Preparing Healthy Food

Inflammation and Chronic Disease: With nearly 50% of Americans suffering from at least one chronic disease (heart disease, diabetes, obesity, cancer) it’s important to view how what you put in your body affects your health. The American standard diet of processed foods includes by-products of corn, wheat and soy because it is cheap for the manufacturers, not healthy …

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Buying Local Food

Create demand to create excess! This is key to how we change the game on a community level. Driving the demand up for local food will create more opportunities across the board, especially for those in need. It is important to know where your food comes from, how it is grown, and how long since …

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Growing Food At Home

Fresh, Fresh, Fresh! This is what “organic” used to be! Being able to harvest food directly from your yard, deck, windowsill, or community garden means you are getting the healthiest and best-tasting food you can find. No travel time, no chemicals, and no plastic storage. Just freshness! When you plant your own food, you know …

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Real Food Nutrition

Real Food is single ingredient, zero or minimally processed, and as close to nature as possible. The buzz phrases to look for are organically grown, pasture-raised, wild-caught, grass-fed, and locally grown. Put simply, real food is food as it’s found in nature. Only 9% of Americans meet the dietary guidelines for daily veggies and only …

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Regenerative Agriculture

Regenerative agriculture is definitely a buzzword in the industry right now. When we’re talking about regenerative agriculture we’re talking about a sustainable food production system that not only produces nutrient-dense food but can also contribute to reversing the effects of global warming. About 10% of greenhouse gasses come from a combination of carbon emissions that …

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CPTV Documentary “Resourceful” Highlights Real Food Share

Recorded in the summer of 2020, Christina DeFranco and the recording team from Connecticut Public Television came out to live a day in the life of Real Food Share as our team harvested, donated, and worked at the Newtown Farmers Market. “Resourceful” did an amazing job of highlighting community organizations doing amazing work across the …

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