Three Simple Reasons You Should Grow Your Own Food
    Three Simple Reasons You Should Grow Your Own Food

    People often ask me why they should grow their own food when they can just go to the grocery store and get whatever they want. Their days are already busy enough and they don't want to waste their tim…

    Organic Whole Cane Sugar - A Better Way to Sweeten
    Organic Whole Cane Sugar – A Better Way to Sweeten

    "What kinds of sweeteners do you use?" People ask me this food question more than any other. In a world with so many choices, navigating our way through all the "healthy" sugars out there can cause c…

    Organic on a Budget
    Organic on a Budget

    The one question I get most often is "How can I buy organic on a budget?" Instead of giving a quick answer, I've started opening the pantry to show how. (more…)…

    CSA bag
    Get to Know A Farmer

    Healthy Green Fun Idea #3 Last year, we joined a CSA for the first time at an organic farm in our town. For those who aren't familiar, CSA stands for "Community Supported Agriculture" and you pay upfr…

    What Parents Should Know About the USDA Dietary Guidelines
    What Parents Should Know About the USDA Dietary Guidelines

    Dr. Greene's take on theUSDA Dietary Guidelines... By law, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Dietary Guidelines for Americans are reviewed and updated every 5 years to keep our health moving fo…

    How to Create a Toddler Garden
    How to Create a Toddler Garden

    If you love to garden, chances are you might want to pass that love on to your kids. There are few things more gratifying than planting, tending and harvesting a garden with your children, and then en…

    Planting the seeds
    Planting the seeds

    One of my earliest food memories takes me back to my family's backyard garden on Long Island in the 80s. I'm not sure how big that garden was, but to me it was enormous. We grew so many things, and I …

    Good nutrition isn't about saying “No”
    Good nutrition isn’t about saying “No”…

    I'm starting to wonder if I should become a comedian. Every time I mention that I don't plan to introduce my child to fast food and the plastic toys and germy playgrounds that come with it, I am met w…

    My Take on First Foods
    My Take on First Foods

    Among the gifts I received at my baby shower was a big box of flaky, snow white rice cereal. The gift-giver shall remain nameless, but she gave it to me with the best of intentions. (more…)…

    Video: Today is a brighter day!
    Video: Today is a brighter day!

    As the follow up video to The State of Food in America, Shane enthusiastically shows you 3 simple things you can do that will make a dramatic difference in your child's health and future. You can do i…

    Video: The family meal is The New Black!
    Video: The family meal is The New Black!

    For 2011, fast food is "out" and the family meal is "in". In this video, Shane explains why Americans need to fall in love and have a healthy relationship with food again. His hope is to bring food ba…

    Choose Your Future
    Choose Your Future

    Every time you choose a food, you choose yourfuture ? the future of your body, your community, our land, our water, and our air. You might be choosing a future that's better, that's worse, or that st…

    Horizon Organic in Support of Family Farms
    Horizon Organic in Support of Family Farms

    Willie Nelson, while accepting another large check from Horizon President Mike Ferry, expressed heartfelt gratitude and urged the crowd at the 25th Farm Aid concert to appreciate Horizon Organic and i…

    What Is Biodynamic Gardening and Farming?
    What Is Biodynamic Gardening and Farming?

    Philosopher, metaphysician, mystic, and scientist Rudolf Steiner, an Austrian, developed the biodynamic method of gardening and farming in the early 20th Century. It is fundamentally and practically o…

    The Food Price Scam
    The Food Price Scam

    Those who disparage organic food often claim it's too expensive and imply that consumers are being scammed. (more…)…

    We Are Sinking in a Chemical Swamp
    We Are Sinking in a Chemical Swamp

    The news was astounding. When researchers tested the blood in the umbilical cords of newborn babies, they found 273 different commercial chemicals. That means that all those chemicals passed the place…

    Why Wines Made from Organically-Grown Grapes Taste So Pure
    Why Wines Made from Organically-Grown Grapes Taste So Pure

    I recently tasted a group of wines made by Paul Dolan and grown near Hopland in Mendocino County, California. Dolan was for many years at the helm of Fetzer winery in Hopland, a pioneering winery usin…

    Are You Eating Fake Foods Without Knowing It?
    Are You Eating Fake Foods Without Knowing It?

    What do I mean by "fake food?" Perhaps fake food is best described by first defining what I mean by real food. (more…)…

    So Many Important Reasons to Choose Organic

    I've been an organic farmer for more than 26 years, and I'm so gratified that growing food without synthetic chemicals is no longer regarded as a crazy occupation. Now, many people believe that choosi…

    Farm Fresh
    Farm Fresh

    I love to cook. I don't mean like, or even really like, I mean cookbook obsessed, recipe-scribbling, culinary gadget-addict, cannot wait to get into the kitchen to spend hours preparing multi-course f…