January Is Time to Cleanse!

by Helen Vernier and Mary Kloberdanz In today’s world we absorb unwanted toxins, which can limit our body’s potential. Juicing floods our system with powerful nutrients and antioxidants that eliminate toxins by providing nutrition on a cellular level. Doing a juice cleanse is a great way to take control of your health by detoxifying your

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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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Assistant Store Director A refugee from both the computer and the book industries, Jeff is excited to have found his way to beer, wine and spirits. He loves the history of what we consume and the magical combinations that can create a sum greater than its’ parts when you put the right food and drink

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