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March 31, 2015

Paul Rutkovsky

The cities of Margate, Miami Beach, and Ft. Lauderdale, Flkorida have passed resolutions to support the GMO (genetically modified organisms) labeling bills now in the Florida legislature. This year Representative Michelle Rehwinkel Vasilinda (D-Tallahassee) reintroduced House Bill 351, and Senator Jeremy Ring (D-Margate) introduced Senate Bill 415. Also, any product containing recombinant bovine... Read more

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March 31, 2015

By Ashley Hopkins

 

In the 10 years I’ve lived in Tallahassee, I’ve noticed some huge... Read more

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March 26, 2015

By Ashley Hopkins

 

Ahhh. Spring is in the air! Azaleas are in full bloom, birds are... Read more

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March 24, 2015

By Wendy Morgan, Board Director

As a committed Board member of New Leaf Market Co-op, I've made hundreds of phone calls (literally) to our member-owners to discuss the Owner Loan Program, which will help raise money for a second store in the northern part of Leon County. It is no small task raising $700,000 from our member-owners, about 15 percent of the total money needed to open... Read more

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March 23, 2015

Spring is here and summer is right around the corner! Who doesn’t want to look good in their bathing suit on the beach? Being fit and healthy is the key to a long and happy life. It is important to supply your body with natural supplements and quality foods.

Let’s face it, everyone has been working hard this year to lose weight, gain muscle, or just be healthier in general. It’s not as easy as you may think. New Leaf Market Co-op can help guide you when it comes to choosing the right foods and supplements for your diet.

Some Helpful Tips

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March 16, 2015

By Ashley Hopkins

 

When I am heading out for a hiking adventure or day at the beach,... Read more

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March 15, 2015

By Crystal Wakoa             

If the thought of spring cleaning your body through detoxification brings up confusion or fear, well it’s no wonder. Health experts have always been divided on the merits and potential perils of detox diets, with some saying it’s necessary to regularly flush harmful toxins from your body, while others denounce the whole notion as faddish and potentially dangerous. 

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March 6, 2015

By Ashley Hopkins

 

Despite the recent chill and rain, any seasoned northern Floridian... Read more

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March 3, 2015

By Michele Hatton

"[Healthy] soil isn’t an inert growing medium but rather is teaming with billions of bacteria, fungi, and other microbes that are the foundation of an elegant symbiotic ecosystem," according to the USDA Conservation Service. We aren't talking about a slithering earthworm or two, but of a diversity of organisms that the USDA says, "make up a large proportion of the world's genetic diversity," which range in size from tiny, one-celled bacteria to small animals with backbones.

These humble critters are what give rise to the fertile loam in which we grow our... Read more

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February 19, 2015

By Michele Hatton

The mushroom possesses some surprising characteristics for such a peculiar and almost weightless food. In fact, the largest organism in the world is a mushroom, creeping 3.5 miles underneath the forest floor. The stem and cap which we harvest for food are simply the fruiting of a complex network of underground “mycelium”—the vegetative body.

Jonathan Manning, New Leaf Market Co-op produce manager and assistant manager, appreciates the unique flavor imparted by mushrooms. "No other food has the 'earthy' taste of a mushroom," he says. And the darker the... Read more

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