FoodWIse advances healthy eating habits, active lifestyles and healthy community environments for families with limited incomes through nutrition education at the individual, community and systems levels.
Programs like this are beneficial to families in our community, especially during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Our educators use resources, such as MyPlate, as a reminder to find your healthy eating style and build it throughout your lifetime. Everything you eat and drink matters. The right mix can help you be healthier now and in the future. This means:
- Focus on variety, amount, and nutrition.
- Choose foods and beverages with less saturated fat, sodium, and added sugars.
- Start with small changes to build healthier eating styles.
- Support healthy eating for everyone.
Eating healthy is a journey shaped by many factors, including our stage of life, situations (like the COVID-19 Pandemic), preferences, access to food, culture, traditions, and the personal decisions we make over time. All your food and beverage choices count.
FoodWIse Coordinator, Stephanie Bakker and educators, Deborah Leonard (Iron County) and Sarah Tarkington (Ashland and Bayfield County) would like to share some weekly, healthy recipes that are pantry and budget friendly! Check out the FoodWIse Friday Recipes below, which we will be updating weekly.
We have decided to feature vegetables and fruits again, in celebration of National Farmers Market Week! Check out the recipes below and make a point to visit your local farmers markets to pick up fresh ingredients while you’re at it!
Here is some information about our local farmers markets in the Gogebic Iron Range area. Buying fresh, locally grown produce is simple when we have three great markets that operate 4 days a week!
The Iron County Farmers Market , located in Hurley, is open Wednesday 3-6 pm and Saturday 10 am – 1 pm. Across the river in Gogebic County is the Ironwood Township Farmers Market, which is open on Tuesdays, from 4-6 pm and the Depot Park Farmers & Artisans Market, which is open on Fridays from 4-6:30 pm .
Also, if you’re out and about in Chequamegon Bay area, check out their local farmers markets which are listed in a brochure that you will find here.
We have been sharing farmers market resources throughout the week on our Facebook page. If you would like to check them out, please visit our Extension Iron County Facebook page for more details.
Be sure to check back for more recipes next week!
Stephanie LaPointe Bakker
Ashland, Bayfield & Iron Counties
50% FoodWIse Educator
Ashland and Bayfield Counties