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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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May 20, 2015

By Bridget Noel Welch Jones, LMT

Making raw nut milks from scratch is a fun and healthy choice for you and the planet.

I love these drinks because they eliminate the packaging of store bought milks, don’t require something made largely of water to be shipped across the U.S. (which uses lots of fuel), and they are very fresh and healthy. No mystery ingredients, no preservatives.

Plus it’s non-dairy, which is better for many folks and for the cows!

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May 13, 2015

By Michele Hatton

Another old tradition is making its way back into modern kitchens: bone broths. These stocks refer back to earlier times when our ancestors used every part of an animal (eating nose-to-tail). Bone broth is made from bones, skin, feet, tendons and ligaments—parts of the animal that can't be easily digested—but what differentiates bone broth from other stocks or broths is the length of time it cooks—up to 48 hours.

Bone broth can be made from the bones of beef, poultry, fish, bison or lamb and enhanced with vegetables and seasonings. Bones from grass-fed... Read more

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May 12, 2015

By Ashley Hopkins

 

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May 8, 2015

Who doesn’t love enjoying an ice cold beer in the summer? Most adults typically do. Whether you’re looking to relax after cutting your grass, after a long day of work, while sitting by the pool, or at a summer barbeque, nothing tastes better than a cold microbrew!

Beer is everywhere you go these days and craft microbrews are getting more and more popular. With the summer months right around the corner, craft beer sales are expected to soar.

For those who have never tried a microbrew, summer is the ideal time for a taste. Terms like IPA, Wheat, Hops or Ale may seem foreign to... Read more

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