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Curious Produce: Little Potato Cucumbers

Jessup has a locally-grown (organic, of course) oddity on the shelf right now: the Little Potato Cucumber!   The texture is similar to a regular cucumber and the flavor is mild, mellow and cool, much like traditional cucumbers. If you … Continue reading

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Day On The Bay

A great deal of my childhood was spent on the Chesapeake Bay, netting crabs (or trying to), collecting oyster shells, and waving at passing sailboats. My great grandmother would steam blue crabs and we’d sit in the sunshine and talk … Continue reading

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Eyes On Your Kids

You’re the parent. You’re the boss. You make the decisions for your family. Right? Well, food marketers have noticed that there’s a very influential lobbyist, of sorts, in your midst: Your child. Children have an impressive repertoire of tactics to … Continue reading

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Eat Your Weed

MOMs is in full-obsession mode this week over dandelions – and we have every reason to be. We, Americans in particular, are choking our ground water with fertilizers and drying out our clean water resources to try to give grass … Continue reading

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Change Your Scenery

If you had told me, when I started in the natural health field at 19 years old, that one day I would be traveling to faraway lands for my job, I would’ve laughed. Then I would’ve finished pricing my products … Continue reading

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Brushing Your Teeth Should Feel Good

On a recent early Fall day, in the wee hours of morning, about 20 MOMs employees showed up at the parking lot in College Park and piled our sleepy selves onto a mini-bus for a trip to adorable Kutztown, PA … Continue reading

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A New Pledge

This post is the conclusion to a previous post. Check it out here. In Olympia WA, Alaffia is a small company that receives raw ingredients from their Togo women’s cooperative, then packages, labels and ships finished products for sale to … Continue reading

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