Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Hapuku Lodge Organic Salad in New Zealand!



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In this segment from Organic Living TV with the Hippy Gourmet we meet up with Chef Richard Huber of Hapuku Lodge and Tree Houses in the gorgeous Kaikoura area of New Zealand - making a delicious Hapuku House special Salad!

For more information, please visit www.HapukuLodge.com

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Monday, October 12, 2009

Organic Living TV in New Zealand making Banana Core Curry!



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In this segment from Organic Living TV with the Hippy Gourmet we're in New Zealand at the lovely Ora Ora Resort! We meet up with Inge Bremer and harvest an incredible banana core to make a really yummy banana core curry!







For more information, please visit www.OraOraResort.co.nz

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Thursday, July 30, 2009

New Zealand with Organic Explorer



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In this segment from Organic Living TV with the Hippy Gourmet we meet Leonie Johnsen from Organic Explorer New Zealand, which is a website and guidebook that maps out all of the top organic restaurants, farmer's markets, eco-resorts, spas, wellness centers, green excursions and so much more! Organic Explorer is the must-have guide for anyone traveling to New Zealand and has over 600 planet-friendly businesses and locations to discover. We are so blessed to have met Leonie, Tony & Josephine from Organic Explorer who made our Hippy Gourmet filming tour possible!

For more information, please visit www.OrganicExplorer.com

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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

New Zealand at the Organic Gourmet in Kerikeri



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In this segment from Organic Living TV with the Hippy Gourmet we are finishing up our amazing 3-week organic and sustainable filming tour of New Zealand. Before we head back to Auckland to catch our flight on Air New Zealand, we stop at the lovely Organic Gourmet deli in downtown Kerikeri. Owned and operated by two ex-New Yorker's Vito Ciaravino and Madeline Sehn, Organic Gourmet is a one-stop shop for wonderful local foods as well as hemp & organic cotton clothing and other items. Vito, Madeline and their daughter Amanda sailed from New York to New Zealand and continue to live quite the adventurous life!

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Saturday, July 18, 2009

New Zealand at Wharepuke Gardens eco-lodge & Food Cafe



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In this segment on our Organic Living with the Hippy Gourmet tour of New Zealand we're in the magical Bay of Islands area in Kerikeri! Here we visit with Tania Booth one of the many family owners of Wharepuke Accommodations. We also meet Tania's dad Robin Booth who is in charge of the lush and beautiful Wharepuke gardens. Our tour continues up at the Print Studio at Wharepuke where we meet Mark Graver, resident artist and also co-owner of the eco-lodge. In the organic food garden we find Paul Goldfinch who leads us to our interview with his son-in-law Colin Ashton the owner and chef of Food at Wharepuke restaurant. If it seems like there's a lot going on at Wharepuke in Kerikeri that's because there is! All wonderful people, great hospitality, laid back cottages, stunning gardens and some of the best food on our whole tour of New Zealand!

For more information, please visit www.accommodation-bay-of-islands.co.nz

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Thursday, July 16, 2009

New Zealand Day 22 at Epic Organic Farm & Ora Ora Resort



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In this segment from Organic Living TV with the Hippy Gourmet, we visit Epic organic farm and learn all about their exciting organic seedling program! Then we return to Ora Ora Resort to get a wonderful tour of all that Inge and Rolf's eco wellness resort has to offer.

For more information, please visit www.OraOraResort.co.nz

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Friday, July 10, 2009

In Kerikeri, New Zealand at Ora Ora Resort - making Macadamia Basil Pesto



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In this segment from Organic Living TV with the Hippy Gourmet we are traveling in the north island of New Zealand and staying at the lovely Ora Ora Eco Resort and Wellness Center located in Kerikeri. We meet up with Inge Bremer and Rolf Mueller-Gladde, the owners of Ora Ora Resort, and prepare an incredible Macadamia Nut Basil Pesto made 100% from the organic and bio-dynamic ingredients from their gardens!

For more information, please visit www.OraOraResort.co.nz

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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

In Nelson New Zealand at Eatright Foods!



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In this segment from Organic Living TV we visit with Rebecca Douglas-Clifford, Managing Director of Eatright Foods. Using only the finest organic, sustainable and local ingredients, Eatright produces cookies, crackers and some cake products that are not only delicious, but are created with the utmost sensitivity to people with food allergies! Eatright doesn't stop there, they also source local recycled packaging and use bio-compost trays made from potato starch! Eatright products are available in Wholefoods markets in the U.S., as well as on-line through their website: http://www.Eatright.co.nz

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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

New Zealand Day 16 Chef Charles Royal - Fern Mushroom Salad



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In this segment from Organic Living TV with the Hippy Gourmet we arrive on the north island of New Zealand to Rotorua and meet traditional Maori Chef Charles Royal! Charles takes us foraging for wild and indigenous ingredients. We end up back at Pounamu Lodge on Lake Tarewera to prepare a lovely wild Fern, Mushroom and Smoked Tomato Salad!

For more information, please visit
www.MaoriFood.com
www.PounamuLodge.co.nz

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Friday, June 12, 2009

In New Zealand at Hapuku Lodge & Tree Houses!



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In this segment from Organic Living TV we visit with Stanley Morris, the Managing Partner at Hapuku Lodge and Tree Houses. Set against the awe inspiring backdrop of the Kaikoura coast on the east coast of the south island of New Zealand, Hapuku Lodge and Tree Houses is one of the world's most unique eco-accommodations! If you ever want to treat yourself to mountain views from your private balcony and south Pacific ocean views from a luxurious spa bath, Hapuku Lodge is your kind of place!

For more information, please visit www.HapukuLodge.co.nz

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Thursday, June 11, 2009

New Zealand Day 14 Hapuku Lodge making Vegetarian Ravioli!



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In this segment from Organic Living TV with the Hippy Gourmet we're in amazing Kaikoura New Zealand on the east coast of the south island! We arrive at Hapuku Lodge and Treehouses which is a breathtaking eco-accommodation perched between the mountains and south Pacific ocean! We meet Executive Chef Rich Huber who shares his favorite organic veggie picking spots with us on their sprawling property, to then bring us into his kitchen to make a wonderful vegetarian ravioli with roasted fennel!

For more information, please visit www.HapukuLodge.co.nz

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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

In New Zealand Day 12 Seresin Estate Organic, Bio-Dynamic



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In this segment from Organic Living TV we're in the Marlborough wine region on the south island of New Zealand! We meet Jim Rawdon who introduces us to Seresin Estate, and then learn all about their bio-dynamic practices for making great wines and olive oils from Wendy Tillman! Great tasting wine too!

For more information, please visit www.Seresin.co.nz

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Monday, June 08, 2009

in New Zealand day 11 Awaroa Lodge with owner Barry Walters



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In this segment from Organic Living TV with the Hippy Gourmet we meet up with Barry Walters the owner of the incredible Awaroa Lodge in the Abel Tasman National Park, south island, New Zealand! Awaroa is an eco-lodge that walks the talk, providing organic produce from their gardens, directly to their gourmet kitchen! The lodge is set amongst the crystal blue water and lush green hills that make up this stunningly gorgeous Abel Tasman National Park!

For more information, please visit www.AwaroaLodge.co.nz

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Tuesday, June 02, 2009

In New Zealand at Awaroa Lodge, preparing Fettucine with Clams



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In this segment from Organic Living TV with the Hippy Gourmet we're in New Zealand in the stunningly gorgeous Abel Tasman National Park at Awaroa Lodge! First we meet up with Barry Walters, the owner of Awaroa Lodge, and do some sustainable net fishing and cockle digging! Then off to the piazza style kitchen to meet Selena Walters the Executive Chef, to make a delicious Fettucine with Clams!

For more information, please visit http://www.AwaroaLodge.co.nz

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Arcadia Organics Shop & Cafe in Matueka, New Zealand

In New Zealand on the northern part of the south island, on route from Resurgence 5-Star Nature lodge we stopped in the cute town of Motueka and had lunch at Arcadia Organics!

Founded by Linda & Peter Woodgate, Arcadia Organics is a one-stop market, cafe, dry goods and mercantile that specializes in all things organic and sustainable.

We had a lovely vegetarian lunch of lentil stew and veggie pot pies, and veggie burgers, plus fresh organic coffee and teas and just a very peaceful and tranquil respite from our hectic schedule of traveling and filming.

Arcadia Organics has a wonderful philosophy of taking good care of people in the community, even doing their shopping for them while they sit and enjoy their afternoon tea!

The best part of Arcadia Organics of course is how they support all of the local organic farms, artisan food and mercantile producers who are making planet friendly goods!







For more information, please visit www.arcadiaorganics.co.nz

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Saturday, May 30, 2009

In New Zealand day 9 Abel Tasman region at Resurgence



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In this segment from Organic Living TV we are in the Abel Tasman region of New Zealand on the northern part of the south island, staying at The Resurgence! We meet Clare and Adam who roll out the green carpet for us in their 5-star nature resort!

For more information, please visit www.Resurgence.co.nz

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Friday, May 29, 2009

In New Zealand Day 8 Nelson Wine Region



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In this segment from Organic Living TV we are on tour in New Zealand in the Nelson wine region, where we meet up with Lars Jensen of Richmond Plains Wines, an organic, bio-dynamic vineyard!

For more information, please visit www.RichmondPlains.co.nz

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Thursday, May 28, 2009

In New Zealand Day 7 Nelson Enriching Day Spa



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In this segment from Organic Living TV we've made our way to the northern part of the south island of New Zealand in sunny Nelson! On route we stopped in for a lovely visit with Warren Hoy of Enriching Day Spa, who let us relax and chill out in their extremely warm hospitality!

For more information, please visit
www.Enriching.co.nz

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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

In New Zealand Day 6 story of Birds Ferry Lodge



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In this segment from Organic Living TV we visit with Alison & Andre Gygax of Birds Ferry Lodge and discover their inspiration for building an organic, sustainable and beautiful B&B and cottage. We also travel around the lush west coast of the south island of New Zealand by Westport and meet the flora, fauna and wild life along the way!

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Monday, May 25, 2009

In New Zealand Days 4-6 BirdsFerryLodge with HippyGourmet



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In this segment from Organic Living TV we're traveling to the wild west coast of the south island of New Zealand! In Westport at Birds Ferry Lodge, we meet up with Alison & Andre Gygax who take us on a tour of their organic gardens where we pick ingredients for a special Roast Parsnip, Fennel & Red Quinoa Pilaf!

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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

In New Zealand Day 3 Lewis Pass HippyGourmet @Maruia Springs



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In this segment from Organic Living TV we're Day 3 on our organic & sustainable tour of New Zealand! On the south island approximately 2.5 hours drive northwest from Christchurch is Lewis Pass National Park and Maruia Springs Thermal Resort. We meet up with Akira and Takako who introduce us to the magical and healing waters of Maruia Springs!

For more information, please visit www.maruiasprings.co.nz

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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

In New Zealand! Day 2 Christchurch HippyGourmet @GreenSpace



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In this segment from Organic Living TV we are on tour in New Zealand! The 2nd day of our tour we're in Christchurch at greenSpace Eco-Accommodation and meet up with Yolanda and Rosemary as they explain their wonderful, organic, sustainable and vegan B&B!

For more info, visit
www.GreenSpace.co.nz

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On tour in New Zealand! Day 1 Christchurch @Wish B&B



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In this first segment from our tour to organic and sustainable New Zealand, we arrive day 1 in Christchurch and meet Ngarie from Wish organic B&B! What better way to start our trip than to arrive on Air New Zealand from San Francisco directly to Auckland, with a short flight into Christchurch on the south island of New Zealand! In Christchurch we discovered the pure air, clean water and fresh organic produce that fuels this sustainably savvy Kiwi population!

For more info, visit
www.wishnz.com

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Our Filming Tour of Beautiful New Zealand

For the past 3-weeks we've been filming a series of episodes from organic and sustainable New Zealand! From South Island to North Island and many places in-between, we discovered some of the most pristine places left on earth. Stay tuned for daily blog updates as we post each segment from our broadcast TV series, and also join us on our Facebook fan page for behind-the-scenes photos and stories of our travels around stunningly gorgeous New Zealand!

Brought to you by:
Air New Zealand
Organic Explorer
KEA
Sigg &
All of the wonderful locations we filmed in New Zealand.

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Friday, April 24, 2009

Organic Explorer, your guide to everything organic & sustainable in New Zealand!



This is the quintessential guide book for traveling organically and sustainably around New Zealand! Even if your current travel plans don't include going to New Zealand, when you get this guide book you will be so blown away by the depth of natural beauty and commitment to the environment in New Zealand, that you will be instantly compelled (as we are) to hop on an Air New Zealand flight immediately!

The Organic Explorer New Zealand guide book is more than a list of sweet, family run B&B's and lodges, it is chock full of resources for touring and discovering immaculate landscapes and meaningful excursions that will make you want to visit and re-visit New Zealand time and again.

We will of course be writing so much more as we travel the pages of the Organic Explorer Guide book and we'll be blogging about it much more after we film our episodes there.

To purchase your copy of Organic Explorer New Zealand, please visit: www.organicexplorer.co.nz

Or you can please visit: www.OrganicExplorer.co.nz to learn more about each wonderful organic location.

More to come!!!

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Thursday, April 23, 2009

Vegan Moussaka at Cafe Gibraltar



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In this segment from Organic Living with the Hippy Gourmet we're back at Cafe Gibraltar with Chef Jose Luis to show us how to make an incredible all Vegan Moussaka! That's right, the typical Greek mixed meat dish made in an vegan way with 100% organic ingredients and a whole lot of love!

Vegan Moussaka
Cafe Gibraltar

For more information, please visit Cafe Gibraltar
425 Avenue Alhambra
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
(650) 560-9039

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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Pastorino Organic Farm Beets at CafeGibraltar Hippy Gourmet



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In this segment from Organic Living with the Hippy Gourmet, we visit Stan Pastorino at Pastorino Organic Farm in Half Moon Bay California. We learn all about the bio-diversity of growing 100% organic certified produce and then meet up with Chef Jose Luis Ugalde from Cafe Gibraltar (also in Half Moon Bay, CA) and cook up Wood Fired Beets, making Mishwi Shamandar Salad!


Cafe Gibraltar

For more information, please visit Cafe Gibraltar
425 Avenue Alhambra
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
(650) 560-9039

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Saturday, March 21, 2009

Organic Vegan Quinoa Salad at Loving Hut HippyGourmet style!



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In this segment from Organic Living TV with the Hippy Gourmet we're back at Loving Hut Restaurant in Milpitas, California to learn how to make an absolutely delicious Quinoa Salad! The recipe is vegan, colorful and 100% awesome!

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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Vegan Tamale Pie at Orchard Garden Hotel HippyGourmet style



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In this segment from Organic Living TV with the Hippy Gourmet we're at the Orchard Garden Hotel in their Roots Restaurant in the heart of San Francisco, California! We meet up with Chef Jason Gaskins who shows us how this 100% green hotel and restaurant creates wonderful recipes from organic ingredients, including a special Vegan Tamale Pie!

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Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Triple Creamy Vegan Potato Soup! HippyGourmet at Loving Hut!



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In this segment from Organic Living TV with the Hippy Gourmet we are so blessed to have the opportunity to visit the Loving Hut Restaurant in Milpitas, California to learn how to prepare a wonderful all vegan Triple Creamy Potato Soup! Loving Hut is the worlds fastest growing vegan 'fast-food' restaurant chain that is all about love and compassion to all beings + the food is organic, freshly prepared and delicious!

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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Sooke Harbour House Vancouver Island Chef Edward Tuson



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In this segment of Organic Living with the Hippy Gourmet, we're on beautiful and pristine Vancouver Island at the breathtaking Sooke Harbour House! We meet up with Sinclair Philip who gives us a tour of the lush organic gardens where Chef Edward Tuson gains most of his ingredients and inspiration from. This segment features a Seared sustainable Albacore Tuna with fresh organic vegetables and flowers from the garden!

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Monday, February 09, 2009

Galloping Gourmet Graham Kerr makes Beet Salad Hippy-style



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In this segment from Organic Living TV with the Hippy Gourmet, we meet up with the world famous TV cooking show legend Graham Kerr (AKA the Galloping Gourmet)! We visit Mother Flight Organic Farm in Washington State and pick fresh beets to prepare a wonderful warm Beet Salad! We're so honored to have Graham Kerr guest host this episode of our TV series, especially as we all grew up watching his cooking shows on PBS and he was one of the main inspirations for us to create The Hippy Gourmet TV series!

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Sunday, December 21, 2008

Salad with Spiced Pumpkin Seeds & Pomegranate



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What would the holidays be without a healthy, organic salad for the table?
In this segment from Organic Living TV we're back at the Regenerative Design Institute in Bolinas, California with Chef Carin McKay showing us her famous Organic Salad mix with Spiced Pumpkin Seeds and Pomegranate!

Regenerative Institute, Bolinas CA

For more information, please visit www.RegenerativeInstitute.org

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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Warm Fig Salad at Stanford Inn by the Sea



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In this segment from Organic Living TV with the Hippy Gourmet, we visit the pristine Mendocino Coast of California at the Stanford Inn by the Sea! On their sprawling property is lush organic gardens, Lamas, access to to both the Mendocino river and Pacific Ocean, and of course the world class Ravens Restaurant which is a vegetarian (and in the evening vegan) only gourmet dining experience.

Chef de Cuisine Gunner Thompson takes us on a tour of the gardens before showing us how to prepare a delightful Warm Fig Salad!

Enjoy!


You can buy a full version of this episode on DVD available on Amazon.com.
This episode includes 3 recipes: Warm Fig Salad, Sobe with Corn Masa and Tomatilla Salsa, and Orange Spice Cake. Plus a feature on the Stanford Inn Buy Now


For more information, please visit Stanford Inn by the Sea

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Thursday, September 04, 2008

Hippy Gourmet at Slow Food Nation!



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In this segment from Organic Living TV with the Hippy Gourmet, we take a wondrous tour of the Slow Food Nation conference in our backyard here in San Francisco, California. Slow Food is an international organization dedicated to local, sustainable, organic, fair-trade ingredients and to the artisan providers and chefs who bring it all to life!
To learn more, please visit
http://www.SlowFoodNation.org
http://www.SlowFood.com

Peace, Love and Organics,
Your Hippy Gourmet family

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Saturday, May 17, 2008

Sustainable Coffee a Real Success!

We have to be honest here, it's getting harder and harder to find positive news stories! We know they're out there, and but for the fact that bad news seems to sell more papers and get more ratings on TV and the web, we just have to dig deeper and deeper each day.

Today's great story from Reuters:
Sustainable Coffee businesses are flourishing! The Rain Forest Alliance has nearly doubled the coffee it certifies each year, meaning that programs intended to support local, regional coffee growers and their families is working flawlessly!

This great news supports everything we've been saying for nearly a decade on our TV series, which is that supporting local organic, bio-dynamic, and/or fairly-traded from abroad ingredients is a system that is not only good for the planet, but also for the families who work so hard to bring us these goods.

So please remember when buying coffee to check the label - is it organic? is it certified by Rain Forest Alliance (or other fair-trade certifications)? Because starting your day with a nice cup of coffee is that much nicer when you know who's growing, picking and providing you with those fresh beans!

Peace, Love and Organics!
Your Hippy Gourmet Family

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