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HOW ‘BOUT THEM APPLES? Posted on Sep 19

HOW ‘BOUT THEM APPLES?

This is a rough time of year for someone like me, as I try desperately to hold onto summer for as long as possible. I bristle at each and every reference to Labor Day, which now apparently serves as the bellwether of summer’s demise (it   …Continue Reading HOW ‘BOUT THEM APPLES?

The Pleasures of Local Food! Posted on May 6

The Pleasures of Local Food!

With spring here and summer on its way, now is a great time to try local food.  Local food is fresher and often tastes better than foods we find in grocery stores.  Buying local can also help us feel more connected to our community while   …Continue Reading The Pleasures of Local Food!

Coming to a Farmers’ Market Near You — Fresh, Local Produce! Posted on Apr 25

Coming to a Farmers’ Market Near You — Fresh, Local Produce!

The village market’s teeming, once again with lively folk, as New England’s hardy souls are loosed from winter’s yoke.* If you’re like me, you felt as though winter would never end. And for those who relish wintertime, perhaps even they had a little too much   …Continue Reading Coming to a Farmers’ Market Near You — Fresh, Local Produce!

Pear-Apple Crisp Recipe (sugar-free*) Posted on Dec 13

Pear-Apple Crisp Recipe (sugar-free*)

Pear apple crisp recipe – a healthy dessert.

Healthy Foods, Safe Foods: Working to Protect the Commonwealth’s Food Supply Posted on Aug 1

Healthy Foods, Safe Foods: Working to Protect the Commonwealth’s Food Supply

Ensuring the safety of our food supply is one of the key responsibilities of public health authorities at both the state and local levels all across the United States. With the recent news reports on an outbreak of foodborne illness in the Boston area, I   …Continue Reading Healthy Foods, Safe Foods: Working to Protect the Commonwealth’s Food Supply

Community Farm Shares: Are They For You? Posted on Jul 2

Community Farm Shares: Are They For You?

Community supported agriculture (CSA) provides people with local, fresh, nutritious fruits and vegetables.

Eating Smart, Spending Smart: Healthy Foods on a Budget Posted on May 24

Eating Smart, Spending Smart: Healthy Foods on a Budget

  Posted by Anne Hemmer, RD, LDN, MS, with help from Amy Rojas, MPH Anne is the Coordinator of the MA Children at Play Program at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.     Making healthy choices on a budget sometimes does not always seem   …Continue Reading Eating Smart, Spending Smart: Healthy Foods on a Budget