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   “April hath put a spirit of youth in everything.”-William Shakespeare, Sonnet XCVIII   April showers may indeed bring May flowers but April in Staunton, VA also brings Earth Day celebrations, Bridge Day celebrations, Hot Glass festivals, and a new season of shows at the American Shakespeare Center.  April also brings the beginning of cycling and hiking season, farmer’s markets,

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Strange Vegetables + Ranch Dressing = Delicious!

Support your local farmer by becoming a member of a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture). And if you haven’t joined a CSA yet because of some qualms about what to do with all those “strange” vegetables, here’s a nice little article from our friends at Local Harvest: Strange Vegetables Copyright ©2008-present, Mindful Hands, Inc. All rights reserved. Please visit us at

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Eat Healthy, Eat Local

On March 25, Alexandria became only the second city in the country to pass a resolution in support of healthier eating, including increasing residents’ access to locally grown, environmentally sustainable foods. And here at Mindful Hands we are happy to do our part in support of that same goal! Mindful Hands is once again sponsoring an organic farm co-op (also

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Mmm-Mmm! That’s Good Eatin’!

If you’ve ever grown your own vegetables you know there’s nothing tastier than carrots, turnips, or fresh herbs pulled right from the ground and onto your dinner plate. Yet most of the produce you buy in your neighborhood grocery store travels up to 1,500 miles to get to your table. It’s often over- or under-ripe and almost always tasteless by

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