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    Why You Should Be Eating White Potatoes
    White potatoes get a bad rap, but is it justified? They're better for you than you think!
    Why Shop Local?
    As a 43 year old local business in Calgary, we believe strongly in supporting local producers, manufacturers and non-profits. That’s why we’ve launched CNF Family Farms, to showcase the organic farmers that we work with…some that have been with us since we opened our doors 40 years ago!
    Why You Should Choose Organic Produce over Conventional
    We aren’t going to lie to you – organic anything is going to be more expensive than non-organic. But there’s good reason for it. The quality of organic food is far superior to conventional, in taste and nutrients AND you aren’t ingesting harmful herbicides, pesticides, and all the gnarly other chemicals.
    CNF Family Farms: Farmersdotter
    The folks over at Farmsdotter don’t waste a minute of their days. When they aren’t growing certified organic garlic, they are producing wood fire sourdough to sell at Penticton’s Saturday Farmers’ Market. They also produce and sell garlic scape salt.
    CNF Family Farms: Secrest Farms
    Secrest Farms is a part of a much bigger story..and farm. Secrest Farms is part of a larger farm known as Covert Farms, a very well known and established organic farm in the Oliver, BC. Covert Farms has been around since 1959 but didn’t become an organic farm until the late 90’s to early 2000’s, when Gene, the third generation farmer of the farm, took over.
    CNF Family Farms: Amiable Organics
    Amiable Organics came to be in 2016 when the Alberta market was in need of leeks and there weren’t any other local farmers providing them. When Josh saw an opportunity there, Vital Greens offered a small plot of their land to trial growing organic leeks. Mans Organics (who are cousins to Joe) also allowed Joshua to rent out greenhouse space to transplant the leeks. Amiable Organics started with a mere quarter acre of leeks, but over the course of 3 years has expanded their leek production in size, and also the number of products! The now offer celery, celeriac (a turnip-looking root vegetable), radishes and turnips.
    CNF Family Farms: Zebroff Farms
    If you were to look up organic farming in the dictionary, you would probably find a picture of George Zebroff. George & Anna Zebroff started Zebroff Farms in the 1970s and were one of the first organic farms in Canada. Their Russian Doukhobor heritage was a tribute and inspiration to farming on their 11 acre farm.
    CNF Family Farms: Mans Organics
    Mans Organics is a family farm in Alberta near Coaldale, that produces both greenhouse and field crops. Henk and Rita Mans started the farm in 1994 and had it certified organic in 2008. Their son Andrew and his wife Denise joined as partners in 2012, ushering in a new era marked by the first stages of greenhouse construction.
    CNF Family Farms: Poplar Bluff
    Poplar Bluff has been in operation since 1985, under the competent eye of enthusiastic farmer/owner Rosemary Wotske.
    CNF Family Farms: Leffer's Farm
    Leffers Farm is owned and operated by the Leffers brothers, Howard and Cornelius. The 400 acre farm was their parents, however in 1990, with their father's support Howard got his start on the farm with Cornelius joining him a few years later. By 2005, the Leffers brothers had converted the farm to organic and Community Natural Foods have been receiving high quality produce from them ever since.
    Why Take a Collagen Supplement
    Collagen is definitely having a moment right now. It’s being touted for everything from thick hair to improving gut health. We took a moment to understand how the body uses collagen, how to improve collagen production through food and when it is best to supplement.
    Everything You Need to Know to Get Started on the Keto Diet
    The high fat, low carb diet is hot right now. Also known as the keto diet, this diet, is about changing how your body fuels itself, as well as changing your perception that fat will make you fat. When you go on a keto diet, you’re putting your body through something known as ketosis, a metabolic process in which the body, deprived of glucose for energy, uses stored fats instead, making energy and a fatty acid known as ketones.