” This Japanese proverb highlights one of the products that’s hot on the market: eggplant! Also called aubergine in other countries, eggplant is a versatile food. The name...

Cabbage: From Farm to Folklore

Coleslaw, sauerkraut, soups, salads…there are so many ways to enjoy cabbage! Cabbage is one of the oldest vegetables in existence, giving the world plenty of time to develop flavorful recipes. Ancient texts and depictions tell us that cabbage was widely consumed...

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...