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Gardening for Children

It’s never too early for children to start learning about agriculture. Use the summer months to show children where their fruits and vegetables come from. SNAP buys seeds and food producing plants! Whether you’re in a single-family home or an apartment, growing plants can be done in a yard, a small pot or a hanging[…] Read More

Blueberry – Banana Smoothie

Our weather calls for some refreshing beverage that is not only nutritious but makes the most of seasonal fruit! A smoothie is the perfect summertime breakfast: it’s cool and fruity, and you can put it in a jar or thermos when you head out the door for your daily walk, or instead, enjoy it in[…] Read More

Patriotic Fruit Salad

It’s still strawberry and blueberry season in North Carolina! There couldn’t be a better time to utilize your SNAP dollars for low cost in-season fruit. These brightly colored red and blue fruits will pair nicely with vanilla yogurt, whip cream, or cool whip. Give your children a healthy cool snack that the whole family can[…] Read More

Strawberry season is here!

The end of spring and beginning of summer is always my favorite time to buy fresh produce! Strawberry season is in full swing in North Carolina. You can find fresh strawberries in NC from April to mid-June. When produce is in season, that means you can often buy it for less than in the off-season.[…] Read More