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Thanksgiving Real Food Recipe: Curried Butternut Squash Soup

Nothing goes better together better than warm soup on a chilly day. Add this to your thanksgiving menu to keep your guests warm and satisfied. Ingredients  1 tablespoon of oil 6 cups chopped butternut squash 2 medium shallots thinly sliced 2 garlic cloves thinly sliced 1.5 tbsp curry powder 1/4 tsp cinnamon 1 can of […]


Thanksgiving Real Food Recipe: Roasted Beet Salad

Just a few of the things we’re thankful for this year: 1. Real Food 2. Delicious and Nutritious Recipes Add this amazing salad to your Thanksgiving feast!  Ingredients  1 lb of beets (leaves removed) 1 teaspoon of red wine vinegar 1-2 teaspoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil Salt to taste Toast & goat cheese (optional) […]


Thanksgiving Real Food Recipe: Nutty Brussels Sprouts

Brussel sprouts can sometimes be a hit or miss depending on your guests. However, we’re willing to bet that this recipe will even satisfy the most picky members of your crew. Ingredients  1 pound of brussel sprouts 1 tablespoon of olive oil (for roasting) 2 strips of bacon and 1 tablespoon olive oil (for sautéing) […]


Giving Thanks to our Partners

As we approach the end of this year and most schools have finished their fall harvests, we wanted to take a moment to thank several of our key partners who have helped us provide excellent materials for the schools we work with! Johnny’s Selected Seeds is an employee owned seed company dedicated to helping families, […]


Ask a Farmer – Preserving Harvests

Dear Farmer Tim, we just finished up our growing season, and I am wondering how people used to eat vegetables throughout the winter? What are the best ways for me to preserve my garden harvests through the winter? Thanks, Summer Preserves _______________________      Great question Summer,      Some crops will spoil if they’re not preserved, and others will actually […]