Women - head to Starbucks before you read the rest of this: Coffee is linked to lower rates of depression for you.
New evidence that an apple a day is in fact solid advice - apples and pears reduce the risk of stroke. And just in time for apple picking season! Our school lunch program is great about serving both in season.
If you have been following our posts calling for Meatless Mondays, you may be interested in the evidence posted on the Small Bites blog in an article about 'cultured' meat on the terrible impact of meat production on animals, humans and the environment.
Slow Food has been running the $5 Challenge Campaign to focus on how to make real food on a budget. Mark Bittman has seconded this idea with his Op-Ed that real food is cheaper than junk food. But still, a $3 lunch at our school still sometimes - not always but sometimes - means Tyson fried chicken patties.
Finally, everyone is talking okra - Bittman as recipes here and the Times here.
September is Hunger Action Month as mentioned here. It's not too late for one final act. From Feeding America:
Bring a Voice to Hunger This September
As the federal government continues to wrestle with the national deficit and debt, very difficult decisions will have to be made in the coming months on budget priorities that will undoubtedly affect the lives of 49 million Americans struggling with hunger. As these discussions are happening right now in DC, Hunger Action Month is an incredible platform to leverage the scale of our collective voice in Washington, DC. Together we can work to ensure Congress does not balance the federal budget on the backs of our clients. Many of our food banks are engaging in a national Paper Plate campaign during Hunger Action Month to bring the voices of our clients to elected officials in DC. By collecting plates around the country, we will send Congress the message that hunger is in every district in America and demands their attention.
You can join in this campaign or other Hunger Action Month events at your local food bank! Visit HungerActionMonth.org to see how you can get involved.
Sunday is Mini Mart here in Sea Cliff! Don't miss it!
Plus, Saturday marks the start of the Pumpkin Patch at the Methodist Church on Downing.
The Queens County Farm will also have its annual Apple Fest on Sunday and Hicks Nurseries will hold their annual Giant Pumpkin weigh off on Sunday at 11am.
Next Wednesday, WNYC is hosting another in their series of Lopate and Locavores in the Green Space.