peaches
October 2, 2017
You know we insist that the food we bring to you at [Fresh City Market][Madison Fresh Market] is fresh.  It’s not good enough to “almost” get there and hope that “nobody will notice.”  We start with carefully choosing our partner farms and products.  One product that really impressed us was Prima Gattie peaches.  Peaches are delicate, and one simple bruise can ruin a peach.  Prima beaches are never dumped into a giant bulk bins.  Instead, they use small buckets so the peaches don’t bang around and get bruised and blemished.  They are hand packed right next to the orchard by experts who stan
Organic Food
October 2, 2017
You’re seeing the word “organic” appear on food, and people who are very aware of what they are putting in their bodies will usually prefer organic over conventionally grown products.  But, it goes beyond health benefits for you.  Organic food is better for our community.   When you choose organic, you are supporting farms that conserve water, reduce energy, and put fewer pesticides on the ground and water.  Animals that are raised for organic food are not given antibiotics, growth hormones, or animal byproducts.  It’s been shown that organic milk and meat have levels of certain nutrients u
September 25, 2017
Satori Standards for Fine Cheese
September 25, 2017
Update on Produce Crops Damaged by Irma
Hurricane Irma and Your Produce
September 18, 2017
Hurricane Irma and Your Produce Back to back hurricanes in the Gulf have been heartbreaking to watch.  Lives have been changed forever.  It may be years before we know the full economic impact to the region.  Even though we are miles away, it’s likely you will notice the effects of the storms in our produce section.  It is our commitment to you to always have fresh produce.  The growers we work with share those values, and will never deliver fruit that has been damaged, rolling around on the ground, or simply not good quality.  
September 18, 2017
Put Your Garden to Bed A little preparation now will improve your garden when spring rolls around.  Here are some ideas from The Old Farmer’s Almanac so you can have an even better season next year: Get the weeds out of there!  This will help eliminate pests. Till the soil.  This also helps to prevent insects like Japanese Beetles. Cover in compost.  Leaves, manure, or lime tilled into the soil will prep it for next year.
Get to Know Poké Bowls
September 18, 2017
Get to Know Poké Bowls
baby safety tips
September 11, 2017
Tips for Baby Safety Month Accidents are unavoidable, and with babies and toddlers little bumps and bruises are common.  BabyKidCenter.com offered up a list of some risky things in your home that some parents overlook. 1. Accidents around furniture.  If you have a kid, they will climb.  The most common place for accidents is falling from a highchair.  Always be sure they are safely buckled in!
gelato
September 11, 2017
Talenti Gelato Gives You a Couple More Days of Summer
September 4, 2017
Be the hit of the parking lot by tailgating the right way.  It takes some prep, some creativity, and some good organizational skills… but, doing it right makes for a great mini-party and plenty of time for team pride.  Pack a cooler with plenty of your favorite beverages and ice.  In a separate, smaller cooler, put all of your hamburger and other meats.  Avoid putting the meat in the same cooler as the beverage ice.  Prep the portable grill, and be sure you know the rules at the stadium for the  type of grill you’re allowed to have.

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