Thursday, June 23, 2011

Here's How To... Shop at a Farmers Market

Farmers markets are not outdoor grocers or miniature versions of big box stores. They are uniquely different. They offer consumers a chance to meet and buy direct from the person who grows the vegetable or raises the beef or makes the birdhouse. And they provide access to custom-made or one-of-a-kind products from local sources.

Buying from a local farmer not only helps the local economy, but also encourages the use of farmland for farming. Locally grown produce is usually fresher than what's available in supermarkets and this freshness can affect the taste, quality and nutritional value of the food you purchase.

How to shop:

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Shop at a Farmers Market

Emu Meat direct from Midland, Michigan

Emu meat available direct from the producer in Midland, Michigan

This emu meat comes from emu raised in a free ranging environment and produced using the very best feed available with no antibiotics or hormones.

Emu meat is high in iron, magnesium, potassium and other minerals while at the same time low in fat and cholesterol.

Available in a variety of cuts from fillets, roasts and ground to livers, hearts and hickory smoked weiners. Available year round for shipment anywhere in the United States.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Here's How To... Grow Organic

Growing organic vegetables takes extra work. Since you won't have the option to "shoot first and ask questions later" with herbicides and insecticides, you will need to spend extra time and energy in your garden.

Weeds must be pulled or hoed. Mulch must be applied to prevent weeds. Disease or insect damage must be pruned away from plants.

The key is to catch all of these problems as early as possible to prevent them from becoming bigger problems and spreading throughout the garden

Organic gardening requires homework. You must become familiar with common garden problems and be able to tell the "good bugs" from the "bad bugs." The last thing you want to do is get rid of beneficial bugs like lady beetles that actually help control aphids, mites and other insects.

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Sunday, June 5, 2011

Micro Roasted Coffees from Higganum, Connecticut

Coffees now available direct from the roaster in Higganum, Connecticut

Micro roasted single origin select coffees from around the world are available in ground or whole bean, including Brazil Cerrado, Organic Ethiopean Yergacheffe (Fair Trade), Salvador SHG Everest, Sumatra Mandheling, Tanzanian Peaberry Ruvuma and more.

These coffees come from a small micro roasterie with a passion for roasting world class quality coffees.

The natural flavors from each unique tree from around the world are specialty roasted to bring out the best qualities each bean has to offer.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Cookies from New York City

Cookies now available direct from the baker in New York City.

Made with organic ingredients with no additives.

All cookies are made from scratch and baked fresh for each order, which guarantees the most delicious, freshly baked, real homemade style cookies.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Roasted Soynuts from Sanford, North Carolina

Dry roasted, flavored soynuts available direct from the producer in Sanford, North Carolina.

Every soybean that goes into these roasted soynuts is grown and harvested directly from a third generation family farm, ensuring quality from beginning to end.

These soybeans are cleaned and roasted without oil to help lower the reduction of beneficial properties.