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National Pepper Month // Top Ten Ways to Enjoy Peppers

All month long we get to celebrate PEPPERS! Do you like peppers? There are so many different varieties; it may be hard to choose your favorite. The most common peppers are red, yellow, orange, and green, but did you know bell peppers also come in black, brown, white, and purple? Bell peppers are packed full… Continue reading National Pepper Month // Top Ten Ways to Enjoy Peppers

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Roast, Bake, and Mash Through the Winter // Top Ten Ways to Enjoy Butternut Squash

What is the gourd's favorite sport? It's squash! This time of year, fresh, locally grown produce starts to dwindle. It's time to switch gears to fall fruits and vegetables. Winter squash is in its prime. Once harvested, if kept in a cool place, winter squash will last several months. This makes winter squash the perfect… Continue reading Roast, Bake, and Mash Through the Winter // Top Ten Ways to Enjoy Butternut Squash

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Pretty To Grow and Nutritious To Eat // Top Ten Ways To Enjoy Swiss Chard

Many gardeners choose to plant Swiss chard in their garden because of its colorful stems and large decorative leaves. In fact, some people plant it for ornamental use only. It is pretty to grow and nutritious to eat! It is a leafy green, which means it is full of vitamins and nutrients. It can be… Continue reading Pretty To Grow and Nutritious To Eat // Top Ten Ways To Enjoy Swiss Chard

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Meat of the Field // Top Ten Ways to Enjoy Edamame

Do you need to increase your protein intake? Have you thought about adding edamame to your plate? Edamame, or soybeans, have been called "meat of the field" because they are a great source of protein, iron, and calcium. This is especially helpful for those who struggle to get enough meat or dairy products in their… Continue reading Meat of the Field // Top Ten Ways to Enjoy Edamame

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Give Papaya A Go! // Top Ten Ways to Enjoy Papaya

Are you craving locally grown fresh fruits and veggies? We have a few more months before our local farmers will be ready with their harvest. In the meantime, give papaya a go! Although Papayas are native to Central America, they are available in the U.S. year-round. Like many fruits, papaya is fat free, cholesterol free,… Continue reading Give Papaya A Go! // Top Ten Ways to Enjoy Papaya

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A Partner in Lime // Top Ten Ways to Enjoy Limes

Who did the lemon rob the bank with? His partner in lime! Lemons and limes are both delicious citrus fruits, but did you know that limes are a better choice when it comes to savory dishes? Limes are less sweet than lemons, with a more sour or bitter taste. Nutritionally, lemons and limes are essentially… Continue reading A Partner in Lime // Top Ten Ways to Enjoy Limes

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Kale – A Tasty Substitute // Top Ten Ways to Enjoy Kale

Are you getting your greens? Kale is considered a "superfood" loaded with nutrients like vitamins A, C, and K. According to the USDA, eating green leafy vegetables may lower the risk of stomach, breast, and skin cancer. They recommend 2 to 3 servings of leafy green vegetables per week. Most American's fall short of these… Continue reading Kale – A Tasty Substitute // Top Ten Ways to Enjoy Kale

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More Than Just Sauce // Top Ten Ways to Enjoy Cranberries

Why do people serve cranberry sauce with turkey? Because they cran! All jokes aside, cranberries are good for much more than just the sauce. Did you know that cranberries can float? That's because they are 90% water. Right before cranberries are harvested, they are flooded with about 18 inches of water and they pop right… Continue reading More Than Just Sauce // Top Ten Ways to Enjoy Cranberries

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Time to Turnip // Top Ten Ways to Enjoy Turnips

Have you ever tasted a turnip? If not, what are you waiting for? It's time to turnip! Part of the root vegetable family, they are a versatile veggie that might as well be a kitchen staple. You can use them in so many ways. Turnips are in season during the late fall. Run to your… Continue reading Time to Turnip // Top Ten Ways to Enjoy Turnips

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Top Ten Ways to Enjoy Cauliflower // Roasted Cauliflower Rice

Cauliflower is a popular vegetable year round, but did you know that you will find fuller heads of cauliflower, at a great price, during the fall and winter months? As fresh vegetables from the garden or farmers market phase out for the year, look for ways to add fall and winter veggies, like cauliflower, to… Continue reading Top Ten Ways to Enjoy Cauliflower // Roasted Cauliflower Rice

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Look at That Man-go! // Top Ten Ways To Enjoy Mangoes

What do you say when you see a speedy fruit? Wow, look at that man-go! Mangoes are a tropical fruit readily found in local grocery stores. Eating a mango just might make you feel like you are sitting on an island in the tropics. Mangos are very sweet and juicy and come with many health… Continue reading Look at That Man-go! // Top Ten Ways To Enjoy Mangoes

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Top Ten Ways to Enjoy Tomatillos // Tomatillo Chicken

What you might think is a small odd looking green tomato is actually a tomatillo. Don't be afraid to add a few to your shopping cart. Tomatillos have a sweet, but tangy flavor and can be used the same way you use a tomato. When picking out tomatillos at your local farmers market or grocery… Continue reading Top Ten Ways to Enjoy Tomatillos // Tomatillo Chicken

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Top Ten Ways to Enjoy Blackberries // Blackberry Lemon Muffins

What are your favorite kinds of berries? Did blackberries make the cut? They are in season June through August. Now is the time to give them a try. When selecting blackberries, look for those that are plump, soft, and dull black in color. If you find yourself with a batch of blackberries that have a… Continue reading Top Ten Ways to Enjoy Blackberries // Blackberry Lemon Muffins

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Spring’s First Sweet Treat // Top 10 Ways To Enjoy Strawberries

Spring is springing here in Northern Utah. It won't be long until gardens can be planted, and fresh produce can be enjoyed right at home. In the meantime, there are plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables available at local grocery stores. Strawberries are often on sale this time of year. They are one of the… Continue reading Spring’s First Sweet Treat // Top 10 Ways To Enjoy Strawberries

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The Versatile Veggie // Top Ten Ways to Enjoy Broccoli

When you think of a versatile veggie, what comes to mind? If broccoli isn't on the top of your list, it should be! You can steam it, bake it, grate it, stir fry it, or eat it raw. It can be added to soups, salads, pasta dishes, and more. When you are looking to boost… Continue reading The Versatile Veggie // Top Ten Ways to Enjoy Broccoli

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Top Ten Ways to Enjoy Pears // Pineapple Pear Salsa

When you think about autumn produce, do pears come to mind? You'll find pears at your local supermarket during the fall months. In the off season, canned pears work just as well. They are a very versatile fruit and work in many types of recipes. Try them with grilled cheese, as a sweet addition to… Continue reading Top Ten Ways to Enjoy Pears // Pineapple Pear Salsa

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Delicious – Any Way You Slice It or Dice It // Top Ten Ways to Enjoy Zucchini

Zucchini is in abundance this time of year. If you don't have them growing in your own garden, they can be found at grocery stores and farmers markets. Perhaps you have a neighbor who is more than happy to get a few off of their hands. Any way you slice 'em or dice 'em, zucchini… Continue reading Delicious – Any Way You Slice It or Dice It // Top Ten Ways to Enjoy Zucchini

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The Most Flavorful Veggie of Summer // Top Ten Ways to Enjoy Tomatoes

Fresh tomatoes are plentiful this time of year. If you haven't cashed in on one of the most flavorful veggies of the summer, what are you waiting for? Not only are they tasty, they are also packed with nutrition. Read on for the Top Ten Ways to Enjoy Tomatoes from fruitsandveggies.org. If you don't have… Continue reading The Most Flavorful Veggie of Summer // Top Ten Ways to Enjoy Tomatoes

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Cantaloupe – Anything, but sad! // Top Ten Ways to Enjoy

What do you call a sad cantaloupe? Melon-choly. Cantaloupe is anything but sad! It is a delicious fruit full of nutrients, perfect to add to your summer menus. Do you know how to pick the perfect cantaloupe? First, take a look at the rind - the spot where the stem was attached. The rind should… Continue reading Cantaloupe – Anything, but sad! // Top Ten Ways to Enjoy