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What to Eat This Spring

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  • Not only do I shop at Farmers' Markets, but I will be a vendor in 4 of them this year. DH grows garlic which we sell by the bulb, and we also dehydrate and sell it as minced garlic and garlic powder. I have developed a line of homemade all-natural dip mixes that I developed - no chemicals, additives or MSG! They are great as a dip with all the fresh veggies the markets are offering.

    I am so into the Buying Local/Eating Local concept, I am joining several local organizations that promote local eating. On Facebook, I have joined the Eating Local Callenge Group. Plus I have started a Facebook Group for the Tri-State area here in the midwest. - if you are from around here, come check us out at
    7399903 and show your support for Farmers' Markets and Eating Local!

    - 3/20/2009 10:13:03 AM
  • Check out my recipe for stuffed Artichokes. It is a great spring meal that's flavorful and only 344 calories.
    il.asp?recipe=543212 - 3/20/2009 9:45:57 AM
    My family belongs to a local CSA (Community Sustainable Agriculture) farm. For a membership fee, and then a "share" fee that you pay up front, you get 20 weeks of veggies. We all share in the risk of the season, the weather and other variables. I did this for the first time last year, and had more than enough veggies for part of the spring and fall, and all summer long! They also have egg, milk, berry and fruit shares. Last year we did the fruit share, and I think I'm going to spring for the berry share this year. Talk about fresh! - 3/20/2009 9:34:32 AM
  • Oh man! This article made my mouth water... - 5/3/2008 1:05:12 PM
  • The best thing I've found is fresh fruit frozen for later use in my morning yogurt. I take advantage of whatever is in season, and freeze most of it as I can't eat it quickly enough. This also enables me to try fruits I may not like, because I like almost anything as long as it is in combination with other fruits. Just defrost slightly and blend with plain low or no fat yougurt and away you go YUM and with no added sugar :) - 4/28/2008 1:12:03 PM
  • Buying fresh fruits and vegetables from our local market saves me $10-$20 each week. I find better deals and better tasting produce which lasts longer in the refrigerator. - 3/26/2008 9:33:38 AM
    The best way for me to find out what's in season is to go by what's on sale. If you watch the prices of certain items over the course of a year, you will notice that strawberries are at their cheapest right now and so is asparagus but during the summer months they are a lot pricier and not as readily available. - 3/23/2008 7:20:39 PM
  • Great article - 3/19/2008 10:40:50 PM
  • Also can be less costly - a big deal with current prices in the supermarket! - 3/19/2008 2:07:23 PM
    I LOVE the farmers' market. have one at 5 min from home:) have been shopping there for the past 6 yrs and totally enjoy it. i also grow some veggies in my own garden. right now radishes, scallions and Romaine lettuce are in season:) YUM YUM - 3/19/2008 1:50:54 PM
  • Now I'm even more impatient to get out in the garden. I refuse to pay supermarket prices for strawberries when I know in a few weeks we will have more than we can eat. - 3/19/2008 10:36:42 AM
  • yes veggies are the answer but they are not your first choice. I make veggies into a casserole like I would with meat such as shepherds pie becomes sheperest pie same recipe no meat connie - 3/19/2008 2:17:06 AM
  • This is a great article. I am not vegetable lover and I need all the help I can get. Thanks! - 3/18/2008 9:21:31 PM
    I love it when I can learn something new - I had never heard of morels before now I will have to search some out and try them - thanks! - 3/18/2008 1:32:07 PM
  • TY Liz,
    I love fresh Produce and Fruit. It is great to know what is in season and a great reminder for all to utilize their local Farmers' Market. Also learned a few new ways to enjoy healthy foods.
    nancylee46 - 3/18/2008 7:26:33 AM

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