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New World Tortillas at Healthy Living Market!

By Bread Manager  •  Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

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About ten years ago, New World Tortilla restaurant, famous for serving an eclectic menu of wraps to Burlington locals since 1999, were getting frustrated by the quality and freshness of tortillas available for their restaurant.  So, they decided to take the hard- and tastiest-route and hand-make their own!    They’ve never turned back, and although they’ve traded the hand press and crepe grilled for a sophisticated rotary oven, the dough is still made by hand every day, using only simple, natural ingredients.  And with the increased production capability, their delicious tortillas are now available on our shelves!  You can find these perfect flour tortillas in our bread aisle where they get delivered fresh every Monday and Thursday afternoon.  Of course, if you like seeing where your food comes from (and we know you do), you can stop by their Pine Street location and watch the operation in progress.
Owner Chris Hathaway in 1994 at his food truck at UVM where it all started

Owner Chris Hathaway in 1994 at his food truck at UVM where it all started

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50% Off Stocks & Broths!

By Alysia  •  Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

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This Friday through Sunday save 50% on select broths and stocks from Pacific, Kitchen Basics, Field Day and Imagine! It’s a perfect time to stock up for the holidays.

 

*10/24-10/26 while supplies last

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New Parking Lot Signage!

By Jackie Cooper  •  Monday, October 20th, 2014

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We believe that the new arrows and line striping will improve the guest experience here at Healthy Living by providing a safe and uniform traffic flow.

We listened to our guests and their concerns about our parking lot and clearly marked the lanes with arrows and a dividing line. We want our guests to have an exceptional experience here at Healthy Living from the very minute they pull into our parking lot. The new two way flow to traffic will improve safety, especially during our peak parking times, by allowing safe, two way traffic to flow through our parking lot.

Have any questions? Please reach out to our Operations Manager Tim directly at Timd@healthylivingmarket.com.

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School’s in Session: Parents and Kids of All Ages Staying Healthy

By Saratoga Wellness Manager  •  Thursday, October 16th, 2014

 

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On October 18th and 19th Healthy Living’s Wellness Department and Learning Center team up for an epic fall event like no other for the entire Saratoga and Upstate New York Region;  This event is free : ) Wellness classes for the whole family, live music, free samples from the Wellness Department, free demos and take-home recipes, and a fun scavenger hunt game for the kids.

School’s in Session: Parents and Kids of All Ages Staying Healthy is a weekend event that intends to help parents and kids make healthy and wise food choices…for the rest of their lives.

Why attend this event?  Healthy Living is much more than a grocery market, it’s a shopping center that has all the resources needed for making needed lifestyle changes and for learning about sustainable, healthy living; it is  the future of what your shopping experience should look like and feel like; We have such a strong commitment to our Guests and HL Staff is well-equipped and informative so that each and every Guest feels well taken care of, with the right product at the right price.  This October, the Wellness Department is going to make you feel right at home…and all weekend long you will discover what an authentic and genuine shopping experience is, something you and your family will love.

School’s in Session Event Speaks to Store-wide Wellness:  We have the BAM (Best All Month) Program which helps families afford the right products at the best price; we connect to local farms and vendors to encourage investing in businesses close to home.  We have a Cheese Department that carries cheeses from all over the world, including locally produced cheeses and an amazing olive bar.  There is a Kombucha Station for convenient refills and a grand Bulk Department that speaks to variety and diversity.  We have delicious meals to go for meat eaters, vegetarians, vegans, ‘gluten-free-ers’, as well as impressive salad and hot bars for Guests who want to personally create their own healthy dishes.  Let us not forget about our full Espresso and Juice Bar, and in-house prepared baked goods.

Above all, we listen to all of our Guests and act on their requests…we take into consideration what they want in our store and when Guests arrive they receive unmatched Service and Hospitality.  This Saturday and Sunday Healthy Living invites you and your family to join us for a weekend of wellness…see our newly arrived products from Garden of Life, Mooseberry, derma e, and ShiKai; attend any of the Learning Center classes,  and enjoy yourself as our Guest.

Good times and great food.  See you this weekend!

On the Journey for Wellness,

David

For more information:

http://www.saratogatodayonline.com/index.php/news/news/item/3903-a-weekend-of-wellness-awaits

http://www.healthylivingmarket.com/event/wellness-weekend/

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Saratoga Savings Source October Coupon Match Ups

By Nicole  •  Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

Thanks to Erin Waring at The Saratoga Saver for posting coupon match-ups to all of our October sales.  There are some amazing deals this month! Some of the links will ask you to enter your information to sign up for savings.

October sales are good through October 28th, 2014, and on October 29th we’ll have a whole new set of amazing sales – check back often.

PRODUCE

Healthy Living Market features great produce sales each week! You can check them out HERE.

GROCERY

Ancient Harvest Quinoa Mac & Cheese, assorted varieties including GF 6-6.5 oz. – $2.50, $1/1 = $1.50 (reg $3.49)

Alter Eco OG F/T Quinoa Dark Chocolate, Dark Chocolate Coconut Toffee or OG Dark Twist Chocolate 2.8-3.5 oz. $3, $1/1 = $2 (reg $3.99)

Angie’s Boomchickpop Popcorn or Regular Popcorn including GF 4.5 oz. – 6 oz., assorted varieties – $2.50, $1/1 = $1.50 (reg $3.69)

Beanetos GF Chips 6 oz. – $2.49-$2.50, $1/2 = $1.99-$2 each

Bobs Red Mill GF Corn Bread Mix 20 oz. or Quick Cooking Steele Cut Oats 22 oz. – $2.50, $1/1  $3/2 (take the pledge, coupons will be emailed to you) = as low as $1 each w/ $3/2 coupon (reg $3.49)

Bob’s GF Baking Flour 22 oz. – $3.50, $1/1 or $3/2 (take the pledge, coupons will be emailed to you) = as low as $2 each w/ $3/2 coupon

Bob’s GF Pizza Crust Mix 16 oz. – $3, $3/2 (take the pledge, coupons will be emailed to you) = $1.50 each (reg $4.29)

Choice Organic Teas 16 ct., assorted varieties – $3.50, $1/2 = $3 each

Crunchmaster Edamame Chips 4 oz. – $2.69, $1/1 or $1.50/2 = as low as $1.69

Simply7 Chips 3.5 oz. – $2.50, $0.50/1 or $0.50/1  = $2

Delallo OG Whole Wheat Pasta, assorted varieties – $2, $1.50/2 = $1.25 each

Sunbutter OG Sunflower Butter 16 oz. – $7.49, $1/1 or $3/2 = as low as $5.99 w/ $3/2 coupon

Tasty Bite Rices 8.8 oz., assorted varieties – $1.50, $2/3 or $1/1, $1.25 or $2/1 (“boost” the coupon to $2/1) per website $1/1  = as low as FREE!

Tasty Bite Vegetables 10 oz., assorted varieties – $2.50, $2/3 or $1/1, $1.25 or $2/1 (“boost” the coupon to $2/1) per website$1/1  = as low as $0.50 (reg $3.49)

Enjoy Life GF Milk Chocolate Bar or Rice Milk Crunch Bar 1.12 oz. – $1.50, $1/1 = $0.50 

Enjoy Life Sea Salt Lentil Chips 4 oz. – $2.69, $1/1 = $1.69

Florida Crystals OG Natural Sugar 32 oz. – $3.50 or OG Brown Sugar 24 oz. – $3, $0.55/1 or $0.55/1 = $2.95-$2.45

Glee Gum 16 ct., assorted varieties, including sugar free – $0.89, B2G1
$0.50/1 Sugar Free  = $0.39 for sugar free varieties w/ $0.50/1 (reg $1.19)

Harvest Bay Coconut Water 8.45 fl. oz., assorted varieties  – $1.29, $1/1 = $0.29

Harvest Bay OG Coconut Water including Iced Coffee variety 11.4 fl. oz. – $2, $1/1 = $1

Knudsen Juices 32 fl. oz. – $3-$3.50, $0.75/1 = $2.25-$2.75

Mediterranean Snacks Lentil Cracker w/ Pepper Hummus 3.6 oz. – $2.59, additional varieties – $3, $1/1 = $1.59-$2 (reg $3.49)

Pirate’s Booty Mac & Cheese White Cheddar & Anchors or Mild Cheddar 6 oz. – $1.50, $0.75/1 = $0.75

Seeds of Change OG Quinoa & Brown Rice or OG Brown Basmati Rice 8.5 oz. – $2.79, $1.50/2 = $2.03 each (reg $3.49)

Seeds of Change Simmer  Sauces 12 oz. – $3.49, $1.50/2 = $2.74 (reg $4.49)

Wholesome Sweeteners OG Milled Unrefined Sugar 16 oz. – $2.99, $1/1 = $1.99

Wholesome Sweeteners OG Blackstrap Molasses 32 fl. oz. – $4.79, $1/1 = $3.79 (reg $6.29)

Woodstock OG Jellied or Whole Cranberry Sauce – $2.50, $1/1 = $1.50 (reg $4.49)

Farmers Market Organic Canned Pumpkin Puree 15 oz. - $1.50 (reg $3.29)

Farmers Market Organic Canned Butternut Squash 15 oz. - $1.50 (reg $3.29)

BABY & TODDLER

Happy Baby OG Baby Food 3.5 oz. – $1.33, $1/2 = $0.83 each (reg $1.69)

Happy Baby Puffs – $2.50, $1/2 = $2 each (reg $3.99)

Happy Tot Yogurt Pouches 4.22 oz. – $1.50, $1/2 = $1 each (reg $2.49)

Plum Organics OG Baby Food 3-4 oz.- $1.50-$2, B1G1 = $0.75-$1 each (reg $2.19-$2.49)

Plum Organics Stage 2 Yogurt Pouches 3.5 oz. – $1.50, $0.50/1  = $1 (reg $3.19)

FROZEN

Appplegate Farms American Cheese Slices 8 oz. – $3.19, use $0.75/1 = $2.44 (reg $4.99)

Dr. Praegger’s Veggie Burgers 10-11 oz. – $3.39, $1/1$1/1 or $1/1 = $2.39 (reg $4.29)

Evol Fire Grilled Steak Bowl, Chicken Enchilada Bowl, Bean & Cheese Enchilada or Teriyaki Chicken Bowls 9 oz. – $3.69, $1.50 off any One Evol Single Serve Meal = $2.19 ($4.79 reg price)

Food For Life Brown Rice Tortillas 12 oz. – $2.89, $1/2 = $2.39 each (reg $4.19)

Glutenfreeda GF Pocket Sandwiches, assorted varieties 4.5 oz. – $3, $1/1 = $2 (reg  $3.69)

Glutenfreeda GF Sausage, Pesto or Three Cheese Pizza Wrap 4.5 oz. – $2.59, $1/1 = $1.59 (reg $3.19)

Rudi’s Organic Bakery Multigrain Hot Dog Buns 8 oz. or Multigrain Hamburger Buns 10.4 oz. – $4.49
$0.75 off any one Rudi’s Organic Bakery Product = $3.74

Rudi’s Organic Bakery GF Cinnamon Raisin Bread 18 oz. – $4.99, $0.75 off any one Rudi’s Organic Bakery Product = $4.24

Wholly Wholesome Gluten Free Pie Shells – $3

Wholly Wholesome Organic Pie Dough 16 oz. – $3.25

Saffron Road Chicken Tiki Marsala, Chicken Biryani or Lamb Saag 11 oz. – $3.99. $1/1  or $1/1  = $2.99 (reg $5.29)

Woodstock OG Corn, Peas, Green Beans or Spinach 10 oz. – $2.29, $1/1 = $1.29 (reg $2.79)

Woodstock Sliced Okra or White Sweet Corn 10 oz. – $2.19, $1/1 = $1.19 (reg $2.69)

Woodstock Brussels Sprouts, Chopped Kale or Chopped Collard Greens 10 oz. – $2, $1/1 = $1 (reg $2.49)

Woodstock OG Strawberries or Raspberries – $4.19, $1/1 = $3.19

REFRIGERATED

Silk Almond Milk 1/2 gallon – $3.49, $1/1 or 1/1  = $2.49

Food For Life Sprouted Corn Tortillas 10 oz. – $2.59, $1/2 = $2.09 each

Good Belly Blueberry Probiotic 32 fl. oz. – $2.99, $1/1 or $1/1 = $1.99 (reg $3.79)

Noosa Yogurt 8 oz. – $2, $0.55/1 = $1.45

Creamery Grass Fed Yogurt – $0.79

Rudi’s Organic Bakery OG GL Plain or Spinach Tortillas 9 oz. – $4.69, $0.75 off any one Rudi’s Organic Bakery Product = $3.94

Tufurky Beer Brats or Sweet Italian Sausage 14 oz. – $3.69 or Andouille Style Sausage 14 oz. – $3.99, $0.75/1 (coupon will automatically come to your email) = $2.95-$3.24

Woodstock OG Firm or Extra Firm Tofu 14 oz. – $2, $1/1 = $1

TOILETRIES & HOUSEHOLD

Seventh Generation Dish Liquid 25 fl. oz. – $2.99

$1.00 off ONE Seventh Generation Dish Liquid = $1.99 (reg $3.69)

Seventh Generation Laundry Detergent 100 fl. oz. – $12.49, $2.00 off ONE Seventh Generation Laundry Liquid
$2/1 = $10.49

Seventh Generation Laundry Detergent 50 fl. oz. – $7.79, $2.00 off ONE Seventh Generation Laundry Liquid
$2/1 = $5.79

Seventh Generation Fabric Softener Sheets 80 ct. – $4.79, $2/1 = $2.79

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Roasted Vegetable Quinoa Salad by Christen in the Kitchen

By Nicole  •  Monday, October 13th, 2014

We’re happy to share this wonderful blog post and recipe by food blogger Christen Gowan , as part of our new blogger partnership to bring you new and delicious content! Check out her blog here.

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I’m always looking for easy, healthy side dishes to go with whatever grilled meat we’re having throughout the summer. It’s a huge bonus too if I can make something ahead of time and just get it out when dinner’s ready to be served.

Also, I’ve been trying to find different ways to make quinoa lately too. It’s super healthy and tastes really good so I’ll be trying to use it a lot more this summer.

I’ve actually made this salad as an orzo pasta salad before (original recipe is from Ina Garten here), but there’s only so much a girl can eat pasta (and coming from me, that’s saying a lot).

So I swapped out the orzo for quinoa to lighten things up a bit. Plus, I left out the garlic and eggplant (Trevor isn’t a huge fan of eggplant) and used some white mushrooms instead. I also added some fresh flat leaf parsley (only because we have a ton of it in our garden right now), and it was a great way to use up a bunch.

I served this salad alongside some pesto grilled shrimp and cut up strawberries for a little something sweet (my dinner is pictured above). It would also go well with beef and chicken (pretty much anything off the grill).

Roasted Vegetable Quinoa Salad

Servings: 8  Difficulty: easy

1 cup uncooked quinoa
1 red bell pepper, chopped
5 large white mushrooms, chopped
1/2 medium-sized zucchini, chopped
1/2 medium-sized summer squash, chopped
1/2 medium-sized Vidalia onion, chopped
15 basil leaves, cut into a chiffonade
1/4 cup flat leaf parsley, minced
1 lemon, juiced
olive oil
salt
pepper
1/2 cup feta cheese
Instructions:

Wash the quinoa and prepare it as the instructions on the package tell you (all of them are somewhat different). My Trader Joe’s brand had me bring to a boil then simmer for about 12 minutes (until the water had all evaporated). Once the quinoa is done, scrape into a large mixing bowl and drizzle with olive oil and allow to cool a bit. Once its cooled even more, add the lemon juice and a little bit of pepper. I don’t add salt at this point because the cheese will add enough of a salty bite to the salad.

While you’re cooking the quinoa, preheat the oven to 425 degrees and cut up the vegetables into 1 inch chunks and place on a cookie sheet lined with foil. They will shrink significantly in the oven so larger pieces are good here. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Roast the vegetables in the oven for about 25 to 30 minutes. Once they’re done, allow them to cool on the cookie sheet for about 15 minutes, then add into the quinoa.

Add the feta cheese, basil and parsley then stir together lightly. Refrigerate until you’re ready to eat and enjoy!

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Healthy Living Market Leads the Fight Against GMO’s

By Nicole  •  Monday, October 13th, 2014

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A few months ago, Vermont was the first state in the country to pass the first GMO labeling law without a trigger clause (a clause that requires a certain number of other states to pass similar laws before taking effect). Healthy Living, along with a group of devoted and forward thinking businesses, led the fight to enact the new law that would give consumers the right to know what’s in the food they buy. Together, we did it, and change is coming.

We’ve long believed that consumers have a right to know what’s in your food. We strongly support mandatory labeling of GMO-derived food. We believe that government-mandated labeling of GMO ingredients would enable shoppers, retailers and manufacturers to make purchasing decisions that reflect their beliefs.

Many products are already labeled ‘GMO free’, but the new law puts the onus on manufacturers producing food with GMO ingredients. We think this is the right move, because it puts the burden on brands and companies that using GMO’s, instead of the brands already doing the right thing.

We are the first grocery store in VT to fight for GMO transparency and we’re proud of it.

GMO FAQ’s

What are GMOs?
Organisms whose genetic make up (DNA) has been altered in a way that does not occur naturally.

Why are GMOs bad?
Crops are currently modified to survive unabated herbicide, fungicide and pesticide treatments and produce their own pesticides, which leads to rampant chemical overuse, gradual pest and weed resistance (known as “super bugs” and “super weeds”), mono-cropping, and lack of plant and seed diversity. GMO seeds are also a patented technology, and farmers who are victim to drift or accidental cross-pollination of GMO seeds into their fields, are subject to expensive patent infringement lawsuits.

Where might I find GMOs?
In North America, over 70% of our packaged foods contain GMOs.

Corn = corn syrup, corn starch.
Soy = hydrolyzed vegetable protein.
Canola = canola oil.
Sugar beets = processed sugar.
Cotton = cottonseed oil.

Various food additives including flavoring agents, nutritional supplementation, thickeners and pH regulators.

Meat and dairy animals as well as farmed fish may eat GMO feed since GMOs are prevalent in the commodity grain market. Animal feed can be a source of GMOs also. If a chicken, cow or pig eats GMO grain, it shows up in the meat they produce, and also:
Milk
Cheese
Meat (chicken, pork, beef)
Eggs
Farmed fish

How can I avoid GMOs?

To avoid GMOs, eat certified organic foods, which by legal definition cannot contain GMOs, and look for the Non-GMO Project Verified label.

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Healthy Living will continue to be a leader in the fight against GMOs. Feel free to reach out to us with questions or comments, we are here to help. Thanks! Eli / Owner / Eli@healthylivingmarket.com

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Healthy Living Grocery Visits Singing Cedars Apiaries

By Grocery Manager  •  Sunday, October 12th, 2014

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Roland Smith with honey still in the comb at Singing Cedars Apiaries

On a sunny September day, Healthy Living Markey & Café visited Singing Cedars Apiaries in beautiful Orwell, Vermont. We met with apiarist Roland Smith to learn more about Singing Cedars and put a face to the name of one of our fantastic local honey vendors.

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Roland with empty ‘Supers’ at Singing Cedars Apiaries

Roland Smith’s knowledge and passion for bees is inspiring! He came to beekeeping with an entrepreneurial spirit and a desire to work close to the land. Roland and his wife, children and grandchildren have been keeping bees since 1971—that’s 43 years of honey wisdom! Today, Singing Cedars manages over 1100 hives at neighboring farms and fields, producing Vermont-made honey that we carry at Healthy Living Market & Café all year round.

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Singing Cedars hives at a neighboring farm

To get from comb to jar, Singing Cedars honey is spun out of the comb in a centrifuge extractor, then heated to a low temperature to facilitate pouring, and strained to remove any leftover pieces of comb and propolis. Singing Cedars honey is “raw”—unpasteurized and unfiltered, with beneficial enzymes and pollen still preserved in the honey.

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Ready for labeling in the Singing Cedars packaging room

Singing Cedars also breeds their own queen bees each year and sells queens and nucleus colonies (the bees you buy to start your own hive) to other local producers and hobby beekeepers.

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The Queen Bee of a Singing Cedars hive

You can find Singing Cedars Apiaries honey on the shelves at Healthy Living Market & Café in the Baking Aisle and in the Bulk Department. We carry prepackaged Singing Cedars Raw Honey in jars from 12 ounces up to 5 lbs in size, and Honey Crème in 16 oz jars. Beeswax from Singing Cedars Apiaries can also be found in our Bulk Department.

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colorful hives at Singing Cedars Apiaries

 

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Maple Wind Farm Spotlight

By Nicole  •  Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

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Layer hens on pasture at Maple Wind Farm

This blog post was written by our friends at Maple Wind Farm of Richmond, VT; you can read more about them and the farm on their website.

Healthy Living is proud to sell Maple Wind Farm chicken, eggs, beef, pork, and organic vegetables. Organic turkeys will also be available in the Meat department by special order this holiday season. Maple Wind chicken is is delivered fresh all summer long;  after Nov 3rd, customers can find our chicken in the frozen section.

Maple Wind Farm, owned and operated by Bruce Hennessey and Beth Whiting since 1999, specializes in producing delicious pasture-raised poultry in addition to 10 acres of organic vegetables, and their herd of 100 grass fed and finished beef and whey fed pork.  The animals on their farm that eat grain get a diet of NON-GMO grain sourced here in Vermont for the chickens, egg layers and pigs. They also produce certified organic turkeys for Thanksgiving. As with our beef, we guarantee that our birds have fresh pasture daily during the growing season, and that they don’t receive any antibiotics, synthetic vitamins, artificial hormones, or appetite enhancers of any kind.

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For the 2014 season we will raise 8000 birds on our farm in Richmond/Bolton. The chicks arrive at the farm within 24 hours of hatching. After 2-4 weeks in our brooder barn, the chicks are put out on pasture in “chicken tractors”, portable pens that are moved daily to fresh grass. Our chickens get a significant portion of their diet from pasture in addition to NON-GMO grain, making for a more delicious meat that is low in saturated fat and high in Omega-3s and CLAs. The rest of their diet consists of specially formulated grains, natural trace minerals and probiotics. Thanks to our USDA poultry processing facility we have fresh birds for purchase weekly during the growing season (June-October).

Layer Hens

Layers are great fertilizers and pest control for our pastures! We now have 2,400 hens laying delicious eggs. Moving our hens to new pasture twice a week makes a huge difference in the taste and quality of our eggs. We feed them a NON-GMO grain in addition to what they get on pasture.

Pigs on Pasture

Pigs are great renovators! They love pasture and love to move the earth with their rototiller like noses! We feed them NON-GMO grain in addition to whey from cheese making at Shelburne Farms. Our Berkshire Tamworth hogs live the good life on our farm, they farrow in huts outside, they enjoy the shade of our hedges and also the open pastures. After a rotation, we harrow and smooth the soil and re-seed.

Enjoy our products! We feel its important for the health of the animals and the soil to allow the animals to enjoy the life of pasture living. We believe the NON-GMO grain is a crucial part of our commitment to a making the right choices for our health and that of the earth.

-Bruce and Beth

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Organic Turkeys from Hidden Camp Farm

By Richie Snyder  •  Monday, October 6th, 2014

In addition to our fine farm-partners in Vermont and New York who raise excellent quality natural turkey, we will once again offer organic turkeys from Hidden Camp Farm, Canajoharie, NY.
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These turkeys are kept indoors on cold nights but are able to forage on organic pasture​s most days.
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Quantities are limited, so place your order early. These amazing turkeys will be on sale for $6.99/lb. Call us at (518) 306 – 4900 and ask for the Butcher Shop.  More information on turkeys: HERE

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