LettuceStarts

Spring has Arrived -2015- Plant Starts are Here!

LettuceStarts

Plant starts are here!

We received a delivery of plant starts from Misty Mountain Farms, of Lyons, Oregon:
Lemon Balm
Catnip
Chervil
Chives
Cilantro
Corsican Mint
Mojito Mint
Greek Oregano
Curly and Italian Parsley
Brussels Sprouts
Green Cabbage
Cauliflower
Celery
Walla Walla Onions
Shelling Peas
Snap Peas
Snow Peas
Rocket Arugula
Collards
Endive
Black Kale
Sled Creek Kale Mix
Vates Kale
Winter Red Kale
Joi Choi Bok Choy
New Zealand Spinach
Bright Lights Swiss Chard
Lettuce Mixes
Ice Plants
Gem Marigolds
Nasturtiums
Pansy
Mixed Violas
Teal Creek, of Dallas, Oregon, delivered:
Arugula
French Terragon
Chamomile
English Thyme
Double Flower Fever Few
Hidcote Lavender
Artemisia Absinthium
Peppermint
Curry Plants
Rainbow Chard
Fennel
Look forward to more varieties available as the season progresses.

Eat Well, Be Happy!

LifeSource Natural Foods

Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch

Great news for sustainable seafood, MSC Certification for West coast Rockfish!

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Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch

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Six west coast rockfish species added to Seafood Watch “Good Alternative” list

Consumers, chefs and suppliers now have additional sustainable seafood options to choose from on the west coast! The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) announced its certification of 13 species caught by the west coast groundfish trawl fishery in the waters off of Washington, Oregon, and California. Since the MSC eco-certification label benchmarked as equivalent to at least a Seafood Watch “Good Alternative,” the 13 newly MSC-certified groundfish species caught in the west coast fishery now also carry our “Good Alternative” (yellow) rating.

This means that several species we previously listed as “Avoid” are now available to consumers as a sustainable option, including several species of rockfish: Chilipepper rockfish, longspine thornyhead, shortspine thornyhead, splitnose rockfish, widow rockfish and yellowtail rockfish.

We encourage everyone to buy rockfish species certified by the MSC or certain species caught with handlines in the Pacific, California, Oregon and Washington.

Previously, in alignment with our seafood sustainability guidelines, LifeSource was only able to offer Rockfish that complied with Seafood Watch’s “Good Alternative” recommendations. This narrowed our choices to hook and line Rockfish and restricted us to only certain species. The Monterrey Bay Aquarium now recognizes the Marine Stewardship Council sustainability certification as equivalent to their own “Good Alternative” categorization. Recently, the MSC evaluated the Washington, Oregon, and California fisheries for several species of Rockfish and found them meeting or exceeding MSC standards for sustainability. Because the industry has taken the steps to ensure sustainability, LifeSource can now offer these species for sale in our fresh fish department. The cooperation among fishing vessels,  government regulators, and the Marine Stewardship Council, indicates the growing interest among consumers,  fishing industry and retailers for a scientifically managed, sustainable supply of seafood for the future. It is clear that our choices as consumers significantly encourage sustainability in this industry.

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Tasty New Products

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We’ve got some great new products at the Source!

We’re excited to add Portland company, Three Sisters Nixtamal, to our tortilla section. Their organic blue & yellow corn tortillas are prepared from freshly ground organic corn masa with nothing more than a pinch of salt. We also have their yellow corn masa so you can prepare your own fresh tortillas, tamales, or gorditas!

There’s two new vegan, meat subsitutes: Turtle Island Coconut Curry Tempeh to add to stir-fry and sandwiches and Helen’s Kitchen Organic Veggie Ground for tacos, spaghetti and more! You’ll also find a new veggie chicken salad sandwich from The Higher Taste.

Have you tried Chuckanut Bay’s delectable gourmet cheesecake yet? Their cheesecake is prepared from the freshest, most natural ingredients from regional dairies and farms. They have a wide range of delectable cheesecakes from gluten free to no sugar added and now we have them  in 5 inch rounds!

We also added a new brand of organic yogurt from Iceland, Smari. It packs a whopping 20 grams of protein per serving! And if that wasn’t enough, it’s also low in sugar, has no fat, and it’s thick, creamy and delicious.

Plus we’ve got new flavors of Trader’s Point Creamery’s grass-fed organic yogurt and Maple Hill’s grass-fed yogurt.

There are great new products being added all the time. Come and see what’s new!

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News from our Aisles

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They’re Here!!! Epic Bars are back in stock! These unique and tasty protein bars are made from organic, grass fed animals and natural whole foods that are high in nutrients and low in sugar.  Not only are they paleo and gluten free but they’re high in protein, omega-3 fatty acids, iron, vitamin B, and vitamin E. Choose from Beef Habanero Cherry, Bison Bacon Cranberry, and Turkey Almond Cranberry. They’re a snack dream come true, we promise.

4-5-lb-mixesAnd new to our shelves this month is Manini’s Gluten Free Bread and Flour Mixes from Richland, Washington. Made from ancient grains, these mixes will change everything you know about gluten-free baking. They have a texture and taste so good you won’t believe it’s gluten free. And because they are made with ancient grains they are free of rice, soy, beans, or casein! Check out their website for a plethora of recipes and ideas!

http://maninisglutenfree.wordpress.com/category/gluten-free-recipes/

HeavenlyHoneyWe also added 5 new types of honey sourced from hives right here in the Willamette Valley. Heavenly Honey is handcrafted and one hundred percent raw. It is not processed, treated, heated, filtered or altered in any way. It’s straight from the bees to you! Choose from Coriander, Buckwheat, Clary Sage, Pennyroyal, or Meadowfoam.

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New Local, Non-GMO Goodies!

536_Masala_Pop_Chai_We’re getting awesome new products in all the time here at LifeSource and we’ve got a couple worth noting this month. From Masala Pop, Chai Masala Popcorn with Assam Tea handcrafted in Portland. This sweet and savory treat is made from Organic Popcorn coated in a chai-infused caramel and black Assam Tea. It’s an unusual taste sensation sure to tantalize your taste buds. Plus, it’s on sale all month long!

We’re thrilled to have three new oils from Hummingbird Wholesale in Eugene: Camelina, Pumpkin and Toasted Sesame!
Camelina is an ancient oil seed crop also known as wild flax, German Sesame or Siberian Oil Seed. Locally sourced from right here in the Willamette Valley, Camelina Oil has a unique anti-oxidant complex that makes it very stable and resistant to heat and rancidity. It is an excellent source of Vitamin E and contains up to 45% Omega-3 fatty acids. This flavorful oil is organic and so, of course it’s non-gmo, and grown without pesticides and chemical spray and then expeller-pressed with no chemical processing.
oilThe Organic Styrian Pumpkin Seed Oil is grown exclusively for Hummingbird Wholesale in Aurora, Oregon and expeller-pressed at a non-GMO facility in Rickreall. This raw Pumpkin Seed Oil has a deep, rich color and is perfect for salad dressing, bread dipping or finishing. Pumpkin Seed oil is high in anti-oxidants and essential fatty acids, including Omega 3, Omega 6, Zinc, Vitamin E, Vitamin A and has anti-inflammatory properties!
Last, but not least, Organic, Toasted, Expeller Pressed, and Unrefined Sesame Oil! This golden oil will add a nutty, sesame taste to any dish. Contains antioxidants, including sesamol and sesamin, and vitamin E; high in Omega 6 and 9. Serve with dark green leafy vegetables to help with absorption of vitamins and minerals.

Stop in and see what else is new at LifeSource this month!

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Eat Oregon Cheese to Celebrate Earth Month

Did you know that April is Earth Month? What better way to celebrate than by lessening your environmental impacts through choosing locally made products! We’ve got a great selection of products from close to home, especially in our cheese department. We’ve got  two new, amazing choices, one from Madras and the other from Logsden, Oregon.

hannahMeet Hannah, a raw milk cheese from Ancient Heritage Dairy located in Madras, Oregon. Hannah is a sheep and cow cheese blended to create a nutty, creamy, caramel goodness you’re sure to enjoy.

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We’ll be celebrating Earth Month with some amazing deals on local cheese. Stop by and check out our selections from local dairies. Then on the 20th of this month we’ll be doing a tasting of some our favorites!

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Premium Jersey Milk from Mulino, Oregon

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Check out Garry’s Meadow Fresh milk in our dairy case from Lady-Lane Farm in Mulino, Oregon. Lady-Lane Farm is a small, traditional dairy that produces milk from Jersey cows. The Jersey is known as the “queen of quality” in the dairy industry because of it’s superior taste. Jersey cows are also the smallest of all dairy breeds which equals less impact on the environment! Compared to conventional milk, Jersey milk is higher in calcium, protein and nonfat milk solids which enhances the product’s creamy texture and taste. Garry’s Meadow Fresh milk is vat pasteurized and non-homogenized to maintain its original nutritional qualities. Come taste the difference!