Archive for November, 2009

Organic Labels – What You Need to Know

November 25th, 2009 | Simcha Weinstein | Comments Off on Organic Labels – What You Need to Know

The USDA’s National Organic Program is in charge of regulating organic food products. Labels are not required to provide explanations on the package, so it’s vital to know and understand the labeling system if you want to be confident in your food purchases.

Greek Yogurt – No Whey!

November 23rd, 2009 | george | 2 Comments »

One of the hottest trends in the yogurt category is the emergence of Greek yogurt. Greek yogurt is characterized by its incredibly rich, thick, creamy texture, and a more traditional distinct tangy flavor profile.

Turkey Cooking Instructions and Tips

November 19th, 2009 | Simcha Weinstein | 1 Comment »

Some helpful hints on Turkey cooking from our resident Turkey expert: • Well, first things first. Remove the outer wrapper from the turkey. • Now, remove the inner wrappings (giblets) and neck from the neck and chest cavities. Set side for making broth or stuffing if desired. • If the parts in the chest cavity […]

The Right Food at the Right Time

November 16th, 2009 | Simcha Weinstein | 1 Comment »

While it may seem completely counterintuitive, this downward economic climate produces a very interesting opportunity to promote organic foods. I appreciate what may be your first thought here, “but how can selling, what by most accounts is the most expensive food category in the marketplace, have much of an opportunity space during the worst economy […]

USDA Makeover

November 16th, 2009 | melody | Comments Off on USDA Makeover

If you are a bit of a news junkie, or spend a good bit of time in the “Wonk Room”, or simply just can’t get enough of all things related to organic, then you probably know that Tom Vilsak is our current Secretary of Agriculture, appointed under the Obama Administration.

How to Carve Your Holiday Turkey

November 16th, 2009 | Simcha Weinstein | Comments Off on How to Carve Your Holiday Turkey

This is not at all as hard as it looks, so relax and get out your sharpest knife.

Shopping Observations

November 16th, 2009 | george | Comments Off on Shopping Observations

I am particularly fascinated with the types of natural/organic products shoppers who don’t typically buy organic food put in their carts at conventional supermarkets.

Where You’d Least Expect It

November 16th, 2009 | Simcha Weinstein | Comments Off on Where You’d Least Expect It

Afghanistan has been involved in wars since the early 1970’s. By all accounts, it is pretty much a war-torn country, and most images that we see nightly on the news support this. And, while it’s difficult to find much good news coming out of Afghanistan, there is at least one glimmer of hope with the Agriculture for Peace Project.