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July 4, 2014

By Billy Lunsford, Assistant Grocery Manager

Over the last few decades the artisan cheese movement has been growing by leaps and bounds here in the States. You can go almost anywhere, to almost any region of the United States (U.S.), to almost any climate, and find local, handmade cheese. To set yourself apart from the pack is becoming harder and harder, and cheese makers must work not only more diligently but also smarter and with an eye to ecologically sound practices to make a name for themselves in this ever burgeoning field. One farm that really has set itself apart, both in... Read more

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July 1, 2014

By Sandy Beck

On the last day of school, I asked second-grader Jackson how he was going to spend his summer.

“Well, the first thing I’m going to do is lie on my back and watch the clouds," he said.

Jackson is on a soccer team and does other “regular” kid stuff, but his wise mom makes sure he also has something special: free time and a blank notebook. He carries it around in a little bag with a bird field guide and pencils. He draws and writes about the birds he sees, and then looks them up in his bird book.

Jackson told me that a bird we saw was an eastern... Read more

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June 27, 2014

No need to BBQ...for only $31.99 we will feed your family for the 4th!

1 - Whole Rotisserie Chicken
1 - 2lb Slab of BBQ Pork Ribs
6 - Dinner Rolls
2 - 1qt sides (choose from Southern Potato Salad, Southern Slaw, Macaroni Salad, or Sweet and Crunchy Broccoli Salad).

Serves approximately 4-6

To order email catering@newleafmarket.coop, carla@newleafmarket.coop or call the deli at (... Read more

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June 25, 2014

As our canoe launched off of the muddy shores of the Holmes Creek into its murky waters, I felt like I was entering a new world in an era long gone. The creek curved through the dense and lush Florida forest of hardwoods, water oaks and cypress trees. Thick, moss covered branches criss crossed overhead and created an enchanting tree canopy that shaded the entire creek. Because of the recent rain, the browns of the tree trunks and forest floor were more of a black and the greens were lush and vibrant. Spider lilies... Read more

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June 17, 2014

By Bridget Welch

Slow Food founder and President Carlo Petrini, states "Everyone has the right to good, clean and fair food." By good, he means a high quality and flavorful product. By clean, he means the way the product was produced and transported was natural and Earth friendly. By fair, he means adequate pricing and treatment for both the consumers and producers.

Slow Food, an international movement founded by Petrini in 1986, began as an alternative to fast food as large chains tried to bring fast food to his region in Italy.

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May 31, 2014

By Sandy Beck

If you shop at the New Leaf Market Co-op, you are probably conscious of what you feed your body. Your skin is your body’s largest organ, so it makes sense that what you put on it is as important as what you put into it, right?

Here are some basic recipes that are effective, safe enough to eat, inexpensive and haven’t been tested on animals—unless your dog gets to lick the bowl.

Cleansers

Adapted from keeperofthehome.org

Honey Cleanser... Read more

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May 31, 2014

Carving out a little space in your house to display a child’s collection of nature finds can be a great way to engage them in nature and allow them to explore natural items at their own pace. I see the goal of a nature space as being an invitation to a child to touch, explore and experience nature. This simple little space can be a great way to instill a deep love and respect for the natural world in kiddos and it’s super... Read more

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May 30, 2014

After tending to some long overdue yard work last week, I went about removing a large pile of clipped branches when much to my surprise, I found that three little reptilian friends had found solise under my pile of yard scraps! Two of those were some black rough earth snakes, a non-venomous Florida native. One slithered off and the other I picked to go show... Read more

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May 28, 2014

The Importance of Outdoor Play

Times are a changin’ and few things are a more poignant example of that than how children today are spending less time outdoors than kids of 20 years past.... Read more

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May 24, 2014

If you are looking for a pristine beach oasis that has changed little over the centuries, look no further than the ever gorgeous and perfectly preserved St. George Island State Park! This little barrier island south west of town includes 9 miles of undeveloped Florida... Read more

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