Fresh Produce Thursday and Other info—

The truck from Washington delivered today! And The Farmer brought in several heads of green cabbage from The Farm. Cooler is well stocked with greens, cucumbers and zucchini, broccoli and kale, green onions and 3# bags of Yellow onions, and much more! Abundance of oranges and two kinds of apples, bananas…Ocean Spray Cranberries for $3.75-

We have more homemade Banana Bread— Bryant Raw Honey and ORG coconut oil, eggs and ripe mashed ORG bananas, Montana Wheat flour, baking soda, and salt— good clean ingredients!! $3.99 small loaves, $7.99 large.

Store is well stocked with good healthy groceries, clean personal care products, essential oils and diffusers, tea corner with assesories, and newly stocked rock jewelry and polished rocks. (More arriving for Christmas giving—)

Gift Certificates for the seasons giving and Aloha Bay candles and Salt Lamps! Stop in and check it out!


We got our antibiotic free, natural, no added hormones turkeys and ham.

Beeler’s Ham is spiral cut, Half Ham—$6.46/# (average 7#’s)…uncured, fully cooked. These are ‘clean’ meats!

Mary’s Turkeys are pasture raised and average 9#. Cost is $5.87/#, frozen so allow time to thaw for Thanksgiving…or purchase one for Christmas.

person cutting turkey on thanksgiving table
Add herbs found in the glass cooler… Poultry Blend, Sage, Rosemary, Thyme. Winter squash from Lloyd Craft Farms!

All turkeys and half hams are special ordered for the holidays, and will not be available again until next November. (We have Beeler’s Quarter Hams in the cooler and frozen…these are stocked all year round!)

Try some of our seasonal Organic Valley Eggnog and organic Red Potatoes for mashed potatoes (great flavor). Use the Almond Malk in the place of milk for a dairy-free potato dish!

Bee Healthy is open 10:00 am to 5:30 pm. This week we will be open everyday EXCEPT Thursday for Thanksgiving! Have a great day with family and friends—be healthy to be happy!

FRESH PRODUCE DAY— every THURSDAY! AND What about Sunchokes?

The truck from Spokane made it in later than usual on Wednesday, but we got it all done!! Produce is fluffed up and in the cooler ready for you! Good prices, good quality. BROAD SELECTION–

NEW THIS WEEK—Variety of packaged Herbs in the cooler: all organic, 4 oz, $3.25 each: Poultry Blend, Sage, Rosemary, Thyme, and also Mint. Bundles of organic Flat Italian Parsley and Curley Parsley, $4.25… Just in time for Thanksgiving! But lets not limit herbs to Holidays–They enhance the flavor of many dishes and add nutritional value–

PLENTY OF GREENS this week: Greybull Valley Greenleaf, Taylor Farms Organic Kale Caesar Salad Mix, Organic Girl 50/50 Spring Salad/Spinach (marked down to $4.50), also Organic Girl Baby Salad Mix and Organic Girl Baby Spinach… Mature and healthy Rainbow Swiss Chard, 2 kinds of Kales…courtesy of Ralph’s Greenhouse, LLC.

More potatoes, onions, pumpkins, and winter squash from The Farm, Broccoli, Cauliflower, ORG Leeks from Spokane…ORG Red Beets, ORG Rainbow and Cliptop Carrots, ORG Oyster Mushrooms, ORG fresh Cranberries, ORG Cucumbers. AND MORE!

New FROM THE FARMSunchokes. We fried some up with Huckleberry Gold potatoes and Leeks for dinner last night…Sunchokes and a romaine salad, with a side of cooked Rainbow Carrots. (I don’t see veggies as much as potassium, vitamins, minerals, and fiber…) Yummy good, my gut is happy!

The following excerpt from explains Sunchokes better than I can:


How do I Eat Sunchokes?

Sunchokes are edible raw or cooked, including the skins. They are difficult to peel and turn grey quite quickly, so a good scrubbing is a better option.

Raw, sunchokes are similar in texture to a water chestnut or jicama. After a light frost, they take on a somewhat nutty flavor. For my part, they taste best raw after a frost.

To help prevent browning of sliced sunchokes, soak the tubers in a mix of 2 tablespoons lemon juice (or ¼ cup vinegar) and one quart water.

Sunchokes need to be treated as their own vegetable. Boiled and mashed – plain awful; in a stir fry, tasty. There are entire websites devoted to sunchoke recipes, but here are a few easy options for you to try.

  • Baked sunchokes – Bake well-scrubbed tubers at 350F for 30-40 minutes, until fork tender. Toss with a bit of oil and seasonings before baking for extra flavor.
  • Sunchoke stir fry – Substitute sunchokes for water chestnuts in your favorite stir fry recipe.
  • Steamed sunchokes – Steam whole sunchokes for 10-15 minutes. Shorten steaming time if cubed or sliced. Serve with butter and a sprinkle of parsley, or a dash of lemon and dusting of nutmeg.
  • Sunchoke chips – Thinly slice sunchokes and drop into hot oil. Fry chips until lightly browned and drain on a paper bag. Salt and season warm chips to taste.

Do Sunchokes Cause Gas?

Sunchokes are loaded with inulin.

Inulin is a type of starch that although not digestible by humans, acts as a prebiotic in the digestive tract, feeding our beneficial bacteria.

It’s become a widely use filler in many foods to bump up the fiber counts. It also increases calcium absorption in the body, and doesn’t spike blood sugar. (See the book “Perennial Vegetables” for all the dirty details.) There are even sweeteners made for diabetics made out of sunchokes.

Some sources claim that eating a large amount of sunchokes may lead to mild gas for those who are not used to it. They have even been nicknamed, “fartichokes”.

I can testify that eating a large portion of boiled sunchokes will give you horrible, gut-racking gas like you have never experienced before…well, except for that one time when you were pregnant and thought it was a good idea to eat prunes, cheese curds and cucumbers in large amounts all at the same time.

Start slowly when eating sunchokes, and perhaps avoid serving them in large quantities at dinner parties. Give your digestive system time to build up the right bacteria to deal with the extra inulin.

Readers have suggested a couple of different tips to beat sunchoke gas. One suggested that you eat some sunchokes raw, and don’t scrub all the dirt off.

I assume that some soil microbes come with to help aid digestion. Another reader says that harvesting after frost is a big help, as the frost naturally breaks down some of the inulin for you.


STOP IN AND SHOP! We will be closed next Thursday for Thanksgiving, but open our regular hours on Wednesday and Friday! (pssst….I have one turkey and one spiral ham left…)

BEE HEALTHY, 635 Big Horn Ave, Worland…Monday-Friday 10:00 am to 5:30 pm, Saturday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Be Healthy!!


Lloyd Craft Farms garden is done, but onions and winter squash live on!!  In the glass cooler TODAY the last of the Snack peppers, Orange bell peppers and Green bell peppers, Jalapeño peppers, and Swiss chard…3 bundles of Parsley from the high tunnel.  The Organic Red potatoes are marked down so we can bring in the locally grown Huckleberry Golds, Yukons, and Purple Vikings from The Farm.  

Other veggies stocked are Greenleaf Lettuce from Greybull Valley, and Taylor Farms Kale Caesar Salad Mix, Organic Girl 50/50 Baby Salad Mix and Baby Spinach.  Lots of Yams and Sweet Potatoes.  Fruit this week are organic Honeycrisp Washington Apples, Rio Star Pink Grapefruit, organic Lemons, and organic Red Pears. All produce fresh and reasonably priced!   

The MORE IS 10% off sliced Meats in the glass cooler: Mary’s Chicken Breast, Applegate Oven Roasted Turkey Breast, Applegate Family Pack Uncured Ham…and Charcutnuvo ‘Wild Game’ Bratwurst (smoked pork, elk, jalapeños, cheddar)— quality meats, excellent flavor!

MUCH MORE in the rest of the store!  Gift items coming in weekly, tea corner stocked with new bulk herbs, wide selection of  herbal and medicinal extracts, mushroom products, and a wall full of supplements from Nature’s Sunshine, Now, Nutribiotic, Wellgenix, Pure Essence, and Quantum HealthGaia Turmeric, too!

Check out the SEASONAL EGG NOG from Organic Valley…and Riverton Raspberries, 1# bags berries individually froze! 

STOP IN!  Take advantage of the PRODUCE, and SPECIAL PRICING on fresh meats in the glass cooler.  

M-F 10:00 am to 5:30 pm, Saturday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. New stock on the shelves every Monday.  


Fresh Produce Day—THURSDAY!

Sweet peppers and Jalapeños, all kinds of cabbages, cauliflower, dried jumbo onions, last of the celery and broccolini, fresh parsley, and a wide selection of winter squash and pumpkins, all from Lloyd Craft Farms.  Orange Bell Peppers and celery are outstanding!! Hope to have some freshly dug Sunchokes in the cooler by Friday–

Healthy greens from Greybull Valley Produce: Greenleaf and Romaine.  Organic Swiss chard, Kale from The Farm.  Organic Girl Baby Spinach and 50/50 Salad Mix— 5 oz clamshells.  

Organic carrots, red beets, cilantro, sweet potatoes, garlic, and red potatoes, too!  Organic Roma Tomatoes— $.59 each. 

Bananas, Honeycrisp apples from Washington, and red pears, all organic and firm with superior flavor! A few grapefruit and organic lemons.  Ginger root in a jar in the bottom of the cooler. 🙂

Riverton Raspberries in the freezer section—vine ripened and individually frozen before bagged!  Reasonably priced—

AND fresh Cranberries, just in time for Thanksgiving but good for so much more!  As well as fresh herb bundles of Oregano, Sage, Savory from The Farm, and organic Thyme from Spokane.  Bundle mixes are $3.75 each. 

This week, fresh baked Banana Bread using Bryant honey and Wheat Montana Prairie Gold flour—-yummy!

Best produce in TOWN…we are told…we think so too! 😉

Bee Healthy, 635 Big Horn Ave, Worland—Monday through Friday 10:00 am to 5:30 pm.  Saturday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.   

End of Season Tomatoes!

20# box Canners-$35

20# box Roma’s- $30

3 Boxes at Bee Healthy for pick up today. Text 431-1219 to reserve. Harvesting rest of tomatoes this week, but only for need. Orders will be ready Wednesday or Thursday.

Season is a-changing! (Hot and sweet peppers, onions also available—)

PUMPKINS IN OCTOBER! Lloyd Craft Farms pumpkins, sold exclusively through Bee Healthy.

Bee Healthy, 635 Bog Horn Ave, Worland.

Utah Fruit, Lloyd Craft Farms MELONS, and more…

My favorite time of year! Fresh from the Bower’s Orchard in Utah— Suncrest and Paul Friday PEACHES, NECTARINES, and Red Bartlett PEARS— tree ripened, and ready for a day on your counter to complete the fully ripened process… Coming in next week Asian Pears and Honeycrisp Apples. Prices per pound GREAT!

**Bower’s is not certified organic, but in talking with them they treat their orchards responsibly and limit what is applied with an eye to overall health. (We sometimes call that beyond organic…with the watering down of the certification process certain chemicals are allowed in lower concentrations. USDA certified organic does not mean no chemicals. I prefer buying from folks I know and trust in order to nurture my health…and I want to do the same for our Bee Healthy customers and friends!)

A couple weeks ago I had a hankering for peaches, but I never buy them except in season…I broke down and ordered a box of nectarines from our regular produce supplier. Sad story–I threw most of them out… Picked too green, so they didn’t ripen but molded. 🙁


Our other new ‘fruits’ this week are watermelons and cantaloupe from Lloyd Craft Farms. I told you it’s my FAVORITE time of year! Back to my melon before bed–WAHOO!

The garden year has been a challenge–too wet, too cold, too hot, too cool…the poor plants are messed up, the weeds and bugs have been tyrants, and the plants internal clocks are ready to shut down.


Stocked in the cooler at Bee Healthy, Lloyd Craft Farms has the best celery in the world–we are into the second variety–Kelvin–which is taller, corn on the cob (preorder 24 ears for freezingtext 431-1219 with name and amount wanted), a good variety of hot and sweet peppers (check out the gorgeous Orange Bell Peppers in the cooler…behind the green bells!), last of the cucumbers and zucchini, purple green beans (they cook up green), colossal sized white onions and yellow sweets, 2 packages of broccolini (unless I can gleam a little from the high tunnel tomorrow), bags of cut-up cauliflower, parsley, and Swiss Chard. We also have green cabbage and red cabbage. Until the first freeze, Fresh Basil on the counter for sale – $3.75/bundle. Coming soon Winter Squash!

**Green Cabbage is the fall variety, suitable for kraut and cabbage burgers…coming soon the Savoy (crinkled leaves) which is SWEET when cooked (we like it with Brauts or Polish Sausage).

Well…that’s an update…lots of good food for a healthy body! I’m headed back to the farm to harvest and package…large order going out to Casper Tuesday! Sunday night temps may drop to the 40’s so we are focusing on clean harvesting peppers (Poblano’s look great!), and the last of the tomatoes….bringing in the cantaloupes and winter squash, digging potatoes, drying onions, and getting stocked up for at least 4 more months of food we can vouch for and know where it is from! 🙂


Terri, The Farmer’s Wife

Flash NEWS! Fresh Produce @ Bee Healthy Thursday….

Pretend like it is Saturday Farmer’s Market and come in and shop locally grown Lloyd Craft Farms produce: Green Bells, all kinds of Cucumbers, Broccolini, Broccoli (first harvest of the second planting), Cauliflower (also first harvest of the second planting), all kinds of Summer Squash (Zucchini, Zephyr, Patty Pan, and Costa Romanesco AKA Striped Zucchini), and fresh harvested Onions (Sierra Blanca White for now)…Dragon’s Tongue and Green Beans to follow, and yummy Tomatoes

NEW THIS WEEK from Spokane Produce:

ORG Red Grapes–more than 2#…..$8.99

ORG Strawberries–1# each………….$7.75

ORG Blueberries–pint………………….$5.99

Boxes this week for CSA Members: Greybull Valley Romaine Lettuce, 12 oz Broccolini (eat the green leaves!), just picked white Cauliflower head, Green Bell Pepper, 12 oz Dragon’s Tongue Flat Beans, 3 Zucchini or other Summer Squash, Suyo Cucumber, 1# bag Heirloom Lemon Cucumbers, Celery, and a 1# sized Sweet Candy Fresh onion (store in fridge), and some Tomatoes

**Above Picture is representative of a Share. 🙂

Lots of great stuff at Bee Healthy…Supplements for our health (Pure Essence, Nature’s Sunshine, NOW, Quantum Health, Gaia…), organic and clean foods for those with gluten or lactose intolerances, good meats including local ground beef from Flying E Meats, nuts and dried fruits, Larabar and Thunderbird bars sweetened with dates, variety of drink choices, Tea Corner, healthy mushroom products (mycellium and fruiting bodies), wide selection of Aloha Bay salt lamps and incense and candles….and MUCH, Much, much MORE! Stop in and look around! Bee Healthy, 635 Big Horn Ave, Worland….WYOMING!

Pickling Cucumbers and Dill! Bee Healthy afternoon!

We have harvested to our heart’s content…plenty of European Picklers (sweetness and thinner skin) and American Picklers. 13# (5 gallon bucket) and dill $30 to Lloyd Craft Farms (check or cash). Text 431-1219 to reserve. Pick up today, can tomorrow!…or within 4 days—

Also at Bee Healthy, organic whole CHICKENS ($5.89/#…3-1/2# average)— in the cooler this week…freezer next week.

Restocked on Beeler Pork Brats, Links, and Bacon. New from Mulay’s meats British Banger for the grille. More Stacey’s Tortillas (White and Whole Wheat), Applegate lunch meats and Rumiano sliced Havarti, Mild Cheddar, and Monterrey Jack to pare with the Mini-Pita’s.

Stop in and check it out! Fresh produce Thursday and pretty much always this time of year with the fresh garden!


The excitement never ceases! This week’s CSA Box has garden fresh celery–WE ARE EXCITED! Usually celery matures later in the season…Not this YEAR! Other news–Last of the early Broccoli is at Bee Healthy: two 1# heads and 5 bags of florets. The Broccolini beds have been reduced to that in the high tunnel with the others taken out to control flea beetles. Bee Healthy will continue to carry the tender Happy Rich variety of mini-head broccoli…AKA Broccolini. First harvest of Green Bells, Jalapeno packets…more of the Striped Armenian Cucumbers (closest cuke to the melon family) and Japanese Greenhouse cucumbers…Snack and Lemon Cucumbers…Summer Squash and Patty Pans. White onions in the cooler are from the garden–Sweet and full of flavor! Come and Check it all out! Eat healthy to be healthy!

Boxes this week: Greybull Valley Romaine Lettuce, full head of Celery, small Red Cabbage, 1/2# Broccolini, 1# Cauliflower cut-up, 2 purple Islander peppers, Summer Squash, Sierra Blanca (Superstar) White onion, and 3 Valley Girl saladette tomatoespicked this morning! Ready for Pick Up at Bee Healthy–

Other NEWs from Bee Healthy:

EXTENDED Line of gut products from Vital Planet…New this week Vital Gut Renew, Vital Gut Boost, Vital addition to their top line of Vital Probiotics, Fiber 35, Omega 3’s, and Vital Enzymes. Vital Planet also has four cleanses: Vital Detox, Vital Cleanse, Vital ParaPure, and Vital CandiPure. Reasonably priced, effective with out being uncomfortable!