Source: A guide to autumn foods
One of the main parts of our mission at The Really Nourish Movement is that organic, non-GMO food should be available, accessible and affordable for every mouth. We have a long way to go to accomplish that goal, but in the meantime, we can debunk the “organic is more expensive myth.”
We all know that most of what we eat is seasonal, but with the technological advances
spurred by the industrial revolution at the turn of the previous century, we have been able to access all kinds of food all year round from all over the world.
That is a fact. But the TRUTH is that the seasonal nature of cultivated food still exists. Think about when something is on sale in the produce section. If it’s on sale, the reason is usually because there is more of it available so they can charge less per unit or per pound, right? But why does the quantity available change?
Answer: When food is in its God ordained season, it is abundant AND ALSO at its peak quality!
(Oh wow, that’s a WORD right there!!)
simply not available at all, but when they are in season, they are inexpensive and so delicious!
Judah and I went shopping yesterday and we found local, organic, in-season squash for only $.99 a pound! We also bought some local, organic eggplant, which is still yummy but coming close to the end of its season for $2.99 a pound.
We are going to half the squash, scoop out the seeds, make a delicious mix with diced eggplant, red onion, garlic, sprouted brown rice and fresh herbs from our terrace garden and that is dinner for less than $2 a serving!
Do you still think organic is expensive? Post your comments below.
A summer supply of fresh basil for our salads and cooking has been a great treat! Pruning frequently from the top sounds counterintuitive but it kept flowers at bay and more leaf flourishing vigorously all summer, while the lower leaves were the solar panels of the whole operation.
Seedlings from Whitehall Ferry Terminal Farmer’s Market in Lower Manhattan (Open Tuesdays and Fridays all year long).
Organic Potting Soil from Lowe’s.
Staten Island, NY
“The new Amy’s Organic Drive-Thru restaurant opened in Rohnert Park, California, featuring an all-vegetarian menu packed with items like veggie burgers, salads, and even mac n’ cheese in both regular and vegan flavors.
The company’s signature frozen pizzas have always been a top seller in health food and grocery stores nationwide, and now Amy’s first restaurant is serving them up piping hot with toppings ranging from spinach and diced tomatoes (on its popular margherita pizza) to regular mozzarella cheese and even vegan “cheeze.”
Read the full article here.