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10/12/11 10:57 A

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EISBARE1986 -- I still haven't learned how to can and jar foods! I know the salsa and marinara would be better if I jarred them instead of freezing...is it really hard? How do I do it, and what do I need?

Falon
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Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, if I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning.

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10/10/11 9:57 A

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I definitely will miss the Farmers Markets once they close for the season. I tried to do a lot of the work of eating green for the winter this summer by freezing fresh fruit and veggies, tomato sauce, and chicken stock and canning jam, pickles, apple butter, and salsa. I am lucky to be part of a winter CSA, so I'll get root veggies and greenhouse-grown salad mix from an organic farm. I find myself eating less meat because I buy my meat locally from places that use sustainable methods (so it's more expensive).

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10/5/11 9:02 A

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I eat as local as I can, grow as much as I can, and swap my fresh produce and cooking when I can.

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10/4/11 12:05 P

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With all of this talk about "clean" eating, I've been trying to decide what kind of eater I am...am I a clean eater, a locavore, etc. And I've finally decided that I'm a "green" eater!

I buy most of my food local, but I also take into account how the food was grown. If the farmer uses pesticides, chemicals, and doesn't use no-till or cover crops, I will look for another source. My beans come from a farm in Michigan, because no Indiana farmers raise beans the way I want them grown!

Since we're nearing the end of farmers market season, what are you doing to eat green? I bought a bushel of tomatoes a couple of weeks ago and make tons of salsa, marinara, and tomato-basil soup to freeze for winter...any other ideas on how to eat green through the winter?!

Falon
Madison, WI ~ Central

Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, if I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning.

~Mahatma Gandhi


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