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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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