Category Archives: Organic Info

Something About A Sticker & A Number

Imagine yourself walking through a beautiful produce section of a local grocery store. Vibrant vegetable colors and sweet scents of ripening fruit tempt you to buy one of everything. You pick up a bunch of bright yellow bananas and notice a sticker that has been placed on the fruit. Now imagine that sticker to read…

Special Dinner At Earthworks Market

Ever find that special little place you love to visit and shop…the hidden gem…the place that people search for but many never find? Earthworks Market in Plymouth, Indiana is that little place for me. Locally owned, complete with friendly smiles, it’s the kind of place where they greet you by name when you walk in…

We’ve Reached a Million!

Together, we did it! Together, we set a record for comments on a food petition submitted to the FDA…one MILLION! Together, we CAN make a difference! If you have not yet signed the Just Label It petition, I encourage you to do so today. If you are not aware, the Just Label It campaign is…

The Art of Reading an Egg Carton

Remember back in the day when you could just walk into the grocery store and grab a carton of eggs? Packed in yellow, (sometimes pink or blue) styrofoam cartons, eggs were just…well…eggs. Now? *shake my head* NOW, our food system has been so manipulated that we even have to decipher egg cartons just to know…

What the…Kiwi Berries?

Tell me the truth…have you ever heard of such a thing? Never in my life had I known of a Kiwi Berry. Last week, they showed up in my organic produce box and I looked at them as if they were alien eggs (it could happen!) My first guess was they were tiny, undeveloped kiwi,…

Two Organic Certifiers No Longer Accredited

(Press Release from the United States Department of Agriculture) AMS No. 029-11 Soo Kim (202) 720-8998 Soo.kim@ams.usda.gov   WASHINGTON, Mar. 2, 2011—The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced today that two former organic certifiers, Certified Organic, Inc. (COI) and Guaranteed Organic Certification Agency (GOCA), are no longer accredited to the National Organic Program (NOP).   As…

Think On This: 10 Reasons You Should Buy Organic Food

According to the Organic Trade Association (via Uncle Matt’s Organic), here are 10 Reasons You Should Buy Organic Food: Protect Future Generations – The average child receives four times more exposure than an adult to at least eight widely used cancer-causing pesticides in food. The food choices you make now will impact your child’s health…