It is getting to be that time of year that I love, time for farmers market. What is your favorite farmers market? Why should you shop and eat local? Here is a few reasons why;
It’s Healthier When it’s freshly pulled from the ground or picked from the tree from a farm near you, your produce is more alive and retains more nutrients. It tastes better with produce traveling just a few hours or less from a local farm, produce is fresher and you can taste the difference
It’s Earth Friendly Delivering local produce to your neighborhood burns less fossil fuel, which is kinder to Mother Nature. Don’t pay airfare for your apples! It Helps Your Neighbors Buying directly from a local farmer supports YOUR community’s economy and creates more jobs for local residents.
Simple Ways to Go Local……
MEET YOUR FARMERS!
Meet Your Farmers Don’t be shy – step up and get to know your local food purveyors. Most farm stand managers will gladly answer questions. You’ll get to know more about the origin of your food,...
One of my favorite ways is to cook for Spring is batch cook. Cook once and eat twice. We are all getting so busy with sporting events, yard work, gardening and just wanting to be outdoors.
Grains, beans, nuts and seeds are a perfect whole food for the family. You should be sure to soak them first.
You should soak them especially if you have experienced belly bloat, weight gain, or bowel issues, or even feel tired after eating. By focusing on gut health you will want to do the following:
Soaking all grains, beans, seeds and nuts.
This method removes phytic acid from grains, beans, seeds, and nuts. Phytic Acid is a compound that comes from the phosphorus found in plants. It leaches minerals from your body and can cause digestive and thyroid issues.
1. Add the grains, beans, seeds or nuts to a bowl of warm water or room temperature water.
2. Add 1 to 2 Tablespoons of lemon juice or Bragg's raw apple cider vinegar.