Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Summer is a time to slow down and foster a renewal of those things close to our hearts...for me, that is family, friends, and community.
One of the most precious gifts we can pass on to those we care about is good, sustainable, information about the foods we eat.
In today's world of mass transit shipments, our food can come to us from thousands of miles from our homes, which most always means it has to be processed for shipping long before it is fully ready for consumption...which leaves it tasteless, without any nutritional value and in so many cases the addition of unhealthy additives.
How can we offset what seems to be a problem with no clear cut answers.
One very attainable option is your local farmers.
Look around, do some research, find the growers closest to you and promote a relationship that will lead you to better foods for you and your family.
Another great option is "herbs"...I grow these for my family and for profit.
You can grow just what you need for meal planning even if you live in a small city dwelling, with no yard space. Herbs will grow in containers and bless you with a bountiful harvest for the season.
Salads are a perfect dish for using your bounty.....basil, oregano, dill, chives, thyme and parsley can all be tossed into any salad you desire.
The health benefits from a salad with a handful of fresh herbs is mind blowing.....
Think "green", give your family a new way to think about food, plant a garden, either in the ground or in pots!
Wishing you a Joyful June!
Bea Kunz/Sage Hill Farms