Health & Nutrition blog
I am excited to announce a new relationship between Capitol Rehab and The Humble Gormand . We are committed to the future of organic food and sustainable farming, so getting the opportunity to work with the Founder of The Humble Gourmand, Alison Pierce, promises to be a rewarding endeavor. Without further adieu, I would like to introduce everyone to Alison Pierce and let her tell us a little more about “Bringing the Farm to You”.
Grass-fed or corn-fed? Organic? Free-range? All-natural?
The terms confronting us in the grocery aisle these days are bewildering, but knowing they mean different things to different companies and farmers compounds the confusion.
Perhaps you’ve gone further and seen Food Inc., FRESH, King Corn, or another of the many food documentaries released recently. You may have found that a little knowledge goes a long way in driving educated consumers away from traditional food-purchasing channels (grocery stores, wholesale clubs) and toward locally, responsibly raised produce, meats, poultry, game, dairy, and eggs.
There are myriad reasons to eat locally grown food, including pasture-raised meats:
- Insulation from nationwide food safety scares (such as e. coli and salmonella outbreaks)
- Sustainable environmental impact
- Proper treatment of animals
- Health benefits (including ideal balance of omega-3 and omega-6 fats)
- Ideal quality & taste
Yet in a reflection of the unfortunate, backwards priorities of the American food system, it isn’t always easy to obtain locally & responsibly grown food. To eat the way nature intended you must take extra steps to seek out farms and farmers’ markets in your area. That’s getting easier these days, given the explosion of interest and the Washington area’s support for “slower” food in restaurants, stores, and markets.
The Humble Gourmand takes this concept a bit further, delivering food from small Chesapeake Bay watershed farmers to customers in DC and NoVa. At the HG’s online store, we sell:
Deliveries are made to three pickup locations in NoVa once a week. Home and office deliveries are also available, subject to an order minimum and small delivery fee. It doesn’t get much easier than that – unless you’re ready to dive into farming yourself! We are thrilled to be part of a growing, grassroots movement that is certain to change the face of American eating: out with the hormones, chemicals, antibiotics, preservatives, and disease; in with the fresh, tasty, healthy food!
You can visit The Humble Gourmand’s online store at http://humblegourmand.com
About the author:
Alison McConnell Pierce founded The Humble Gourmand in 2007. A chef by trade, she also teaches fitness, cooking, and nutrition classes at Potomac CrossFit in Arlington. She travels occasionally to give cooking seminars and private lessons in clients’ homes. Alison is a resident of Del Ray, Alexandria. Contact her with questions at email@example.com or (202) 286-5572.