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Monthly Archives: January 2012
Vegetarians need not feel left out. The recipe below maintains the golden hue and soothing warmth of regular chicken soup, but instead of oily schmaltz it gets its depth of flavor from long-simmered garlic and vegetables. The addition of lemongrass provides a hint of bright citrus fragrance, which adds a welcome complexity to the broth. Continue Reading
New York, New York – January, 16 2012 - We wish to assemble free and peaceful citizens outside the Manhattan District court in an effort to present the important message to family farmers that millions of Americans stand behind them as they seek their day in court. Continue Reading
Here’s yet another tip-off from our ever on top of things produce manager, did you know that Michael R. Taylor, the former Vice President for Public Policy at Monsanto is now an advisor to FDA Commissioner Margaret A. Hamburg on food safety? “Wait”, you say, “the same Michael R. Taylor who was once a lawyer/lobbyist for Monsanto and responsible in a large part for helping to pass GMOs into our food supply without testing or labeling?” Yes, the same. Continue Reading
Jamie Oliver talks about how learning to cook healthy food can save children’s lives. There’s not much to say by way of introduction, I think I’ll just let the guy speak for himself. Really, watch this video.
We’ve been saying it for years and we haven’t been alone. Buying local means investing in your community. Forbes has reprinted a study detailing dollar for dollar, where your money goes when you support your local small business compared to shopping at a huge chain.
Why are we one of the only countries left that doesn’t require the labeling of genetically modified foods? It’s time for a change. If you want to tell the FDA to JUST LABEL IT, click on http://justlabelit.org/ for more information and to sign their petition to the FDA for nothing more than the right to know what’s in our food!
As winter deepens, often our thoughts turn to heavier, starchier cold weather food. This can leave us feeling, well, a little heavier too. What’s a grounded snowbird to do? Have you tried a pear? Imagine it-juicy, sweet, refreshing, tender, a little crisp maybe? That’s right. We often don’t think of pears this time of year but we’ve got em over at the Corner. And if this hasn’t sold you yet, check out 5 Juicy Reasons to Eat Pears from Organic Authority. Okay, wipe your chin, we’ll see you in produce.
Think this is your only accommodation option if you’re trying to travel green? Not true! Check out the Lodging section of GreenVacationHub.com. From a houseboat in India to a full-service resort in Greece, these destinations are all considered Green based on their energy/water usage, air and food purity and recycling practices. There are even 5 listings right here in New Jersey if you’re just looking for a weekend getaway. Sure, I’d prefer the Indian houseboat but I wouldn’t mind an eco-friendly mini-vacation away from it all… just, you know, if anyone’s asking.
Now that the holidays are over and life is getting back to normal there are plenty of reasons to travel. Just the other day a customer was remarking that she travels extensively for work and always comes in to Nature’s Corner to stock up on supplies in case her job sends here to a place where she can’t find foods to meet her specialized diet. While vacations are often a great time to indulge, wouldn’t it be nice to find a cosy little place serving up the healthy foods that make you feel good? Allow me to introduce you to EatWellGuide.Org. Here you can enter any zip code or key word for a list of health-conscious businesses, restaurants, farmer’s markets, csa programs and more all committed to Organic, Local, Sustainable values. Just like you!
Lauren, our produce manager, introduced me to this video. Really, though, don’t let the cute little kid fool you, she’s discovered some pretty heavy stuff. If you want to know more about what’s on your food, here’s an interesting website with some info for you: www.whatsonmyfood.org. With just a little bit of research I learned that the average amount of Chlorpropham on a regular potato is enough to kill most lab rats. Makes you glad you shop organic, no? We’ve got some beautiful tubers in at Nature’s Corner these days, why not grab an extra one for sprouting- grow some peace of mind.