Ballpark Organics

Health food stores have been around for a long time, at least for fifty years that I can remember. Consumer demand has steady empowered the health food and supplement industry to spiral upward. When I was a teenager in the 1960s, health food stores consisted of mainly vitamin shops. Now health food stores are full service department food stores with rows of organic products, meats and seafood in addition to their vitamin selections....more
I think the hot dogs look good, Robin! I'd be curious to try an uncured hot dog. I've had ...more

The Co-op Stargate

First in a series of three.Nothing is more energizing than visiting than a college campus.The hustle bustle of young minds jump starting their neurons into life long learning with so many new experiences is exhilarating. To see so many hopeful faces without the years and mileage of later life means the cycle must be continuing. New dreams are following heartfelt intentions.What a beautiful sight it is to see young people resolute in their innocence and besides.......why should I be the one to tell them?...more
 @widdlewade44 Yes! In bountiful numbers!more

Farm Friday - How Far?

Anne Kimball Bringing Borya Home How far should I take this farming thing?Till recently, all our animals were pretty much pets....more

Raw Milk Freedom Rides Again!

Raw Milk Freedom Riders–CHICAGO Thank you all for coming out to the event, about 200 people attended! Our next Freedom Rider announcement for a late January Ride is forthcoming!Read below for a synopsis of the Dec 8th event:...more
Thanks a-million, Amiga! I appreciate all the good thoughts and prayers. :) @SunbonnetSmart.commore

Introducing Nourishing Traditions

Handling CSA Stress

"Is it almost over?"The weary words of my partner, asking plaintively when the CSA madness will end. "Just five and half more weeks," I say, "and then we can go out to a restaurant once again, like normal people."...more
@Heather Clisby Yep, guilty of living in the South and I love history-- keep dragging it into my ...more

Are You Wasting Money? Four Myths About Organic Food

People believe a lot of things that we have little to no evidence for, like that vikings wore horned helmets or that you can see the Great Wall of China from space. Christie Wilcox, a blogger at Scientific American, loves to bust these myths. In this piece, she takes on conventionally believed untruths about organic food. ...more
You had me interested until you started praising GMO's. Eff that noise! I am the only proof I ...more

Time Destroyed my Thyme: Failures of a Suburban Organic Gardner

I was Queen of the garden, guardian of nature, supreme ruler of the land. These photos showcase delectable memories...  ...of last year's amazing garden.   An army of multi-colored sunflowers stood guard against my garden fence, their bright and showy blooms following their namesake across the sky each day. Plump, warm tomatoes hung from sprawling branches no cage could contain and mingled with sweet basil and savory green onions.  Oregano and thyme trailed over the garden wall, perfuming the air each time we brushed past.  I scavenged through cookbooks and websites in search of new recipes to utilize the bountiful harvest.  Graceful flowers mixed with aromatic greenery covered tabletops and counters. The essence of summer permeated our home. ...more

Walmart Going Back to Basics?

Walmart may be going back to basics, but reports of the retail chain abandoning organic and green products appear to have been greatly exaggerated....more

I am a very price conscious consumer and am always comparing prices. I learned Walmart charges ...more

Ten Low Cost, High Impact Ways to Celebrate Earth Day

Low Cost: 1) Go outside. Take a walk, sit on your porch, have lunch in the park, eat a picnic dinner with family or friends. Looking outside doesn't count. Get out there and just...relax. ...more

I really need to wander around and see where we can use more power strips. I'm adding that to my ...more