I work with a small retailer of non-perishable foodstuffs (among other things). Niche and one-of-a-kind product lines—local/craft/boutique, organic, gluten-free, etc.—do quite well here, and we'd like to carry more of the same. [more inside]
We're a family of four with two girls, ages 5 and almost 2. Need to keep grocery budget around 100/week. We like to buy organic fruits, veggies, and milk. How do you do it? Examples, lists, all helpful. [more inside]
I am traveling to Wellfleet , Cape Cod for a week this Saturday. I would like to do a lot of cooking for my aging mother and need to do a healthy shopping on the way from Logan Airport. I would go into Boston to Whole Circus and Trader Joes, but it is not really on the way. Where can I go for a good grocery shop, preferably with a decent organic selection, that is in between Logan and Wellfleet, MA Thanks!
We're looking for healthy, environmentally-friendly, non-factory-farm-supporting dog food -- any brands or ideas? [more inside]
I'm growing an organic garden with a friend this year. This morning, we harvested lots of salad greens and I took a paper bag of them home. They have not been washed, and they are in the paper bag sitting inside my fridge in the crisper drawer. How many days do you think it is likely they will last? Is there anything I can do to keep it fresh longer?
Looking for a thoughtfully-researched book about organic food and/or breast cancer as a Mother's Day gift [more inside]
F@cking Oat Groats! How do they work? [more inside]
Does buying produce labeled organic mean I am also down for buying food that is covered in dirt and bugs? [more inside]
A budding entrepreneur friend of mine is making a 6 day trip to New York end of May. She is looking for inspiration on and exposure to the organic & slow-food movement in the area. She is passionate about honest food and has built a small business around this passion. Do you have any recommendations on restaurants, shops, conferences and hang-outs that would give her a good impression of what is happening in New York with regards to conscious eating / slow food / organic food? [more inside]
I just moved into a new place. I want to start a garden on my balcony. [more inside]
Just watched Food Inc. and have been inspired to be an ethical food consumer. Sure, there is "Organic" food at my local grocery store. Yet it's difficult to be sure that the items brandishing an "organic" label are the real deal. [more inside]
Just started eating organic and non-processed foods. What are your favorites? [more inside]
I'm having a hard time finding information about the agriculture and trash systems & practices in Europe. Basically I'd like to know where my food comes from and how waste is disposed of when living there. When I pick up a piece of produce from Portugal, I want to understand what that means. [more inside]
What organic alternatives to traditional snack food are better than the original? [more inside]
Food Question(s) -- Avocados / Pinto Beans / Brown Rice / Bananas / Kumquats / Mangoes / Olive Oil / Balsamic Vinegar / Eggs w/r/t organic or not, etc and etc [more inside]
Please recommend a butcher or meat market where I can get 100% grass fed organic meats in the Bay Area. [more inside]
For those of you who have gotten shares in a CSA, what information do you think would be helpful to someone trying to choose which CSA to participate in? More specifically, any recommendations on CSAs in the Twin Cities area? [more inside]
What made you first think about how your food is produced? [more inside]
What does "organic" mean in practice? [more inside]
Do you get a lot of your food via mail order? I mean everyday foods, not stuff from expensive specialty places. What are your favorite sources for this? (I'm in the U.S.) [more inside]
Treating seeds to increase flavor? [more inside]
Does anyone have any suggestions for quick and easy organic low carb meals, where "quick and easy" takes into account washing up time? [more inside]
I'm buying Groceries... for a grocery store. I'm now buying for the grocery department of the largest store in our (rather small) chain and I'm at a loss as to what to fill the store with! So Mefi Vegans & Organic Foodies... What organic, all natural, or "alternative" foods, snacks, drinks, & cleaning supplies could you not live without? Do you know of any blogs that cover or review natural & organic packaged foods? [more inside]
What are some unusual sprouts I can grow and eat? And where can I get organic seeds for sprouting? [more inside]
I'm introducing my baby to solid foods (making most myself). Where will I get the most "bang for my buck" in terms of organic produce? [more inside]
I can't always make it to my local farmers' market, and I'd love to arrange regular weekly deliveries of organic fruits and vegetables. I'm in London (NW3). Google turns up a ton of possibilities but I'd prefer personal recommendations. Any suggestions? If anybody has suggestions for delivery of organic meat, eggs, or dairy products, in addition to fruit and veg, I'd be interested in those, too.
Any recommendations of good services for organic vegetable delivery in the Bay Area? [more inside]
OrganicFoodFilter: I'm looking for some information sources and populated forums discussing local farming options, organic food, pasture-raised meats, humane meat animal treatment, etc. Do such forums exist? Do such forums with a decent sized Los Angeles community exist? [more inside]
Why should one shop for groceries at a co-op that sells local and organic foods, especially since it's more expensive? [more inside]
Along with some foodie friends, we're having a "winter of offal." The idea is to expand our culinary horizons, and show respect for our food animals, by getting together every few weeks and learning to cook *excellent* food from organically raised trotters, entrails, and other bits commonly thought of as nasty. This week, I'm cooking beef tongue - so suggestions for that are particularly welcome. But any and all gourmet offal (not awful) recipes would be great.