#GivingTuesday – Preserving Farmland – You Can Help!

Every holiday season, the Perfect Supplements’ family likes to celebrate our thankfulness with a large annual donation to a variety of charitable organizations that share Our Values of protecting people and planet. This year we are celebrating the beautiful Pioneer Valley in Western Massachusetts, the new home of Perfect Supplements (and our family). Pioneer Valley is bordered by the Berkshire Mountains to the west and the Eastern Massachusetts mountain range. The…

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It’s Jack-O-Lantern Time!

It’s October 16th which means that Halloween is just a few weeks away! We’ve got some very spooky weather in Rhode Island today. The sky is grey and dreary in stark contrast against the fluorescent orange leaves and it’s definitely got me in the mood for Halloween! Do you know what you are being for Halloween this year? Pinterest is a great place to find costume ideas and it’s also…

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10 Healthy Activities for Fall

Fall is at its glorious peak here in the Northeast- the air is crisp, the leaves are brilliant, and the harvest is bountiful. With so much beauty and so many opportunities for fall fun, it’s easy to make the most of this season. I had the wonderful opportunity to spend this past weekend in one New England’s most quintessential fall towns: Woodstock, Vermont! We spent the weekend hiking Mt. Tom,…

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Eco-Friendly Foodie Adventures in Central Vermont

I had the wonderful pleasure of spending this past weekend Woodstock, VT. Did you know that Vermont is rated the best state for eating local and organic food? Earlier this year, a small non-profit organization tallied the number of farmer’s markets, CSAs, food hubs, and farm-to-school programs per state. The first three categories were then divided per 100,000 residents. Farmers markets and CSAs were weighted at 30 percent each, while…

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Fresh Strawberry Sauce (Freezable!)

In yesterday’s blog post, Summer Berry Picking, Kristen displayed the beautiful strawberries her family picked at a local and organic pick-your-own farm. Picking summer berries is the perfect way to support local farms. The following is Kristen’s delicious clean eating version of Simple Bite’s Strawberry Coulis recipe. Fresh Strawberry Sauce 2 cups strawberries 1 tbsp. maple syrup 1/2 tsp. lemon juice Directions: Blend all ingredients until fully pureed. Enjoy immediately…

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Fall is the Perfect Time to Support Local Farms

Fall is the perfect time to support local farms. After all, Apple Crisp always tastes a little better when you’ve picked the apples yourself. The Jack-o’-Lantern  always glows a little brighter when you’ve guessed the weight of your hand-picked pumpkin, and we can all agree that nothing says Fall like missing the Patriot’s game because you’re long lost in a family carved corn maze. During the months of September through…

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Staying Healthy During the Holidays and Supplement Giveaway Winner 12/16

Terie is this week’s winner…we are happy to see that someone is still focused on health this holiday season. Healthy Holidays? I have to admit that focusing on my health is one of the first things to go when things get busy. It is more challenging to find time for healthy grocery shopping, planning meals, and even getting adequate sleep when there are so many other responsibilities. Exercise? Who’s got…

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Book Review – The Fateful Fork

The Fateful Fork – Each Bite of Food Takes You to Disease…or Health written by Eve Gabriel, M.S. clearly explains why “cheap” food isn’t really cheap if it makes you sick. Medication, doctors, and hospital visits due to poor dietary choices are very expensive (heart burn, headaches, allergies, heart disease, high blood pressure, etc). Making Better Choices There is no doubt that the fresh-picked apple from the local orchard is…

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Supporting Local Farms – Apple and Pumpkin Picking

Our family enjoys a long tradition of picking our own apples when the weather turns cool here in lovely New England. I loved visiting the orchards when I was a kid, and now I share the joy with my children. This year we had the pleasure of finding a local orchard that sprays pesticides only when absolutely necessary. The fruit looked imperfect, but tasted delicious! Here is a picture from…

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