In Season: Fall Produce-Apples

Tips & Fun Facts: Apples are in the Rosaceae (rose) family, along with almonds, cherries, peaches, pears, plums, raspberries, and strawberries. The only apples native to North America are crab apples. Apple trees must cross-pollinate in order to produce fruit; therefore, they need to be planted within approximately 100 feet of another cultivated apple tree variety, crab apple tree, or wild apple tree. … Read more

August Harvest of the Month: Tomatoes

Tomato Facts Tomatoes are in the same family as potatoes, eggplant, and peppers. Tomatoes are high in vitamin C, potassium, fiber, lycopene, and some B vitamins.  Cooked tomatoes have a higher nutritional value than raw tomatoes! Tomatoes are typically seen as red, orange, and sometimes yellow but there are also varieties that are green, pink … Read more

Independence Day Recipe Ideas

Check out some of these great recipe ideas for a twist on your traditional Independence Day Celebration! Mediterranean Orzo Salad This recipe has a high sodium content.  If you have been told to lower your salt intake, this recipe may need to be altered.  Many of the ingredients are high in salt like olives, canned … Read more

June Harvest of the Month Part I: Herbs

Herbs are one of the NH Harvests of the Month for June! Herbs can add so much flavor and depth to any dish.  Using herbs is a great way to experiment with new flavors and use less salt in cooking if you have been directed to reduce your sodium intake by a healthcare provider. Grow herbs in small containers … Read more

National Salsa Month

If you’re at home more than usual, you may be feeling like you’re stuck in a food rut.  What better way to spice things up than trying new salsa recipes to celebrate National Salsa Month in May. Salsa doesn’t have to be saved for only chip dipping-it is very versatile and can be used for spicing things … Read more

In Season: Fall Produce-Cranberries

October is National Cranberry Month! Check out these cranberry tips and recipes to add a pop of color and flavor to foods and beverages! Storage and Preparation Peak cranberry season is from October-December.  Fresh cranberries should be stored in the refrigerator, preferably in a crisper for about three to four weeks. Cranberries freeze very well, either whole … Read more

In Season: Fall Produce-Pumpkin

Fall is definitely the season for everything pumpkin! Try making pumpkin recipes at home with fresh pumpkins using these tips (or use canned pumpkin puree!): Selection & Preparation The best type of pumpkin for cooking is a “pie pumpkin” or “sweet pumpkin.” These are smaller than carving pumpkins and the flesh is sweeter and less watery.  Figure one … Read more