Happy Fall, Y’all!

Fall is full of delicious bounty. Here is a list of some fruits and vegetables you'll find in season: Apples Asian Pears Beets Broccoli Cabbage Spinach Herbs - especially Thyme, Rosemary and Sage Sweet Potatoes Potatoes Pumpkins Winter Squash Butternut Squash is an economical, seasonal vegetable that can be somewhat intimidating due to the exterior [...]

Science validates what our grandmothers knew. Rich homemade broths help cure colds.

Bone Broth is a highly nutritious stock made by simmering animal bones and connective tissue. Using acid, such as vinegar or lemon juice, breaks down the collagen and connective tissue. This leaves you with a tasty, nutritious liquid commonly used in soups and sauces. Stock or broth begins with bones, some pieces of meat and [...]

Talking Turkey

Thanksgiving is November 23rd. This year, try a farm-fresh and local Turkey. Below are a few places to consider. Don’t delay, they’ll go quick. Bethlehem Farm 137 Miller Rd., Winchester, VA 22602 (540) 868-9428 They’ll offer broad breasted, white turkeys. The turkeys are fed an organic, soy-free diet. The turkeys are processed on the farm, [...]

Meet the Farmers

These are just a few of the many hardworking, friendly, and knowledgeable farmers we have in our area. If you get the chance, come out to the local markets and meet them!   Bethlehem Farm, which means "house of bread" in Hebrew, started their venture with a brick oven. They started farming to provide their [...]

Summer Recipes

The good eating season has arrived! Summer fruits like blueberries, watermelon, cantaloupe and peaches are now in peak season. Delicious summer vegetables like tomatoes, corn, eggplant and squash are here and in abundance. Fresh and local fruits and vegetables are tastier and last longer. Support your local farmers and those markets that support local suppliers. [...]

Lyme disease almost twice as common as breast cancer and 6 times more common than HIV/AIDS

The following is an excerpt from the Lyme Disease Survival Manual 1997.
Lyme Disease is a multi-system disease which can affect virtually every tissue and every organ of the human body. It is a disease which can be mild to some, and devastating to others. It can cripple and disable, or fog your mind. It can affect men, women, and children, and even your family dog. You may test negative for the disease, and still have it, or test positive and be symptom free. Some will get symptoms within days of a tick bite, while others may have it for years before they are even diagnosed. Some Lyme patients are told they have fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, MS, or some other disease of unknown origin. There are some studies which strongly support that the infection can be transmitted from mother to the unborn fetus, and may even cause still birth and has been implicated in some SIDs deaths.

Snacks On The Go

Snacks On The Go

Ahhh, it’s finally summer, a time to relax and enjoy the sun… until you realize that you just might be more busy now than you have been all winter. Your weekends are filled with picnics, weddings, or family functions. If you have kids, you are probably picking them up and dropping them off at 3 different places each day. These are the times when the drive through and vending machines call your name. These foods may stop your hunger pangs, but they will not give your body what it needs to stay healthy and hydrated during the hot summer days. Instead, pack healthier snacks for you and your family while you’re running from place to place. Here are a few snack options I grab on the go.