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Spring, sprint and salivate for Michigan agriculture!

After a dreadful, long, painful winter, spring is finally here! In Michigan, that means farmers markets will start flooding their shelves with homegrown crops and Michigan just so happens to be one of the best places for diverse agriculture. We…

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The truth behind how antioxidants keep you healthy

Antioxidants are healthy, that much you probably know. But beyond that, how much do you really understand about how they work or where to find them? If you’re like most people, the answer is “not much.” According to a recent…

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Don’t just wear your greens this St. Patrick’s Day, eat them too!

Wearing green on St. Patrick’s Day is a tradition that started in the 17th century, when green ribbons and shamrocks were worn to celebrate Ireland’s patron saint. The tradition was popularized by Irish immigrants in the United States, who believed…

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Are you missing an opportunity to make more vegetables taste like French fries?

If vegetables tasted more like French fries, we would have a lot easier time getting our recommended number of servings in, right? One of my favorite ways to prepare vegetables is to roast them. Roasting helps to preserve nutritional value…

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Fresh produce verses canned and frozen

Finding fresh produce can be difficult in cold weather, which might have you wondering, how am I supposed to get my daily source of vitamins if I can’t find fresh produce in sub-zero temperatures? Even on the coldest days, there…

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To juice or not to juice

Let’s start with the basics.  Fruits and vegetables are all wonder foods due to the astronomical amount of benefits they provide.  The USDA reminds us that in addition to naturally being low in calories and high in fiber, they also…

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2013 Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable, and Farm Market Expo

Michigan is one of the most agriculturally diverse states in the country, second only to California in variety of crops. Michigan grows over 300 different commodities, and 98 percent of Michigan farms are family-owned. The industry produces over $90 billion…

Does your diet play a role in your arthritis pain?

As someone with arthritis, I’m no stranger to individuals wanting to give you advice, showing you the latest article they read, or telling you about their great-aunt’s best friend’s luck with a certain diet. All joking aside, there actually is…

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Home canning using natural fermentation can be simple way to preserve food

Fermentation is a chemical reaction. It occurs naturally in some foods such as fruit. It has been used to make wine for at least 8,000 years, make yogurt from milk for more than 5,000 years and leaven bread for over…

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