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NatureBox
Feb 2, 2015

NatureBox

 
Eating healthy can be a challenge, especially between meals. When hunger hits, it becomes much more difficult to ignore those high-sugar, high-carb snacks that call your name. The best way to block the siren song of corn chips or donuts? Have a healthy snack on hand when your stomach starts growling. Buying the right foods at the grocery store can be tricky. Not everyone has the time or desire to spend the majority of a shopping trip…
 
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Once Again Nut Butter
Mar 18, 2014

Once Again Nut Butter

 
It was a chance suggestion that brought Once Again Nut Butter to life. Madison, Wisconsin’s Mifflin Street Co-op founders Jeremy Thaler and Constance Potter left the area to head to New York in hopes of starting a distribution center and bakery. One of the items they possessed was a barrel roaster, and after a suggestion that they try making peanut butter with it, they decided to give it a go. This was 1976, long before the many benefits…
 
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Divine Chocolate
Nov 27, 2013

Divine Chocolate

 
Have you seen Divine Chocolate's colorful, eye-catching chocolate bars? Or bitten into their rich, creamy flavors, ranging from Dark to Mint to Toffee? If so, then you may not have realized that the chocolate you ate was doing good for the farmers who supplied the cocoa, and the planet itself, too! How is this possible? It's because Divine Chocolate founded their chocolate company with both the Earth and their "farmer owners" in mind, along with the premium chocolate…
 
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Sanani Coffee Company
May 25, 2013

Sanani Coffee Company

 
Is there any better way to start your day off then with having the time to relax and enjoy a great cup of coffee? It’s that one coffee that you look forward to getting up in the morning for: a fragrant, rich aroma, a full and lively taste, the one that brings your mind and your senses to life for the day. The Sanani Coffee Company knows that coffee drinkers are very particular about their preferred coffee, and…
 
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Zhena's Gypsy Tea
Mar 16, 2013

Zhena's Gypsy Tea

 
Sometimes life's most difficult moments can also bring life's greatest successes. This was certainly true for Zhena Muzyka back in 2000 when she was a new mother attempting to care for a son born with a severe birth defect. Instead of feeling defeated, Zhena brainstormed ways she could make enough money to keep up with her son Sage's rising medical care costs, as she had no health insurance at the time. With a small bit of seed money…
 
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Benziger Family Winery
Dec 22, 2012

Benziger Family Winery

 
What makes a great wine? Is it the grapes? The love and care that goes into creating the wine? The aging of the wine? Every winery and vineyard has their own ideas about what makes a wine great, and Benziger Family Winery is no different. However, this winery puts as much thought and care into crafting their wine as they do tending their farm and their business, making sure the product and the process are as green and…
 
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Sambazon
Oct 21, 2012

Sambazon

 
Is it possible to save Brazil's Amazon rainforest? “Changemakers” Ryan and Jeremy Black, founders of Sambazon, made it their mission to try after a vacation to Brazil in 2000. After trying the country's famed acai berries, the two men immediately started hatching a plan to found a company that would introduce the amazing fruit to the world, turn a profit, and save the rainforest. Were these goals too big? Not to Ryan and Jeremy, who stuck to their…
 
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Higher Ground Roasters
Jul 19, 2012

Higher Ground Roasters

 
Coffee lovers are a loyal bunch. When they find their perfect brew, their perfect cup of joe, they will go out of their way to make sure that favorite roast is in their cup every time. Now, thanks to Higher Ground Roasters, coffee aficionados can have their perfect cup while knowing their brew is hand roasted, environmentally friendly and sustainable. It’s not often that the company that supplies one of your guilty plasures is also highly committed to…
 
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Black River Caviar
Apr 23, 2012

Black River Caviar

 
Caviar is one of the most exclusive luxury foods in existence. Whether you are a connoisseur of caviar or a curious newcomer to this delicacy, it helps to know where the caviar you are eating came from and that the methods used to produce the caviar were both legal and ethical. For not all caviar, nor all caviar producers, are made equal. That is why Black River Caviar, a caviar distributor based in Colorado, with farm-raised sturgeon raised organically…
 
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New Belgium Brewing Company
Jan 28, 2012

New Belgium Brewing Company

 
New Belgium Brewing Company cares about the environment almost as much as they care about brewing rich, authentic Belgian beer. The company is showing that a brewery can remain focused on producing highly acclaimed beer while also finding ways to incorporate innovative green practices into their business and help support others who want to become sustainable. The best part is they do all of this while maintaining a joyful attitude and sense of fun. This comes through in their…
 
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Numi Teas
Nov 3, 2011

Numi Teas

 
Studies abound touting the heath benefits of drinking tea. From beneficial antioxidants to disease prevention powers, tea is the healthy, comforting drink of choice for many. But how do you choose between all the teas on the market today? And are all teas made equal? Even healthy drinks need careful label reading to determine what is actually contained in the product. Some teas, although marketed as all natural, actually contain flavoring, fragrances, oils and a tea dust that requires…
 
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Theo Chocolate
Aug 31, 2011

Theo Chocolate

 
Is there anything better than chocolate? If you are a die-hard chocolate lover, you might think there isn’t anything better than a rich, creamy bite of chocolate. But how about if that rich, creamy, organic, all natural bite of chocolate is made by a company whose intent is “to change the way the cocoa industry does business” for the betterment of the world? This is the passion and mission of the people at Theo Chocolate, the first and only…
 
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VeeV
Sep 30, 2010

VeeV

 
Gaining a reputation as the latest super-food, Açai berries are becoming a popular ingredient around the world, with devotees including Oprah, supermodel Gisele Bündchen, musician Sting and pro-surfer Kelly Slater.  These dark purple berries contain over 50% more antioxidants than other better known berries.  A well kept secret of the Brazilian Amazon Rainforest, the Açai berry has been catapulted into the limelight.  The Açai berries are now influencing the palates of the most discerning of consumers.  Fusing Açai berries…
 
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The System of Rice Intensification (SRI)
May 27, 2010

The System of Rice Intensification (SRI)

 
  Rice is an essential part of cuisine in many countries – especially when it comes to preparing an array of international dishes. As you settle into the latest green restaurant or want to embrace a more ecologically sound method of cooking, consider an approach that has taken more than 30 years to cultivate. The System of Rice Intensification (SRI) involves methods that alter the way rice is typically grown. In the end, you…
 
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Monin Gourmet Flavorings
Mar 16, 2010

Monin Gourmet Flavorings

 
Little luxuries are some of the most important – whether it’s stirring rich and delicious Hazelnut-flavored syrup into your morning coffee or adding a white chocolate sauce to your favorite sinful desert.  Monin Gourmet Flavorings provides a whole line of these little luxuries that will make a difference at family dinners, coffee or tea time, or for special occasions. About the Products: Monin is probably most famous for their line of syrups – more than 100…
 
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GoodOnYa
Feb 12, 2010

GoodOnYa

 
For the healthy shopper looking for a satisfying boost in nutrition, you might want to take a look into the GoodOnYa selection of organic nutrition bars. With the motto, "Every Ingredient Matters," each organic ingredient serves a nutritional purpose. To boot, the company sends out their tasty morsels of goodness in cutting-edge green packaging.  In the end, you wind up munching on a combination protein, fiber, energy snack bar that essentially creates the ultimate nutrition…
 
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Home-Brewed Organic Beer
Mar 16, 2009

Home-Brewed Organic Beer

 
Today, there are over 3 million Americans who buy organic food for both health and environmental reasons. If you are one of those consumers and you enjoy a cold beer, you already have several reasons to try your hand at organic brewing. Organic beer is rapidly escalating in popularity and has been increasingly noted as award-winning in home brewing contests sanctioned by the American Homebrewer’s Association. If you find yourself near San Fransisco, CA on June 18 - 20,…
 
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Babycakes NYC offers Nationwide Delivery
Jan 25, 2009

Babycakes NYC offers Nationwide Delivery

 
Valentine’s Day isn’t Valentine’s Day unless you get something sweet, scrumptious and delicious from your ‘someone special.’ Unfortunately, this can leave health-conscious and allergy-prone individuals feeling a bit disconnected. If you’re searching for mouth-watering and tasty yet healthy treats for the ones you love on Valentine’s Day, BabyCakes NYC has exactly what you need! BabyCakes NYC features desserts that are:- Gluten and Wheat Free- Casein Free- Refined Sugar Free- Soy Free- Egg Free- Vegan - KosherWhile most of BabyCakes…
 
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Organic Champagne: Celebrate with Sustainable Delight
Dec 29, 2008

Organic Champagne: Celebrate with Sustainable Delight

 
With the celebratory twist of a cork, popping open a bottle of champagne has become a timeless symbol for romance, weddings, Valentine’s Day, job promotions, and bringing in the New Year. However, before the ingenious notion of organic champagne took flight, the true intensity of distinct flavors and enchanting hints of fruit were often diminished. Today, organic vintners cultivate liquid masterpieces free of pesticides and extra sulphite, which allows the natural essence of champagne to captivate. Organic ChampagneGrapes cultivated…
 
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Make your New Years Extra Special with Tsar Nicoulai Caviar
Dec 26, 2008

Make your New Years Extra Special with Tsar Nicoulai Caviar

 
If you’re looking to make your holidays a little more special, then you should definitely add some Tsar Nicoulai American caviar to your shopping list.San Francisco-based Tsar Nicoulai is recognized as a leader in sustainable sturgeon production around the world, according to spokeswoman Alicia Engstrom. The company’s proprietary tank-farming techniques have significantly reduced the threat to declining wild stocks, while its use of water from its own natural aquifers and unique recycling programs have made the company truly earth-friendly,…
 
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Nudo Olive Oil
Nov 2, 2008

Nudo Olive Oil

 
When it comes to green luxury foods, locale is a big deal. Connoisseurs know that just as wines produced in regions like Bordeaux or Burgundy each have their own unique characters, olive oils are also distinctive products of their environments. While it’s easy enough to compare, for example, a Tuscan and a Sicilian olive oil, the Nudo Company takes this concept one step further by intimately acquainting customers with its individual groves in the foothills of the Italian Sibillini…
 
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360 Vodka: Eco-Luxury Vodka
Nov 1, 2008

360 Vodka: Eco-Luxury Vodka

 
Weston, MO’s McCormick Distilling is now offering Vodka 360, their entry into the burgeoning eco-friendly luxury spirits market. McCormick says that Vodka 360 is the “world’s first Eco-Luxury vodka.” What makes this vodka so green? The answer: everything. From 360’s energy-efficient distillation process that saves 200% more energy than tradition distillation systems, to their recycled packaging, to their reusable bottle stoppers (send them back in the postage-paid envelopes and they’ll make a $1 donation to an environmental organization), 360 Vodka…
 
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