seasonal produce

It’s Farm to School Month!

October 08, 2019
October is National Farm to School Month! This month celebrates the connections between children and local foods and farms and highlights the schools, local farms, and communities that work together to serve fresh, locally-grown ingredients in school cafeterias.

All about Root Vegetables!

September 04, 2019
Fall is the season for root vegetables! Visit the CNS blog to learn more about the different types of these delicious vegetables and how to prepare them.

Stone Fruits are in Season!

August 14, 2019
Nothing screams summer more than the sweet, juicy flavors of stone fruits! The term “stone fruit” refers to fruits that contain a hard inner pit or seed, which resembles a stone. From peaches and nectarines to plums, cherries, and apricots, there is an assortment of stone fruits available.

Add Summer Squash to Your Meal!

July 17, 2019
Summer squash is in season! Find it at your local grocery store or farmers market to bring a pop of color and crunch to your meals. This versatile vegetable can be prepared in a variety of ways and added to several dishes you already make!

Refresh Yourself with Summer Fruit

July 04, 2019
Hot, summer days are the perfect time to take advantage of some of your favorite seasonal fruits! From watermelon and cantaloupe to an assortment of summer berries, fruits are a nutritional, sweet treat that the whole family can enjoy.

Enjoy a Picnic this Summer

June 12, 2019
Summer is here! The days are longer and the temperature is rising! One way to soak in the summer fun is with a family picnic at your local park or even in your backyard.

Happy National Fruit and Vegetable Month!

June 05, 2019
June is here, and we are celebrating National Fruit and Vegetable Month! Fruits and vegetables are a key part to an overall healthy eating pattern. They’re delicious, versatile, convenient, and fun to eat! With so many kinds to choose from, it’s easy to find new ways to enjoy fruits and vegetables all season long!

Swing into Spring with Fruits and Vegetables

May 22, 2019
Springtime is in full effect! The warm weather brings an abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables to your local grocery store, farmers market, and garden. Spring into the season with a variety of new fruits and vegetables!

Healthy Grilling Alternatives

May 13, 2019
Warm weather is upon us. One perfect way to enjoy the summer and outdoors is to have a fun-filled barbecue! The distinct barbecue flavor, diverse assortments of meats, vegetables, and marinades to choose from, and company of everyone together are what makes barbecues so memorable and special!