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How I Get My Dairy Meal Prep On!

Thursday, October 12th, 2017  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Farm-to-Table, Food Facts, Recipes, Tips  /  Comments: more
Photo by Gail Watson Photography By Toby Amidor, MS, RD The post was sponsored by National Dairy Council. All thoughts are my own. I’m so thrilled that my latest cookbook The Healthy Meal Prep Cookbook is a bestseller on Amazon! Throughout my cookbook, I discuss how to plan and prepare well-balanced, healthy meals a week at a time. As many folks don’t get the recommended 3 servings of dairy per day, it’s important…

A Look At How Fruits and Vegetables Are Harvested

Friday, September 8th, 2017  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Farm-to-Table, Food Facts  /  Comments: 0
  This post and the farm tour were sponsored by Markon and The Alliance for Food and Farming. However, my opinions are entirely my own. With the popularity of farm-to-table, I wanted to get a ringside view of how food is grown, picked, and shipped to your market. I make it a point to take time from my busy work schedule to go on farm tours, so when The Alliance for Food and Farming invited me to see numerous fruit and vegetable…

What Do Farmers Do All Winter?

Thursday, April 13th, 2017  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Farm-to-Table  /  Comments: 1
By Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN. Originally published by US News & World Report Wouldn’t it be nice to take an entire season off work? Perhaps, but don’t expect farmers to be the ones to tell you what that’s like. Whether or not their crops are in peak season, farmers work tirelessly throughout the year to ensure you’re getting the highest quality food possible. I know because, as a registered…

What Is Certified Transitional Farming?

Monday, September 19th, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Farm-to-Table, Food Facts  /  Comments: more
By Valentine Reed-Johnson, RD, CDN, Contributing Blogger Farms around the country are on the fence about becoming certified organic farms. The process to switch from conventional farming to organic farming can be quite the hassle. This may be why only about 15,000—around 1% of the 2 million US farms–are certified organic. The good news is there’s a new process called Certified Transitional Farming…

What’s the Difference Between Pasture-Raised and Free-Range Eggs?

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Farm-to-Table, Food Facts, Food Safety, Hot Topics  /  Comments: 1
Packing pasture-raised eggs By Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN. Originally published by US News & World Report When it comes to eggs, market shelves are filled with terms like “cage-free” and “free-range.” But the term “pasture-raised” is relatively new and many health professionals – not to mention, consumers – confuse the term with others. Even more confusing is the fact…

8 Reasons To Eat 8 Strawberries A Day

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Farm-to-Table, Food Facts  /  Comments: more
    By Toby Amidor, MS, RD This post was sponsored by the California Strawberry Commission, whom I work with as a spokesperson and who paid for my trip to Monterey, California. There’s nothing more gorgeous than the strawberry fields of California. This year was my third time, and even more beautiful than I remember. I was honored to be invited by the California Strawberry Commission to discuss the health…

Farm-To-Table: What Does It All Mean?

Thursday, September 24th, 2015  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Farm-to-Table  /  Comments: 0

By Joni Garcia MS, RD, Contributing Blogger You’ve likely heard of one of the latest food trends – farm to table.  I know anytime I see this term on a menu or an article talking about it, I’m instantly drawn to it.  Using this principle in your diet can do wonders, but it’s not necessarily a no-fail approach to eating healthy. What is Farm to Table?
The farm-to-table movement started a few years ago and is still going…

12 Reasons to Love California Strawberries

Monday, July 13th, 2015  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Farm-to-Table, Food Facts  /  Comments: 0
This post was sponsored by the California Strawberry Commission, whom I work with as a spokesperson. You often here the term “farm-to-table” but not many folks have actually visited a farm or understand the flow-of-food from the farm to their table. I firmly believe that if I am going to discuss and write about healthy food, then I should follow the farm-to-fork trail. I have been lucky enough to visit California…

How To Start Eating Clean

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Farm-to-Table, Healthy Eating  /  Comments: more
  By Alicia Slusarek, guest blogger The best compliment to the spring and summer bounty is clean eating. As you head to the farmers’ markets, enjoy your favorite whole foods and ditch the processed stuff. What is Clean Eating?
Eating clean isn’t a diet, it’s a lifestyle. It’s all about choosing wholesome foods over processed options. This sounds simple, but might require some lifestyle changes for those…

5 Farmer’s Market Picks

Monday, August 18th, 2014  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Farm-to-Table, Food Facts, Healthy Eating  /  Comments: 1
By Stephanie Perruzza MS, RD, Contributing Blogger When summer hits one of my favorite Saturday morning activities is heading to my local farmer’s market. I love tasting, dipping and sipping items at every tent in hopes of finding something new. Eating locally and seasonally is good for you and the environment because these fresh, wholesome ingredients haven’t traveled far distances to reach you. Market

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