About Mary

A great day to be at the market!
A great day to be at the market!

Full disclosure, I am not a Nutritionist nor do I have a degree in Food Science. I am just like you – I want to know what I am eating. I want to eat healthy, local foods. I want to trust that the food I purchase is as advertised and I would like to know who the producers are.

Eating fresh foods is important to me. Knowing the ingredients that were used to prepare our meals are also important. I grew up on a small hobby farm, we kids knew exactly where the our green beans because they came fresh from “out back the house” and we thoroughly enjoyed the delicious apple pies our mother made with fruit picked straight from our orchard. Back then we had sustainable farm to table meals every day! Even today, although I don’t live on a farm, we eat as fresh and local as we can.

Fun conversation with a friend and vendor
Fun conversation with a friend and vendor

Cooking is also important to me. I even had my own cooking business for five years, preparing home-cooked meals for families. As a certified personal chef, I enjoyed talking to people about eating fresh and healthy whenever I could. Guess you can say that food and teaching others about it has become a passion for me!

That’s why I created this blog, to help us all learn more about eating healthy whether that is organic vegetables or grass-fed beef or pesticide free fruit. Together we’ll explore our local markets to learn what they offer. Together we can build a Food Community! A group of people who want to eat healthy, who look for fresh ingredients and who want to support a sustainable local market.