Tag Archive: farmers market

Apr 22

Make Real Eating Commitments to Celebrate Earth Day – April 22nd.

This year we thought a great way to celebrate Earth Day would be to take small steps towards big changes in the way we participate in eating real and sustainable foods.  The cold spell this past week also had us tossing around ideas on how to celebrate with indoor activities to boost our healthy eating habits.  What came of those discussions were the following five ways to honor the earth as well as make lasting changes involving our commitment to eat real…

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Mar 18

Fresh Is Best (Eat Local!)

The sun is shining and even here in the Midwest we are beginning to anticipate the upcoming growing season.  Well prepared gardeners are watching their early indoor seeds sprout and are eagerly wishing they could predict when the last frost will come and go.  As the season progresses there will be a bounty of locally grown foods all around us.  Yet many people will continue to buy foods which have travelled hundreds, even thousands, of miles to get to market while the fresh stuff all around them is distributed miles away through wholesale supply chains.  Many make this choice out of habit.  Others would like to eat fresher foods but believe it is more convenient and economical to buy this food that has been gathered and redistributed over the many miles.

But eating local, fresher foods doesn’t have to be a daunting or expensive venture.  Here are a few ideas for bringing fresher, locally grown foods to your table.

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