Food resources

The North Union Farmers’ Market is held at Shaker Square from 8:00 a.m. to noon, Saturday mornings from April until November. They move indoors for the winter. Purchase fresh produce, meat, poultry, eggs and dairy food directly from the farmers. You will also find an assortment of baked goods, prepared foods, plants for the house and garden, and arts and crafts. Arrive early for the best selection.

Helping Ourselves is a book Anne often recommends about the properties of food according to Chinese Medicine. Unfortunately it is not available in this country and Anne has lost most of the copies she used to let her patients borrow. But you can order it directly from the author via

Also available from Chinese Nutrition Therapy: Dietetic in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) by Joerg Kastner, MD, L.Ac.

A great article about pesticides in produce which lists the cleanest 15, and the most contaminated 12. If you can’t do all organic, at least you can make informed choices about which conventional produce to buy.