Weekly Seasonal Recipe: Potatoes

POTATOES It’s time for planting potatoes at HealthBarn USA!  Here in the tri-state area, lots of varieties are grown, from long and skinny fingerlings to Adirondack Blues.  And as long as you’re not turning them into French fries, potatoes offer tons of nutritional value, differing slightly depending on the variety.  One medium baked potato, with [...]

2017-05-08T22:01:42-04:00June 10th, 2013|Weekly Seasonal Recipe|

DIY Kid Activities: Pea Teepees

Peas are a great veggie to grow with children.  They grow quickly, don’t need much attention, and love to crawl as they grow which is fun to watch.  These teepees are super easy to make and are a very simple way to introduce the concept of trellising both outdoors or in large containers.  Time: 10 [...]

2013-06-05T08:00:09-04:00June 5th, 2013|DIY Kid Activities|

DIY Kid Activities: Hairy Caterpillar

Kids love bugs—so what better way to introduce them to gardening than with their very own silly hairy caterpillar?!  These caterpillars are easy to make, very cute, and super cool when they start to grow grassy hair in just a few short weeks! A “hairy” caterpillar for your garden! (spoonful.com) Time: 30 minutes, [...]

2017-05-08T22:06:21-04:00May 29th, 2013|DIY Kid Activities|

Weekly Seasonal Recipe: Blueberries

BLUEBERRIES Blueberries are a superfood! (joybauer.com) Can you tell we’re eager for berry season here at HealthBarn USA?!  Last week, raspberries, and this week we have blueberries on our mind!  Blueberries are versatile fruit: great for fruit salads, grain salads, smoothies, and baked goods!  But did you know that this delicious little fruit [...]

2017-05-08T22:07:34-04:00May 27th, 2013|Weekly Seasonal Recipe|

DIY Kid Activities: Stepping Stones

A homemade stepping stone for a personalized garden! (www.newsletter.schoolbox.com) Add a personalized touch to your garden with these great, crafty stepping stones!  All you need is some quick drying cement—which is easier to work with than it may sound—and some objects from nature.  Kids at the Barn love adding their handprints to their [...]

2017-05-08T22:16:09-04:00May 8th, 2013|DIY Kid Activities|

How-to Start an Organic Veggie Garden!

It's Sunny and Warm... It's Garden Time!  At HealthBarn USA we are all about sharing important information about living a healthy-lifestyle, so you too can bring these exciting concepts home to your family!  I've been teaching the Organic Veggie 101 Workshop at the Barn to many first time gardeners and I'm excited to report that [...]

2017-05-08T22:17:25-04:00May 6th, 2013|Current Happenings|

Weekly Seasonal Recipe: Sorrel

SORREL Sorrel is not well known, but we think it should be!  It’s one of the great spring greens that we look forward to all winter!  The leaves are oblong, arrow-shaped, and green.  Sorrel has a sour, lemony flavor that makes kids and grown-ups go wild, and which makes it an exciting addition to dishes.  [...]

2017-05-08T22:22:49-04:00April 22nd, 2013|Weekly Seasonal Recipe|
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