Laura Bruno gives some very good advice in this post. Now I know what ‘seconds’ are at a farmers market, and she gives the idea of requesting edible weeds from farmers. Some weeds are extremely good for you. O magazine did an article about it years ago. I think eating edible weeds is one important step in feeding the whole world. Asking farmers for them is revolutionary. It enables farmers to make money on what they might think of as trash.
David and I attended last night’s monthly Farmer’s Market Film Series showing of “Food Stamped”. (According to the trailer on YouTube, “FOOD STAMPED follows a couple attempting to eat a healthy, well-balanced diet on a food stamp budget. Nutrition educator Shira Potash teaches nutrition-based cooking classes to elementary school students in low-income neighborhoods, most of whom are eligible for food stamps. In an attempt to walk a mile in their shoes, Shira and her documentary filmmaker husband embark on the food stamp challenge where they eat on roughly one dollar per meal. This film is a documentary work-in-progress by Shira & Yoav Potash. See www.FoodStamped.com“) I had planned to post about low budget healthy eating here anyway, so FOOD STAMPED just provided an extra nudge in that direction.
Most of my blog readers and clients have at least made the connection that fresh, local, organic, non-GMO foods make…
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