Food/Nutrition News

Radiation and Food: Is There Cause for Concern?

By Caroline Homan, Food Education Coordinator
Since the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Japan and the subsequent nuclear fallout from the Fukushima nuclear power plant, there has been concern that radioactive substances could find their way into our food supply, causing food safety concerns.

Food Safety & Japan

The FDA has an Import Alert posted which tests 100% of products entering our country from the four prefectures in Japan affected by the devastating tsunami.

Red Hen’s Local Bread – at City Market and on Sale in April

By Randy George, Owner of Red Hen Baking Co.
Since the end of last summer, I’ve been talking a lot about the high quality wheat that was grown in Vermont last year. Well, not only is it great wheat but there is a whole lot of it. Gleason Grains and Nitty Gritty Grains (Aurora Farms) are faced with a problem that we only could have dreamed of a few years ago:  what to do with all of this great wheat.

Recipe Substitutions: Ramps, Chives, Scallions, Spring Onions, Garlic Scapes

By Caroline Homan, Food Education Coordinator
Nothing will quite jolt your taste buds from their winter slumber than that first bite of wild leek – ramps – in the spring.

To me, the experience is olfactory, as well: Whether you dig them up yourself in moist, woodsy areas or pick them up at City Market via a local forager, they have a pungent, garlicky aroma that wafts from them and speaks to their fresh, fleeting quality.