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Blueberry Muffins

Blueberries are still in season in North Carolina! Get them while they’re locally grown, fresh, and low cost. Support local agriculture by visiting your county Farmers Market where your Supplemental Nutrition Program (SNAP) dollars may be double. No matter if you’re blueberries are fresh, frozen, canned, or dried they’re easy to include in your meals[…] Read More

Strawberry Muffins

Who doesn’t love strawberries? Strawberries are delicious no matter if they’re fresh, frozen, dried, or canned. North Carolina’s strawberry in-season timeline runs from May through mid-June. If you can’t get your hands on them while they’re at the lowest prices of the season, use your SNAP dollars to drive the cost down. Strawberries are one[…] Read More

Crunchy Kale Chips

It’s officially Fall and the holidays will be here soon. Holiday meal preparation begins now, at least the menu planning! Take advantage of in season fruits and vegetables in North Carolina to plan your meals. Don’t forget, if it’s in season the price will be much lower and utilize less of your SNAP benefits. Kale[…] Read More

Smashed Cucumber Salad

This is such a fresh and simple salad! The kids will love this after a hot day! Especially here in North Carolina, you can easily find fresh and crispy cucumbers using your SNAP dollars. And it’s fun to whack the cucumbers. Removing a few strips of peel from the cucumber makes it easier to smash—plus,[…] Read More

Homemade Applesauce

Plenty of us have purchased large bags of fruit just to let them rot. Why not explore new ideas so SNAP dollars don’t go to waste. Let’s talk specially about apples. Applesauce is a household classic that has been around for years. Instead of purchasing it at the store, homemade applesauce will put your fruit[…] Read More