Posts Tagged ‘Organic’

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Best of Expo West 2012 Part 1: Best New Companies

During the extended weekend of March 9 – 11th, I, along with 60,000 other people, attended Natural Products Expo West 2012 at the Anaheim Convention Center.  Expo West is where the natural products industry comes to show off their products and to meet up with distributors, buyers, sellers, and press.  There are beauty products, supplements, […]

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Green Girl in Las Vegas Part 1: Sustainable grocery shopping

I have been living in Las Vegas for about 10 days now. It’s amazing how different everything can be just a 4 hour drive from Santa Monica. But I’m learning to navigate this city & to find my green living options. Whether you are new to a city or have lived there your whole life, […]

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How to Read Your Produce Sticker

Hopefully after reading Tuesday’s article, Local or Organic?, you are seeking out the organic options at your local grocery store.  Here is a little tip to make sure the produce you are buying is organic: read the PLU number on the little sticker! You know the little sticker on your apple?  It tells you if […]

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Local or Organic?

I can’t tell you how often I am asked the question of local vs. organic?  Or, if I am talking about organics, I hear the statement, “I don’t do organic, I do local.” I’m always surprised when I hear this.  Why should we have to choose between the two?  Well, after some recent traveling I’ve […]

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CSA: Part II Are CSAs really cheaper?

Last week’s post, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA): Part I, covered the basics of CSAs.  What they are, how they work, and how to find one that works for you. I was already a fan of CSAs and have been a member for a few years now.  I’m always telling my friends about how great they […]

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Community Supported Agriculture (CSA): Part I

I have been a fan of Community Supported Agriculture (CSAs) for a while.  A CSA is a way for people to receive local, seasonal and organic produce directly from the farmers.  You might join a particular farm’s CSA or you might join a group that supports a few farms.  Either way, you become a member […]