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Big Announcement: VIP from NGMOP

Hi everyone, GREAT news – we have confirmed guest speaker Courtney Pineau from the Non-GMO Project to come speak at our store, this is HUGE! All those Project verification logos you see on so many products in our stores (and all over the country!) – these are the people who put them there. Come learn about the Non-GMO Project from the source itself.

Dean’s Natural Food Market invites you to attend an in-store presentation from Courtney Pineau of the Non-GMO Project.

GMOs, or Genetically Modified Organisms, are organisms which have been genetically altered by inserting genes of one species into another species (also known as “genetically engineered”), creating combinations meant to be pest and herbicide-resistant, but possibly with health risks to consumers. GMO foods have not been proven to be safe for us to eat and may in fact be linked to many health issues such as food allergies, infertility, autism, digestive problems and others.

Over 50 countries worldwide have banned GMO crops. In the USA, GMO foods such as corn, sugar beets, soy, canola and zucchini have been present in our food supply since the early 1990s,have been present in our and do not yet require federally-mandated labeling.

The Non-GMO Project is a national non-profit organization whose mission is to develop and uphold a standardized definition of “non-GMO” for food and other products that are produced without genetic engineering. The Non-GMO Project is the only organization in North America offering independent verification of testing for products in the US and Canada. Products which have been verified by the Non-GMO Project as being free of GMOs can be identified by their verification logo on the packaging.

This free presentation starts at 2 pm on Sunday, September 23rd and will take place in our Shrewsbury location at 490 Broad St. (Rt. 35 N), Shrewsbury NJ. All ages are welcome to attend.


Time to give thanks – and EAT :)

It’s official: Holiday Season 2011 is here. Get ready for the roller coaster that runs now through to New Year’s, right? Running around, shopping, decorating, planning menus, cooking…it’s all good – family, friends and of course, FOOD.

We can certainly help with the food part. This year, we’re doing something a bit crazy – our THANKSGIVING 99 CENT SALE.

We’ve don’t know about you, but we haven’t found prices on organics like these anywhere else. I did see a local big box advertising organic garnet & jewel yams at $1.89/lb and I’ve seen similar prices in conventional produce but these items, organic for 99 cents? (Hrmm, ideas for dishes to bring to Mom’s for Thanksgiving are flowing…)

We found this recipe for Squash, Sweet Potato and Corn Chowder on Veg Kitchen with Nava Atlas. It’s a great starter for Thanksgiving, it’s low in fat, high in nutrients, gluten-free and is 100% vegan too. The rice milk adds a bit of creaminess and the sweet potato and the little bit of puree add the thickness to make this a hearty favorite. (Note: You can really play around with flavors on this dish by subbing out spices, like adding in some bell peppers, tomatoes, chipotle, chili powder and cayenne for a more Southwestern taste.)

Squash, Sweet Potato and Corn Chowder

Please Don’t Pass the Nuts™

Goodness gracious there’s a lot going on! Here’s some of the big news we couldn’t wait to share – we are *so* excited to be hosting a very special guest on October 30th: (drum roll please! druuuummmmmm…)

LECTURE & BOOK SIGNING WITH SLOANE MILLER, Author of Allergic Girl: Adventures in Living Well with Food Allergies

We first heard of Sloane after discovering her award-winning – and really funny – blog, Please Don’t Pass the Nuts. Allergic to milk, tree nuts and salmon (plus intolerant to a few other foods and some environmental allergies to boot), Sloane realized one day that although there were sites about food allergies, there were none with practical life advice such as which restaurants are allergy-friendly, how to deal with allergies in social contexts with friends and romantic relationships, what to do when traveling, etc. So, she started her own blog to talk about her experiences and how she has learned to not let any of her allergies stop her from living her life to the fullest.

A few years later, her book Allergic Girl: Adventures in Living Well with Food Allergies was published. “I wanted to share my experience and connect with other people with food allergies, as well as talk about what I was going through when dining out, traveling, and dating,” Sloane said. “Living with food allergies can be challenging – even scary. It can and should also be joyful. Reliable, clear information and support make the difference.” (via CDMRP)

I think all of us know someone who has food allergies (shrimp, uuuggghh), dealing with them each and every day is a way of life – let Allergic Girl Sloane Miller give you some real-life everyday tips on how to make the best out of every situation.

Check out the book trailer:

We welcome Sloane and know you’ll all love Allergic Girl!

[edited to add] Completely off-topic, but important: TURKEY FYI: Due to a turkey shortage, the deadline to pre-order your Thanksgiving Organic Turkey is OCTOBER 3rd. After that, we will have a limited supply of turkeys, pre-ordering by October 3rd will guarantee you get one. Please see Customer Service to place your order.