In cold weather climates, the traditional farming season is over by the first freeze. But a new trend in agriculture is allowing farming to continue year round.
As much as I don’t want to admit it, the weather dictates a lot of what I do. It affects the way I dress, my daily schedule, my eating habits, and of course it affects my mood.
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.
Making healthy dinners doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Better For You cooking classes — at a price of just $30 — can help you whip up something delicious in the kitchen. It’s the root vegetable time of year — carrots, parsnips and turnips are every where.
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.
Four times each week, Phua and Blia Thao head to the Minneapolis farmer’s market with crates of fresh produce. Their displays of chemical-free vegetables are rich in both color and nutrition. Blia said that a health-conscious consumer is driving an increase in his business.
The beauty of a weekly crop share is that there is never a shortage of produce in our fridge. Even our smaller salad share keeps us eating fresh meals through the week. I look forward to receiving the box each week so I can dig in and start meal-planning.
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.
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.
If you don’t have a green thumb, but want a great garden, why not check out the Hennepin County Master Gardener Tour this weekend? Six gardens across the Twin Cities will all have themes, including rain, feng shui and water.
While many of us enjoy eating a fresh salad on a hot summer day, we know that lots of kids hate eating vegetables. But this summer, some kids are getting a lesson on how to like green, leafy things.
It’s not exactly grilling weather this weekend with the rain, but that won’t be stopping Minnesota Monthly’s Second-Annual Grill Fest on Saturday and Sunday. The best lesson? Everything can go on a grill, from vegetables to meat, say the executive chefs at The Dakota.
After a week delay, the St. Paul Farmer’s market is up and running for the spring and summer months.
With snow on the ground in many areas, it’s hard to think about growing fresh vegetables. But across the Upper Midwest CSA farms are not only thinking about it, they are planting.
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.