Fruit and Vegetable of the Month Apples


Of the 8,000 varieties of apples grown across the world, about 100 of those are grown in commercial quantity in the US – the top 10 varieties comprise over 90% of the crop. Wisconsin’s apple history began in 1800 and today, 7,400 acres in 45 counties around Wisconsin produce 56 million pounds of apples.


Beans are one of the most nutritious foods available; 1⁄2 cup per day is recommended for health. Beans are high in folate, phosphorus, potassium, iron and magnesium.They are an excellent source of soluble and insoluble fiber, have a low glycemic index and are gluten free.They are also a good source of protein.



Summer is such a wonderful season in the Northwoods.The days are longer and warmer and the ground starts growing wonderful, edible things – including watermelon.

Fiddleheads - Featured Vegetable of the Month


One of the many signs of spring is seeing fiddleheads sprout from the earth. For centuries, fiddleheads have been a traditional spring delicacy in many American Indian dishes. Fiddleheads are the fronds that grow from the earth from ferns. Not all fiddleheads are edible, but the ostrich fern (Matteuccia struthiopteris) fiddleheads are.

Featured Fruit/Vegetable - Leafy Greens

Leafy Greens

Good taste and crunchy texture, wonderful colors and fragrances, eating a large serving of fresh, raw vegetables each day can have great health benefits.

Fruit/Vegetable of the Month - Tomatoes


Health Benefits: Tomatoes can help to lower cholesterol, LDL cholesterol and triglycerides. Tomatoes are a good source of lycopene, vitamin C, beta-carotene, vitamin E and manganese.


Blueberries, one of the essential berries, are one of the most popular berries across the world. Originally, American Indians used blueberries for their many health bene ts, versatility and medicinal properties. Native to the Americas, blueberries grow in the forests of U.S. and Canada.

Fruit of the Month - Pears


Pears are among the most popular fruits in the world, and it’s no wonder why. They are sweet, delicious, and versatile. Eating a variety of fruits and vegetables is the foundation of a healthy lifestyle, and pears can be a wonderful part of your menu.

Beets - Featured Vegetable


Although beets did not originate on the continental United States, Native Americans have long used beets for food and art, adding rich color to their daily life. The ROOT and GREENS of the beet are both edible. The beet root is the sweetest in the root vegetable family.