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Easy ordering at your online farmers market

EAT BETTER LIVE BETTER NEWSLETTER / May 10-11, 2017

Tips, hacks, recipes, stories, and the weekly special all help you eat better live better with fresh local food!

Our website just got a makeover! Not only does it have a new look, but it’s also got new information. As you know, we make it easy for you to eat better and live better with our network of local, sustainable family farmers, plus online ordering, home-delivery, recipes, and tips. Now our website makes it just as easy for newcomers to get what we’re all about…

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Grassfed: Why these “ka-razy” local farmers made the switch

EAT BETTER LIVE BETTER NEWSLETTER / May 3-4, 2017

Tips, hacks, recipes, stories, and the weekly special all help you eat better live better with fresh local food!

Meet our newest farmer partners! When Brooks and Jil Davis decided to switch from conventional farming and go grassfed and sustainable, they were pretty much alone. Many of their fellow farmers didn’t like the idea. The couple’s decision cost them one friendship and affected their farm networking. They were labeled, “Ka-razy!” So why switch…?

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Have fun with worry-free food

EAT BETTER LIVE BETTER NEWSLETTER / April 26-27, 2017

Tips, hacks, recipes, stories, and the weekly special all help you eat better live better with fresh local food!

Please do play with your food! You can serve up worry-free food and fun when you know where your food comes from. Next to every item on our menu is a small image of the farmer or food artisan who provided it. Click on that image, and you can read their story and get to know them. Knowing where your food comes from means…

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Yes, you CAN decorate brown eggs! Here’s how!

EAT BETTER LIVE BETTER NEWSLETTER / April 12-13, 2017

Tips, hacks, recipes, stories, and the weekly special all help you eat better live better!

The happy hens who forage the green pastures of Saddle Ridge Farm are busy laying plenty of eggs. So the only limit is your imagination! You can definitely decorate brown eggs, and decorating doesn’t have to equal toxic, either. You can get non-toxic egg dye kits from…

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Use this one sustainable rule to declutter

EAT BETTER LIVE BETTER NEWSLETTER / April 5-6, 2017

Tips, hacks, recipes, stories, and the weekly special help you eat better live better!

The kitchen in that picture offers room for serenity or making a joyful mess, whichever makes you happier. If kitchen clutter is sucking the joy out of your life, celebrate spring like a veggie fairy: declutter through sustainable practices that are good for us and the planet! The fact is, our farmers aren’t the only ones who can practice sustainability to help us eat better and live better. We can do it at home by using this one sustainable trick to declutter…

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2 things to never store together

EAT BETTER LIVE BETTER NEWSLETTER / Mar 29-30, 2017

Tips, hacks, recipes, stories, and the weekly special help you eat better live better!

They make a great pair… cooked. But they should be stored separately. One likes to be dry and cool, and the other tends to release moisture. One is also sensitive to ethylene gas, which is given off by ripening fruits. Find out which 2 items in your crisper are the ones you should never store together…

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Eat Better Live Better / Feb 8-9

COOKED GRAPEFRUIT?! TAKE A PEEK AT WHAT YOUR NEIGHBORS ARE UP TO IN THE KITCHEN!
Seasonal Roots member Kristen shared a kid-friendly recipe with us on Facebook that involves a broiler and grapefruit. Krista, another member, shared a recipe for carb loading the right way, with sweet potato hash brown patties. Krista wrote: “These were and continue to be a big hit, I’ve made them with the Kennebec potatoes too!” Do you have a great recipe that uses our local food? Send it our way and EAT BETTER LIVE BETTER!

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Eat Better Live Better / Feb 1-2

WHERE DO YOUR EGGS AND MEAT COME FROM?
And why are ours so much better?

In 2009 Keith Farrish noticed that, while many things in life made him happy, few compared to driving his tractor. After 20 years in the buttoned-up business world, Keith and his wife Wendy started SADDLE RIDGE FARM.

It’s a small family farm near Culpeper, Va., where they raise chickens, pigs, and cows in open pasture. Their goal is to maintain and improve the mental and physical health of the families who eat what they raise. So they take care of their land and animals in a sustainable way that predates newer, “modern” farming practices…

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Join us and eat better live better!

Eat Better Live Better / Jan 25-26

RECIPES, FOOD TIPS, AND MORE!

First up — this is why we’re the best farmers market in Virginia:
7 WAYS OUR LOCAL FOOD WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE

Seven ways to eat better live better!

1. Convenient home delivery = a total time saver! All those perishables that have to be restocked the most often? We bring them right to your home or office. That equals fewer shopping trips.

2. Vetted farmers market fare = peace of mind. We know our family farmers, we know their produce and food items come from right here, and we know they rely on healthy, sustainable practices and treat their animals humanely. At a traditional market, you’re on your own, and it’s hard to know who to trust.

3. Guaranteed freshness = good taste and good health. We can guarantee it because everything is local or regional, harvested and delivered in a short period of time, and still packed with flavor and nutrients.

4. Dedicated customer service = more serenity, less aggravation. If there’s ever an issue, just email support@seasonalroots.com or call 757-351-4565 and we’ll make it right. Meanwhile, at other markets, there’s no one to help you between market days.

5. More variety = less boredom, a more balanced diet, and a healthier eco-system. Whew! This is a big one. We partner with dozens of small family farms and food artisans, all growing and making different things. Whether you customize your basket or opt for the default, you’ll experience 7 kinds of sweet potatoes, 4 kinds of kale – hey, have you ever tried creamline whole milk? The list goes on and on. And our farmers’ sustainable practices include growing a wide variety of crops. Much better for the soil and the local eco-system than monocropping.

6. Reliable staples = save your energy for the exotic stuff. Every week you can count on us for your fruit, veggies, bread, cheese, eggs, milk, meats, and other basics, all of them fresh!

7. A team that loves what they do = more joy for everyone! Studies show that happiness and good health are closely connected. Smiles are contagious, so we pass ‘em on!

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EAT BETTER LIVE BETTER / Jan 18-19

TROPICAL FRUIT IN VIRGINIA?!! — Tropical fruits are an important part of a healthy diet, as pirates and other seafarers discovered when they got scurvy! But citrus doesn’t grow in Virginia. So as part of our commitment to eat food from the closest farms possible, we’re partnering with V&B Farms in Florida. Coming from nearby in our region, V&B’s tropical produce will travel far less than produce from California or Central and South America. That means it’s fresher, riper, tastier, and still packed with nutrients. And it’s better for the environment, since less travel equals less pollution. The farmers behind V&B are Tommy Vick and Brandon Boyd, who have known each other since they were in diapers…

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