Spring is here, and so is our first quarterly newsletter, News in Natural! In this issue you’ll learn about our favorite organic produce distributor, how to start a veggie garden with your produce scraps, how bringing your own bag to LifeSource can help benefit our community, what’s new in the store, and more!
Prepping For Pollen
We love our lush, green valley that can nourish almost any plant we choose to grow in its fertile soil. This time of year, every available inch of ground is sprouting something green that will mature and spread its pollen around. Later in the spring billowing clouds of pollen begin to mount into an itchy, burning, wheezy, sneezy health hazard for a large number of valley dwellers. Thankfully, there are herbal and nutritional support strategies to help allergy sufferers get through these periods of mucous membrane assault. Get ready for allergy season!
These days it seems like everyone is either on, or is contemplating, a special diet to address various health concerns. Learn about some of the most common: Ketogenic Diet, Paleo Diet, Autoimmune Protocol Diet, GAPS Diet, and the Specific Carbohydrate Diet. Is one right for you?
Protecting Oregon Ag
The recently formed Oregon Agricultural Heritage Program offers hope that working lands stay in production while providing conservation benefits. At its core, the new program incentivizes farmers and ranchers to support voluntary practices that are good for agriculture and the state’s natural resources. Read on…
Springtime Asparagus Quiche
There is nothing like fresh local asparagus in the spring. The flavor and bright green color of asparagus wake up my senses and help transition my palette from the heavier, comforting foods of winter to the lighter fare of spring and summer. Read on for the recipe…
How are Organic Imports Verified?
For produce to be sold as certified organic in the United States, no matter where it was grown, it must meet all the requirements of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Organic Program. Knowing the process can foster trust. Find out more…