1.12.2009

Sunflower Farmer's Market

Okay, so a few months ago, Brandon and I decided to really start paying attention to what we put into our bodies. We started looking at the ingredients on things that we buy at the grocery store to check for things like high fructose corn syrup or msg (both of which cannot be digested very well by your body and get stored as fat or block other nutrients from being absorbed). We couldn't believe it!!! Our bread, yogurt, meat marinades, etc. all had high fructose corn syrup as the second or third ingredient.

Dis-gus-ting.

So, we've been buying the products that have ingredients that we can actually understand.

My BFF Britt told me about a store called Sunflower Farmer's Market nearby so I went shopping there and I loved it! I'm so excited! Not only do they carry products that don't contain high fructose corn syrup, but their apples actually looked like apples. You know...the kind that you pick off of a tree? That might have a little brown speck or two? One that is not polished so that you can see your face reflecting in the waxy film that covers the skin? All of the meat they sell is antibiotic/hormone free and from companies who treat their animals humanely.
The next best thing would be to have an entire elk in the freezer like Mike and Em...but we don't have that just yet, so this will have to do. :) The eggs/chicken products are also hormone/antibiotic free and from cage free chickens. Yay! I was just so excited today. We just ate a dinner that was completely organic and it was delicioso.

Just imagine if we all would pay a little extra for organic/real food and support companies who care a little about the effect their business has on the environment...then maybe every other company that doesn't would have to follow!

Oh...p.s. one of the things we found that had high fructose syrup? Our HALF AND HALF!! Wtf?

4 comments:

brittany said...

ppooooo chaaaa! I'm so awesome.... seriously.

brittany said...

oh and you're supporting our local economy, and sustainability by doing that as well...

The Burrell-Thomas Fam said...

i just turned green while I was reading this...when are you going to invite me over for a 100% organic meal? That made me want to go shopping to the market...to market to market to buy a fat pig...home again home again jiggity jig.

The Olsenaters! said...

I LOVE the Sunflower Farmers Market. SOOOOOOOO good. We go there all the time. Plus! They have THE BEST pastries.