This Sunday is the Winter Solstice, which marks the shortest day and longest night all year and the official beginning of winter. What better way to connect with the wild on a pivotal day on the natural calendar than to take a break from wrapping gifts and baking cookies so you can head out for a quick, stress free hike! Whether it’s a... Read more
By Gretchen Hein
Recycling has always been a good rule to live by, but lately the folks at Sustainable Tallahassee have offered us an even bigger perspective—Reduce, Reuse, Recycle—the 3 R’s. There’s no time like the holidays to implement the 3 R’s into your life. In fact, consider it a gift to yourself and the planet by finding more ways to reduce, reuse, or recycle as you create your holiday and... Read more
We are very excited to announce the newest addition to our website: Gift Cards! You can purchase through our website, via PayPal, and then we will take care of the rest. Just supply us with your recipient's name and address and we will mail it out with your special message. Or, if you'd rather, we will prepare their package to be picked up at the Customer Service desk. Co-op gift cards are a fantastic gift for anyone who has an interest in cooking, personal health, prepared foods, beer & wine, and more! Or, if you... Read more
By Paul Rutkovsky
Canning or fermenting your garden-fresh fruits and vegetables is a relatively simple way to be sure of what you and your family are eating. If you grow or purchase organic produce, canning will allow you to easily store the food for a minimum of a year and know your meals are chemical free. With a greater interest in locally grown produce and field-fed animals, there’s also been a revival of fermentation over the last decade or so.
How to start? Many begin with purchasing a pressure canner, which can cost roughly $130... Read more
This Friday FRIDAY FRIDAY!! Does Mother Nature's Experience Emporium have some amazing Black Friday deals for you?! You’ll be busting out your front doors to take advantage of these amazing opportunities to spend quality time with loved ones and build lifelong memories. Avoid the crowds and get out into the wide open air to... Read more
My first few Thanksgivings as a vegan were a little awkward, to say the least. A lot of “What Ifs” would run through my mind: “What if someone makes fun of me? What if someone wants to talk about animal rights? What if someone wants me to eat something not vegan?!” It was only after a little experience that I came to realize these “What... Read more
For most folks, Thanksgiving is that time of year where family and friends gather to count their blessings whilst they eat, drink and be merry. Same goes for those of the vegan persuassion. An herbivore Thanksgiving is always a decadent and delicious affair. If you yourself are looking to keep the turkey off your table or if you have a family... Read more
By Bridget GuruBeant Welch, LMT
Take a drive on country roads in Georgia and you are bound to see row after row of tall, shady, evenly-spaced pecan trees. Georgia has led the nation in producing pecans since the early 1800’s. Designated as Georgia Pecan Month by Georgia Governor Nathan Deal, November is the peak month of harvest, which yields about 88 million pounds in an average season, enough to make 176 million pecan pies!
Pecans are native to the United States, and provided a great source of foraged food energy and protein for the pre-agricultural natives of our country.... Read more
By Sandy Beck
For the one-percent of the U.S. population diagnosed with celiac disease, eliminating gluten is a matter of life and death. Gluten sensitivity may affect up to 10 percent of the population and many people are electing to reduce or eliminate gluten from their diets. The only test for gluten sensitivity is a trial elimination of gluten to determine if specific symptoms improve.
Gluten is a protein found in the edible seeds of various grains—wheat, barley, rye and triticale (a cross between wheat and rye). Gluten-free grains include corn, rice,... Read more
New Leaf’s Collaboration with America’s Second Harvest of the Big Bend
For more than a decade, New Leaf Market Co-op has solicited donations from its customers to help America’s Second Harvest of the Big Bend carry out its mission of feeding the hungry. If you’re a regular New Leaf shopper, the annual fundraising drive may be familiar... Read more