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Celebrate National Farm to School Month in October

October is National Farm to School Month, a time to celebrate connections happening all over the country between schools and local food! Farm to school enriches the connection communities have with fresh, healthy food and local food producers by changing food purchasing and education practices at schools and early care and education settings. Students gain access to healthy, local foods as well as education opportunities such as school gardens, cooking lessons and farm field trips. blog more

3 Simple Garden Fresh Recipes

                It’s easy to eat healthy right now with all the fresh produce very much in season.  Between my small garden, the garden at work, and bags full of produce from Community Support Agriculture (CSA) I’ve stayed busy creating fun new recipes and revisiting my summer favorites. Leeks In our CSA bag this week I got cabbage, leeks, potatoes, broccoli, tomatoes, cucumber and zucchini.  I decided to wing it and make up a “chop salad,” recipe,

How to Grill Tasty Vegetables – 5 Tips to Success

This article was written by Amanda Miller, Registered Dietitian, and Nebraska Extension in Douglas-Sarpy Counties Volunteer. Grilling out this summer? Instead of piling on the meat, try filling half of the grill with vegetables. It’s a great way to make your summer meals healthier and help you save a little money. Most vegetables make good grill companions – peppers, onions, eggplant, zucchini, corn on the cob, broccoli…the list goes on and on. But here are a few simple tips to remember when