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Pan Roasted Turnips Recipe

If you have never tried cooking with turnips, give our featured recipe for the week a try! These veggies are versatile and take seasonings nicely so there are many ways to enjoy them. Our pan roasted turnips with the aroma of fresh thyme and lemon go great with fish, chicken, or other vegetables. Try these in your box this week and get the recipe below: Continue reading Pan Roasted Turnips Recipe

Spring Supergreens Salad

This week’s recipe feature’s nutrient packed Organic Girl Supergreens, avocado, golden beets, and blood oranges! Get the recipe below for this delicious and healthy spring salad!

Spring Supergreens Salad

4 cups Organic Girl Supergreens
2 avocados, cut into slices
2 blood oranges, peeled and cut into bite sized chunks
2 golden beets, peeled and cut into small chunks
½ cup Capra Gia feta cheese
White Balsamic dressing to taste

In a bowl, place the greens and half of the avocados, oranges, and beets. Toss with the desired amount of dressing, then top with the remaining produce and cheese and enjoy!

Basic White Balsamic Vinaigrette
¼ cup white balsamic vinegar
¾ cup extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp dijon mustard
½ tbl Hometown Honey
½ tsp each salt and pepper (plus more to taste)

Whisk together the vinegar, mustard, honey, salt, and pepper. Slowly add oil in a steady stream, mixing it into the vinegar mixture constantly. Use immediately or pour into a container and cover. Will keep refrigerated for 7 days.


Visit our website to browse our selection of Certified Organic produce as well as pastured meats, coffee, tea, prepared foods, and more! www.naturesgardenexpress.com

Save $10 on your first box by using code ‘FoodIsMedicine2016’!

If you have any questions, please contact our customer service department. Office hours are Monday-Friday from 8:00am – 5:00pm and you can reach us at (770) 441-9976. We would love to hear from you!

Nature’s Garden Express Now Offering FedEx Shipping Nationwide!

Nature‘s Garden Express has just partnered with FedEx in order to bring sustainable food and groceries to households all over the Southeast. Now your friends and family outside of the Metro Atlanta Area can order organic food and have grocery packages magically show up on doorsteps with next day service.

In order to make this service possible, we worked with packing engineers and ecofriendly, insulated box liner manufacturers to procure cotton based materials that are 100% biodegradable, maintain the quality and freshness by insulating the haul and be able to withstand the high velocity FedEx shipping environment.

In an effort to keep our prices low and make sure that this great new service is affordable, we are offering volume shipping discounts for subscribers in the FedEx Zone 2 & 3 delivery area.

 

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NGE will continue delivering locally to homes, businesses, schools, government offices, hospitals, daycares and assisted living communities. Any deliveries that fall outside of our local delivery area will be routed through the FedEx shipping network.

We are happy to be sharing this exciting news with you! We’d like to take a moment to ask for your help in continuing to spread the word about Nature’s Garden Express. Please share your referral code so that you can earn grocery credit. Each friend that signs up with your code will receive $10 off their first box of organic groceries. For each person you refer that receives a box, we’ll add $10 in NGE credit to your account. It’s the ultimate win-win, and there’s no limit to how much credit you can earn.

We are so grateful for your support. We literally cannot exist without you! Thanks for choosing Nature’s Garden Express as your partner for healthy living!!

Wholeheartedly,
Founders Michael & Scott
& the NGE Team


Visit our website to browse our selection of Certified Organic fall produce as well as pastured meats, coffee, tea, prepared foods, and more! www.naturesgardenexpress.com

Save $10 on your first box by using code $ave10!

If you have any questions, please contact our customer service department. Office hours are Monday-Friday from 8:00am – 5:00pm and you can reach us at (770) 441-9976. We would love to hear from you!

Local, Organic Foods for Health and Allergies

IMG_20150530_112624Interested in organic grocery delivery? Save $10 on your first box by using code $ave10. Sign up online!

A year ago this week, I began my journey with Nature’s Garden Express as a sales associate, brand ambassador, and now our digital marketing manager. Every week since I joined our team I’ve had the fortune of receiving a small sized box of local and organic foods. This dietary change has resulted in a complete transformation of my health and wellbeing. Continue reading Local, Organic Foods for Health and Allergies

3 Organic Cold-Pressed Juices to Try This Winter

Just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean that we can’t enjoy the benefits of Cold-Pressed juices. Actually, these beverages are exactly what we need for the winter months where the selection of produce is less and our chances for becoming ill are greater.

Since 2014, we have worked hard to create a flavorful, nutrient packed and consciously crafted line of Cold-Pressed juice using 100% organically grown fruits, vegetables and super-foods. Our goal was to come up with fresh and delicious flavor combinations that were nutritionally balanced. We have selected three of our top immune boosters full of seasonal produce to help keep you healthy this winter: Continue reading 3 Organic Cold-Pressed Juices to Try This Winter

Sustainable Farming for a Better Future

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What does “sustainable farming” mean to you? If you think of protection of the environment and conservation efforts when considering “sustainability”, you are on the right track.

Organic sustainable farming represents the “true” cost of production by considering all environmental factors. Sustainable agriculture techniques such as conservation tillage, crop rotation, and organic fertilization help to protect and enrich our ecosystems. By increasing the health of our environment, not only are we able to generate healthier food but we ultimately help the health of all living things. Continue reading Sustainable Farming for a Better Future

Why is Eating Seasonal Produce Important for You and Your Health?


Last week on the blog, we talked about what’s in season for fall. Foods like Artichokes, Delicata Squash, Muscadines, Pomegranates, and other fall varieties are what you should be shopping for! Learn more about seasonal picks for fall here.

Why should we make the conscious choice to only choose seasonal foods? According to scientists, researchers, and natural health experts, it is important to eat with the cycles of nature and only consume food that was grown at the time you are eating it. Eating seasonally is not only better for your health, it also promotes balance with both the earth’s resources and its life forms. The changing of the seasons is a source of natural diversity that should be embraced rather than combated.

Because of modern agriculture and food processing techniques, most foods are available year round. We forget that food availability changes with the seasons. So even though technology makes it possible for us to eat tomatoes in the dead of winter, that doesn’t mean we should do it. Modern food practices that do not follow the USDA’s guidelines for organic farming cause damage to our environment and communities. Eating organic is just as important as eating seasonally and they often go hand in hand. Learn more about the importance of choosing organic here.

What does research say?

According to research studies, nutrient content changes in foods depending on which seasons they were produced in. For example, in a study conducted by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food  in London, England researchers found that nutrient content was different in milk harvested in the summer versus winter. Because of the change in the cow’s diet to less fresh plants in the summer, these cows produced nutritionally different milks.  Japanese researchers also found tremendous differences in the nutritional content of spinach harvested in summer versus winter. x

In order to preserve foods that are out of season, these produce items are often covered in pesticides, waxes, and preservatives in order to maintain their fresh appearance. Who wants to put that in their bodies? Science has shown that pesticides and preservatives are detrimental for our health. Also, the longer produce sits on the shelves, the more nutrients and antioxidants they seem to lose. According to research from the University of California, Davis, spinach and green beans lose two-thirds of their vitamin C within a week of harvest. Pair long transport times and sitting on the grocery store shelves and who knows how nutrient dense your produce really is.

By choosing organic seasonal foods, you are guaranteed to have food that was 1) grown closer to you so it doesn’t spoil during transport 2) harvested at the peak of freshness to ensure dense nutrient content and 3) sold during its season, before it spoils or is forced to undergo unnatural preservative processes. Seasonal fruits and vegetables retain more nutrients than their counterparts making them the better choice for your health.

Other benefits of eating seasonally:

  • Supports our local farmers who choose to farm sustainably.
  • Preserves the environment.
  • You have a broader variety of foods in your diet.
  • Saves your wallet! Seasonal foods are cheaper to produce and often cheaper to buy when they are in season as well.
  • You get the best, healthiest food available!

Eating foods that aren’t seasonal is a recent practice and although convenient, it has many downsides. Once upon a time, people only ate seasonally as this way of farming was their only way to survive. Choosing seasonal foods, even if we did not grow them ourselves, helps us reconnect with nature’s natural rhythms. So enjoy your summer peaches while you can! Soon it will be time for the abundance of hearty fall and winter picks that we all love.

Check out our fall seasonal produce guide.

What’s your favorite season to eat in? Please share your seasonal favorites in the comments below!


Check out our website to browse our selection of Certified Organic fall produce as well as pastured meats, coffee, tea, prepared foods, and more! www.naturesgardenexpress.com

If you have any  questions, please contact our customer service department. Office hours are Monday-Friday from 8:00am – 5:00pm and you can reach us at (770) 441-9976. We would love to hear from you!

Seasonal Fall Produce Picks

As the scorching Georgia summer comes to a close, we welcome cool weather, falling leaves, and fall produce. Although we are sad to see summer favorites like tomatoes and peaches dwindle, the changing autumn weather brings a new assortment of fruits and vegetables for us to enjoy.  Here are a few of our fall favorites that are already or will be available for delivery in the coming weeks: Continue reading Seasonal Fall Produce Picks

Cold-Pressed Juice Benefits + Meet the Team!

Last week we debuted our 100% Raw Organic Cold-Pressed Juice line and touched on the benefits of juice and the cold-pressed method.To read more, please click here.

For the last year, we have worked hard to create a flavorful, nutrient packed and consciously crafted line of cold-pressed juice using 100% organically grown fruits, vegetables and super-foods. Our goal was to come up with fresh and delicious flavor combinations that were nutritionally balanced.

With ten unique combinations, there is something for everyone! If you are just getting into juice, we highly recommend Greens with Benefits. This immune boosting and anti-inflammatory green juice is rich with vitamins and minerals. Apples offer a touch a sweetness while ginger gives it that extra zing.

If you’re looking for something a little sweeter, reach for Ruby Rose , Sourface Lemon, or Walter Melōne. These summer thirst quenchers are high in Vitamin C as well as beneficial antioxidants. All three juices also aid in digestion, boost the immune system, and help cleanse the body. We really love Sourface Lemon’s powerful punch of citrus that mellows into the calming taste of white mango pear green tea and finishes with a hint of mint. 

All of our juices have been designed to help you achieve optimum health! Below are their basic benefits:

Beet It: Rich in Vitamins & Minerals | Increases mood, mental clarity & alertness | Alkalizing & Cleansing | Anti-Inflammatory, Aids Digestion, Immune Boosting
Sunrise Supreme: High in Vitamin C & A | Anti-Inflammatory Tonic | Cancer Fighting | Feel-good Immune Booster
Sourface Lemon: High in Vitamins | Immune Booster | Anti-Bacterial | Aids Digestion
Piña Verde: Cooling | Alkalizing | High in Vitamin C, A, B | Enhances Weight Loss
Plant Powerful: Anti-Inflammatory | Rich in Antioxidants | Cooling & Alkalizing | Detoxifying
Greens with Benefits: Detoxifying | Alkalizing | Immune Boosting | Aids Digestion | Anti-Inflammatory
Cabbage Head: Anti-Inflammatory | Aids Digestion | Antioxidant | High in Vitamin C, A, Folic Acid & More
Walter Melōne: Vitamin & Mineral Rich | Immune Boosting | Antioxidants | Hydrating
Ruby Rose: Vitamin & Mineral Rich | Immune Booster | Aids in Healthy Digestion | Mood Enhancer | Respiratory System Tonic | Cleansing
Slightly Nuts:  Heart-Healthy | Vitamin & Mineral Rich | Mood-Boosting | Full of Satisfying Proteins + Fats

In the next few weeks, we will go into each juice’s nutritional profile and health benefits in depth. Stay tuned! All of our raw, cold pressed, organic juices are now available for online ordering! There are a variety of sizes and flavors that can be found under Beverages. Or try any combination with one of our Value Packs.

Welcome to the Juice Kitchen

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From left to right, Tyler Persons, Michael Kirk – Founder of NGE, Scott Frishman – Founder of NGE, Chris Brooker – Juice Production Manager.

Meet the most important member of our team: our Goodnature X1. This cold-press juicer sets the standard for commercial juicers and produces the smoothest, tastiest juice possible. The X1 is a true hydraulic juice press that is able to produce up to 40 gallons per hour!

In order to make juice, the X1 uses a blade to titrate fruits and vegetables, breaking up the fibers into pulp so juice can be extracted. The pulp falls into a bag which is then squeezed by the hydraulic press resulting in perfectly fresh, vibrant, nutrient rich cold-pressed juice.

Team member Tyler is pictured above operating the X1 through all stages of juice preparation. Outside of the juice kitchen, Tyler enjoys DJ-ing and culinary arts. He feels that the best part of working here at NGE is the great people and access to great food! His favorite juice is one of our newest additions, Ruby Rose. Check out a video of Tyler pressing some fresh red cabbage juice below:

After we have pressed all of the fruits and vegetables through the X1, it’s time for Chris to work his magic with mixing. After all of our flavors have been combined, our juices are bottled and ready for you to drink!

Chris Booker has been with Nature’s Garden Express for the last year as Production Manager for our Cold-Pressed Juice Line. He is passionate about health and wellness, a master juice mixologist, and innovator in the kitchen as well as an accomplished musician and audio engineer. Chris loves to sip on Plant Powerful in between juice batches to keep him alert and fueled with energy.

Check out all of our juices online and try one in your next box! Let us know which flavors are you favorites and subscribe to the blog for more exciting news about Cold-Pressed by Nature’s Garden Express.

Drink Juice, Be Happy!

Have any questions? Please contact us at info@naturesgardencoldpressed.com or visitnaturesgardenexpress.com!