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Popcorn as Organic Snack Choice

My kids are finding it can be fun to shop the bulk bins at the market, especially when this includes treats. We found some colorful organic popcorn recently and took it home in our own glass container. Getting away from the microwave bags gave us the chance to make popcorn an activity in itself. Interested […]

Continue Reading By on January 13, 2012 in eating better, organic, parenting

Top Turkeys Go from Pasture to Thanksgiving Table

Verlinda and Dave Waters, River Ridge Farms My visit to see the turkeys at River Ridge Farms disrupted their latest move from one stretch of pasture to the other.  Verlinda Waters had the tractor backed up to move the large wooden roost she and her husband had built by hand.  One turkey sat leisurely atop […]

Continue Reading By on November 21, 2011 in agriculture, farmers market, farming, food, natural, organic

Real Food from Small Farm to Table

Real food – from small farm to table… Chicken legs are a favorite for the kids at my house.  They were happy when I brought some home recently from River Ridge Farms. Dave Waters and his wife, Verlinda, had been telling me all about their small, family farm operation.  I could see for myself that […]

Continue Reading By on November 20, 2011 in eating better, farm, natural

Broccoli Leaf Harvest

A few months ago my youngest daughter helped “plant” more seeds than we intended in a little flower bed. We ended up with a few odds and ends there, most notably the broccoli plants than finally came into their own shortly before our first hard frost.  We had additional broccoli plants in their intended location, […]

Continue Reading By on November 19, 2011 in eating better, garden, natural, organic

Honey & Pollen for Our Kitchen

Breakfast time at our house includes a tiny bit of bee pollen along with a little yogurt or juice.  Sometimes it includes hot cereal like brown rice or steel cut oats sweetened with raw, organically produced honey.  We were excited to receive our first mailed box of honey and pollen late this summer.  We purchased it from a […]

Continue Reading By on October 27, 2011 in eating better, farm, honey, natural, wellness

Market Offers Sustainable Food Choices for Families

As the parent of a young child, Allyn Richardson says she considers food one of her most important purchases.  She appreciates the wholesome choices at Three Rivers Market in East Tennessee.  “With the selection available at the new location, we have no reason to shop anywhere else (other than farmer direct). They offer just about […]

Continue Reading By on September 20, 2011 in Appalachia, conscious consumerism, eating better, frugal, local, organic, parenting, shopping, sustainable, thrifty