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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The Month of October is dedicated to Breast Cancer Awareness. In doing research for this article I came across this article from Cancer is complicated and if you or a someone you know is battling cancer, you are in a fight. I have copied and pasted the opening paragraph from the article below.

A cancer diagnosis can often be directly linked to your family medical history, your lifestyle choices, and your environment. You can’t control your family medical history, and only some aspects of your environment are up to you. But lifestyle choices like diet, weight, activity level, and smoking are yours to manage.

“Preventive measures are so heavily underutilized by people. And yet they work. Everything in moderation really works,” says Richard R. Barakat, MD, chief of the gynecology service at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. (Emphasis mine)

Diseases like Cancer are heart-wrenching and emotionally, physically and financially devastating. I hate what it does to individuals and families. I know that “hate” is a strong word, but what Cancer does to an individual and their family is devastating.

At Klesick farms, we have a plan to come alongside and help. Our Klesick Farms Cancer fighting plan is:

  1. We pray on a daily basis for our customers. If you would like us to pray specifically for you or someone you know who is fighting Cancer (or anything else) Email He organizes our prayer time and customer interactions. All of us care, but Mike is gifted when it comes to caring.
  2. Everything we sell is a part of the solution. We don’t carry GMO products and 95% of what we provide is fruits and vegetables.
  3. Some customers have joined together to fund a families account that is fighting cancer so that they don’t have to shop or think about it. Home delivery is great way to come along side and add tangible help. Call us to set up an account for a friend, co-worker or family member.
  4. Lastly, we have discount program for families fighting cancer or heart disease. If you are in the fight of your life, let us know so we can add the health discount to your account. If you would like to donate towards this, we will make sure your donation gets applied to a family fighting Cancer. We are here to help and be a part of the solution.


Farmer/Health Advocate




Recipe: Fried Cabbage with Bacon, Onion, and Garlic


6 slices bacon, chopped

1 large onion, diced

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 large head cabbage, cored and sliced

1 teaspoon ground black pepper

1/2 teaspoon onion powder

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1/8 teaspoon paprika


Place the bacon in a large stockpot and cook over medium-high heat until crispy, about 10 minutes. Add the onion and garlic; cook and stir until the onion caramelizes; about 10 minutes. Immediately stir in the cabbage and continue to cook and stir another 10 minutes.

Season with salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, and paprika.

Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer, stirring occasionally, about 30 minutes more.

Recipe adapted from



Know Your Produce: Sugar Pie Pumpkins

It’s October and pumpkin season is in full swing (or maybe just pumpkin spice season?). Sugar Pie pumpkins are a dwarf variety pumpkin bread specifically for use in cooking, especially pies, cheesecake, pancakes and flan. One of the sweetest varieties, its bright orange flesh is known not only for its flavor but for its firm flesh that cooks down to a smooth consistency.

Hollow out, stuff and bake as you would an acorn squash. Cubed and roasted, it makes an excellent side dish. Slice into wedges and grill. Cooked down it can be used to make gnocchi, chili, empanadas and curries.

Nutritionally, pumpkins are low in calories & fat, high in fiber, vitamin A and alpha & beta carotenes and packs in some protein. Tasty and good for you!