Do you know precisely how long the peach in your kitchen traveled before you chose it at the grocery store? Peaches in American food stores generally take a journey of 1,726 miles before reaching your kitchen! With that said, who else wants to buy farm fresh?
Consider the gas required to transfer similar foods throughout the nation. Not to mention the air pollution produced by the trucks which bring the fruits and vegetables. An apple a day might keep the doctor away; however, the fumes accompanying it will undoubtedly harm us!
What about the chemicals needed to maintain this peach sweet and excellent throughout its long trip to your local food grocer. To keep them fresh throughout the long run throughout the nation, produce companies need to use chemical preservatives. Chemicals are harmful to human health and wellness.
what can we do?
Well, you can buy farm-fresh fruits and vegetables whenever feasible. Like Schnepf Farms in Queen Creek or the Gilbert farmer’s market, numerous farmers have created farmer’s markets on their own in the intense globe of international competitors.
Because fruits and vegetables from your local farmers are taking short-range trips too, there’s less air pollution produced in their transportation. There’s also less product packaging and handling included, which likewise aids in minimizing the quantity of trash we take into the environment!
Several local farms bordering rural areas or city facilities have day-to-day or regular farmers’ markets. These markets attach local farmers with the city and also country occupants. Look to see if there’s a market similar to this in your neighborhood.
It’s great to blend your food purchasing routine by acquiring fresh fruit, vegetables, and meats at your neighborhood farmers’ market. In most cases, you can work out rates which can also be fun. Additionally, other buyers are usually in a better mindset when browsing farmer’s markets than when they’re pushing a cart around with crowded aisles at the grocery store.
We love and prize the backwoods bordering our metropolitan area. But, every time a farm or ranch is sold, it’s sad to know that yet another one has been turned into commercial development. Here’s where you can do your part to conserve the farms by buying from local farmers.
Figure out where your nearby farmers’ area market is, keep in mind the days they’re open, and plan to get there early to get the best, tastiest food options of the day! Your family will thank you. In addition, you’ll be sustaining your regional economic situation and aiding in conserving the atmosphere.
It’s truly gratifying to blend your food buying regimen by acquiring fresh fruit, vegetables, and meats at your local farmers’ market. You’re not only buying the freshest and tastiest food but also helping out the environment, something we should all try to partake in. It’s easy, fun, and an excellent way to teach your kiddos about where food comes from. So who else wants to buy farm fresh?! Try it. I guarantee you’ll love it!
Local Farmer’s Market Around the Valley
Check out these local farmer’s markets in your areas: Gilbertmarket, Schnepffarms, Downtownphoenixfarmersmarket, Uptownfarmersmarket, Ahwatukeefarmersmarket, Roadrunnerparkfarmersmarket, and Oldtownscottsdalefarmersmarket. These are just a few markets in the valley!
Below is a peach cobbler recipe from the peaches we picked from Schnepf Farms, our local farmer’s market. Easy to make and delish! Enjoy!
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup granulated sugar 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 ground cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg pinch of salt
8 average-sized peaches, cored and sliced
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 2-quart baking dish with butter, set aside.
Prepare the peaches and layer them on the bottom of the dish. Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons of sugar and set aside.
In a bowl, whisk the flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, and nutmeg, and in a bowl, salt.
Melt the butter and whisk in the vanilla. Pour the butter mixture over the flour mix and stir until everything’s combined and wet.
Layer the batter on top of the peaches using your hands.
Bake for 25-30 minutes or until browned and bubbly. Remove from oven and let it sit for 20 minutes before serving. Eat or top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Last Updated on 06/05/22 by Darlingdew Lifestyle Staff