Gluten-free diet tips featured on show

Information on indoor and outdoor picnics, using beeswax, and vegetables in the gluten-free diet will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and noon on Thursday. (All times are Mountain.) Rita Fuentes will show how to create a casual picnic setting that can be used indoors or out. She is an […]

Child Sense: Remember your child’s dominant sense while starting a garden together

Priscilla J. Dunstan Family activities are wonderful for creating memories, building family unity and having fun. It’s important to pick activities that the whole family can enjoy, remembering that not everyone enjoys things in exactly the same way. Building a spring garden together, while using each child’s dominant sense, can make each part of the […]

Self preservation: Some area residents can their own fruits and vegetables

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo Kathy Wall cans her own vegetables and fruits each year in October. By Liliana Castillo, Freedom New Mexico Lillie Belle Toombs likes to know what goes into her canned food. Toombs, who lives in the Pep community, cans her vegetables and fruits each year in October. She said she was […]

BINGAMAN: USDA FUNDS HELP NEW MEXICO SENIORS ACCESS FRUITS AND VEGETABLES

BINGAMAN: USDA FUNDS HELP NEW MEXICO SENIORS ACCESS FRUITS AND VEGETABLES

Produce-ing profits

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CNJ Staff Photo: Gabriel Monte Sonya Burson and Harrison Bentley sell spaghetti squash, grown from Burson’s farm in Portales, at the Clovis Farmers Market. By Gabriel Monte: Freedom Newspapers Aside from learning languages, Zigrid Steinbergs, 82, spends most of his time in his two acres of land in Portales tilling the soil. “I’ve been growing […]

Community garden offers therapy for mentally ill

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Diane Watts, a nurse for Mental Health Resources INC, views the productive garden that has been cultivated by patients. (Staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer The garden is called many names — “community garden,” “therapeutic garden” and “living garden” — and it serves as many purposes as it has names. The […]

Taking baby steps

By Tova Fruchtman: CNJ staff writer Walking was a problem. Fried foods were a holiday staple. And spending time with the grandchildren meant sitting and reading a book. Maryjo Jones was too heavy to do anything else. “I couldn’t breath,” said Jones, who lost 90 pounds after joining a Taking Off Pounds Sensibly club in […]

Reporter’s notebook: Family effort helps food bank

CNJ staff Daron Roach is a trucker. His mother, Aileen Eastwood, is secretary of the Clovis Evening Lion’s Club. Together they were able to get 11,000 pounds of canned vegetables from Arkansas to Clovis. One day, when making a drop at a food company in Arkansas, Roach saw a pallet of shiny silver cans on […]

Youth ranch grows with its giving

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Corey McKenna (left), 17, and Jessica Andry, 18, both residents at the Pippin Youth Ranch, pick yellow squash on Tuesday at the ranch north of Clovis. Photo by Eric Kluth. By Helena Rodriguez Get your free veggies! Yellow squash, okra, cucumbers, watermelons and cantaloupes are ready for the pickin.’ Best of all, they are also […]