Farmers Fighting Hunger

Farmers Fighting HungerWe are excited to be partnering with farmers in Pierce, Polk and St. Croix counties to fight hunger by ensuring fresh fruits and vegetables are available to those in need. With your help, we can fight hunger by lifting up the entire community--the local small farmers who will receive additional income for their crops, and the families and seniors who use food pantries--so that no one in the St. Croix Valley goes to bed hungry.

Polk County

United Way St. Croix Valley is launching a new program to partner with local farmers and fight hunger in Polk county.

The program will:

  •     Provide fresh produce grown on local farms to the seven food pantries and homeless shelter serving Polk county
  •     Supply additional healthy food, including milk, meat, and produce to these food pantries every month
  •     Sponsor cooking classes for food pantry clients at the Farm Table in Amery to help families learn how to prepare healthy meals with local fresh produce

Pierce and St. Croix Counties

Through our John Coughlin Food & Resource Center, United Way St. Croix Valley is joining with farmers to ensure that locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables are available. The produce will be distributed to 13 area pantries, a homeless shelter and a domestic abuse shelter in Pierce and St. Croix counties. Our industrial-sized freezer and cooler enable pantries to have a steady supply of perishable food.

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Nutrition Facts

Baby Swiss Chard

Beets

Broccoli

Cabbage

Carrot

Celery

Cucumber

Diakon

Turnips

Garlic Scapes

Green Beans

Greens & Lettuce

Green Onion

Kale

Onions

Pac Choi

Peas

Peppers

Radish

Rhubarb

Shallots

Spinach

Strawberries

Summer Squash

Swiss Chard

Tomatoes

Zucchini

Food Preparation

How to Prepare Zucchini: https://youtu.be/BCD3l50umGs

 
 

How to peel and cut a kohlrabi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dl6jgRa0HTM 

 
 
The difference between an onion and a shallot: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LV2wT2G-4f0
 
How to cook with fresh herbs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LEF0znsOmn8
 
How to pair herbs with foods: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_iUiBoFXhi4
 
 
Selecting summer squash:
 
 
Preparing summer squash:
 
 

Recipes

Spinach Egg Bake

 
 
 
 
For more tips on how to live a healthy life style go to Nutrition Education