Tasting: Keep it Local!

This tasting is a great example of a healthy salad that can be enjoyed during lunch while learning the importance of eating locally.

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Tasting: Keep it Local!

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This tasting is a great example of a healthy salad that can be enjoyed during lunch while learning the importance of eating locally.

Pickled Radish and Spinach Salad with Horseradish Dressing

Pickled Radish:

Slice radishes thin on slicer or mandolin. Mix Equal parts water, sugar and salt and 2 x the total of rice wine vinegar. Bring to a boil. Pour over radishes and chill.

Horseradish Dressing:

1 Cup Freshly Grated Horseradish
2 Cups 0% Fat Greek Yogurt
2 TBS Lemon Juice
2 Garlic Cloves Pasted
¼ Chopped Parsley
¼ Shallot or Red Onion
Salt and Pepper to taste

Combine all ingredients and mix well.

Why Keep it Local?

Eating local food can mean so many different things. Shopping at a local farmer’s market and supporting our local farmers, buying foods in the grocery store that are in season in your state, growing your own food at a community garden or in your own front or backyard garden. These are all examples of local foods and ways to incorporate them into our lives.

Eating local food is good for the environment, good for the economy, and good for our health. It reduces food miles (the distance between where food is grown and where it is eaten) and as such, our greenhouse gas emissions and boosts local economies and puts money in the pockets of farmers and their families. Additionally, local foods are almost exclusively fruits and vegetables, mostly from small organic practicing farms, which nourishes our bodies and keeps us healthy! 

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