Archive for September, 2013

Canning & Preserving 101: You Can Do It

Curious about canning but slightly scared you’re going to do something wrong? Worry not! I’m a canning expert and the author of Food in Jars: Preserving in Small Batches Year Round, so I’m here to help. As long as you stick with recipes from trusted sources, like those at the Kitchen, and follow a few simple steps, you can easily preserve summer’s bounty and can your own jams, jellies, and pickled veggies.  Fruit-based preserves are some of the most popular, but homemade pickles are incredibly easy to do as well (and are far more cost-effective than the store-bought ones). Check out this how-to for 10 tips and tricks that will have you canning in no time! Find fresh fruits and veggies perfect for […]

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Good Food Delivery Coloring Contest

Color your own delivery van for a chance to win $10 in Door to Door Organics credit! Post your pic on our Facebook page, and our in-house coloring judges will choose the winners on 10/8/13.  Download the coloring page by right-clicking “save image as.” Then just print it out. Official rules: http://bit.ly/TRI_q3_coloring

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Delivering Good Food From Amish Farms to You

When Casey Spacht is not shredding half pipes with his crew in his rented warehouse space, he’s visiting farmers, tilling fields, and running the daily operations of Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative (LFFC), a non-profit organization in Leola, Pennsylvania. LFFC works with roughly 80 small Amish family farms to connect them with families looking for fresh Good Food in the Tri-State area. When Casey started the co-op in 2008, he had no previous farming experience. “Just a passion for local, sustainable foods and building healthy communities,” he says. “My vision was to help local, organic farmers that needed outlets for their food.” Before co-founding LFFC, Casey co-founded a non-profit community housing project as well as an animal rescue center. LFFC’s farmers grow […]

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Out-of-the-Box Back-to-School Lunch Ideas

Back-to-school means back to hectic schedules for you and your kids. Between working long hours and shuttling kiddos to school and various activities, when are you supposed to find the time to pack healthy lunches? Relying on highly processed foods or the school’s lunch may save time but it can impact your child’s ability to focus in class. Did you know that processed foods have been linked to attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)? A recent study reports reduced ADHD symptoms in 78% of kids who cut out chemical-laden foods, so stick to whole foods and your child’s focus and hyperactivity issues may improve. Chef Chris offers these quick ideas and time-saving tips that will make lunchtime fun again for […]

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Enjoy the End of Summer Tomato-palooza!

The kids may be back at school, but don’t say so long to summer just yet. Savor the abundance of the season’s juiciest, tastiest heirloom tomatoes ripened in the late-summer sun. Eat ’em like an apple or slice ‘em up for a quick Caprese Salad or to transform any sandwich. With heirloom cherry tomatoes, pop ’em straight in your mouth, like juicy vitamin C-packed candy. If you have any left, add these bitty bursts to salads or sauté with garlic and olive oil to toss with pasta. As reminder to enjoy every day of summer before it leaves us in a few weeks, download the September 2013 Good Food Calendar featuring Tomato-palooza to your desktop. Just click on the ideal […]

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