When Should You Buy Organic?We try to eat healthier, especially when feeding our families. That can get expensive, so when does it pay to go organic? To get the USDA Organic Seal, crops cannot have any genetically-modified organisms, synthetic fertilizers, sewage sludge, irradiation or certain pesticides. A short list of pesticides are allowed.
St. Paul Company Grows Organic Produce Year-RoundA Twin Cities company is hoping to change the way we think of Minnesota's growing season. St. Paul based J & J Distributing has found a way to grow local, organic produce year round.
MDH Warns Of Salmonella Investigation Into Powdered Nutrition ShakesOfficials at the Minnesota Department of Health say they're investigating salmonella cases linked to a brand of powdered nutrition shakes.
Ask A Minnesota Chef: Best Healthy Smoothie RecipeSip healthy with smoothie recipes from Truce
Target To Introduce New Organic ProductsPeople who like to go organic will soon have more options at Target. Target said it's planning to double its offering of organic and sustainable products this year from a little more than 100 to more than 200.
MNfusion: The Wedge Sets A Place For Everyone At The TableA long-time staple of the Whittier neighborhood recently opened a new location along Minneapolis' Eat Street. The Wedge Table opened their doors, and pulled out a chair, for the Nicollet neighborhood on Jan. 26.
MNfusion: The Wedge Table Opens On 'Eat Street'A new market and café has found a home on Minneapolis' "Eat Street." The Wedge Table Market and Café opened their second location along Nicollet Avenue South Monday.
General Mills Unveils 150 New Products, Healthy & OtherwiseGluten-Free, high-protein and "total indulgence", those are the phrases of inspiration for General Mills' newest groceries. The Twin Cities-based company just launched its newest line of products.
Target Ups Game On Organic, Sustainable Products Target is upping the game on organic and sustainable products. The nation's second-largest discounter has hand-selected 17 of the leading natural, organic and sustainable brands that already sell to its stores and has challenged them to come up with new products or new twists. As a result, an exclusive collection of more than 120 items like non-aerosol air freshener and bleach-free baby diapers have been hitting shelves since last month.
Organic Farmers' Income Doubled In 1 YearFour times each week, Phua and Blia Thao head to the Minneapolis farmer's market with crates of fresh produce. Their displays of chemical-free vegetables are rich in both color and nutrition. Blia said that a health-conscious consumer is driving an increase in his business.
How To Keep A Bug-Free GardenSo as not to waste the hours you've put into your garden, WCCO asked Susie Bachman for the best ways to keep the bugs away. Aphids can suck the green part out of the plant, so Captain Jacks' Deadbug is a great organic all-purpose insecticide. Bonide Eight isn't organic, is another a great all-purpose insecticide.
DeRusha Eats: From Plato Farm To Mpls Table Farm to table, you've heard the concept, now take a trip to Tangletown Farm in Plato, Minn. It's where the cows are happy and the fields are lush, green, and there's 120 different organic crops. The Scottish Highland cattle on the farm are a lean cut of meat and the quality is off the charts.
Target Rolling Out Organic, Natural Grocery BrandTarget Corp. is planning a new organic and natural store brand as it works to rev up its grocery business. The big-box retailer says the new brand, called Simply Balanced, will start with drinks and snacks like corn chips.
The Dirty Dozen: Foods You Should Always Buy OrganicAs you've probably heard or experienced, buying organic foods at the grocery store can cost more. So when you're at the grocery store, how do you know what to spend your money on?
Is Organic Food Worth The Extra Cost?Organic food was once only available at health food stores, but today it's available at almost every grocery store. More consumers are asking the question of whether buying organic is actually worth the extra cost.