Archive for February, 2021

Buyers’ Group THURSDAY–Group B- Bee Healthy, 635 Big Horn Ave- Worland UPDATE

THIS POST HAS BEEN UPDATED WITH NEW INFORMATION FROM THE PRODUCE FOLKS: only 1 case of Snap Peas this week so they will be for sale at Bee Healthy for $5.50 (8 oz) instead of in the Box. We’ll increase the Heirloom oranges from 2 to 4 and add one of our great colossal Sierra Blanca white Onions–great cooked, fried, or raw! Also, the info section totally neglected the how-to and what-for on the Delicata winter squash. So here it is–Ideas for your Delicata:

Delicata Winter Squash is one of the few that you can easily eat the peel! Just slice similar to pan fried zucchini (cut in half, seed, and slice thin)– fry in a little butter, olive oil, or coconut oil in the cast iron skillet, or your choice! Add salt and pepper, maybe a little garlic or onion if you chose. Done when tender and slightly browned.

You can also bake Delicata in the oven, seeds in or out. If you bake with the seeds in, just heat oven to 375 degrees and place whole Delicata in the oven. Cook until tender to the pinch…let cool 5 minutes or so, and then cut in half and scoop out the seeds. If you would prefer cooking it without the seeds, cut in half and scoop out seeds. I place mine upright in a covered dish to keep moisture in. Fill the cavity with a tablespoon of oil (butter or olive) and a clove of garlic, shallot, or onion slice. Bake until tender. You can also slice squash and steam in a covered pan. These winter squash are great STUFFED with a meat or rice filling!

Delicata are in the same family as Sweet Dumpling squash. They are a 100 day variety, but if grown under plastic the season is speeded up with an earlier germination in the spring. Winter Squash as a general rule are high in beta-carotene. A healthy body will take the beta-carotene and make its own Vitamin A. Other veggies that are high in beta-carotene are carrots…it’s the orangish color that hints to the beta-carotene content. You can see why Hubbard’s and their kin (deeper colored flesh) are higher in beta-carotene that the Delicata, Acorn, Butternut, and Spaghetti varieties. 🙂

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The boxes this week are chocked full of nutritious goodies!-– Head of Cauliflower and ORG Snap Peas (8 oz), Greybull Valley Butterhead Living Lettuce, ORG Cucumber, ORG Green Onions, ORG Carrots, ORG Orange Bell Pepper, ORG Yams, ORG Grape Tomatoes (Pint), ORG Delicata winter squash, and a couple of Heirloom Oranges. $30

Box Value is a little higher to make up for the Cucumbers in your first box that may not have lasted as long as we’d have liked them to! Cucumbers are in the same family as melons…nice and sweet but not a long shelf life…and these are coming out of Mexico this time of year. The cucumbers last week were firmer and thicker skinned which seems to last a bit longer than the thin-skinned smaller Persian-type.

***If you get an item that is spoiled, take a picture with your phone, and send it to me…431-1219. We ask this be done before the Sunday following the Thursday Box. We will do what we can to make it right. (Spokane gives us 24 hours to report a problem with the produce…we try to check things before they are packed…but it is perishable and expiring from the time it is picked!)***

HERE’S SOME IDEAS FOR YOUR BOX THIS WEEK:

Great Salad with the lettuce, cucumber, orange bell, grape tomatoes, and grated carrots. If you are a raw onion person, a tablespoon of thinly sliced green onion is devine! Rinse your greens in cold water, spin, and dry. Will keep in a bag in the fridge for several meals!

Snap Peas are the special treat this week. Steam them, slice them diagonally and thin for a stir fry (carrot is good cut thin and stir-fried, too!) We have celery, broccoli, and onions you can add for the stir -fry, and you can also use your cauliflower sliced thinly.

Sweet Potatoes, more commonly called Yams, are good sliced and steamed with a little butter. Bake them in the oven in a covered dish (375 degrees for 30-45 minutes, depending on size). Cut into cubes and cook like fried potatoes. Cut into ‘fries’ shape and cook in a 400 degree oven with coconut oil until browned.

Heirloom oranges are THE BEST! Not partial here…wink…wink… Juice and drink fresh…slice in half and then into slices and pop off the peel right into your mouth! Can be peeled, but may be a little juicey– These are a treat…all the flavor and no pith….just like oranges should be! (We have a 38# box for sale for $51.64–)

Remember–10% off additional products bought on Thursday with your box!

See you at Bee Healthy! The Farmer’s Wife

Greens day! While supply lasts—BEE HEALTHY

We have an overstock of ROMAINE and Greybull Valley LETTUCES. ($3 Luving Lettuces & $1.75 Romaine)

We have 4 PINEAPPLES that are just perfect right now. And 5 bundles of FRESH PARSLEY.

Lots of other veggies in stock and a new shipment coming Thursday. Group A Buyer’s Group this week.

Group A @ Bee Healthy for Buyer’s Group THIS THURSDAY…Feb 18

Box items this week: Greybull Valley Lettuce, ORG Lemon, 3# Heirloom Oranges, ORG 1# Brussels sprouts, ORG Orange Bell Pepper, ORG Zucchini, ORG Cucumber, Cauliflower, Lloyd Craft Farms Onion, 2# ORG Sweet Potatoes (AKA Garnet or Jewel Yams), — $30

Heirloom oranges are the BEST–slice and eat, or juice! This is what oranges were like before we wanted the trees to bear heavier and the skin to be thicker– I’m so happy when it is Heirloom orange season!!

Brussels sprouts are a power house of nutrition. They are in the Brassica family with broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbages…also the same family as some of the lesser known radishes…that explains why ‘bolted’ cauliflower taste like radishes! My favorite way to fix Brussels is in the cast iron skillet. Trim the end and slice in half, slightly steam in the covered skillet, then add olive oil and cook at medium heat until tender throughout! Salt and pepper to taste. You can add some dried cranberries to switch it up. There is a recipe under http://www.lloydcraftfarms.com for Brussels sprouts with a Balsamic reduction…I give you a short-cut…. HMMMMM

Lettuce, orange bell pepper, and cucumber lend themselves to a healthy salad. Add some Green Valley Cottage Cheese to the top (lactase added to help with digestion for those lactose sensitive). Wildbrine Red Cabbage and Red Beet Kraut are a great side. Other kraut varieties are Bubbies, Wildbrine Garlic Kraut, Farmhouse Sauerkraut, or the Savage Cabbage made from Lloyd Craft Farm cabbage. A spoonful on the side gives you a little probiotic boost! Dress the salad with a fresh squeeze of lemon and a little drizzle of olive oil. We also have some quick and easy salad dressing packets, or pre-bottled dressings at Bee Healthy!

Cauliflower can be steamed with melted cheese on top, or a creamed cheese sauce. Cauliflower can be ‘riced’, stirred and seasoned like rice pilaf! Some have also sliced the cauliflower, brushed it with oil, salt and peppered, and broiled in the oven until roasted and tender. Can be grilled, if you are up to the frigid cold and your grill will fire up! There is an awesome Cauliflower soup recipe– uses roasted or broiled cashews or almonds (we have both at Bee Healthy). Throw them in the blender or use an immersion blender to combine with the cooked cauliflower. Great flavor, nice consistency.

Don’t forget Bee Healthy has lots of healthy supplements, teas, frozen goodies, drinks and chippy types, variety of Chocolove chocolate bars (some with no sugar, some with no dairy), and other groceries, flours, grains and cereals! 10% off with the purchase of your box!

If you are interested in joining or a box, let us know by Wednesday morning! No more openings but we can most likely squeeze a new member in this week, and plan for a larger group the next time around! Enjoy!!

LAST CALL-2 Gifts Left @ Bee Healthy

Today (SATURDAY) is the Last Day! Store closes at 5:00–only 2 left…

VALENTINE THEMED Gifts for that Special lady:

Chakra Candle 

Scented Himalayan Bath Shot

Glass mug with a box of relaxing Tea  

Honey Bear with Bryant’s 307 Honey  

Chocolove fine chocolate Bar

Thin line Wallet— 

All for $30

READY TO GO!  Wrapped in cellophane, tied up with ribbon, and YOU pick the card from several of our choices…..we’ve done the rest!

Happy Valentine’s Day!  

Bee Healthy.  347-2766

Group B- Buyer’s Group— Thursday @ Bee Healthy…Below is Info for your BOX!

This week:  ORG Pink Lady apples, Avocado, 2 ORG lemons, ORG Broccoli, ORG Red Bell Pepper and ORG Cucumber, ORG Sunrise Medley Potatoes, Lloyd Craft Farms Onion, and Lloyd Craft Farms Celeriac.  Below is some information on the Celeriac, for those of you that are new to the cousin to the beloved celery…and information on the other goodies! 3 EXTRA BOXES AVAILABLE THIS WEEK–text 431-1219 to RESERVE!

Celeriac is one of our favorites for winter time use: excellent storage, stronger flavor than celery, and does not cook down as much in the soups and other dishes. You will want to trim some of the outer skin (the farmer has brushed them clean for you), but not until you are ready to use it. Store in the fridge in a bag. You can use it over several weeks. I like to grate it raw into a tossed salad! Makes good snacks cut into thin slices and eaten raw, or dipped in a little Ranch.

ORG Honeycrisps took a jump this week to $4/#–they are the most expensive apples. I am told it is because they require more preparation in packaging– each stem has to be trimmed so it doesn’t puncture the skin of another when packed….hmmmm…interesting. This week I went with the Pink Lady, another great choice. Here’s some health trivia…and we are all about health:

“Pink Lady apples can provide greater health benefits than other varieties, according to a study. The study, undertaken by the University of Western Australia and the Department of Agriculture and Food, found Pink Lady apples had elevated levels of flavonoids, which are natural compounds, also called antioxidants.” May 21, 2014

internet: theconversation.com

Avocado and lemon are a great start for GUACAMOLE–add your favorite salsa or some green chilies…maybe a little Tajin seasoning, or chili powder, or cilantro. Lemon will keep the dip from oxidizing so quickly. Don’t make more than you need. 😉 **We have Late July chips, either Lime flavored or Chia and Quinoa…great guac dippers! (10% off with your box of veggies for $30.)

The onion, like the Celeriac. is also from the farm and a product of our 2020 Fall–once cut, store in the fridge, in a bag. Four varieties of onions remain: white Ringmaster or Sierra Blanca (Ringmaster is generally bigger and more rounded in shape, maybe not quite as sweet as the Sierra), yellow Highlander (usually now a sweet and that’s why it is the best storage onion we have), and Redwing (farmer tells me a lot of them have started to grow–that means the season was a little short for them and they didn’t reach full maturity before we pulled and dried them). I wouldn’t be surprised if there might be a sweet yellow Candy onion left, too! Love my onions sautéed! Not a fan of raw…though the whites are full of flavor and are good raw! Maybe slice your onion with tomatoes, cucumbers, and a little red bell in a vinaigrette.

The Broccoli is Organic this week. Last year, after the EWG Clean 15 list was published, I began to buy conventional broccoli. The cost of the organic had gotten high, demand had gone down and then the quality because it was not being sold before it was old. When it was reported that the pesticide level was lower than in the past, we started considering conventional. Last week I felt the quality of conventional was slightly diminished, so I checked the price of the organic. Organic broccoli has responded to market pressure, and is more competitively priced–We’ll see how it looks and tastes when the truck gets in! Usually organic tastes better!

Bell Peppers, Cucumbers, and Potatoes are also organic this week. The potatoes are what we call C’s (or baby) and are great boiled. No need to peel them, and they are a mix of several varieties to get the different colors, and slight mixtures of flavors. They are raised specifically for their size and may be considered a type of fingerling. Enjoy! (Good recipe at http://www.lloydcraftfarms.com, recipe tab)

See you THURSDAY! Group B this week–but, of course, Thursday is Fresh Veggie Day and everyone is welcome. Lots of Farm Fresh Eggs too! Heck, everyday is a great shopping day at Bee Healthy–lots of healthy choices and good supplements, snacks, drinks, teas, frozen breads, and foods for those gluten or dairy intolerant– M-F 10-5:30, Saturday 10-5

If you are not signed up ‘to follow’ go to http://www.lloydcraftfarms.com and put your email in the box to the right of the home page. WordPress will send you a link to confirm. THAT DONE, YOU WILL GET THESE NOTICES WITH INFORMATION ON YOUR BOXES DIRECT!

Hey Guys! STILL Looking for a Special Gift for that Special Lady?

We have 8 Gifts ready….attaching a picture to give you an idea..don’t want to give you all the details BUT trust me…I’d like one of these! Hint–soak with a cup of tea in an elegant mug, and of course, Chocolove….cuz it is Valentine’s Day….and more…

You pick one of our special Valentine’s cards, and pick the gift up Friday or Saturday. $30 and fully gift givable!! Cost is $30, limited supply–

Order it now! Text 431-1219 for a full list of the items…and to reserve…or just stop by Bee Healthy… Sunday is Valentine’s Day– February 14th!

**Bee Healthy, 635 Big Horn Ave, Worland, WY 82401 PHONE–347-2766 **

NEWS from The Bee–Week 2 February

If you stopped in some time looking for something and we didn’t have it, there is a GOOD chance we have it now! We try to listen to folks…and in fact, I learn SOOO much from folk on a search! Here’s some of what we have stocked because an inquiry was made:

DGL–chewables. Great for acid reflux and mild digestion problems. (Ginger chews from Prince of Peace seem to work too! As well as Essentia water which balances out the excessive acid in your system from your food–)

Hemp Hearts–on the shelf with the Quinoa and gluten-free flours, crackers, and cornmeals. We also have Amaranth and Eikhorn flours, the ancient grains which are not as hybridized and seem easier to digest!

Coco Joy Coconut Water–in the cooler with the Blue Monkey. Coconut oil is a good thing to incorporate into your healthy diet: MCT in the supplement section, Nutiva unrefined cold-pressed coconut oil in the grocery section, and check out the Personal Care items with a coconut base! Bagging some Bob’s Red Mill Shredded Coconut for the shelf, too!

Samazon Acai juice–right next to the Good Belly juices with early morning live pro-biotics. Also, a powerful Samazon Energy Drink to jump start the heart for those with sleepy head syndrome! (We also have teas, coffee substitutes, organic coffee beans, organic cocoa powder, and Cacao powders and nibs, too.)

Plant Based Burgers: Amy’s California Burger (GF, Diary Free), Dr. Praeger’s California Burger (a true veggie burger with a load of whole veggies in it–hmmmmmm!), and Beyond Beef Burger (new this week). **BTW–hoping to get some local beef raised on pasture in Ten Sleep (Big Trails) this week in the freezer section along with the Montana Beef and Polish sausage.

Frozen Raspberries, Strawberries, and Triple Berries–fresh and full of flavor, reasonably priced!

Wide variety of Vitamin C–and more coming from Nature’s Sunshine…on the shelf Ester C Time Release, Ester C with Vitamin D3, Ascorbic Acid powder to add to water for greater absorption. The GSE products from Nutribiotic are worth the look, too!

Sleep helps–teas, gummies, herbals, Melatonin Time Release, and Organic Tart Cherry Juice to allow your body to make its own melatonin. If sleep aids don’t seem to work for you maybe it is an over-production of serotonin caused by stress. In that case we’ve got some good Adaptogenic drinks to help calm the flight and fight planted deep in your soul! (Mushrooms are great Adaptogenics….along with Ashwaganda…lots of organic supplements in that arena!)

Come and visit! M-F 10-5:30, Saturday 10-5. Friendly atmosphere with helpful folks!

UPDATE @ Bee Healthy

So much is happening at Bee Healthy! We are launching the Buyer’s Group (Group A) and expanding the produce at Bee Healthy this Thursday, February 4th! 10 am to 5:30 pm… pick up your Box of Veggies, pay your $30, and get a 10% Discount all day storewide on all products in Bee Healthy!

BOXES: 1# ORG Honeycrisp Apples, ORG Celery, ORG Carrots, ORG Brussels Sprouts, ORG Cucumber, ORG Romaine Lettuce, Avocado, Broccoli Crowns, and head of Cauliflower.

ADDITIONAL PRODUCE THIS WEEK: All of the above, ORG fresh Ginger Root and ORG Turmeric Root, ORG Kiwi, Heirloom Oranges and Rio Star Grapefruit, ORG Lemons, ORG Satsuma Tangerines and Pineapples, ORG Red Cabbages and Lloyd Craft Farms Green Cabbages, ORG Kale and Swiss Chard, ORG fresh Parsley, ORG Peppers: Green, Orange, and Jalapeno, ORG Zucchini and Rubie on the Vine Tomatoes (BOTH NEW!), ORG Butternut and other winter squash from Lloyd Craft Farms, last of our Potatoes, Onions, Celeriac, Taylor Farms 8oz Baby Spinach, and Brand NEW this week– Mushroom Varieties Pack! Lots of Farm Fresh Eggs!

NEW PRODUCTS AT BEE: Gummies and Chews from MedTerra and Superbeets! Good Belly probiotic Juices and Samazon Acai Qt. Miso Master Miso for expanded healthy benefits- 25% off! Vitamin K2 (natural fighter of Corona viruses) with Immune boosting ingredients from Doctor’s Best. Lots of Supplements from Nature’s Way, Nature’s Sunshine, and others. New Kale chips at the end of the Grocery Shelves…also Sweetmeat Fatties and Jerky, Eden Roasted Pumpkin Seeds, and Pretzel Factory Pretzels for dipping into the Bitchin’ and Lilly’s hummus dips in the cooler! New Granola from Nature’s Path with Turmeric. Wide selection of TEAS! (Also organic Coffees, Teeccino Roasted Chicory and Herbs.) We’ve expanding the Vitamin E oils and Serums in the Personal Care section!

Coming soon–Ask and sign up–Valentine packs for Wives or the Bestie Friends: Small tin Candle, special Tea and custom Mug, Aloha Bay Bath Shot, Gingerballs (Natural Chocolate and crystalized Ginger), and MID Studio locally made Card$35.99. 20 AVAILABLE–Sign up now for delivery Saturday, February 13th. Consider adding a Decadent cuff or Essential Oil Necklace…Special Journals, too! Sign up to reserve!

Stop in and VISIT! Good food, lots of gluten and dairy alternatives, wide selection of flours and grains, chips and dips, healthy drinks….