Being a health-conscious foodie can be a challenge, because it’s not always easy to determine the history of how and where food is produced. The owners of Armstrong Apples Orchard and Winery have created such a narrative for their clients, growing fruit deeply rooted in their commitments to community and homegrown produce.
Sixteen years ago, they planted their first apple orchard, calling on friends and neighbors aged 8 to 80 for help. Since then, the farm has expanded and now grows 14 varieties of apples, peaches, pears, and grapes, which they serve fresh, baked into pies and turnovers, and pressed into their award-winning wine. Of these libations, apple wine is the owners' specialty, and it ranges from the very dry—best paired with meat—to the cinnamon sweet—best paired with Halloween costumes.
In addition to fresh fruit, baked goods, and adult beverages, the farm boasts entertainment for kids and adults alike, including a playscape and a zorb ball, which is a 12-foot high hamster-ball-like contraption that guests climb inside to travel across an open 5-acre field.
Ancient Greek physician Hippocrates made a deep impression on modern medicine?he inspired the oath that all physicians swear to before offering their talents to the world. Naturopathic doctor Renee Waters believes that "do no harm" is one of the most important precepts that Hippocrates ever penned. Since 1984, she has helped patients improve their health without introducing them to potentially harmful artificial drugs or invasive procedures, such as surgery or food-pyramid tattoos. Instead, she employs natural techniques, including reflexology and herbal medicine, to improve the function of major organs and leaves patients feeling cleansed and energized with detoxifying treatments. One of her most popular treatments is the Ultimate Healing Massage, which incorporates a scalp massage, lymph drainage, and acupressure work. Her naturopathic scope also includes iridology sessions, where she analyzes markings on patients' irises to evaluate physical and psychological health.
Since 1995, the doctors at Oak Creek Relief and Wellness have preferred to bypass drugs and surgery with non-invasive techniques that aid in weight loss, along with ailment-fighting chiropractic care, fitness training, and nutritional advice. Lipo Light helps slim and tone physiques through lipolysis?the breaking down and release of fatty acids from targeted areas of the body.
The clinic's chiropractic approach encompasses spinal and nonspinal adjustments, both of which improve clients? bodily alignment and overall health. Techniques include spinal decompression therapy, cold laser therapy, exercise rehabilitation, and massage therapy. The doctors of chiropractic also correct subluxations and relieve the pain associated with scoliosis, shoulder pain, sciatica, or curly muscles. Their wellness center fortifies the whole body with fitness programs and suggested stretches.
The Red Radish’s owner Amy Marrazzo firmly believes in the concept of “less is more.” When curating her shop’s stock of breads, fruit, bulk herbs, canned goods, herbal remedies, and beauty products, she seeks out brands that take a minimal approach to processing and flavoring. That includes Good Earth Farms, which supplies her shop with free-range and organic meats, as well as Nature’s Sunshine for herbs and natural supplements. She also takes care to maintain a range of products for a number of dietary needs, such as dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan, and low-carb. For clients’ outer beauty, the store features Good Earth’s soaps, which are handcrafted locally, as well as the locally produced Trillium Organics body products.
The Waldvogel family has been planting pumpkins each fall for the past 25 years. At their pumpkin farm, after you've taken the complimentary hayride out to the pumpkin patch and picked a pumpkin there's still plenty to do around the farm. Youngsters can sample the 20 attractions, including a 25-acre corn maze, a train ride, pumpkin Olympics, live entertainment, and a miniature golf course. Older visitors can browse the market's squash and jams, the bakery's apple pies, and the apple kitchen's fixings for creating your own caramel apple.
The certified trainers at Push Personal Fitness propel clients toward fitness goals in classes filled with encouragement and personalized tips. Like a trip to the airport in a clown car, classes are 60 minutes long and can accommodate up to 10 people. Brimming with energizing songs and high-intensity movements, kickboxing classes torch calories as they tone arms, legs, and abs. All-levels boot-camp classes build muscle mass and cardiovascular endurance with functional fitness equipment, such as gymnastic rings, kettlebells, and rowing machines. Yoga classes melt stress with flowing poses designed to cultivate strength, flexibility, and focus. During personal-training sessions, teachers motivate students to boost their heart rates and build lean, healthy muscle with 30-minute high-intensity workout sessions.