Farm Fresh for Vitality

by Christine Tentilucci

farm fresh for vitalityOne of the great things about summer is the availability of fresh, in-season produce. There is nothing like locally grown berries, tomatoes and corn on the cob, enjoyed just days—and sometimes hours—after being picked. We are fortunate to live in a region so ripe with farms, food stands and farmers’ markets. It makes it easy to eat clean and support local farmers in the process.
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Declare Your Food Independence

by Lisa White

food independenceThe only way to know with 100 percent certainty what is in our food is to grow it (and test it) ourselves. In fact, The National Gardening Association reported that in 2009, 43 million Americans had a food garden. But growing tomatoes, peppers and basil is not going to fill our bellies, and most people want much more food than they are interested in or able to produce on their own.
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Reaping What We Sow

Preparing for a Rich Harvest of Local Natural Foods

by Reid Boyer and Michelle Bense

We are what we eat. Simple, yet profound, it means eating healthy foods leads to enjoying a healthy life. Though we are aware of this absolute truth, current lifestyles reflect convenience and rock-bottom prices at the expense of our health, environment and local farming heritage. As a society, we have globalized our diets at the cost of the extinction of numerous plant species and burdened our environment with fertilizers, pesticides and the impact of transporting food from all points of the globe.
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APRIL 2015: Nature’s Wisdom, Table of Contents

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A Locally Sourced Valentine’s Day Meal

by Susan Vorwerk

When we think of Valentine’s Day, we think of showing our appreciation for those we love. This year, multiply that appreciation abundantly by buying locally. One way to appreciate family and friends while benefiting our neighbors is to cook a meal using locally grown foods. By keeping our dollars in Bucks County, we can help provide a living wage to our farmers, artisan producers and their families, while feeding healthy, great-tasting foods to our own.
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