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Why Consume Carrots?

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Carrots are mostly known for their usefulness in improving eyesight. Many people tend to pick them out of their meals and throw them away. Here are a few reasons to encourage the kids and your adult friends as well to chew on and not pick them out. They will help you see better! In this time and age of endless technological advancements, we are always glued onto our screens. If you’re not using your smartphone, then it is your laptop. If not those two then you’re probably on your TV or tablet playing some games. This takes a toll on our optical health.

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Uses and Benefits of Honey

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Honey is without doubt one of the most ancient sweeteners to have ever existed in the world. It’s used in different cultures in beauty, nutrition and medicine. It’s a highly recommended food for weight loss. It aids in burning cholesterol even as you sleep. Swap your sugar with honey in your teas, foods and pastries. It’s highly recommended that you take a spoonful before sleeping. Also, having honey in some warm water before eating anything in the morning increases your metabolism and helps you cut down weight quickly.

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Organic Farmers Market Feature – Annie’s Wax

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This journey started five years ago while searching from a quality organic wood conditioner to use at home; something with local beeswax, herbs, organic oils, and ingredients grown without the use of pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, genetically modified organisms, or petroleum derived products. Becoming more conscious of the environmental impact and safety of cleaning products is of more concern today than ever before.   Continue reading

Organic Farmers Market Feature Yetu

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Murugi – who has a background in Information Technology – remembers how her passion for cooking started when she was a toddler. She would stand in the kitchen watching her mother with keen interest, always curious about what spices were going into the prepared dishes. Continue reading

Naomi Macharia Profile

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Spring onions, red cabbage, beet roots, potatoes, green peas, leeks, spinach, onions, artichoke and carrots are some of the products that Naomi sells at the organic farmers market. She owns a four-acre farm in Nyakainu and other areas around Naivasha too. She has been participating in the organic farmers market for over five years now. She learnt about organic farming from the Kenya Institute of Organic Farming, (KIOF). Since being taught about organic and learning the benefits of organic, she decided to shift to organic farming.

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Fluffy Buttah

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Fluffy Buttah, looking for a great moisturizer, lacking all the bad chemicals but still smells great? Organic hand whipped body butter (99.3%) made with Ghanaian shea butter, raw cocoa butter, virgin coconut oil, sweet almond oil and Fragrance oil. Butter comes in 3 flavors orange, berry and lemon. A great chocolaty smell without the hassle of those pesky calories 🙂 treat yourself!

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Health benefits of Organic coconut Oil

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Coconut oil is one of the healthiest beneficial oils to the human body. The organic farmers market at the Purdy Arms Restaurant in Karen recognizes the importance of organic coconut oil and has vendors who sell a variety of coconut oil. Some of the types of coconut oil that our vendors sell at the market are compressed coconut oil, virgin coconut oil and cooking coconut oil. Organic coconut oil has shown immense positive health results when consumed or used on the skin, some of those health benefits include: Continue reading

Carrot Soup With Ginger Recipe

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The most nourishing foods at times are those that are simple and quite easy to make. This carrot soup with ginger is just that.

Ingredients

  • 3 Cups of vegetable stock
  • 1 Pound carrot finely chopped
  • 2 Tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 Yellow onion finely chopped
  • 2 Teaspoon minced ginger
  • 2 Cloves of garlic finely chopped
  • 1 Teaspoon of lemon juice
  • 1 Tablespoon of finely chopped chives

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Is Organic Food Expensive?

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“Organic food is expensive” is one of the excuses that most people give when asked why they don’t eat organic food. But how much do you value your life? How much is your health worth to you? While researching about this article, I read about a farmer who always responded to people who always complained about the high price of organic foods by asking them “Have you priced cancer lately?” Continue reading

Reasons Why You Need to Support an Organic Farmer’s Market

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While you visit the organic farmers market, there is a mutual benefit between the vendors at the market and the customers. As long as you keep making these visits every other week, you are providing support to the farmers market. Why don’t you invite your friends and family to the farmers market? After all, there is more than one reason you for you to support the market. Continue reading