Eating Well
Looking for a snack that is simple and healthy? Trail mix is a perfect snack to eat on the go or at home. It does not require refrigeration, so it can be tucked away in your office desk drawer or jacket in a bag when you need a quick snack. Be careful though, some trail mix recipes may not be healthy. When making a homemade trail mix, you are in control of the ingredients. Follow these five strategies to make a healthier trail mix.
Using all of the unique food finds after a trip to the local farmers market can be a challenge. With a little planning, your fieldtrip to the farmers market can be a perfect way to introduce your family to new foods while learning where our food comes from - an experience all won't soon forget. Here are the six most important things to remember for bringing a piece of the farm back to your table.
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The Monticello Farmer's Market is off and running, and I would just like to remind everyone that, aside from the normal markets on Saturday mornings at 1210 N 6th St; beginning on May 29th the market will also be held on Tuesday evenings from 4 to 7 P.M. at Constitution Plaza next to the courthouse in downtown Monticello.
There is a major push by consumers recently to have access to fresh and local food and to know where that food is coming from. One of the best ways to participate in this movement here locally is by visiting the upcoming Monticello Farmer's Market. The Monticello Farmer's Market will be held on Saturday's from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm from May 19th to October 13th at 1210 N 6th Street in Monticello in the parking lot of Rugie's Dugout. It will also be held on Tuesday evenings from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm o
Last week, I wrote about hosting a potential Master Gardener program here in White County to gauge the interest level of such a program in the community. It is important to note that a Master Gardener class can benefit all experience levels of gardeners.
With the holiday season upon us, many consumers will be preparing food for family and friends. When you go to the grocery store and select food, how well do you really know your food labels? Are you a food label reader? Do you know the answers to these questions? (Answers are at the end of the article.)

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