We Love Harry & Beans

Recently our produce buyer, the lovely Terri Amig, went to visit our favorite coffee man with her camera. You can smell the chill, charm and of course the coffee goodness through the screen. Enjoy!

If you haven't tried Harry & Beans coffee, you surely should. He sources fair trade & organic beans for roasting locally, right in Ocean View. We brew it every day here at GS in the Juice Bar, it fuels our staff and blends into the creamy Green Street Blended coffees you all adore. (Which we have updated the menu for...check out the new available add ins)

Brand Pick: Jackson's Honest

Here at Green Street, we love
Jackson's Honest!

We tried these chips just recently and fell in love. Just in time for summer, these chips are the perfect blend of salty and crisp. However, we do not just like the chips....we love the brand!

Jackson's Honest was created for the founder's children so that they could have a healthy alternative to the highly processed chips on the market. All of their chips are fried in coconut oil, a super healthy alternative to the "denatured polyunsaturated frying oils" used by other brands.

Though, the idea of them only using coconut oil is a great reason to love this brand, we also love that they are a real family. They care about what they feed their children and what kind of ingredients are being consumed by their customers. They are organic and NON-GMO certified, which means that we will be eating these like crazy!

Here at Green Street, we want to educate our customers and Jackson's Honest is one of those brands you must look up and read more about! Head into the market today and pick up a large bag or a small bag and get ready to embark on a coconut oil adventure for your taste buds!

Our Brand Pick: Nature's Path

Now more than ever, going to the grocery store can seem daunting and overwhelming...

People think that just looking at the nutritional facts is important, but that’s only part of what people should really consider. GMO's, pesticides, sustainability, fair trade, who owns whom, and what their profits are going to support, should all be considered. With that in mind, there's a lot to contemplate when walking through the aisles with your shopping cart now a days. But did you ever stop to think about how and where you’re shopping is affecting your community?

 Voting with your dollar is, in my opinion, the best way to affect change in a consumer dependent industry.  Buying from small, independently owned companies that share your values about nutrition, business, and the environment is not only investing in your health but also in the future.

As a grocery buyer, I am now not only shopping for myself, but for my community.  I try to support the brands that are independently owned or owned by corporations that support organic practices and business transparency.  

In a world where profit has trumped ethics for most industries, it is comforting to know that there are some truly wonderful companies doing their part to make this world a better place. 

Nature's Path is a leader among these companies. As a full service grocery store, we can't always fully boycott all of the brands that are owned by large corporations, but we do get to focus on and support the heroes of organics like Nature's Path. They use sustainable and organic farming & sourcing practices to provide us with a product line of amazingly tasty & nutritious cereal, granola bars, oatmeal, waffles, toaster pastries and breads.   From gluten free to whole grain, kid friendly to sophisticated super foods, Nature's Path has your morning covered. 

 Celebrating 30 years as an independently owned, family run company, Nature's Path has proven their commitment to both their customers and their community.  I'd like to say that they are trailblazers for the organic movement but their commitment to sustainability somehow makes that term seem too harsh.

 Nature's Path is a socially responsible company that not only makes delicious organic foods for the entire family, but puts their money where their mouth is by being involved in and donating to many worthy organizations to help protect the environment, protect endangered species, protect our right to know about GMOs, and to help educate our children about all of these important topics.   I'd like to say “Thank you!” to Nature's Path for being so awesome!  Now time for a bowl of Qi'a!

Every product on this post is on sale this month so be sure to stock up!