Archive for March, 2010

The Challenge of Eating Locally Raised Food

March 31st, 2010 | Simcha Weinstein | Comments Off on The Challenge of Eating Locally Raised Food

The movement to focus on consuming locally grown foods has gained so much national momentum in recent years that the term “localvore” was the Oxford American Dictionary’s Word of the Year in 2007. The term refers to people who only eat food grown, processed and produced within a 100-mile radius of where they live. Some […]

A Virtual Trip to Tongorappe

March 26th, 2010 | melody | Comments Off on A Virtual Trip to Tongorappe

It’s been four years since I visited our Peruvian banana producers group in Tongorappe, but it seems just like yesterday. I can still smell the arid desert wind whipping around the fertile and moist soil where huge banana trees majestically towers above. Tongorrappe is located in North Western Peru near the town of Chiclayo. Pronatur […]

Transition Time

March 24th, 2010 | Simcha Weinstein | Comments Off on Transition Time

Every year at the end of March most lettuce and leafy green growers, who have been farming in Yuma, AZ during the winter, head 600 miles north back to the Salinas Valley Region to begin the Spring/Summer season.

Earth Day Momentum!

March 19th, 2010 | Simcha Weinstein | Comments Off on Earth Day Momentum!

Earth Day is always on April 22nd, and most people probably aren’t aware that the reason this day was chosen is because it is the first official day of Spring in the Northern Hemisphere, and of Fall in the Southern Hemisphere. Tomorrow, March 20th is the first day of Spring in this country – Happy Equinox! So, check out some fun and interesting facts and activities that are easy to understand; simple to do; and can literally change the world, if we all participate.

Thoughts from the Show Floor

March 16th, 2010 | Simcha Weinstein | 1 Comment »

This past weekend, March 12-14 was the Natural Products Expo West Show in Anaheim, CA. It is by far the largest Natural and Organic foods show in this country with nearly 56,000 people in attendance this year including exhibitors and attendees. As we always do, Albert’s had a booth at the show, and we were proud and excited to be showcasing and sampling our new Heartland Meadow beef.

Why Heartland Meadow Meats?

March 9th, 2010 | Simcha Weinstein | Comments Off on Why Heartland Meadow Meats?

While shoppers of organic and natural foods would certainly get excited about the organic, grass-fed option, for many shoppers however, the price point simply does not work. Because of this, we are introducing Heartland Meadow all natural beef.