Oatmeal Month

January happens to be Oatmeal Month, so why not add this amazing breakfast item to your daily routine? Here are just a few reasons: Did you know that oats have been proven to reduce cholesterol levels, and therefore reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and hypertension? They also have special antioxidants called tocotriencols, which aid

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Alfalfa’s Hires Natural Products Retail Veteran in Top Operations Role

Download the Press Release PDF here. John Varsames, VP of Operations, brings 25 years of retail and restaurant management experience to help Alfalfa’s achieve its new store growth plans.  BOULDER, Colo. (Dec. 17, 2013) – Alfalfa’s, a Boulder, Colo. owned and operated natural and organic market, announced today that natural products retail operations veteran, John Varsames,

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Book Review: The Cookiepedia by Stacy Adimando

Reviewed by Edmée Knight, Corporate Relations and Sustainability Manager Because holidays are full of baking treats for family and friends, I thought it was time to step up my cookie baking skills. So I grabbed a copy of The Cookiepedia by Stacy Adimando and set to work in the kitchen. For the first time in

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Homemade for the Holidays

by Michele Leifer, Bulk Specialist It’s that time of year again! Snowflakes, tinsel, office parties, crowded malls with no place to park, and cold, short days. For many it is a time of stress—be it financial, emotional, or mental. So let’s take a moment to reflect upon the true spirit of this time of year

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Turkey Talk: What’s the Difference?

This holiday season, most of us know to steer clear of conventional turkeys.  Though they’re surely less expensive than organic or natural turkeys, there’s almost no question that conventional turkeys have been given growth hormones, antibiotics, and GMO-feed. Not to mention, these turkeys have also been raised in confined spaces or other inhumane conditions. If

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After the Deluge: Farmers Emerge from the 2013 Flood

by Elaine Lipson Farmers, especially organic farmers, have faith in the predictability of nature—spring will follow winter, healthy ecosystems will operate in balance, and waste matter, properly managed, will become nature’s richest fertilizer and bring new life. But farmers must also contend with nature’s most unpredictable extremes. Northern Colorado’s farmers have seen years of arid

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Get to Know GMOs

by Paula Hocherl, Alfalfa’s Assistant Front End Manager One of the farming and food industry’s most critical fights is the one against the giant biotech companies and their genetically modified seeds. These companies are genetically altering the DNA of the food we eat. Americans are ingesting GMO corn, soy, cottonseed, canola, papaya, zucchini, alfalfa and

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Organic Is a Growing Concern at Boulder’s Cure Farm

by John Lehndorff Hundreds of braided garlic bulbs lie drying in the shade as oinks, quacks, and a honeybee buzzsaw fill the air at Cure Organic Farm. A rebel rooster sounds off, unwilling to limit his crowing to dawn at the acreage east of Boulder. On a warm, late summer morning, full-time farm manager and

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My Discovery of Organic

by Chris Howell To be honest, the idea of organic food was not always that appealing to me. I associated it with higher prices and a shorter shelf life than conventional food. When you’re raised with lots of processed foods and junk foods it can prove difficult to give organic food a fair shot. Growing

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