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STOCKING YOUR ORGANIC PANTRY

DOWN TO EARTH

Organic & Natural – Down to Earth began in 1977, in Wailuku, Maui, (pictured above) when a group of friends started our first store, and shortly afterwards opened the King Street store. They did so out of a desire to help improve the health of Hawaii’s residents by making available organic and natural products at affordable prices (the slogan used to be, “Healthy foods at prices that won’t make you sick!”), and educating about the many benefits of living a vegetarian lifestyle.

CERTIFIED ORGANIC MAGAZINE – We support and promote organic through certification, education, and advocacy. Buying organic is a direct investment in the future of our planet, so we work to grow the organic market and our members’ businesses by educating consumers about this important relationship to our food.

Top 30 Oil Free Plant Based Recipe Websites of 2017 – A must have for Whole Foods Plant Based Diet

The Worlds Healthiest Foods – The World’s Healthiest Foods are health-promoting foods that can change your life.

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To find farmers’ markets, organic farms, and grocery co-ops in your area:

Consumer Protection – Organic Hangout Resources

The Center for Food Safety: www.centerforfoodsafety.org

For twenty years, CFS has been at the forefront of organizing a powerful food movement that is fighting the industrial model and promoting organic, ecological, and sustainable alternatives.

 

The Organic Consumers Association: www.organicconsumers.org

The Organic Consumers Association (OCA) is an online and grassroots non-profit 501(c)3 public interest organization campaigning for health, justice, and sustainability. The OCA deals with crucial issues of food safety, industrial agriculture, genetic engineering, children’s health, corporate accountability, Fair Trade, environmental sustainability and other key topics. We are the only organization in the US focused exclusively on promoting the views and interests of the nation’s estimated 50 million organic and socially responsible consumers.

 

The Cornucopia Institute

A Wisconsin-based nonprofit farm policy research group, is dedicated to the fight for economic justice for the family-scale farming community.  Their Organic Integrity Project acts as a corporate and governmental watchdog assuring that no compromises to the credibility of organic farming methods and the food it produces are made in the pursuit of profit.

Organic Agriculture and Gardening – Organic Hangout Resources

Seed Savers Exchange

Non-profit organization dedicated to saving and sharing heirloom seeds. We are lifetime members since 1984. They offer an excellent series of videos on various aspects of saving your own seed here.

 

Rafi-USA

RAFI cultivates markets, policies and communities that support thriving, socially just and environmentally sound family farms. http://www.rafiusa.org

 

National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service: www.attra.ncat.org

 

ATTRA Sustainable Agriculture Program

ATTRA is a program developed and managed by the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT). The majority of funding for ATTRA is through a cooperative agreement with the United States Department of Agriculture’s Rural Business-Cooperative Service. We are also partially funded through sales and subscriptions of a portion of ATTRA materials and through contributions from friends and supporters. We are committed to providing high value information and technical assistance to farmers, ranchers, Extension agents, educators, and others involved in sustainable agriculture in the United States.

 

Organic Hangout Resources
Now, having downsized the planting space we are limited to Containers which are amazing.

Organic Materials Review Institute: http://www.omri.org/

The Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) is an international nonprofit organization that determines which input products are allowed for use in organic production and processing. OMRI Listed® products are allowed for use in certified organic operations under the USDA National Organic Program.

 

Local Harvest: http://www.localharvest.org/csa/

Directory of CSA’s in every state.

 

National Organic Program

The mission of the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) is to assist the Secretary of Agriculture in developing standards for substances to be used in organic production and processing systems. What are these “substances” you might ask? The “substances” are inputs needed to make plants grow, or to prevent weeds from growing, or protect a plant from bugs or disease.

 

National Organic Standards Board (NOSB)

It is important for consumers to know who is currently sitting on the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) because these people are their representatives to the Secretary of Agriculture. They are the most influential people with regard to the Organic Laws and how they are administered and implemented. It would be advisable for citizens, whether consumers or businesses, to get in touch with as many of these representatives as they can and let them know how they feel about the law and how it is being administered. You can bet that the big agribusinesses are doing just that. They are weighting in and so should you. There are links below to information about each current member of the NOSB.

 

The National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances

The information changes often and there are a lot of things going on with this information so you may want to check it often if you want to stay on top of this as a producer or manufacturer.

 

Organic Farming Research Foundation: www.ofrf.org

non-profit organization dedicated to sponsoring on-farm research through grants directly to organic farmers.

 

Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service: www.mosesorganic.org

MOSES has a staff of 10 that manages educational events, programs, publications, and more to help farmers succeed in organic production. The Upper Midwest Organic Farming Conference has become known as the MOSES Organic Farming Conference, or simply, the MOSES Conference. It is now the country’s largest event for the organic farming community, reaching more than 3,500 attendees each year.

 

The Organic Center: www.organic-center.org

The Organic Center is your trusted, go-to source of information for scientific research about organic food and farming.

 

Rodale Institute: www.rodaleinstitute.org

Our Mission: Through organic leadership we improve the health and well-being of people and the planet.

Organic growing tips and advice!

General Info

Organic Gardening Magazine
Don’t Panic Eat Organic “an organic growers home page”and comprehensive info/link resource
Dave’s Garden a massive web site with over 250 topic-specific forums
Bountiful Gardens “heirloom-untreated-open pollinated varieties for sustainable agriculture”
Howard Garret’s “The Natural Way” a general information resource from “The Dirt Doctor”
Whitney Farms a lot of useful general information from this soils & fertilizer company
Organic Gardening Webring links to personal web pages of organic gardeners(non-commercial)
Earth Garden Magazine “Australia’original journal of sustainable living and alternatives”
Seattle Tilth “organic gardening in an urban setting.”
California Certified Organic Farmers
Indiana Certified Organic
Organic Certification in Nebraska
Canadian Organic Growers “a national information network for organic farmers, gardeners and consumers”.
Institute of Organic Agriculture at the Uniivserity of Bonn this links to their English language page
Alameda County Waste Management “We offer a variety of resources / waste management practices (including composting resources and workshops)”
Rain Barrel Guide a resource on rainwater harvesting systems and methods
EasyHydroponics overflowing with useful information and tips
Lettuce Growing Tips “with an emphasis on natural and organic gardening techniques”.
Garden Trivia a cute page of historical facts from the folks at Heirloom Seeds
Gardening by the Moon “gardening by the phases of the moon is a technique that can speed germination of your seeds by working with the forces of nature”

Soils & Fertilizers

Building Your Soil some basic information about the relationship of earthworms and soil
Whitney Farms extensive line of soils & fertilizers, as well as a lot of useful general information
EchoChem fertilizer, soil conditioners and plant growth stimulants
Mother Earth Organics soil nurturing products
BioVam “mycorrhizal root and soil inoculant, auxiliary soil and plant substance”
EcoChem “natural alternatives that contribute to sustainable agricultural development and environmental protection”
Terra Viva Organics predatory insects, seeds and natural fertilizers
North Country Organics “natural fertilizers, soil amendments, and environmentally compatible pest controls”
Green Planet organic fertilizers and pesticides

Compost

Rot Web an intoduction to home composting
Composters online retailer promoting eco-friendly garden products, tools and accessories
Worm Man’s Worm Farm worms, worms…and worms.
Alameda County Waste Management “We offer a variety of resources / waste management practices (including composting resources and workshops)”
Red Worms for Sale red worms, European Nightcrawlerss, worm bins and accessories

Seeds & Seedlings

Santa Barbara Heirloom Nursery organic seedling nursery, shipping everything from artichokes to watermelons.
Seeds of Change, Inc. open-pollinated vegetable herb and flower seeds
Terra Viva Organics seeds, natural fertilizers and predatory insects
Mumm’s Sprouting Seeds “quantities can be from a package to a container load”
Mooarhill Farm selection of herbs, vegetables, heirloom and hybrid varieties
High Mowing Organic Seeds vegetables, flowers, herbs, supplies, heirlooms, hybrids and pelleted seeds
Park Seed “more than 50 certified organic seed varieties
The Natural Gardening Company “the oldest certified organic nursery in the U.S.”
Peaceful Valley “the largest, most comprehensive selection of organic seed garlic.” Also fertilizers, pest control and general organic garden products.
Heirloom Seeds vast variety and selection of heirloom seeds, some dating back to the 1840’s
Bountiful Gardens “heirloom-untreated-open pollinated varieties for sustainable agriculture”

Many USDA agencies serve the growing organic sector. Whether you’re already certified organic, considering transitioning all or part of your operation, or working with organic producers, we have resources for you. This portal connects you with programs, services, and educational materials that can help your organic farm or business.

Whether you’re already certified organic, considering transitioning all or part of your operation, or working with organic producers, we have resources for you. This portal connects you with programs, services, and educational materials that can help your organic farm or business.

 

Ecological Farming Association: www.eco-farm.org

EcoFarm is committed to providing events, resources, and services that teach farmers all aspects of running an ecological farm business. Since its inception in 1981, EcoFarm has recognized the need for hands-on learning, interactive teaching models, and farmer-to-farmer education.

 

International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements: www.ifoam.org

IFOAM – Organics International is the only organization advocating for organic agriculture at the international level. We closely monitor all international policy making processes related to food and agriculture, compile evidence and undertake concerted action to convince high-level decision-makers to foster and scale-up organic. We showcase how agricultural systems based on the principles of health, ecology, fairness and care can address hunger, energy consumption, pollution, climate change, inequity and the depletion of natural resources in a holistic manner.

 

The Organic Wine Company Links

Organic.org

Organic Made Easy. Life Made Better.

Whole Grains – Organic Hangout Resources
Whole Grain Council – www.wholegrainscouncil.orgThe Whole Grains Council is a nonprofit consumer advocacy group working to increase consumption of whole grains for better health. The WGC’s many initiatives
  • encourage manufacturers to create delicious whole grain products
  • help consumers to find whole grain foods and understand their health benefits
  • help the media to write accurate, compelling stories about whole grains

 

Genetically Modified Organisms

Non-GMO (Genetically Modified Organisms): www.nongmoproject.org

The North American organic & natural product industry’s initiative for non-GMO verification.

The Center for Responsible Technology: Shopping Guide for  Non-GMO products

 

GM Watch – http://www.gmwatch.org/

GMWatch provides the public with the latest news and comment on genetically modified (GMO) foods and crops.

GMWatch is an independent organisation that seeks to counter the enormous corporate political power and propaganda of the GMO industry and its supporters. It does this through its website, email lists,

 

Powerbase portal, LobbyWatch, social media (Twitter and Facebook), and other outreach and campaigning activities. GMWatch was founded in 1998 by Jonathan Matthews and its managing editors are Jonathan Matthews and Claire Robinson.

Government – Organic Hangout Resources

Library of Congress Legislative information and Bill lookup.

http://thomas.loc.gov/

 

Misc.

Crop Pollination Exposes Honey Bees to Pesticides Which Alters Their Susceptibility to the Gut Pathogen Nosema ceranae

The Truth of California Almonds

 

Health & Wellness Sites/Cookbooks/Nutrition Books

Nutrition Facts

NUTRITIONFACTS.ORG is a strictly non-commercial, science-based public service provided by Dr. Michael Greger, providing free updates on the latest in nutrition research via bite-sized videos. There are more than a thousand videos on nearly every aspect of healthy eating, with new videos and articles uploaded every day. NutritionFacts.org was launched with seed money and support by the Jesse & Julie Rasch Foundation. Incorporated as a 501c3 nonprofit charity, NutritionFacts.org now relies on individual donors to keep the site alive.

 

Health and Nutrition Websites

Forks Over Knives: www.ForksOverKnives.com
Jeff Novick, MS, RD, LD, LN: www.JeffNovick.com
Joel Fuhrman, M.D.: www.drfuhrman.com/
Michael Klaper, M.D.: www.doctorklaper.com/
Nutrition Facts: www.NutritionFacts.org
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine: www.PCRM.org
The Engine 2 diet: www.Engine2Diet.com
The McDougall Program: www.DrMcDougall.com
The National Health Association: www.HealthScience.org
The Plant Based Life: www.ThePlantBasedLife.com
TrueNorth Health Center: www.HealthPromoting.com
UC Davis Integrative Medicine: www.ucdintegrativemedicine.com/
VegSource: www.VegSource.com

WorldsHealthiestFoods: worldshealthiestfoods.com

Recipe Blogs/Websites

Darshana’s Kitchen: www.DarshanasKitchen.com
Fat Free Vegan Kitchen: www.Blog.FatFreeVegan.com
Forks Over Knives: www.ForksOverKnives.com
Happy Healthy Long Life: www.HappyHealthLongLife.com
Healthy Girl’s Kitchen: www.HealthyGirlsKitchen.com
Plantz St.: www.PlantBasedKatie.com
Straight Up Food: www.StraightUpFood.com
The McDougall newsletter recipe archives: www.DrMcDougall.com

Experts and amateurs offer their recipes!

Epicurious over 14,000 recipes from Conde Nast’s Gourmet, Bon Appetit, etc.
Recipe Source formerly SOAR from UC Berkeley, with ‘over 70,000 recipes online
Spa Index large variety of spa inspired and sourced recipes
Muir Glen surprise…. these recipes include tomatoes
Fatfree.com “archive of 4,667 low fat vegetarian recipes”
Nasoya Foods from the makers of “Nayonaise,” tofu recipes including, lasagna, burgers and chili
Mori-Nu tofu recipes
Creole and Cajun Recipe Page gumbos, jambalayas, etc.
Food-India.com dedicated exclusively to many Indian ethnic cuisines
All India Site large link site with Indian recipes and info on regional cooking
Food-Nepal info, recipe and restaurant site of Nepali cuisine
VegWeb breakfast-to-dinner veggie recipes
Indochef Indonesian dishes
Bangkok Cuisine Thai foods
Kosher Asian Recipes Chinese, Indian, Malaysian, Thai, Burmese, Vietnamese, Filipino, Laosian, Sri Lankan,Singaporean
Green Chronicle beverage, baking, dessert and regional recipes from the UK
BaliGuidea basic Balinese recipes by Chef Heinz Van Holzen
Earthbound Farm nice selection of vegetable recipes from “featured chefs”

Chefs

Cary Neff currently executive chef at La Costa Resort and Spa. Cary also served as executive chef at Miraval Life in Balance Spa for eight years, and author of the New York Times bestseller “Conscious Cuisine”

Mark Simmons “you might remember Mark as the sweet, oddball Kiwi from “Top Chef” season 4. Following is a fun and interesting review from “Planet Green”. Mother Nature Network.

Cal Stamenov Cal incorporates herbs, vegetables and myriad varieties of indigenous tomatoes he grows in his organic garden at Bernardus Lodge

Tony Baker executive chef at Montrio Bistro, Moneteray CA

Ted Walter/Cindy Walter owners of Passionfish, “The Walters helped launch the sustainable seafood movement in Monterey County through legislative advocacy, public presentations and educational forums for culinary students, restaurateurs and chefs.”

Cookbooks and Guides/Plans/Programs

21-Day Vegan Kickstart (online), by PCRM
Bravo! (SOS-free), by Ramses Bravo
Eat Vegan on $4 a Day, by Ellen Jaffe Jones
Forks Over Knives: The Cookbook, by Del Sroufe
Free McDougall Program (online), by John A. McDougall
Heart Healthy Pizza, by Mark Sutton
Plant-Based Life Transition and Support Program (online), by SustainableDiet.com
Plant-Powered Families, by Dreena Burton
Plant-Strong, by Rip Esselstyn
The Campbell Plan, by Thomas Campbell, M.D.
The China Study Cookbook, by Leanne Campbell, Ph.D.
The Happy Herbivore, by Lindsay S. Nixon
The Health Promoting Cookbook, by Alan Goldhamer, D.C.
The McDougall Quick & Easy Cookbook, by John A. McDougall, M.D. and Mary McDougall
The Plant Pure Nation Cookbook, by Kim Campbell
The Plant-Based Journey, by Lani Muelrath
The Vegeterranean Diet, by Julieanna Hever
Vegan Under Pressure (using a pressure cooker), by Jill Nussinow, M.S., R.D.
Unprocessed (SOS-free), by Chef AF

Recipe apps

21-Day Vegan Kickstart (PCRM)
Forks Over Knives: Healthy Recipes & Delicious Meals Made Easy
The New McDougall Mobile Cookbook

Health and Nutrition Books (many of these also contain recipes)

A Plant-Based Life, by Micaela Cook Karlsen
Breaking the Food Seduction: The Hidden Reasons Behind Food Cravings—And 7 Steps to End Them Naturally, by Neal Barnard, M.D.
Digestive Tune-Up, by John A. McDougall, M.D.
Eat to Live, by Joel Fuhrman, M.D.
Fasting and Eating for Health, by Joel Fuhrman, M.D.
Fasting Can Save Your Life, by Herbert M. Shelton, N.D.
Healing Cancer From Inside Out, by Mike Anderson
How Not to Die, by Michael Greger, M.D.
Prevent and Reverse Hearth Disease, by Caldwell B. Esselstyn Jr., M.D.
The China Study, by T. Colin Campbell, Ph.D. and Thomas Campbell, M.D.
The Engine 2 Diet, by Rip Esselstyn
The Food Revolution, by John Robbins
The Forks Over Knives Plan, by Alona Pulde, M.D. and Matthew Lederman, M.D.
The Healthiest Diet on the Planet, by John and Mary McDougall
The McDougall Program for Maximum Weight Loss, by John A. McDougall, M.D. with Mary McDougall
The McDougall Program for Women, by John A. McDougall, M.D.
The Pleasure Trap, by Alan Goldhamer, D.C. and Douglas J. Lisle, Ph.D.
The Starch Solution, by John A. McDougall, M.D. with Mary McDougall
Whole, by T. Colin Campbell, Ph.D.

Health and Nutrition Films/DVDs

Fasting: Safe and Effective Use of an Ancient Healing Therapy, by Michael Klaper, M.D.
Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead, by Joe Cross
Forks Over Knives
Jeff Novick’s Fast Food (volume 1): The Basics, by Jeff Novick, MS, RD, LD, LN
Jeff Novick’s Fast Food (volume 2): Burgers and Fries, by Jeff Novick, MS, RD, LD, LN
Jeff Novick’s Fast Food (volume 3): Shopping School, by Jeff Novick, MS, RD, LD, LN
Jeff Novick’s Fast Food (volume 4): Beyond the Basics, by Jeff Novick, MS, RD, LD, LN
Losing Weight Without Losing Your Mind, by Douglas J. Lisle, Ph.D.
Salt, Sugar and Oil: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, by Michael Klaper, M.D.
The Continuum of Evil, by Douglas J. Lisle, Ph.D.

Plant-Based Podcasts and audio programs: To locate each of the below programs, search the title online.

Chef AJ’s teleclasses, hosted by Chef AJ
Dr. Don Show archives, hosted by Don Wagner, D.O. and Mark Sutton
Food for Thought Podcast, hosted by Colleen Patrick Goudreau
Jami Dulaney, M.D. Podcast, hosted by Jami Dulaney, M.D.
McDougallCasts, by John A. McDougall, M.D.
Meal Mentor Podcast, hosted by Lindsay S. Nixon
No Meat Athlete Radio, hosted by Matt Frazier
Plant Yourself Podcast, hosted by Howard Jacobson
The Rich Roll Podcast, hosted by Rich Roll

Animal and Environmental Resources

Animal Legal Defense Fund (nonprofit organization): ALDF.com
Cowspiracy (documentary)
Farm Sanctuary (nonprofit organization): FarmSanctuary.org
Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, JoyfulVegan.com
Mad Cowboy (book), by Howard Lyman
Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows (book), by Melanie Joy, Ph.D.

Online plant-based certification programs

Plant-based Nutrition, offered by the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies in partnership with eCornell
Plant-Based Professional Certification Course, offered by the Rouxbe Cooking School
The Starch Solution Certification Course, offered by the McDougall Program.

Other Resources

Bright Line Eating (program for food addiction; can be applied to a plant-based diet)
Chef AJ’s Ultimate Weight Loss Program
Dr. McDougall’s Online Discussion Board
Forks Fresh Meals (meal delivery)
Forks Over Knives online cooking course
Happy Cow (veg-friendly restaurant search online)

 

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