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Goodbye, Salt—Hello, Fresh Herbs

11:40 10 September in GreenMarket
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By Paula Detwiller There’s a holiday for almost everything—“More Herbs, Less Salt Day” was last month, on August 29. But there’s still time for you to celebrate, even if you missed it.  Early September is the perfect time to be reminded of why we should consume...

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Don’t Throw It Away…Repurpose It!

12:48 06 September in GreenMarket
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By Paula Detwiller  As kids, we knew instinctively how to reuse things. We filled shoeboxes with small toys, made a Superman cape from Dad’s old T-shirt, and created musical instruments out of used toilet paper rolls. As adults, we’ve learned to reuse plastic grocery bags, twist-ties, and yes—shoeboxes...

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Reusable Bags: Not Just for Groceries Anymore

17:06 10 August in GreenMarket
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By Paula Detwiller If you’re reading this blog, chances are you've already acquired a few reusable grocery bags, and you use them—when you remember to—at the supermarket, the health food store, or the GreenMarket. Well, it’s time to “think outside the box” with your reusable bags. Consider these additional...

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Got Rain? Recycle it!

09:06 16 July in GreenMarket
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By Paula Detwiller Now that the rainy season’s here, have you thought about capturing some of that rainwater and using it around the yard? It’s a great way to conserve tap water while hydrating your plants with heaven-sent moisture. It also reduces storm water runoff, keeping fertilizers, street...

A Perfect Papaya Pick-Me-Up

08:26 28 June in GreenMarket
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By Paula Detwiller Have you tried a papaya lately? This sweet, silky fruit is oh-so-soothing on a hot summer day. Maybe that’s why June is National Papaya Month. It’s the perfect time to celebrate a tropical fruit that’s not only tasty, but also high in Vitamin...

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The “Pink Slime” Debate

10:43 27 April in GreenMarket
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By Paula Detwiller For the last two decades or so, our hamburger meat has been “beefed up” with filler made from ground-up, ammonia-treated beef scraps, sinew and connective tissue.  Formally known as boneless lean beef trimmings (BLBT), the food industry says it’s wholesome, safe and delicious....