Bone Broth/Soups Class

Bone broth is not only nutritious, it’s medicinal.  I’ve heard it said that 80% of our immune system is in our gut, so it stands to reason that keeping our digestive system healthy and functioning at optimal levels is of primary importance.  Not just for protecting us against flu and colds, bone broth provides all-important minerals and other nutrients that keep us healthy.  Join me and Esther Hansen, Nutritionist, in hearing … Continue reading

2013 Farmers’ Markets Are Here!

The 2013 Farmers’ Markets are up and running, not a moment too soon!  The very freshest produce, usually harvested the day before or day of the market, meaning that nutrient content is highest.  When produce is harvested for distant markets, to be shipped 1000 miles or even more, it is usually harvested before it is fully ripe.  It travels better and has longer shelf life, but we’ve learned that nutrients … Continue reading

Healthy Chickens and Soy-Free Eggs

Even in winter, the chickens are outdoors at Ole Dern Farm in Fort Collins, scratching for seeds, insect cases, any tiny green shoots they can find, enjoying the sunshine and fresh but frigid air.  Not so in the Confined Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO’s) that provide standard care for most of the animals destined for the grocery store meat department.  Most of those animals, especially chickens, never see the light of … Continue reading