Farmers Market Minute
11:00 am
Sat February 25, 2012

Juice Your Lenten Cocktail

It is only right that we embrace the ebb and flow of the seasons. So out with the king cakes and in with fish on Fridays. Out with spirits and in with beverages that cleanse the soul and the colon. Yes, I said colon. I too find it a bit awkward to utter on the radio. So, let me move on to the point.

With greens plentiful, citrus especially sweet this late in the season, and your body crying out for some attention, get juicing for Lent. At farmers markets, you can choose from mustards, bok choy, tatsoi, kale, radish, collards, and parsley. Carrots are present, and so are grapefruit. Beets are everywhere but one big surprise is the arrival of hothouse cucumbers. This means that you can juice cleansing concoctions made entirely from products that were picked less than twenty-four hours prior to becoming your Lenten cocktail.

For WWNO, this is Richard McCarthy.

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