Monthly Archives: January 2010

Heather’s Healing Ginger Drink

Fresh ginger and raw local honey are key to this recipe

Winter is the perfect time to make this amazing ginger remedy–amazing because it can help boost your immunity, soothe sore throats, clear congesting, inspire sweating which in some health philosophies is said to speed up recovery from colds and congestion, and more than that, tastes fantastic!


Into a good blender, drop

  • 2 inches fresh ginger, scrubbed and cut into smaller pieces
  • juice from 1/2 fresh lemon
  • 1-2 tablespoons raw local honey
  • 1.5 cups hot water
  • optional: dash cayenne

Blend on high for 1-2 minutes. Strain through tea strainer into mug. I recommend drinking 1/2 cup 2-3x day to help your body fight off a cold. Feel better quickly!

Madura Farms now has fresh organic ginger root available and the market also carries raw local honey from Guy’s Apiaries. They are both at the market every Saturday!

__________contributed by Heather Flournoy, editor of


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ShelterBox USA fundraiser for Haiti at the Market

Saturday, January 23rd, ShelterBox USA representatives will be on hand for a fundraiser for Haiti at the market from 10-12. Their representatives will  show the emergency supply boxes and supplies they send to disaster areas, explain how they work, and talk about the people working on the ground in Haiti as well as other areas of the world. Shelter Box USA sends emergency relief supply boxes equipped with tents, cooking stoves, sleeping mats and blankets, water purification kits and tools to crisis areas around the world.

ShelterBox will be set up next to a food sampling table that will feature foods made from fresh ingredients from the farmer’s market vendors. Food provided by the vendors,  Gossett’s Nursery, and coordinated by‘s Heather Flournoy. Donations toward food costs will go directly to Shelter Box.

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Local Foods-Local Chefs demonstrations January

Gossett’s Indoor Winter Farmer’s Market, Every Saturday, 9-1, 1202 Rte 35, South Salem, NY. • fresh produce • grass-fed meats • artisan bread • organic coffee •  baked goods • pickles • wine • seafood • handcrafts • local honey and jams • weekly foodie and educational events sponsored by Slow Food Westchester


Local Foods-Local Chefs Demonstrations

JANUARY 2: Heather Flournoy teaches you how to make immune boosting winter drinks, and special guest Annmarie Gianni from The Renegade Health Show will be there to catch up with local fans, show us her new organic skin care line and do facials!

Elyce Jacobsen

JANUARY 9: Elyce Jacobsen, a healthy and gourmet foods caterer from Bedford will share some of her culinary secrets to inspire your own cooking! Elyce has recently been featured on several local blogs who raved about her cooking:, The Green Living Guy

January 16: Local Food-Local Chef demo this week will be our beloved Chef Gerry from the former Organic Connection in Brewster. Chef Gerry focuses his private chefing and catering on local, organic and health supportive cuisine prepared with vibrancy and elegance.

January 23: Real Teens-Real Food welcomes newbie demonstrator Max Vuolo!

January 30: LOHUD’s Small Bites food blogger, Liz Johnson!

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