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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Tips for Starting Your Own Ice Cream Stand

Apr 18 2019

A fun and potentially lucrative business venture is the starting of your own ice cream stand. Mobile stands have some of the cheapest start up costs and give you the opportunity to move to where business is. Whether this means hanging out in a busier part of town or getting in as a vendor at a festival, you can take your cart where the people are.

However, there are some guidelines to follow and some tips to help your little business stand out. Below are some of the steps you need to take to run a mobile ice cream stand as well as ways to make your stand unique and successful.

City Requirements

Something to consider when starting your business is that every city will have its own rules and regulations when it comes to food vendors. You will need to make sure that the areas you wish to sell in are zoned for food vending or you could get into trouble. You will also be subjected to health inspections like any stationary ice cream shop to make sure everything is stored

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A Look At The World Of Candy In The United States

Apr 12 2019

From retro candy to gummy candy to mint candy to soft candy to even just tootsie rolls, there are many, many types of candy out there and waiting to be consumed. After all, everyone like different types of candy and having so many varieties has been beneficial for the industry producing this candy as a whole. Without candy like retro candy and beyond, our eating habits would be very different indeed. The data backs this up, showing that just about everyone and anyone is in love with candy – at least some type of it.

In fact, a single person in the United States is actually likely to eat a total of 25 pounds of candy over the course of just one single year. Up to one quarter of all people living in this country will also eat at least one piece of candy every single day, if not more than just the one. And candy consumption, while popular among all ages, is much more prevalent among the population of children, who will eat up to four pieces of hard candies and chewy types of candy (l

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Is There a Right Way to Serve Wine?

Mar 27 2019

As many people have long suspected, there is a right way and a wrong way to drink wine. Learning how to pour wine, what are the right glasses to use with each kind of wine, the temperature at which it should be served, whether it should be decanted or not – all of this is not just esoteric wine lore but actually makes the wine taste a lot better. With this in mind, here’s a very brief introduction to how to drink wine the right way.

A growing trend
The number of wineries and wine drinkers continues to grow every year in the U.S. This trend is driven by millennials, who consumed as much as 42% of all wine drunk in the country in 2015, according to USA Today. That comes to around 159.6 cases of wine. Millennials are also willing to pay more for a bottle of wine, and as many as 17% admitted to buying a $20 bottle

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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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