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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.
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
Now in its third year, Hemp History Week is the largest national grassroots marketing and public education effort to renew strong support for hemp farming in the U.S. and raise awareness about the benefits of hemp products. The 3rd Annual campaign includes grassroots events across the country, nationwide retail promotions, a day of action, and a national restaurant program.
A little about Hemp Seeds:
Hemp seeds are a nearly perfect food source. High in digestible protein, healthy Omega essential fatty acids (EFAs) and naturally occurring minerals, hemp seeds are also free of gluten and have no known allergens. The hemp sees used in products are not the same strains of hemp as marijuana. Continue Reading
In honor of our Earth Day Beach Cruiser Bike Giveaway (winner to be announced tomorrow!), here’s a feel-good and informative biking video I thought you would all enjoy.
Where did Earth Day come from? Well, as the story goes, back in the late 60′s, Americans were slurping leaded gas through massive V8 sedans. Industry belched out smoke and sludge with little fear of legal consequences or bad press. Air pollution was commonly accepted as the smell of prosperity. “Environment” was a word that appeared more often in spelling bees than on the evening news. Although mainstream America remained oblivious to environmental concerns, the stage had been set for change by the publication of Rachel Carson’s New York Times bestseller Silent Spring in 1962. The book represented a watershed moment for the modern environmental movement, selling more than 500,000 copies in 24 countries and, up until that moment, more than any other person, Ms. Carson raised public awareness and concern for living organisms, the environment and public health. Continue Reading
Here’s a recipe not to miss! These Sweet Potato Tahini Bean Burgers are super easy to make. Satisfy your burger craving in a flash. And while you are stacking toppings, humming happy burger-eating music, sipping lemonade, ginger ale or iced tea, crunching baked french fries, tater tots or chips – basically feasting however you like – you can laugh at anyone who thinks a ”real” burger can’t be vegan!
Earth Day 2012: Announcing Nature’s Corner’s Food Waste Challenge. Benefitting Lunch Break Food Bank in Red Bank, NJ
“One half of the food prepared in the US and Europe never gets eaten.”
–Dive!, the movie
We as a society might waste this much food, but we’re also coming up with good ideas about how not to. Here are just a few ways we came up with to help combat the problem: Continue Reading
So what’s your plan for all that hearty winter squash that you’ve stocked up on? These squash muffins are moist and yummy, and savory rather than sweet. They’d be fine for breakfast or tea, but I found they also worked well in place of bread with a hearty-soup-and-salad meal. And they help use up the surplus of cooked winter squash that’s filling up your freezer! Continue Reading
This week, 45 U.S. representatives and 10 U.S. senators signed a letter to Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg in support of a legal petition that asks the FDA to require labeling of genetically engineered (GMO) foods.
This is a good step towards being able to take better control over what we eat and make informed decisions on what we want to feed our families.
Genetically engineered foods are foods made from organisms — mainly plants — that have had their genes modified to exhibit specific desired traits, such as tomatoes modified to delay ripening or corn with built-in resistances to herbicides and insects. Such foods have been sold on the market since 1996.
Truck Farm, is exactly what it sounds like—a 1986 Dodge pickup truck converted to house a traveling farm that boasts heirloom seeds and green-roof technology. It’s an edible exhibit on wheels that brings a rural experience to urban school kids. Now that’s some original thinking! Click here to read the rest of this story.