We admire and respect the remarkable Jane Goodall for many reasons, including her wisdom. Maybe now more than ever we understand the potentially wide-ranging impact of our simplest actions. Whether it’s doing our part to flatten the curve or making Planet Positive choices, what each of us does every single day matters, from staying at home to farming organically, which regenerates soil and fights climate change.
In these unprecedented times, and April being the 50th Anniversary of Earth Month, thinking about the kind of difference each of us wants to make seems especially important. More Earth Month tips, tidbits, and even fun to come here, on Facebook, and Instagram.
TIPS FOR FRESH ORGANIC PRODUCE SHOPPING ONLINE
Given our collective current situation, more people than ever before are buying groceries online for home delivery or click and collect to comply with social distancing guidelines. We have heard from some people who are less comfortable with choosing fresh organic produce online. If that’s you, we know you miss it. And even if that’s not you, maybe these tips we’ve assembled will help you get the best quality fresh organic produce when you do you grocery shopping online.
- Trust your personal shopper. Most stores and online grocery delivery services specially train their shoppers to look for specific attributes for fruits and vegetables. Also, remember, these personal shoppers are just like you – they eat food too, and want to make sure you have the best experience possible.
- Add notes for your shopper. If you like your avocados hard, or bananas brown…most online grocery options have some sections for notes for their team members when picking products. Don’t worry about being picky, it helps you get what you want and makes the personal shopper’s life a little easier, too.
- Build a rapport with your shopper. Notes help. And giving a great rating helps you get that shopper again. And the more they get to know you, the better the results will be. Ordering at the same time also helps ensure you’ll get the same shopper. Thanking them and tipping never hurts, either.
- When in doubt, choose prepackaged items, such as organic salad green or salad kits, precut and washed vegetables like broccoli or cauliflower florets, bagged apples, and even romaine hearts/ Our farmers pay close attention to quality control to ensure the freshest, highest quality products go into these items directly at the source.
- Keep your phone handy. The shopper will start to pick your items before the delivery window. If you get an introductory text from the shopper, respond to let them know you’re available in case they need to choose a substitute or make some other change.
- If your local supermarket doesn’t offer online shopping, check out Instacart and see if they shop and deliver in your area.
Have you found something that works well for you? Let us know in the comments below.
NOT YOUR AVERAGE SALAD-SO-BASIC
Riddle me this…when is a salad not really a salad? News flash — salad comes in many forms. Who’s to say what’s a salad and what’s not? We say you just might adore this delightful Flatbread Spinach & Arugula Salad. The secret is to start with store-bought naan…or any flat bread you like. Then top with all the delicious things. Don’t have one of the ingredients? Take control and sub something else. This is a very forgiving recipe that lets you use what you have on hand.
We know you’re foregoing some of activities you hold dear. We are, too. We’re all in this together and we appreciate the sacrifices being made so that, soon, we can begin to revive some of the most basic elements of our daily lives. We wish you wellness, balance, and joy in the things that are close at hand. Thank you for being part of this community.