Real Food

Learn how to find fresh, seasonal and sustainable foods. Plus, healthy real food recipes.

Plant-Based Proteins on the Rise, Plus DIY Beet Burger Recipe

By Lisa Kivirist

With the sizzling growth of meat alternatives like the Impossible Burger and Beyond Burger, carnivores are increasingly choosing plant-based protein options. As seen at the 2019 National Restaurant Association Show, this new take on vegetarianism provides alternatives to eat lower on the food chain without sacrificing flavor or coming up short on protein. Experiment in your farmstead kitchen with a Beet Burger recipe using your beets.


How to Compost at Home

By Susan Gast

A few years ago, I had the privilege of living on acreage. There was no excuse to not have a compost pile. And another reason for having a compost pile was the fact I was on a raw food diet which meant lots and lots of leftover orange and banana skins!


Let’s Have Some Fun with Our Food!

By Sue Van Slooten

Once in a while, you just have to have fun with your food. And the funny names we give things, like Unicorn Farts. Yes, you heard correctly.They are tasty, and pretty to look at too!


Chive Blossom Dip

By Corinne Gompf, Heritage Harvest Farm

Try this easy, seasonal chive-blossom dip.


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Prep Greens in Jars

By Ilene Freedman

Prep spring greens like spinach, lettuce and scallions so they are washed and chopped in the refrigerator, ready to go.


Dandelion Jelly Recipe

By Michael Perry and Shikoy Rayn

Turn those pesky weeds into beautiful and tasty jelly. Serve it on warm biscuits or save those nutrients for the winter.


Creative Ways to Use Dandelions

By Ashley Hetrick, Vermont Mango Plantation

Dandelions are edible flowers, and there are so many creative ways to use them.


Using Excess Asparagus

By Carole Coates

Does your asparagus grow faster than you can eat it? If so, count yourself lucky. Here are a couple of tips for using excess asparagus: freeze it for later or make asparagus soup.



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