It’s that time of year again – backpacks and school supplies are purchased, and morning rushes onto buses or into carpools reign chaotic during the week. Often, as the year gets busier, we find it hard to keep on track with healthy eating. The last thing we want to do after driving the kids all over town after school or battling over homework is to spend extra time cooking a healthy dinner from scratch. Never mind planning a healthy lunchbox for the next day! We know where you’re coming from, and we want to help.
October is also Farm to School month, so we’ll be sharing tips on ways to incorporate farmer’s market outings with the healthy foods you and your kids are eating at home!
Join us on your own, as a team, or with your school/company/friends/family for this monthlong challenge celebrating the fall abundance!
Even though wild turnips are found all over Asia and Europe, we don’t know for sure where they originated. We do know that its presence in our Roasted Vegetables with Gremolata recipe is quite tasty. How do you like them?
Thought by ancient Egyptians circa 2000 BC to ensure immortality, the pharaohs ordered that no commoner could touch these edible fungi. However, despite its status as a non-veggie, we encourage you to work these low-cal, nutrient-dense treats into your cooking routine to boost your immune system. Have you ever scavenged for wild mushrooms?
The ancestors to today’s carrots grew wild in Afghanistan, and were originally cultivated for their aromatic seeds and leaves. The root was first used in the 1st century, and by the 12th century Arabs were cultivating red and yellow varieties. Now you can find carrots in myriad colors, such as these. How do you nibble this “rabbit food”?
Harvesting the last #okra at #HopeFarmsHTX. Out of recipes? Toss whole in @1836oliveco pile in a hot #ironskillet, brown quickly over hi heat, squeeze lemon over & sprinkle with sea salt. Fast, easy & delish snack for the @astros game tonight. #EatLocal #VegOut2019 #GrowCookEat
October is peek harvest time on the Gulf Coast, so the fields at Hope Farms HTX and in our #SeedToPlate school gardens are brimming with delicious produce. There is really no reason why you aren't doing a #Vegout2019 challenge this season. Why not #EatLocal & #EatHealthy