Shop Local: A Fresh Take on Healthy Spring Produce

Don’t get us wrong, after this long New England winter, we're definitely ready for longer days and warmer temps. But our favorite part of spring? The re-opening of local farmers markets that showcase all of the season’s juicy and crisp produce ripe for fresh, healthy meals. This guide will help you navigate your neighborhood market and showcase some new staples of your springtime menu. As an added bonus, these top choices are from a study done in 2014 that ranked the top 41 “powerhouse fruits ...

When and Why You Should Buy Organic

Despite the seasonal mood swings we’re seeing here in the Northeast, spring is fast approaching. With it, farmer’s markets will begin popping up again and stoking our cravings for fruits and vegetables. Since a plethora of freshness will soon be available, you may be wondering about conventional versus organic options. What does organic mean? Is it worth the extra cost? Here, we will break down what organic actually refers to, and which organic fruits and vegetables may be worth the extra cost. 

Is organic food worth the extra cost?

  Consumer concern over the safety of their food has grown exponentially during the past few years. The demand for organically grown food, which is often perceived as healthier and safer, is bigger than ever before, with many storefronts proudly proclaiming that they stock up on organic products. But do organic foods have as much of an impact on your health as they do on your wallet? Health experts and consumers have spent countless hours debating whether organic foods are more nutritious and ...

Is Juicing Healthy? Keep this in Mind When Deciding Between Juice and Whole Foods

Fruits and vegetables are rich in essential vitamins and minerals, beneficial plant compounds called polyphenols, fiber, and water. One way to eat your produce is juicing, or extracting the liquid from fruits and vegetables with a specially designed machine. Juicing can be a convenient way to increase daily servings of produce (like apples, spinach, and oranges). But does drinking juice really offer the same health benefits that you get from consuming the whole food?  
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