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Happy Friday! Check out our amazing deal on cherries this week. They come in 1 1/2 lb bags, and you can add them to your order for $7.99. Lot’s of other good deals for additional produce, we also have Red Potatoes for $.99/lb and Cantaloupe for $1.99 each!

School is back in session and so are cafeteria lunches. It’s tough to find healthy lunch ideas and snacks for kids in this day and age of highly processed fast foods and sugary treats. It is especially hard trying to find healthy alternatives that your kids will actually eat! But there is good news –with a little planning and cooking, your children can enjoy organic goodies at school. These ideas are great for parents to take to work, too!
organic lunch ideas:

1) Make a vegetable salad filled with a variety of healthy greens like organic fresh herb and green leaf salad, baby arugula or romaine hearts. Add organic grape tomatoes, carrot peels, chopped celery and sweet corn. Also, pack a small container of salad dressing, letting your children choose their favorite one. This way they will be much more likely to eat their nutritious lunch at school. With a variety of tasty organic dressings to choose from like roasted garlic balsamic vinaigrette, Italian, sweet pepper thousand island, creamy Caesar and ranch dressings, they will certainly find a favorite.

2) Make a frozen fruit salad that will naturally thaw by lunchtime. Mix and freeze fruits such as organic blackberries, dark sweet cherries, raspberries and strawberries. For an added touch, drizzle fruit with a tablespoon of 100 percent pure maple syrup. Your kids will not only love the taste of this all-natural healthy sweetener, but you will also be using real maple syrup instead of processed corn syrup. Include a side container of their favorite organic yogurt or round out the fruit theme with a slice of organic banana bread.

3) For an extra special dessert treat every now and then, pack a few organic cookie varieties such as vanilla and chocolate cream cookies, ginger snaps or chocolate chip cookies into lunch boxes. Or include an organic apple sauce cup or side servings of flavored organic raspberry or cinnamon apple sauce.

Recipe of the Week Check out our recipe of the week: Cowboy Quiche. This little gem does take some time to prepare and cook, but it is well worth the effort!

Do you have your own tips for keeping produce fresh? We want to here them! Share your tips on our Facebook page or on the Golden Gate Organics contact page. Your tips might be in next week’s newsletter!

Let your friends know about Golden Gate Organics, and if they sign up we’ll give you a $10 credit towards your next order. Just our way of saying thanks, and a good way for you to get some free produce.

Please remember to leave your box from your last delivery out on your delivery day so we can pick them up and reuse or recycle them. Same goes for the eco-bags we use (although we just recycle those).

If you have any questions, you can reply to this email or send us a note on our contact page.

Hope everyone has a fun and safe weekend!!

Taylor, Wayne & Corey