Protecting Organic Integrity

Amy's Organic Garden owner Amy Hicks can be found this May 5, 2011 morning, harvesting the greens at her farm in Charles City, VA. Ms. Hicks' farm participates with Fall Line Farms a local food cooperative in the Richmond, VA area that offers a wide variety of household food staples and specialty items on an ever changing inventory of fruits, vegetables, meats, soaps, eggs, cheeses, flowers, honey, pastas, sauces, syrups, baked goods, mushrooms, flour and grains. Suppliers post what they have on a Lulus Local Food online listing and customers (who pay seasonal dues) can make their selection. Then every Thursday suppliers team up with other suppliers to deliver orders to, one of several pick-up points, designated by the customer in or around the Richmond area. USDA Photos by Lance Cheung.
La Montañita Joins National Action to Challenge USDA Change to Organic Rule

By Paige Tomaselli, Center for Food Safety, and Robin Seydel

On April 8, organic stakeholders, including… Read more

Donate-a-Dime Organization of the Month: Many Mothers


Every month, La Montañita sponsors a local community-based organization through our Donate-a-Dime bag program.

Many Mothers (MM) is an all-volunteer organization that works… Read more

Mediterranean-Style Cashew-Cucumber Dip

Cashew Cucumber Dip

From Isa Chandra Moskowitz

For a lovely spring luncheon or picnic, this thick and fresh tasting dip is a dairy-free variation on the classic Greek cucumber yogurt dip, tzatziki. CoolRead more

Mandatory Not Voluntary GMO Labeling: The Fight Continues


By Eleanor Bravo, Food and Water Watch

Rep. Mike Pompeo is expected to re-introduce HR 4432, or what we call the “Deny Americans the Right to Know (DARK) Act” any day now… Read more

Soltero de Queso Vegan

Soltero de Queso 1

From Adrienne Weiss

Soltero de Queso, a specialty of the Andean city of Arequipa, is loosely translated as “Bachelor’s Salad,” but would indeed be a healthy, Read more

Our Co-op: Restoring the Earth


By Katherine Mullé

As a community-owned consumer cooperative, La Montañita believes in the shared benefits of healthy food, a strong local economy, and sound environmental practices… Read more

A Path Forward: Bosque Restoration


By Michael Jensen

On February 9th, work began on a wide crusher-fines trail in the Bosque from the Central Avenue bridge north to the I-40 bridge.

The trail is one of two components of… Read more

Creamy Avocado-Tomato Salsa

Avocado Tomato Salsa

From Adrienne Weiss

This juicy salsa hails from Venezuela, where it’s known as “Guasacaca” and is used as a condiment. It’s not as much a guacamole as it Read more

Safe Use of Technology: Critical for Health and EASY!


By John McPhee

There are now an estimated 6,000 studies demonstrating the damaging health effects from cell towers, antennas, and Wi-Fi technology. In spite of this, there has been… Read more

Alan Imai on Natural Agriculture: Simple, Sustainable, and Cooperative with Nature


By Father Seraphim

A step closer to nature than the organic approach, Nature Agriculture is a simple and unique approach to farming and gardening that recommends the cultivation … Read more