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August 4, 2015

By Gretchen Hein

Cooperation has been at the core of human survival since the beginning of time. Sharing resources for food and shelter were essential for early societies to survive. Cooperation reached a formal status during the industrial revolution as industry changed society from agrarian to industrial. Our modern day cooperative roots reach back to the formation of the Rochdale Pioneers of 1844 who wanted to buy honest food at honest prices. Forty years later, the cooperative movement initiated advocacy for women through the formation of the Women’s Cooperative Guild. The Women... Read more

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July 15, 2015

Organic Wines in Tallahassee, FL

Pairing Wine with Your Summer Meal

Summer is the time of year to embrace the outdoors. Whether it be relaxing by the pool, grilling with family and friends, or just enjoying the peace with a bonfire, a glass of wine will always be welcomed. When it comes to enjoying a glass of wine with your meal it’s important to know what types of wine go best with what is on the menu.

What Organic Wines Should you Choose?

Organic Pinot Grigio – Pinot Grigio is a light, dry white wine that is perfect for... Read more

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June 30, 2015

By Bridget N. Jones, LMT

Are you looking for something different to grill this summer? Try fresh fruit! It’s a nutritious and colorful way to add exciting flavor to your backyard party. Fruit is comprised mostly of water and sugars. The heat of your grill will caramelize the natural sugars and reduce the water content, concentrating the flavor. Also, when you eat the fruit while still warm, it is luscious!

Grilling fruit is pretty simple. If you cut the fruit early, soak it in water to keep it juicy, adding a little lemon juice to retain color. Start with a clean grill grate... Read more

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June 18, 2015

Organic Produce in Tallahassee, FL

What does Certified Organic mean?

When a product is labeled certified organic, it means the product is grown or fed without any chemicals, pesticides, GMOs, antibiotics, growth hormones or synthetic fertilizers and has been certified by the USDA.

Why Buy Organic Produce?

Consuming organic fruits and vegetables keeps toxins out of your system while preserving the environment. Organic produce offers natural, wholesome nutrients while limiting the number of pesticides pumped into the ecosystem. Organic options... Read more

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June 7, 2015

By Ashley Hopkins

It’s that time of year, folks. The temperature is creeping up which means the humidity is sure to follow. While we’ve been burdened with the curse of super hot summer days, our gorgeous state has also been blessed with the gift of swimmin’ holes aplenty! On those days when the lawn sprinklers just aren’t cuttin’ it, pack up the cooler with snacks and water, grab a bottle of sunscreen, and head on out to one of these gorgeous local gems to beat the heat.

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June 2, 2015

By Sandy Beck

For years, “fat-free” was the mantra of healthy food. Then we learned that our bodies need fat — the right kind of fat. That’s when things got confusing. So, allow me to present a sort of “fat primer.”

There are four major dietary fats: monounsaturated fats, polyunsaturated fats, saturated fats and trans fats (the last one being a dubious invention of the food industry).

Monounsaturated fats are most abundant in foods like nuts and various plant oils — such as olive oil, canola oil, and avocado oil. They can lower the LDL (“lousy cholesterol,” as my... Read more

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June 2, 2015

By Wendy Morgan, Board Director

At the completion of my fourth year as a Board member, I look back and remember the birth of the New Leaf Market Co-op Community Grant Fund and how it was developed.

Originally, scholarships were offered to individuals to honor the memory of Matthew Tansey and Bryce Buchanan. Three years ago, after many meetings and discussions, it morphed into a community grant, which we created to reach more people, rather than just two individuals. With the help of a volunteer with experience working with, and scoring, grants, we created a 10-question... Read more

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May 27, 2015

By Ashley Hopkins

 

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May 25, 2015

By Ashley Hopkins

 

Bees and their drastic decline are all the buzz nowadays, even on capitol hill. This month, the... Read more

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May 20, 2015

In the United States, 80% of processed food is likely to be genetically modified, and not everyone is sure how to identify which foods are genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and which are not. It’s up to us to LEARN the facts, SHARE information, and help GROW Non-GMO!

This May, our co-op is teaming up with Woodstock to help raise awareness about GMOs. Stop in anytime this month and enter to win a Woodstock wagon and receive a dollar off coupon for any Woodstock product. You can also visit Woodstock’s website: www.Woodstock-Foods... Read more

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