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Farmers’ Market, Anyone?

Fruit, FYI, Vegetables - Jennifer - August 17, 2011

I love the term “locavore” and the idea behind it:  consuming locally grown foods to support local growers, while cutting down on fossil fuel use necessary for transporting foods over long distances.  Although we couldn’t completely embrace the locavore lifestyle (the children insist on bananas and citrus fruits), it’s nice to do what we can, and I’m hoping to help make my kids a little more aware of the processes that bring food to our table.  Our community recently began hosting a weekly summer farmers’ market, and it’s a lot of fun to browse the selections of fresh fruits and veggies, homemade jams and breads, supporting the nice people who make their livings this way.  Here’s a handy guide to the annual availability of some common fruits and vegetables around the country:

Infographic courtesy of GOOD.

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That’s a Lot of Popsicles!

Barbeque, FYI - Jennifer - June 30, 2011

Some fun facts for your July 4 enjoyment! Be careful out there . . .

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