The tart cherry boys who are changing your diet

A few weeks ago at Babson Food Day, I had the privilege of participating in the quick-serivce incubator for food entrepreneurs. Alfred Schofield, one of the entrepreneurs, presented Vital Fit Nutrition, a company that makes plant-based supplements. They launched with a tart cherry product that is an all-natural anti-inflammatory and antioxidant, and then they created a…

Sea-to-KITCHEN: A Seafood Feast with Red’s Best

Red’s Best and The Trustees celebrated National Seafood Month on Friday by cooking a completely seasonal and locally-caught seafood dinner in The KITCHEN at the Boston Public Market. “It takes a community to feed a community,” said Valerie Rosenberg, Director of Retail and Marketing at Red’s. They only buy from local, community-based boats, supporting the fishermen in…

Fall Festivals, PYO and other activities across New England

It’s October! That means apple picking, pumpkin carving and hayrides. It also means pumpkin regattas, a wife-carrying championship, traditional Oktoberfest Biergartens, and garlic ice cream.  We put together a list of places all around New England with the best fall fun and unique perks! This is a list of events and activities, pick-your-own (PYO) and…

The Imminent Extinction of the Honey Bee

Honey bees are essential to the continuation of our diverse diets and physical welfare. According to the USDA, over one-third of the human diet, including fruits, legumes, and vegetables, come from insect-pollination, and of those foods approximately 80% is accomplished by honey bees alone. In addition, certain foods such as almonds can only be pollinated…

perfectly free, perfect for summer

As soon as the doors opened to the Yawkey Auditorium at WGBH, dozens of Edible Science attendees flocked to the tables inside and lined up for their free samples. At the Edible Science event, speakers talked about the science behind food, and encouraged Bostonians to discover the new food and beverage companies all around them…

A Sweet Potato Quesadilla and Nola’s Salsa Fresca for Cinco de Mayo

“I just want to sit and learn with someone’s grandma,” says Sherie Grillon, chef and founder of Nola’s Fresh Foods, a salsa company based in Boston. “Culinary school never interested me.” Sherie grew up in a half Italian, all Southern family in New Orleans where she was always surrounded by food and family, cooking pasta…

Baking Homemade Bread from Scratch

In the early 1900s, most packaged bread being sold was white bread, nutrition-less and high in sugar. White bread was made with bleached flour, which got rid of mold and fungus and gave it a more desirable look, but the bleaching process stripped away nutrients. During WWII when food was being rationed, getting proper nutrition was difficult,…

Seeds

This time of year kids are starting seedlings in egg cartons and farmers are planning out their harvests. It used to be that all farmers saved seeds, but now most people buy seeds from seed catalogues. To the home gardener, a seed catalogue was probably how you started your garden unless you had family who farmed…