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8/11/2020 TODAY'S TIP

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

8/11/2020 TODAY'S TIP

Eat the rainbow

Eat foods that are closest to their natural state as possible. Aim for whole, fresh foods in a rainbow of colors.

Today, more than ever before, there are numerous, relatively, fresh food services. Yes there are the Markets, the Super-Centers, and the prepackaged mail meal delivery companies. And their OK. Don't get me wrong. Their OK. With CoVid-19 it's getting easier to find these businesses altering their business plans to offer stay at home food shopping. Good Deal. Or is it?

When we shop at a Mail Meal service where does their pantry product come from? And at what expense?

The same could be true with Super-Centers. However there is the additional issue of buying off the internet items you may not want to put in your body. And in some cases the selection you want you have to buy in a bulk so large most of your purchase may rot in your refrigerator.

Now for Markets you may shop there during normal times. And many have Personal Shoppers who are trained to pick items of the highest quality. I know. I use the Personal Shoppers at my three local Markets in a pinch. Two of my three Market Shoppers know me so well that when my favorite brand or item is out of stock they give me a call regarding a substitute. Which is not only handy but I can tell them what SparkRecipe I'm making and they can make alternative ingredient suggestions. The cost for this service is about 15% to 20% mark up on the regular Market prices. I must admit my Markets do waive the mark up IF I BUY HUGE DOLLAR AMOUNTS. Good side: Good quality. Known providers. Scheduled delivery times. A business friend shopping for me and knows my likes and dislikes. Down Side: If your total purchase price is under $500.00 you have to pay the up charge. OUCH!

But purpose of this Blog is to have you consume more fruits & vegetables of varying vital hue. So click the below link for a new/old food buying technique. Where you a buying DIRECT from the farmer. No Physical Distancing restraints. At a cost savings. With pickup or delivery. Your local farmers Community Supported Agriculture. During different seasons I use again two different CSA's. My pantry is always stocked with FRESH FOOD. I get to meet and know the farmer and family who grow my food. The costs are slightly lower since there is no middle man. One of my CSA wives likes to stick into my selection a few of her family's recipe index cards. Which only increases my meal plan choices.

So give the article and CSA a click. Toby Amidor's article is a good short dreadmil read. " If You Love Fresh, Local Produce, You Must Sign Up for a CSA"

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