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The Legend of Bobblehead Bob
January 5, 2011, 12:19 am
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Emily and Yaima decided to get me a bobblehead of myself for Christmas. Well, what can I say? I thought about it long and hard. Were they trying to tell me that I am a talking head that annoyingly tells them the same stupid stories over and over? Even though these stories are designed in my mind to inspire them? Well…that may be the case. But, let’s face it…It’s really a cool gift. After all, a lot of thought went into it, and who can really brag that they have their very own bobblehead? They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, so I embrace my bobblehead, which does have a striking resemblance to myself. I named him Bobblehead Bob.

I have spent the last three years of my life trying to get the organic cotton message out: According to the Organic Exchange, there are 456 million of pounds of pesticides used in conventional cotton production, and many of these pesticides are on the EPA’s list of known, likely, or probable human carcinogens. As a result, farm workers get sick, runoff creates water contamination , and so on and so forth. I have shared this sad reality  so many times that I am beginning to feel like a bobblehead myself. There is so much more work ahead before everyday people hear the battle cry and the world shifts to a healthier choice: the organic standard.

Whenever you change the world, it takes time…And then it happens in an instant. When the universe opens up, people learn the truth and traditional ways of doing things are no longer sustainable. So until the change happens, I will be a bobblehead, shouting from the rooftops.

I AM BOBBLEHEAD BOB!

BY BOB STEIN, CO-FOUNDER OF ORGANICALLY GROWN



A Visit to San Francisco’s Organic Farmer’s Market

In October Bobby and I went up to San Francisco to attend a friend’s birthday party. We had some time on Saturday to go up to the Farmers Market in San Francisco. From their website:

The Ferry Plaza Farmers Market is a California certified farmers market operated by the nonprofit Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture (CUESA).  The market is widely acclaimed for both the quality and diversity of its fresh farm products, and artisan and prepared foods. It is renowned throughout the country as one of the top farmers markets to visit. On any day, especially Saturdays, some of San Francisco’s best known chefs, and most famous farmers, can be seen at the market.  The market provides a forum for people to learn about food and agriculture.  Each week nearly 25,000 shoppers visit the farmers market.

The farmers market is open three days a week—Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.  On Tuesdays and Thursdays, the smaller markets occupy the front of the building along the Embarcadero; on Saturdays, the much larger market is held both in front of the Ferry Building and on the rear plaza overlooking the Bay.  The markets offer fruits, vegetables, herbs, flowers, meats and eggs from small regional farmers and ranchers, many of whom are certified organic.  A wealth of other products include regional artisan specialties such as breads, cheeses and jams.  The Thursday market  features an array of artisan street food: wood-fired pizza, grilled meats, sandwiches, and tacos, while the Saturday market also includes local restaurants serving a variety of hot, delicious meals.


I have never seen in all my travels such a collective of high quality and ORGANIC product in one place.  If you have a chance to go – do so. And bring your appetite!

BY JULIA STEIN, CO-FOUNDER OF ORGANICALLY GROWN



Natural Foods Expo

Julia and I attended the Natural Foods Expo, which is the largest trade show for natural and organic foods in the US.
The Expo has grown dramatically through the years. Major corporations have made their presence felt in the organic segment of the food industry. Some will argue the pros and the cons of this reality.  To me, this just confirms the fact that more people than ever are purchasing organic products  and as a result, we will see a wider variety of organic products become available to the public. I was excited to see a company selling an organic oven cleaner!
What has not changed at the Expo is the free food. You really have to pace yourself.  My weakness and love (isn’t love strange?) is organic chocolate. Two great brands are Theo and Black and White.  The marketing director of Theo even invited me to see the entire chocolate operation next time in Seattle!
More seriously… you have to ask yourself the following question:  How are you going to fuel your body?  If you play the odds…you have a better shot at a healthy, more productive  life and lifestyle if you exercise and eat organic foods…foods grown without toxins…to me it’s common sense.

BY BOB STEIN, CO-FOUNDER OF ORGANICALLY GROWN



Can China Turn Cotton Green?

I just read an  fascinating article by Chris Wood that appeared in the February edition of Miller-McCune Magazine ( this is a great magazine).  The article cites one Chinese official as conceding that in 2006, the cumulative cost of environmental damage and pollution-related health care had effectively offset all of China’s widely envied 10 percent annual economic growth. Wow!
The Chinese government has essentially acknowledged they no longer can sustain a path of self destruction. This isn’t China’s problem , it’s all of our problem…and do you really think other countries aren’t having the same problem?…They are…And we all have to deal with it.
According to the Organic Exchange, 456 million pounds of toxic pesticides are used in conventional cotton production per year, the water supply and rivers become contaminated, farm workers become sick…7 out of 10 of the pesticides used are known, likely or probable carcinogens according to the EPA.
This would not be a problem if organic farming methods were mandated. Organically Grown’s cotton is made without harmful pesticides and other toxins.  The connection between what you wear and the effect it has on our planet…is obvious.  This is why we started, Organically Grown.
I strongly urge you to read this article.  Please go to http://www.greenerdesign.com/bio/chris-wood and buy our products http://shoporganicallygrown.com and support all organic products.



An eco-freindly outlook by Constance Marie

Constance Marie has had no shortage of parenting practice , having played a mom on TV for the past five years. But the real life role bought on new duties and responsibilities that the hollywood actress was all too eager to tackle. While preparing for motherhood, Constance found that oneCostance Marie US WEEKLEY of the best ways to protect her new daughter was to go green. Cloth diapers and furnishings made from sustainable materials have become household staples for the family. Extra precautions  were taken in the nursery which boasts everything from organic fabrics to non-toxic paint. Determined to be there for her little girl in every way possible, Constance has created the perfect home to keep her safe and sound.        -US WEEKLEY  MAGAZINE

Featured in the basket : Organically Grown Baby  “Peace sign” Bodysuit $12.00




Angie Everhart loves Organically Grown baby

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Angie Everhart’s baby shower was held on July 17th. It was  hosted by the Hot Moms Club and Melissa Joan Hart at her

Sweet Harts Sweet Shop in Sherman Oaks, California.

Angie is holding one of our 100% organic cotton romper sets with an embroidered and appliqued “Save the Trees” design which retails for $26.00.