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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Keeping the Beverage Industry Safe and Clean

Jun 14 2016

The U.S. food and beverage industry plays an extremely large and important role in the economy for all of the United States. The soft drink industry alone brings in about $60 billion each year in sales. It’s important that these liquids that are being consumed by the masses are as clean and safe as possible.

Just three years ago, in 2013, the U.S. food and beverage industry saw an increase in net profits rise to about 17%, reaching about $23.2 billion. Over the next two years, that number is expected to reach around $30 billion. With the amount of money involved and the amount of consumption, it’s more important than ever to have the highest quality and safest products available.

A great way that the food and beverage industry has ensured the cleanliness and safety of these products is by utilizing sanitary drum pumps to transfer and store liquids safely.

A sanitary pump is used to remove liquids — usually from a 55-gallon barrel or drum — by pumping between a hose and a tube or two hoses. There is an intake hose, which is the lower of the two, located at the exact depth of the drum, and the outflow hose, located on the outside of the drum, which can vary in size.

These sanitary pumps are great for keeping the food and beverage products in the U.S. safe, but other parts of the world are continuing to struggle with scarcities involving clean water.

There have been improvements in the battle to provide clean water to parts of the world that are suffering. It’s estimated that just last year, over 90% of the world’s population had access to clean drinking water sources. Sanitary pumps are changing the ways in which we are able to transfer and store liquids for people all over the world, and we are only going to see more advancements in the future. Water technology exports are now worth over $2.7 billion.

Keeping the food and beverage industry clean in the U.S. and all over the world is imperative for the future of both the planet and the people living on it.

Capitalizing on Summer Sushi Dining

May 25 2016

Sushi bar

There seem to be certain food items that pair perfectly with different seasons of the year. The fall and winter months are spent eating warm, comfort type foods like soups and pasts bakes. These make people feel warm and relaxed for a long night in front of the TV. The spring and summer generally pair well with lighter and fresher types of foods. People are focusing on their bodies, getting ready for summer weather. They are up and doing more throughout the day and require healthier dining options for the desired energy. Sushi is one of those lighter and healthier dining options that people tend to enjoy during the spring and the summer months. What are some ways that your seafood restaurant can be sure to profit and bring in a lot of business for the upcoming summer months?

From 2009 to 2014, the U.S. seafood

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The Best Ways to Use Unsweetened Baking Chocolate

Apr 20 2016

Bulk chocolate

Most chocolate lovers are likely familiar with chocolate in its ready-to-eat forms, such as organic dark chocolate bars, organic chocolate chips and other kinds of chocolate candy. However, for centuries, bakers have been utilizing unsweetened baking chocolate in order to concoct some of our favorite desserts, such as brownies, chocolate cookies, and more.
So how did unsweetened baking chocolate come to be? Its history begins centuries ago, before the birth of America even happened.
In 1764, John Hannan and Dr. James Baker, an American physician, started importing beans

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How Sanitary And Electric Pumps Make Our Everyday Lives Easier

Apr 08 2016

Chemical barrel pump

America is the largest producer of chemical products and, as a result, sees an ever increasing demand for chemical drum pumps and electric def pumps for various industries both nationwide and worldwide. The food and beverage industry sees a significant demand for quality pumps to better moderate complex machinery while water and chemical industries rely on a variety of pumps to clean and filter the working environment. Knowing which kind of pump to buy is crucial for making sure your business or warehouse functions properly in the day-to-day and remains consistently clean. Let’s take a look at the role electric def pumps, diaphragm pumps and sanitary pumps play in various industries and why they’re a vital compo

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