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

In Season: Fall Produce-Kale

Kale is New Hampshire’s Harvest of the Month for October.  Check out these tips and recipes: Storage & Preparation Store in the refrigerator in a perforated plastic bag for 5-10 days. To freeze: Blanch for 2-3 minutes or until the leaves are soft, then place in a labeled and dated freezer-grade bag. Boil or steam … Read more

In Season: Summer Produce-Peaches

Sweet, juicy peaches are the best! There are many uses for peaches: Eating as is, adding to hot or cold cereal, smoothies, chilled soups, added to pancakes, or used in baking.  One thing is for sure, peaches create an amazing flavorful experience.  See below for tips and recipes! Selection, Storage, and Preparation Ripe peaches should be stored in … Read more

Pump Up Your Jam!

Summer means berries, and lots of them.  This typically means it’s time to make jam! However, traditional recipes call for lots of sugar and require canning.  Enter chia seeds! Chia seeds are a great way to make jam with little to no added sugar and skip the hot canning process.  Chia seeds possess the power … Read more

In Season: Spring Produce-Spinach

Spring means spinach! Spinach is a dark green leaf vegetable with a slightly bitter taste that is a rich source of vitamin A, C, and iron.  Check out these tips on choosing, storing, and preparing spinach: Selection Fresh spinach can be found loose or bagged. Choose fresh spinach leaves that are green and crisp.  Avoid … Read more