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A sign of spring: It's CSA sign-up time

Despite the constant cold air, there is a glimmer of hope that spring is just around the corner: it's CSA sign-up time.

Saturday - 03/01/2014, 08:04am EST

Tags: CSA, summer,

Avoid cyclospora infections with local fruits, vegetables

A stomach bug linked to produce can keep you in the bathroom. Here are tips for selecting produce that is less likely to be contaminated.

Monday - 07/29/2013, 09:22am EDT

Tags: Food, cyclospora, Mary Beth Albright, farmers market

Farmers markets feed demand for prepared foods

Urban regions across the country are seeing a trend of markets popping up during weekday meal times to feed hungry nine-to-fivers and busy families looking for wholesome food on the go. And farmers and suppliers are picking up on the trend by offering ready-to-eat foods, such as sandwiches, soups, pickles and popsicles.

Friday - 06/21/2013, 08:52am EDT

Tags: Rachel Nania, farmers market, markets, White House, Ann Yonkers, FreshFarm Market, prepared food,

Freshest veggies aren't necessarily in the produce aisle

The grocery store's produce aisle is teeming with wholesome food, right? Maybe not.

Friday - 05/31/2013, 07:25am EDT

Tags: Joan Jones, Food, gardening, vegetables,

Produce: Fridge-friendly vs. countertop-confined

Bringing good produce from farm to table can be challenging in a metropolitan area. Once you've found the perfect produce for your next few meals, you then face an added challenge - storing it once you get home.

Sunday - 05/20/2012, 06:14am EDT

Tags: Food, food costs, storage, fridge, counter, farmer