2016 Western Slope Fruit Harvest Begins!

Our first 2016 delivery of fruit from Austin Family Farm included Apricots and Rainier Cherries.  Both are quite delicious!

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OMGoodness Food Truck Returns

Bob & Tara

Bob and Tara return to Mountain Naturals May 15 with their OMGoodness Food Truck. They plan to offer organic, delicious food 10am-2pm on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.

“We choose organic ingredients that are free of any GMO’s, antibiotics, chemicals, growth hormones or pesticides. We use cage free eggs, pasture raised meats, organically grown fruits, vegetables & grains. We buy locally gathered ingredients whenever possible! Made with love, Bob & Tara”

 

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Locally Grown Fresh Lettuce

This butterhead lettuce is delicious and was grown free of pesticides and chemicals on a farm at the north edge of Colorado Springs. This lettuce is alive. Take it home, add water and harvest fresh leaves as needed.

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Sunchokes Available in Produce

Sunchokes

Responding to customer requests, we now have in stock “Sunchokes” aka Jerusalem Artichokes. The Sunchoke contains about 10% protein, no oil, and a surprising lack of starch. However, it is rich in the carbohydrate inulin (76%). Recipes for this crisp tuber range from raw to cooking by steaming, roasting and frying. Google “sunchoke recipes” and you’ll see how versatile Helianthus tuberosus is.

Photo attribution:

Jacqueline,sweetbeetandgreenbean.net

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Beautiful, Delicious Rainbow Chard


In spite of weird weather in California and Arizona, Monday’s delivery brought the best Rainbow Chard we’ve seen in several weeks.

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Local Food Celebration September 19th

Local Food Week Flyer

Mountain Natural Community Market is celebrating Local Food Week at our store September 19th

• Growing vegetables and nursery stock

• Dancing Feet Farm, Hillbilly Farms CSA, Paradise Gardens, Sunflower’s Garden and The Harvest Center

• Local food producers and food truck
• OMGoodness Food Truck organic and gluten-free • bakers, confectioners, granola

• Local artists
• Ceramic, artwork, photos

• Entertainment
• music, face painting & conversation with neighbors

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Delicious Peaches from the Western Slope

   

Peaches from  Austin Family Farm

Peaches from Austin Family Farm

 We have been selling fruit from Austin Family Farm for many years.  These early crop cling-stone peaches are incredibly tasty.  The Austin family tradition has been organic since days before organic certification became necessary.  Apricots are also available now.  Watch for our notice of apples and other fruit as they become available.

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Food Truck Sighting!

IMG_5038.JPGLast Friday, Bob and Tara brought their mobile kitchen to Mountain Naturals Community Market for an afternoon of offering samples of their gluten-free, organic foods.  There is a strong likelihood of their return May 19 May 20.  Drop by and extend a warm welcome!

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Two Healthy Foods Return to Store

TurmericDandelionAfter a few months of being unavailable, turmeric and dandelion greens have returned to produce department.  Both look and taste great, especially the turmeric.

Information about the health benefits of turmeric and dandelion greens are available on the web.

Recipes for turmeric and dandelion greens are easily found on the web.

Kathy suggests grated turmeric and sage baked with spaghetti squash.  Dandelion greens can be simply sautéed in butter or oil with garlic and/or turmeric.

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High Quality Veggie & Herb Starts by “The Plant Lady”

 

Spring is happening in the traditional Colorado way — unpredictable, variable weather. One thing you can count on is that Karen “Plant Lady” Anderson sells high quality plants.  She is bringing a collection of veggies & herbs to Mountain Naturals 10am-4pm May 2 to sell at her usual reasonable prices.

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