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You know the saying, “It’s what’s on the inside that counts”? Well, that couldn’t be more true when it comes to Cara Cara oranges. From the outside, these citrus beauties look like your run-of-the-mill, bright-skinned navel oranges. Cut them open, though, and you’ll be pleasantly surprised.

First discovered in the mid-70s in Venezuela, it’s not just their beautiful color that makes them stand out — they have a remarkable taste that goes right along with it. Compared to traditional navels, Cara Caras are sweeter, slightly tangy, and less acidic, with a hint of red fruit, like ... See more

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FLASH SALE ALERT! Organic Blueberry pints thru 1/21 (while supplies last) — best price in town! #todayatthecoop #openharvest #flashsale #organic

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NEW PRODUCT ALERT: Lemon infused @just water is now available!

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2020 Seed Program Nominations! Through January 31st, it's your chance to nominate your favorite local non-profit / organization for our NEW Seed Program. We will be offering customers an opportunity to "round-up" their grocery total to support a new organization each month! Learn more at: www.openharvest.coop/seed/

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Don't miss National Seed Swap Day! (Community Seed Swap) on January 25th from 1 PM - 3 PM. Seed starting demos, free, seeds, and garden talk with Community Crops and Open Harvest. Coffee & snacks will be provided!

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Organic Food Survey

A study conducted by Earthbound Farm surveyed more than 500 shoppers to learn about who is buying organic food. The results highlight that the organic shopper profile has shifted toward the mainstream.

“Organic should and can be for everyone,” Deverl Maserang, president and CEO of the San Juan Bautista, Calif.-based company, said in a news release.

Here’s 10 notable findings from the survey:

  1. 47% of the people surveyed said they buy organic food for their households at least some of the time
  2. Pet owners are more likely to buy organic than people who do not own pets (53% to 37%)
  3. Sports fans are more likely to buy organic (49% to 41%)
  4. People with children at home are more likely to buy organic (52%)
  5. The majority of consumers (67%) eat organic for dinner, compared to 62% for lunch and 56% for breakfast
  6. 71% of shoppers with kids at home said it would be somewhat or very important to provide organic food to their child’s classmates/teammates.
  7. Respondents to the survey indicated that the 3-5 age range is most critical in eating organic food.
  8. Only 24% of organic shoppers said they are “loud and proud” about choosing organic, while 10% keep their preferences “under the radar” and 66% are “easygoing”
  9. 33% of people have increased their organic food consumption in the past year, while 40% plan to increase their organic consumption in 2019. 11% plan to decrease it
  10. 75% of organic consumers buy organic primarily for the health benefits