This blog is written by our staff who live throughout the State of Maine. They write tips for shopping, cooking, and eating healthy on a budget.

Whether you are from Kittery, Fort Kent, or anywhere in between, we hope that you will find something useful to help you and your family live healthier lifestyles.

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Topic: Shop

‘Tis The Season For Fresh Produce!

Now, what to do with the extra… The abundance of seasonal fruits and vegetables can sometimes be overwhelming during the summer months. We are surrounded by delicious fresh produce – crisp vegetables and juicy fruit. We may accidentally buy more than we can eat and be tempted to throw away (or compost) the excess food…. Read more »

5 Tips on Making the Most of Your Local Farmers’ Market Visit

farmers market

Maine winters can sometimes seem too long and the summers too short.  For this reason, it is important to enjoy all this beautiful season has to offer!  In peak season – July, August, and September – you can find prices comparable to those in the grocery store.  Visiting your local farmers’ market is a great… Read more »

Easter Baskets: Low-Cost, Non-Food Ideas

Easter basket

With Easter coming up this weekend, many of us are still finalizing Easter plans. If you are still searching for Easter basket ideas, this blog post is here to help with a fresh approach to the tradition. Easter baskets are usually stuffed with sugar-rich chocolates and candy. But we’re hoping to enhance your Easter traditions… Read more »

Colcannon: a Traditional Irish Recipe, Tested


Today is St. Patrick’s Day, a day of celebration of Irish history and culture. As food is a building block of every culture, I felt inspired to try out a traditional Irish recipe I found on the Maine SNAP-Ed website. Colcannon is a dish made from potatoes with either cabbage or kale and other vegetables… Read more »

Kicking off National Nutrition Month

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When you think of March, what comes to mind? March Madness, College basketball? St. Patrick’s Day, Corned Beef and Cabbage? The Ides of March? Here at Maine SNAP-Ed March is all about National Nutrition Month! This month’s theme is “Put Your Best Fork Forward.” While we aim for everyone to think about eating healthy and… Read more »

Save money on food

save money on food

In order to save money on food and make new buying habits, you need to be able to identify what your old habits are. Trying to save money on food and save time in the kitchen can seem like a huge task, but if you break it up by changing one thing at a time,… Read more »

We’re here to help you save time and money on food


Not many people get excited about going to the grocery store, especially when it feels like it costs your whole paycheck to feed your family healthy and delicious meals. I know many parents and spouses hate the phrase “what’s for dinner?” And then there is your doctor, telling you to eat better and exercise more…. Read more »