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Now that Mother’s Day has come and gone, we can finally keep our plants outdoors with no likely chance that they will freeze. Here at the Corner, we have so many different Organic herbs and veggies for you to fill your yard. For those of you DIY upcyclers out there who wish to avoid buying new pots and containers for your organic garden this spring, you’re in luck. Because almost anything you can put drainage holes in can become a practical artisan plant container. Now, lets look at what a typical container garden needs to thrive, before we break out the old tool box.
If you are one the many people who are dedicated to a Paleo diet, then you know that bread is definitely not part of the lifestyle. But thanks to Julian Bakery, even the most dedicated Paleo enthusiasts can enjoy a sandwich, or maybe some Paleo French Toast, or whatever recipe that calls for bread. The Paleo lifestyle focuses on fresh, unprocessed, simple foods that were available to early man. You can enjoy leafy greens, lean protein, but shouldn’t have much dairy, grains, or refined sugar. The Julian Bread is made with Almond flour, and Coconut flour, both of which are low in carbohydrates. The bread is soft and fluffy, and will not crumble as you eat it. We love it. Paleo Bread is Gluten Free, Grain Free, Yeast Free, Soy Free, GMO Free, High Protein, Low Carb and best of all delicious. Does it get any better than that?
Here at Nature’s Corner, we are dedicated to not only doing things that benefit our customers, but we are also committed to helping the environment. When we found out that delicious Michele’s Granola, made in Baltimore Maryland was 100% WIND powered, we were thrilled. This type of energy is completely renewable and sustainable, supplying a completely clean source of power for the company. They also use biodiesel or used vegetable from local Baltimore pubs and restaurants to power their delivery trucks. In their bakery, they divert as much waste from the landfill as they can, and endeavor to become a completely waste neutral facility. As if that all wasn’t impressive enough, they support their local community, and also give back some of their profits to local charities. We are so proud to support Michele’s Granola and carry their amazing products. Stop in to try some today.
April is just around the corner, meaning that you can finally wake the garden up and get it ready to grow. Cooler weather crops such as peas, potatoes and onions are ready to go in the ground now, especially in warmer climates, and by the end of the month in cooler climates. The same goes for transplanting hardy parsley seedlings or established plants that have overwintered, as well as any established lettuce and spinach. Cool weather plants can actually wilt or bolt in very hot weather, so planting them early on allows you to enjoy bountiful early summer harvests. So, are you ready to get your hands dirty? We have all of your seed needs here, and will soon have plants ready to put right into your garden from Local, Organic Farmers. Stop by soon to check it out!
I know personally, this granola is my favorite. My staff pick even. The salty and sweetness is a perfect combo with luscious, creamy, unsweetened greek yogurt. I can’t rave enough about it! When supermarket granola just didn’t have that savory, well-seasoned crunch, Nekisia Davis, artisan granola maker & founder of Early Bird Granola in Brooklyn, New York, decided to make her own. According to Nekisia, once she gets a food idea in her head she becomes obsessed, testing recipes for months until they are mastered, which is exactly what happened over a year ago when her friend urged her to make homemade granola. The task turned into an obsession – an obsession which led to a new, more wholesome recipe for granola, a recipe so good she decided to turn it into a business. And in Spring 2009, Nekisia began selling her granola at small artisan markets across NYC, promoting her philosophy about eating good, whole foods.
Every bag of Early Bird Granola is handmade, hand-mixed and hand-packed with “salt, olive oil and love…it’s all about the love.” It doesn’t get any better than that!
Probably one of the first memories you have of school is finger-painting. How much fun is it to get your hands dirty and make a masterpiece at the same time?! Here at the Corner, we have a safe, fun, and easy way to make this activity even better. Natural Earth Paint is a company that specializes in paints made from dirt, rocks, herbs, fruits and veggies. How cool is that? You can rest assured that these will not harm your child in any way if they decide that, you know, the paints look yummy. We are also carrying All-Natural Egg dyes for this Spring Holiday. Stop in to gather some supplies for a great craft day!
Even though it may have snowed this weekend, I think we call all say we’re ready for spring! What a good time of year for starting a brand new garden. It is so fulfilling to be able to eat what you plant. Think how special it will feel to say, “I grew these, Fresh, Organic tomatoes in my own garden! Now they are my family’s spaghetti sauce!”. Just the thought makes me excited to get those seeds in the ground.
Seeds of Change are grown from heirloom strains and are completely GMO Free. They are Organic and will be perfect for your yard. With the addition of our Organic potting soil, and your love and care, your garden can be amazing this year. Read more to hear the mission for Seeds of Change.
We might not be able to kick our coffee habit altogether, but why not try to make gourmet coffee at home, exactly how you like it? Cold brewing Organic, Fair-Trade coffee is an excellent way to save you time in the morning. Using this method lowers the acidity of the coffee, so it is easier on your stomach, and has a less bitter taste than traditionally brewed coffee. Even better is that you can make a whole batch ahead of time and drink it day after day. It’s definitely quicker than going through the drive-thru!
Attention candy lovers – Cocomels are an amazing new VEGAN sweet treat. Made in small batches in copper kettles, these handcrafted sweets are a delight. Instead of regular milk, these are made with Coconut Milk. These Dairy Free caramels are a savior to Vegans and the Lactose-Intolerant. If you loved the sweet, buttery flavor of a caramel and now can’t eat dairy, you will be thrilled. Even if you can consume dairy, the different flavors of Cocomels will excite and surprise you. Exciting Java flavor, the newly popular Sea Salt, and classic Vanilla are all delicious. Stop in today to try a box, you truly won’t be disappointed!
When you think of honey, you probably think of tea, and english muffins, and well, bees! It is such an amazing sweetener, but also an antibiotic, throat soother, and moisturizer? It’s a miracle material. With fewer calories than sugar, it makes an ideal ingredient for your delicious recipes, and tastes delicious. Here at The Corner we have so many varieties of local honey, raw honey, and Manuka Honey. Did you know that honey comes in many, many varieties, from bees that pollinate clover, blueberry, orange blossom, and many others. For those interested, read on! Honey has such rich history, and so many exciting uses.