Beautiful local pesticide free apples perfect for lunch boxes! 🍏🍏🍏
Check out the other amazing LOCAL produce in store now!
• Tomatoes of all sizes
• Butternut pumpkin
• True free range eggs
What are the possible risks of pesticides?
Pesticides could lead to health issues such as headaches, birth defects, and added strain on weakened immune systems.
Some studies have indicated that the use of pesticides even at low doses can increase the risk of certain cancers, such as leukemia, lymphoma, brain tumors, breast cancer and prostate cancer.
Children and fetuses are most vulnerable to pesticide exposure because their immune systems, bodies, and brains are still developing. Exposure at an early age may cause developmental delays, behavioral disorders, autism, immune system harm, and motor dysfunction.
Pregnant women are more vulnerable due to the added stress pesticides put on their already taxed organs. Plus, pesticides can be passed from mother to child in the womb, as well as through breast milk.
▪️Organic produce contains fewer pesticides.
▪️Organic food is often fresher because it doesn’t contain preservatives that make it last longer.
▪️Organic farming is better for the environment. ▪️Organically raised animals are NOT given antibiotics, growth hormones, or fed animal byproducts.
▪️Organic meat and milk are richer in certain nutrients. Studies show that levels of certain nutrients, including omega-3 fatty acids, were up to 50 percent higher in organic meat and milk than in conventionally raised versions.
▪️Organic food is GMO-free. Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) or genetically engineered (GE) foods are plants whose DNA has been altered in ways that cannot occur in nature or in traditional crossbreeding, most commonly in order to be resistant to pesticides or produce an insecticide.
Support local farms when you can 🙏🏻 We found a farm super closeby where the farmers are incredibly passionate about what they do. Visiting them is an adventure and they are so amazing. The carrots taste like heaven and they gave us the kholrabi for free because it was split and getting old. Still tastes delicious 🌿🥕
• THE BEAUTIFUL BEE •
This morning I was blessed to share my meditation space with these wonderful creatures.
There's a very special place in my heart for the bee, being a symbol of Manchester, my original adopted home. The worker bee represents the hard working, industrial past that Manchester was built upon, with the textile mills being the hives of activity filled with worker bees.
It was also the symbol of solidarity, strength and support after this years devastating terrorist attack on Manchester. The symbol can be found all over the city and tattooed on many proud mancunians too.
The bee itself is a crucial part of our ecosystem, a third of all our food depends on their pollination. Apples, avocados, strawberries, cashews, onions and many many more fruits and vegetables rely on the pollination of bees.
Over the last 10 years, 40% of the bee colonies in the US have collapsed, and one of the arguments why this is happening is due to the use of pesticides. Some pesticides that are banned in Europe are used on more than a third of crops in the US...where colonies are drastically collapsing and lots of produce including apples and avocados are farmed.
We can all do a little bit to help save the bees, this includes buying organic products to promote pesticide free farming, plant bee friendly flowers and herbs, give them a little drink of sugar water if you find one struggling in your garden.
Big Bee Love
Making my favorite snack at home always left me disappointed because the red tomatoes of today are so bland, they have no taste, all the flavor has be bred out of them for transport freshness, size, color, so on and so forth. None have that flavor I remember as a kid growing up, eating mom's home cooking. Even the Roma tomatoes of today are so are bland. They're all mostly crap. Then I found these interesting small brown tomatoes called Kahlua tomatoes. Oh wow! These actually taste like the tomatoes I remember as a kid. They are bursting with flavor! They are so delicious, they are firm, but that is okay! They are also grown locally here in my state and that is a bonus because I also love to buy local. #rockfamilyfarms#larryslocal#tomatoes#capresesalad#italian#colorado#pestcidefree#allnatural#foodporn
Our soil before planting cover crops." When watering I am reminded of my parents taking me camping to Hobo Gulch CA as a child and my mom teaching me to pan for gold in the untouched streams. The river beds were rich, full of life and biodiversity, healthier than any river beds I've come across since. We, as farmers, try to simulate this. We use lava rock, natural rock, rice hulls, kelp, molasses, organic matter, worm castings , worms, several other organic ingredients and beneficial bugs to help enrich the soil as well as the added airflow to the roots without the use of perlite. Its one of our many stages here at C.M.F. and now to plant our cover crops..." -Rachel 'Fripsy' Childers #organics#Humboldt#pestcidefree#emeraldtriangle#keepitclean#topshelf#humboldtlegends#organictea#Cannabis#prop215