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Organicgirl Introduces New Salad Blends

Get a taste of organicgirl‘s two new salad blends! Introducing true hearts butter and true hearts butter, plus, which feature the tender and sweet hearts of butter lettuce.

Both blends have the delicious and crispy lettuce you love from organicgirl, and are ready to mix in summer salads. Like with the other blends, these feature organic lettuces that have been triple washed. Just take them right out of the package and serve!

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Experience the new true hearts blends this Sunday at Whole Foods in Buckhead when the Eat Your Hearts Out Tour comes through Atlanta.

On Sunday, June 18th from 10 am to 2 pm join blogger Cynthia Hoyt of Darling Down South for a tasting of true hearts butter and true hearts butter, plus. You’ll also be able to get exclusive recipes, VIP coupons and the chance to win prizes.

Whole Foods Buckhead is located at 77 West Paces Ferry Road NW in Atlanta.

Can’t make it to the Eat Your Hearts Out Tour? Click here to get a buy one, try one coupon, so you can enjoy both new blends for the price of one.

For more information on organicgirl lettuces and salad dressings visit iloveorganicgirl.com.

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organicgirl Introduces Green Juices & Delivery

You’ve enjoyed their salad mixes and dressings. Now organicgirl is giving you a new way to get plenty of daily greens — with a new line of cold-pressed green juices.

The “More Greens, Less Fruit” juices have 3.3 servings of veggies per bottle and contain fewer calories and sugar than other juices. All are 100% organic and certified by the USDA.

Check out the full range of flavors here. Join organicgirl’s Greens Juice Club and get a $2 off coupon.

Organicgirl has also introduced a new delivery service, bringing healthy eating to your home or office. You can select from a variety of different assortments and sizes, or create you own.  Just go to the online shop at www.iloveorganicgirl.com/shop.

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What’s Growing Now in Georgia: Annual Harvest Calendar

The start of spring and the upcoming opening of the Peachtree Road Farmers Market mean it is easier than ever to find and enjoy local produce.

Want to know what’s in season now?  Check out the Annual Harvest Calendar from Georgia Organics that shows the wide variety of fruits and vegetables available from local farms throughout the year.

Click image on left for the calendar

 


The Peachtree Road Farmers Market is every Saturday from April 9th through December 17th in 2011 at the Cathedral of St. Philip, 2744 Peachtree Road Northwest.

Georgia Organics is a nonprofit organization integrating healthy, sustainable and locally grown food into the lives of Georgians.

Organic Wines for Less than $20

Organic wines can be confusing.  Some are labeled organic while others are not, and the definition of what makes a wine organic can vary among winemaking countries.

In general, organic wines are made from grapes that are free of pesticides, herbicides and chemical fertilizers, and they don’t have added sulfites.  Most wines have a small amount of sulfites as a byproduct of fermentation, though additional sulfites are often used to preserve the wine.

For a wine to be certified organic in the United States it must be made from organically grown grapes, contain no added sulfites, and have information about the certifying agency.  If a wine does not have the USDA seal but indicates it is made with organic grapes or organically grown grapes, it can include added sulfites.  In other countries with organic regulations, organic wines must meet the standards set by a government agency.

Further complicating the concept of green wines are the terms “sustainable” and “biodynamic.”  Sustainable winemaking attempts to lessen the carbon footprint of the vineyard.  Instead of man-made chemicals, growers use natural fertilizers and cultivate plants that attract animals and insects that are beneficial to the vines.

Biodynamic winemaking incorporates the concept of organic farming with a broader worldview.  A biodynamic vineyard is thought of as a living system that is closed and self-sustaining.  Many things are done by hand, including harvesting grapes or plowing the vineyard (sometimes horses are used), and winemakers only use indigenous yeasts.  Throughout the year growers will treat the soil to enhance its life.

The best way to tell if a wine is organic is to read the label.  Or you can save yourself the trouble and look for one of these great tasting green wines:

2008 Familia Zuccardi Santa Julia Organica Torrontés ($11)
Organic
Malbec is to red wine in Argentina as Torrontés is to white wine there.  This wine is floral and crisp, with an explosive bouquet of rose, orange peel, lime, white peaches and aromatic herbs followed by ripe flavors of citrus, peaches and a spicy finish.

2008 Leth Grüner Veltliner ($17)
Organic
This lush white from Austria has ripe peach and buttery apple flavors with a long spicy and creamy finish.  A slight effervescence makes this a fun wine to drink.  Like most Grüner Veltliner, this is a very versatile wine and can pair with seafood, shellfish, spicy dishes and Asian cuisine.

2008 Aguaza Sol-E-Cic-O Almansa ($12)
Sustainable
This is a white blend of 50% Monastrell, 25% Verdejo and 25% Sauvignon Blanc.  It’s intensely silky with notes of green pears, banana, ripe lime and a hint of spice from the Monastrell.  It’s a perfect wine for a sunny afternoon.

2005 Old River Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon ($18)
Organic
This is a medium-bodied blend of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon and 24% Cabernet Franc from California’s Mendocino County.  Smooth and well-balanced, this red has compelling aromas of dark fruits and earth.  Flavors of cherry, plum and strawberry are enhanced with a hint of vanilla from 8 months in new French oak.

2007 Finca Luzon Verde ($9)
Organic
This red wine is made from 100% organic Monastrell grapes.  For a wine that costs less than $10 it has quite a big taste.  It’s a bold and peppery red from the Jumilla region in southern Spain, bursting with black currant, spice, smoke and vanilla.

2007 Paolo Scavino Rosso Vino da Tavola ($18)
Organic
This Italian red is 40% Nebbiolo, 25% Barbera, 25% Dolcetto and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon.  Aromas of currant, cherry, mocha, pepper and smoke introduce a concentrated flavor of red berries and black pepper.  Good acidity and smooth tannins lead to a ripe finish.

2006 Jorge Ordoñez Muscatel Malaga Seleccion Especial #1 ($17)
Sustainable
This dessert wine is sweet without being syrupy, with flavors of honey, jasmine and tropical fruits balanced out by a lively acidity.  375ml

I tasted these wines at the Organic Wine Party: Green Wine Demystified at the Chelsea Wine Vault, part of the New York City Wine & Food Festival.  All the wines can be purchased at Chelsea Wine Vault or ordered online at chelseawinevault.com.