Back to the Basics

I grew up on a farm. I also grew up with a grandmother who had a garden big enough to feed the entire community. At least that what me and my sisters thought after spending hours picking and snapping beans, shelling peas and shucking corn. Of course, we complained.   But I now cherish those memories and realize my grandmother and my farming family whose produce surrounded us, sustained us. 

Farmer’s markets are everywhere. Even larger grocers are realizing that consumers want to buy local and fresh. What can be better than buying your vegetables and fruits directly from the grower?   If you haven’t made a trip lately, get back to the basics. Visit your local farmer’s market. Stop at the roadside stand that you pass by every day. Prepare meals for your family with ingredients that have are natural and have names that you can pronounce.

A common ingredient in the top dryer sheets? Dipalmethyl Hydroxyethylammoinum Methosulfate. Doesn’t sound very natural, does it? I’m proud to say that LooHoos contain only one natural ingredient. Wool. That’s it. No fillers, no additives, no chemicals or preservatives. Just plain wool.

Have you ever been shocked at some of the ingredients in food or products that you have purchased?

 


2 Comments

Jessica Andress
Jessica Andress

July 17, 2014

I’d love to try the Ylang-Ylang + Calendula Deodorant :)

Jacquelyn
Jacquelyn

July 03, 2014

Recently, I was put on a special diet as a result of stomach issues. The diet has been VERY restrictive, so I’m forced to read the labels of virtually everything I eat. It’s amazing how difficult it is to find products that don’t contain 17 letter ingredients – ones that I have to google to determine exactly what it is. So, essentially I’ve gotten back to the basics too and finding out that the best foods for me, are found in the produce section.

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