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October 23, 2014

This weekend marks the 7th annual New Leaf Market Farm Tour and there’s no better time than now to break out of the suburbs to experience the farm life. 34 local farms are opening their farms and hearts to the public so that we can experience the day to day down on the... Read more

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October 21, 2014
By Bridget GuruBeant Welch, LMT
 

Do you love cheese and like to support local businesses and farms? You can go to local farmer’s markets for tasty local dairy products, eat at a farm to table restaurant like Miccosukee Root Cellar, participate in farm tours, or simply come to our fine co-op for cheeses from our three top local producers: Sweet Grass Dairy, Smith Family Goat Dairy, and St. Andrew’s Bay.

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October 21, 2014

Deep, dark smooth chocolate sourced from Ecuador and Peru surrounds these sumptuous bite-sized truffle delights. Pure organic coconut oil sourced from India combined with milk and cacao creates the silky-smooth, melty filling.  Only available at community-owned food co-ops, this exclusive 8-pack of Swiss-made, organic, fair trade truffles from Alter Eco launches with two new flavors, Salted Caramel and Sea Salt, to accompany their wildly-addictive Black and Velvet Truffles. These co-op-exclusive truffle assortments are available for a limited time at food co-ops around the country, and are... Read more

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October 17, 2014

One thing I love most about north Florida is how an adventure in a new and exciting place can be just a short drive away. Ochlockonee River State Park is just one of those places. Located about an hour south west in Sopchoppy, Florida, this pristine bit of the panhandle is a perfect... Read more

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October 14, 2014

By Crystal Wakoa   

At last, the air is crisp and cool. Evening temperatures call out the need for sweaters and a yearning for the comfort of hot soup. Nothing fits the bill like winter squash. The name is a bit of a misnomer, as winter squash are planted in the spring along with summer squashes, but take much longer to ripen. Harvested in the fall, the squashes’ hard outer shells allow them to be stored without refrigeration all winter long.

Of the dozens of varieties of winter squash to choose from, butternut, acorn and sugar pumpkin (aka a small Halloween pumpkin) are most... Read more

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October 10, 2014

Let’s be honest, when it comes to beer there is always something new to try! Microbrews have become a huge success in recent years and with more and more breweries opening, the selection continues to grow larger. Now the question is…how do you decide which one you like best? Below is a short list of seasonal fall beers available at New Leaf Market Co-op!

Rivertown Brewing Co.

Pumpkin Ale – This 5% ABV ale is spiced infused using fresh ground spices, dark sugars & real pumpkin. This ale is brewed with pumpkin, cinnamon, and molasses. It is... Read more

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October 9, 2014

If you are looking for a fun and exciting way to combine adventure, mystery, art, and outdoor appreciation, letterboxing will be right up your alley. Before I had heard of letterboxing, I was familiar with geocaching yet was discouraged by the need for a GPS device or GPS enables smart phone. Lucky for me, a fellow parent friend told me about thing called... Read more

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September 30, 2014

By Gretchen Hein

Imagine you’re a prince, soon to become a king and to honor your marriage to your favorite princess you invite the town to a several day gala…not too far out of the realm of possibility. Now imagine that your wedding celebration has become an annual event for about the last 200 years and is the largest celebration in the world. Allow me to introduce you to Oktoberfest. The first Oktoberfest was held in 1810 in Mϋnchen, or Munich, Germany as we call it and is attended by approximately six million people from all over the world.

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September 26, 2014

Ever heard of a little something called the Appalachian Trail? The Appalachian Trail (or AT) is a federally designated and protected scenic hiking trail that zigs zag through the Appalachian Mountains from Georgia to Maine. Since its creation in the 1930s, hikers the world over have been daydreaming about the... Read more

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September 5, 2014

Regardless of your age, being witness to the metamorphosis of a chubby crawling caterpillar into a stunning butterfly is never dull. In north Florida, we are in full swing of butterfly season and there is no better time than now to appoint yourself caterpillar foster... Read more

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