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Pros: Organic cotton components. Contains no dioxide, pesticides, dyes, or other toxins; absorbent and comfortable. Cons: Can be more expensive than traditional “bargain” brands, depending on where you buy them. Not available in most conventional grocery or drug stores. Ever watch a husband buy period-related paraphernalia? I have, and it’s a hoot. They’re all embarrassed [...]

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I’ve been buying the Thanksgiving turkey for a few years now. I fight the crowds at Whole Foods, spend a crazy amount (last year I paid $75 for a 20-pound bird), and hand it off to my mother for cooking. And every year at least one or two people tell me I am insane to [...]

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Until recently, I was not a coffee drinker. I couldn’t understand what the appeal was, quite honestly. Every time I saw a Facebook update that mentioned coffee, my eyes sort of glazed over. Sometime over last summer, though, I got it. It was really hot here. Everywhere I looked someone was drinking an iced coffee. [...]

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I’ve been feeding my kids organic stuff forever. Since before they were born, really. I’m a real stickler when it comes to meat, veggies, dairy, and fruit, too. I have been a little more lenient when it comes to my own food, though. I’ll eat the non-organic comice pear — my absolute favorite snack. I’ll [...]

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The Bugs Got the Eggplant

Every Tuesday we get our organic vegetable share. It’s always so exciting — what will be in the box this week? The farmer has a blog that highlights recipes and gives a little background about the crops: what’s coming, what’s going on, how they are getting along. This week’s newsletter contained the following: We were [...]

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As many of you know, I belong to an amazing community-supported agriculture program called the Golden Earthworm Farm. This year, in fact, I am a drop-off location, which means my house is the place where 19 people come to get their just-picked organic veggies. While the price is pretty reasonable — about $20 per week [...]

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I am participating in the 2010 Blogathon, Portland-area blogger & entrepreneurial writer Michelle Rafter’s challenge to bloggers who want to get serious. Our task: blog every day between May 1 and May 31. As part of the challenge we were invited to do a “swap” with another like-minded blogger. I was lucky enough that T.A. [...]

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I spent Friday in the city at the ASJA Writer’s Conference, which took place at the Roosevelt Hotel. Great conference, I was excited to see all the people I talk to on Facebook and on our online forum. Once I left the hotel, though, and made my way down 45th Street I was really excited. [...]

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I just emailed my local CSA — an organic farm called Golden Earthworm. I’ve been a member off and on for about five years. (The year before last I didn’t sign up in time and got shut out.) I wanted to make sure I’d be on the list again. Belonging to a CSA is sort [...]

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Yesterday Seventh Generation posted a great blog by one of its contributors: More Voices, More Votes. The post equates making green and healthy choices with casting votes. Every time you choose a home-cooked meal over a fast food one, every time you bring your own bags to the supermarket, every time you recycle instead of [...]

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