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Oregon Blueberries

Though winter is just beginning, you can still experience the flavor of summer at its peak, with dried Oregon blueberries.

Grown organically, just outside Corvallis, these blueberries are expertly dried to keep all their flavor and nutrition.

Let’s celebrate the return of the light by enjoying a taste of summer. Sunset Valley organic dried blueberries are now available in the bulk department at LifeSource!

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Our visit to Hunton’s farm, and Camas Country Mill

So many of the products we carry at LifeSource are locally grown in the Willamette Valley.  Recently,  several of our staff payed a  visit to Hunton’s farm and Camas Country Mill.  Located in the heart of the valley, these businesses supply us wheat and spelt flour for our bulk department.  The tour was an incredible opportunity to see the process of flour production from field, to mill, to bag.  We began our tour with a short visit to the actual fields, where we saw hard red wheat only days from harvest. Growing next to the hard wheat was an experimental planting of durum wheat, ideal for pasta. After a nibble of some fresh pastries, we set off to see the stone mill where the flours are ground. The miller had just finished milling some bread flour, and we watched as it was bagged for shipment. We learned about the triple-sifting and testing process that ensures the highest level of quality of the finished flour. As we have the opportunities to visit more local farms and businesses, we’ll bring you articles and posts in our newsletter, and here on www.lifesourcenaturalfoods.com.

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LifeSource thanks Hummingbird Wholesale, The Hunton family and Camas Country Mill, for making this all possible!

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Recipe! – Spring Garlic Scape Pesto

Scape Pesto from Teal Creek Farms

Instructions:
Puree scapes, lime juice, zest, and olive oil in a blender or food-processor.

After blending, the first four ingredients, the pesto can be used fresh or frozen for later.

Thaw if frozen, then blend in Parmesan cheese and let set for one hour in a bowl

 

Ingredients:

¼ pound scapes 1/2” removed from tips & chopped

2 ½ Tablespoons lime juice
1 teaspoon lime zest
½ cup olive oil
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese

To serve, thaw, blend in cheese and enjoy fond memories of spring during winter.

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Spring has Arrived -2015- Plant Starts are Here!

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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

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Non-GMO Pet Food

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New to the Pet Aisle: Non-GMO dog food! Your pup is a member of your family and GMOs are harmful to his health too. Natural & Delicious from Farmina is an Italian pet food company with high quality, GMO-free ingredients fit for humans and animals alike. We have two varieties to choose from: Boar & Apple or Fish & Orange. They are comprised of 70% animal ingredients and 30% fruits, vegetables and minerals. Both varieties are grain free and made with fresh, cruelty-free ingredients! Click here to find out more about Farmina’s high quality dog food.

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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!

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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.