produce

Wise Bread Reloaded: Is Eating More Produce the Secret to Happiness and Wellbeing?

Fruits and vegetables are good for your mental health, too. Learn why and how you can eat more of them.

Is Your Apple Dangerous? How to Eat Fewer Pesticides (and Save Money)

Fresh fruits and vegetables are good for you...but less so if they're covered in pesticides. Shop smart to reduce your exposure and still save money.

It Was on Sale…Now How Do I Cook It?

Buying meat and produce on sale is a great idea...if you know how to cook it. Learn how to tackle preparing intimidating new foods.

The Produce Worker's Guide to Choosing Fruits and Vegetables

Getting the most out of your fruits and vegetables starts at the store. Learn how to pick the freshest produce from someone who knows the tricks of the trade.

Moments in the "Garden of Eatin"

Food that is fresh will make you loosen that top button because your pants will be too tight to hold your overflowing wallet from the savings.

7 Ways to Make Use of Sub-Par Produce

How to use up slightly imperfect fruits and veggies.

Dumbest packaging ever?

I tend to believe that American consumers are savvier than advertisers and marketers give us credit for. That's why I don't understand why marketers waste so much time trying to se

Fresh Fruits and Vegetables, By the Month

Not sure which fruits and vegetables are 'in season'? Here's a handy list to help you out!

Are Farmer's Markets Frugal or a Luxury?

Are farmer's markets a luxury or a cost-saving measure? Read how foodies from all over the country compared the costs, and how my visit to the early-season Chicago-area market shap

Low-Carb: Less Carbon in Your Meals?

These days, it’s pretty much accepted practice to have a high carbon diet — the tomatoes in your salad may have ridden on a truck for days to get to you and the fish you’re grillin

Poem on opting out

A while back I wrote a piece on Opting out of the money economy, a topic I've long been interested in. Because of that long inte

Opting out of the money economy

It's a quirk of mine that I've always found the idea of opting out of the money economy to be interesting.