Low-Budget Tips That Put Organic Food in Your Cart

Sustainably focused shoppers face a sticky situation when stocking the pantry. Local, organic foods are fresher, cleaner, and earth-friendlier, but their prices can give buyers some serious sticker shock. For families on a tight budget, those higher prices take an even bigger hit on the wallet.But buying sustainably on a budget is not only possible, it’s also easier than you might think. ...more

Organic Products are Need of the Hour

Order a bunch of organic food items like capsicums or rocket leaves and you may feel the difference. You are eating healthy because it is food devoid of any chemicals or pesticides but tastes better. When we are consuming organic edibles, we tend to have them often in raw form as they are safer. It does not require much of cooking. Farming for organic food products is guided by many principles – health, ecology, fairness and care.Why Organic Is Good?...more

Is Eating Organic Really Better for Me?

I get asked this question a lot: Is organic food really better for me? Is it worth it?My immediate answer is Yes! My rationale is this: the less the toxins you're exposed to, the better off you are. Why eat foods laden with pesticides? There are better options out there....more

Food Equity – rethinking how we define our food system

I have been on a journey during 2013. It started at the Georgia Organics Annual Conference last February entitled Farm Rx....more

Do You Compromise Your Health?

Compromises have no place in our lives when it comes to our health and well-being.  There is only one person who benefits from the gambles and terribly bad choices we make when it comes to what we eat and how we live our lives.  Yep, and we're talking about that really scary dude, the Grim Reaper!  Compromising your health is a risk you can't afford to take....more

ALDI - what a letdown

A new grocery store opened nearby the other day, that is apparently part of a chain, called ALDI. But what a disappointment. We wandered through the aisles and there wasn't a single thing there that looked tempting or even palatable to me. Admittedly, I'm a much more picky food shopper these days, trying to buy fresh and organic food as much as possible, and trying to steer clear of processed food as well. So ALDI, which seems to fashion itself after the food section at Costco, is definitely not for me....more

Blackstrap Gingerbread, with Lemon Sauce

Traditional foods provide traditional health, the robust health carrying our human species down through the millennia....more
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Introducing Wegman's

Laine, Elaine S. Griffin, from Elaine Griffin Designs, and I should really do a commercial for Wegman's.She lives in New York State like I used to and New York is the land of Wegman's. Or at least it was. There was a long time that Wegman's was only in  New York, but now they have branched out to spread their goodness over six states including, New York Pennsylvania Maryland, Virginia, New Jersey and Massachusetts....more
@KarenLynnn Karen Lynn! I absolutely CANNOT wait. Woo-Woo!more

Eating Summer Tomatoes, NOW?

 I absolutely love tomatoes. I love growing and eating them. There is nothing that says "summer" to me more than tomato plants growing in the backyard, well, except maybe going to the beach, but that's another story. I got my love of growing tomatoes from Punch 'n Gro kits when I was a kid. They were handy little planters of vermiculite filled plastic trays. The directions explained to punch a pencil point through the plastic wells, water and turn the clear plastic top over to make a little greenhouse....more
@elaineR.N. Elaine! You are such a card! This is amazing information. I had no idea about ...more

Big Food Swallows Up Small Organic