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Why Choose Organic?

Here at New Leaf we love organics, which means we love September’s celebration of the organic harvest. We celebrate organic every day, but this month we’re taking the opportunity to share more information about what it means to be organic and how to shop organic. READ MORE »

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Apple season is upon us and there are so many delicious and unique apple varieties to choose from. How do you decide which one you want to munch into? Here are six apple varieties along with the perfect pairing suggestions to enjoy the most of these seasonal treats. READ MORE »

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Nut & Seed Butters

From peanut to pecan—nut and seed butters are popping up in many different varieties and make a healthy and filling addition to many meals, snacks and desserts. But what’s the difference between the standard peanut spread, the harder-to-find cashew, and everything in between? Check out our breakdown of these spreadable delights and experiment with each to see which flavor and texture you like best! READ MORE »

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Pick a Perfect Pepper

Colorful, flavorful peppers are now in season! We have organic jalapeños, padrons, poblanos, anaheims, bell peppers and more! Grill. Roast. Stuff. Sauté. Or eat raw. You can’t go wrong with versatile vegetables. READ MORE »

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Frozen Dessert Showdown

Wandering down the frozen food aisle and your eyes glaze over the dozens of options for frozen desserts. Which one should I choose? What’s the difference between ice cream, gelato, sorbet, and sherbet? They are all the same thing right? Wrong. There is a difference between all the frozen delights that lie before you and we’re here to help breakdown the difference to help you choose the best option for you. READ MORE »

Welcome to the New Leaf Community Markets Blog

Discover articles on organic and natural foods, nutrition, cooking, the local community, and much more!


Every New Leaf Community Market has a Wellness Department chockfull of tried-and-true products to nourish you inside and out. You’ll find supplements, skincare, cosmetics, fragrances, yoga accessories and more. ​Take a look! 

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