How to Have a More Sustainable Spooky Season

Who doesn’t love autumn, right? The leaves are nice and crunchy, the air is cool and crispy, and everyone gets a chance to dress as their favorite superhero, animal, or pun. But how much of that ends up in the trash? In 2019, an environmental charity in the UK...

What’s in Season?: Fall Edition

The leaves in the valley are beginning to change, and so is the seasonality of produce available at the market! Typically when we think of autumn produce, we think of apples, pumpkins, and squash. Lucky for us ohioans, there’s actually a rather large abundance...

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...

10 Tomato Fun Facts

Photo by Fitzwater Photography 1 | Tomatoes originally came from Peru, where their Aztec name translated to “plump thing with a navel”. 2 |  Europeans used to believe that the tomato was poisonous, likely because it was part of the nightshade family. 3 | The largest...

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