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The Produce Mom
There is a produce mom in all of us!
There is a produce mom in all of us!

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Like its cousins the onion and shallot, leeks are as delicious as they are nutritious. And since they are so versatile, you can prepare them many different ways and use them in many different dishes. Sadly, some people avoid leeks because they aren’t sure how to clean, cut and cook them. It’s really not hard though so do yourself a favor and stop avoiding this flavorful veggie!

#cooking #veggies #freshproduce

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Do you often hear the phrases “vegetables look funny,” “I am not eating anything green,” or “I hate vegetables!”? Kids are often turned away from veggies because of their taste, texture, or color. Here are 5 tricks to help your kids learn to love their veggies! 

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Hosting a party? Create a Fresh Fruit Waffle Bar for your guests!
The best part about a waffle bar is how impressive it looks without a lot of effort. Perfect for bridal showers, baby showers, or holiday brunches. Add some sprinkles and suddenly it’s festive enough for a child’s birthday party. Our new motto: Any party before 2pm calls for a waffle bar!

#partyfood #partyrecipes #freshproduce 

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What is the #ProduceChallenge?
Let’s start by saying what the #ProduceChallenge is not. It is NOT a restrictive diet or a rigid plan that only health nuts can follow. The #ProduceChallenge is simply a guide to seasonal produce that contains fun challenges, positive encouragement, tips, tricks, recipes, and facts that’ll help you and your family eat more fruits and veggies.

Who should take the Produce Challenge?
- People who want to eat more fruits and vegetables.
- People who are tired of eating the same few fruits and vegetables week after week.
- People who are looking for new and exciting way to cook & bake with fruits and vegetables.
- Parents who want strategies to get their children to eat more fruits and veggies.
- Parents who are looking for kid-friendly recipes.
- People who want to learn more about where their food comes from and how it’s grown.
- People who want produce tips, tricks, and fun facts.
- Basically, EVERYONE!

Join the Produce Challenge here -->

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Start your day with one of these tasty toast ideas!

#breakfast #recipe 

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Breakfast Toast Combinations
These breakfast toast ideas are perfect for busy moms! They're delicious, easy to make, and will give you the energy you need to make it through all your morning tasks without crashing.

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If You Like This… Try That! New Fruits and Veggies to Enjoy
Tired of eating the same things all the time? The produce department offers some of the best variety in the entire grocery store! Take advantage of this variety and try something new. This guide shows you other fruits and veggies you’ll like based on what you already eat and enjoy.

#food #healthyeating #fruitsandveggies 

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Start 2017 on the right track by joining the #ProduceChallenge. It's as easy as eating a different fruit or veggie every day. Now that's one resolution you'll be able to keep all year long!

#health #food #recipes 

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Ag in the Classroom: how to teach academic standards while promoting fresh produce in the classroom

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Who's ready for a new month of fun challenges, positive encouragement, tips, tricks, recipes, & facts that'll help you eat more fruits & veggies? Join the June ‪#‎ProduceChallenge‬!

This month's calendar was created with help from the talented students in Julie Cates' 6th Grade Class at Linwood Elementary, Visalia Unified School District.
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