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October Newsletter

Charity of the Month – Orkestai Farm
Orkestai Farm is a regenerative, pesticide and herbicide free vegetable farm located at the planting fields in Oyster Bay. The farm provides hands-on education in sustainable farming for teens and adults of all skill levels, in addition to workshops in the Arts. The educational programs foster healthy living, social engagement, creativity, and more from the community at large, including those with developmental and emotional needs. Members learn to grow food and feel empowered and confident about who they are and what they can achieve.  Be sure to check out Orkestai Farm and all they have to offer beyond delicious, crisp, fresh organic produce. (And remember, you can support our Charity of the Month through our BYOB program at the store!)

 

Non-GMO month
Every October is Non-GMO month. We are ardent supporters of the Non-GMO Project, and stock over 10,000 Non-GMO Project Verified products in our store. We support mandatory Federal GMO labeling laws, and feel every American has the right to know what is or isn’t in the foods they’re consuming. Read more about the Non-GMO project here.
View our October sales flyer for the best organic and Non-GMO verified products at great prices!  

 

Seasonal Produce

Superb Squash
There is quite an array of squash available, and each has its own unique taste and texture. Follow our guide and read about the best way to prepare each of these delicious squash varieties. By the way, squash is a fruit according to its botanical classification, but it is generally considered a vegetable in food preparation.

 

Ample Apples
Apples have a number of uses, and each apple’s use depends upon the variety. Some are great for cider, others for baking, others perfect for snacking all on their own. Check out our Apple Guide for the flavor profiles of the apples we sell here at RT, and their best use. And if you want to explore the benefits of an apple a day through some more unique methods, have a look at these sweet-to-savory recipes 
(Feel like switching things up? Enjoy the appealing apple taste of our October Smoothie of the Month – Apple Pie.) 

 

Featured Products and Recipes

 

Happy (healthy) Halloween!
Healthier packaged treats are more readily available than ever – just in time for Non-GMO month. Come into the store for a great selection of RT-approved Halloween treats, including Justin’s Nut Butter Cups, Endangered Species Chocolate Bars, and Annie’s Organic Bunny Crackers (just to name a few, and all of which are currently on sale!) But don’t underestimate the fun (and ease!) of creating homemade treats made with wholesome, organic/non-GMO ingredients. Try this Vegan Chocolate Pudding, or explore more recipes! 

 

Essential Oils
We’ve all heard of essential oils, and some of us consider ourselves well-versed in their various uses. But choosing the right brand is imperative, which is why we carry only the best at RT. We are particularly fond of Aura Cacia, who values nourishing people and planet. They care for the small grower communities at the source of their products, openly share product information, show customers how to improve their lives with aromatherapy and give back to help those in need. Check out this guide to properly chose the right essential oil for your needs.

 

Oil of Oregano
It is believed that Oregano has multiple health benefits, and oregano oil might act as an effective natural antibiotic and anti-fungal agent. Some believe it may help you lose weight and lower your cholesterol levels too. Learn more about the potential benefits. 

 

Keto Kick
Join the keto craze with this recipe for a shell-free version of a taco – just the right amount of spice to balance out the creamy goodness in the avocados. Swap the ground meat for tempeh or any protein of your choice to make this a veggie dish.

 

Blissful Boost
Enjoy the bliss that is fresh orange juice with a powerful kick of ginger. This wellness shot will have you up and ready to take on the day lickety-split, all the while supporting your immune system with the detoxifying powers of ginger and Vitamin C. With only two ingredients, this recipe relies on the pure flavors of wholesome produce. Fire up your juicer (or blender) and be ready for a boost!

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