Learn more about the nourishing food items our local farmers produce, and get inspired to start cooking with them in your own home!
Do you like cinnamon? Today it can be bought in every store, and earlier ordinary people could only dream about it.
Muesli (or traditional type of cereal) today is one of the best-selling products in the world. A healthy breakfast containing cereal, fruits, nuts and honey – what else can be more nutritious and tasty to help start the day! Believe it or not, they have appeared on the shelves of our supermarkets only relatively recently, but they have a very rich history.
Pasta is one of the most controversial products today. There are a lot of disputes about its harm and benefit. Some nutritionists recommend to include it in the diet while others think that it should be strictly forbidden. On one hand, pasta is a product with a high content of carbohydrates and gluten, on the other hand it is a product rich in nutrients. So is pasta good or bad?
Though it is quite recently that the benefit of amaranth is being discussed, people have been familiar with its useful qualities for thousands of years. Impressive set of nutrients and great benefit for health returned the amaranth to its former glory. So what is unique about it and why is it so useful?
In much of the United States, rhubarb is nearly synonymous with the spring season. Not typically available year round, its strongly associated with spring, and starts popping up in grocery stores and farmers markets around this time. The red and green plant has some awesome heath benefits, and makes for a sustainable food choice in the spring.
Ham has been a part of the American holiday meal for decades showcasing its smoky flavor at family dinners spanning generations. Recapture the mood and memories of family by including a traditional baked ham on your Easter Sunday table. Enjoy the taste of locally farmed pork that promises to make your holiday meal just like moms!
Leek is one of those items at the grocery store that is often overlooked. It’s not a staple, like tomatoes or onions, and it’s not weird enough to stand out, like rutabaga or celery root, and so it mostly goes unnoticed. Which is a shame, because not only are leeks versatile and healthy, but full of remarkable flavor.
While common wheat established itself long ago as the prevailing grain in the west, its rival cousin is beginning to contest that. Spelt, an ancient grain and member of the wheat family, was an important part of many European’s diets in medieval times. Recently, it has enjoyed a newfound popularity that’s come, like many other food trends, by way of its health benefits.
Okay, okay, I know what you’re thinking: CAMEL milk?? As in, camel, the animal with two humps that people ride across the desert? People drink their milk?! Well yes, they do, and it’s not much different than drinking plain old cow’s milk. In fact, camel milk has been consumed for thousands of years.
If the word ‘persimmon’ sounds foreign to you, you’re probably not alone. The yellowish-orange fruit resembling a tomato is not incredibly popular in the United States — but it should be!