Q & A with Real Organic Project’s Ariel Pressman

Conscientious eating habits don’t form effortlessly. It takes a little bit of knowledge and perseverance to source your food from farms that are eco- and people-friendly. Third-party certifications like the USDA’s organic label are one tool in the mindful shopper’s chest. But to some, the standards of the USDA seal fall short. Organic and eco-friendly … Continued

Going Green for an Eco-friendly 2022

Happy New Year! The new year is a perfect chance to break old habits that aren’t working for you, build new ones, and work on goals. Many of us are looking for ways to reduce our environmental impact and live more sustainably. Here are three easy resolutions for going green in 2022! 1. Buy more … Continued

10 Easy Uses for Zucchini

Running out of ideas for how to use all that zucchini spilling from your garden or staring you down at the farmer’s market? Well, this is for you! Don’t resort to your same old recipes: Here are 10 easy uses for zucchini to try this season. 1. Roast them in wedges Zucchini can function as … Continued

What Functional Beverages are Right For You

First there was kombucha. Then shots of wheatgrass. Now there are a number of different functional beverage options, from prebiotic gut shots to tonics, and from elixirs to fire cider. (And of course we still have plenty of kombucha!) When you’re staying hydrated this summer, it’s nice to know which beverages have certain benefits that … Continued

Kernza: A Perennial Revolution

Kernza® perennial grain is an environmentally friendly, soil-enriching, carbon-capturing perennial wheatgrass with the potential to change agriculture. Farmers growing Kernza are excited about how growing this grain instead of traditional annual wheat can change their land and business for the better. Luke Peterson of A-Frame Farm is a veteran grower who is already seeing changes … Continued

Kernza: A Local Grain with a Big Future

Have you tried Kernza® perennial grain yet? This game-changing grain is arriving at Lakewinds this spring after winning over local farmers. Find out what makes Kernza appealing to growers, environmentalists, and cooks alike. Background A hearty, perennial crop harvested from intermediate wheatgrass, Kernza was developed by the Land Institute with help from the University of … Continued

How Mushrooms are Grown

  It’s well known that mushrooms are nutritious (and many of us certainly find them delicious), but have you ever asked yourself how mushrooms are grown? We often lump them in with other vegetables when talking about nutrition, even though mushrooms don’t come from plants like carrots or lettuce. Not even a little bit. Mushrooms … Continued

Growing Food Without Soil: A Guide to Hydroponics

Hydroponically Grown Tomatoes   Growing food without soil may sound odd to us in farm country, but hydroponics is a well-established practice with a long history. It can be practiced at home with a DIY setup or in a high-tech facility with million-dollar equipment. Chances are you’ve eaten hydroponically grown food at some point. Our … Continued

Proper Produce Storage

Proper produce storage is important because fresh fruits and veggies are a vital part of our daily diet. They’re also some of the most perishable items on your shopping list. Here are some easy, money-saving tricks to help your produce last longer, speed up your meal prep, and reduce how often you need to pick … Continued