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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Considering The Use Of Reclaimed Wood Here In The United States

Mar 10 2019

Wood is a popular material both here in the United States as well as throughout the rest of the world as a whole. After all, wood has a great many uses, and is an incredibly durable material to boot. Wood elements in homes have even been known to last for 100 years and beyond, provided that they are well maintained, well cared for, and provided with protection from the elements. From wood paneling to wood floors, there is no shortage to the ways in which woods – particularly hardwoods – can be applied throughout our world.

Hardwood floors and other hardwood elements can even help to sell a home, especially if they are new additions. After all, the data more than backs this up, showing that more than half of all prospective home buyers (around 54% of them, to be just a little bit more exact) will actually pay more for a home that has wood floors incorporated within it. For many people, hardwood floors are ideal and not just from the purposes of longevity but from the purposes of cr

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The Amazing Role of the Plastic Spoon in the Ice Cream Business

Mar 04 2019

Frozen desserts including ice cream, frozen yogurt, sherbert, sorbet, and gelato are the most sought after treats in the country. Regardless of the state or region, Americans love their frozen desserts and will go out for a treat anytime of year for nearly any reason.

Americans have been raised on ice cream. It is eaten to celebrate achievements and milestones big and small. It is eaten to comfort those that are hurt or heartbroken. It is eaten to cool off on a hot day, enjoy the outdoors, and finish off a picnic. There is no limit to the reasons Americans will choose to go out for ice cream.

As a result of this national obsession, frozen dessert businesses have exploded across the country. Inventive entrepreneurs are constantly finding new and different ways to prepare and serve everyone’s favorite dessert items.

Some have gone for practical; finding more practical ways to serve ice cream, so people can enjoy it while not hindering them from other activities. Other co

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The Best Supplies for Your Ice Cream Business

Mar 03 2019

Do you own an ice cream shop, or are you considering opening one? If you answered yes then you should hear about all of the awesome supplies that Uniq has to offer you. Their eco-friendly, colorful, and customizable ice cream supplies will make a wonderful addition to your business and help to promote your shop’s brand and design.

Custom Ice Cream Cups

These eco-friendly custom dessert cups are a great way to add flare to your business. You can get cups made with your shop’s logo on them or come up with other cool designs that you feel represent your business.

Paper Straws

If you will be selling things like root beer floats or shakes, you should consider Uniq’s paper straws. Not only are they better for environment than plastic straws, but they come in different fun designs. You can pick the look that best fits your shop and some excitement to the dessert drinks you offe

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Have You Ever Tried a Crystallized Pansy? Here is What You’re Missing

Feb 10 2019

The foodie trend has grown tremendously throughout the United States as more and more people want to try new and different things. They want their food to be exotic, delicious, and beautiful. The explosion of social media has opened the door to everyday people posting photos and reviews of the things they eat. From homemade dishes to expensive restaurants, people feel drawn to sharing what they are eating.

For Americans, this often means trying food and ingredients that have been commonly used in other areas of the world for generations. For example, in many areas of the world plants, flowers, and microgreens have been common ingredients. However, in the United States this is seen as a fairly new phenomenon.

Microgreens are typically rated on a scale ranged from 1 to 5 with 1 being poor and 5 being excellent. Microgreens should be rated at a 3 or better to be sold. Although many people have never heard of them, microgreens have been around for almost 30 years.

For thos

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