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November 19, 2014

For most folks, Thanksgiving is that time of year where family and friends gather to count their blessings whilst they eat, drink and be merry. Same goes for those of the vegan persuassion. An herbivore Thanksgiving is always a decadent and delicious affair. If you yourself are looking to keep the turkey off your table or if you have a family... Read more

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November 18, 2014

By Bridget GuruBeant Welch, LMT

Take a drive on country roads in Georgia and you are bound to see row after row of tall, shady, evenly-spaced pecan trees. Georgia has led the nation in producing pecans since the early 1800’s. Designated as Georgia Pecan Month by Georgia Governor Nathan Deal, November is the peak month of harvest, which yields about 88 million pounds in an average season, enough to make 176 million pecan pies!

Pecans are native to the United States, and provided a great source of foraged food energy and protein for the pre-agricultural natives of our country.... Read more

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November 4, 2014

By Sandy Beck



For the one-percent of the U.S. population diagnosed with celiac disease, eliminating gluten is a matter of life and death. Gluten sensitivity may affect up to 10 percent of the population and many people are electing to reduce or eliminate gluten from their diets. The only test for gluten sensitivity is a trial elimination of gluten to determine if specific symptoms improve.

Gluten is a protein found in the edible seeds of various grains—wheat, barley, rye and triticale (a cross between wheat and rye). Gluten-free grains include corn, rice,... Read more

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November 4, 2014

New Leaf’s Collaboration with America’s Second Harvest of the Big Bend

By Crystal Wakoa

For more than a decade, New Leaf Market Co-op has solicited donations from its customers to help America’s Second Harvest of the Big Bend carry out its mission of feeding the hungry. If you’re a regular New Leaf shopper, the annual fundraising drive may be familiar... Read more

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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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