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How To: Clean and Prepare Artichokes


Steaming an Artichoke — RelayFoods
If you've previously avoided this spiky spring vegetable because you just weren't sure how to tackle it, no worries, and you are certainly not alone. Today I'm excited to share my go-to method for steaming and serving artichokes and will even let you in on a little fun you can have with friends and family the next time you serve them up. Of course we'll begin by adding artichokes to the next RelayFoods order. Rinse artichokes and begin by cutting the base off right at the beginning of the choke. This will allow for the artichoke to balance in the steamer and on a plate. Then rotate and cut about an inch from the top to reveal the beautiful inside layers. You can compost these Read more …

The Weekly Produce Report : 5/19 – 5/23


Weekly Produce Report
Each week, our produce gurus, Morgan and Cassy, will be updating us on the state of produce. Check back each Saturday to get insider tips on what produce is looking extra scrumptious for the coming week. This Week's Finest Local Produce  Agriberry Strawberries Snead's Asparagus Farm Asparagus Kirby Farms Spring Onions Spring Mix from Down Branch Farm, Radical Roots, Spring Gate Farms, Baywater Greens, and Planet Earth Diversified This Week's Finest Organic Products: Organic Strawberries Organic Cucumbers Organic Red & White Grapes (coming later in the week!) Organic Artichokes (coming later in the week!) Organic Bunched Beets (coming later in the week!) Two Read more …

Milk: Why Pasteurization is Just As Important As Organic Certification


Farm Friend Milk
Let’s talk about milk. We’ve been meaning to have this talk with you for a while, but wanted to wait for the right time. Well, friends, if there was ever a time for this chat, it’s now. You will be seeing some changes in our milk line-up. In order to ensure that our milk offerings are highly nutritious, consistently available, and meet our sourcing standards, we’re taking a few off of our shelves and adding better options in their place. If you’re a regular 365 or Organic Valley milk customer, you might be a bit disappointed to see that your go-to milk is gone. But, hear us out. We think you’ll be happy with our decision. For years, there has been an ongoing discussion Read more …

Eat Close to the Ground


Bounty Share
Americans are busy! We are all busy with our work, getting to work, caring for our children, running errands, and tons of other things. For some, that means food and food choices are pushed to the bottom of the list. The trouble is, years of grabbing food on the run, and not paying attention to what goes into our bodies’ has resulted in poor health and a continuing obesity epidemic. Another factor contributing to our nation’s poor health is a surplus of, often inaccurate, information regarding healthy eating and a lack of clear, unbiased, informed nutritional direction. With so much nutritional information floating around out there, it is hard to figure out what we should and should Read more …

The Weekly Produce Report: 5/12 – 5/16


Produce Report
Each week, our produce gurus, Morgan and Cassy, will be updating us on the state of produce. Check back each Saturday to get insider tips on what produce is looking extra scrumptious for the coming week. This Week's Finest Local Produce  Agriberry Strawberries Snead's Asparagus Farm Asparagus Radical Roots Red & Green Head Lettuce (available Tuesday, May 13) Radical Roots Arugula (available Tuesday, May 13) Kirby Farm Spring Onions (available Tuesday, May 13) This Week's Finest Organic Produce Organic Cantaloupe Organic Honeydew Organic Rhubarb Notable Produce News Our organic yellow onions are a new crop.  This is great if you love this type Read more …