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Summer Share #9 of 22: 7/30+8/1 Well, duh

by Erin and Steve on 07/27/19

A lot of the times I'm scanning news headlines online, or articles recommended for me that pop up on Mozilla I'll stumble across an article about food. Honestly I usually read the headline, think to myself "well duh", and then move on. The latest headline I read was "Eating Whole Fruits and Vegetables Make You Happier". Well, duh. If you've ever seen the documentary "Super Size Me" you already know that. Or maybe you know from your own personal experience. But that documentary came out in 2004, and here in 2019 someone completed an experiment that tells you if you eat real food you'll feel better. Well, duh!
If you can remember, or maybe you never saw the Super Size Me (which you should), it follows a man who is in good shape and young that has decided to eat McDonalds at every meal for a month. There are a lot of crazy things that happen not only to his physique, but also to his mind, motivation, energy levels, and his stamina... if you get my drift ;). No duh you feel like crap when you eat crap (that would be my working title to the aforementioned article).
But if your body, and your mind for that matter, is used to or addicted to processed, fake sweetened and flavored foods then you can retrain your taste buds. You can do this by eating better. Don't buy peanut butter with added oils and sugars. Don't like it at first? Just keep eating it and eventually your taste buds will adjust. Seriously. This is true for kids, too. Not just the ill effects of an unhealthy diet, but also their taste buds will adjust once they start eating differently.
Good thing we have the freshest vegetables you'll find (because we harvest right before you come to the farm). This does mean that eating seasonally is best as well. Which this season means Summer produce is later than normal. This week's share will include: potatoes, zucchini, summer squash, cucumbers, carrots, beets, onions, radicchio, kale, greens, peppers (only a little for the first time), kohlrabi, scallions, cabbage, collards, and tomatoes! (these are only just coming in, too, so get excited but not too excited :)
The fruit share will be sweet cherries, apricots and plums. Bulk cherry orders should be here this week as well.

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