Nutritional Data

According to the US Center for Disease Control, “micronutrients, often referred to as vitamins and minerals, are vital to healthy development, disease prevention, and wellbeing. Though people only need small amounts of micronutrients, consuming the recommended amount is important. Micronutrient deficiencies can have devastating consequences.”1 US RDA Data The RDA or ‘Recommended Dietary Allowance’ is […]

No GMOs. No Toxic Chemicals. No Crap.

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We proudly describe our produce as “No GMOs. No Toxic Chemicals. No Crap.” What does this mean and how does our produce compare to other produce labelled as ‘organic’? OUR POSITION ON GMOS The World Health Organization (WHO) defines genetically modified organisms (GMOs) “as organisms (i.e. plants, animals or microorganisms) in which the genetic material […]

Keeping your Salad Safe

Every year it seems that we see food safety warnings and product recalls for bagged lettuces and other packaged salad crops in the news headlines. Greens can be a source of pesticide, Salmonella, E. coli, and Listeria contamination.   WHY THIS ISSUE ARISES SO OFTEN WITH PRE-CUT GREENS / SALAD MIXES According to the US […]

Food Miles – the Environmental Cost of Imported Salad Greens

For those of us who consider the environmental impact of our shopping decisions, a factor that encourages choosing locally grown produce rather than imported is food miles. With a quick look at Wikipedia, we see food miles defined as “… the distance food is transported from the time of its making until it reaches the […]