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Farm to Table

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The concept of Farm to Table (as the name suggests) refers to the process by which food is bought directly from local farms and soon after, finds itself on our table. By skipping the middle man, we have fresher produce that not only tastes better, but is also better for our bodies.

The first step to creating your own farm to table menu is to research where to find your local farmers’ market. The produce on sale at the markets is not necessarily grown organically, but there are usually plenty of organic stalls selling local fruit and vegetables – without the pesticides.

All food groups are represented at the Farmers’ Markets, so you can go with a shopping list or see what is seasonal and be inspired from there. As well as seasonal produce, local breads, fish, meat, pastries and desserts are staples for most markets in Northern California. Even the simplest food served farm to table will taste incredibly fresh and rustic.

Enjoy the simplicity of the food nature has prepared for us, and be amazed at how flavorful produce can be when taken directly from the farm, to our table.

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Happy Healthy Holidays

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The holidays are here, and with them come the temptation of a lot of delicious food. From latkes to lollipops, stuffing to sufganyiot, cornbread to candy canes – November and December are full of such (caloric) fun. So, for those of you on a diet, how can you keep your willpower while enjoying yourself this holiday season?

Firstly, we believe that healthy eating shouldn’t be a result of dieting. Healthy eating is a lifestyle that prioritizes fresh whole foods, limiting or eliminating processed food. Everything can be enjoyed in moderation – the key is moderation.

Here are a couple of practical tips to keep yourself healthy this season:

(1) Don’t stand next to the snack table! If you gravitate towards the snacks during awkward holiday moments, find another way to occupy your time. Awkward moments are aplenty at family gatherings, so Instagram some photos of a drunk uncle or something.

(2) If you’re hosting, provide a lot of fresh food options. If you’re bringing something to somebody else’s house, ditch the packaged foods and make something delicious out of real ingredients. If you’re in a time crunch, choose a store-bought item that isn’t laden with artificial flavors and colors.

(3) Eat until you’re satisfied – not until you’re bursting at the seams. Nobody wants to roll you out the door at the end of the night.

(4) If you’re hosting, give your guests some leftovers as they leave. You don’t want to be eating pecan pie for breakfast, lunch and dinner all week. Well, you might want to, but it’s not the most productive health choice.

Enjoy yourself, and be thankful!