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Styer's Garden Cafe, Glen Mills, PA

Allgood Provisions is excited to announce our newest location and first appearance in the only state that can be referred to by its two letter abbreviation. Stumped? We're talking about Pennsylvania, aka PA.  You can find our gourmet organic Maple Roasted Cashews, High Antioxidant Trail Mix, Banana Chips, and Roasted Almonds in Styer's Garden Cafe in Glen Mills, Pennsylvania. Founded in 2008, this farm-to-table restaurant/home goods market/garden offers a unique experience to even the expert foodies. The idea was inspired by "merging house and garden to create an experience for the senses, catering to customers with a curated assortment of plants for all seasons, as well as inspired items for the home and garden."  The fare changes monthly and is prepared...

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Fixing the Food Crisis

Eating sustainable and healthy food is a challenge for many people. Add in climate change, inefficient safety standards and about 2 billion mouths to feed within the next 25 years, and the food crisis will only become worse. Businessweek recently published a story on the food crisis and enlisted a panel of experts to advise on how they would fix it. The biggest factors addressed were technology and politics. Technology is extremely important now and in the future. It enables us to track our food quality and product system, which will help us become efficient producers of food. By increasing our productivity and efficiency we will be able to provide more affordable food, including more organic foods. Smart phones are...

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Only Organics Can Feed the Hungry World: Here's Why

A new approach to agriculture that combines the best in industrial production with organic and sustainable practices is the key to meeting the changing needs of a changing world, where resources are rapidly depleted by a growing population. "Are Organic Foods Safer or Healthier Than Conventional Alternatives?" is the title of a controversial report released last week by Stanford University's Center For Health Policy. The study concludes that there is "little evidence of health benefit" from eating organic food." The meta-analysis of more than 200 separate studies found that organic products were no more nutritious - based on vitamin and mineral content - than conventionally-grown meats and vegetables. The press weighed in with a bewildering range of instant reactions. The...

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2012 Farm Bill could favor America's Organic Sector

The organic sector is proving to be an important part of the diverse U.S. agricultural landscape as the debate about the 2012 Farm Bill continues. Legislators now have the opportunity to shift power and funding towards local, sustainable farmers and away from the industrial mega-producers that currently dominate the agricultural system. "The organic sector is fueling jobs and rural livelihoods at an astounding rate" said Matt McLean, Organic Trade Association Board President. "Organic is also creating an important economic opportunity for rural Americans through new business opportunities generated from the recent organic equivalency trade arrangements with Canada and the European Union." Here’s how you can support the sustainable food system on a personal and community level: Shop Sustainably. Think farmer’s...

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Plant, Grow and Harvest: Tips for Starting Your Own Organic Vegetable Garden

Are you one of the nine million Americans who started their first vegetable garden this year? If you're feeling a little left out, here is what you need to know to get started: Organic gardening doesn't require a green thumb, but it does require attention. Keep an eye out for early signs of insect or disease damage, and soon you'll have a healthy and bountiful organic vegetable garden. Finding the right location will make all the difference. Choose a site that has as much direct sunlight as possible (6-8 hours of sunlight during your main grow season). Flatten your garden bed to avoid water collection. A soggy site will take longer to dry and is subject to rotted plant roots...

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