TOMATOES!!! The Fruit That Acts Like A Vegie

Tomatoes are loaded with many health properties, every home should always have them in there kitchen or pantry. Tomatoes are naturally low in sodium, saturated fat, cholesterol, and calories. One medium tomato, about 4 oz, provides 22 calories, 0g of fat, 5g of carbohydrate (including 1g of fiber and 3g of sugar) and 1g of protein. Tomatoes are a rich […]

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Fresh and Local

  Ramps! Foraged in Washington County by Hazelwood Resident Josh. They are $1.50 a bunch. Since this is a foraged item, supplies are limited. Yarnick’s hydroponic vine tomatoes 4 for $2.50 You’ll want to grab a couple pints of strawberries (we have those too!) and make the best fruit pie ever with these home grown (right here in Pittsburgh, PA!) […]

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“We can’t wait around for other people to solve our food problems!”

reprinted from  The Homepage What About Food:  February, 2015 By Dianne Shenk This statement was made by one of the young people who helped research and make the film Not Finished Yet, which was a collaborative Center of Life and Carnegie Mellon University project completed in October.  Early in the film, several adults spoke about how Hazelwood has declined over […]

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What about food in Hazelwood?

What about food in Hazelwood?  One very unique food opportunity in Hazelwood is the Fishes and Loaves Buying Club, which has now been in operation for over a year, having opened in early June, 2011.  The mission of the Buying Club is to “bring fresh, healthy food into Hazelwood at reasonable prices”.  So has the Club accomplished this goal in […]

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Urban Farming , More than Food.

Urban farming is booming, but what does it really yield? City-based agriculture produces 15 to 20 percent of food globally. In the U.S., its benefits go far beyond nutrition. April 27, 2015 —  Editor’s note: This story was produced in col Urban farming is booming, but what does it really yield? City-based agriculture produces 15 to 20 percent of food […]

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Tomatillo & Strawberry Salsa

8-10 Tomatillos chopped 1 pint Strawberrys quartered tops removed 1 med. Vidalia onion chopped 1 Tablespoon fresh Cilantro minced 1 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar 1 1/2 tsp Agave Nectar Juice from 1 whole Lime Directions 1) Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and mix together 2) Cover bowl and place in the fridge for at least 1 hour ~Enjoy~

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About Dianne

Dianne spent her first 16 years living in the vibrant East Africa countries of Tanzania and Kenya, before coming to the United States to finish high school and get a college degree in Sociology. She then spent 20 years raising a family, during which she grew some of their food in backyard gardens, learned to can and freeze produce purchased […]

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What About Food:  Oct. 2013

  By Dianne Shenk   While working at the East End Food Cooperative, much of my time is spent out on the grocery store floor restocking fresh fruits and vegetables while the store is open.  Meeting and talking to customers while I’m working is a large part of my job, and I enjoy these interactions.   I love when little […]

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