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The Skinny on Fresh Juice

November 19, 2014

We're excited to announce that our new cold pressed juices are available at the Queen Anne, SLU and Kirkland Homegrown locations. Coming to all stores soon!

Here's what you need to know about our juices - they are: 100% organic • 100% vegan • 100% Non-GMO • Cold-Pressed • Never Heated  • Never Frozen • Pressure Processed.

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We use cucumber (not apple) as the base for a less sweet, more nutrient dense Green Juice. There are over 3 cups of spinach and kale in every bottle, providing 60% of your Vitamin A and 20% of your Vitamin C daily values per serving. Drinking a green juice in the morning is a great way to boost your intake of dark leafy greens.

60 cals, 2 grams of protein, no fat.

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This juice has over 2 cups of organic oranges, pineapple and grapefruit per bottle. It's rich in antioxidants and contains over 150% Vitamin C per serving. Pineapple contains the enzyme Bromelain which is believed to aid digestion.

140 cals, 2 grams of protein, no fat.

Enjoy with your sandwich, soup or salad, or grab a bottle for an easy, nutrient dense snack on the run!

Team Visit to Sprouting Farm

October 22, 2014

Last week we broke away from the mean streets of Seattle to spend the morning at Sprouting Farm. What an amazing sunny fall day working in the fields with our kitchen crew. These guys are responsible for all our great homemade sauces, salad dressings & roasted meats. #FeelingGrateful Farm-Sign bok-choy Team-Photo

Boxed Water Is Better

October 9, 2014

We recently began carrying a new product called Boxed Water. It's noteworthy for it's unique, contemporary design, and because it's a revolutionary way to "bottle" water. 10574250_10152598740055540_3636259626886712649_n

To put it in their own words, they're "part sustainable water company, part art project, part philanthropic project, and completely curious."

We've spotted our boxed water on blogs and all over Instagram in the hands of environmentally conscious (or, just thirsty) Seattleites. If you forgot your water bottle, this is a great choice - just see below to find out why. photo by Lacie Powell

Boxed Water is Better because of their commitment to sustainability. Here are the facts:

The Boxed Water container is far more sustainable than plastic bottled water. About 76% of the box is from a renewable  resource, trees.

The trees used to make our box come from certified, well managed forests. These forests remain healthy and stable through ongoing replanting while removing CO2 from the atmosphere.

We ship our boxes flat to our filler which is significantly more efficient compared to shipping empty plastic or glass bottles to  be filled.

Seasonal Sandwich: Fall

September 25, 2014

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We've created a taste masterpiece this fall with butternut squash from Sprouting Farm.  It's vegetarian, but bacon can be added, should you need it.

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BUTTERNUT + GOAT CHEESE Butternut Squash, Apple Butter, Maple Butter, Goat Cheese + Baby Kale $5 half / $8.50 whole

ADD BACON $1.50 half / $3.00 whole

On The Farm: First Frost

September 18, 2014

Last week our farm manager, Ethan, filled us in on what happens as summer weather turns into fall. Vegetables that love the heat like heirloom tomatoes and basil are slowing down (goodbye, we loved you), but plants that thrive with cool temperatures are beginning to show their colors. Ethan warned that the first frost might be the end of some of our favorite summer staples, and he was right.

Last week I must have jinxed the farm by talking about how a frost would affect the plants because last Thursday and Friday we got a light frost out on the farm. Many of the plants are doing quite well despite the cool temperatures, but a few plants were damaged. Some of the damage is season ending for plants, but many of them will be fine. The basil plants endured the most damage. Basil is a very sensitive plant and doesn't do well with low temperatures.

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Despite the end of the basil season, there's a lot to look forward to on Sprouting Farm this fall. The beets are thriving and currently being served on our Roasted Beet + Apple salad!