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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

Split Pea Soup Recipe

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Ingredients

  • 1 Pound of dried green split peas
  • 1 Cup chopped yellow onions
  • 4 Medium diced carrots
  • 2 Cloves of minced garlic
  • ½ Teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/8 Cup of olive oil
  • 1 Cup of sliced ham
  • 3 Medium diced potatoes(unpeeled)
  • 3 Stalks of Celery
  • ½ Teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 Teaspoon of freshly ground pepper
  • 8 Cups of water or chicken stock

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Foods to Remedy Constipation

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Constipation is a condition where there is difficulty in emptying the bowels; it’s normally associated with hardened feces. Causes of constipation include low fiber diets, hormonal disorders, medication, bad bowel movements, lack of regular exercise, insufficient water, advanced age and high levels of estrogen and progesterone during pregnancy can lead to constipation. Continue reading

The Health Benefits of Broccoli

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Broccoli is a vegetable that’s known for its array of nutritional values and health benefits. Cancer prevention, immune system boost, effective remedy for anemia, relief from stomach disorders and low blood pressure are some of the health issues that broccoli can help with. Broccoli can be eaten raw, steamed or shallow fried but eating raw has more nutritional value.

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Humphrey Kamau Profile

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Unemployment is an issue that affects a lot of people in Kenya. Statistically 70% of the young working class in Kenya is unemployed. Humphrey Kamau chose not to be part of this statistic by venturing into organic farming. Having been raised up by parents who were farmers, Kamau learnt about organic farming from his parents, friends and age mates. Continue reading