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Going Back to School with Grapes

Going Back to School with Grapes

Grapes are a super convenient, nutritious, and affordable food. But don’t just eat them straight off the vine! Earlier today on Indy Style, I showed some breakfast, lunch, and snack recipes that feature seedless black, green, and red grapes! Read more →

2017 National School Lunch Week (NSLW) Training Guide

Countdown to National School Lunch Week 2017  Conference Call Wednesday August 23, 2017 1:30pm – 2:30pmET AGENDA 1:30PM – 1:40PM Welcome from Lori Taylor, Founder and CEO of The Produce Mom Role Call National School Lunch Week 2017: share dates of events planned 1:40PM – 1:45PM Review and Recap of Expectations for NSLW Checklist Photo Release Reminder 1:45PM – 2:00PM Explain Find Your Favorite Hero Submission (view example here) Review Resources Share ideas and Answer Questions 2:00PM – 2:10PM Office Hours hosted by Lori Taylor, CEO of The Produce Mom, to offer one-on-one support with NSLW2017 Marketing Plans email [email protected] to schedule​​   2:10PM –... Read more →

Sweet Spud Love

Ask The Produce Expert: Sweet Potatoes

Today’s Expert: Wada Farms Welcome to the 18th edition of our featured series, titled “Ask the Produce Expert.”  In this series, we feature an expert in the agriculture world and ask them industry-related questions.  If you have a question that you want answered by an industry expert – it’s as easy as tweeting us or posting your question on The Produce Mom Facebook page!  The Produce Mom Family of Partners is here to answer your questions! About Wada Farms: Wada Farms has a 70+ year history of pride, excellence and respect – and a passion for providing things of intrinsic value to our customers... Read more →

March 2017 Produce Challenge Calendar

March 2017 Produce Challenge Calendar

Happy March! A new month means a new #ProduceChallenge. On this month's Challenge Calendar, you'll find lots of seasonal fruits and veggies to enjoy each day. We'll celebrate St. Patrick's Day with rainbows of flavor and our favorite green fruits and veggies. Join the March Produce Challenge to get recipes, tips, and tutorials delivered straight to your inbox. Read more →

Easy Valentine’s Day Dinner

Skip the Valentine’s Day dinner reservation at a fancy restaurant. Earlier today on Indy Style, I showed you how to impress your valentine with a romantic meal at home. From appetizers to dessert, I used beautiful Pink Lady apples to bring some love to your table for an easy Valentine's Day dinner! Read more →

February 2017 Produce Challenge Calendar

February 2017 Produce Challenge Calendar

Happy February! A new month means a new #ProduceChallenge. On this month's Challenge Calendar, you'll find lots of seasonal fruits and veggies to LOVE. Some are familiar favorites while others might be new additions to your diet. Be sure to subscribe to the Produce Challenge to receive weekly recipes, shopping lists, selection and preparation tips, and more — delivered straight to your inbox! Read more →

Breakfast Toast Ideas

10 Tasty Toast Ideas

We went on a quest to come up with breakfast toast combinations that are delicious, easy to make, and stick with you throughout the morning. We created 10 tasty toast ideas that are power-packed, meaning they'll give you the energy you need to make it through all your morning tasks. Read more →

January 2017 Produce Challenge Calendar

January 2017 Produce Challenge Calendar

A new month is here and that means a new #ProduceChallenge! Are you up to the challenge? Who should take the #ProduceChallenge? People who want to eat more fruits and vegetables. People who are tired of eating the same few fruits and vegetables week after week. People who are looking for new and exciting way to cook & bake with fruits and vegetables. Parents who want strategies to get their children to eat more fruits and veggies. Parents who are looking for kid-friendly recipes. People who want to learn more about where their food comes from and how it’s grown.... Read more →

7 Healthy Snacks for Santa and His Reindeer from The Produce Mom

7 Healthy Snacks for Santa and His Reindeer – Produce Mom Picks

We all know that Santa loves sweets. But I have it on good authority that Santa also enjoys eating healthy snacks, including fresh produce! Help Santa re-energize during his busy night of delivering presents by making some of these healthy snacks for Santa and his reindeer. He’s sure to thank you for giving him some healthy snack options! Read more →

Ask The Produce Expert: Grapes from California

Today’s Expert: The California Table Grape Commission Welcome to the 17th edition of our featured series, titled “Ask the Produce Expert.”  In this series, we feature an expert in the agriculture world and ask them industry-related questions.  If you have a question that you want answered by an industry expert – it’s as easy as tweeting us or posting your question on The Produce Mom Facebook page!  The Produce Mom Family of Partners is here to answer your questions! California Table Grape Commission: Growing grapes in California is a family tradition, with know-how passed generation to generation.  Today, California produces 99%... Read more →

6 Holiday Fruit and Veggie Trays from The Produce Mom

6 Holiday Fruit and Veggie Trays – Produce Mom Picks

If you’re asked to bring a fruit or veggie tray to your next holiday party, don’t fret! You don’t have to bring a plain, boring veggie platter. Get creative and make one of these 6 holiday and fruit veggie trays! Read more →

7 Fruit Cake Recipes from The Produce Mom

7 Fruit Cake Recipes – Produce Mom Picks

December is National Fruitcake Month. Even the season’s most reviled dessert has its own recognition month. Instead of traditional fruitcake, consider serving your holiday guests cakes made with fruit. They’re much tastier, in my opinion! So check out these seven fruit cake recipes and find one or two to make for your next holiday party! Read more →

December 2016 Produce Challenge Calendar

December 2016 Produce Challenge Calendar

A new month is here and that means a new #ProduceChallenge! Are you up to the challenge?  Who should take the #ProduceChallenge? People who want to eat more fruits and vegetables. People who are tired of eating the same few fruits and vegetables week after week. People who are looking for new and exciting way to cook & bake with fruits and vegetables. Parents who want strategies to get their children to eat more fruits and veggies. Parents who are looking for kid-friendly recipes. People who want to learn more about where their food comes from and how it’s grown. People who are interested... Read more →

$10 in the Produce Department at Kroger: Part 3

We completed part three of our $10 Produce Challenge series with our partners at Kroger. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for Produce Challenge #4 happening on Tuesday, 11/22/16. Welcome to the 3d edition of the 3rd $10 Produce Challenge! This series will focus on two things: 1) Fresh Produce is affordable 2) The Kroger Ad exposes you to great value, great variety, as well as seasonal fruits and vegetables. As the Founder and Owner of The Produce Mom, I’m always receiving feedback and commentary from our readers, social media followers and my personal friends that relates to fresh produce. Hands down,... Read more →

16 Thanksgiving Side Dishes – Produce Mom Picks

It’s almost Thanksgiving, the one day a year we can indulge in foods full of calories with little to no guilt. If you’re still working on your menu for Thursday, consider these 16 Thanksgiving side dishes. I’m sure you’ll find a few that your family will love! Read more →

Colorful Veggie Appetizers and Sides for Thanksgiving from The Produce Mom

Colorful Veggie Appetizers and Sides for Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving! Earlier today on Indy Style, I demonstrated several Thanksgiving recipes that featured colorful flowering kale called Salad Savoy. Kale isn’t just for salads and garnishes! You can use it in many savory appetizers and side dishes that are perfect for Thanksgiving. Read more →

Valentine’s Day Veggie Tray

Your family & friends will fall in love with this Valentine’s Day Veggie Tray! One of the best parts about creating this party tray is being able to exchange any of the vegetables for your favorite picks! Choose cucumbers instead of green bell pepper or carrots instead of yellow bell pepper. If you desire, this tray can even be made with your favorite fruit picks – the possibilities are endless!   Read more →

American Veggie Cup

This may not be your typical party tray, but it is a fantastic way to serve veggies & dip at your Memorial Day, 4th of July, or Labor Day get-to-together. While the star & American flag toothpicks are optional, they should do make the serving cups look cute! All you have to do is drop a scoop of vegetable dip in the bottom of the cup, add your favorite sliced veggies on top & serve – easy as 1,2,3! Read more →

Easter Bunny Fruit Tray

Still looking for the perfect dish to make for your family gathering? Whether you are hosting or attending Easter lunch, this fruit tray is the answer to your problem! Even better, this recipe is quick & easy. It will probably take you longer to gather the ingredients than it will to build the actual bunny! Plus, you’ll look like a professional 🙂 Read more →