Building Healthy Food Systems for a Healthy Future & the Importance of Community Food Systems in Feeding our Bodies and Nourishing our Wellbeing

Written by Anastasia Mathews, Nonprofit Management Intern After more than two years of a global pandemic many of us have been left feeling isolated and lonely. A report published in 2021 showed that 36% of Americans struggled with “serious loneliness.” (Weissbourd, Batanova, Lovison, Torres) This isolation can have a negative Read more…

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All About Beets!

Written by Maddy Hatch, Education & Curriculum Development Intern What are beets? Beetroots or beets are a common root vegetable packed with nutrients. Beets are often distinguished by their red/purple hue, though they also come in pink, yellow, and white varieties. Beets prefer cool temperatures and usually thrive when planted Read more…

The Humble Cabbage

Written by Connor Daugherty, Operations Intern Few people immediately think of cabbage when they hear the word “vegetable,” but 71 million tons of this leafy green (or red) vegetable is produced each year, making cabbage the 4th most grown vegetable around the world. Thus, many cultures feature heavy use of Read more…