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National Empanada Day!

April 8, 2016

by Hannah Field

Today is National Empanada Day! Empanadas are widely found in Central and South America. They are pockets of dough stuffed with meats, veggies, beans, cheeses, and sometimes eggs and raisins! You can even make dessert empanadas with a variety of fillings. The name comes from the Spanish verb “empanar,” meaning “to wrap or coat in bread.”

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Persimmon Fruit Salad

by Maryam Funmilayo

January 7, 2015

The very first time I got to know of persimmons was last year summer. A friend from Texas came to visit and brought some persimmon fruits from her home garden. Since then, I have become hooked on persimmons.

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National Farmers’ Market Week – Join in the Effort!

By Maryam Funmilayo

National Farmers’ Market Week spans from August 3 to August 9. This is a great opportunity to learn more about local produce and home grown foods. More so, wouldn’t it be nice to get to know our hardworking local farmers who are working behind the scenes to bring these fresh foods to us?

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Buying blueberries at the farmer’s market

by Maryam Funmilayo

In the summer, there are a lot of food opportunities at the local farmer’s markets, such as learning more about what is in season and getting to know, taste, and enjoy the exotic fruits that the local farmers sell at the markets. Shopping at a farmer’s market helps to support local farmers, and it’s a great way to find locally grown fruits and vegetables at affordable prices.

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Delicious Fruit Pizza!

by Erin Roberts

May 7, 2013

We all know that fruit is super important for our health.  Sometimes, it can be a challenge to eat at least 2 cups of fruit daily, but summer is quickly approaching and there is an abundance of fresh fruit available! Making a fruit pizza for you and your family is a great and creative way to eat fruit.  You can even custom-make your pizza with your favorite fruits.  Try this fun and yummy recipe for an “Mmmm…Good Fruit Pizza,” and get your children to help!

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