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Category Archives: Local Product Spotlight
This week we are bringing you a special video made by one local farmer from Blooming Glen Farm, in Pennsylvania. Since the farm is not certified organic, you wont find their tomatoes here at Nature’s Corner…but of course we’ve got loads of juicy tomatoes from other local organic farms. Still, it’s a fun and informative clip.
Click the link below to view it…
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.
Can you smell em? That’s right! this month we are featuring our very own, in-house baked organic, Shazaam Cookies for our Local Product Spotlight! These incredibly delicious, whole-grain cookies have tons of nutritional power and healthy sweets to give you a boost. Three important ingredients are organic hemp seeds, which give you a great dose of omega-3 , organic rice protein powder to satisfy your appetite, and organic coconut oil for a shot of MCT’s, a great source of long-lasting energy. They also have flavorless vegetable fiber to help regulate your digestive system. Yummy chocolate chips add just the right amount of sweetness. These cookies are fantastically popular, and we love making them fresh in store daily. Stop in today and give them a try!
Spring has sprung! Let’s all get planting! Now in… fresh, local, organic herbs and veggie plants from Regina’s Certified Organic Vegetable Farm in Howell, NJ (just 8 miles from our store). We are proud to provide the largest selection of local organic produce and natural grocery products in all of Monmouth and Ocean counties! We happily support over 50 local farms and producers. Check out our in-store tags and samples for more information on our local products!
Did you know every million food dollars spent on commercial big agriculture creates 3 jobs in the market? Now compare that with local farming where the same money creates thirteen new jobs! That’s right, we all know local food is fresher and helps us reduce our carbon footprint. We also hear a lot of talk about how local agriculture strengthens our economy and now we have the numbers to back it up. Continue Reading
Where do you go when you’re looking for a sweet treat? For many vegans and wheat-free folks that’s a tough question. Luckily there’s an easy answer. It’s Papa Ganache. Most of you Corner customers are already familiar with the gooey, frosted delights available back by our deli shipped over from this local bakery. We’d like to take some time to highlight exactly why they’re so great. Continue Reading
Back in the Nature’s Corner kitchen there’s always something going on. Here I caught Gerri, our resident food magician, Lauren, our illustrious produce manager and a very hungry Jude sampling Gerri’s latest creation:Roasted Sunchokes and Sweet Potatoes. This is one hot, hearty dish that really shows off one of Lauren’s best finds Local Sunchokes. These tasty tubers have a distinctive artichoke flavor but actually come from that most familiar of plants, the sunflower. Between these guys and the local fingerling sweet potatoes this dish isn’t just a delight to the palate but is also packed with nutrients-vitamins, minerals, fiber, everything you need for a very happy belly. Want to make this dish at home? It’s incredibly easy, I should know, I stole the recipe for you! Continue Reading
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.
I know you’ve all at least heard of rutabagas before but really, how many people actually know what they are and what to do with them? Well, when I saw how absolutely beautiful the Local, Organic Rutabagas were at Nature’s Corner this morning I knew I needed to tell you about them. Continue Reading
At Nature’s Corner, we’re committed to local food. It’s only fitting then, that our first field trip was to Lima Family Farm in Hillsborough, New Jersey, producers of our local, farm-fresh, organic free-range eggs. Continue Reading