TGIF… And we have PUMPKINS!

‘Tis the season! We’ve got cute little organic pumpkins in… Perfect not only for seasonal recipes and fresh roasted seed-snacking, but also your autumnal decor! Embrace the fall, it’s officially here. :)

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Staff Pick: Organic Apples!

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It’s apple season! Time to pack ‘em in lunches, make fresh sauce, or even bake a pie… Here’s a lovely shot of Pat and Debbie enjoying some crisp apples back in January 2013. :)

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Juice for the Community Starts Today

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Be sure to stop by our Organic Juice and Smoothie Bar this week and treat yourself to a Lean & Green… Best Shot… Wheatgrass Shot… Hempberry… Peanut Power… You name it!!

5% of ALL proceeds will be donated directly to the amazing local nonprofit 180 Turning Lives Around. Stay tuned to find out when representatives from the organization will be in the store to tell you more about their mission and how to get involved.

Cheers! :)

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Milk & Honey Farm

Today we took a field trip to Milk & Honey Farm in Jackson, NJ, and spoke to farmer Eli Wachman about his beautiful organic veggies! Click through to see our interview, and click here to see a full album of colorful farm photos. :) Continue reading

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Staff Pick: The Republic of Tea

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This week, we chose to put the spotlight on The Republic of Tea. Not only does this company make deliciously decadent teas, but yesterday we realized that it reuses the paper from which its tea bags are cut, to help pad the boxes it sends the teas in! Such a creative, cute, and resourceful way to reduce their carbon footprint! :)

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Juice for the Community: 180

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We are happy to announce that our next Juice for the Community program will be held next week (September 15-21), in support of the Hazlet-based nonprofit 180 Turning Lives Around!

180 is a private non-profit organization dedicated to ending domestic and sexual violence in our community. At 180, they have served individuals and families who have been affected by domestic and sexual violence since 1976. Their caring staff provides immediate and long-term support in assisting clients with the trauma they have experienced, while supporting them in obtaining services and making decisions that will turn their lives around.

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Back to School Recipes: Gourmet Ramen

Ramen noodles. They’re a staple of every penny-pinching first-year college student’s diet, as well as a simple, quick meal for busy families during the school year.

But they don’t have to be eaten straight from the package! To change things up a bit and add a variety of flavor and nutrients, here is a collection of creative recipes that build on the old “just boil it” technique.

(Above: Spicy Ramen “Mac” and Cheese via thespicekitrecipes.com)

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Staff Pick: Bee Free Honey

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Finally! An all-natural, non-GMO, vegan honey alternative that tastes and feels like the real thing!

This week, Bryan presents this sweet treat as his Staff Pick. It’s simply made with organic apple juice concentrate, water, vegan cane sugar, and lemon juice. Perfect for your morning tea! ;)

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Labor Day 2014

We certainly had a great summer on the Jersey Shore this year. Today marks its unofficial closing (as well as the unofficial beginning of autumn), when things start slowing down and cooling off a bit.

Everyone at the Corner hopes you have a beautiful Labor Day and seamless transition into fall, with all its pumpkin-y goodness. ;)

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Rice Bucket Challenge

After the Ice Bucket Challenge took American social media by storm and raised over $90 million for ALS research (as well as a whole lot of awareness for the disease), there have been several different “spin-off” fundraisers.

Our favorite so far is India’s “Rice Bucket Challenge,” in which a person donates a bucket full of cooked or uncooked rice to a friend or community member in need, then nominates a handful of friends to complete the challenge as well. The campaign started this past Friday and it is estimated that about 10,000 pounds of rice has already been donated!

You can follow the progress on the Rice Bucket Challenge Facebook page here. Photo and news source: npr.org

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