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Use this one sustainable rule to declutter

EAT BETTER LIVE BETTER NEWSLETTER / April 5-6, 2017

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The kitchen in that picture offers room for serenity or making a joyful mess, whichever makes you happier. If kitchen clutter is sucking the joy out of your life, celebrate spring like a veggie fairy: declutter through sustainable practices that are good for us and the planet! The fact is, our farmers aren’t the only ones who can practice sustainability to help us eat better and live better. We can do it at home by using this one sustainable trick to declutter…

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2 things to never store together

EAT BETTER LIVE BETTER NEWSLETTER / Mar 29-30, 2017

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They make a great pair… cooked. But they should be stored separately. One likes to be dry and cool, and the other tends to release moisture. One is also sensitive to ethylene gas, which is given off by ripening fruits. Find out which 2 items in your crisper are the ones you should never store together…

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This kind of local farmer helps the future

EAT BETTER LIVE BETTER NEWSLETTER / Mar 22-23, 2017

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Seasonal Roots makes it possible for you to have an impact on the future – simply through the food you eat today. We partner with farmers who use sustainable practices because they’re thinking about the future, too. This kind of local farmer helps the future of our families, our communities, and our planet. Exhibit A is Van Dessel Farm, which got its start when…

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Regional vs local

EAT BETTER LIVE BETTER NEWSLETTER / Mar 15-16, 2017

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Can you tell what’s local and what’s regional in that picture? Local food and regional food both have good things to offer! But what makes food local, regional, or neither? Sometimes it’s obvious: If an apple comes from New Zealand, it’s not local, at least not here in Virginia. But what if it comes from North Carolina, Pennsylvania, or even Florida? There’s no official definition for ‘local food’ or ‘regional food’. Seasonal Roots considers food ‘local’ if…

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Grass-fed Cooking Secrets

EAT BETTER LIVE BETTER NEWSLETTER / Mar 8-9, 2017

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Grass-fed beef and pasture-raised pork, chicken, and eggs are packed with flavor, plus vitamins, Omega 3s, and healthier fats. But to get the most out of all that goodness, the Saddle Ridge Farm family offers this simple piece of advice: DON’T OVERCOOK! Pastured meat and eggs are a little more delicate and cook faster than conventionally raised meat and eggs. That’s because, when it comes to meat, grass-fed and pastured products contain more…

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Eat Better Live Better / Feb 22-23

A TRIBE CALLED SEASONAL ROOTS: OUR SHARED VALUES
By Kristin Henderson, chief veggie conversationalist

Sure, everyone likes the way Seasonal Roots makes fresh, local food convenient and affordable. But there’s so much more to it than that. When each of us got involved in Seasonal Roots, we became part of something larger than our individual selves. We joined forces with people who share some of the same values.

What are those values? Whether farmer, food artisan, or member:

We’re caring for our families by bringing them together around nutritious, delicious meals…

Read more below or view as a PDF with clickable links. Recipes, tips, hacks, specials, and feature stories to help you eat better live better with sustainable local food in every issue of our newsletter!

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Eat Better Live Better / Feb 8-9

COOKED GRAPEFRUIT?! TAKE A PEEK AT WHAT YOUR NEIGHBORS ARE UP TO IN THE KITCHEN!
Seasonal Roots member Kristen shared a kid-friendly recipe with us on Facebook that involves a broiler and grapefruit. Krista, another member, shared a recipe for carb loading the right way, with sweet potato hash brown patties. Krista wrote: “These were and continue to be a big hit, I’ve made them with the Kennebec potatoes too!” Do you have a great recipe that uses our local food? Send it our way and EAT BETTER LIVE BETTER!

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Eat Better Live Better / Feb 1-2

WHERE DO YOUR EGGS AND MEAT COME FROM?
And why are ours so much better?

In 2009 Keith Farrish noticed that, while many things in life made him happy, few compared to driving his tractor. After 20 years in the buttoned-up business world, Keith and his wife Wendy started SADDLE RIDGE FARM.

It’s a small family farm near Culpeper, Va., where they raise chickens, pigs, and cows in open pasture. Their goal is to maintain and improve the mental and physical health of the families who eat what they raise. So they take care of their land and animals in a sustainable way that predates newer, “modern” farming practices…

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