Warning: this blog provides a very slanted view on life!
It’s almost the end of the year and the start of a whole new year. A great way to mark the New Year is to make resolutions for personal improvement. At BC Farm Fresh we did some research into the top ten New Year’s resolutions and they’re listed below with some editorial comments and some tips on meeting those resolutions.
Number one: Lose weight
Number two: Eat healthier food
BC Farm Fresh is all over these two resolutions. Our member farms sell a wide range of fruits and vegetables to help you both eat healthier and lose weight. You’ll have to do the first step by switching from deep-fried broccoli to steamed broccoli.
Number three: Spend more time with family and friends
Number four: Smile more and be kinder to people
At BC Farm Fresh we can provide you with lots of opportunities to meet these two resolutions. We offer all sorts of activities that you can do with your family and friends – fishing, hay wagon rides, corn mazes, crafts, cooking classes, and wine tasting. Lepp and Krause both have cooking classes that will help you meet our first two resolutions of eating healthier foods. You can’t help but smile at people when you’re at one of our member farms – it’s so much fun!
Number five: Try something new
Number six: Do something crazy!
Looking for new and crazy? Look no further than BC Farm Fresh! Make 2016 the year to expand your colour palette and try some of those strange vegetables for the first time! If you’ve already fallen in love with kohlrabi, how about trying Swiss chard or purple potatoes? For the adults, maybe 2016 is the year to try some of BC Farm Fresh fruit wine or mead.
Number seven: Get more rest
Number eight: Do more exercise
Sigh, yes at BC Farm Fresh these are the two areas in our lives that always seem to get short changed. This year we vow to get to bed earlier and treat sleep as an important part of our lives rather than making do. Our role model will be the many cats spotted working hard on BC Farm Fresh farms.
BC Farm Fresh has some great ways to add exercise to your lives – u-pick berry, apple. and pumpkin farms. In December go out to our member farms to harvest your own u-cut Christmas tree.
Number nine: Find true love
Number ten: Help save the planet
You may call us shallow, but at BC Farm Fresh we’ve already found the true love of our lives at Krause Berry Farms. But we’re two-timing their fresh berry pies and waffles. A very hard choice to make!
You can take the first step towards saving the planet by shopping local and supporting our local BC Farm Fresh farms. Not only do they grow great fruit, vegetables, meat and flowers, but they also provide important habitat for wildlife and green space for the rest of us to enjoy.
BC Farm Fresh hopes you’ve enjoyed learning about our New Year’s resolutions. We wish you all the best making and meeting your New Year’s resolutions. Feel free to use ours and we hope that BC Farm Fresh can help you meet them!
The Farm Fresh Reference Guide is produced by the Fraser Valley Farm Direct Marketing Association in cooperation with the BC Ministry of Agriculture.
For information on participating in the 2015– 2016 Farm Fresh Reference Guide or bcfarmfresh.com, contact us at:
35390 McCorkell Drive
Abbotsford, BC V3G 2C3