What is a Sunchoke?

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I remember the first time I tasted a Sunchoke, and I was amazed that I had never heard of this fabulous food before. Nutritious and tasty, these tantalizing tubers are known by many names: Jerusalem artichoke, sunroot, earth apple, topinambour. Are you curious to learn more about these fascinating vegetables? Read on to find out just… Read more »

The Health and Environmental Benefits of Organic Coffee

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Is there anything better than the first sip of coffee in the morning? Organic coffee is a far superior product to non-organic as it’s grown without the use of synthetic pesticides and fertilizers. These chemicals have been proven to irritate the skin and eyes, disrupt the nervous system and hormones, and even cause cancer, according to… Read more »

California Seasonal Winter Fruit Availability

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This week was interesting for us all as we returned to the normalcy of post-Thanksgiving. Although for me, finding out today that we can get California blueberries and limes for next week doesn’t seem normal and I love it. Additionally, last week was the end of a bountiful and unseasonably long California Kiet mango season…. Read more »

Free Lunches and Miracles

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We’ve all heard it a million times: there’s no such thing as a free lunch. It’s a maxim that diet conscious folks and processed food giants alike have been trying to disprove — or at least circumvent — for decades. Some of the biggest commercial experiments in having your cake and eating it too have… Read more »

Well-Traveled Produce

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When I made plans to go camping last weekend, I also planned to skip my Friday organic produce box delivery — because who wants a fridge full of fresh produce when you’re a hundred miles away,  floating on a blow-up raft and lazily admiring your lakeside campsite? I logged in to my account and was… Read more »

The Joy of Duty

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                Every summer, I can count on two things like clockwork: the arrival of a jury duty summons and the arrival of wild plums. Sitting here in a crowded assembly room at the Alameda County Superior Courthouse, waiting to be selected for jury duty, all I can think… Read more »

Choices That Benefit Us All

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Hello everybody. It’s been a little while since we had a new blog post, and I hope you have all enjoyed the holiday break as much as we did. It’s the New Year now, and it seems like everywhere you turn people are talking about their resolutions and what kinds of changes they want to… Read more »