Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Take Roots Magazine Feature

This month we are featured in Take Roots Magazine, pick up a copy today or click here to read online. Our article is on page 28. 

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Saturday, January 11, 2014

Starting the New Year

This is just a note that our office is once again open! We are open Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm, pacific time. We are also all caught up on shipping which is really good news, especially after that fantastic Christmas sale we had!

We did experience a few problems with it, which is disappointing, but if you experience anything and want to share, leave us a comment, send us an email, or feel free to call us during business hours.

Also check out our Facebook for future announcements about sales, and details for the summer berry seasons.

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Thursday, January 9, 2014

GMO's, Monsanto, & Your Role

The issue of GMO's are becoming a hotter and hotter topic, and there is a serious demand for labeling of foods that contain GMO's or don't. The good news is that if your buying your food from Certified Organic farmers or sources then that food does not contain any GMO's. This is because of the use of GMO's is prohibited in Certified Organic practices by the USDA, "The use of genetic engineering, or genetically modified organisms (GMOs), is prohibited in organic products. This means an organic farmer can’t plant GMO seeds, an organic cow can’t eat GMO alfalfa or corn, and an organic soup producer can’t use any GMO ingredients. To meet the USDA organic regulations, farmers and processors must show they aren’t using GMOs and that they are protecting their products from contact with prohibited substances, such as GMOs, from farm to table." Organic 101: Can GMOs Be Used in Organic Products?

In the aspect of getting legislation passed that would require companies to say whether or not their product contains GMO's there is a large push for it not to pass. Most of the pressure is coming from a company called Monsanto, they are the same company that produces round-up. 

For more information about what exactly a GMO is click here, it's a great article that explains the difference between non-GMO and GMO. 

The best thing that anyone can do while the politicians sort things out is to support you local Certified Organic Famers. Your supporting your local community, and your putting your money into what you believe is right for your health. 

Hope this helps everyone out a bit, we will be continuing to follow this topic through its process. 

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Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year!

Happy New Years Everyone! 

2013 was a great year and we had a lot of fun during it, but its time to move on to a brand new year and see what it hold for us! 

We would like to also announce that we will be changing our website to make it more user friendly and updating parts of the site. So if you are having troubles with it we kindly ask for your patients. You can call us with any questions or concerns. We have just started the process, and aren't quite sure when the changes will start taking effect. For the latest check out our Facebook page.

Ever thought about adding berries to your New Years Champaign? We think it's a great and delicious addition!

Tell us what you think and leave us a comment!

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