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Michael Carroll Green's Blog – January 2010 Archive (3)

Certified Farmers Market Fresh Pick of the Week for January 11, 2010!

Beets are this week’s Fresh Pick of the Week at the Certified Farmers’ Market, and are available from several farmers at all three valley locations. Beets are an amazing food crop, but most of us only think of them as the red root vegetable that is generally served cooked, stir-fried or pickled. What many people do not know is that the green leafy part of the Beet plant is also edible, and was quite popular (more so that its roots) until its leafier cousins –… Continue

Added by Michael Carroll Green on January 11, 2010 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Certified Farmers Market Fresh Pick of the Week for January 4, 2010

The First Fresh Pick of the New Decade has been a human food source for at least 10,000 years. Ancient humans living in what is now Spain (during the Mesolithic Period) are depicted hunting for it in cave paintings. So it should come as no surprise that by the time humans began recording their history with writing (around 2100 B.C.), our Fresh Pick was already old news!



What is it? Honey! The Labor of Love (and food source) for Honeybees, and the Nectar of the… Continue

Added by Michael Carroll Green on January 11, 2010 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Certified Farmers Market Fresh Pick: Farm Fresh Eggs!

At the Certified Farmers’ Market, the eggs come in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors, and they’re all Farm Fresh, Hormone-free, and naturally delicious – whether they come from chickens, ducks or even quail! Eggs that come from poultry that is allowed to range free are nutritious, better tasting, and better for you. Free range eggs contain about half as much cholesterol as factory-raised eggs. They are also twice as rich in Vitamin E, up to six times richer in beta carotene… Continue

Added by Michael Carroll Green on January 11, 2010 at 12:28pm — No Comments

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