Buyer’s Group–Tomorrow (THURS)–at The Farm, Group B and Walk-in’s Welcome!

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We are awaiting the call from the Spokane truck driver…Shelter is cleaned up and Boxes set up with their potatoes in them…Last of the Lloyd Craft Farms potatoes!

Boxes for tomorrow:  Greybull Valley Living Green Leaf Lettuce, 2 Avocados, 1# Asparagus, head ORG Cauliflower, Leeks, ORG Green Onions, 1# bag ORG Carrots, ORG Orange Bell Pepper, 2# Lloyd Craft Farms Potatoes (Purple Viking or Yukon’s), and a packet of Herbs.  Focus of the info sheet this week is Asparagus, Use of Herbs, and Food as Your BEST Medicine! $30

Extra Boxes are spoken for, but if you’d like me to put together a box for you with a $30 value, send me a text (431-1219) tonight and I’ll do it!  

We’ll have lots of The Store items to buy…Reasonably priced…definitely fresh…and many organically grown.  Asparagus, apples, Heirloom oranges, bananas, tomatoes, broccoli, cauliflower, and much, much more!

So, why do we care about organically grown? 

  • First and foremost, studies have found that produce organically grown has a higher nutritional value.  Information from Ty Bollinger with The Truth About Cancer explains it this way:   

Organic foods tend to contain more vitamins and minerals that are missing from commercially grown or raised fruits, vegetables, or livestock. That means they have a stronger impact on your immune system, help you sleep better, and have a more positive effect on body weight.

The Quality Low Input Food (QLIF) project is a study in the European Union researching the benefits of organic food. They raised cattle and grew fruits and vegetables on adjacent properties. One was organic, the other a traditional non-organic site. What they discovered was shocking.

  • The organically produced fruits and vegetables contained 40% more antioxidants.
    • They contained higher levels of vitamins and minerals such as iron and zinc.
    • Organically raised cows produced milk that tested with almost 90% more antioxidants.

These findings show that eating organically can increase nutrient intake for people that don’t normally consume the recommended servings of fruits and vegetables on a daily basis. You’ll get more nutritional pop with the benefits of organic meat and produce.

  • Second, organically raised should contain less toxins to stress our systems or compromise the microorganisms in our gut. We are learning some of the problems with deficient flora and fauna in the digestive tract. In the 70’s the digestive system was known for its role in digestion, but little was known of its importance as the heart of the immune system. Now, more and more studies are validating the importance of a healthy gut, and some of the dangers to our health through compromised digestive systems by the abuse of antibiotics and increased toxins from our environment or in our food. I read an interesting article regarding Roundup Ready foods. The author said though glyphosate is not toxic to humans, it is toxic to the microorganisms in our gut. Hmmm…that’s an interesting thought…

 

Well, The Farmer’s Wife thinks that’s enough for one night!  Got a call from the Truck Driver, and he is 2 hours out.  Looks like a late night here at Lloyd Craft Farms.  But we will be up and running at 10:00 a.m. for the Buyer’s Group.  Stop in and pick up your Special Boxes, shop a bit, and chit-chat.  We’ll be open until 6:00 p.m.  This is every Thursday from now until the last week of May!

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