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New Farmer's Market Opens Today!

We're celebrating Easter by opening up our classic Juice Bar at the brand spanking new Glen Park Farmer's Market. Every Sunday you can now find Juicey Lucy's 100% organic, fresh-pressed delicious juices at Bosworth and Arlington from 10 to 2. We'll still be at NOPA market at Divisadero and Grove on Sundays as well. Follow Juicey Lucy's on Facebook or Twitter to stay abreast of Farmer's Market specials! See you there!

Organic Eating within your Budget

One of the most common misconceptions about organic eating is that it's prohibitively expensive.  Organic food is not only much tastier and healthier for you and your family, it has long-term impact on the health of our one-and-only earth, too. Every farm that switches to organic growing methods keeps thousands of pounds of toxic fertilizer and pesticides out of our watersheds, protecting our rivers and oceans, our soil, our wildlife, and our drinking water. Today we'll offer some guidelines on how you can make the switch to organic without breaking the bank.

1. Avoid processed, packaged convenience foods and buy whole, unprocessed fruits and veggies. Buy only what you need to avoid waste.


2. Skip the "organic" section at the conventional grocery store. The produce is generally overpriced, and because it's not the store's main focus, it's often less than fresh, too. Instead, shop at an organic co-op, or better yet; see #3.


3. Shop at your local Farmer's Market. Stay right until the end to catch eleventh-hour deals. Farmers would rather sell it to you at a discount than cart it back home.

 

4. Be flexible. Change your diet with the seasons. Produce that is in season is abundant, fresh, low cost, and is always what's best for your body at that time.


5. Finally, plant a container or two in your backyard or on your roof or balcony. Salad or Pot greens can grow year round in the Bay Area, and don't take up much room. Fresh, organic, practically free greens can be just steps away from your kitchen, making it that much easier and more affordable to get your veggies, every day.

Remember that the main reason that organic produce is more expensive is that it's a minority of people who buy it. The more people who make the change to organic, the more viable it becomes for farmers and grocery stores to provide it, and the lower the price gets!

We at Juicey Lucy's have been buying seasonally and supporting local Farmer's Markets since our first inception. It helps us keep our costs reasonable, because we believe that radiant health should be within everyone's reach.

Ginger and Turmeric Restorative Tea; an anti-oxident, anti-viral powerhouse!

Ginger and Turmeric Tea is one of our Winter favorites here at Juicey Lucy's, and we thought we'd share some of the amazing properties of these two very special spices.

Ginger is one of the best digestive aids in the plant kingdom. In addition to helping to break down proteins and fats, it is used to fight nausea, motion sickness, abdominal bloating and gas. Ginger's antibacterial properties can help avoid the formation of ulcers in the mouth, liver and stomach. Ginger also supports circulatory health and a healthy heart. It's very valuable in cold and flu season, as it warms the body and breaks down congestion. Gargling with ginger tea can also help a sore throat. It has been used to treat depression, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and toothache, and is a great way to freshen your breath!


Both Ginger and Turmeric have been used for centuries for their anti-viral, anti-oxidant, anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties. They aid in the prevention of infections, the treatment of arthritis, and support the liver, helping to protect it from toxins. Turmeric, especially, also shows promise in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease, cancer, and arthritis.

Enjoy a steaming cup of Juicey Lucy's Restorative Ginger Turmeric tea at one of our markets, or brew some up yourself and enjoy the soothing benefits of these ancient spices.

Daikon Radish for Winter health

Daikon Radish is in season and we've added it to our kitchen and our recipes.  Daikon is a large, mild radish and a powerful elimination aid. It's detoxifying effects make it excellent for use during a dietary upgrade, like a cleanse. Daikon is exceptionally high in vitamin C, reduces mucous, clears sinuses and relieves hoarseness and sore throats; a great addition to juice for winter weather! Regular use of Daikon Radish can also help prevent viral infections and fortify the liver. Daikon reduces abdominal swelling, and relieves indigestion, and has been used to treat acne and headaches.

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