Did your doctor tell you to eat more produce to help you resist cancer (or heart disease or diabetes)? Now what? Are you feeling overwhelmed? Are you fearing it will all taste like dirt and twigs? Join us for an in-person class at locations around the Sacramento area or subscribe to the online resource pantry where the virtual shelves are stocked with presentations, tips, recipes and encouragement to support your own self-care and self-advocacy. And there is no shortage of fresh, joyful flavor in our stupid-easy, madly tasty, secretly healthy recipes.
The Founder’s Story:
When my dad was first diagnosed with prostate cancer and had radiation, i pushed my folks to start eating more fresh produce and preferably organics. My mom really upped her game from the broiled slab of meat and block of frozen-veggies dinners that i had grown up on, and dad said he had never eaten so well. While my dad had been a suit-and-tie, IBM guy who often said, “People never change,” he became well-versed in holistic treatments and began to take well-informed control of his own course of action. I’m not taking any credit for his changes, but he outran the cancer for well over 20 years, perpetually learning, running his charity golf events, doing a bit of travel, always taking care of our family while looking dapper and in good color, gracious and smiling.
He and I renovated this farm house in 2013, and i started taking care of the orchard, shaping rows for crops and an herb garden, and learning to care for four red hens. Bringing farm fresh food to my folks was a way i could contribute to dad’s health as well as his enjoyment of life, take a little work off my mom’s hands, and sit and chat about something other than cancer.
The idea for this business came from what we learned about the role of food in health, and dad helped me get set up just a few months before he passed. But all of what i do here is based on experience, research and strong values.
We learned more than i ever wanted to know. But the goals of this farm developed as we learned, and here you have it: Produce with a Purpose – fresh produce, grown for disease-fighting and preventive health value, delivered with resources and information, cooking tips and EASY but crazy-delicious recipes…as well as support, encouragement, holistic thinking and even a bit of humor.
Treat yourself, and upgrade your fruit and veggies, enjoy the bold flavors, and get the nutrients you need! Invite Produce with a Purpose to your cancer, diabetes or other health group! Or join the online resource pantry!
Please bear in mind that the information provided here on this site is not and does not substitute for medical advice. It is an aggregation of resources for you to use and assess for yourself.