When you shop at Farmer’s Markets, you meet the people who grow your food.
You can ask them about their farming practices and establish a relationship with the real custodians of our planet.
When you purchase organic plant foods, you are supporting not only your health but the health of our precious planet as well. Modern farming techniques such as using pesticides, herbicides, and genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are unhealthy practices. If these practices can poison a bug, they will poison you too; it will just take longer. When we support locally grown foods, we are reducing the use of fossil fuels. Small organic farms sell their produce at local farmer’s markets, roadside stands, and health food stores. The more you buy in season from local farmers, the healthier you, the local economy, and our planet will be. The produce is usually vine ripened, grown in a sustainable way, and of a higher life force. When you shop at Farmer’s Markets, you meet the people who grow your food. You can ask them about their farming practices and establish a relationship with the real custodians of our planet. In supporting local, sustainable farms, you are becoming part of the solution. You are being the change we all want to see in the world.
When we eat foods in season, we eat foods that are fresher,
have greater flavor, contain the highest nutrition,
the highest life force, and have the best value.
As we build our connection to the foods we eat and support locally grown organic foods from sustainable agriculture, we will find we are eating more in tune with the seasons. When we eat foods in season, we eat foods that are fresher, have greater flavor, contain the highest nutrition, highest life force and have the best value. Seasons are essential to the rhythm of our Earth. Our Earth needs a time of rest as well as a time of great bounty. This is the natural way for Earth to stay in balance. This natural rhythm is reflected in the local fair sold at Farmer’s markets, road side stands and small natural food stores. Each season has its own gifts that give us something to look forward to: sprigs of young tender asparagus that come in spring, the bounty of fresh fruits of summer, and the slower growing vegetables of autumn and winter such as potatoes, parsnips and winter squash. The more you work with foods in season, the more you will appreciate and be in tune with the natural rhythms of nature.
Being conscious consumers is one way we can be
the change we want to see in the world.
The biggest playing card we all have in creating a better, more sustainable world is becoming conscious consumers. When we understand the true cost of the products we buy, that is, the cost to our planet, farm animals, workers, and natural resources, we begin to understand how powerful we are as consumers. It is called ‘voting with your dollars.’ Being conscious consumers is one way we can be the change we want to see in the world. When we make conscious purchases we honor our Earth as well as ourselves and all living beings. As we study how our purchases affect the environment we see more and more how all things are connected. A popular Oriental saying says when a butterfly flaps its wings, it can be felt around the world. Choose environmentally friendly products as it is with such thoughtful actions that we can make a difference.
Aim to have gratitude reflected in all your actions.
My intention is always to live my life in a way that inspires others to be all they can be. This website is yet another way of sharing my knowledge and love with others. Always be in gratitude. Gratitude is not passive. Aim to have gratitude reflected in all your actions. Strive to live your highest values. Know you make a difference. Remember always our precious Earth who keeps giving and giving without condition. Take good care of her, she is the only one we have.