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Monthly Archives: June 2012
Seek out an incredibly fragrant nectarine here at The Corner, a delicate avocado with buttery insides, a plump fennel bulb. This salad is very light, and what makes it great is the use of ripe, fresh Organic produce. Stop by the Corner and try this savory summer salad tonight! Continue Reading
Nature’s Corner Natural Market is proud to present Local Live Jam. Live music at our front door. Throughout the summer, come hear the sounds of some of our Community’s most talented musicians. This Friday see Ben Wilton from 4 to 6pm and this Saturday see Alex Hagen from 1 to 3. See our Facebook and Twitter page for next show times. If you are a local musician and would like to be a part, email us here.
Katelyn had a bit of trouble picking just ONE favorite from our store, especially in the bulk section…but Hit the Trail Mix won her favor. Fresh Roasted in Small Batches, it includes the following Organic ingredients: Roasted Tamari Almonds & Sunflower Seeds, Cashews, Raisins, Peanuts, and Pumpkin Seeds. SunRidge Farms Organic Hit The Trail Mix is our top Organic Trail Mix One mouthful and you’ll be reaching for more
Here at Nature’s Corner, we ensure that our fresh produce is 100% Organic and that includes NO GMOs. A Canadian Company is one step closer to introducing a non-browning apple onto store shelves in the US and Canada. Okanagan Specialty Fruits has officially filed a request to start selling two varieties of its GMO apples—Arctic Golden and Arctic Granny—in Canada and the U.S. that the company claims can stay “fresh” for weeks without browning, even once the apples have been sliced. There are many issues at hand here, including the likelihood of GMO crops contaminating organic farms, consumer confusion, and the dangers of eating an apple that you can not see has gone bad. Read more…
Are you ever in the mood for a salad, but want to spice things up a bit? These chard rolls are a great way to turn organic veggies into a meal. The best part about them is that you can add whichever fresh vegetables you find here at Nature’s Corner into these rolls and they will be great. There’s lot’s of Local and Organic leafy greens to choose from over here. If chard isn’t your favorite, you could also use fresh organic collards or lettuce. Feel free to add tofu, beans, organic chicken or any protein to make it even more filling. The spicy mango dipping sauce is a flavorful addition to these simple, fresh rolls.
This week we have Paris’ staff pick: Guayaki Organic Yerba Mate tea. He loves drinking it first thing in the morning. With one-third the caffeine of a cup of coffee, its rich robust flavor is a great alkaline alternative to an acidic cup of joe. Sustainably sourced from the rainforest and loaded with cleansing antioxidants…a nice refreshing, feel-good beverage for a warm summer day.
Garlic scape is a unique looking vegetable that we have this time of year and it’s both Local and Organic from Merrick Farm just 12 miles from us. Their bright, curly shoots emerge from garlic bulbs in mid to late spring and have to be clipped off to allow the garlic bulb to properly develop. They taste great sliced up and sauteed with other vegetables or worked into a pesto. This dressing is a perfect place for these mild, green, garlicky shoots. Stop by tonight for local, fresh, organic garlic scapes for this recipe.
Did you ever wonder how the special day for good ol’ Dad ever started? Well on July 19, 1910, the governor of the U.S. state of Washington proclaimed the nation’s first “Father’s Day.” However, it was not until 1972, 58 years after President Woodrow Wilson made Mother’s Day official, that the Day for Dads became a nationwide holiday in the United States. Read more about the day here.
Enjoy your Dad
Lauren F’s favorite thing to cool off on a warm day is our freshly opened young Thai coconut. Coconut water is full of electrolytes and really quenches your thirst. We can open one up with a machete for you… and pour the water and flesh right into your cup. Another fabulous refreshing drink we can make for you is our freshly opened coconut smoothie- which is JUST the coconut water, coconut flesh, and ice. It is the perfect no-sugar added smoothie!
As more and more people are beginning to grow their own fruits and veggies, mothernaturenetwork.com took at a look at this DIY Food Revolution. Check out this fascinating infographic about home gardening.