Happy New Year Everyone!
I heard today on the news that over 60% of people had a new year resolution involving better eating and a healthier lifestyle. Let's face it, we all want to be healthier. Right?
As a veggie farmer people assume that I eat healthy. They must think I live like a rabbit and chomp on greens and raw food all day. WRONG! I am not a very healthy eater. I always have an excuse. It used to be "I work 12+ hours a day (in the hot sun and cold rain!) for 9 months out of the season...I am too tired to make healthy food. Peanut butter toast and cereal will have to do." Now I have come up with a new line of excuses: "I have a baby to take care of. I have to make sure she is eating good food. It's just easier to snack on pretzels and sour cream (yum!) and make a pizza or pasta drenched with butter!". The excuses are getting old. On a side note: I do eat locally made pasta from Dalla Terra with Park Ridge veggies and locally made pizza with locally sourced ingredient pizzas from Poco Pizza also with Park Ridge veggies. I feel like this makes these 2 favorite foods AT LEAST 50% healthier:) It's all about moderation right? A salad before the pizza or pasta would be so much smarter!
So how come I can't bring myself to eat my greens? To chomp on raw veggies like a rabbit!? I am sure going to work on getting better at it in 2018. I am going to heed my own advice and devote more time to prepping veggies during the season so I am more likely to eat them. I will make an oath to eat at least one salad a day (or at least every other!). And for sure I am going to remember that Frances (our baby girl) is going to start to notice what I am eating so this isn't just about me anymore. I want her to love food. Good food. Especially food grown right here on our farm.
So cheers to 2018! If you haven't committed to healthy eating in 2018 maybe you should. By signing up for a Vegetable Share Share you are going to eat better. It's prepaid, fresh, organic, in-season produce that you will be more likely to eat than if you had to go buy produce every week from a store or market. We hear it again and again from our members. By committing to your vegetables, you are more likely to eat healthier. Click the button below for more info.
Happy New Year to All!