Eat Well & Share: Garden prep, fresh eggs and spring-themed recipes

Sally Beck

Exciting things are happening at Helena Food Share. We’re starting to prep our gardens, local chickens are laying like crazy for a wonderful abundance of donated farm-fresh eggs, we’re looking ahead to our summer Block Party next month on June 10, and we’re firing up some food demos.

In the spirit of Cinco de Mayo, I’ll be doing a food demo of Black Bean Quesadillas and Fresh Homemade Salsa at our Lewis Street pantry on Thursday, May 5, from 12:30-2 p.m.

To learn more about upcoming events at Helena Food Share such as our “Charlie Cart” mobile kitchen demonstrations given by a variety of local chefs, check out our event calendar on our website (located under the Nutrition section at If you are a local chef who would be interested in doing a demo, we’d love to hear from you. Our focus is to provide a recipe or two of simple nutritious foods to help folks learn new ways to incorporate healthier choices into their home menus.

For this month’s recipes, I’ve made a lovely springtime-themed Risotto Primavera that’s chock full of fresh

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