Saturday, November 5, 2011

To Market, To Market

"the slowly turning Lazy Susan of the seasons." 
~John Hollander


Knowledge is power! It is time to pay attention and wake up to quality of your foods if you aren't already on that path.

Become aware of the foods that you buy and eat! Whole foods that are closest to their natural state are your best options. Example: An apple instead of apple fruit leather or apple juice.

Stay out of the packages, shop the perimeter of the market instead of the packaged isles filled with chemicals and advertising.


The Farmer's Market
CSA (community supported agriculture) has been around for a long time and is a wonderful option  for seasonal, local, fresh foods.

Look for one in your area. Now that the seasons are changing there may not be as many options, but you can also consider getting your produce from a local farmer on a share program. Check out Local Harvest online. Support your community by buying fresh, herbicide and pesticide.

The basics for healthy food choices:
  • eat foods that are fresh, seasonal, local and in their closest to natural state.
  • eat foods that are grass-fed, pasture raised, without hormones or antibiotics
  • eat foods that are free from chemicals, food dyes, hormone disruptors and pesticides
  • eat foods that are local organic over industrial organic - yes, there is also a war going on inside the organic world these days...the point is to be conscious and not get hung up on it.
  • eat foods that are non-GMO and non-irradiated, this is huge, you midwesterners...how much corn and soy do you see along the side of the road in your community?
  • eat foods that support sustainable agriculture and reduce your ecological footprint
 Here's to increasing your awareness today and tomorrow and...! ~jgirl

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