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Saturday Sources: Three Rivers Community Farm – CSA

Posted by on May 25, 2013 in Blog, Gardening, Local Sources, photo | 0 comments

My ideas about healthy food have evolved over the years. In the fall of 2006 my new neighbor introduced me to a farmer’s market that sold produce and meats from local farmers. I found it to be an amazing thing to meet those farmers and speak to them about their practices and begin to get to know them. I loved the fresh produce and the new foods that we tried. This was certainly a step up from shopping at Whole Foods. At about that same time I became aware of CSA’s. CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. You give a farm money and they give you a share of their produce every week for the length of their growing season. I loved this idea as soon as I heard of it but I quickly learned that joining a CSA...

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Guest Post: Top Ten Reasons to Grow a Garden

Posted by on Jul 9, 2012 in Gardening | 3 comments

Today’s Guest post is by Joy at The Liberated Kitchen. Joy is another GAPS blogger and is hosting GAPS Friendly Fridays, a blog carnival for GAPS friendly recipes.  She also has a landscaping business and she will share about why she gardens here today. I love gardening. In fact the spring before I married my husband I worked hard in his back yard creating a vegetable garden that we would both enjoy. One of the things that upsets me the most about my Lyme disease is how it makes me unable to do much gardening since in the heat of the summer I simply cannot function outside. Joy captures so many of the reasons why I love gardening here in her post. I started gardening for food long before we went gluten-free or really aware of the importance of organic,...

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Water Hose Filter Special Offer

Posted by on Jun 23, 2012 in Cherries On Top, Gardening, Kids, toxins | Comments Off on Water Hose Filter Special Offer

I live in a major metropolitan area and I am concerned about what is in our water. I would like a whole house filter but at this point just can’t afford it so instead I have a high quality under sink water filter for the kitchen from The Water Exchange that filters out fluoride as well as other contaminants. I also use a ZeroWater Pitcher in our upstairs bathroom because I know we won’t walk all the way downstairs for good water to drink or to brush our teeth. I have been concerned about my garden. I use the Topsy Turvy Upside-Down Tomato Planter to grow tomatoes every year. This year we have 8 going. This requires a lot of water and this means a lot of toxins are flowing past the roots of my plants and being absorbed by...

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The Quest for the Holy Cold Frame

Posted by on Feb 7, 2012 in GAPS, Gardening, Low Oxalate | 4 comments

Today’s post is a guest post by my husband, Jason, describing the cold frame that he made for our family this winter.  Cold frames are a great way to grow your own food when the weather is generally too cold for gardening and can extend your growing season by a couple of months and sometimes longer. They are like a mini greenhouse. If possible it is a good idea to put a cold frame close to a large structure like your home to take advantage of the heat it gives off. Unfortunately that isn’t possible in our yard but we have found other ways to save the heat from the day. One nice feature of our cold frame is that it is portable so we place it into our garden space in the winter and we will simply remove...

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Upcoming posts this week Feb 5-11

Posted by on Feb 5, 2012 in GAPS, Gardening, Recipe | 5 comments

I’m getting into the swing of this blogging thing and having fun doing it.  I’m so thankful that each of you are along for the ride with me. I love hearing from you what you like and what you want me to blog about and any questions you may have.  I’m not an expert at blogging yet but after 26+ months of GAPS I’ve sure learned a lot about how it works. I post articles over on Facebook that relate to GAPS and nutrition and health as well so join in the conversation there. I may even start in on twitter one day soon.  (Can’t believe I am old enough to feel this divide with “young people” over twitter and texting but I’ll get there I’m sure. Just give me time.) Coming up this week I have recipes for two of...

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