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With Hard-Freeze Expected, Tips On How To Protect Garden

A cold night is expected across the state. In fact, here in the metro, we could get our first hard freeze. For gardeners, this is an especially busy time as they have to get their plants and produce ready for the cold.

10/20/2013

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control says no state met federal goals of three-quarters of Americans eating enough fruit, and half eating enough vegetables. California ate the most fruit and Tennessee was best with vegetables. (AP File Photo)

Good Question: How Many Fruits & Veggies Should We Be Eating?

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recently released its “eat your fruits and vegetables” reminder. It used to be the experts suggested people eat between 3 to 5 servings of vegetables and 2 to 4 servings of fruits each day. But now the CDC says the number of servings depends on the person.

09/18/2013

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Farmers Market: St. Paul

WCCO viewers picked their favorite farmers market in the state and the winner just happened to be the location that Zagat named as one of the eight must-visit farmers markets in the county. It’s the St. Paul Farmers Market, a market celebrating 160 years in the making. This is what sets St. Paul apart is the freshness of its products.

08/15/2013

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Heavy Rains In South Expected To Affect MN Produce Prices

Get ready for another shot to the pocket book. Fruit and veggie prices are ready to go up. According to CBS News contributor and physicist Michio Kaku, there’s been 34 percent more rain in Georgia, 25 percent higher rainfall in North and South Carolina and a 22 percent rise in rainfall in Alabama.

08/01/2013

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FruitShare Club Growing In Popularity

You’ve likely heard of book clubs and wine clubs. Now there’s a new kind of club growing in popularity. In the quest to keep ourselves and children healthy, families are finding alternative ways to get good food, like Fruit Share.

06/12/2013

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Summer’s On Its Way: Farmers Market Back On The Mall

It’s got to be a sign that summer is on the way, and Thursday was the first day of the farmers market on Nicollet Mall.

04/25/2013

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Ask A Farmer: Minnesota Summer Produce Guide

See what local farmer Jerry Untiedt has to say about this summer’s produce.

04/03/2013

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‘Normal’ Winter Means A Better Apple Crop

This winter certainly feels more like winter than last and that has growers of one of our favorite fruits very happy.

02/26/2013

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Good Question: What Causes Cravings?

For most Americans its Chocolate, then Pizza. Salty snacks, then ice cream. Almost all of us report craving food. Researchers do think that every craving starts with a cue.

02/04/2013

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Minnesota Organic Conference To Open In St. Cloud

The 12th annual Minnesota Organic Conference is expected to draw more than 500 people to St. Cloud. The farmer-focused conference runs Friday and Saturday at the River’s Edge Convention Center.

01/11/2013

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Healthy Changes Coming To School Lunches

This year, students will see some big changes come lunch time. “This is the first in a long time that there’s some real changes in the USDA regulation and it’s across the nation,” said Bertrand Weber, director of culinary and nutrition services for Minneapolis Public Schools.

08/22/2012

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Easy Ways To Lower Your Daily Stress

Some stress can be a good thing because it’s your body’s way of preparing for a challenge. But a steady stream of stress can be bad for your health.

08/10/2012

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Thefts Increasing In Twin Cities’ Community Gardens

Growing your own fruits and veggies takes a lot of time and hard work. But some gardeners in the Twin Cities are going out to pick their veggies only to find someone else beat them to it.

08/01/2012

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St. Paul Offering Incentives For Kids Eating Fruits, Veggies

It can be hard to get kids to eat fruits and vegetables, but there are some new incentives on the menu at schools in St. Paul.

01/31/2012

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Simple Tips For Keeping Your Family Healthier

January is Family Fit Lifestyle month — a time where families are encouraged to have a healthy start to the New Year.

01/23/2012

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