Organic Money Saving Tips

Making the effort to buy organic products is a healthy choice, but it can have an undeniable impact on our budgets. To save you time, energy, and money, we offer the following tips for buying organic on a budget. Comparison Shop. You may be able to find less-expensive alternatives at different stores. Many major chains […]

At the Farmers’ Market

Good friends, good food, good music… what else is there? When it comes to enjoying everything that your community has to offer, few places are better than your local farmers’ market. It is here that you can meet friends, enjoy a leisurely breakfast or lunch, and—most importantly—connect with the people who grow your food. Local […]

Top 10 Reasons to Support Organic in the 21st Century

1. Reduce The Toxic Load: Keep Chemicals Out of the Air, Water, Soil and our Bodies Buying organic food promotes a less toxic environment for all living things. With only 0.5 percent of crop and pasture land in organic, according to USDA that leaves 99.5 percent of farm acres in the U.S. at risk of […]

Organic Myths

Myth: Organic food is too expensive. Fact: In general, organic food costs more than conventional food because of the laborious and time-intensive systems used by the typically smaller organic farms. You may find that the benefits of organic agriculture off-set this additional cost. At the same time, there are ways to purchase organic while sticking […]

Sleeping With Wool—Nature’s Natural Air Conditioning

If the idea of sleeping with a wool comforter in the summer makes you sweat, think again. For over 12,000 years, wool has been used to make life more comfortable, especially in the hottest climes. Wool bedding (mattress toppers, comforters, and pillows) actually provides the perfect temperature-controlled sleeping environment. Manufacturers have all tried to make […]

Certified Organic Label Guide

Making sense of organic labeling can be difficult, and many consumers do not understand the significance of the USDA Organic label. Since October 21, 2002, the following guidelines were established by the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Organic Program (NOP) to assure consumers know the exact organic content of the food they buy. […]

Product Review Criteria and Guidelines is passionate in our mission to educate consumers all aspects of organic including food and other products. Our discerning team of Product Reviewers have chosen the latest and greatest selection of organic products to feature in this section with hopes of helping people navigate the increasingly crowded organic marketplace. Consumers can use this guide […]

Father’s Day-the Organic Way!

June 18th is Father’s Day, which likely means barbecues, a little golf or fishing, and free range over the remote for the day.* Celebrate your father the organic way by giving him an eco-conscious gift and an organic barbecue. If you are preparing a barbecue, shop for as many organic ingredients as you can at […]

Broccoli: Eat it Weekly!

Broccoli has been around for more than 2,000 years. Initially it was eaten primarily by the Italians, with the Romans taking the lead. Historically, broccoli has not been a popular veggie as many cultures did not care for its taste—with the U.S. being one of those cultures. Broccoli started being planted in gardens in the […]

Healthy Habits: Juice and Kids

It may surprise you to hear that overconsumption of juice can contribute to obesity. A recent study of small children found that those who consumed more than 12 ounces a day were more overweight than other children. While this study is not conclusive evidence, it is worthy of mention. It is not uncommon for children […]

Adding More Flax Seed to Your Family’s Diet

Flax seeds are rich in Omega-3 alpha-linolenic acid and fiber, nutritional beneficials it is likely your family could use more of. If you have never purchased flax seed, it is located in the baking section of most supermarkets. It is available as whole seeds or ground—finely ground flax seed yields the most nutritional benefits. Whole […]

Food Allergies and Children

Nuts are a common allergen among children, and they can cause one of the more severe, even life-threatening allergic reactions known as anaphylaxis. Only about six percent of all children have clinically diagnosed food allergies. This number is rather small, but food intolerance, which presents itself much like a food allergy, adds to the public […]