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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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My Detox Diary

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Have you been contemplating a cleanse but aren’t sure you can handle comfort-food deprivation while powering through busy days? I recently test-drove a detox (my first!) that actually lets you eat—we’re talking unlimited fresh, organic fruits and veggies. The whole foods-based Conscious Cleanse isn’t aimed at weight loss as much as it is on feeling more energetic, looking vibrant, and flushing out toxins from the environment and processed foods. When I started this cleanse, I thought my diet was pretty clean. But Nutrition Therapist Jo Schaalman and Certified Health Coach Julie Peláez, the coauthors of The Conscious Cleanse: Lose Weight, Heal Your Body and Transform Your Life in 14 Days, showed me how my diet was in need of a […]

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Why Cleanse? 4 Tips for Daily Detox

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It’s hard to believe that people change the oil in their cars more than they cleanse their bodies to keep them running better and longer. Your everyday aches and pains, sluggishness, allergies, breakouts, digestive woes, and anxiety bouts are all “check engine” lights going off and signaling it’s time for a tune-up. Cleansing will help you feel better, sleep better, look better, and have more energy to perform better. The good news is that you don’t have to follow a fasting cleanse to benefit from a detox. Our bodies are designed to “always be cleansing,” which at the Conscious Cleanse we call “doing your ABCs.” This means tuning into how food makes you feel so you eat in a way that […]

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Our nectarines are just peachy this week! Let the juice run down your chin as you bite into one of summer’s tastiest treats that are at their peak right now. Did you know that nectarines are just peaches free of fuzz and with a bit more of a red blush on the skin? Sort of like a peach inside and a plum outside. I think that’s the best of both worlds! How and why to eat ‘em Compared to peaches, nectarines are packed with more potassium and vitamins A and C. They’re also fiber-filled so they’ll keep you satisfied with just 60 calories in an average-sized piece of fruit. So go ahead and indulge in this low-cal snack. I’m thinking of turning […]

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Woo-hoo! Local Farm Boxes Are Here!

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Do you love local as much as we do? Food grown close to home is fresher, supports our community, and well, we think it just tastes better. That’s why we are beyond excited about summer’s Local Farm Boxes. Early in the season, these 100% local boxes are filled with just-picked kale, spinach, lettuce, beets, and pea sprouts from Full Circle Farms in Longmont. So what are the top five things you need to know before you decide to go local?: 1. For the 2013 season, it costs just $1 more to switch to a Bitty or Small Local Farm Box. That’s a small price to pay to support local farms. 2. Early in the season, your box will be filled […]

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The Side Show

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Side dishes are sometimes afterthoughts or made only to accompany the main dish or entrée. What was the last side dish you had at a BBQ or summer party that stood out and really made you do a double take? Here are three simple tips to make your summer side dishes stars. First, it should be easy for you to make. Take the classic Caprese Salad. Slice and layer. And if you’re using heirloom tomatoes, you’ll see some swoons from the folks digging in. Secondly, it needs to be memorable. Anyone can toss together a potato salad. But when you serve up the Potato Salad with Blue Cheese and Bacon Dressing, people will walk right past the entrée for seconds of […]

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Have you heard those alarming statistics in the news lately that report that 40 percent of the  food in the U.S. goes to waste? A family of four throws out roughly 20 pounds of food every month, costing them about $2,000 a year, says the USDA. That, my friends, is a lot of beans, literally. So how can you have less of an effect on the Earth, keep from wasting, and get to using? You’ve already started cutting back on food waste by getting your fruits and veggies with us. We work with farms to pick the highest quality produce we can find and then only buy what you order each week, so we avoid over-ordering—a big cause of food […]

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