Thursday night, I was frightened. Not the same type of horror as watching a Zombie movie, but the fear I felt while watching Resistance was a real one for the health of our world and our community. This film, sponsored by the Doylestown Food Market and dedicated community sponsors (listed below), told the story of what I would call “bad bacteria” and how we in the United States have squandered the effectiveness of the antibiotic tools we have against them. Bacteria continuously evolve to be resistant to the antibiotics that modern medicine relies on, and it seems we are helping them to... Read more...Comment
FED talk attendees get the scoop on pet nutrition At the March 9th FED Talk, sponsored by Doylestown Food Market, Dr. Laura Weis of Doylestown Veterinary Hospital spoke to a rapt audience about how to feed their pets to achieve optimal health and longevity. She focused on the physiological needs of cats and dogs and how they currently are addressed by commercial pet food, “people food” and supplements. Weiss also cited the growing health issues from harmful additives and absent nutritional elements. Read more...Comment
How can anyone look into the face of Smugdes, here, or the faces of their own beloved companions and not want to give them the very best in care starting with nutrition? Although pets and people have different nutritional requirements, there is one rule that applies to all…clean food leads to a better quality of life. Unlike us, pets are not all that discriminating when it comes to what they put into their mouths. (i.e. slippers, dirt, the cable bill). But, like us, it is important what ends up in their bodies. Additives, colorings, artificial flavorings, pesticides and processed...
by Eileen Seiler When a fruit spread is so good that you can’t help but stick your spoon in a few extra times, you know that someone, somewhere has gotten it just right. And, that someone is Sheila Rhodes, owner of Small Batch Kitchen, Doylestown Food Market’s Producer of the Month. Small Batch Kitchen produces low sugar sweet, spicy and savory spreads in a variety of flavors so tantalizing, your mouth will be watering before you open the jar. Read more...Comment
Written by Eileen Seiler Good Things Come in Small Batches When a fruit spread is so good that you can’t help but stick your spoon in a few extra times, you know that someone, somewhere has gotten it just right. And, that someone is Sheila Rhodes, owner of Small Batch Kitchen, Doylestown Food Market’s Producer of the Month. Small Batch Kitchen produces low sugar sweet, spicy and savory spreads in a variety of flavors so tantalizing, your mouth will be watering before you open the jar. Like many entrepreneurs, Rhodes’ inspiration began in her own backyard, planting vegetables and fruit...Comment
Written by Eileen Seiler Many hands raise the Doylestown Food Market up to achieve its mission, from members and staff to shoppers and suppliers. One group in particular deepens our community-based success and that is our Eco-System Partners. We are extremely grateful for their commitment. These cohorts in commerce are wise and willing advocates of the value gained when businesses support each other and work for the good of all. Before the Doylestown Food Market even had a storefront, businesses such as Bridge Acupuncture Holistic Healing Center, Jules Pizza, Hickory Kitchen, CEC and many more rallied to support our...Comment
Written by Eileen Seiler Lisa Leleu, founder of Luv Superfoods in Doylestown, was leading a hectic life as a toy designer and manufacturer. Stressed out, and plagued by migraines, she sought a lifestyle change along with a remedy for her headaches. Ruling out prescription drugs and their ominous side effects, Leleu began to research her condition, ultimately discovering that a food additive was the trigger. She eliminated the culprit from her otherwise healthy diet and her headaches disappeared. But LeLeu did not stop there. She harnessed all of her new found knowledge, creativity and passion for healthy food, wrapped it... Read more...Comment
by Eileen Seiler When the temps drop, we all head straight for those feel good meals that warm our insides and stir up good memories. Whether it’s mac and cheese, chicken potpie or a big bowl of soup, comfort foods satisfy those winter cravings like nothing else does. Unfortunately a lot of the ingredients that add the comfort - like cream, butter, cheese and pasta - also add calories, cholesterol and complications for the gluten or lactose sensitive. Here are some tips for keeping the heartiness while increasing the healthfulness of your comfort foods. Read more...Comment
Eat better and spend less…what a concept! The reality is, however, that some of your favorite foods can cost you up to half as much and be healthier for you if you give it the old DYI try. No preservatives, no excess packaging, no unexplainable ingredients…just a little extra time and planning are all you need for these do-it-yourself projects. And, don’t forget. Doylestown Food Market is your DIY center for all the best ingredients. Yogurt: You simply need milk and some active culture yogurt or freeze-dried yogurt starter to get going on creating your own yogurt...
Resolution #2: Get more sleep Everyone claims to want to get more sleep, but somehow we still manage to avoid it by doing things contrary to relaxation such as drinking coffee late in the day, using electronic devices right up until bedtime or having a glass of wine at night. A good night sleep is critical to our health, happiness and success. Here are some smart foods you can eat to help you get those 40 winks. Foods such as fish, chickpeas, bananas and fortified cereals contain Vitamin B6, which the body needs to make melatonin....