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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!

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.

A Healthy Convenience Store? Energize Everett Makes it a Reality Posted on Dec 11

A Healthy Convenience Store? Energize Everett Makes it a Reality

Posted by Samantha Noderer Samantha is a Health Communication Intern at the MA Department of Public Health     Picture this. You’re on the go, you’re really short on cash, and you’re hungry. The closest, quickest, and cheapest option is your local convenience store. You   …Continue Reading A Healthy Convenience Store? Energize Everett Makes it a Reality

Spotlight on: Spaghetti Squash Posted on Dec 6

Spotlight on: Spaghetti Squash

I can remember the first time my cousin told me about spaghetti squash. “It’s so easy to make and its just like eating spaghetti!!” she said. “Sort of!” she added. It only took me 3 years to take her advice on cooking one, and I   …Continue Reading Spotlight on: Spaghetti Squash

Growing as I Garden: A Franklin Community Garden Story Posted on Nov 15

Growing as I Garden: A Franklin Community Garden Story

Today's post comes from a guest blogger in Franklin, Ma. Kelly Sabini is a member of the Franklin Community Garden, one of many initiatives of Mass in Motion: Healthy Futures Franklin. Franklin's very first community garden, the King Street Memorial Community Garden, is located at   …Continue Reading Growing as I Garden: A Franklin Community Garden Story

A Day in the Life of a Busy Mom of Two Posted on Oct 2

A Day in the Life of a Busy Mom of Two

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SPOTLIGHT ON: The Avocado Posted on Aug 14

SPOTLIGHT ON: The Avocado

Posted by Samantha Noderer Samantha is a Health Communication Intern at the Department of Public Health       There always seems to be a trendy new fruit or vegetable being advertised as the best thing next tosliced bread. But really, the avocado explosion is   …Continue Reading SPOTLIGHT ON: The Avocado

My Journey back to Watermelon Posted on Jul 31

My Journey back to Watermelon

Lani Telian, Department of Public Health          The other night, my parents took me and my fiancé out to eat. My mom likes to keep the conversation light, and as usual, asked questions like “what was your favorite memory as a kid?”   …Continue Reading My Journey back to Watermelon

Farmers’ Markets…in February? Posted on Feb 7

Farmers’ Markets…in February?

Lani Telian, Department of Public Health       That’s right! For all you fair weather market-fans out there, there are farmers’ markets up and functioning in the cold weather, too! Local farmers work all year long to produce fresh fruits and vegetables, and more   …Continue Reading Farmers’ Markets…in February?