Organic Shopping at Union Sq.

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Last Updated on May 20, 2015 by Chef Mireille

I stopped by the Unions Sq. Farmer’s Market today, the largest Farmer’s Market in the NYC Metro area. I had not been there in a long time and everytime I am blown away by how diverse nature is.

Purple Bell Peppers, Brown Scotch Bonnet Peppers, Red Scallions (look purple)! I can’t wait to eat these and get all those vitamins into me. The darker the vegetable, the better it is for you. The darker colored vegetables are extrmely rich in anti oxidants. That is why orange sweet potatoes are better than white ones. That is true for all foods – brown sugar is better than white sugar, whole wheat flour is better than white flour.

And one of the reasons I would not go to the Farmer’s Market very often is because of the prices. I know how much better it is for me to eat organic without hormones and pesticides, but unfortunately my wallet cannot always afford it. I am glad to see that is changing. With demand for organics so much higher, prices are not what they once were.
Organic lamb for 10/lb.
The largest heads of cauliflower I have seen in my life for 3.50 a head.
This huge bunch of fresh chiles was $6.00 for the whole bunch.

The Union Sq. market is open Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat 8a-6p. Saturday is the best day to go, however, because all of the merchants are there. They don’t all come on the other days.

Especially those of you who have children, it is very important to feed them organics especially dairy. Since young children drink so much milk, ingesting all those hormones on a regular basis is so bad. That is why we have 6 year old girls starting to menstruate and developing breasts. The hormones are making their bodies develop too quickly and that is so bad with all these pedophiles around. Young children that age don’t realize what some men’s motives are and are unequipped to interpret the signals.

I am going to start eating organic a lot more often and buying organics for my clients – with these prices, I and them can afford to do it!

On the same topic, I saw an interesting documentary the other day called How To Save the World – I am not sure where it is available – perhaps Netflix?? I saw it as part of the South Asian International Film Festival and it was about the switch many farmers in India are doing, switching to organic. When farming is your livelihood as it is for many Indians, a failed crop means your family does not eat that year. Many crops were failing when they started using chemically engineered hybrid seeds. The amount of farmers committing suicide was rising year after year. Now that many farmers have switched back to the way they were raising their crops for centuries before huge corporations convinced them to switch, their crops are succeeding again and farmer suicides are starting to decrease.

Catch this movie if you can.

As long as you can afford it, I am pushing organic on you all!!!

Chef Mireille
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