Posted by shelby on August 12, 2013
One of my favorite parts of working as Rainbow’s Community Builder is experimenting with new ideas to further educate our community about eating good food, supporting our local economy, and caring about the environment.
Last month we had the privilege of running a miniature grocery store at Fitness Fest, an event coordinated by Parents and Kids Magazine. Fitness Fest is all about families getting more active and making healthy choices.
Our grocery store was full of food containers donated by Rainbow customers and employees, and kids were able to fill their baskets with whatever foods they liked. At the “check out,” myself and nutritionist Deane Peck talked about their choices and why they were healthy and unhealthy. What a fun way to teach nutrition!
Thank you so much to our Assistant Manager Leigh Anne for all of her hard work on our mini grocery store. Thank you to Parents and Kids for the opportunity!
Posted by Health & Beauty on August 12, 2013
Extracted from kernels of the mango tree, mango butter is an extremely versatile moisturizer.
1. Good for eczema, dermatitis, sunburn, rashes, insect bites, poison ivy, stretch marks and fine lines.
2. Higher level of fatty acids than coconut and shea butter, making it a more intensive moisturizer
3. Shields hair and skin from UV rays
4. Promotes cell regeneration
5. Contains high levels of antioxidants and vitamins A, C and E
Posted by Supplements on August 12, 2013
Colloidal Silver is one of our favorite products because it is extremely versatile. It destroys pathogens of all types including bacteria, fungal spores, parasites, and viruses. It can be used topically or internally, and can give your immune system a boost during winter months. Keep some in your first aid kit to treat minor cuts, scrapes, and burns.
Our recommended brand of Colloidal Silver is by Sovereign Silver, which has sizes to meet every price point, starting at $13.69.
Posted by High Noon Cafe on August 12, 2013
Last month we hosted our very first Farm to Table Dinner, which was a 5-course menu built around locally-grown, organic produce. Jackson’s demand for cleaner, healthier food truly showed at our event, which sold out quickly to a very passionate crowd.
Thank you to everyone who attended our first Farm to Table dinner and asked that we do it again. We plan to host a Farm to Table each season to showcase seasonal produce, with the next event being held on Friday, November 22nd. Mark you calendars!
Posted by Patrick on August 12, 2013
After he wrote down the Theory of Relativity, Albert Einstein designed a refrigerator. It was a fairly successful model (though dangerous due to it’s use of butane gas) but unlike most of Einstein’s intellectual endeavours, someone else did a better job.
Why would one of our greatest geniuses turn to the lowly refrigerator? Well, it’s more than 100 degrees outside now, so I’ll ponder my response inside with a glass of ice water. It’s a simple move that puts me out of the league of the most powerful Queens and Sultans of antiquity, who built great works to maintain just a few blocks of precious ice.
And in the produce department, cool temperatures are important for more than just comfort. Refrigeration prevents spoilage, by inhibiting the microbes that cover everything on earth, and by slowing down the enzymes that turn green fruit into ripe fruit. Of course, since those enzymes don’t stop once that apple is ripe, they speed ripening fruit inevitably towards putrescence. Our coolers keep all of that microbiology from ruining your food and your day.
“Well, Patrick, why are you telling us all this? Do you just have a twisted love of refrigeration-based minutiae?” Well, that is part of it.
The other reason is that we have brand new produce coolers!
We were sad to see our old coolers go - they’d been with the coop since the beginning, even before we moved to our current location. These coolers had been with the Rainbow for longer than I’ve been alive - and they were used when we got them.
But, alas, they just weren’t cooling very well, even though they were eating electricity at an alarming rate. Our new units are more efficient, they keep produce cooler, they let us keep MORE produce, and if I must be honest - they look great. I’ve been watching them all day. They’re like something out of a spaceship. You take a look at them and you just know that whatever you pull out is going to be cool, perfectly ripe, and delicious.
You’ll all also like the fact that now, more than two people can shop in the produce department at once. So, bring a friend.
Go on, try it.