This is no surprise, is it?
But the surprise comes from not knowing exactly what has been added to the innocent food that we've always been eating. The reason that I love local markets is that you get to talk directly to the person who raised the food that you are buying.
Dr. Oz addresses hidden 'stuff' in food on his show today.
I think that today's Oz will be a show worth watching.
This picture is one that I took last summer at NorthSide Farmers' Market in Galion. It has Witter's Produce in the foreground with a grain farmer harvesting in the background. This is where food comes from in our area, from hardworking farmers like Becki Witter (and her hubby, of course!), and large scale farmers like the one pictured in the background.
And this picture is of our apples and cider at the same market. The cider has 1 ingredient: apples! Our cider is not pasteurized, instead it is treated with UV light, which kills e-coli and 5 other pathogens, a process that we deem safe while retaining the good qualities of the juice. No chemicals, like preservatives, are allowed.
We make it fresh for each market we go to. The price? Cheaper than store-bought pasteurized and over processed cider. Why? Our overhead is lower.
It's the Simple Truth.
Marcheta *to our own selves, be true