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    Honey Cumin Roasted Organic Carrots Recipe

    The Glorious Carrot What’s Up Doc? Bugs Bunny’s favourite food is the glorious carrot. A root vegetable that comes not only in the warm orange we all know it to be, but in white, red and even purple. Carrots are sweet & can be served both as part of dinner or dessert.  Here is a fantastic, simple and delicious recipe sure to please all. What you need: About 5-7 organic carrots Olive or grapeseed oil 2 tablespoons locally sourced honey 1 tablespoon brown sugar A squeeze of lemon or orange juice Chopped organic Rosemary 1-2 teaspoons Cumin Salt & Pepper to taste Oven temperature: 350 degrees farenheit (set to roast convection if…

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    Don’t look past the label. Certified Organic Counts.

    On January 4, 2017, the CBC presented an article and audio commentary entitled “Look past the label, why some farmers aren’t bothering with getting certified organic”. The beginning basically discusses one farmer’s perception that they don’t have the time for unnecessary things, like becoming certified organic, and that it creates logistical problems.  In other words, it is too much additional work. This farmer goes further to say,  “But I guess, in my ethics, certified organic means you’re taking care of the environment while growing food. Until I feel confident that it’s something I need to do in order to sell my product, and make sure consumers understand how this product is…

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    Restaurants & Chefs in Niagara Falls – Local Organic Advantages

    A recent or so article, published in July 2016, from Toronto Life called “Your salad says it’s local, organic and sustainable – but is it?” tested several restaurants in Toronto to their claims. Canadian restauranteurs do their best to provide their diners with locally sourced foods, but they do end up having to source outside of local, mostly due to seasonal availability issues.  Otherwise, their doors would simply close for good. The Canadian climate can be very uncooperative for farmers in Canada however, many restaurants have clever & sustainably minded chefs that create foods from seasonally available produces which narrows real choices. Important Facts to Keep in Mind About the Importance of CERTIFIED…

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