Have you ever heard of local, organic produce coops? I recently signed up for a "small box" of the weekly assorted organic fruits and vegetables from Abundant Harvest. On Saturday mornings, we pack the fam in the car and head on down to a local nursery...
where the truck drops off small and large boxes of organic produce from farms nearby in the bakersfield area. There's my Knight, hooded and all, taking our empty box to the truck...
and returning with our box of good health! I love that the boys (and I) are learning what's in season.
Here's what's in season this week: broccoli, parsley, sage, rosemary, potatoes, arugula, shallots, sweet potatoes, radishes, spinach, apples! Other than the amazing FLAVOR of fresh of the truck organic
produce, WHY ORGANIC??
This week, our Abundant Harvest Flyer's "Fresh Facts" provided the answer to this very question... "Eighty five percent of your immune function and thus your ability to thrive healthily comes from the microbes in your gut--ga-jillions of 'em working away in symbiotic harmony the way they were designed to digest your food and make ALL the nutrients available to fuel your life." Most of the conventional produce aisle is coated with a fungicide to stop decay. Since fungicides kill microbes that cause decay, what do you think they are doing to the microbes in your gut that you're counted on for support??
Of course, you can take matters into your own hands. But for $22 a week, I recommend looking in your local area for a similar program.