Patricia Bragg to visit KailuaTown this Sunday!

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Farmers’ Market News
February 18, 2015 – Vol. 7 Issue 7

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Come visit with international health advocate Patricia Bragg, of Braggs Liquid Aminos this Sunday at KailuaTown Farmers’ Market from 8:30 -12:00. She has been a health consultant to US Presidents, British Royalty, celebrities & Olympic athletes. Patricia inspires you to Renew, Rejuvenate and Revitalize your life with “The Bragg Healthy Lifestyle.”

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Love and the Market Aisles

Farmers’ Market News
February 11, 2015 – Vol. 7 Issue 6

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It’s time for Valentine’s Day! For us, EVERY day is a reminder of the love that surrounds us. We see it in the eyes of our vendors and the smiles of our customers, we taste it in the freshness of the market produce, we smell it in fresh baked pastry and pizza, we hear it in the laughter and the music in the cafe, and we feel it as we walk down the market aisles! We invite you to bring your Valentine(s!) to the market, to show off all that you love about supporting the local growers and economy. And remember… we have some fabulous artists who create unique and gorgeous items, perfect for that special someone! See you on the aisles…

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Meet the Movers and Shakers of Sustainable Food!

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Farmers’ Market News
February 4 2015 – Vol. 7 Issue 5

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Please enjoy this TakePart article, and get to know some lovely people who are breaking ground in the area of sustainable food!

Meet the Tastemakers

Introducing the movers and shakers in sustainable food making – and the unforeseen paths that led them to sucess.
January 26, 2015
Factory farms, environmental damage, and the growing divide between what people eat and where it was grown have changed the way many think about food. For these farmers, it’s about more than just changing the way people eat-they’re rethinking where and how and even why they raise crops and livestock.Over the past three months, TakePart and Whole Foods teamed up to feature the food makers who have gone against industrial food production, using sustainable philosophies to harvest delicious food. From the first offshore mussel farm in the country to borrowing ideas from the Amish for implementation on a modern small farm, these individuals prove that alternative approaches to agriculture can produce the fantastic food society is begging for. These are the tastemakers.

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Why Greens are Great!

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Farmers’ Market News
January 28, 2015 – Vol. 7 Issue 4

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How Leafy Greens Boost Activity of Vital Immune Cells To Prevent Disease

Leafy greens are likely the number one food you can eat to regularly help improve your health. They’re filled with fiber along with crucial vitamins, minerals, and plant-based phytochemicals that may help protect you from almost every disease known. Immune cells play an essential role in protecting intestinal health and could be boosted by consuming leafy greens, say researchers.

Phytochemicals may be as important as any single nutrient in supplemental form. Phytochemicals are some of the most biologically active substances found on Earth. They give fruits, vegetables, legumes, and grains their rich colors, flavors, and aromas. But phytochemicals also detoxify the body by neutralizing free radicals, inhibiting enzymes that activate carcinogens, and most of all boosting immunity.

The new study in the Nature Immunology found that dietary factors, and in particular consumption of cruciferous leafy greens, control the activity of vital immune cells through the activation of a particular gene known as T-bet.

These immune cells, known as innate lymphoid cells (ILCs), play a vital role in protecting the body from infection by ‘bad’ pathogenic bacteria in our gut – and have also been suggested to play an important role in controlling food allergies, inflammatory diseases, obesity, and even bowel cancers, say the researchers writing Nature Immunology.

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Author, Karen Foster, is a holistic nutritionist, avid blogger, with five kids and an active lifestyle that keeps her in pursuit of the healthiest path towards a life of balance.

 

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What is is the foundation of agriculture and food production?

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Farmers’ Market News
January 21, 2015 – Vol. 7 Issue 3

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Thanks to Food Tank for this week’s article about SOIL! Small family farmers play a vital part in this story… just another reason to thank one today!

It’s All About Soil

by Danielle Nierenberg and Sarah Small

Soil is vital to the health of both people and the planet. Unfortunately, it is often the most overlooked of all agricultural inputs. The U.N. General Assembly declared 2015 the International Year of Soils (IYS) to increase awareness and understanding of the many important roles of soil.

According to The Land Institute, soil is every bit as non-renewable as oil, and it is essential for human survival. Healthy soil is the foundation for food, fuel, fiber, and medical products, and is a vital part of ecosystems. It stores and filters water, provides resilience to drought, plays an important role in the carbon cycle, and is the foundation of agriculture and food production. continue reading

 

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