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The San Antonio Farmer’s Market Association is the town’s original farmer’s market group operating neighborhood markets for over 20 years. Here is its list of members’ markets to visit for locally grown, fresh produce. For more information contact: Penny Gonzalez, 210-842-0376. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
St. Andrews Lutheran Church
16320 Huebner Rd
San Antonio, TX 78248
Open year-round 8:am – 1pm
Leon Valley Community Center
6427 Evers Rd
Leon Valley, TX 78238
Open year-round 7:30am – 1pm
St. Matthews Catholic Church
11121 Wurzbach Rd.
San Antonio, TX 78230
Open year-round 8am – 1pm
SATURDAY & TUESDAY
100 Jackson Keller (between San Pedro and McCollough)
San Antonio, TX 78216
Open year-round 7:30am – 1pm
GMOs are another reason to be very aware of what you are eating….and yes, there are wheat products made from them which some experts think could be harmful to your health…..
GMOs, or “genetically modified organisms,” are plants or animals created through the gene splicing techniques of biotechnology (also called genetic engineering, or GE). This experimental technology merges DNA from different species, creating unstable combinations of plant, animal, bacterial and viral genes that cannot occur in nature or in traditional crossbreeding.
In 2005, The Natural Grocery Company and the Big Carrot Natural Food Market teamed up to form the Non-GMO Project, with a common goal of creating a standardized meaning of non-GMO for the North American food industry. The Project has a robust, highly informative website with up-to-date information about GMOs, health concerns, legislative milestones and concerns, recipes, and much more….
What are the most common GMOs? According to the GMO Project, they ”soy, cotton, canola, corn, sugar beets, Hawaiian papaya, alfalfa, and squash (zucchini and yellow). Many of these items appear as added ingredients in a large amount of the foods we eat. For instance, your family may not eat tofu or drink soy milk, but soy is most likely present in a large percentage of the foods in your pantry.”
The GMO Project also says GMOs “may be hidden in common processed food ingredients such as: Amino Acids, Aspartame, Ascorbic Acid, Sodium Ascorbate, Vitamin C, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Flavorings (“natural” and “artificial”), High Fructose Corn Syrup, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein, Lactic Acid, Maltodextrins, Molasses, Monosodium Glutamate, Sucrose, Textured Vegetable Protein (TVP), Xanthan Gum, Vitamins, Yeast Products.”
The GMO Project has a searchable database of verified non-GMO products organized by category, brand and name. For the safety of you and your family, I encourage you to buy from and support those companies which are putting their monies and resources into efforts to use non-GMO foods and ingredients.
The Wall Street Journal published a great health story about how various restaurants are catering to the needs of those with food allergies. Here is the related video about cross-contamination issues sometimes experienced when dining out. Wonder how many San Antonio eateries would do this? Takes an enormous commitment to do this for patrons, and some expense.
Want a fast-food fix but need the vittles to be gluten-free? Never fear….In San Antonio, you’ll find plentyof places…and now you can use your phone to lead you to the best GF fast-food fare in town. Simply download this FREE app and you can eat in the same brightly colored eateries you used to frequent in your pre-GF life. It’s good to go for the I-phone, I-Pad and similar products.
Not too long ago I found out I was highly allergic to wheat, and was advised to eat a gluten-free (GF), wheat-free diet. So, that’s why I am attempting to do, every day, as I live my life in San Antonio, TX, my home since 2001. It’s NOT easy to do, at least for me, as I still struggle with the basics. But I’m learning on this journey, and started this blog to help others in San Antonio who also need information, encouragement and a big hug to stay on track. We can do it!