Cent$ible Nutrition News Helping Families Eat Better for Less
Farmers’ Markets Summer is just around the corner and that means farmers’ market season is about to begin. Farmers’ markets are a great way to get outside, introduce your kids to new foods, meet new people, and best of all, find fresh, locally-grown produce. To make the most out of your farmers’ market experience this summer, keep these tips in mind. Before the market • Find out what produce is in season and if possible, what produce will be at the market the coming week. • Make a list of the produce you need and can use in 5-7 days. • Bring a reusable bag with you to the market. At the market • Walk around the market before buying anything to see what is available and to compare prices between vendors. • Ask the market manager if SNAP benefits are accepted and if there is an incentives program. • Ask vendors about their produce and ways to prepare it. • Look for recipe ideas, samples, and nutrition and food safety information.
Volume 20 • Number 5
Grilled Fruit Ingredients
• Fresh fruit (pineapple, peaches, plums, pears, etc.) • 1 Tablespoon lime, lemon, or orange juice • 2 Tablespoons honey • ½ Tablespoon cinnamon
1. Wash hands in warm, soapy water. 2. Preheat grill or broiler. 3. Peel pineapple if using. Slice fruit into ½-inch thick slices. 4. Mix together juice, honey, and cinnamon in a small bowl to make glaze. 5. Spread glaze on each side of the fruit. 6. Grill or broil 4-5 inches from the heat for 5-10 minutes, turning once, until heated through and tender. Makes 8 servings.
After the market • Use fresh produce in 5-7 days and store it properly to make it last. • Wash produce before using. You can find out more about in-season produce, storage guidelines, food safety information, and nutrition information by contacting your local CNP educator. Your CNP educator may even be at the farmers’ market with samples and recipes. Look for the red tent!
From the Cent$ible Nutrition Cookbook, pg. 146
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This material was funded by USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – SNAP, and the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program – EFNEP. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provides nutrition assistance to people with low income. It can help you buy nutritious foods for a better diet. To find out more, contact 1-877-219-4646.