• Mar 14 2017

    Produce of the Month: Onions

    Learn about the health benefits of onions. Read about storage and cooking tips. And try some healthy (and delicious) onion recipes. In southwestern Pennsylvania onions are picked from May to October. Some onions can be stored over the winter. That’s why we can find onions at the market during every season. Onions come in many...Read More

  • Feb 10 2017

    Produce of the Month: Celery

    Grow your celery knowledge! Learn about the health benefits of celery. Read about cooking and storage tips. And try some healthy celery recipes.  What makes a vegetable, a vegetable? Vegetables are the parts of plants that we eat. Leaves, stems, roots, tubers, seeds, and flowers are all vegetables. There are also some vegetables called ‘fruit-vegetables.’...Read More

  • Jan 18 2017

    Produce of the Month: Turnips

    Look below for more information about turnips including: health benefits, general cooking tips, and recipes that call for root vegetables like turnips. Turnips aren’t blessed with the vibrant crimson flesh of the beet root or the slightly sweet flavor of the rutabaga, but give this humble root a shot in recipes that call for root...Read More

  • Dec 02 2016

    Produce of the Month: Spaghetti Squash

    Look below for more information about spaghetti squash including: health benefits, general cooking tips, and recipes using spaghetti squash. Spaghetti squash has been a popular offering at the Food Bank’s Produce to People distributions across Southwestern Pennsylvania. Spaghetti squash is categorized as a winter squash, like acorn squash or butternut squash. However, spaghetti squash is...Read More

  • Nov 07 2016

    Produce of the Month: Cauliflower

    Look below to find more info about cauliflower including: health benefits, general cooking tips and some of the best Food Bank recipes that include cauliflower. While white cauliflower is the most common variety, this cousin of broccoli comes in all different colors of the rainbow, from orange and purple to vibrant green.  So, why is...Read More

  • Oct 05 2016

    Produce of the Month: Broccoli

    Look below to find more info about broccoli including: health benefits, general cooking tips and some of the best Food Bank recipes that include fresh broccoli. Broccoli may not seem like a fall vegetable, with its bright green florets that look like little trees, but in Southwestern Pennsylvania, we actually get two seasons worth of...Read More

  • Sep 13 2016

    Produce of the Month: Sweet Corn

    Look below to find more info about corn including: health benefits, general cooking tips and corn recipes as well as information about the Food Bank’s gleaning program. Labor Day may have come and gone, but we still have a few weeks of summer left and there is still lots of fresh corn-on-the-cob to be had!...Read More

  • Jun 08 2016

    Produce of the Month: Strawberries

      Look below to find more info about strawberries including: health benefits, how to store, general cooking tips and strawberries recipes. Health Benefits to Strawberries: Great source of vitamin C, which helps keep our bodies healthy. Contains fiber, which helps regulate digestion and cholesterol levels. How to Store Strawberries: Store strawberries for 1-3 days in the fridge. If cut, store...Read More

  • May 20 2016

    Produce of the Month: Cabbage

      Look below to find more about cabbage including: health benefits, how to store, general cooking tips and cabbage recipes. Health Benefits to Cabbage: Excellent source of vitamin C, which helps keep our bodies healthy. Excellent source of vitamin K, which is necessary for blood clotting. Good source of potassium, which helps lower your blood pressure and your kidney health. Contains fiber, which...Read More

  • May 06 2016

    Produce of the Month: Tomatoes

    Look below to find more info about tomatoes including: health benefits, how to store, general cooking tips and tomato recipes. Health Benefits to Tomatoes: Good source of vitamin C, which helps keep our bodies healthy. Also contains vitamin K, which is necessary for blood clotting and potassium, which helps lower your blood pressure and your kidney health. How to Store...Read More

  • Apr 19 2016

    Produce of the Month: Green Beans

    Look below to find more info about green beans including: health benefits, how to store, general cooking tips and green beans recipes. Health Benefits to Green Beans: Good source of vitamin K, which is necessary for blood clotting. Good source of vitamin C, which helps keep our bodies healthy. Good source of fiber, which helps regulate digestion processes and cholesterol levels. Good...Read More

  • Apr 05 2016

    Produce of the Month: Sweet Potatoes

      Look below to find more info about sweet potatoes including: health benefits, how to store, general cooking tips and sweet potato recipes. Health Benefits to Sweet Potatoes: Excellent source of vitamin A and C, which helps keep our bodies healthy and helps our vision. How to Store Sweet Potatoes: Store in a paper bag in a cool,...Read More