The weather is warming up and this weekend is filled with lots of Earth Day activities to get you outside and celebrating Mother Earth.
As a member of Green Bean Delivery, each order you place helps to support businesses that are trying to do good by Mother Earth. It’s probably one of the reasons why you sought us out and joined us in supporting hundreds of local farmers and artisans.
Millions of dollars from our members have been recycled back into the local economy which helps to strengthen small businesses, community, and sustainable food practices. When you eat local, not only is the food fresher, but it also has a lower carbon footprint!
As the nutritionist at the company, my nod to Mother Earth is through our Clean Store Promise. Before adding a product to our store, we ensure that the item has no artificial ingredients or unnatural preservatives. Along with clean ingredients in foods we sell, we also focus on buying organic and sustainably grown produce. Did you know that over 80% of our produce falls into one of these two categories? And when it comes to animal farmers and fishermen, we work hard to seek those raising animals in their natural environment and eating their natural diet. You won’t find products produced in factory farms in our store; instead you’ll find “grass-fed”, “pasture-raised”, and “sustainably-caught” meats.
Fire Up the Grill!
Finally, since the weather is starting to look nice, it’s time to fire up the grill! We have everything you need to make an eco-friendly burger including:
- Foxhollow Farm grass-fed beef
- LocalFolks Foods mustard and ketchup (Which contain no high fructose corn syrup, plus they’re low in sugar)
- Red slicer tomatoes from Poole Mill Produce in Southern Indiana
- Certified organic green leaf lettuce
- Woodstock Farms organic kosher dill pickles
- Hamburger buns from local bakery Cornerstone Bread Co.
Remember grass-fed beef is lower in fat than its conventional counterpart so it requires 30% less cooking time. The best way to grill grass-fed beef is to quickly sear the meat on both sides over high heat then reducing the heat to medium or low to finish the cooking process. Watch your thermometer! Pull the burgers off the grill when your thermometer reaches 130°F for medium-rare, and then allow to rest for 10 minutes.
Beth Blessing (Organic Beth) has a Masters in Nutrition and is the co-founder of Green Bean Delivery. She is a mother of three that loves supporting family farms and searching for unique, artisanal products. Her goal is to help others eat better and live a more natural, holistic life through healthy recipes and practical tips. Follow her on Facebook: @OrganicBeth