How to Pick Out Perfect Vegetables

Want to know what to look for when you’re buying fresh produce? This awesome chart by Mind Body Green shows you all the tricks of the trade, and even lets you know what you should avoid so you don’t end up with spoiled greens. What’s your favorite grocery store find?  

From Processed Food to Processing Produce

I am a city girl who has gone country. Ten years ago, I wouldn’t believe some of the things that I eat now. Back in the day, I was a grab-food-on-the-go type of person. Every plate was a brown plate. No veggies to speak of, with the exception of a salad every once in a while, a salad topped with tons of cheese and drenched in salad dressing. Today, I won’t go anywhere near that salad! My cabinets used to […]

A Guide to Fall Food

The cooler weather, the falling leaves… it must me Fall! While we’ll miss the exciting flavors of summer, we’re stoked to see autumn produce hitting our local groceries. Squashes and tubers and even pomegranates – and with all their nutrients, to boot! Take a look at this list of fall favorites along with their incredible health benefits. Let us know: which is your favorite?

Homage to the Produce Stand

Shortly after I began eating a lot of produce, I started looking for ways to save money when out produce shopping. I discovered that there are many produce stands in my city – one of the many joys of living so close to local farms. I love talking with customers and farmers about food and seasonal produce. I’m pretty creative, but they help me learn about new things and create new things with the food they sell. And, lucky for me, […]

Doctors Prescribe Fruits and Veggies

There’s a new wave hitting the medical community in the Big Apple: some doctors are prescribing their patients fruits and veggies. It’s part of a program started by Wholesome Wave, which helps connect low income families with locally grown produce. Michael Nischan leads the program and says he started it because so many people trust the advice of doctors – and their trusty prescription pad – that he figured more people would eat their fruits and vegetables if they were […]