Working (really hard) from Home

Is this real life? Every day I’ve been waking up with an initial sense of confusion when I remember that the way coronavirus has taken over our lives is in fact reality. When we initially took steps to work from home and begin social distancing, I was overcome...

Kale: Farmers’ Market vs. Grocery Store

Kale is a versatile green that can be used in a plethora of dishes! Why should you give it a try? Just 1 cup of kale can provide over 20% of daily needs of Vitamin C, and over 65% of daily Vitamin K needs! This means that introducing kale into your diet will boost...

Date Night with Eliot

For the past few months, my Tuesday nights have been dubbed “date night” with my boyfriend’s six year old son, Eliot. It’s just the two of us, pal-ing around Akron, playing games, watching movies, or making up dance routines in the living room....

An Introduction to Home Composting

Composting. What is it exactly? Simply put, compost is decayed organic matter. “Organic matter” however, can cover a wide range of items. Anything from a twig found in your backyard to eggshells and banana peels are considered organic matter and break down naturally....

Winter Market: Still Got It

Just because it’s February doesn’t mean my farmers’ market finds dwindle. Our Saturday market at Old Trail School is still brimming with great things – my shopping list can prove it. Things I’m jamming on lately include:   spinach (I...

My Introduction to Local Food

Why hello there! My name is Bianca, and I am the Assistant Farmers’ Market Manager here at Countryside. I’ve been with Countryside for the past 9ish months now, but I’m new to this blog-o-sphere, so I thought I’d share a little bit about myself and how I came to be at...