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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: 0
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…

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