Do You Love Food? Do You Know Where To Get More?

Oct 25 2013

Farmer markets

What kind of Food Network local broadcasting do you watch? What interests you when it comes to watching the Food Network locally? Some people only watch it for the reality shows and the competitions. And there are some great ones on there. But there is so much more when it comes to the Food Network, and food in general. Break out of your comfort zone when it comes to your watching habits, and try something new.

  • Why Is Food Important?
  • There are a lot of cooking shows out there that really stress the importance of food. It is not just about cooking food for supper every night. Food is a communal experience. It brings family and friends together to share in that one thing that they can all agree on.

    Being able to cook, even on a basic level, allows you to communicate in that way wi

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Why Should You Buy Locally? Three Options and Reasons to Avoid the Big Supermarkets

Sep 23 2013

Farm markets

Did you know that the average American meal travels for about 1,500 miles before it arrives on your plate? There are a lot of reasons this is not ideal. Not only does it increase our carbon foot print, or how much carbon dioxide emissions our purchases contribute to the atmosphere, but it can also lead to lower quality foods. Because fruit, for example, has to travel long distances, it is often picked while still unripe, then gassed to ripen it after transportation. Tired of being a part of this? Here are three solutions for learning to eat locally grown foods.

1. Farmer Markets

Most communities both large and small support a local farmer’s market, and this can be a great way to get produce that is both cheap and locally grown. Not only will you cut down on your footprint, but you also get a c

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Three Excellent Reasons to Skip the Supermarket, and Find a Farmer

Aug 26 2013

Organic farmers market

Local, natural, free range, organic, fair trade, all these words get thrown around so often that it can be easy to forget about what they truly mean. Buying and eating local means to seek out food that is grown in your community. For example, if you live in a temperate climate, it might mean buying tomatoes from a local farmer instead of ones from the supermarket. Supermarket produce is usually imported from across the country, or from some other country altogether.

There are many excellent reasons to eat local, but here are the big three.

1. It is easy!

CSA, also known as Community Supported Agriculture farms, and farmer markets make it easy for you to find local fruits, vegetables, meat, and other products. Depending on where you live, you may also find it easy to get local foods year round. Cali

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Buying Food Does Not Always Have to Feel Like a Chore

Jul 26 2013

Market place foods

Many individuals spend all week looking forward to the weekend only to realize that, on at least one of the days, they will not be able to do anything fun because they have to run errands and go grocery shopping for their family. However, fresh food markets provide an opportunity to combine the two. Going to the grocery store is a hassle, and pushing through crowded aisles and waiting in line at the cashier is never any fun. In order to avoid those problems, many individuals will want to do their shopping in the fresh air and laid back atmosphere of farmer markets.

Despite constant efforts by management teams to make their supermarket feel more fun, grocery stores still feel like grocery stores. While there are probably more items there than at a fresh food market, for most, shopping for food always feels

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4 Things to Consider Before Opening a Coffee Shop

Feb 14 2018

Cups with lids

Coffee is one of the most popular beverages throughout the world. Whether it be morning or night, people love having a cup of coffee. In fact, statistics show that 150 million people in the United States alone drink some form of this delicious beverage. Considering that, it’s understandable that someone might want to turn their love of coffee into a potentially profitable business. However, there are a few things you’ll want to consider before your new coffee shop is open for business. With that in mind, here are four things to consider before opening a coffee shop.

  1. Consider Providing Various Caffeine Intensities

    It’s true that many people drink coffee in order to receive a boost of caffeinated energy. That being said, not all coffee drinkers enjoy this beverage for its caffe

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Three Things Health Nuts Need to Know About Pecans and Walnuts

Jan 23 2018

Pecan family

It seems like nearly every day a new health craze or diet supplement crops up to grab our attention and money. Some of these have merit while others prove to be of little value. But sometimes we don’t have to look much further than the foods we already enjoy, and have enjoyed for millennia as a species, for nutritional benefits.

Nuts and seeds of many kinds have served as an integral part of the human diet for at least tens of thousands of years (probably more). In the United States, peanuts dominate other types of nuts by a significant margin. In fact, approximately 90% of U.S. citizens eat peanut butter, and more than 100 million pounds of peanut butter were consumed each year between 2008 and 2014. Fortunately, there are several be

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How To Combat Food Borne Illnesses

Jan 19 2018

Packaging distributor

Getting food poisoning is absolutely no fun, as many of us can unfortunately attest to. You feel betrayed by your meal, and it can set you off of a certain type of food for months if not forever. There can be serious health consequences as well, namely the dehydration that follows a food borne illness. And, unfortunately, food borne illnesses are not at all uncommon. They have many causes and every single year one out of six people living in the United States gets one. This means almost 50 million people get sick, over 100,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 even die every year from food borne diseases alone.

Fortunately, there are ways to combat the spread of food borne illnesses. X-ray food

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Choose Frozen Yogurt Supplies that Will Boost Your Business

Jan 18 2018

Custom frozen yogurt cups

Ice cream and frozen yogurt treats are a popular novelty that is regularly eaten by about 90% of households. Ice cream shops and frozen yogurt stores are so popular that there were around 2,500 yogurt stores at the end of 2013. Some months make indulging in a cold sweet treat more enjoyable, which probably explains why June is the most popular month for producing ice cream or frozen yogurt treats.

Ice cream and frozen yogurt stands and stores are a great way for families to indulge in these sweet treats anytime they want. Catering to the needs of those looking for sweet treats can be overwhelming though. Knowing the things that attract consumers to your yogurt stand will help you stand out from the crowd. You must be able to think outside of the box in order to attract more customers you must

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