Brock and Marta taste some vegan pink lemonade with Jae Steele, author of "Ripe from Around Here". They discuss sourcing local and organic food.
We make the Pink Lemonade pretty regularly now. Sometimes I drink it instead of coffee first thing in the morning. So good!
Our CSA is coming to an end (since we're gone for the whole month of October. It's kind of sad :(
Hemp is amazing! We consume it in so many different forms. Hemp flour for baking, hemp oil for dressings, hemp protein in shakes, hemp hearts in snacks or blended to make hemp milk! So many uses!
I've heard hemp is very good for you but don't know a lot about it. I'd really enjoy trying some hemp recipes in that book!
We have joined a CSA (Community Sponsored Agriculture) for the past two summers, and absolutely love it! Yesterday, we picked up at the farm and got our locally grown vegetables, herbs, and fresh-cut flowers. My neighbour and I split the share, so we gave her some of my Mom's homemade potato and cabbage curry (all ingredients from the share - well, besides a few spices), and my neighbour will share some of her homemade pesto with us with basil and garlic from the share. I find this to be even more economical than buying at the farmer's market, and we get to visit the farm each week and enjoy their land and views for a bit while we pick up our week of produce. Last year our local farmers' tomato and pepper crops were hit hard by blight, so we also felt good about helping to ensure that they did not lose too much money due to something out of their control because the money we paid for our portion of their harvest helped to balance out their costs. (and we had SOOO much food from them, that we felt like we got our money's worth even without the tomatoes and peppers!!!)
I think I'll start by making my own pink lemonade. That looked AMAZING.We used to go to the farmers market, until it relocated and became difficult to get to and overcrowded. I'm sure there are other markets around that we could check out instead. It's too easy to get in the habit of relying on the supermarket two blocks away, even if the produce quality is notably lacking.