Archive for March, 2013

Do you want to raise funds for your child’s school but don’t want to buy junk food or needless knickknacks to show your support? Door to Door Organics makes school fundraising easy—and healthy–with our co-op fundraising program that donates to New Jersey and Pennsylvania schools and non-profits. These schools say the co-op program builds community, encourages kids to eat healthier foods, and provides needed aid to help them reach goals. It provides a regular influx of funds year-round that schools can use for extracurricular activities, classroom supplies, and field trips. “All proceeds from our fundraising co-op have gone to our Teacher Appreciation Program, as well as to developing enriching, cultural arts programs for our students,” says Lucile Tullo, the Parent’s Association President of […]

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Savor the First Sprouts of Spring

The snow is melting to reveal the tender shoots of the season. In the next month, winter’s squash, cabbage, and yams will make way in your box for spring’s first sprouts that are just now breaking the soil. Get ready to enjoy a fresh bounty of veggies, like asparagus, artichokes, peas, radishes, and spinach, just to name a few. You won’t want to miss the early asparagus that’s only around for a few weeks. These spears taste best steamed or sautéed because they’re so delicate, they may not stand up to grilling as well as sturdier summer stalks. Did you know that there are more nutrients in the tips than the stalks? Try making a light Asparagus Soup or Pizza. […]

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The Delaware River Valley in Bucks County is spotted with historic villages dating back to the 1800s. It is easy to get swept away in the beautiful stream of nature, preserved farmland, and the canal that once served as the major causeway connecting Easton to Philadelphia. One particular village, Upper Black Eddy, is home to just about the oldest general store in the area that dates back to 1820. Originally known as the Singley General Store, it was purchased in 1979 by Rick Lewis and his family, who changed the name to the Homestead General Store. Lewis kept the same country feel of the store and began roasting coffee in about 2007. Rick Lewis started Homestead Coffee Roasters with this mission in mind: […]

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The Eating of the Green for St. Pat’s

Like almost 12% of the American population, I can trace my ancestry to the Emerald Isle. It’s a country that has lush vegetation, except for the blighted  potato crop during the Great Famine that caused 1 million Irish to emigrate to America. Green, therefore, is the color most associated with St. Patrick’s Day, when we are all a little Irish. In my family, which is 50% Irish, we celebrated the color and the heritage throughout the day. My mom would maybe give us socks with green shamrocks for luck, perhaps she’d slip some green food coloring in our milk for lunch, and we always, without fail, had Corned Beef and Cabbage for dinner. You may want to try to start your day off […]

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