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The Farm

Their idealism gave rise to the local and organic food movement.

Grandma Had Better Tomatoes

Research is showing that many vegetables are losing significant amounts of a number of nutrients.

What Does Record Drought In The Golden State Mean For Organic Food In The U.S.?

The most severe drought in California’s recorded history is raising questions about its impact upon the nation’s food supply and production.

Organic Egg Report And Scorecard

The Cornucopia Institute’s report, Scrambled Eggs: Separating Factory Farm Egg Production from Authentic Organic Agriculture, will empower consumers and wholesale buyers who want to invest their food dollars to protect hard-working family farmers that are in danger of being forced off the land by a landslide of eggs from factory farms.

Just One Daily Dose Of Walnuts Does All Of This

In addition to a valuable source of nutrients including omega-3 fats, copper, manganese and many others, walnuts have incredible health benefits including prevention of cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome and even diabetes.

Kikkoman Ends Animal Tests!

Following a vigorous PETA campaign that included more than 100,000 protest e-mails, countless critical social media posts, scathing media stories, and phone call blitzes to the company’s U.S. offices, Kikkoman—the most popular soy sauce company in the U.S. and Japan—ended its long-standing practice of experimenting on animals.

Carson's Crackers: The ExSEEDingly Good Snack Your Family Will Love

Seed crackers make a wholesome snack with a delightful crunch and a nutritional punch. In this recipe, combine sesame and flax seeds with farm-fresh eggs and spices.

Eating Right Means More Than The Right Foods

What does it mean to eat right? One thing is indisputable: everyone has to eat something in order to live. We also know that no one lives forever. Somewhere between eating nothing and eating poison is healthy eating.

Is Your Favorite Soy Sauce Torturing Animals?

Just when you thought being vegan meant not causing any harm to animals because of your diet, PETA comes out and turns your world upside down claiming your beloved soy sauce actually came to exist at the cost of many animal lives.

The Chocolates You Love So Much, Come With A Harsh Price – Child Slave Labor

A class action lawsuit filed late last month against Nestle, Hershey, and Mars, by three California residents, alleges that the companies are guilty of false advertising for deceiving customers into unwittingly supporting child slave labor, by failing to disclose the use of child slavery in the creation of their chocolate products.

Sugar Isn’t Just Empty, Fattening Calories – It’s Making Us Sick

Children are manifesting increased rates of adult diseases like hypertension or high triglycerides. And they are getting diseases that used to be unheard of in children, like Type 2 diabetes and fatty liver disease. So why is this happening?

The Four Most Important Foods To Buy Organic

One of the strongest selling points for eating organic food is the fact that doing so can significantly lower your exposure to pesticides and other harmful chemicals used in conventional agriculture.

5 Juice Recipes For Depression

You can ease the severity and elevate your mood and energy levels with delicious juices. Consumption of vitamin-rich foods, especially fruits and vegetables, have the ability to boost energy, and with the increased energy, your mood improves as well. Keep reading and find out which juices can beat depression...

Up 72 Percent From Just Six Years Ago, Organic Farm Sales Soar

Americans are increasingly hungry for naturally-grown and healthier foods and, according to a new USDA statistics, sales of the organic farms in the U.S. skyrocketed in 2014 with consumer spending up 72 percent since 2008.

Consumer Reports Finds 100% Of Ground Beef Samples Contaminated With Fecal Bacteria

Conventional ground beef is three times more likely to contain superbugs than grass-fed beef.

Massachusetts Update: Public Hearing For GMO Labeling September 22

Join OCA and MA Right to Know GMOs at a public hearing for H. 3242 on Tuesday, September 22 at the State House in Boston!

How To Grow Oyster Mushrooms At Home (And Get Plenty Of Flavor And Protein For Free)

You don't need a garden to grow mushrooms—any cool, shady space will do, even a cupboard or dark corner.

Are Schools Teaching Our Children To Waste Food?

Food waste carries massive environmental, social and economic costs — so much that you’d think one of the first lessons we’d want to pass along to our kids would be the old saw, “Take what you want, but eat what you take.”

Meet the Nation's First School District to Serve 100% Organic Meals

This program successfully disrupts the cycle of unhealthy, pre-packaged, heat and serve meals that dominate school kitchens.

The Feng Shui of Food

Feng shui and food correspond in many practical and essential ways, just like feng shui and money or feng shui and love.

Awaken Your Intuitive Relationship to Food

In today’s food-obsessed culture we’re inundated with people talking about the benefits of going vegan, eating gluten-free, removing sugar from our diets and more. While all these choices might be excellent health options, oftentimes they’re presented in the form of “guilt marketing.”

Healthy Eating: Roasties and Sea Salt

Roasties are so simple and delicious that they are regulars at my table. I serve them as side dishes, taco fillings, and even savory breakfasts in place of home fries. They’re a great accompaniment to non-vegetarian meals to encourage your family to eat more vegetables.

Never Too Late To Change The World: Why I Became Vegetarian At Age 86

Born in 1924 into a Jewish immigrant household in Brooklyn, I was raised on chicken soup, meatloaf, pot roast, gefilte fish, hamburgers, hot dogs, and steak. I loved them all, never questioning what the source of my food was.

Dignity, Democracy And Food: An Interview With Frances Moore Lappè

Somewhere between that hope and realism, Lappè exudes a passionate dedication to the idea that food is about more than filling stomachs sustainably – as she explains, it’s also about community, democracy, and human dignity.

New England Journal Of Medicine Article Calls For GMO Labels On Foods

A Perspective article published in the New England Journal of Medicine calls for the labeling of genetically modified foods. "We believe the time has come to revisit the United States' reluctance to label GM foods," writes Dr. Philip J. Landrigan...

5 Anti-Disease Properties Of Essential Spices In Your Diet

Small changes in our diet can help reduce risks of common lifestyle diseases. In the west, we are unaccustomed to include a lot of spices in our food, but here's why it is advisable that we start doing that.

8 Reasons Apple Cider Vinegar Is One Of The Most Powerful Health Tonics In Your Kitchen

The question is not what Apple Cider Vinegar can do, but what can't it do. As a folk remedy, it has been credited with curing everything from the flu to warts or sunburn to dandruff...

Urban Farming Is Booming In The US, But What Does It Really Yield?

Young farmers are, in increasing numbers, planting market gardens in cities, and “local” produce now fills grocery shelves across the US, from Walmart to Whole Foods, and is promoted in more than 150 nations around the world.

Dark Day in DC

By voting for the DARK Act, politicians voted against truth and transparency, against science, against the more than century-old right of states to legislate on matters relating to food safety and labeling.

Seed Libraries Fight for the Right to Share

State crackdowns heighten interest in this alternative to conglomerate farming...
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February 19, 2019

Excitement and motivation are intense. As the Sun dives more deeply into Pisces, the visionary Sign of the Fishes, the Moon gets busy. Luna starts the day in regal Leo. By late morning she’s in diligent Virgo and exactly Full. Mental Mercury is conjunct…
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February 2019

Celebrating The Love And Valentine’s Week! Come detox, relax and get your romance or couples readings while you recharge in our sanctuary! We have a fun line up of readers and healers...

Cost: 3 service special - $60, single service- $25

Where:
The Healing Power of Flowers - Heaven and Earth
68 Stiles Rd
Unit A
Salem, NH  03079
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Sponsor: The Healing Power of Flowers - Heaven and Earth
Telephone: 603-275-7688
Contact Name: Stacey Smith
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Our outer world is a reflection of what lies within our collective inner worlds. By directing our thoughts in specific, positive ways, we have the potential to guide the world towards becoming a...

Cost: Free

Where:
Inner Space Meditation Center & Gallery
1110 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA  02138
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Telephone: 617-547-1110
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Three weekly workshops with Ayal will be offered on February 10, 17, 24 from 10:30 to 11:30am In this meeting, we will talk about sleep and remind or teach simple techniques for an easier...

Cost: $20

Where:
Sohum Yoga and Meditation Studio
30 Lyman Street, Suite 108B
Westborough shopping center
Westborough, MA  01581
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Sponsor: www.SOHUM.org
Telephone: 508-329-3338
Contact Name: Ritu Kapur
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MBSR: Mindful Based Stress Reduction Learn how to tap into your inner well of strength, peace, and ease. Mindfulness, as taught in the MBSR program, is recognized worldwide as the gold...

Cost: Free

Where:
Enlightened Interventions
25 Union St.
Worcester, MA  01608
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Sponsor: The Center for Resilient Living
Telephone: 508-556-7022
Contact Name: Ginny Wholley
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Wednesday, February 20th–Saturday, February 23rd 9am-3pm each day Experience transformation guided by Mother Mary. Through Divine vibration, you will be aligned for quicker healing and...

Cost: $500

Where:
, MA


Sponsor: The LoveLight Center
Telephone: (207) 216-9584
Contact Name: Cheryl Banfield

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Discover how you can release tight muscles and improve range of motion in locked joints in a weekly ESSENTRICS stretch classes led by Raindrop Fisher, certified Essentrics instructor. Raindrop is a...

Cost: $10 drop-in / $100 for 12 classes

Where:
Village at Waterman Lake
Function Room - Chalet Bldg
715 Putnam Pike
Greenville, RI  02828
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Sponsor: Healthier Fit Lifestyle
Telephone: 401-678-0950
Contact Name: Raindrop Fisher
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ESSENTRICS with Raindrop is a dynamic, one-hour, slow-movement stretch and strengthening class that uses all the muscles of the body to liberate stiff joints and rebalancing the body so that you...

Cost: $5 donation

Where:
Pascoag Public Library
57 Church Street
Pascoag, RI  02859
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Sponsor: Healthier Fit Lifestyle
Telephone: 401-678-0950
Contact Name: Raindrop Fisher
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This 8 week series in Tai Chi will provide you with everything you need to get started in a personal Tai Chi practice. Just for Beginners—there is no expectation, and no pressure in...

Cost: $137 for 8 weeks

Where:
Spiral Path Connections
218 Boston Street
Unit 104
Topsfield, MA  01983
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Sponsor: The Spiral Path
Telephone: 978-314-4264
Contact Name: Johanna Hattendorf
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With Sherri Snyder-Roche. This yoga workshop will explore self-compassion, self-love and pushing through discomfort to help your recovery process. Recovery from divorce, eating disorders,...

Cost: $95 for 6 weeks or $17 drop in

Where:
State of Grace Yoga and Wellness Center
104 E. Hartford Avenue, Unit A
Uxbridge, MA  01569
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Telephone: 508-278-2818
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“Master your breath, let the self be in bliss, contemplate on the sublime within you.” —Krishnamacharya Join us for an evening of deep exploration and transformation using the...

Cost: $30 (some hardship rates available)

Where:
Spontaneous Celebrations
45 Danforth Street
Jamaica Plain, MA  02130
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Telephone: 617-233-6410
Contact Name: Allen Howell, M.Ed.LMHC
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Great readings at a great rate - only $20 for 15 minutes. Join us for a great day with lots of specials too! Featuring Amit’s Tibetan Singing Bowls and Silver Jewelry Sale!...

Cost: $20 for a 15 minute reading

Where:
Circles of Wisdom
386 Merrimack Street
Suite 1-A
Methuen, MA  01844
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Sponsor: Circles of Wisdom
Telephone: 978-474-8010
Contact Name: Cathy Kneeland
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This workshop will be a wonderful and interactive experience for parents and their child. You will:  1. Learn the importance of developing focus through basic mindfulness exercises....

Cost: $40

Where:
Sohum Yoga and Meditation Studio
30 Lyman Street, Suite 108B
Westborough shopping center
Westborough, MA  01581
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Sponsor: www.SOHUM.org
Telephone: 508-329-3338
Contact Name: Ritu Kapur
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Join us as we herald in the month of love with the archangels! It will be an evening of healing and soul replenishment. Our event will open with a brief message of love and support from the...

Cost: $40

Where:
private office
North Andover, MA  01845


Sponsor: Diana Harris
Telephone: 978-973-6637
Contact Name: Diana Harris
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6 Saturdays 10am–11:30am February 23–March 30, 2019 Taijiquan (Tai Chi ) is a healing martial art, using breath and movement together to strengthen the body and quiet...

Cost: $120

Where:
Metta Wellness
679 Pleasant Street
Paxton, MA  01612
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Sponsor: Metta Wellness
Telephone: 774-245-5487
Contact Name: Rick Rocha
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