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Fresh Spin on Salads

Fresh Spin on Salads

18 March 2013 | Paula Jones

Now that daylight savings has come and gone it means, among other things, we can look forward to warmer temperatures and lighter meals.

Healthy Eating on a Busy Mom Schedule

Healthy Eating on a Busy Mom Schedule

31 January 2013 | Erin Chase

Last week, my life became exponentially more busy. The time I have spent recently on resting, reading (and even sleeping) is now filled with spending...

Parmesan Ranch Roasted Green Beans

Parmesan Ranch Roasted Green Beans

27 November 2012 | Angie McGowan

There’s something about green beans and the holiday season that just go together.

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

26 November 2012 | Aimee Fortney

December is my most favorite month of the year. I love Christmas and therefore, I love December! I even start putting out decorations and listening...

Giving Thanks with Good (and Nutritious) Food

Giving Thanks with Good (and Nutritious) Food

30 October 2012 | Kimberly Coleman

November is traditionally a time when our nation is focused on acknowledging the people and things that give us reason to be grateful.

Can't Get Your Kids to Eat Veggies?

Can't Get Your Kids to Eat Veggies?

13 February 2012 | admin

About 93 percent of children aged two to 12 fall short of the recommended 2-5 cups of veggies per day.1 Experts and parents suggest ranch...

Farm Adds Carrots and Color to Plates

Farm Adds Carrots and Color to Plates

18 November 2011 | admin

While growing vegetables for the Great Veggie Adventure, at least one California farm found a new product to sell at its farmers market booths.

The Giving Garden, Summer 2011

7 October 2011 | S.O.L.E.

Wow! What a difference a summer makes! Having planted their 'warm weather' seeds in June, Love Your Veggies school grant winner Union Pleasant shows off their summer garden in Buffalo, New York, including a few of the vegetables competing in our Great Veggie Adventure.

Pyramid to Plate: Tips for your Family

16 August 2011 | Jodie Shield

We witnessed some big news in the nutrition world recently. The food pyramid – that pointed shape we had all grown accustomed to – was recently replaced with a plate. No matter what the shape, veggies remain one of the most important food groups.

Celebrate National Salad Month with Nutritious and Delicious Recipes

Celebrate National Salad Month with Nutritious and Delicious Recipes

10 May 2011 | Jodie Shield

You’ll need: 4 cups fresh baby spinach, washed 2 large avocados peeled, pitted and diced 4 cups watermelon radish cut into mini-wedges 1/2 cup Hidden...

How Does YOUR Garden Grow?

How Does YOUR Garden Grow?

3 May 2011 | Jeanne Pinsof Nolan

The Organic Gardener Ltd. has been hard at work with our 50+ families, planting our first round of spring crops.

How do we measure a 'great' plant?

How do we measure a 'great' plant?

12 April 2011 | admin

For the Great Veggie Adventure, farm advisors with the University of California Small Farm Program will be field-testing varieties of rainbow-colored carrots, watermelon (or red...

News from the Edible Garden

News from the Edible Garden

6 April 2011 | Jeanne Pinsof Nolan

Spring is officially here and April brings us National Garden Month, a perfect time for families to break ground for a new vegetable garden!

National Nutrition Month - Hidden Valley is Eating Right with Color

31 March 2011 | Jodie Shield

March is National Nutrition Month and this year, the ADA chose “Eat Right with Color” as the theme, encouraging consumers to remember to include a colorful variety of foods on their plates every day. The campaign, now in its 39th year, stresses the importance being informed in your food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits.

Meet the Veggie: Watermelon Radish

Meet the Veggie: Watermelon Radish

5 March 2011 | admin

The watermelon radish grows to be about three inches across, displaying a white outer skin at the top with green shoulders and a pink base...

Meet the Veggie: Rainbow Carrots

Meet the Veggie: Rainbow Carrots

5 March 2011 | admin

Meet the Veggie: Party Cauliflower

Meet the Veggie: Party Cauliflower

5 March 2011 | admin

Much like its white-colored counterpart, multi-colored Cauliflower is nutritious, and may be eaten cooked, raw or pickled.

Meet Jeanne Pinsof Nolan

Meet Jeanne Pinsof Nolan

16 February 2011 | Jeanne Pinsof Nolan

Jeanne Pinsof Nolan, “The Organic Gardener,” has been growing food for over 20 years.

Ready, Set, Grow! Part Two: 10 Tips for Gardening with Kids

16 February 2011 | Jeanne Pinsof Nolan

READY, SET, GROW! 10 Tips for Gardening with KidsJeanne Pinsof Nolan, “The Organic Gardener,” works with families to create and maintain organic vegetable gardens. She helps families by teaching them the importance of eating the vegetables they grow. As a mom, she knows first-hand that getting kids to eat vegetables isn’t always an easy task. Jeanne helped her own daughter love her veggies by encouraging her to get her hands dirty in the garden. Gardening can be done anywhere, anytime and Jeanne has some great tips for how to get kids excited about vegetables from the...