NH April Harvest of the Month: Carrots

Did you know that carrots come in different varieties like orange, white, red, yellow, purple and even black? Activity: try the different varieties to see if there are any differences in the flavors or textures! Selection Always choose carrots that are brightly colored and feel firm. Avoid carrots that feel limp or are sprouting. Storage … Read more

Mindful Eating Month

January is World Mindful Eating Month! In our last blog, Self-Care December, we briefly discussed the practice of mindfulness.  This month, we’ll apply it to food and eating.  Mindfulness: practice of bringing your full attention and awareness to one’s experience in the moment, without judgement, just observation.  Mindful Eating: Helps us be aware of thoughts, … Read more

December Harvest of the Month: Winter Squash

Winter squash is part of the gourd family, there are several varieties: Tips To ease prep, cook winter squash in its skin whenever possible. To make peeling easier, halve or quarter winter squash. Save the seeds—toss with olive oil and salt, then bake at 375°F for 20 minutes. Sweet potatoes can be replaced by winter … Read more

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

September Harvest of the Month: Broccoli & Cauliflower

Fun Facts: Broccoli and cauliflower can be eaten raw or cooked! Broccoli and cauliflower are both members of the Brassicaceae family, which also includes Brussels sprouts, cabbage, kale and radishes. Store in the refrigerator in a perforated plastic bag for 5-10 days. Do not wash before storing and make sure the heads are dry. To freeze: blanch … 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

July Harvest of the Month: Berries

Berries are versatile and nutritious.  Find out some fun facts about berries below! Raspberries come in many different colors: red, black, yellow, orange, amber and white! Berry juice can be used as ink. Add berries to salads, cereal, marinades and more! Use them plain for dessert, make muffins, jam, cobbler or pie out of them.  … 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