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“Eat Organically, Buy Locally”: Wisdom Wednesday at Sturgeon Bay YMCA

POSTED ON April 1st  - POSTED IN All, Healthy Alternatives

Do you value your nutritional health and well being and prioritize eating local grown food?

Eat LocalLearn tips and tricks that will make this priority a reality for you and your family at the Sturgeon Bay YMCA on Wednesday, April 3 at 9:50am. As part of the Door County YMCA Wisdom Wednesday program, Meg Goettelman (Steep Creek Farm), Jonathon Orrick (Narrow Gate Farm), and Cassie Hitzman (Authentic Feather Farm) will give a FREE hour-long presentation: “Eat Organically, Buy Locally” at the Y (1900 Michigan Street, Sturgeon Bay) from 9:50-10:50.

Topics include:

  • Local foods: The Why and How
  • Local Foods supports health in our bodies, families and communities
  • Where are local foods available in our community and how and why to use them.

This opportunity is open to everyone in the community FREE of charge. Walk-is welcome, or preregister by calling the Y at 920-743-4949. Light snacks and coffee will be served. For more information, please contact Madelyn DePrey at the Strugeon Bay Y: mdeprey@doorcountyymca.org

Greens N Grains Deli Easter Hours

POSTED ON March 27th  - POSTED IN Healthy Alternatives

Need to get your fix of organically grown products and healthy food over Easter? Have no fear! Greens N Grains Deli will be open 10am-4pm on Easter Sunday.

greens-n-grains-250They will have two homemade soups freshly made up, their famous roma panninis, organic fair trade coffee, fresh pressed veggie juices, real fruit smoothies and much more. Stop in for your healthy food and skip the salty ham and scalloped potatoes that you know you will regret come Monday morning.

Seasons Greetings from Greens N Grains Natural Foods and Cafe

POSTED ON January 14th  - POSTED IN Healthy Alternatives

Happy New Year! from the staff at Greens N Grains & Junction Center. We hope that 2013 brings you the best of health, peace of mind and prosperity!

The Greens N Grains crew has been very busy this past year including many changes in the cafe. We welcome a couple of new wonderful staffers – Laura Ingrouille in the cafe and Amanda Berby on the grocery side. The popularity of our new espresso machine, added in April, proves that people really do love coffee! We serve organic, Fair Trade coffee varieties from Alterra and use all organic Wisconsin milk, as well as non-dairy options. The grocery now features Wisconsin bison, Waseda Farms beef, lots of new gluten-free products. Our pet department is growing rapidly with many raw pet foods as well as a large selection of other healthy pet foods, treats and supplements.

This year we enjoyed working with a new farmer at Junction Center- Todd Hebal is new to the county but not to growing and he did an amazing job, stepping into Carmon’s very large “shoes.” Todd grows all the produce for Greens N Grains, sells at 3 farmer’s markets and provides our greens to numerous local restaurants. We added bees this summer and had quite an adventure with them as one of our hives swarmed 3 times!

Greens N Grains Cafe’s Off Season Specials & Events

Mondays from 1 – 3 pm Join local artists and wanna-be artists for Art and Conversation. Bring a sketchbook, poetry or a journal and a few supplies to join in the fun – nothing too messy and no experience needed. Free!

Every other Thursday we feature Dinner & a Movie, serving at 6 pm and screening at 7 pm.

 

Greens N Grains Natural & Organic Foods
Click for the Greens N Grains January Specials Flyer
The February Flyer has sales on many varieties of Valentine’s Day chocolates, Amy’s Organic Soups, Good Belly Probiotics, vitamins, body products and many more favorites.

Greens N Grains Natural Foods’ January and February Price Specials flyers are available in PDF format. The food store is open daily from 10 am – 5 pm. The Cafe serves delicious food daily from 10 am – 4 pm all winter with a collection of daily specials.

NBC TV-26 Features Kathy Navis on Factory Farms, Eggs and Food Safety

POSTED ON September 2nd  - POSTED IN Healthy Alternatives

Recalls of more than one half billion eggs brings NBC 26 to Greens N Grains in Egg Harbor to find out what local consumers are buying.

Kathy Navis tells viewers she has seen more people looking for eggs produced in Northeast Wisconsin, especially in Door County where chicken farmers have hundreds of chickens, instead of hundreds of thousands. She says, “we’ve seen about a 25 to 50 percent increase in egg sales.”

The Organic Consumers Association provides the following things we can to do to get moving in the right direction:

1. Congress should exempt small-scale, direct-to-consumer, local, pasture-based, and organic farmers and food processors from inappropriate food safety regulations. Support Tester-Hagan amendments to Senate Bill 510.

Take Action

2. Consumers should swear off factory-farmed animal products and eat vegetarian when pasture-raised organic isn’t available. We also need to press the USDA to require pasture for organic chickens, as it has for cows.

Take Action

3. Regulators should phase-out the worst factory farming practices. To address salmonella, we can start by banning battery cages. The USDA organic standards ban battery cages. Michigan and California are the first states to pass phase-out laws. Banning battery cages can cut the risk of salmonella contamination in half.

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4. Localities should lift restrictions on residents raising chickens in their backyards.

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Journal Sentinel reporter Nancy Stohs writes about “An Artist’s Food for the Soul”

POSTED ON February 19th  - POSTED IN Healthy Alternatives

In an article entitled, “Cookbooks from around the area are worth a taste,” Journal Sentinel reporter Nancy Stohs writes about “An Artist’s Food for the Soul,” Edgewood Orchard’s Benefit Cookbook for Sale at Hardy Gallery.

She says, “The recipes themselves, contributed by the galleries’ artists, staff, family and friends, inspire double-takes. Consider Red Curry with a Touch of Sweet, Steamed Persimmon Pudding and Sauce, Pear Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette, Lemony Couscous with Scallions and Chickpeas.”

“Fresh” a Raw and Natural Foods Deli, Organic Juice and Smoothie Bar Opens Saturday at Greens ‘n Grains in Egg Harbor, June 27

POSTED ON June 24th  - POSTED IN Healthy Alternatives, News

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The healthy options have expanded at Greens N Grains Natural Food Store (GNG) in downtown Egg Harbor. Having completed a graceful and complimentary 1000 sq. ft. expansion into the adjacent storefront space, the new “Fresh” Deli is undergoing a gentle opening on Saturday, June 27 with a grand opening to follow.

The “Fresh” vegetarian and raw food deli and juice bar will be open daily from 7 am to 5 pm. Cindy Knigge, who some healthy food lovers may remember from her work at the former Singing Bowl in Ephraim, is taking on the role of “un-cook,” placing a strong emphasis on her love of raw food cuisine.

“We’re focused on raw food and natural foods, whole foods, nutrient dense, whole grain, organic, vegan and gluten-free foods,” Cindy explains.

“Fresh” serves a variety of pressed-to-order organic veggie juices and fruit smoothies as well as a wide variety of raw and natural food main courses including pastas, lasagnas, sandwiches, Panini’s, wraps, a soup of the day, salads, baked goods and desserts. Coming attractions include a tea bar and organic coffees.

Greens N Grains is Door County’s only full service natural food store, offering a complete line of groceries including bulk nuts and grains, spices, organic coffees and teas, healthy pet foods as well as a full selection of cleaning products which are environmentally friendly. GNG has a broad array of supplements and herbs, protein powders and other nutritional products to help the consumer take control of their own health. The store is very pleased to offer many locally grown and manufactured products including as much local produce as possible, eggs, beef, chicken and even local yak burgers.

Greens N Grains is open daily from 10 am – 6 pm Sunday through Thursday and until 7 pm on Fridays and Saturdays in downtown Egg Harbor at 7821 Hwy 42, and can be reached at 920.868.9999 or email at info@greens-n-grains.com, the website is Greens-N-Grains.com.

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