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Fall in Love with Organic Groceries

While Organic Harvest Month may be winding down, around here we never tire of celebrating organics. This month we’ve shared delicious ideas for sweet seasonal organic fruit – yellow peaches, Bartlett pears, grapes and raspberries. We’ve given you the top 10 reasons to go organic, introduced you to some of our organic farmers and told you exactly what “organic” means and why supporting organic agriculture is important. We’ve even had our Senior Global Coordinator for Exclusive and Store Brands share his passion and excitement for our 365 Everyday Value® organic lineup. (Seriously. People here are passionate about that stuff.) And now, a few more reasons (straight from our grocery shelves!) to fall in love with organics: Alter Eco Organic Quinoa Quinoa is an ancient grain that has been cultivated in the Andes Mountains of South America for more than 5,000 years. It is sometimes referred to as the “mother grain” and as a “protein powerhouse.” Alter Eco’s organic and Fair Trade Certified Quinoa, available in Black, Pearl, Red and Rainbow varieties, directly supports Bolivian farming families in the ANAPQUI cooperative. You can read Atilio’s story on our Whole Trade webpage. Castor and Pollux Natural PetWorks ORGANIX Pet Food The most complete line of USDA certified organic food for dogs and cats, ORGANIX has no artificial preservatives, uses meat and meal from animals raised with no added growth hormones or antibiotics and offers a selection of grain-free options. GreenShield Organic Laundry Detergent GreenShield is the first and only organic laundry detergent. The low-sudsing, non-toxic hypo-allergenic detergent is safe for use in both HE and standard machines. GreenShield Organic’s Free & Clear formula contains no dyes or perfumes and the Lavender Scent is lightly scented. Both are available in a variety of sizes and packages including their special detergent pouch that’s designed to reduce waste by 80%. Fig Food Soup Fig Food’s soups are organic, kosher, and 100% plant-based and available in seven varieties – Tuscan White Bean, Yucatan Black Bean, Umbrian Lentil, Gran Faro e Fagioli, Condensed Wheatberry, Condensed Split Pea and Condensed Tomato. Harmless Harvest 100% Raw Coconut Water Starting with coconuts sourced from small organic agroforestry farms, Harmless Harvest then uses a heatless, high-pressure process designed for food safety and extended shelf life in your fridge. The result is outstanding flavor and nutrition of raw and organic coconut water. Late July Organic Multigrain Snack Chips Late July is a family-owned and operated company that makes delicious organic snack foods. Their organic multigrain snack chips are a flavorful mix of seeds (like sunflower, chia and flax) combined with a blend of crunchy corn and rice. Available in three flavors – Sea Salt by the Sea Shore, Mild Green Mojo (a combination of creamy cheese, mild green chiles, lime and a hint of jalapeño), and Dude Ranch. Oikos Organic Frozen Greek Yogurt Rich, creamy Greek yogurt seems even more indulgent when it's frozen, and it's hard to believe this organic treat is fat free. The traditional Greek triple-straining process makes it extra thick. Available in Vanilla, Chocolate, Honey and Blueberry. Organicville Organic Orangeville Carbonated Beverage Quench your thirst with this organic take on the popular European orange soda made with orange pulp. It's a zesty, fresh tasting beverage that gives you all the citrus refreshment without any high-fructose corn syrup! Uncle Matt’s Organic Orange Juice and Grapefruit Juice Fourth-generation citrus grower Matt McLean has been working with small-scale, family-owned citrus farms in Florida for more than a decade to deliver "the juice, the whole juice and nothing but the juice." Uncle Matt’s Organic Orange Juice combines peak-season Hamlin and Valencia oranges for a smooth, exceptionally sweet taste, while his Organic Grapefruit Juice is the perfect blend of mellow Ruby Red and robust White grapefruit juice. These are just a taste of the many, many organic groceries you’ll find in our stores. Is there a certain product or reason why you’ve fallen in love with organics?