Wednesday, June 8, 2011

While you're reading the news connecting ROUNDUP with BIRTH DEFECTS. . .

While you are perusing the latest news about the suppressed research that connected Roundup with BIRTH DEFECTS IN CHILDREN.  . .
. . . Look at this list of ROUND-UP FREE vegetables available from the Oklahoma Food Coop RIGHT NOW!
Buy extra! Preserve some now for winter eating. Cabbage? Think saurkraut. Greens? Think cooked greens, frozen in meal sized containers. (Wagon Creek dairy containers are great for recycling as frozen vegetable containers.) Radishes? OK, I can’t really think of a way to preserve them. . . well, it was only last month that I discovered that you could FRY them, so maybe fry them and then freeze them? WHY NOT? Yellow and zucchini? I have dehydrated a large pile of these veggies in the past and used them during the winter in soups, stews, and casseroles. Plus people in my house developed a liking for them as dehydrated munchies. (OK, you knew everyone at my house is sort of weird, so why are you surprised about this?)
It's times like this that give real meaning to the phrase -- "EAT WITH THE SEASON!"  Eating the same food, 24/7/365 is BORING. As the season changes, so should our diets. The producers of the Oklahoma Food Coop are rolling out a bountiful feast of food. We are lucky that we have the Coop which provides us with such easy access to such great food. Let's make sure the Coop AND our producers stay sustainable for the long term by buying some local food every month. Like today!
  • beets
  • cabbage
  • microgreens
  • kale
  • bok choy
  • arugula
  • leeks
  • choi choi
  • swiss chard
  • lettuce
  • cabbage
  • celery
  • red onions
  • white onions
  • garlic
  • candy onions
  • elephant garlic
  • purple garlic
  • mushrooms (maitake, shitake, reishi, lion’s mane, oysters)
  • red radishes
  • green onions
  • shallots
  • turnips
  • baby beets
  • full size beets
  • green knob onions
  • watermelon radishes
  • yellow squash
  • zucchini squash
  • patty pan squash
  • tomatoes (red and green)

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