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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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May 4, 2015

By Ashley Hopkins

 

Take a walk on the wild side and explore the beauty of the carnivorous plants that fill Florida’s bogs! The sandy wet prairies of the panhandle are the perfect home turf for these... Read more

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April 28, 2015

By Norma Skaggs, Board Director

The New Leaf Market Co-op Board of Directors (BOD) is seeking primary member-owners who have an interest in running for a seat on the Board. The BOD consists of nine members working by consensus and speaking with one voice for our member-owners. We are proud to be a co-op and value the business model that is trustworthy, efficient and loyal to our local community. Becoming a board... Read more

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April 24, 2015

By Ashley Hopkins

 

Often times referred to as “alligator pear”, the once scorned seed... Read more

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April 16, 2015

If you would like to see GMO foods labeled, now is a critical time to contact your elected officials. Right now, Congress is debating a proposed law that would block mandatory GMO labeling at the national and state levels. Titled The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act, this bill establishes new barriers to a national mandatory labeling system, and undermines the public will by nullifying GMO labeling laws already on the books in Vermont, Connecticut and Maine. It would also prevent states from passing... Read more

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April 16, 2015

We usually don’t think about seed when we sit down to eat our cereal in the morning or tuck the kids into their cotton sheets at night, but it all starts with seed. And the seed we sow affects the quality, nutrition, cost and environmental impact of all the food we eat and every fiber we wear.

During the last several decades of industrial agriculture, seed has been developed to be suited for intensive chemical agriculture. While this has sometimes resulted in higher yields, it has come with very real costs to our environment. Unintended consequences include air and water pollution,... Read more

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April 3, 2015

By Ashley Hopkins

If you plan on having family in town this weekend for Easter Sunday, be sure to carve out some time for your guests to explore one of the local area’s gorgeous nature trails! North Florida has a diverse and unique landscape that you can see no where else. One of those extra special spots is the Leon Sinks Geological Area, located just south of town on Crawfordville Highway. The trails at the Sinks... Read more

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March 31, 2015

By Jeff Hugo

It seems like spring was holding back this year. But as I write this in mid-March, the floodgates of spring have burst their bonds. The trip down park drive early on this March morning was punctuated by the dazzling white blooms of Walter’s viburnum and plum trees. The deep pink of redbuds and golden yellow of Carolina jessamine heralded spring’s arrival. And barring a late season freeze, the floral display within the park will phase through many peaks over the next several weeks. It is as if a great party is being planned and the floral display is welcoming all to... Read more

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