Archive for June, 2013

Savor Summer’s Bounty

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Celebrate summer’s abundance of fresh veggies with this July 2013 Good Food Calendar that brings a bit of the farm to your desktop. Summer squash like zucchini and yellow straight-neck and crookneck squash are quite bountiful right now. These sweet squash varieties are filled with fiber and vitamin C. They’re also packed with water, which helps them stand up to the heat of a barbecue in Summer Shish Kebabs. We hope this July 2013 Good Food Calendar inspires you to savor the flavors of summer. It’s easy to download the July 2013 Good Food Calendar. Just click on the ideal version for your screen and save/download. 1920 x 1080 1680 x 1050 1600 x 1200 1440 x 900 1208 x […]

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Summer Chillin’: 6 Easy, Freezy Ways

“Ice cream is happiness condensed.” –Jessi Lane Adams In my family, if all six of us kids had been good, we would all get ice cream. So you see, ice cream was a very rare treat. But it need not be for you. Whether it’s a popsicle, gelato, or ice cream, everyone has a favorite incarnation of frozen happiness. These recipes take 25 minutes or less to put together, and once frozen, you can spread the smiles. Find more cool and easy recipes at the Kitchen.

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Woo-hoo! Local Farm Boxes Are Here!

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Do you love local as much as we do? Food grown close to home is fresher, supports our community, and well, we think it just tastes better. That’s why we are beyond excited about summer’s Local Farm Boxes. Early in the season, these 100% local boxes are filled with just-picked kale, spinach, lettuce, beets, and pea sprouts from Full Circle Farms in Longmont. So what are the top five things you need to know before you decide to go local?: 1. For the 2013 season, it costs just $1 more to switch to a Bitty or Small Local Farm Box. That’s a small price to pay to support local farms. 2. Early in the season, your box will be filled […]

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6 Ways to Keep Cool This Summer

The heat is on! Temperatures are rising so we want to fill you in on everything we’re doing to ensure your order stays cool in the summer heat. We also want to share a few simple things you can do to keep your Good Food even fresher on those dog days.   Find more summer produce tips here. And share your storage advice below.

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The Side Show

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Side dishes are sometimes afterthoughts or made only to accompany the main dish or entrée. What was the last side dish you had at a BBQ or summer party that stood out and really made you do a double take? Here are three simple tips to make your summer side dishes stars. First, it should be easy for you to make. Take the classic Caprese Salad. Slice and layer. And if you’re using heirloom tomatoes, you’ll see some swoons from the folks digging in. Secondly, it needs to be memorable. Anyone can toss together a potato salad. But when you serve up the Potato Salad with Blue Cheese and Bacon Dressing, people will walk right past the entrée for seconds of […]

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