Have you ever wondered if there is anything that you can simply consume as part of your meals that will benefit your allergy symptoms?
Growing a garden can be very rewarding. Understanding how to properly prepare a garden is a very important part of growing safe produce.
Plants can bring to mind historical events or places and times past. The 2017 Franklin County Plant Sale will feature beautiful and unusual plants found in the Gass Garden celebrating the Lewis and Clarke Expedition. The wild cleome photo above is courtesy of the USDA Forest Service. The 2017 Plant Sale is May 20 from 9 am – 1 pm. There will be a number of beautiful and unusual historic plants available as well as our wide, reasonably priced perennials and greenhouse vegetables and flowers.
With a few small recipe adaptations, honey can be used to replace some or all sugar in your baked goods.
Besides being green in color, what do Swiss chard, Lima beans and spinach have in common? The answer is they are all vegetables that contain a high amount of potassium.
Did you know sleep is as important to our health as diet and exercise? Find out why sleep is so important and ways to improve sleep habits.
With National Nutrition Month ending, we don’t want to forget the challenge of this year’s theme “Putting your best fork forward.” One great way to do just that is to cook at home. Our busy lifestyles may present challenges, but a well-stocked pantry makes putting a quick, simple, and delicious meal together easy to do!
When we think of heart health, we think of reducing sodium, eating less saturated fats, and exercising more. But do we ever think of eating more fish? If not, consider adding this important food to your menu!
March is National Nutrition Month and this year the theme is “Put Your Best Fork Forward!”
Herbs and spices, in flavorful combinations both new and traditional, offer the chance to add a new twist to the dishes prepared in your kitchen.
During World War II resources were scarce and Victory Gardens played an important part in the war effort. Today’s war is a grass roots revolution from processed food.
Whether your goal is to save time or money, eat nutritious foods, or maintain a healthy weight, packing your lunch will aid you with each of these.
Many people today are not aware of how successful WWII Victory Gardens were in providing not only food but improving nutrition for civilians. Here’s a look at Pennsylvania’s Victory Gardens back then.
The first step can be the hardest one to take. Here are some tips and information on the Everybody Walk PA program to help get you motivated for exercise.
Perhaps you have been thinking about going Mediterranean, with all the recent support for the healthfulness of this way of eating. It's not so difficult as you may think - try some of these tips to get started!
Today suburban landscapes are becoming the lifelines for plants and animals that have lost their native habitat to development. Wildlife is forced to depend upon our human-dominated landscapes for their continued survival. Here's some guidelines for gardeners.
The fresh berries have diminished and the citrus fruits are starting to come into season. Citrus fruits include grapefruit, oranges, mandarin oranges, lemons, and limes. They are at their peak of availability during the winter season.
One Choose MyPlate message for consumers is to make half of your plate whole grains. Any food made from wheat, rice, oats, cornmeal, barley or another cereal grain is a grain product. Bread, pasta, oatmeal, breakfast cereals, tortillas, and grits are examples of grain products.
Are seed catalogs revving you up to start planting? You don't have to wait. Get a jump start with sowing seeds right now in winter!
Many cultures have customs and traditions centered on food. To celebrate health and well-being for the new year, beans and greens are symbolic menu items full of good taste and nutrition .