Why Grocery Stores are Making Us Fat

By admin | April 12, 2012

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By: Melaina Gasbarrino

When you walk into the grocery store do you ever notice how each one is created the same? The milk, meat and eggs are in the back corner, flowers at the front, candy at the checkout, produce at the start and all the processed foods you can think of in between.

As you start off your grocery shopping adventure, you’ll notice the produce is where it all begins. Of course, this is where you want to purchase almost all of your food to ensure you’re leading a healthy lifestyle. But little did you know that by beautifully displaying those bright colored fruits and vegetables actually creates a ‘strong psychological impression on you’. After picking out your produce you’ll pursue the aisles with a happy hop in your step, as produce is placed at the start of your journey to ensure you’ll continue to fill up your cart. Read More


Great Food Markets: LA’s Grand Central Market

By admin | June 22, 2011

Photo: soupstance on flickr

Photo: soupstance on flickr

Whenever I go to Los Angeles, I love to visit the historic Grand Central Market.  There few places where past and present meld together so seamlessly as in Los Angeles’ oldest and largest outdoor market. Opened in 1917, the market houses 38 diverse vendors that supply almost everything under the sun, from fresh and seasonal produce, intoxicating spices, popular cafes and restaurants, fresh-cut flowers and specialty shops that boast a wide array of foods and goods for bargain prices. Read More


Great Food Markets: Reading Terminal Market in Philadelphia, PA

By admin | June 20, 2011

Photo: quinn.anya on flickr
Photo: quinn.anya on flickr

Since opening its doors in 1893, Philadelphia’s enormous Reading Terminal Market has provided natives and tourists alike with mouth-watering goods with a side of history. With more than 80 merchants offering everything from fruits and vegetables to eggs and cheeses to handmade clothing and jewelry, Reading Terminal Market is a one-stop shopping experience that will help you stock your kitchen while giving you a real sense of community. Two of the merchants are even direct descendents of original vendors who had stands over a century ago! Read More


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