Wednesday, January 16, 2013
At an upcoming boys basketball game, spectators can dine on turkey sandwiches, trail mix, 100 percent fruit smoothies and organic burritos instead of the usual soda, candy and hot dogs.
Editor's Note: The following is a do.town press release. do.town will cheer on its hometown Richfield Spartans – and give the crowd an energy boost – by offering healthy concession items at the upcoming varsity boys basketball game against Hill-Murray at 7 p.m. Jan. 22. Too often, it’s difficult to maintain our commitment to eat healthier foods when on-the-go, including at sporting events. do.town is sponsoring the upcoming game to show basketball fans that with some small changes, the healthy choice can be the easy choice, even at the concession stand. All it takes is ongoing commitment from individuals and the community. New menu options include turkey sandwiches, trail mix, 100 percent fruit smoothies and organic burritos instead of the…
Thursday, May 3, 2012
The market opens at 7 a.m. May 5.
The smell of summer will be in the air this Saturday as the Richfield Farmers Market opens at Veterans Memorial Park for yet another season. More than 80 percent of market items are grown right here in Minnesota. Fresh produce, herbs, honey, fresh-cut flowers, bedding plants and hanging baskets are just a few of the items shoppers can find. Products from the Breadsmith Bakery and Eichten's Cheese & Buffalo Meat will also be available. Besides the Saturday market, which runs from 7 a.m. to noon each Saturday until Oct. 27, there is also a location at Assumption Catholic Church open from 2-7 p.m. on Wednesdays. For more information, visit richfieldfarmersmarket.org.
Thursday, March 29, 2012
This year's them is "Go Lean, Go Green."
After seeing roughly 550 attendees in 2011, the Richfield Public Schools District is gearing up for its fifth Community Wellness Expo on April 14. The event aims to encourage residents to get more involved—physically and mentally— in physical activities, healthy eating and taking better care of the environment. The morning event will feature mutliple vendors and demonstrations, with tips on how to go lean and green, with activities for all ages. From face painting and a kids Zumba class to a mile run with Superintendent Bob Slotterback, the event is open to anyone who wishes to come and join in the activities. In addition, canned food items will be collected for VEAP and old shoes are being collected for recycling by the Recycling …
Friday, December 16, 2011
Richfield and other local farmers markets are reaching more low-income people, but some barriers still exist.
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Friday, December 16, 2011
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Five things you should know today.
1) Richfield South Education Center Alternative (SECA) students won first place in the final round of First Lady Michelle Obama’s "Recipes for Healthy Kids" national contest for their Porcupine Sliders recipe, which are lean, mini turkey burgers. Students participated in a cook-off Monday against two other teams and took the top spot. For more information on how the team reached the finals, click here. 2) The Richfield City Council is scheduled to meet for a special work session prior to its regular meeting Tuesday night to discuss city-wide garbage collection, snowplowing and more. Stay tuned for the details Wednesday. 3) Neighbohood Watch Block Captains are meeting at Richfield Middle School from 7-8 p.m. Wednesday night. 4) The …
Monday, July 25, 2011
As the first place winners in the grain category for First Lady Michelle Obama's healthy recipes competition, the four-person team travels to Texas for a cook-off finals.
Students, and amateur chefs, at South Education Center Alternative (SECA) school will compete in a cook-off competition in Grapevine, TX Monday as part of First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Recipes for Healthy Kids Contest.” Out of more than 340 submissions from around the country, the Richfield cooking team was the first place winner in the grains category after submitting its recipe for Porcupine Sliders, according to an article on the SECA website. The sliders are mini lean turkey burgers mixed with brown rice, cranberries and spinach, on a multi-grain bun. “Prior to submitting the nutritious recipe, the Porcupine Sliders recipe was revised several times, removing fat by baking the meat instead of frying. Next, the students prepared Porcupine…
Friday, March 25, 2011
Your daily video roundup of Patch stories from around the Twin Cities west metro.
Highlights: Hopkins High School is looking for its second state basketball title of the season, the Columbia Heights boys hoopsters are going for their first ever state title, Edina Patch has some tips for getting in shape, a Minneapolis school prepares for possible flooding and a St. Louis Park school is trying to implement a new program despite some concerns.