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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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Three Easy Steps to an Abundant Fall Garden

By Bryant Mason “It’s too late to build a garden this year” is a statement we hear over and over again at The Urban Farm Company of Colorado. Having installed hundreds of raised bed vegetable gardens for homeowners and businesses along the Front Range, we’ve realized the statement couldn’t be further from the truth. Our

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One Person’s Trash is Another Person’s Trash Can

by Edmée Knight Love the convenience of those re-sealable baby food packets, but can’t stand the non-ecofriendly packaging? How about your energy bar wrappers, plastic produce bags or those beauty products with spritzers on them — where do you put them when you’re finished? The trash? Here at Alfalfa’s, you can now keep these items

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My Time with the Conscious Cleanse

by Bea Steiner These days, it seems like scores of my friends and acquaintances are jumping into an array of different diet crazes. Gluten free, paleo, raw—what’s right for me and how do I know? When I was in grad school, just thinking about changing my diet made me tired. Simply put, I was caught

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How to Shop for Less at Alfalfa’s

by Dennis Sweeney It’s no secret that your grocery bill can add up quickly when you’re at Alfalfa’s: with so much delicious natural food within reach it’s hard not to get carried away. As an independent market, we strive to provide the highest quality local, organic, and responsibly sourced food, and this can often cost

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Alfalfa’s Partners with BMOCA for Mural

Alfalfa’s is partnering with its close neighbor, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (BMOCA), to beautify and bring art to the Boulder community. Young artists participating in BMOCA’s Art Stop on the Go program are painting a mural on a 20’ x 4’ wall on the south side of the Alfalfa’s parking lot. The Art Stop

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Stay Fueled for BolderBoulder!

by Dennis Sweeney BolderBoulder is in three days, the weather is getting bright, and Boulder is starting to hum with runners up and down the Creek Path. Seasoned runners know that when you hit the trails you have to have food in your body, and that the right food makes a difference between a slog

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Mary

Assistant Store Director Mary is a born and bred Colorado native. She initially attended CU for business before pursuing dietetics at CSU. Ultimately, Mary ended up at Naropa where she rounded out her passion for holistic health with a degree in Psychology of Health and Healing. Being the manager of Alfalfa’s Coffee and Juice Bar

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Book Review: Myra Goodman’s Earthbound Cook

by Joan Boykin Myra Goodman’s marvelous book, The Earthbound Cook: Recipes for Delicious Food and a Healthy Planet (Workman), is much, much more than a cookbook.  In addition to recipes, it is replete with gorgeous food, farm and family photos, practical kitchen tips, and eye-opening information on how to live sustainably to protect the earth’s

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