20 06, 2017

Know Exactly Where Your Food Comes From!

2017-06-20T19:11:32+00:00June 20th, 2017|June 2017|

Farmers’ market produce is renowned for being locally grown and very fresh (often picked the same day you buy it!). Many markets are carefully managed, adhering to strict guidelines for pricing, quality and vendor selection, while others are more relaxed in their vendor criteria. Although the emphasis is usually on locally grown or produced food, [...]

13 06, 2017

How to Know if You’re Dehydrated (and a bonus recipe!)

2017-06-13T19:51:29+00:00June 13th, 2017|July 2017|

This entire month we are looking at the role water and hydration play in your good health. There can be many indications that you need more water. Here are some of the most common ones. Dark urine When you have sufficient water intake, your urine is generally clear or a pale straw color. A dark [...]

13 06, 2017

Flavor Binge! Using Fresh Herbs

2017-06-13T14:37:23+00:00June 13th, 2017|June 2017|

For many people, a trip to the farmer's market ends with a bounty of wonderful produce: tomatoes, melons, corn...all great components to a healthful summer meal. But don't pass by the vendors whose wares are more delicate—the farmers who grow and sell herbs deserve some attention as well. Fresh herbs are an excellent way [...]

8 06, 2017

Now in Season: Garlic Scapes (with recipes)!

2017-06-08T18:05:46+00:00June 8th, 2017|June 2017|

There’s one vegetable that doesn't seem to be readily available anywhere except the local farmer's market—the garlic scape.    Garlic scapes are the "flower stalks" of hard-neck garlic plants, although they do not produce flowers. When scouring the farmers market for a perfect bunch of scapes, look for those that are lightly curled. If [...]

7 06, 2017

Shopping at the Farmers’ Market

2017-06-07T00:59:41+00:00June 7th, 2017|June 2017|

On June 21, we enter the summer solstice, and along with summer comes all kinds of wonderful, fresh produce! While nothing beats food that you plant, nurture and harvest yourself, the plethora of buying options this time of year truly makes for a healthy food nirvana. Farmer’s market produce is renowned for being locally-grown and [...]

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