The Rising Tide Natural Market Blog

Jen’s Top 3: Ward Off Cold and Flu

As the cold weather creeps in, retreating inside is inevitable. Also inevitable: more time spent in indoor air makes us more susceptible to whatever bugs might be lurking. This year, take proactive steps to keep all miserable critters at bay. RT’s resident wellness...

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LOCAL FLAVOR: RT Speaks with The Piggery

With such a carefully curated meat department, we need to be super selective about which vendors we bring in to the store, and which products we feel will best serve our customers. The Piggery, based just a few hours north in Ithaca, NY, meets every single one of our...

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RECIPES: Safe Food Dye Makes Holidays Bright

For many bakers, food coloring plays an important role in making holidays prettier, more festive and a lot more fun. If you hesitate to use commercial food coloring filled with artificial food dyes, you're in good company; consumer watchdog CSPI says artificial food...

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Eco-Friendly Holidays: Tips for ‘Greening’ the Season

The holiday season is a magical time of the year—but can also be a wasteful one. The time period from Thanksgiving-New Year’s has a huge environmental impact in terms of water use, greenhouse gases and land disturbance caused by the production of some of our favorite...

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Jen’s Top 3: Sleep Aides

Plans, parties, shopping, cooking (not to mention the occasional night of overeating/drinking, later bedtimes, etc.)—this time of year everyone is go, go, go. Sometimes this perpetual activity can lead to trouble sleeping when you finally stop at the end of the day....

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LOCAL FLAVOR: RT Chats with Ithaca Hummus

Our new hummus obsession is the freshest, most homemade-tasting we've found. Ithaca Hummus will stand up to all your chips, crackers, and veggies, and makes an AMAZING sandwich spread or salad topper. We sat down with Ithaca Cold-Crafted founder and president Chris...

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CHARITY OF THE MONTH: North Shore Sheltering Program

We are pleased to introduce you to our November Charity of the Month: North Shore Sheltering Program. Twenty-two years ago, two homeless men—in separate incidents—froze to death in Glen Cove. It was this double tragedy that brought religious and community...

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Give Thanks: Why Gratitude is Good for You

 "Gratitude is the wine of the soul. Go on. Get drunk!" — Rumi It's easy to focus on all the things you want to own, create, or experience, but research shows that appreciating what you already have may be the key to living a healthier, happier life. As we gather with...

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NEW: RT Broth Bar

Bone broth has been touted far and wide for its many health benefits. Better hair and nails? Check. Increased immunity? Check. Reduced joint pain/inflammation? Check. Improved digestion and a healthier gut? Check, check. Now the healing power of bone broth can be...

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RECIPES: How to Make an Amazing Vegan Thanksgiving

Vegans often get the short end of the Thanksgiving stick. Their hosts may forget that chicken stock and eggs aren’t vegan, and they're almost always left without dessert, save some fruit. This year, if we have our say, no vegan will be left behind! Follow a few simple...

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Jen’s Top 3: Acne Remedies

Breakouts are a part of life! In Jen’s Top 3 for October, the Rising Tide Wellness guru dishes on her go-to skin solutions for teens and adults. Mother Dirt: Just brought these amazing new products in and have already had incredible feedback from staff and customers....

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LOCAL FLAVOR: Rising Tide Talks with Heritage Bakers

Sea Cliff resident David Shalam left a career in consumer electronics to pursue a dream…and Glen Cove is the luckier for it. Armed with six months of intensive bread and pastry training from NYC’s International Culinary Institute (formerly the French Culinary...

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RECIPES: Lovin’ the Pumpkin

You pick your own, you carve it, you clean out the goo and roast the yummy seeds. But what else can your pumpkin do? Turns out pumpkin is one of the healthier things you'll eat this fall. Packed with antioxidants, Vitamins A and C, fiber, and omega-3s, pumpkin is much...

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Jen’s Top 3: Immunity Boosters

Welcome to the first edition of our new website series: Jen's Top 3. We'll check in once a month with Jen, Rising Tide's resident Wellness guru, to find out what you need to be taking or doing RIGHT NOW to heal any aspect of your health.  Hard to believe it when you...

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Non-GMO Month: Intro to Biodynamic Agriculture

October is Non-GMO month...what better time to talk about Biodynamic Farming—what it is and how it affects the food you eat? Here are the Top 5 things you need to know about biodynamic farming and its potential impact on all our lives: (Note: all photos for this story...

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Go Organic: New Transitional Certification

The U.S. Organic Industry is growing, growing, growing—organic food now accounts for 5.3% of all food sales in the U.S. We don't need to tell you...across all organic food categories, shoppers are placing high value on freshness and convenience. Says Laura Batcha,...

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Back to School, Back to Lice (Ugh!)

Lots to think about as the kids head back to school...but is head lice one of them? Unfortunately, yes. An estimated 6 to 12 million infestations occur each year in the U.S. among children 3 to 11 years of age. Don't worry...we've got everything you need to prevent...

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EO for Skin, Body and Hair

We're thrilled to bring you the entire EO line of hair and skin care products. What started in Brad Black and Susan Griffin-Black's garage back in 1995 has grown into a full array of products covering everything from bath, body and hands, to face, hair and baby, and...

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Local Flavor: Rising Tide Talks With Gritty Buddha

Imagine our delight when our new neighbor moved in and it was...a yoga studio?! We can't think of a better fit. Since Gritty Buddha opened for business in November 2016, we have been blessed to have a partner with a likeminded pursuit of happy customers and healthy...

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Meteor Showers (and Hot Coffee!)

Years ago, Ashley P.’s mom dragged her to the beach in the middle of the winter to view a meteor shower. They brewed their coffee, bundled up, and headed out to take in a not-to-be-missed natural phenomenon. (The shooting stars made it remarkable; the coffee,...

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CHARITY OF THE MONTH: Coalition to Save Hempstead Harbor

We are so excited to announce our August Charity of the Month: the Coalition to Save Hempstead Harbor! Since 1986, the Coalition to Save Hempstead Harbor (CSHH), a volunteer, nonprofit organization, has been dedicated to identifying and eliminating environmental...

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STAFF CHALLENGE: Feeling’ Good with ACV

Inspired by a customer who, along with her husband, collectively lost more than 20 pounds drinking Apple Cider Vinegar, several of us on staff have joined the ACV craze. We dove into the research around ACV and found the key to the vinegar's success as weight loss...

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NEW: Rising Tide Branded Supplements

We're so proud to introduce our brand new line of Rising Tide branded supplements. Made with only clean ingredients, and meeting the highest standards in the industry, these supplements—some 120 to date—represent 41 years of Rising Tide's commitment to providing the...

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LOCAL FLAVOR: Rising Tide Talks with Pleasant Petites

Amityville-based Pleasant Petites is one of Rising Tide's all-time favorite local vendors. If you haven't tried them yet, be sure to pick up a Peanut Butter Goji-Berry Brownie, Ultimate Cocoa Krunch, Lovely Lemon Bar or Nicest Nola Bar in the grab-and-go case by the...

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Only the Best Will Do For National Ice Cream Month

In 1984, President Ronald Reagan designated July as National Ice Cream Month and the third Sunday of the month as National Ice Cream Day (this year, it will be celebrated on Sunday, July 16). He was clearly on to something; according to the International Dairy Foods...

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Plant-Based Grilling for the Fourth

For omnivores, a traditional July 4th BBQ means burgers, hot dogs, and other meaty treats. Think out of the (butcher's) box this summer, and you'll be healthier for it. You might have heard: grilling meat at high temps can cause nasty, carcinogenic heterocyclic amines...

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How to Avoid Ticks This Summer

A mild, rainy winter has led to an extra tick-y season here in Long Island and other places around the country. Unfortunately, ticks bring with them the possibility of contracting conditions such as Lyme Disease (which can be treated if caught early) and Powassan...

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CHARITY OF THE MONTH: Glen Cove Boys & Girls Club

We are so excited to announce our July Charity of the Month: The Glen Cove Boys & Girls Club! The Club serves more than 600 youth (ages 6 -18) in the Glen Cove community with after-school programs in education, sports, recreation, dance, technology and art—all...

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Beat the Heat with Amazing Prices on Cases of Water

Now you need look no further than your favorite natural foods store for great prices on cases of premium bottled water. Stock up this summer when it's HOT and HUMID out there, and the need for really good hydration is a must. While all fluids count toward your total...

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RECIPES: How to Make the Perfect Summer Picnic

Whether it's at the beach or a park or your own backyard, there's nothing better than dining outdoors. Here are some of the best places to lay your blanket on Long Island, along with some excellent tips for staging a terrific event. DO's and DON'Ts for the Perfect...

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BYOB Program is Big Success

We are thrilled to report that the first month of our Bring Your Own Bag (BYOB) program was a whopping success. We saved hundreds of paper bags and are set to donate over $600 to our first-ever Charity of the Month: the North Shore INN.  And it is all because of YOU!...

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Hemp History Week, June 5-11

Hemp has long been a darling of the environmentally conscious consumer. What many people DON'T know is that hemp contains no significant amount of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and as such, it's impossible to get high from it. Despite this reality (and hemp's many...

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It’s Time to Visit Your Local Farmer’s Market

If you're already a Farmer's Market devotee (like we are!), then you know that markets are a great place to get the freshest local produce, dairy, breads and other artisanal items (and the perfect spot to spend a few quiet hours on a summer Saturday). Supporting small...

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Self Care for the Women You Love

Kicking off on Mother's Day (May 14), the 18th annual Women's Health Week is led by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women's Health. The goal? To empower women to make their health a priority, and to encourage women to take steps to engage in...

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It’s All About MOM!

May is all about the WOMEN. Women's Health Week kicks off on May 14th, which is (not coincidentally!) also Mother's Day. What a great time to show the moms in your life how much you care. At Rising Tide, our whole mission is to nourish our community with the products...

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Rising Tide Grateful Card Program Launches May 15

Our GRATEFUL CARD PROGRAM is Here! On May 15, 2017, Rising Tide Market will launch our brand-new Grateful Card Program, featuring: Exclusive, members-only discounts on some of our HOTTEST items (look for the blue tags!). We'll be discounting approximately 130 products...

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World Fair Trade Day is May 13

Here in the first world we take our bananas, chocolate and coffee (oh yes, especially our coffee!) for granted. But many people in other countries are not so lucky. Each day, tens of thousands of people in various Asian, African and South American countries—men, women...

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RECIPES for a Festive Cinco de Mayo

Margaritas, nachos, sombreros...here in the U.S. we make a big party out of this May holiday most of us know very little about. Contrary to what a lot of us think, Cinco de Mayo does NOT celebrate Mexico's independence from Spain, but instead, Mexico's unlikely...

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NEW: Organic Cold-Brew Iced Coffee from Chameleon

True coffee lovers have a new go-to at Rising Tide: Our Organic Chameleon Cold-Brew Iced Coffee. For Austin, TX-based Chameleon, cold-brew coffee is an art form, with all efforts geared toward maximizing taste and minimizing bitterness. It all starts with beans that...

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COMING SOON: Compostable Cups & Straws (that also look great!)

We're excited we'll soon be carrying the latest in eco-entertaining products from Preserve: compostable Cups and Straws. These single-use products—ideal for picnics, birthday parties and special occasions of all kinds—are made from plants and return to the soil when...

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Starting Earth Day, Rising Tide Goes B.Y.O.B

This Earth Day (April 22), we're launching a green initiative that'll be a game changer (and a no-brainer!) for us and our customers. In order to reduce the number of paper bags we're using (and the trees we're destroying in the process), we're committing 100% to a...

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RECIPES: A Vegan Passover

The egg-heavy holiday of Passover (not to mention that pesky lamb shank!) is an opportunity for Vegans to get creative. If you're also avoiding rice, beans and corn, you have to improvise even more, but that shouldn't stop you from having a deliciously festive...

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This Year, Hack Your Easter Basket

To gift an Easter basket to someone who loves you is one of the holiday's simple pleasures. And it doesn't need to be stacked with all kinds of avoidables—high fructose corn syrup, food dye, sugar, sugar, sugar—to be something special. We've got everything you need to...

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Spring is in Bloom!

If Mother's Day (May 14) is the best time to start planting outdoors, then April is when you lay the groundwork for all the growing that'll happen in May. We've got everything you need to get started. Organic Seeds: Rising Tide is proud to carry Certified Organic,...

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NEW: Organic Beef from Bartels Farms

The new star of our Meat department is the Certified Organic Beef from Bartels Farms. Raised on ranches in seven western states on a 100% organic diet, all Bartels beef is raised WITHOUT ANY: GMOs herbicides or pesticides artificial hormones or antibiotics Plus,...

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New Wellness Manager to Serve You Better

Please help us welcome Jennifer Musgrove to the Rising Tide staff! A Nutritional Consultant and Supplement Buyer for over 15 years, Jennifer is extremely knowledgeable about holistic wellness, and passionate about sharing what she knows with our customers. Jennifer is...

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RECIPES: Take the Food Dye Out of Saint Paddy’s Day

As St. Paddy's Day approaches, you might be thinking about how you can get festive, bright green foods on your table (and in the kids' lunchboxes, etc.) without toxic food dyes (linked to hyperactivity, allergic reactions and tumor growth—and banned in Europe). Here...

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A Bit ‘O Irish Cheese

With all those well-fed cows and sheep roaming the Irish countryside, it’s no surprise that tangy artisanal cheeses are a staple of the Irish diet. Kerrygold cheese is made in Ireland from grass-fed, pasture-raised cows, each one with proprietary Irish flavors—perfect...

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RECIPES: Irish Soda Bread

Traditional soda bread contains just flour, baking soda, salt and buttermilk. Depending on the baker, you'll find loads of variations on that theme including brown breads, dessert breads, and the classic Irish-American version with raisins and caraway seeds—the one...

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The Art of Cleaning (and Greening!) Up

It's almost spring...time to RENEW, to dig out from the piles of dirt and clutter we accumulated over the winter and get everything glowing again. Are your cleaning products as healthy as your diet? According to the Environmental Working Group (EWG), a nonprofit...

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‘Cashewgurt’ for All

This is serious business. We have found the creamiest, most delicious vegan yogurt alternative from Forager Project (the same guys who brought us those amazing organic veggie chips we were raving about this summer—and are STILL addicted to). We promise you do NOT have...

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Love Up Your Heart!

February is all about HEARTS: the ones that say "I love you," and the ones that let us live a life we love. In honor of American Heart Month, our focus is on what we can all do to reduce our risk of developing heart disease, still the No. 1 killer of both men and...

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RECIPES: Warming Trends

What is better on a cold winter day than a steaming, comforting, filling hot bowl of SOUP? The only thing better is a soup made from scratch, and being around to enjoy the warm, savory aromas while it cooks. Let's clear one thing up from the start: making soup is NOT...

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Road Trip! Rising Tide Treks to Expo West

We're going back to where it all started! The organic, health food movement had its origins out West, and California is still at the cutting edge of everything new and exciting in the natural foods world. That's why we're so excited every year to attend the Natural...

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Valentine’s Gifts with Heart

Shopping for the ones you love is easy at Rising Tide Market. We've got a wide array of gifts that everyone can feel good about. Here are some of our top picks: Great scents: Big Dipper Wax Works candles $2.99-$29.99 John Masters Organic Soy Candles in Blood Orange &...

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Rising Tide Offers a HOT New Breakfast Option

At Rising Tide Market we love OATMEAL! So we are so excited to bring it to you all—hot, organic, and super tasty—every morning of the week. You won't find a better, healthier breakfast for these chilly winter mornings. Besides it's obvious charms, oatmeal is itself a...

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Gin Bao: Long Brewed Tea Steeped in Tradition

Want a new bevy to ward off the winter blues? Gin Bao Long Brewed Teas bring the benefits of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) to the Rising Tide drink case. For centuries, ginger bao (broth) has simmered in kettles across Asia, and served as the base for traditional...

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NEW to the Deli: Rising Tide SuperShots

At Rising Tide, we’ve been juicing for as long as we can remember. Then Jerry and Ashley went to Denmark last fall and fell in love with a new kind of juicing—concentrated health shots, bursting with nutrition in a super compact package. These shots tasted—and made...

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This Year, Have a (Protein) Ball!

Snacks. You love ‘em and you hate ‘em. But either way, you’re most likely having them. According to one study, some 90 % of adults surveyed admitted to snacking at least once daily; 50% nosh 2-3x/day. But what, exactly, are we noshing on? And are we serving our bodies...

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Great Guts!

Your body contains about 100 trillion bacteria – more than 10 times the number of cells in your entire body. The type and quantity of microorganisms in your gut—widely considered to be our body's “second brain”— interact with your body in ways that can either prevent...

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5 Steps to a Healthier 2017

We love the idea of starting the year off on a healthy, positive note. Resolutions to eat better, work out more, call mom every week…they often fall by the wayside despite our best intentions (roughly 75% of people stick to their goals for at least a week, while less...

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Power to the PEAple

Calling All Modern Hippies! If you care about how your munchies affect your body (and spirit) AND the planet we live on, Hippeas Organic Chickpea Puffs wants YOU. This LA-based snack co. believes that chickpea by chickpea, they can change things for the better. And if...

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Green Gifting

This is our favorite time of year by far, as the store is transformed by all manner of holiday goodies. We scoured the green gift world for the best of the best, and wound up with a lovely assortment. There are Hostess Gifts, Stocking Stuffers, Teacher...

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Time to Make the Doughnuts (and Cookies and More)

It's common knowledge...the amount of holiday cheer you'll enjoy is directly related to the quality of your TREATS! Whatever you celebrate in December, you'll want to get your hands on some holiday-specific goodies that'll really make your season bright. You really...

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Nature’s Meds for Cold & Flu

Prepping, cooking, cleaning…stressing! It’s easy to get We can’t do much about the bugs we’re exposed to—but we can strengthen our immune systems to protect us against annoying offenders. When it comes to blasting bugs, naturally, we defer to our resident supplement...

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Vegan Holidays Made Easy

For all our vegan friends out there, we’ve got your back this holiday season! We checked in with Alyson, our Assistant Store Manager (and one of Rising Tide’s resident vegans) to see what ingredients she uses to make all the magic happen for her family on Christmas....

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Digestive Support for Your Holiday Feast

Prepping, cooking, cleaning…stressing! It’s easy to get caught up in a Thanksgiving whirlwind that can leave you overwhelmed and run down. Add a huge meal into the mix and you can find yourself with digestive distress and reduced immunity that can really lay you out....

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Stress Less This Holiday Season

Ask Steve, one of Rising Tide's Supplement Buyers, how to minimize stress over the holidays and he'll tell you to take two minutes to stop and BREATHE. Excellent advice, for sure, and we should all be doing a whole lot more of it. This is especially true when the pace...

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Tried and True Holiday Recipes

Sometimes it's fun to experiment on the holidays, turning your Thanksgiving menu on its head with a lot of new and exotic dishes. Other times, it's nice to be able to rely on the gold standard of Thanksgiving classics (or if you're like us, do a combo of the two...

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Rising Tide Market Does Thanksgiving Turkeys

Don't settle this Thanksgiving...Rising Tide Market has the healthy, great-tasting turkey your friends and family deserve. D’artagnan Certified Organic Turkey* No antibiotics, growth hormones or animal by-products Come from a small Amish family farm in the heart of...

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Sunfood: Raw Never Tasted So Good

One of our favorite brands for super healthy, wholesome and delicious snack foods and more is Sunfood. Their mission—to help you discover the healing, energy and longevity power within you—fits in nicely here at Rising Tide Market…and their nutrient dense, raw,...

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Himalaya Herbal Healthcare: Best Sellers 20% off!

Himalaya is a family-owned company founded in 1930 on the principles of the world’s oldest system of medicine, Ayurveda. In the business we’re in, we view Himalaya products as among the best, for a few reasons. First, this is a company that controls the entire process...

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Crunch Into History With Heirloom Apples

The history of the apple and human enjoyment goes back thousands of years. Greek literary references mention them at about 800 B.C., while archaeological excavations have dated human related apple remains (um, cores?) back to 6000 B.C. No matter how you slice it,...

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RECIPE: SPAGHETTI SQUASH WITH MUSHROOMS AND SAGE

Courtesy of Sylvia Fountaine, Feasting at Home Blog Yield: 2-4 Prep time: 10 minutes Total time: 10 mins. + 50 mins. = 1 hour Ingredients spaghetti squash | 1 small, about 2 lbs. butter | 1 Tbsp olive oil | 2 Tbsp onion | 1/2, chopped sliced mushrooms...

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The Healthy Lunchbox: Time to Get Creative!

Back to School means back to making school lunches—and the constant search for tasty, HEALTHY lunch items your kids will actually eat (and hopefully even like!). The days of the traditional lunch (sandwich, fruit, cookie) are waaaay behind us, and most parents we know...

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Give Your Pets the Clean Diet They Deserve

Where do you get your pet food? Is it as clean (and free from GMOs, pesticides, antibiotics, etc.) as your diet? While some of us might cut corners when it comes to pet food, we pay for it in the long run with pets that don’t thrive like they should. Sure, some pets...

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Introducing, Your Favorite New Chip

Holy guacamole! It’s time to check out a new chip. When we first tried Forager Organic Vegetable Chips, we were bowled over. And when we realized they were made using only fresh pressed veggies (the byproduct of making cold pressed juices), ancient and sprouted...

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When Moo is Moot: We’re Going Nuts for Macadamia Milk

It used to be if you were dairy free (allergic, intolerant, vegan, or your own unique combo), you were out of luck in the milk department. Today, we have entire shelves dedicated to alternative milks, each with its own set of dedicated fans. So no matter you’re dairy...

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Glen Cove Native Makes One-of-A-Kind Beach Bags

At Rising Tide Market, nothing makes us happier than supporting a local, heart-centered vendor with one eye on aesthetics and the other on the planet. So imagine our excitement at teaming up with Glen Cove girl and first-rate designer Hilary Star de Roy, and her...

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The Many Reasons to Love Cacao Nibs

If you haven't tried Cacao Nibs, you don't know what you're missing. With the crunch of a nut, but the satisfying mouthfeel of chocolate, nibs are bits of fermented, dried, roasted and crushed cacao bean (essentially the least processed and most natural form of...

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New to Bulk: Alternative Flours for Baking

We recently renovated our entire Bulk department with an eye toward serving your needs. That’s right--we listened to you and our other customers about the items you use most in your kitchens, and those that you wanted to save money (and packaging) on. And voila, our...

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A natural spin on prepared foods, organic juices and catering

Our Executive Chef puts a natural spin on delicious prepared foods, organic juices & smoothies, and full-service Catering for every occasion. Anyone who has eaten anything prepared at Rising Tide would agree: our Kitchen is one aspect of our store that truly sets us...

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You’re Invited! Planting Healthy Roots for 40 Years

Come by and help us celebrate 40 years of friendships, fun, and delicious natural and organic food. What started in 1976 as a bunch of macrobiotic cooking classes has grown to become a cornerstone of the Glen Cove community and a bastion of the organic movement on...

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Fun in the Sun with All Good Sunscreen

Like you, we are beyond excited to get out in the sun, soak up some precious Vit D, and do all the outdoor things we’ve dying to do all winter long. The only hitch: when it comes to sun exposure, how do we protect ourselves from sunburn, aging and skin cancer? Which...

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Cool Coconut Water

If you’re looking for a healthy, great-tasting way to hydrate when the temperatures climb, look no further than Coconut Water. The clear liquid found inside a young, green coconut, coconut water is the most popular beverage in many tropical countries where it’s used...

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