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Dope-Free Dairy

March 24th, 2009 · 11 Comments

Part IV in the Sustainable Family Supper series What’s the matter with rBST? I’ve written before about how my path to natural and organic food began with a look at milk. When I became pregnant with my son, milk took on a renewed significance as I eliminated sodas and caffeinated beverages from my diet. I [...]

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Tags: behind the label · dairy · eco-friendly · organic · sustainable family supper

Fresh from Feezers Christmas Tree Farm

December 8th, 2008 · No Comments

This weekend we enjoyed a brisk (to put it mildly) trip up north to Feezers organic Christmas tree farm in Mariottsville, Maryland. It was just a little further than the farm we went to last year, and we actually paid a little less for a lovely blue spruce. One caveat, there weren’t a whole lot [...]

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Organic Christmas Trees

December 5th, 2008 · 6 Comments

On a seasonal if not food-related note, I wanted to share some tips on finding an eco-friendly Christmas tree. I am a firm believer in real trees – they absorb carbon dioxide, produce oxygen, are replanted and biodegradable, and support green spaces that could otherwise be developed into new subdivisions – but I’m embarrassed to [...]

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Tags: eco-friendly · green tips · holiday · saving family farms