Heidi Bjarnason

The Locavore’s Cookbook: Creston Valley tomatoes now ripe for the picking

Creston tomatoes are finally ripening! Fresh, vine ripened tomatoes are one of the best things about summer...

The Locavore’s Cookbook: Fresh Creston beets are tasty and healthy

Available at our local market now are beets, whichs come from the same family as Swiss chard, spinach and quinoa...

The Locavore’s Cookbook: Fresh Creston strawberries perfect for pie

Locally grown and freshly picked strawberries are just starting to become available at the Creston Valley Farmers’ Market..

The Locavore’s Cookbook: Rhubarb a healthy, tasty veggie

Rhubarb is probably most known for being in pies along with different fruits and berries like strawberries, but it’s actually a vegetable...

The Locavore’s Cookbook: Smoothies a great way to add greens to diet

Greens are an incredibly healthy food — they’re all very low in calories, but are still very nutrient dense...

The Locavore’s Cookbook: Honey a sweet, versatile substitute for sugar

Honey is another local product that we’re very fortunate to have a good supply of in the Creston Valley...

The Locavore’s Cookbook: Eggs are better when they’re local

The difference between store bought eggs and local eggs is incredible...

The Locavore’s Cookbook: Soft wheat perfect for baking quick breads

Soft wheat is generally used for pastries or quick breads. Using hard wheat would result in a hard, dense and heavy end result...

The Locavore’s Cookbook: Creston Valley wheat perfect for bread

Here in the Creston Valley, we’re very fortunate to have locally grown grain available to us through community supported agriculture...