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Buying Organic at Costco

Buying Organic at Costco
I had to stop at Costco today to pick up my new glasses - and of course, I couldn't leave without picking up a few things.  The store usually traps me until I spend more than I intended on items I didn't even think I needed.  But this time, something really caught my attention:  They have a LOT of organic products. Of course, I knew Costco had a large selection of organic items, from snacks to fresh (and dried) fruit, to big bags of veggies (both fresh and frozen!), nuts, canned goods,...

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Valley Verde - Cultivating Organic Home Gardens ...

Valley Verde – Cultivating Organic Home Gardens with Low-Income Families
Many thanks to Raffaella for today's guest post about Valley Verde, a non-profit in San Jose dedicated to helping low-income families grow organic gardens. [caption id="attachment_5479" align="aligncenter" width="640" caption="Growing food and eating well"][/caption] When I moved to California four years ago from Italy, I was excited to move to the birthplace of the organic food movement, and to raise my child in a place that is considered the fruit basket of the world. I was not expecting...

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OrganicGreenMommy is born…

The Ultimate All-In-One Website for Parents Seeking a Healthy & Eco-Friendly Lifestyle Andover, MA (April 14, 2008) – Despite widespread public concern about toy recalls, toxic sippy cups, vaccines and autism, and countless questions about the “best” ways to raise, nurture, feed, and discipline our children, parents have had few resources available to help them navigate the often puzzling landscape of 21st Century parenting. Throw in a seismic shift towards all things “green,” and...

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Green Kitchen - Ideas for Saving our Planet Ever...

It would be easy to say that I should take a break, get out of the kitchen and do some activities for Earth Day. But the truth is, the kitchen is the perfect place for me to be. It is the heart of our home - the place where we create delicious family meals and memories. It makes sense that on this Earth Day, I honor my kitchen with some positive activities that affect the health of my family and the health of our planet. Before reading a list of action items, perhaps you might benefit from a...

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FruitaBu – Tasty and Portable

Ever since I was invited to become a contributor to KidsCuisine.net, my children have loved their new role as Taste Testers. They wait eagerly by the mailbox to see if samples of fruit or yogurt snacks have arrived. Even when we aren't reviewing foods for a specific assignment, they ask if I can write down their opinions on other recipes, snacks, baked goods and restaurants! Yesterday, they tore open the wrappers of the some new FruitaBu Organic Smoooshed Fruit Flats with relish! Between bites,...

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Squashed

Inspired by our friend's Great Big Vegetable Challenge, we are in the midst of getting Squashed!  So far, we have tried Acorn, Butternut, Delicata, Kabocha, Spaghetti and Sweet Dumpling - all grown by our friends at the Full Belly Farm. During Thanksgiving, my daughter fell in love with "stuffing", which is what inspired tonight's squash dish.  I halved and roasted a few sweet dumpling squash and stuffed them with bread stuffing.  Yum! So far, the Delicata is the undefeated champion.  Anyone...

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Green Business Recognition Ceremony honors What&...

Thirty-five Marin County businesses will receive their Green Business certification by the Marin County Board of Supervisors at a Green Business Recognition Ceremony on December 4th. The program was launched by the County of Marin's Community Development Agency in April of 2002. They join 210 other businesses already certified, bringing the total to 245 in Marin. Bay Area-wide there are over 1,000 recognized Green Businesses. Certification as a Green Business requires that businesses meet higher...

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