Tips for Healthy Holiday Eating

By Greta Macaire, R.D. Community Health Resource Center The holiday season is a time to celebrate with family and friends. Unfortunately, for many it also becomes a time for over-eating and weight gain. According to the National Institutes of Health, holiday eating can result in an extra pound or two every year. Over a lifetime, […]

Crunch Time

Crunch Time!

Crunch Time will be serving free lunches at King’s Kingdom Park to anyone 18 and younger through the summer. The meals will be served from 11:30-12:30 on the following dates: June 21, 22, 23 June 28, 29, 30 July 5, 6, 7 July 12, 13, 14 July 19, 20, 21

New Nutrition Facts Label

FDA finalized the new Nutrition Facts label for packaged foods! The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will be enforcing new food labels that will provide consumers access to more recent and accurate nutrition information about the foods they are eating. Manufacturers will need to use the new label by July 26, 2018. Click here to […]

Cooking Matters at Isanti Family Farmer’s Market

The University of Minnesota Extension SNAP-Ed Program is presenting Cooking Matters at the Farmer Market tours at the Isanti Family Farmer’s Market on Friday, July 15 and August 12. During the guided tour, participants will learn tips to save money at the farmers market and discover healthy ways to prepare local produce, grains, and meat. […]

Grant Provides Great Resource for Local Farmers Markets

Farmers market managers in our five-county region of Chisago, Isanti, Kanabec, Pine collaborate to expand the relationships, use and purchasing power of regional Community Supported Agriculture (CSAs) and local farmers. Their goal is to support expansion and sustainability of community gardens, local farmers and local farmers markets. The PICKM County Collaborative was developed and organized […]

Breastfeeding Library Available for Local Child Care Center

Marlene Marohn of Marlene Marohn’s Child Care located in Mora, MN, has a children’s book library devoted to breastfeeding. As educational tools, these books provide understanding and familiarity to the children in her care about breastfeeding and its benefits.  Children who have not been around a breastfed baby or that have a younger sibling who […]


Join Chef Pat Root and University of Minnesota Nutrition Educator, Kam Schroeder for a FREE cooking class! RSVP – 320-532-4880

Community Collaboration in the Shape of a Shovel

Cambridge-Isanti High School has been hard at work breaking ground for their community school garden! The school garden is a great place to share in community as well as partner many facets of the school learning together. The garden is to help support produce needs for the Family and Consumer Science (FACS) Department for Cambridge-Isanti […]

The Ruralities of Truth

All Season Farmers Market – Coming Soon! The Farm Market Cafe, Wall Street, Onamia, MN The Rural Realities of Truth Mille Lacs County is known for its flowing rivers and vast agricultural farmland. The county is within the top 10 fastest growing counties in Minnesota by population, with a majority of communities being small rural […]


The Sunrise School Garden in North Branch is producing lots of fresh veggies, the layout is amazing and the sign, well, A+. With schools back in session, our school gardens are ripe for harvest! Our schools are not only dedicated to the best education possible for our youth, they are committed to providing the healthiest […]