Archive for April, 2014

Meet the Girl Behind Winking Girl Salsa

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The founder of Boulder’s Winking Girl Salsa, Julie Nirvelli, spent her college years experimenting with salsa making, much to the delight of her hungry schoolmates. One day, one of her friends asked her to bring the green tomatillo salsa to a family gathering. “Why would I bring salsa where there were first- and second-generation women who made the most unbelievable Mexican food I’ve ever had?” Julie says. “I felt like I was taking sand to the beach.” Julie politely declined. But her friend was persuasive, and Julie eventually took her tomatillo salsa to the gathering. “The family devoured the entire bowl immediately.” Julie says. It was then and there that she knew she was onto something. For 15 years, Julie […]

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Why Organic Is Better for the Earth

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There’s a reason why 100% of the fruits and vegetables we sell are organic … actually there are a few reasons. You already know why we choose organic for your health, so here are the top six reasons why we support organic farming to lessen our impact on the land and work in harmony with the natural world. Here’s what you help to keep in the environment (the good stuff) and what you keep out (the bad stuff) when you pick that organic apple instead of the nonorganic one. What Organic Farming Keeps Out of the Land 1. Pesticides out of our drinking water: All those pesticides sprayed by farmers using conventional agriculture methods don’t just stay on the food; […]

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Find Out Where Your Local Lamb Comes From

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Did you know that around the world, lamb signifies birth and new life and is the traditional meat eaten at Easter? Aside from the religious reasons, lamb was also the first fresh meat available after a long cold winter. While we have many more options today, we’re lucky enough to have grass-fed, free-range lamb from a local farm called Boulder Lamb, started in 2012 by Clint and Mary Kay Buckner. The Buckners have always been big supporters of organic and wanting to know where their food came from. “We always dreamed of growing and raising our own food and Boulder Lamb became an extension of that dream,” says Mary Kay. “With everything we produce, we are extremely passionate about providing […]

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Go Eco When Dyeing Easter Eggs [Infographic]

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Why not skip the kits with synthetic dyes and go au naturel when dyeing Easter eggs this spring? Veggies, fruits, spices, tea & coffee will create a vivid array of hues from soft pastels to deep, earthy tones. A fun project that’s safer for the kids & the environment. Learn how easy it is to make your own eco-eggs in this infographic.

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10 Ways to Reduce Your Foodprint [Infographic]

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As we count down to Earth Day on April 22, we take a closer look at how everyday food choices affect the environment. Check out this list of 10 easy ways to lessen your impact & learn how small changes can make a big difference.

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