She Might not Recognize a Mango, but She'd Sure Recognize Food!

Michael Pollan is quite quotable. He's so quotable that I had to switch from the audio version of his new book "Cooked" to the print one so I could copy down some of the brilliant things he says.  One of his early and best quotes comes from his book "In Defense of Food," when he gives advice for shopping healthy at the grocery store. He recommends only shopping the perimeter of the store, where you'll find the produce, dairy, meat and bread sections. And he recommends only buying things... Read More »
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Why a Thinking Vegetarian Eats Chicken Stock...and the Other Is a Hypocrite

  chicks on our farm, being raised for food, their first night outsideI’m going to warn you right now that unless you are an open-minded vegetarian, you probably won’t want to read what follows. I will also tell you straight up that I was a vegetarian for 24 years and a vegan for part of that time. I had two children during my long vegetarian stint. Both pregnancies were easy and normal, and both children were born generous in size. (The first was 8 ½ pounds at birth, and the second 9 pounds.) I also breastfed both babies on my meatless diet, both for over a... Read More »
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Get health benefitting olive oils and baked goods at your local farmers market!

As a health conscious individual and coach to boot, my clients and I are always looking for delicious food that provides the crucial health benefits we prioritize in our day to day. With that said, healthy fats are a must because they contribute to the taste of a meal and they are necessary for vitamin absorption, metabolism, cognitive function, immune system, and the list goes on. With that said, many people love to cook their frozen organic food, organic vegetables, organic fish, and baked... Read More »
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Why Farmer's Markets don't need to be so complicated!

The average working person may feel overwhelmed when thinking of shopping for all of their dietary needs at their local farmers market. That leaves the pressure of squeezing the whole grocery list into one day, needing to know which farmers have which organic fish, vegetables, meat, eggs, etc, and bringing your baskets to carry all the goods back to your home in one trip. Its certainly not that complicated, but if you go from 0 to 180 in lifestyle, these very things might be the reasons one... Read More »
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BEE HEALTHY GARDENS

BEE HEALTHY GARDENS OPEN DOORS MARCH 2011, WHERE WE STARTED WITH JUST 35 CUSTOMERS AND HAVE GROWN TO OVER 500 CUSTOMERS IN OUR SHORT FEW SEASONS THAT WE HAVE BEEN OPEN. WE TEACH FAMILIES AND SMALL GROUPS ABOUT BEEKEEPING, AND THE JOY OF HAVING THESE TINY POLLINATORS IN THEIR GARDEN, WITH THE ADDED BENEFIT OF THE SWEET HONEY REWARD AS A BONUS. NOT ONLY DO WE SELL LOCAL HONEY, BUT WE HAVE RECENTLY ADDED A VARIETY OF FLOWER SEEDS AND VEGETABLE SEEDS TO OUR STORE AND ARE HAPPY TO ADD SOME GARDEN... Read More »
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Easy ways to throw in your locally farmed fruit

I know what I like, and chances are you do too. After enjoying my weekly shopping trip to the local farmers market, I was able to score these gorgeous blueberries to throw in my daily nutrient packed smoothie. Knowing that this was not only healthy, efficient, and now local to my community- it tasted extra smooth on my Saturday morning. I didnt have to find any fancy recipe to incorporate the local goodies, but it merely proved a fine addition to what I already had going on. When this happens,... Read More »
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Why the Farmers Markets' Community Keeps You Coming

As I hit up the local farmers markets, I can tell that the value of down the street Joe knowing his friendly farmer Fred is a key component in continuing to come back to this community. There are clearly Starbucks down the street, and Panera's around the corner, but its apparent that the neighbors come to their farmer's markets not only for the freshest and tastiest local ingredients, but also to talk to the guy who raises their organic free range chicken, or the ladies in charge of their milk... Read More »
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How to Achieve GMO Labeling Success

Farmer Growning Non-GMO   Without getting hysterical, This is how to feed the world.  This is a sustainable system that has thrived for Thousands of years.   Industrial Corporate Ag wants this to end and replace it with their vision of "Feeding The World".   We Feed The World   How can you help stop this? I think one of the easiest ways is to stop these companies starts here in the United States with requiring GMO's to be labeled.  By supporting GMO labels on food here, we can help turn the tide back towards a more sustainable future... Read More »
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Making Markets a Priority: Meet Maria!

As a health coach, my job is to help working women come up with a strategy to instill and maintain a healthy lifestyle that best works for them. Its not an easy task for anyone, and I absolutely can relate.  I work 40 hours at my day job, teach 5x a week, and run my health business, leaving little time to prepare, cook, and even eat healthy, fresh, local food. However these are some of the most important things to me and those I help (eating healthy, fresh, and local). We often default to going... Read More »
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