Local Bounty update

| February 16, 2016

A Message from the Manager

An apple a day helps keeps the doctor away. Apples have been shown to promote oral health and healthy skin. So stop in to get your apples. Boost your immune system. Red apples contain an antioxidant called quercetin. Recent studies have found that quercetin can help boost and fortify your immune system, especially when you’re stressed out. Fix what you think needs fixing: eat apples for your good health.

Vendor Updates

Ashcraft Acres

Good Morning   Think Spring!!! The first ewe has lambed, even in this cold weather she is up and bouncing around! The rest of the ladies are hopefully waiting until a little warmer weather…The bedtime checks are already getting a little old!

Flying Pig Farm

Pies, pies, pies…try our new black raspberry! We also have cinnamon rolls perfectly packaged for two. Remember if you’d like to place an order, we deliver to LB on Tuesday and Thursday. Thanks for shopping local!

Keene Creek Farm

Are you counting down the days/weeks until we have ham loaf back in stock yet? We are, that’s for sure. We will be butchering several hogs in the next couple of weeks and will have our regular selection of cuts back in stock soon. Promise. As always, we will keep you posted as to when we bring product in. If you’re interested in ordering an Easter ham from our farm now is the time do put in the request. They will be smoked and cured just in time for Easter – your choice of whole or half (whole are 18-20 lbs, halves are 9-10 lbs), bone in or bone out, $5.25/lb, and pick up will be at Local Bounty. Please contact us this week if you’d like to order as we are getting our cut sheets ready for the butcher and want to make sure we can accommodate all requests. Last week we restocked our Rustic Herb PIzza Dough Mixes – they make up into such a delicious pizza crust (or even bread). As always, thank you so much for your support of our farm – we so appreciate the opportunity to do what we do in our community.

Mullet Apiaries

Contrary to the quote that April is the cruelest month, I think February can be a bummer. One way of getting though is creating meals that shout fresh. How about an apple salad made with apples from our newest vendor, Woolf Farms, chopped up and combined with a little mayo, some Mullet Apiaries honey, and a handful of walnuts? Chill to blend flavors and serve with your favorite entrée for supper tonight. Love the crunch! The Coshocton County Beekeepers Association’s Beginning Beekeeping School is this Saturday, Feb. 20th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Preregistration is closed but if you are still interested, call Dick Mullet at (740) 824-3915. They may be able to work you in. As always, we love our customers.

Bob’s Pickle Patch /Verda’s Hens

We will have eggs at Local Bounty early this week, but not today (Tuesday). We are still digging out from last night’s snow. The following is a condensed version of some internet research on food labels. There are many more, and much longer explanations.  These are just a few.

Unscrambling the food labels

Genetically modified foods or GM foods, also genetically engineered foods, are foods produced from organisms that have had changes introduced into their DNA using the methods of genetic engineering. (from Wikipedia)

GMO means a genetically modified organism. This is a plant or animal that has been altered at the gene level by genetic engineering.

Non-GMO on the label means that the plant, animal, or food has not been altered by genetic engineering.

Food that is non-GMO may or may not be organically grown. For example, a broccoli seed might be non-GMO, but the plant itself may have been sprayed with a chemical pesticide.

USDA Certified Organic means that the food produced has not been exposed to inorganic pesticides or herbicides.  A farm that is certified organic by the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) has to account for its growing practices to a third party.  This label designation requires stricter accounting than the non-GMO label.  Certified Organic farms are never to use GMO seeds.

Free Range Eggs means that the chickens have access to the outdoors. At Local Bounty  this means the chickens can go out to a field or pasture with no fence. What this means to factory farms is that the chickens have a door that is open to the outside, but it may just go onto a cement patio. There is no regulation that says how big or small a space, or for how long they can be out.

Pastured Eggs means that the chickens can go out to eat grass and bugs. They are kept in at night for protection.

Cage Free means that the hens can walk around in their barn and have bedding on the floor with nest boxes to lay eggs in.

As always, thanks for your support of local food.

Local Bounty Coshocton, Inc.
22951 S.R. 83 N. Coshocton, OH 43812
740-622-1400 – We’re also on facebook!

Store Hours
Tuesday – Friday 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturdays: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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