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Organic Gardening Tips

1. Mulch your flower beds and trees with 3″ of organic material – it conserves water, adds humus and nutrients, and discourages weeds. It gives your beds a nice, finished appearance. 2. Mulch acid-loving plants with a thick layer of pine needles each fall. As the needles decompose, they will deposit their acid in the […]

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GRILLED CHEESE AND BACON AVOCADO

Ingredients 2 tablespoons Organic Valley Cultured Butter, softened 4 tablespoons mayonnaise (olive oil) 1/2 teaspoon grated black summer truffles 4 slices sourdough bread 1  large avocado, sliced 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 1 teaspoon Simply Organic Garlic Salt 3 slices Organic Valley Baby Swiss Cheese 3 slices Organic Valley American Cheese Singles 2 tablespoons roasted red pepper pieces 2 tablespoons jalapeno peppers, sliced into rings […]

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What does “certified” organic mean?

Certified organic refers to agricultural products that have been grown and processed according to uniform standards, verified by independent state or private organizations accredited by the USDA. All products sold as “organic” must be certified. Certification includes annual submission of an organic system plan and inspection of farm fields and processing facilities. Inspectors verify that […]

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