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Farmers Market

June 5, 2013

in Local Love

Blueberries
Smit Orchards organic blueberries

The Farmers Market in San Ramon is now going to be opening on Wednesday evenings for those that work during the week and miss out on Thursdays. There is literally nothing better than Farm fresh produce versus the inferior products sold in Supermarkets.

A bit of info from Smit Orchards Blog:

  • Buy organic milk. The commercial dairy industry has a whole chemical system when it comes to agriculture.
  • Buy organic potatoes. These guys grow as a root in the ground and therefore soak up all sorts of pesticides and fungicides into their flesh. These guys have one of the highest pesticide contents of all veggies and fruits. In 2006, a U.S.D.A. test found 81 percent of potatoes tested still contained pesticides after being washed and peeled, says New York Times writer Tara Parker-Pope.
  • Buy organic peanut butter. Peanut farms have a pesky problem with mold and are therefore doused with fungicides. How many peanut butter and jelly sandwiches have you made in your day? There are great health food store options to grind your own organic peanut butter at the store as well. This would be an added treat for those kids who love their PB&J.
  • Buy organic ketchup. Organic ketchup has twice the amount of anti-oxidants in them. That means bye bye free radicals and cancer causing agents.
  • Buy organic apples. These guys are known to be contaminated with pesticides since they can’t prevent the large amount of bug munchers themselves. That means they are sprayed frequently and liberally. Organic apples do not have this problem. Also, do not be alarmed if you organic apple isn’t shiny enough to create a beaming glare. That amount of shininess is NOT natural. That is a wax that the commercial apple industry sprays onto their apples to give them that Snow White apple effect. As with Snow White’s apple problem, shiny does not mean non-poisonous

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san francisco

San Francisco | Photo by Danilo Fermata

I just love the times that I spend the day in the city. There’s always so much to do and see.

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a. Diamond 2 b. Obelisk Terrarium c. Dodecahedron-small d. Cootie Catcher

This shop is in a word, awesome. Who knew Triangles and Obelisks could look so cool? Also everything in this shop is made from recycled window glass so they’re eco friendly to boot. I love any shop willing to give something new life and Meg obviously has the talent to do it.

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Alexis embellished silk blouse


Cassie bib encrusted dress

I love anything eco chic and I love the fact that these designers are local! Their photography as well as their clothing are beyond words and I want everything from this shop. I’m so glad that I stumbled across the designing trio of Angie Kim, Mandalyn Begay, and Maggie Kim last night because I’ll be keeping close watch on any new fabulous pieces that they create.

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Herban Devi

February 22, 2010

in Clothing, Etsy, Local Love

Ok, so I live in Yoga pants when I’m at home and I’m always on the lookout for another pair. I mean, you can never own too many right?


Love Pirate Pants

I stopped in my tracks when I came across these awesome, make your booty look betta’, Love Pirate pants by Herban Devi of Santa Cruz, CA. I love supporting locals and I remember how wonderful that city was when I’d visit my husband at work.

The great thing about these pants are that they are custom made per your measurements so you get a custom fit made just for you. I already spy a couple more things that I want to have from this shop, so stop by and take a look around. This is Indie made at its best.

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