2 KASA This Morning – Monday, June 16thJune 16th, 2014 at 6:28 am by Matt Mauro under 2 KASA This Morning
Question of the Day
MEDICAL MARIJUANA WILL BE ALL THE BUZZ IN SANTA FE TODAY.
THE STATE HEALTH DEPARTMENT WANTS TO HEAR YOUR THOUGHTS ON ITS PLAN TO DEAL WITH THE MEDICAL MARIJUANA SHORTAGE HERE.
THE STATE WANTS TO LET GROWERS HAVE MORE PLANTS AND SEEDLINGS…BUT REDUCE THE NUMBER INDIVIDUAL PEOPLE CAN HAVE.
SOME SAY THIS COULD DRIVE UP THE PRICES OF THE POT.
WE WANT TO KNOW WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THIS PLAN? OR WHAT DO YOU THINK THE STATE SHOULD DO TO DEAL WITH THE SHORTAGE?
Deal of the Day
Job of the Day
It’s so important to teach your kids to love Farmer’s Markets.
Here are some reasons why:
1. Teach kids to love real food – There is such a disconnect from our food source to our tables. Shopping outside among farmers helps your kids see the big difference between real food and processed food from a factory.
2. Talk about benefits of eating local – support local farmers and economy, less carbon foot print, less chemicals on food are a few examples!
3. Encourage kids to talk to farmers. Help them ask questions. Why did you become a farmer? What’s your favorite food to grow? You’ll find farmers love to share their stories that kids will remember.
4. Let them pick out their own food. Give kids a small budget and teach them how to shop at market and buy. They are also way more likely to eat food they choose!
5. Encourage to try new foods. Kids have to try new foods about 12 times before they decide if they like it! So what a great way to start that process.
6. The best part is family time. Start new traditions and get the kids away from screens.
When you go to market make sure you bring a hat, sunscreen, comfy walking shoes and bags. We also bring a cooler with some icepacks.
It is super easy to find your nearest farmers market. Go to www.farmersmarketsnm.org and they have a map with all the markets listed. You click on the location you want to go to and it gives you all the details like days/hours open and most farmers markets accept WIC, EBT, debit cards and other assistance programs. Also, a lot of them have websites that tell you special children’s activities that are happening. That’s great!