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Shop in Season

Shopping in season means selecting produce that is purchased and consumed around the time it is harvested. In season produce is not only more flavorful, but it’s a great way to lower the cost of your grocery bill. If the produce you need is not in season, try selecting a canned or frozen version. These are just as nutritious and last much longer than their fresh versions. Comparing the unit price will allow you to make the best decision for your wallet. For more information on in season produce in Idaho, visit idahopreffered.com.

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Featured RECIPES

Butternut squash is nutty, fresh, and sweet, with these flavor combinations it makes for an array of delicious recipes. Butternut squash is a great source of vitamin C, and A makes for an easy, healthy snack to prepare on the go or for dinner!

Simple and delicious, these hash brown veggie egg cups baked in a muffin tin are the perfect on-the-go breakfast or snack! Thawed shredded hash browns are mixed with a smidge of butter and a little salt and pepper and then pressed into the bottom of a muffin tin.

Broccoli is a member of the cruciferous vegetable family like cauliflower, Brussel sprouts, and cabbage. A one-cup serving of this veggie is chock full of nutrients- vitamin K, vitamin C, calcium, iron, phosphorus, and potassium to name a few.

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