(Bounty of mine)Last weekend we decided to go the farmers market in search of a feast. It was a beautiful Saturday morning! Some years ago we frequented farmers markets. We had been regulars for about two years. We would go at a reasonable time on Saturday morning and be back in time for lunch. Our meals teeming with fresh vegetables. ...more
Imagine picking up a box of groceries at work. Now imagine that the box includes strawberries, snap peas, asparagus, baby lettuce, and radishes all picked that morning less than 20 miles away; a dozen free-range eggs; local goat cheese; a loaf of fresh-baked bread; and a jar of honey. Start envisioning dinner: goat cheese and strawberry salad, asparagus frittata, stir-fry. Finally, imagine that this convenience cost you less than a trip to the store. Too good to be true?
Not if you’re a member of a workplace-based CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program.
Recently our Gregory’s Fresh Market Place team had the chance to experience how the work that we do, impacts our “extended” community. At one of the “Independent Living” facilities we serve, there was one proud 95 year old women, with obvious physical challenges, being aided by her son, who was also a senior to our Farmer’s Market....more
Is it worth it to buy organic? According to the Environmental Working Group, pesticide exposure can be eliminated by 80% just from avoiding the most contaminated produce. They cite the Big 12 most important fruits and veggies worth buying organic:...more
To state that I like tomatoes is like saying Harry Potter fans casually enjoy the books. Yes, I am a fanatic. In my brasher and more spontaneous college days, I entered multiple tomato eating contests and nearly won a couple. It was all about quantity then.