As great as it is to eat local, in most of the United States there are certain months of the year when it is difficult, if not impossible, to eat local food fresh from the field. Thankfully, a new crop of local food hub entrepreneurs is thinking beyond the growing season by freezing fresh summer produce to sell locally in the winter.
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Tomorrow on MommaJam, we are giving away a FREE Friday Funday at the Early Skills Center in Norwell. Kids must be 3 to 6 years old (kindergarteners welcome). Funday has a wide variety of activities, such as a cozy story and craft time, a fun and engaging music and movement class, or a very loud and active theme based event (the most popular!).
Tune in at 7:10 a.m. on 95.5 WATD-FM, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013 for your chance to win! We’re also talking about fall festivals around the South Shore.
Special MommaJam Feature on 95.9 WATD-FM: We had Denise Herrera, the top chef from Burtons Grill at the Derby Street shops in Hingham, in the 95.9 WATD studio to talk about how to pack a healthy, delicious school lunch for your kids.
Burtons Grill has a great kids menu, called the B Choosy Children’s Menu, based on the new nutritional guidelines from the USDA. Moms should go to Burtons Grill to snag a menu (and have a wonderful family meal or drinks with the girls while you’re there), bring the menu home, tape it to a kitchen cabinet, and then use the menu a guide for packing a healthy lunch everyday.
Click the arrow above to hear Denise’s inspiration and creative, scrumptious ideas for packing the ultimate lunchbox.
Go to Burtonsgrill.com for more information. Enjoy!
The next MommaJam on 95.9 WATD-FM is Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012 at 7:10 a.m. ET. Tune in for a second special feature with Burtons Grill chef Denise Herrera and tips for cooking apple pies and other fabulous fall flavors with kids.
Originally published September 2012.
School is Back in Session!
I applaud South Shore moms for getting through Hurricane Irene with no power for days on end and getting kids transitioned from summer to school. It’s been a tough two weeks. Hear the instant replay of MommaJam on 95.9 WATD-FM on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011.
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Anti-Tiger Moms Need to Roar Now That School's in Session…
This week on MommaJam, we interviewed Amy Hemmert, co-founder of Laptop Lunches, the leader in bento-box-style lunch boxes for kids and grown ups. Tune into the interview to hear Amy talk about the bento box design and what inspired her to launch the company with Tammy Pelstring.
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Check out the Sept. 9, 2010 MommaJam on Rob Hakala’s Weekday Morning Talk Radio Show on 95.9 WADT-FM.
This week’s MommaJam is all about simple back to school lunches. Tune in to hear Rob and Sara debate grilling techniques, plus new, healthy lunch options for kids, retro lunches and peanut butter alternatives for food allergy families.
CLICK THE ARROW TO PLAY PODCAST RADIO INTERVIEW WITH PAIGE BARAN, FOUNDER OF PB GREEN
The eco-lunch movement is in full swing.
There are numerous reusable packaging products available today. One company that makes durable and adorable eco-friendly snack bags and lunch mats is PB Green. Founded by Paige Baran, a former teacher now mom and entrepreneur, PB Green makes totes in vibrant, bold colors, funky patterns, and themes that kids and adults will love.