If you’re keen to makeover your pantry and stock up on real food, yet don’t know where to start, I’ve compiled five handy-dandy ways to quickly get you on the path to slow food.
- Save time and money by signing up for a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) farm box. Most farms will even deliver right to your door, perfect if you’re too busy to go to the store. Check out my resources link to find out more.
- Play with your food! Make sure to eat all the colors of rainbow in one day (and no, Lucky Charms don’t count). Here’s a slideshow that explains why that matters.
- Rather than walking up and down the aisles at the supermarket, start by doing a lap of the perimeter where you’ll find all the fresh and perishable produce. If your cart is already full of tasty “real” food then you’ll be less tempted to chuck in boxes of processed or frozen food.
- Plan a weekly family trip to your local farmers market. Many offer much more than just fruit and veg. You’ll find local cheese producers, bakers, maybe even pony rides, bouncy castles and music! Be sure to ask if the produce is grown pesticide-free. Find your local market here.
- Daunted by the prospect of cooking? Grab a friend and take a cooking class. San Francisco’s new SF Cooking School has an endless list of fabulous classes from pastry-making to pickling.