Spring into Gardening this Season!

Eager hands await more sorrel! Spring is in the Air, It's Garden Time -- FINALLY!  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!  This month we are all about planting HealthBarn USA's organic vegetable garden [...]

2017-05-08T14:14:04-04:00April 15th, 2014|Current Happenings|

Weekly Seasonal Recipe: Garlic Scapes

GARLIC SCAPES Curly-q scapes at the market. Garlic scapes are one of those wonderful foods that somehow many people don’t know about at all!  They’re sort of a happy side effect of growing garlic.  Garlic plants have long, skinny leaves that shoot out above ground, as well as thick, curling stems called scapes. [...]

2017-05-08T21:55:22-04:00June 24th, 2013|Weekly Seasonal Recipe|

Weekly Seasonal Recipe: Strawberries

STRAWBERRIES It’s time to harvest strawberries! Strawberries are the most popular fruit among  kids!  They’re way better than candy when they’re fresh and in season, as they are right now.  Sweet, juicy, and super nutritious: what more could you ask for?  One cup of halved strawberries is an excellent source of vitamin C [...]

2017-05-08T21:57:17-04:00June 17th, 2013|Weekly Seasonal Recipe|

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|

Weekly Seasonal Recipe: Green Bush Beans

GREEN BUSH BEANS Green beans are fun to eat because they’re so munchable!  At HealthBarn USA, kids love plucking a fresh green bean off the plant delicately and nibbling on it right in our organic garden.  They’re super sweet and crisp!  And better yet, they’re oh-so-healthy!  One cup of raw green beans is an excellent [...]

2017-05-08T22:04:41-04:00June 3rd, 2013|Weekly Seasonal Recipe|

Weekly Seasonal Recipe: Fiddlehead Ferns

FIDDLEHEAD FERNS Fresh fiddlehead ferns, all curled up! (photo from wikipedia.org) Spring is full of great surprises and some unusual veggies.  Last week was all about ramps (hope you found some!), and this week, it’s time to talk about fiddlehead ferns.  These little green veggies are pretty funny-looking, but are packed with nutrition.  [...]

2017-05-08T22:18:10-04:00May 6th, 2013|Weekly Seasonal Recipe|

Weekly Seasonal Recipe: Ramps

RAMPS Ramps look a little like leafy scallions and taste like garlic and onions (www.organicgardening.com) I’m betting that a majority of you have never eaten, or maybe even seen, a ramp.  But ramps are one of spring’s treasures!  Ramps are a type of wild leek, which look like a scallion with wider leaves [...]

2017-05-08T22:19:47-04:00April 29th, 2013|Weekly Seasonal Recipe|

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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