This week’s Market Mutt is Julie. She is a 4 year old Husky that was left on her owners doorstep in 2009 with nothing but a leash. Her owner believes that Julie had been abused and it has taken considerable time to help Julie to be a comfortable and happy dog. Julie’s favorite thing at the market are the lamb flavored treats from Poochie Trends. When Julie isn’t cruising around the market she loves to go on walks with her owner and their other dog. Look for Julie and say hello!
• 3 squash (any variety)
• 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
• ¼ cup chopped onion
• 1/8 cup flour or cornmeal or mixture (I use soy flour)
• 1 egg
• ¾ teaspoon Black pepper
• 1/2 teaspoon salt
• 1 teaspoon oil
Can also add a diced jalapeno or other peppers
What’s the big deal with coconuts? Coconut water, coconut oil….why is everyone suddenly into it, after centuries of production? Are the contents in the coconut-shell all that it’s cracked up to be?
Let’s break it down and take a look.
Organic coconut water and oil will help keep you and your family healthy and chemical free.
This week’s Market Mutt is Autumn. She is a 3 year old Whipped/Rhodesian Ridgeback mix. Autumn was adopted in 2008 from the P.A.W.S. organization in Austin. We caught up with her by Katz Gourmet Coffee where she was greeting other dogs as they entered the market. When Autumn isn’t at the market she loves to swim or hang out with the other adopted dogs in her household. Autumn comes to the market about once a month and never misses an opportunity to hit up Poochie Trends for some delicious treats.
And Locavores support local farmers…
Some say you are what you eat. So to be healthy, it’s a no brainer – eat healthy.
Locavores for instance, only buy produce that’s grown close by. The term was coined in 2007, following a large number of individuals desiring to eat within their means (of locally grown foods).
The other advantage of being a Locavore, is that it conforms to an eco-friendly lifestyle. This is because foods are not transported from long distances, which in turn, cuts back on greenhouse gas emissions. Nor are they stored for weeks or months at a time before being sold.
It’s important to note that not all foods chosen in locavorism are organic. The notion lies mainly in eating within the vicinity of residence, and to detach from commercialized groceries.
Of course, not ALL foods are going to be available locally, so the main point is buying local whenever possible or learning to eat what is available seasonally in your area.
There isn’t an official movement or regulatory board yet, as with organic produce. It’s somewhat in its grassroots stage. The spread can be merited to word-of-mouth and social media. Also, many Locavores do indulge in foods outside the realm of their backyards, with chocolates, coffees and the likes.
For those who so happen to live within Central Texas, real local foods are offered at the Texas Farmers’ Markets in the Austin area at Cedar Park (Saturday, 9a-1p) and Round Rock (Sunday, 11a-2:30). The markets provide convenient places to participate in Locavore shopping, without driving from farm to farm in search of quality, fruits, vegetables, artisan cheeses, olives, whey and much more.
The foods that are sourced at our farmers’ markets are the freshest to be found. Grown locally, residents can eat locally, and support their local farmers.