Spring into Healthier Eating with SNAP-Ed and The Linden Market!

The Linden Market provides free, fresh produce to any household earning less than 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. If you qualify and would like to become a member, stop by the market during open hours (Mondays 1 PM – 5 PM & Tuesdays – Fridays 11 AM – 4 PM). All you need with you is your ID! Households can get food from the market once a day, every day that the market is open! Questions? Call 614-298-4192 ext. 6 or email lindenmarket@4allpeople.net

Join SNAP-Ed at The Linden Market every other Wednesday at 10 AM starting March 30, 2022, for in-person community nutrition classes! Explore easy, healthy recipes, tips for eating more fruits and vegetables, and ideas for how to stretch your food budget. Want to know more? Contact Danielle Seidita at Seidita.2@osu.edu or (614) 292-8274. Download Class Flyer Here: Linden Market Spring 2022

Winter Travel Tips

As we prepare for yet another bout of winter weather coming our way, this Tips for Teens video will ensure that you are prepared for traveling in winter conditions and have your vehicle stocked and ready for whatever you may encounter.

This Tips for Teens video on Winter Travel Tips features Huron County 4-H Educator, Haley Evans. When traveling in the winter, even if it is not far away, it is good to ensure that you and your vehicle have what it takes to endure whatever conditions mother nature throws at us. This video will take you through some essential items that can be placed in your vehicle to help you in times of need along with how to read and check your tire pressure. You can view and share this video on the OSU Extension Professionals YouTube page at Winter Travel Tips.

In addition, all videos can be found on the Ohio 4-H website here: https://ohio4h.org/families/just-teens/tips-teens

Huron County 4-H Educator, Haley Evans – Evans.2135@osu.edu

Celebrate Black History – Join Central Community House for “Reflections”

Join Central Community House for Reflections. Celebrate Black History Month and learn about the Near Eastside from members of your community as they share their TRUTH. MC: Andre Barrett, Jr., Program Associate at Transit Arts, Musician, Vocalist, Poet; Musician: Johnae Spain, Coordinator at Transit Art, Violinist; Fun Family Art Piece: making a neighborhood (using items found at home). Reflection Speakers and Poets: Katerina Fuller, Program Manager at Transit Arts, Poet; Individuals from the Near East community and Greater Columbus area

  • When: Saturday, February 26, 2022 from 1pm – 4pm
  • Where: From the comfort of your home. Online only via Zoom
  • What: Storytelling. Art work. History. Community.

See the attached flyer for details and Register Here!

Eating Healthy On A Budget

Healthy eating is important at every age – and can be done on a budget. Eat a variety of fruits, vegetables, grains, protein foods, and dairy or fortified soy alternatives. When deciding what to eat or drink, choose options that are full of nutrients and limited in added sugars, saturated fat, and sodium. Start with these tips:

  • Plan, plan, plan – Plan your meals for the week based on your food budget and make a grocery list that includes staples and perishables. Save money by buying only what you need.
  • Compare similar products – Locate the “unit price” on the shelf sticker near the item price. Compare different brands and sizes for the best money-saving option.
  • Stretch your food dollars – Add beans and canned or frozen vegetables to bulk up your meals and make your food dollars go further. You will reap the benefits of extra fiber, vitamins, and nutrients while feeling full.
  • Grow your own in your home – Grow herbs like basil and oregano inside your home for a fraction of the price. Small gardens can be grown on a windowsill or a kitchen counter.
  • Buy in bulk – Save money by buying larger quantities of foods that store well like whole grains, canned or dried beans, and frozen vegetables. Don’t overbuy foods that you will throw out later.
  • Look for on-sale produce – Grocery stores rotate their sales and buying what is on sale is a great way to save money and get variety. Do the same with frozen and canned items.

Create a Grocery List! Create a Grocery Game Plan_Grocery List

Plan Meals with the Calendar! Meal Planning Calendar

Smart Shopping Tips for Fruits & Veggies

Smart Shopping for Veggies & Fruits

Shopping for Produce by the Season

Healthy Meal & Snack Ideas!

Frozen Broccoli 5 Ways

Healthy Snack Ideas! Open this PDF to view all 25 snack ideas!

Understanding the New Nutrition Facts Label

Earth-Friendly Ways to Prevent Slip Slidin’ Away

ANR Educator Andrew Holden will show you some earth-friendly ways to manage your sidewalks and driveway. Sustainable options for de-icing your sidewalk is part of the SAVE (Sustainable Action through Video Engagement) video series. This video series focuses on helping people live more sustainably within their homes and communities and promote simple everyday actions people can take to conserve energy, reduce waste, and save money. Andrew Holden; Extension Educator Ashtabula County, Agriculture & Natural Resources holden.155@osu.edu