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Lighten Up at the Mulberry Street Market

Lighten Up at the Mulberry Street Market

The sky may be a hazy shade of winter in downtown Macon, but vendors at the Mulberry Street Market are ready to shine some light on the situation. 

Mulberry Street Park will be light with strings of lights and the smiling faces of farmers and bakers who are beaming with excitement to bring their healthful foods to Middle Ga, and maybe even help with that New Year's resolution you are thinking of starting. 

The Spice of Life

The Spice of Life

Next to the junk drawer I think the scariest place in the kitchen may just be the spice cabinet.  Those red capped bottles and cute antique looking tins seem to breed and multiply when we aren’t looking and become a jumbled mess in which you can’t find the thyme when it’s time. (sorry, I know that was bad!)

So over Christmas break when our schedule calmed down enough, I decided my spice cabinet needed some attention. I already had stepped shelves to hold my spice bottles but it was still difficult to find what I needed when I needed it.

Step one was to pull all the spices out and discard any spices that were expired. This proved to be an interesting archeological exercise. Most of the bottles that I threw out were 1-2 years out of date, but the winner is…..

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Organize Your Mind for the New Year

Organize Your Mind for the New Year

Many people say that getting organized is their New Year’s resolution and find that highly admirable, but on a whole, it is very generic and kind of scary. Every one of us has areas in our homes and our lives that need to be decluttered and simplified. Even I have hot spots in my home and life that I need to address and I am a professional organizer (and a human)! I recently redid my spice cabinet which was scary and exciting (yes, exciting, remember what I do for living!) and I’ll tell you more about that soon. I still need to address my closet and I would like to get better at menu planning because honestly I hate cooking dinner. If I could have a live in maid/cook, I would be in heaven. But I digress…

My point is getting organized can be a scary thing when taken as one big chunk. As with any goal or resolution breaking it down into manageable chunks will make it less overwhelming.

Resolved: Middle Ga. Will Get Healthier in 2012

Resolved: Middle Ga. Will Get Healthier in 2012

Get a jump-start on that inevitable New Year's resolution to get healthy in 2012 at the Mulberry Street Market. 

The market vendors offer the best way to give your body the boost it needs, fresh local foods, particularly the winter greens that provide fiber. 

Friends of the market Mid GA Ambulance will also be on hand to perform wellness checks and tips on how to get healthy. 

Holiday Traditions: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

Holiday Traditions: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

Holiday traditions are fantastic. We all have some we love and others not so much.  The thing about life is that as we go along, our life circumstances change and our family changes.  Sometimes we don't adapt to those changes and it becomes difficult to keep up the traditions you’ve always had.

 

For example my wonderful father passed away about two years ago and since then holidays are different for obvious reasons. [read more here...]

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Meet the Veggie Van and Celebrate Halloween at the Mulberry Street Market

Meet the Veggie Van and Celebrate Halloween at the Mulberry Street Market

Market co-founder Community Health Works will be formally introducing its latest food access project, the veggie van, at the Mulberry Street Market this week. 

The van will take food from the vendors at Mulberry Street Market and deliver it neighborhoods in Macon. A press conference will be held at 3:30 to announce the project. 

The market will also be helping customers with their overall wellness this week as our friends from Mid GA Ambulance will be on hand to perform blood-pressure checks. 

The Veggie Van: Bringing Locally-Grown Produce Near You

The Veggie Van: Bringing Locally-Grown Produce Near You

WHAT IS THE VEGGIE VAN? 

As the prevalence of obesity and related preventable diseases increase across central Georgia, Community Health Works has started an initiative to combat these preventable diseases by bringing healthy produce and education efforts into underserved and at risk populations across the region.

The Veggie Van is a mobile farmers market that takes fresh fruits and vegetables from farmers in central Georgia and transports them into underserved communities across the region. Along with increasing access in these communities, the Veggie Van also serves as a traveling health education classroom: bringing educational material, cooking demonstrations, and healthy recipes to families across middle Georgia.

WHAT MAKES IT AFFORDABLE?