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  • 5 years 30 weeks ago by: lee in reply to: Farmers Market Season is Not Over

    Thanks Amy, I totally agree, and I appreciate your comment. Maybe I'll see you at the market again this weekend?

  • 5 years 30 weeks ago by: Amy P. in reply to: Farmers Market Season is Not Over

    I was out at the Mpls market on 10/18 and I agree with you, Lee, there's lots of good stuff still to be had - tons of root vegetables, squashes, ginormous cabbages and apples among other things. I sampled the Prairie Spy & Victory apples at the Ames Farm booth and both would be excellent in pies or crisps.

    If you're not in a cooking mood, vendors were selling mums, greens, decorative branches and other items for outdoor seasonal decorating.

    And if you're in an eating mood like I was that day, who can resist the brats and kettle corn? I certainly couldn't. :)

  • 5 years 30 weeks ago by: Mary in reply to: Celebrating Our Community and Our Co-ops

    It WAS a beautiful day. The new store on one side and the gorgeous river valley on the other. The sun was out and people were happy. Little kids running, everyone laughing and having a good time. Such a grand feeling of accomplishment.

  • 5 years 30 weeks ago by: Carrie Oliver in reply to: In Praise of Carrots

    I am officially jealous of you, that is a fabulous bounty. Some day (probably the day I move) we'll have a CSA available in my neck of the woods.

  • 5 years 30 weeks ago by: Lindsay in reply to: Beware of the Soccer Snack Shrew!

    You would think it would be obvious that Gatorade, etc, was unhealthy. But here is an actual quote from my cousin...
    "I give them the healthy breakfast cereal, you know, the stuff with fruit in it." She was, I kid you not, pointing to a box of Froot Loops. People are sheep, and cheap and convenient are almost always going to win out. I think most people don't even want to think that what they are giving their children is harmful. (If I don't read about HFCS, then I won't feel guilty when I pass it out to my children.) And most parents today ate those kinds of things as kids too, and they turned out ok, right?

  • 5 years 30 weeks ago by: Crystal - Cafe Cyan in reply to: Celebrating Our Community and Our Co-ops

    I have always enjoyed co-op annual meetings and it sounds like Mississippi Market's was the place to be. Way to go MM!

  • 5 years 31 weeks ago by: Jana in reply to: Beware of the Soccer Snack Shrew!

    And I wish it were just a soccer snack problem! I kept crossing paths with another mama in the grocery store, and noticed her filling her cart with Kool Aid Bursts, fruit snacks, sugary cereal - I was dismayed! I realized though it's all, sadly, fairly standard kid food. My little guy is still eating the purees I make, but I can completely imagine myself in your shoes in a few years time! I'm so with you on this!

  • 5 years 31 weeks ago by: lee in reply to: Beware of the Soccer Snack Shrew!

    We have the same issue in our house every day when the bus drops off our boy at 4:30. Any snack he eats can potentially affect his appetite for dinner, but waiting until 6 to feed him is not a viable option. On good days, we opt for fruit and carrots - if he spoils his appetite on those, we don't mind at all. Cheese and crackers can also be okay. But what he often WANTS is treats.

  • 5 years 31 weeks ago by: Unplanned Cooking in reply to: Beware of the Soccer Snack Shrew!

    Wow! I do understand giving a snack after a sport; for us, at least, it puts everybody in a pleasant mood (my kids are under 5). But by snacks I'm with you -- apples, carrots, grapes. At least then if they don't eat as much dinner I don't worry -- I know I got the right stuff in them.

  • 5 years 31 weeks ago by: Crystal - Cafe Cyan in reply to: Beware of the Soccer Snack Shrew!

    Times have changed! I remember getting a can of pop after the game (usually Shasta). Considering my family didn't have pop in our house, it was truly a treat. Now a drink and a snack? Wow.

    When I babysit my nephews, my sister will pack fruit snacks (but Crystal, they have fruit juice IN them!), instant oatmeal with dinosaur eggs (oatmeal is good, right?) and juice boxes (it says there is real fruit juice). To this day, all the snacks are sitting in my closest while I feed them real whole fruit and veggies, "Crystal pop" (sparkling water with some REAL cranberry juice) and thick cut oats mixed with dried fruit and a teensy bit of real maple syrup.

    If my sister is any example, I can see how today's parents can get sucked into the marketing techniques. If only they read a bit further into nutritional info instead of just the advertising.