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Keep your families strong and healthy by simple food science and healing properties of local fresh foods available in your Bluebird CSA boxes…available for pick up weekly at Bluebird Market…218 N. Center Street, Thomaston, GA a fun place for fresh food ideas.

January, 2010
Saturday, January 9, 2010 
Capsaicin, Lycopene and Vitamins in Hot and Bell Peppers
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Absorbable Calcium for Strong Bones & Teeth in Fresh Greens
January 23, 2010
Allergy Prevention and Benefits of Local Honeys
January 30, 2010
Superfood Day…Which 14 foods win the superbowl of nutrition?
February 2010
Saturday, February 6, 2010
Valentine’s Heart Health Benefits of  Fiber in Oats and More
Saturday February 13, 2010
Valentine’s Heart Health and Antioxidant Benefits of Chocolate 
Saturday February 20, 2010
Hearth Health Benefits of Resveratrol in Wine Vinegars
Saturday February 27, 2010
Heart Health Benefits including Omega 3 & Vitamin E in Seeds,  Nuts, Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Fish Oil
March, 2010
Saturday March 6, 2010
Healthy Sweeteners Including Stevia
Saturday  March 13, 2010
Antioxidant and Healing Properties of Berries
Saturday March 20, 2010
Colorful Nutrients– learn how selecting colorfilled fruits, berries & veggies provide Vitamins, Antioxidants, Potassium and Carotenoids
Saturday March 27, 2010
Soothing and Uplifting Properties of Green and Herbal and Fruit Teas
April, 2010
Saturday April 3, 2010  
Spring Fling Garden Planting Day (Day after Good Friday)
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Located in the Historic Downtown Train Depot in Thomaston GeorgiaBluebird Market hosts a Kitchen Show with a farmers market lunch after the show.  Using fresh and local veggies found in Bluebird CSA share boxes, farmers, local artisan bakers, cooks and kitchen gardeners share their favorite fun ways to prepare delicious and nutritious farmers kitchen meals.

Tickets: Adults $3,  12 and under free.

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The Mayo Clinic states, “Resveratrol might be a key ingredient in red wine that helps prevent damage to blood vessels, reduces “bad” cholesterol and prevents blood clots.”

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Top foods that might contain resveratrol are red wine, peanuts, and muscadines.

According to the New York Times, …”those who indulged twice or more a week had a 66 percent reduced risk of dying from a subsequent heart event.”

Read advice from the Mayo Clinic regarding chocolate.

 

Eat Red for VALENTINES DAY 

Each week at Bluebird Market we focus on learning how nourishing foods bring vibrancy, longevity and energy.  Week 6 in the ’Becoming Nutrient-Rich’ Series (for Valentines Day)…is the benefits of chocolate.

 

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Fiber can reduce blood cholesterol levels. Diets high in fiber have also been shown to decrease the risk of heart disease.

For foods that contain lentils you may mark a 7  for the fiber content. For oats mark a 4 and for bran mark an 8.

Read more about the quick fiber check.

“40 or more: Congratulations. You have plenty of healthy fiber in your diet. It tames your appetite and helps keep you healthy. Fiber also reduces your risk of cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and digestive problems,”  according to NutritionMD.org. 

This week for February 6, 2010, Bluebird CSA shares included a delicious recipe for French Country Lentil Soup using CSA fresh and locally grown veggies such as turnips, sweet potatoes and spring onions.

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Want to win the superbowl of nourishing your family?

Make it Superfood Sunday and plan game day with delicious and nutritious superfoods.  Get fun ideas, recipes and quick ways to bring all the best to your Superbowl gathering.  Week 3 of ‘Getting Strong Now with Nutrient-Rich Foods’  is focused on the Superfoods of Nutrition.

Beans, Blueberries, Broccoli, Oats, Oranges, Pumpkin, Salmon, Soy, Spinach, Tea, Tomatoes, Turkey, Walnuts and Yogurt….bring us an abundance of wellness factors.

Check out Bluebird Culinate’s Recipe Box for all the Nutrient-Rich Recipe Ideas.

Fun Superbowl Superfoods Menu Ideas

Superfood Pizza’s… it’s fun to make pizzas with nourishing superfoods…try tomatoes, spinach and broccoli.

Superfoods Yogurt Bar…Serve your family fresh plain yogurt with superfood toppings of oats granola, blueberries, walnuts.

Superfood Salmon Salad…Have a super salad bar with toppings of  grilled salmon, soy nuts and your favorite dressing.

Superfood Black Bean Soup…Serve a warm cup of everyone’s favorite black bean soup as a souper choice.

Superfood Pumpkin Muffins…Easy and delicious mini pumpkin muffins are nutrient rich.

Superfood Beverages…Refresh with iced or warm green or black teas with stevia, cinnamon and orange wedges.

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Watch as the Pizza Doctor prepares ‘Tour Down Under Pizza’ at the ‘Fresh and Local Dinner Party.’

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Watch as the Pizza Doctor Prepares Collard Green Soup.

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Turnip Fries Recipe by the Pizza Doctor

Turnip Fries are doctored up from potatoes for a healthy alternative by the Pizza Doctor.

Watch the method Pizza Dr. used             to prepare Turnip Fries at the ‘Fresh and Local Foods’ Dinner Party.

Wash turnips well.  Slice and then cut slices into thin strips in the manner of a French Fried potato. Toss in extra virgin olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt and pepper.  Pan sear and gently stir fry over medium heat until the turnip is cooked through and soft.  If you would like turnip fries crispy on the outside, just before removing from the pan, turn up the heat and stir as they brown. Season with your favorite seasonings. Optional:  Serve with Crystal hot sauce or Heinz Ketchup.

Read more turnip recipes….

Pizza Doctor’s Turnip Fries Recipe

Turnip Fries may also be baked in the oven as shown here.

Farmer Bob’s Fried Turnips

This week Bluebird CSA share boxes will be filled with farm fresh turnips and more locally grown winter veggies! 

You may pick up your share boxes at Bluebird Market, 218 N. Center Street, Thomaston, GA  Saturdays 8 am until noon at the Historic Downtown Train Depot market location. We are delighted to bring  these purple and white roots that are nutrient-rich with Vitamin C and an excellent source of  Potassium, sodium and calcium. Turnip roots are also a good source of magnesium and phosphorus. Turnips also provide a small amount of iron, zinc, copper, manganese and selenium.

Get 50% RDA of Vitamin C in 1 cup of turnip root.

Among the various ways to prepare your farm fresh garden shares of turnip roots are boiling, roasting in the oven, pan searing and stir frying in olive oil for hash browns, turnip fries and turnips au gratin. 

You may store turnips found in your CSA share boxes in the veggie crisper of your frig and they should keep for the week, so be sure to use them before next week shares arrive.

1 cup of turnip has about 35 calories and 8 carbs

Turnips can be substituted in potato recipes for a healthier Glycemic Index and fewer calories.

Potatoes have a unfavorable Very High Glycemic Index while in contrast Turnip roots have a favorably Low GI.

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Honey Apple Dessert Pizza by the Pizza Dr. in Bluebird Recipe Box on Culinate.

Week 3 in Becoming Nutrient-Rich with the Bluebird Market Series of  ‘Getting Strong Now’ features the benefits of local and raw honey.  As we become nutrient rich our bodies benefit with added natural energy, strength, stamina and wellness.  Honey is more than a delicious sweetener, it provides nutrients and wellness properties with a healthy Glycemic Index.

Allergy prevention experts suggest adding a teaspoon each day of local honey (made from the bee pollen that causes allergies) to increase resistance in the manner of an allergy shot.  If you live in the area surrounding Thomaston Georgia, Busy Bee Honey Farm produces a top grade local honey available online at Bluebird Market on Local Harvest or at the market on Saturdays, 218 N. Center Street, Thomaston, GA.  Honey is safe for children older than 2 years and adults.  Do not feed honey to infants.

Find Produce for the ‘Getting Strong Now’ Series in your Bluebird CSA Weekly Shares.

Find All The Best Greens Recipe in Bluebird Culinate ‘Getting Strong Now’ Recipe Box.

‘Getting Strong Now’ Bluebird Culinate.