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Talk Back To Us!
Benefit Winner
Adina Juices
Scary TV
Events
Feed the Fire

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What's New Online
Take Action
Om Organics



 


Tasty Bites 7.28.05
Event updates and more extensive edibles every other week

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Talk Back To Us!

Now's your chance to speak your mind and be free!

We've got a 5-question survey that takes literally 1 minute to complete. AND, bonus, complete the survey, and (while supplies last) you get a copy of the acclaimed book Eating to Save the Earth by local writers Linda Reibel and Ken Jacobsen. What a deal!

1 minute: 5 questions: free gift? Oh, c'mon: take the survey.
Thank You!!


Benefit Winner

Thank you to Eric, Erica and all the Millennium staff for a fun and delicious Farmers' Market Dinner/Benefit on Tuesday! $10 per dinner guest was donated to Om Organics programs, so thank you for your support!

We had a raffle for two weekly deliveries of fresh, seasonal organic produce from Farm Fresh To You (aka Capay Organic Farm), and the winner is...... Earl Killian, come on down! Congratulations. That's fresh food for you!


Adina Juices

This is where we give props to cool, local companies... San Francisco-based Adina was founded by folks from Senegal, France and the US, and they're producing some downright tasty organic juices based on traditional recipes from around the world.

Can we tempt you with Hibiscus Lemon "Bissap", Hibiscus Strawberry Pineapple Mint "California Kiss", Pineapple Ginger Lavender "Gin-Jah", or Lime Mint Jujube "Mojita"? Hehhck yeah.

Take a swig, gulp or sip, and join them on a new and refreshing journey -- all while supporting our own local community. Yea.


Scary TV

This fall, Monsanto and the American Farm Bureau Federation (with additional funding from the American Soybean Association, National Corn Growers Association, National Cotton Council, United Soybean Board and U.S. Grains Council) have teamed up to produce a weekly television series, America's Heartland, that will be offered to more than 300 public television stations to air in September.

The 20 half-hour episodes claim to raise awareness about the contribution American agriculture makes to the quality of life here and abroad. However, over 70 organizations suspect that the failure to include groups representing America's traditional family farmers indicates the series is a PR ploy by corporate agribusinesses.

Take a minute to join these many organizations asking public television executives to present more balanced coverage of corporate agriculture.

Please sign the petition. Your voice makes a difference!



Events for the next TWO weeks!

Check our Events page for more happenins as they are announced.

McEvoy Olive Ranch Tour: Olives in Growing Season
Fri, 7/29/05
10:00pm-12:00pm
McEvoy Ranch, 5 miles south of Petaluma at 5935 Red Hill Rd. in Point Reyes

Dairy Delight - Tour of Straus Family Farm
Fri, 7/29/05
9:45am-2:30pm
Meet at Millerton Point in Tomales Bay State Park in Tomales Bay

Return of the Salmon Festival at the Ferry Building Marketplace
Sat-Sun, 7/30/05-7/31/05
Ferry Building, Market/Embarcadero in SF

Meet the Fisherman - Larry Miyamura of Shogun Salmon
Sat, 7/30/05
10:00am - 10:30am
Ferry Plaza Farmers' Market, Ferry Building in SF

Shop with the Chef - Chad Callahan of Fish Restaurant
Sat, 7/30/05
10:30am - 11:30am
Ferry Plaza Farmers' Market, Ferry Building in SF

Cerini & Sartori: Taters, Beef & Berries Tasting On Protected Land
Sun, 8/7/05
10:00pm-12:00pm
Meet at Tomales Town Hall; car pool to the ranch in Tomales



Feed the Fire!

Even a little snack. If you use these newsletters, use our website, or simply enjoy having delicious, organic food in the Bay Area, please support our programs that serve local, organic farms and the community. Om Organics is a project of the San Francisco Foundation - Community Initiative Funds, and can only continue with the help of contributions from conscientious people like you!

Any amount is appreciated!
You can make a donation:

  • via Paypal.com: to donate@omorganics.org
  • by credit card: via the SFF CIF donation page
  • by check: "Om Organics: Project of SFF CIF", 225 Bush St. #500, SF, CA 94104

THANK YOU!



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