The Center for Balanced Living Holistic Health Symposium and Trade Show

This past Saturday, Casco Bay Organics was invited to attend the 1st Annual The Center for Balanced Living Holistic Health Symposium and Trade Show at The Center for Balanced Living at 74 Lunt Road in Falmouth. They packed their auditorium with everything from holistic healers to motivational brain coaching, to organic produce delivered, to reflexology gods, and rocks and crystals and stones OH MY!  The idea was to bring a strong group of like minded individuals together and introduce themselves and their passion to the community.

I had the sincere please of being seated next to Susan Kent, a Reiki practitioner and hypnotherapy extraordinaire.  What a delightful spirit and genuinely kind human being.  Susan was scheduled to give a group talk about hypnotherapy and I thought, hey why not. I have never been hypnotized! Let’s see how this goes.  I had no idea what was about to happen. People often think about hypnosis as being made in to someone’s puppet perhaps, but with hypnotherapy, it’s bit different. This is all about relaxation and being present in the space you create in your mind.  By the end of the session, which took about 20 minutes, the entire energy in the room had been calmed and everyone was extremely relaxed.  It felt almost like falling asleep, but being present, if you can wrap your brain around that! That energy stayed with me throughout the rest of the day. I felt, rejuvenated, awake, present, and HAPPY!

 

I met some cool cats from Anchor Wellness in Falmouth as well.  Matthew Baker, LMT teaches at SpaTech Institute and has practiced massage therapy since 2007.  Matthew also does reflexology. He offered me a session, so of course I said YES! I have plantar fasciitis and I knew reflexology was something involving your feet and massage. I was having a particularly good day on Saturday with minimal pain and by the end of the session, I was pretty much pain free and it has lasted me until today! I am thrilled! To have continued relief from day to day is not something I get on a regular basis and I am so excited for my appointment on Friday!  I cannot wait for more long lasting relief.

Take care of your feet. They carry you around!

It was a pleasure to meet so many people that share the same goal in life and in business. To be around people who truly care about your well being is inspiring and motivating. What you need to know, you YES YOU, need to take care of yourself.  Your body is your temple and you only get one shot. A wise person once said that once you lose your health, you will spend a lifetime trying to get it back.  Words to live by.

Be kind to you. Be kind to your loved ones.  Be kind to all creatures, great and small. Live, laugh, love, and breathe and most importantly, do not forget to smile.  You are amazing!

 

Why organic? What is conventional? What is the big deal?

Why organic?  What is conventional? What is the big deal?

 

Remember when your parents would tell you, “You are what you eat!”  The amount of truth in this statement is telling.  When I was a kid, I LOVED pickles!  LOVED THEM! There was no pickle I wouldn’t eat and I ate them all!  I was at a friend’s grandparents’ house for a birthday party, probably 8 or 9 years old, and there I was, standing by the snack table, stuffing my face with PICKLES! Nanny, my friend’s grandmother, said, “You know, you keep eating those like that and you will turn in to a pickle!” I knew that I wouldn’t ACTUALLY turn in to a pickle, but there was a boatload of truth to that statement as well.

You are what you eat.  Think about that.  Now think about what you ate today. How much of that was whole, real food?  How much of that was conventional? Was any of it organic? Do you know the difference?

 

CONVENTIONAL

Foods grown conventionally are foods that are grown using conventional standards.  What does this mean?

“Conventionally grown is an agriculture term referring to a method of growing edible plants (such as fruit and vegetables) and other products… Conventionally grown products, meanwhile, often use fertilizers and pesticides which allow for higher yield, out of season growth, greater resistance, greater longevity and a generally greater mass.” (oh how we love Wikipedia)

Fertilizers and pesticides used in conventional growing are synthetic. These products force more production and the higher yield that keeps conventional produce so low in cost. One of the most heavily treated fruits are apples. Because they are so prone to pests, they are treated at many stages of their life cycle and where do you think all those pesticides end up? An apple a day, keeps the doctor away?

These things keep me awake at night.

 

 

ORGANIC

Organic farming is a form of agriculture that relies on techniques such as crop rotation, green manure, compost, and biological pest control. It excludes or strictly limits the use of various methods (including synthetic petrochemical fertilizers (yuck) and pesticides; plant growth regulators such as hormones; antibiotic use in livestock; genetically modified organisms; human sewage sludge; and nanomaterials for reasons including, sustainability, openness, independence ,health,  and safety. (more Wiki)

Human sewage sludge?  WHAT WHAT WHAT???!!! I’ll have exactly ZERO of that please!

Organically grown foods do not use any of the conventional methods. In fact, they are held to a much higher standard.  Treatment for pest and other garden critters are of organic methods. There are no synthetic ingredients in the fertilizers and organic methods of growing go back to nature using carefully monitored watering and fertilizing systems, that include organic matter derived from nature such as seaweed, egg shells, bone meal, compost, and more.

A quick way to make sure you are getting ORGANIC GOODNESS ONLY, check out your PLU codes at the grocery store. They will have FIVE numbers and start with the number NINE!!! Pay close attention and be good to yourself!

Happy eating!!!

 

 

 

 

Fairy Post Weekly

Haaaaaappppppppy Monday, Mainers!

Features: Ataulfo Mango, Magic Molly’s Fingerling Potatoes from Campbell Fam Farm, Green Onion, Plum Tomato, and Red Kale!

Recipe Of The Week: Kale Chips!

Give Back Item Of The Week: Bar Soap!

KEEP IN MIND– We have GIFT CERTIFICATES !!!! You can purchase them right through our site for your friends and family for all your New Years Resolution Gift Needs! How much does that rock? Give the gift of healthy eating! Love it!

Ok, my loves…Now is the time! Go ahead and log in to your accounts and flip, switch, swap, and shop until you find the combo that works best for you and your loved ones. If you have any problems through the process remember you can always email [email protected] or even call! I love chatting on the phone:) Keep posting what you’re cooking on our facebook,we love it! Use our hashtag #organiclovestory, Tweet at us! Yelp us! Love your neighbor! Spread a smile…or five…and be happy in your hearts!

See you in your dooryahds,

Jillian & The CBO Crew

Refer us for FREE PRODUCE : Log in to your account, scroll to the top of your screen and note the little banner that says Tell A Friend! Click it! Options to add a friends email or share with the social media outlet of your choice are built in as well as an already typed message(that you can change) to go out to your friends providing them with a personalized discount code that will give them $5 off their first delivery and will give you all a $10 credit to your accounts!!! And guess what!!!?? It’s unlimited referrals which means that you could get tons and tons of free produce. So share away and let us know what you think.

Veggie Pro Tip: Don’t forget to leave a cooler outside if you aren’t going to be home to ensure maximum freshness!

Fairy Post Weekly

Haaaaaappppppppy Monday, Mainers!

Features: Ataulfo Mango, Magic Molly’s Fingerling Potatoes from Campbell Fam Farm, Green Onion, Plum Tomato, and Red Kale!

Recipe Of The Week: Kale Chips!

Give Back Item Of The Week: Bar Soap!

KEEP IN MIND– We have GIFT CERTIFICATES !!!! You can purchase them right through our site for your friends and family for all your New Years Resolution Gift Needs! How much does that rock? Give the gift of healthy eating! Love it!

Ok, my loves…Now is the time! Go ahead and log in to your accounts and flip, switch, swap, and shop until you find the combo that works best for you and your loved ones. If you have any problems through the process remember you can always email [email protected] or even call! I love chatting on the phone:) Keep posting what you’re cooking on our facebook,we love it! Use our hashtag #organiclovestory, Tweet at us! Yelp us! Love your neighbor! Spread a smile…or five…and be happy in your hearts!

See you in your dooryahds,

Jillian & The CBO Crew

Refer us for FREE PRODUCE : Log in to your account, scroll to the top of your screen and note the little banner that says Tell A Friend! Click it! Options to add a friends email or share with the social media outlet of your choice are built in as well as an already typed message(that you can change) to go out to your friends providing them with a personalized discount code that will give them $5 off their first delivery and will give you all a $10 credit to your accounts!!! And guess what!!!?? It’s unlimited referrals which means that you could get tons and tons of free produce. So share away and let us know what you think.

Veggie Pro Tip: Don’t forget to leave a cooler outside if you aren’t going to be home to ensure maximum freshness!

Fairy Post Weekly

Haaaaaappppppppy Monday, Mainers!

I’m gonna make this quick so you can all get out and PLAY in the glorious sun! I have some good news for you Due to our BLOOMING friendship with Rosemont Produce we are able to offer you more and more local items for sale each week! Yay!!!! So here goes:

Features: Lemons, Eggplant, Rainbow Chard, Bartlett Pear

Super Sale: Parsnips (Goransons) $3.79/lb, Purple/Yellow Carrots (Goransons) $3.79, Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes (FL) $5.09, Red Onion $1.99/lb ,and Potatoes (Freedom Farm) $1.99/lb!

Recipe Of The Week: Eggplant Canneloni

Give Back Item Of The Week: Hand Santizer/Sanitizer Wipes ($2 credit for anyone who donates this item!)

KEEP IN MIND– We have GIFT CERTIFICATES !!!! You can purchase them right through our site for your friends and family for all your New Years Resolution Gift Needs!  How much does that rock? Give the gift of healthy eating! Love it!

Ok, my loves…Now is the time! Go ahead and log in to your accounts and flip, switch, swap, and shop until you find the combo that works best for you and your loved ones. If you have any problems through the process remember you can always email justpeachy@cascobayorganics.com or even call! I love chatting on the phone:) Keep posting what you’re cooking on our facebook,we love it! Use our hashtag #organiclovestory, Tweet at us! Yelp us! Love your neighbor! Spread a smile…or five…and be happy in your hearts!

See you in your dooryahds,

Jillian & The CBO Crew

Refer us for FREE PRODUCE : Log in to your account, scroll to the top of your screen and note the little banner that says Tell A Friend! Click it! Options to add a friends email or share with the social media outlet of your choice are built in as well as an already typed message(that you can change) to go out to your friends providing them with a personalized discount code that will give them $5 off their first delivery and will give you all a $10 credit to your accounts!!! And guess what!!!?? It’s unlimited referrals which means that you could get tons and tons of free produce. So share away and let us know what you think.

Veggie Pro Tip: Don’t forget to leave a cooler outside if you aren’t going to be home to ensure maximum freshness! 

Fairy Post Weekly

Happy Monday Mainers!

Your menu is ready and we have some goodies! We will be rockin’ your dooryards with Artichokes, Brussels Sprouts, Portobello Mushrooms and more! Yum Yum! Super Sale on Pineapples as well!!! Get em quick because they WILL SELL OUT!

Come hang out with us! We will be mixin’ with the amazing folks at Fish & Bone on Commercial St. for their Portland Buy Local Mixer!All are welcome and we hope to see you there! 

Give Back Item Of The Week: Hand Lotion

Recipe Of The Week: Stuffed Artichokes

KEEP IN MIND– We have GIFT CERTIFICATES !!!! You can purchase them right through our site for your friends and family for all your New Years Resolution Gift Needs!  How much does that rock? Give the gift of healthy eating! Love it!

Ok, my loves…Now is the time! Go ahead and log in to your accounts and flip, switch, swap, and shop until you find the combo that works best for you and your loved ones. If you have any problems through the process remember you can always email justpeachy@cascobayorganics.com or even call! I love chatting on the phone:) Keep posting what you’re cooking on our facebook,we love it! Use our hashtag #organiclovestory, Tweet at us! Yelp us! Love your neighbor! Spread a smile…or five…and be happy in your hearts!

Happy Valentines Day,

Jillian & The CBO Crew

Refer us for FREE PRODUCE : Log in to your account, scroll to the top of your screen and note the little banner that says Tell A Friend! Click it! Options to add a friends email or share with the social media outlet of your choice are built in as well as an already typed message(that you can change) to go out to your friends providing them with a personalized discount code that will give them $5 off their first delivery and will give you all a $10 credit to your accounts!!! And guess what!!!?? It’s unlimited referrals which means that you could get tons and tons of free produce. So share away and let us know what you think.

Veggie Pro Tip: Don’t forget to leave a cooler outside if you aren’t going to be home to ensure maximum freshness! 

Fairy Post Weekly

 

BATTEN DOWN THE HATCHES, Mainers!    produce fairy

 

There’s a blizzard coming, my friends, and I’m stoked! I live by the idea that if it is going to be cold, I want snow. If not, let it be summer all the time! Seriously, though. Be careful! Head to the store! Make sure you have drinking water (just in case). Candles? Check! Electronics charges? Check Check! Supply of adult beverages? Check Check Check! Now we are ready! 🙂

Your produce fairies should be all set to rock you with your organics on Thursday! In the event of delays or cancellations we will reach out to each and every one of you! So….you wanna know what kinda crock pot goodies you are getting this week???

Farm to Dooryard Features: Potatoes, Spinach, Broccoli, Onions, Mushrooms, and Celery!!!!

Super Sale: Fennel/$5.29, Avocado/2 for $3!

Give Back Item Of The Week: Cough Drops!

Recipe Of The Week: Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms!

KEEP IN MIND– We have GIFT CERTIFICATES !!!! You can purchase them right through our site for your friends and family for all your New Years Resolution Gift Needs!  How much does that rock? Give the gift of healthy eating! Love it!

Ok, my loves…Now is the time! Go ahead and log in to your accounts and flip, switch, swap, and shop until you find the combo that works best for you and your loved ones. If you have any problems through the process remember you can always email justpeachy@cascobayorganics.com or even call! I love chatting on the phone:) Keep posting what you’re cooking on our facebook,we love it! Use our hashtag #organiclovestory, Tweet at us! Yelp us! Love your neighbor! Spread a smile…or five…and be happy in your hearts!

GO PATRIOTS,

Jillian & The CBO Crew

Refer us for FREE PRODUCE : Log in to your account, scroll to the top of your screen and note the little banner that says Tell A Friend! Click it! Options to add a friends email or share with the social media outlet of your choice are built in as well as an already typed message(that you can change) to go out to your friends providing them with a personalized discount code that will give them $5 off their first delivery and will give you all a $10 credit to your accounts!!! And guess what!!!?? It’s unlimited referrals which means that you could get tons and tons of free produce. So share away and let us know what you think.

Veggie Pro Tip: Don’t forget to leave a cooler outside if you aren’t going to be home to ensure maximum freshness! 

Fairy Post Weekly

Happy Monday, Mainers!

Thanks for all those killer snowangel pictures last week! Did you like mine? A little blurry but it worked out…and it was fun! Now there is no snow! My driveway is an ice rink! Be super careful out there this week and please please please remember to keep your walkways salted and clear to keep the produce fairies safe!

Farm to Dooryard Features: Red Rose Potatoes, Carrots, and Purple Top Turnips from our pals at Freedom Farm and Watermelon Radish from Misty Meadows! We also have Brussels Sprouts, Eggplant, Lemon, and Avocado. YUUUUUUUUMMMMMMOOOOOO!

Give Back Item Of The Week: Chapstick! I know my lips are chapped!

Recipe Of The Week: Brussels Sprouts w/ Lemon Cream Sage Sauce

KEEP IN MIND– We have GIFT CERTIFICATES !!!! You can purchase them right through our site for your friends and family for all your New Years Resolution Gift Needs!  How much does that rock? Give the gift of healthy eating! Love it!

Ok, my loves…Now is the time! Go ahead and log in to your accounts and flip, switch, swap, and shop until you find the combo that works best for you and your loved ones. If you have any problems through the process remember you can always email justpeachy@cascobayorganics.com or even call! I love chatting on the phone:) Keep posting what you’re cooking on our facebook,we love it! Use our hashtag #organiclovestory, Tweet at us! Yelp us! Love your neighbor! Spread a smile…or five…and be happy in your hearts!

LOVE LOVE LOVE,

Jillian & The CBO Crew

Refer us for FREE PRODUCE : Log in to your account, scroll to the top of your screen and note the little banner that says Tell A Friend! Click it! Options to add a friends email or share with the social media outlet of your choice are built in as well as an already typed message(that you can change) to go out to your friends providing them with a personalized discount code that will give them $5 off their first delivery and will give you all a $10 credit to your accounts!!! And guess what!!!?? It’s unlimited referrals which means that you could get tons and tons of free produce. So share away and let us know what you think.

Veggie Pro Tip: Don’t forget to leave a cooler outside if you aren’t going to be home to ensure maximum freshness! 

Fairy Post Weekly

Happy Monday, Mainers!

Thanks for all those killer snowangel pictures last week! Did you like mine? A little blurry but it worked out…and it was fun! Now there is no snow! My driveway is an ice rink! Be super careful out there this week and please please please remember to keep your walkways salted and clear to keep the produce fairies safe!

Farm to Dooryard Features: Red Rose Potatoes, Carrots, and Purple Top Turnips from our pals at Freedom Farm and Watermelon Radish from Misty Meadows! We also have Brussels Sprouts, Eggplant, Lemon, and Avocado. YUUUUUUUUMMMMMMOOOOOO!

Give Back Item Of The Week: Chapstick! I know my lips are chapped!

Recipe Of The Week: Brussels Sprouts w/ Lemon Cream Sage Sauce

KEEP IN MIND– We have GIFT CERTIFICATES !!!! You can purchase them right through our site for your friends and family for all your New Years Resolution Gift Needs!  How much does that rock? Give the gift of healthy eating! Love it!

Ok, my loves…Now is the time! Go ahead and log in to your accounts and flip, switch, swap, and shop until you find the combo that works best for you and your loved ones. If you have any problems through the process remember you can always email justpeachy@cascobayorganics.com or even call! I love chatting on the phone:) Keep posting what you’re cooking on our facebook,we love it! Use our hashtag #organiclovestory, Tweet at us! Yelp us! Love your neighbor! Spread a smile…or five…and be happy in your hearts!

LOVE LOVE LOVE,

Jillian & The CBO Crew

Refer us for FREE PRODUCE : Log in to your account, scroll to the top of your screen and note the little banner that says Tell A Friend! Click it! Options to add a friends email or share with the social media outlet of your choice are built in as well as an already typed message(that you can change) to go out to your friends providing them with a personalized discount code that will give them $5 off their first delivery and will give you all a $10 credit to your accounts!!! And guess what!!!?? It’s unlimited referrals which means that you could get tons and tons of free produce. So share away and let us know what you think.

Veggie Pro Tip: Don’t forget to leave a cooler outside if you aren’t going to be home to ensure maximum freshness! 

Fairy Post Weekly

Happy Monday, Mainers!

It is so beautiful outside and I don’t know about ya’ll but I’m itchin’ to get ouside and make snow angels! Are you? Let’s give you some incentive! First 3 people to go outside and take a picture of them making snow angels and posts to our facebook page gets $10 off this box of produce! If three of you do it I’ll post a pic of me doing it as well! And I’m camera shy!!!!!! This is gonna be awesome!

So let’s get this started so the games can begin!

Farm to Dooryard Features: Red/White/Blue Potatoes from our buddies at Levesque Farms, Parsnips from Goransen and Merry Meeting Farms, and Onions from Freedom Farm! We also have Buttercup Squash by request as well as Arugula and Tangerines!

Super Sale: Cherry Tomatoes $3.99/Clamshell and Baby Rainbow Carrots $2.99. Perfect for snacking or to pack for the kiddos lunches!

Give Back Item Of The Week: Hand Warmers!!!  You can grab them at any convenience store!!!!! Thank you!

Recipe Of The Week: Winter Chili w/ Parsnips

KEEP IN MIND– We have GIFT CERTIFICATES !!!! You can purchase them right through our site for your friends and family for all your New Years Resolution Gift Needs!  How much does that rock? Give the gift of healthy eating! Love it!

We are back on the wagon with our GIVE BACK ITEM OF THE WEEK! This week’s item is HANDWARMERS! Leave your donation out for your produce fairy to pick up when they drop off your box of goodies and we will match and donate them to the Preble St. Resource Center!

Ok, my loves…Now is the time! Go ahead and log in to your accounts and flip, switch, swap, and shop until you find the combo that works best for you and your loved ones. If you have any problems through the process remember you can always email justpeachy@cascobayorganics.com  or even call! I love chatting on the phone:) Keep posting what you’re cooking on our facebook,we love it! Use our hashtag #organiclovestory, Tweet at us! Yelp us! Love your neighbor! Spread a smile…or five…and be happy in your hearts!

LOVE LOVE LOVE,

Jillian & The CBO Crew

Refer us for FREE PRODUCE : Log in to your account, scroll to the top of your screen and note the little banner that says Tell A Friend! Click it! Options to add a friends email or share with the social media outlet of your choice are built in as well as an already typed message(that you can change) to go out to your friends providing them with a personalized discount code that will give them $5 off their first delivery and will give you all a $10 credit to your accounts!!! And guess what!!!?? It’s unlimited referrals which means that you could get tons and tons of free produce. So share away and let us know what you think.

 

 

 

                  produce fairy      Veggie Pro Tip: Don’t forget to leave a cooler outside if you aren’t going to be home to ensure maximum freshness!