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The Safest Food to Buy is Dirty Local Food-part 1

The Safest Food to Buy is Dirty Local Food-part 1

We are still in the midst of an out break of food borne illness related to Romaine lettuce.  Investigators have at least narrowed the source of the out break to lettuce produced in Yuma Arizona. This is the second outbreak associated with leafy greens in […]

Are You Getting the Nutrients You Pay for at the Grocers?

Are You Getting the Nutrients You Pay for at the Grocers?

There are a lot of reasons to like local food: less environmental impact of transporting food, keeping dollars in the local economy, fresher tasting food, etc. One of the most important could be the nutritional quality of the fresh produce you are buying. We eat […]

Best Freezer Organization-Box Method!

Best Freezer Organization-Box Method!

‘Tis the season to defrost the freezer.  Wait, what?  It’s actually the traditional time of year (January) when many recommit to eating healthy and I am with you on that journey.  I spent some time in the last few days asking myself why my efforts […]

What I Learned About the Farmer’s Market by Being a Vendor

What I Learned About the Farmer’s Market by Being a Vendor

This summer my husband and I started a new adventure by becoming a vendor at our local farmer’s market.  This is a very large, well attended market with space for 72 vendors.  Most Saturdays every space is filled with a few less vendors on Wednesdays.  I’ve […]

Greenhouse and Hog Farm Tour-Know Your Farmer Part 1

Greenhouse and Hog Farm Tour-Know Your Farmer Part 1

In the interest of connecting consumers with farmers the Farm Bureau hosts bloggers on a farm tour once or twice a year. At our first stop we toured a greenhouse and pig barn.  The greenhouse is a fairly new addition to the farm. One of […]

Microgreens: How to Use Them

Microgreens: How to Use Them

Microgreens have a higher nutrient density compared with mature greens.  To learn more about microgreens in general click here. That’s all well and good but how do you get all the green goodness into your diet?  Adding microgreens to your diet is less about recipes and more […]

Microgreens: How to Harvest and Wash

Microgreens: How to Harvest and Wash

If you are wondering what microgreens are you can get some general information in this post.  You have your micro greens that you’ve either grown or perhaps purchased.  I think the best way to purchase microgreens is as living plants.  As soon as you cut […]

New Genetic Engineering Tool Needs no USDA Approval

New Genetic Engineering Tool Needs no USDA Approval

There is a new genetic engineering technology called CRISPR that will create foods that do not need to be approved by the USDA.  Here is a sciency article about the technology.  The CRISPR technique deletes or edits gene sequences and since there is no foreign DNA introduced, the […]

Get to Know Micro-greens

Get to Know Micro-greens

What are micro-greens?  You aren’t alone if you are asking that question.  Micro-greens are really small versions of plants you already know and love (well even if you don’t love some of their grown up counterparts, you may still love micros).  They are somewhere between a […]

Who Can Afford to Eat Organic?- update

Who Can Afford to Eat Organic?- update

It’s that time of year when people are thinking about getting healthy and saving money and asking if those two desires are mutually exclusive.  Two years ago I wrote a series of posts about the affordability of organic food.  Do you feel like food prices have increased […]