local pastured eggs

Why local pastured eggs are so worth it!

EAT BETTER LIVE BETTER NEWSLETTER / June 21-22, 2017

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Outside Richmond in the rolling hills of Amelia Court House, Va., lies a multi-generational family farmstead called Avery’s Branch Farm. The Alexander family live and work there alongside their chickens, turkeys, ducks, pigs, and cows, using sustainable farming methods to produce nutritious, delicious food for us all…

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Want to help feed hungry local families?

EAT BETTER LIVE BETTER NEWSLETTER / June 14-15, 2017

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As you read this, nearly a million of your fellow Virginians don’t know where their next meal is coming from. That’s more than 10% of our population. (More on this at vafoodbanks.org.) On top of that, many hungry people live in “food deserts”, neighborhoods with little or no access to healthy fresh food. So where will their next truly nutritious meal come from…?

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This is where your early local tomatoes come from

EAT BETTER LIVE BETTER NEWSLETTER / June 7-8, 2017

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Jack McKenney and his son Justin always wanted to go into business together. Jack was a retired banker and Justin worked for a well-servicing company in Pennsylvania. They also had a pasture in the Virginia countryside that had been in the family for 100 years. So in 2015 the father-son team attended a hands-on hydroponic farming workshop…

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Your online farmers market baskets

EAT BETTER LIVE BETTER NEWSLETTER / May 30-31, 2017

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When you go to your online farmers market to shop this coming weekend, you’ll see something new: Updated basket options that will offer better choices to you and better support to local farmers…

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local food on a budget

Eat local food on a budget

EAT BETTER LIVE BETTER NEWSLETTER / May 23-24, 2017

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Eating local food creates jobs and boosts the economy, promotes health and well-being, and supports a healthy environment with thriving communities. If each Virginia household spent just $10 of their total weekly food budget on local food and farm products, $1.65 billion would be generated annually, directly impacting Virginia’s economy…

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Know your farmer for reliable good food

EAT BETTER LIVE BETTER NEWSLETTER / May 17-18, 2017

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The news has been full of headlines lately about the unreliability of organic labels. Is your food as good as it claims to be? The best way to know is to know your farmer. At Seasonal Roots, we know our local farmers! We know they use sustainable practices, which means you know it, too…

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Easy ordering at your online farmers market

EAT BETTER LIVE BETTER NEWSLETTER / May 10-11, 2017

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Our website just got a makeover! Not only does it have a new look, but it’s also got new information. As you know, we make it easy for you to eat better and live better with our network of local, sustainable family farmers, plus online ordering, home-delivery, recipes, and tips. Now our website makes it just as easy for newcomers to get what we’re all about…

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Grassfed: Why these “ka-razy” local farmers made the switch

EAT BETTER LIVE BETTER NEWSLETTER / May 3-4, 2017

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Meet our newest farmer partners! When Brooks and Jil Davis decided to switch from conventional farming and go grassfed and sustainable, they were pretty much alone. Many of their fellow farmers didn’t like the idea. The couple’s decision cost them one friendship and affected their farm networking. They were labeled, “Ka-razy!” So why switch…?

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Have fun with worry-free food

EAT BETTER LIVE BETTER NEWSLETTER / April 26-27, 2017

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Please do play with your food! You can serve up worry-free food and fun when you know where your food comes from. Next to every item on our menu is a small image of the farmer or food artisan who provided it. Click on that image, and you can read their story and get to know them. Knowing where your food comes from means…

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Yes, you CAN decorate brown eggs! Here’s how!

EAT BETTER LIVE BETTER NEWSLETTER / April 12-13, 2017

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The happy hens who forage the green pastures of Saddle Ridge Farm are busy laying plenty of eggs. So the only limit is your imagination! You can definitely decorate brown eggs, and decorating doesn’t have to equal toxic, either. You can get non-toxic egg dye kits from…

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