Roots For The Home Team's Wild Gitigan SaladFresh fruits and vegetables are key to a healthy diet. In fact, a recent poll by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota said that more than half of Minnesotans say not being able to get easy access to fresh produce is what keeps them from making healthy choices.
With Hard-Freeze Expected, Tips On How To Protect GardenA 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.
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.
WCCO Viewers' Choice For Best Farmers Market: St. PaulWCCO 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.
Heavy Rains In South Expected To Affect MN Produce PricesGet 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.
FruitShare Club Growing In PopularityYou'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.
Summer's On Its Way: Farmers Market Back On The MallIt'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.
Ask A Farmer: Minnesota Summer Produce GuideSee what local farmer Jerry Untiedt has to say about this summer's produce.
'Normal' Winter Means A Better Apple CropThis winter certainly feels more like winter than last and that has growers of one of our favorite fruits very happy.
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.
Minnesota Organic Conference To Open In St. CloudThe 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.
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.
Easy Ways To Lower Your Daily StressSome 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.
Thefts Increasing In Twin Cities' Community GardensGrowing 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.
St. Paul Offering Incentives For Kids Eating Fruits, VeggiesIt 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.