Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association

Let’s talk phytochemicals and rainbows

July 11th, 2014 | Filed under: Cooking, Health & Nutrition, News

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So, what exactly are phytochemicals, why are they so important to our diet, and how come they’re attracting quite a bit of scientific interest in the way of research and studies? Hmm, where do we begin? First off, phytochemicals are a very broad range of…

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World Cup

June 24th, 2014 | Filed under: Cooking, Health & Nutrition, News, Recipes

Well, it’s certainly been an entertaining and thrilling World Cup, and at this time of writing, we’re not even in the knockout round yet, and that’s certain to add intrigue, frayed nerves and possible euphoria for any soccer fan. It can’t possibly be a better…

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Always read your labels

June 17th, 2014 | Filed under: Health & Nutrition, News, Parents

Sometimes, you can walk down the aisles at your local grocery store and see people face down in the label of a soup can or a box of cereal. Other times, like in our case, you’ll see a person with their eye-glasses in one hand…

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Of fruits, vegetables and children

June 10th, 2014 | Filed under: Cooking, Health & Nutrition, Parents, Recipes

Well, it has arrived. Probably unbeknownst to many of us. June is National Fruit and Vegetable Month. It’s not just National Fruit Month or National Vegetable Month, no sir. Someone combined these two recognitions into one celebration that packs a pretty significant wallop. After all,…

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The secret to grilling potatoes

June 3rd, 2014 | Filed under: Cooking, Health & Nutrition, Recipes

Actually, there’s no secret at all, and that’s the beauty of grilling your favorite varieties of potatoes. In fact, all varieties do surprisingly well when grilled, and that’s why the kids love them. Unfortunately, we’re only able to grill potatoes for about six months a…

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Grilling and chilling is so fulfilling

May 27th, 2014 | Filed under: Community Outreach, Cooking, Health & Nutrition, Recipes

If you haven’t already, it’s time to breakout the grill from its hibernation, time to clean it up, shine it up and get things going. And those “things” are what your body needs – vegetables, and plenty of them. Here are some great tips and…

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Memorial Day weekend is fast approaching – let’s get prepared to prepare.

May 21st, 2014 | Filed under: Cooking, News, Recipes

Prepare the grill, prepare a picnic, prepare a feast, prepare a celebration.  Whatever you choose for your celebratory meal, on whichever day of the long weekend you choose to do it on, there are many ways to get a jump start on the preparation, if…

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Who’s hungry? Hungry Girl is.

May 13th, 2014 | Filed under: Cooking, Health & Nutrition, News, Recipes

Have you ever heard of Hungry Girl? If you haven’t, we’re going to tell you all about her. Hungry Girl is actually a person named Lisa Lillien who is a New York Times best selling author and the creator of the Hungry Girl brand. Her…

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