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June 21, 2013

By Bridget Welch, LMT

A love of fresh and fiery ingredients led to the birth of Tampa-based company, national award winning, Hot Pepper Dudes, LLC.

When spicy food lover Chris Billet couldn't find anything other than jalpeños and habañeros in his local grocery stores and farmers’ markets, he decided to grow his own peppers. Starting in 1999, he experimented with growing hot peppers, and soon he was producing so many, he started learning to can, pickle, and make hot sauces to preserve his harvest.

In 2008, Billet got seeds for ghost pepper (Bhut Jolokia), a native to... Read more

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June 20, 2013

In 2002 Southern Tier Brewing in Lakewood, NY opened with a focus on turning out small-batch beers. These brews are without a doubt some of the best craft beers that are out there, and the brewery’s growth to accommodate the overwhelming positive response shows that. When running at full speed, Southerm Tier can fill and cap 10,000 an hour!  We are fortunate enough to have their Super Pack, which includes three of the biggest beers Southern Tier has to offer. Here’s what they have to say about it (and I agree):

“Since its 2006 debut, our UnEarthly Imperial India Pale Ale, packaged... Read more
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June 13, 2013

Of the many things I stock up on from the bulk bins, I can safely say nutritional yeast would be on our pantry essentials list. Don’t let the name fool you into thinking it’s some tasteless future food. What nutritional yeast lacks in the “appetizing name department”, it makes up for with its rich, unique flavor and abundant nutrients. Healthy and delicious? Don’t mind if I do.

So what is this nutritional yeast, or “nooch” as the kids these days are calling it? These golden flakes are actually a single-celled organism from the fungi family, Saccharomyces Cerevisiae,... Read more

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June 10, 2013

By Gretchen Hein

The love of good food and good times gave rise to Nellie’s Sweet & Sassy BBQ Sauce. That’s the way Monk Miller, founder of the business tells it, anyway. Monk’s grandmother Nellie, more commonly known as “Big Nanny,“ had a tremendous influence on Monk and his love of cooking and entertaining. Sure that his recipe would inspire the same in others, Monk set about to put a jar of his favorite sauce in every kitchen.

With recipe in hand, a five-gallon bucket and a heaping helping of hope and big dreams, the first sauce was bottled. The sauce made its way into... Read more

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June 4, 2013

Well howdy, there! Thanks for popping on over to my humble little post. My name is Ashley and I am the lucky lassie who will be a regular on the New Leaf Market blog!
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May 24, 2013

June is Eat Local month at New Leaf Market! In conjunction with other NCGA member co-ops, New Leaf Market asks our customers to challenge yourselves to increase your consumption of local products for one month. Newbies are asked to incorporate local ingredients into at least three meals a week. Locavores (meaning anyone who eats locally grown or produced foods on a regular basis) are asked the eat 80 percent of their food from local sources.

Grab a brochure while you are at the co-op, or download it here for menu suggestions, a North Florida In-season list, and more information... Read more

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May 20, 2013

By Bridget Welch, LMT

“We’d never consider letting a can opener into our kitchen,” say Justin and Stephana Gaudin, who believe, “the best things in life remain relatively simple.” This is why they produce Ladybird & Friends Hot Sauce in small handcrafted batches in Gulf Breeze, Florida. Each flavor is carefully constructed without preservatives or pre-processed ingredients, producing a product that they are proud to serve and eager to eat.

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May 10, 2013

In need of some serious, west coast hop?  You're in luck because we just got Lagunitas back!  Based in Petaluma, CA, Lagunitas Brewing has been churning out wonderful, hoppy, craft beer since the mid 90's.  We hope to see the whole line return, but for now we at least have the staples. Their IPA is bold and strongly hopped. The Dogtown Pale Ale is bitter with notes of citrus. Little Sumpin Sumpin is a pale, filtered wheat ale with a strong hop finish, and Censored is a copper ale with strong malt flavor. Little fun fact here, Censored was originally named The Kronik but the folks who... Read more

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May 10, 2013

By Gretchen Hein

Growing up, I loved the onset of spring and the summer that followed. I also dreaded their arrival. While friends were outdoor running and playing, watery, itchy eyes, a runny nose and non-stop sneezing fits left me feeling lethargic.The alternative was drugs that left me feeling dry, spacey and lifeless. Pharmaceuticals have come a long way since the days of my childhood, but in my late teens I was able to turn things around by making changes to my lifestyle, diet, and by adding a few supplements. I began a meditation practice, reduced my consumption of animal and... Read more

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May 1, 2013

Something fairly new to our cheese case is a whole line of California cheeses made by the Rumiano family. Tasty, varied, and always on sale, these all-natural cheeses have a laundry list of bragging rights to their name. The cows are grass fed, there are no artificial hormones or pesticides, the organic milk comes from local farms, the cheeses are ACS award winners, they produce the world’s first Non-GMO Project verified cheeses, and to top it all off, they each contain 0g of lactose per serving! Their website says the following about this family of cheese makers:

“Rumiano Cheese... Read more

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