Sunday, November 30, 2014

Order for Tuesday, December 2nd

Hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving holiday with family and friends.  This Tuesday, December 2nd, is our next pick up.  Important: Mark your calendars.  December 16th will be our last pick up for 2014.  We will be taking a break over the holidays and resuming January 13th.  We will not be offering a pick up on December 30th.   Enjoy your holidays!  And let your host know how much you appreciate what she does to make this possible.  Thank you.

In this newsletter you will find the contents of this week's box.  Don't miss the produce add-ons, meat options for this week (new pork items available and chicken leg freezer special!), local raw honey, eggs, organic oils and more! 

If you are not currently connected to one of our groups, you may contact one of our produce hosts at the location most convenient to you.  Openings available in Cutler Bay, South Miami, and Redlands.  If you want to be part of a new group in the Kendall area, respond to this email.  We have two new possible locations, but need 12 committed members to start.  Scroll down to see details in section labeled Produce Locations.
This Week's Box
Substitutions may occur.
Full ($52)/Half ($28)
Arugula - FL
Avocados - Local FL
Bok Choy - FL
Rainbow carrots
Green Beans
2 heads lettuce
Green pepper choice - FL
Spaghetti squash
Bananas
Sunburst Tangerines - FL
Anjou Pears
Blackberries

Please note: Half box members may have to choose between  Bok choy and Spaghetti squash.  How the boxes are split is left to the host's discretion.

Fruit Box ($23)
Hamlin Oranges - FL
Mini Watermelon - 2
Black seedless grapes
Fuji Apples

Need to customize your box?  You may talk to your host about swaps and see what she has available.  Many hosts offer a bonus table so that you may make changes at pick up.

Want a bigger bag?  Check out these add-ons:  Supply limited, so let host know Monday morning.  Sorry, no swaps with add ons.  We will sell until sold out.
$5 herb onion bag: Spring onions with tops and fresh basil
$5 bag: Yukon gold potatoes approx 4 lb
$2.50 per bunch Green Kale

Clean Meats Options
These items are often frozen before the products' freeze or use by dates to ensure quality.

Here's what's available:
duBreton Pork Tenderloin just over 1 lb ($11.90 each)
duBreton boneless Pork chops ($8.33 each or $45.82 for 6 pcs)
duBreton ABF Pork Back Ribs each rack just under 1.5 lb ($9.05 slab or $24.65 for 3 pcs)
ORG Applegate sausages: sweet Italian,  roasted red papper, and Turkey Andouille ($7.20)
ORG Stadium beef hot dogs ($7 pack)
Freezer Special! Chicken legs tray pack 2 legs just under 1.5 lb ($3.60)
duBreton bone-in pork chops are out of stock.
Order now.  Supply limited.

Case prices  Minimum of 2 week notice to order.
In an effort to supply what is difficult to find at the local store, I want to offer these cases to you at wholesale prices.  Prices listed are by the pound.  I just ask that you add a 10% handling fee to your case order's total.

3 pcs duBreton ABF pork back ribs         $6.60 lb
Each rack is individually wrapped and weighs approximately 1 1/2 pounds.

All Grass-fed, certified organic beef from Dakota
5 lb box    rib eye steaks      $24.40 lb
5 lb box    NY strip steaks     $24.20 lb
4 1/2 lb box    skirt steaks     $18.60 lb
25 lb box    flank steaks       $15.50 lb

Contact me directly with your meat order.  Email is best.  
Include your name, phone #, and pick up location.


Additional Items Available
Organic FL Eggs - from free roaming hens $5.20 dozen, from pastured hens (soy free) $6.50 dozen

Raw FL Orange Blossom Honey - $30 half gallon, $16 for Mason/Ball quart jar, $9 for Mason/Ball pint jars ($2 refund on jugs)

Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil $10 for 25.4 fl oz. - First Cold Pressed, totally raw and unfiltered, high antioxidant/Polyphenols, single varietal koroneiki

Items from Tropical Traditions

Organic Gold Label Virgin Coconut oil
$68 gallon/$26 quart mason jar.  This is the highest quality available through Tropical Traditions.  It's unrefined, has all the great scent of coconut that you love, and maximum nutrients.  Won't be available till later this week.

Coconut Oil Expeller Pressed ($16 Mason/Ball quart jar with $2 refund on jar; $45 gallon, please supply a clean gallon size container).  No coconut smell.  Best for all types of cooking.   Quarts available now.  Gallons will be available by the end of this week.

Unsure which oil is best for you?  Visit Tropical Traditions website and see their comparison chart found under their FAQ tab.

Org Coconut Cream concentrate  $21 quart  Also known as Coconut butter.  Use just a teaspoon in your blender with 8 oz of filtered water to make your own coconut milk.  Use as butter on toast or put a dollop in your coffee for a rich & creamy, non-dairy alternative.  Also great in smoothies!  Also coming at the end of this week.

Organic Coconut Flour:  Our family eats Gluten Free so I am always looking for good wholesome foods to supplement.  Tropical Traditions has a ton of recipes online using this healthy, high protein flour.  $10 per bag, 2.2 lb each.

 All Natural Insect Bug Repellent ($6.50) 4 oz. bottle, ingredients include: purified water, org virgin coconut oil, org jojoba, plant based emulsifying wax, grapefruit seed extract, org virgin palm oil, and org essential oils of citronella, lemongrass, catnip, peppermint and tansy.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

What's in the bag this Tuesday?

Look for our newsletter for current news and group openings.  If you are not receiving it, please email Cyndi at HealthyHabitsProduce@gmail.com to get on our mailing list.

Here is our preliminary list for November 4th.  Substitutions may occur due to pricing and availability.  Items in green are regionally grown.

Full Box $52   /    Half Box $28
Cauliflower
Jumbo carrots
Cucumber choice
Green leaf lettuce
Green pepper choice
Spinach
Bicolor corn
Green acorn squash
Bananas
Gold Sweet Tangerines
Gala Apples
Cranberries

Please note: Half box will have to choose between cauliflower and acorn squash.

Fruit box $23
Fuyu Persimmon - FL
Mini Watermelon
Black seedless grapes
Golden Pineapple

Add ons
No swaps with add-ons.
$5 herb onion bag: 3 lb yellow onions and 1 bunch cilantro
$5 4 lb bag Yukon gold potatoes
$2.50 per bunch Green Kale
$1.50 per bunch Cilantro until sold out

Raw Honey, Organic Olive oil, Organic coconut oil (Virgin and Expeller pressed), and clean Meats available.  Please refer to newsletter for details. 

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Sneek Peek at Produce for Tuesday, Oct. 21st

This is our preliminary list.  Substitutions may occur due to pricing and availability.  See last week's post for additional extras like organic oils and raw honey options.  More details coming in the newsletter which will be sent out by Monday morning.   

Mixed: Full Box $52  / Half  $28

Local Avocados FL
Yellow wax beans NC
Green Cabbage (substitute with kale for Miami Springs)
Carrots with tops
Celery
Romaine Lettuce
Tomatoes
Delicata Squash
Bananas
Lemons
Kiwi
Fuji Apples

Add ons availalbe:
$5 Herb/onion bag: this week is parsley and garlic
$5 Sweet potatoes - 3 lb bag
$2.50 per bunch of green kale

Fruit box $23
Red Bartlett Pears
Green Seedless Grapes
Pomegranate
Golden Pineapple

Monday, October 6, 2014

Produce News
 It will be a busy week for many co-op members this week.  We have so much going on!  Heather is coordinating the bulk food items.  Heather's deadline to order is Monday, today!, so act quick for the best deal.   Christy Booz is handling the annual unpasteurized almond order.   She is giving customers till the end of the month to order.     I will be taking orders for the honey and oils.  Deadline to order this is Friday, Oct. 10th.  Payment will confirm your order for these items.  Details below!

Let us know how we are doing.  I am doing my best to juggle the budget and what is available seasonally.  We have on occasion taken advantage of "choice" items which make our bags fuller, giving us the most value for our money.  But these items do not always look as pretty.  Don't be deceived!  The food is just as nutritious and gives you the biggest bang for your buck.    Speaking of "choice", did you know that ugly veggies are the latest French fashion?  
 
Check out this link to learn more:
http://grist.org/food/the-latest-french-fashion-eating-ugly-fruits-and-veggies/
 
 I know there are a growing number of options out there for you to consider, but I would love to hear and share some of your stories about why you have chosen Healthy Habits for your family's produce.  Share some of your favorite recipes too!  Let's encourage one another to live healthier and have fun in the process.

Look this week for a price list in your bag from our new sponsor, Alesia Wilson.  She is offering all handmade natural products so that you can pampered yourself inside and out from head to toe! 
 
Our Redlands host position has been filled. 
You will be pleased to know that our new Redlands host is Helen Alspaugh.  She lives just around the corner from Jena who will continue as her helper for now.  Thank you, Helen, for stepping up to the plate.  Pick up time is: 4-6pm   Address: 15805 SW 242 Street   Email: Helenthewise1@gmail.com
Important news for Group Openings
If you or someone you know would be interested in hosting in the Southwest Kendall area let me know.  We will have to build the group to 12 full confirmed members to reopen but have been hovering at half full for a while.  Help us get the word out.  South Miami has a few openings available.  Contact Carmen at 786-501-4108 if you are interested.  Miami Springs has a couple of open spots.  We welcome you to try a share.  Contact Julie at 786-295-1971.  Cutler Bay also has an opening.  Contact JJ at 920-819-3353.  Ask for a full or a half box.  Extras are always available for you to customize.   Just communicate ahead to the host what you need. 
Check it out  We are not going to continue with the increased price in South Miami.  Instead, I will be offering a $5 bag of herbs/onions and possibly another extra item.  This week the extra item will be a $5 bag with 6 ears of Bicolor corn.  Customers who want kale on a regular basis should order that for $2.50 bunch.  Let your host know if you want these items in your bag.  Limited supply.
This week in your box
Please keep in mind substitutions may occur due to pricing and availability.
Items in green are regionally grown.
 
Full ($52)/Half ($23) Box this week
:
Local Avocado
Broccoli
Green beans
Rainbow chard
Red Beets with tops
Green butter lettuce (2 heads)
Cremini Mushrooms
Red Potatoes
Grape tomatoes
Yellow squash
Bananas
Bosc Pears
Red plums

Fruit Box ($23)
Local Persimmon (Triumph, if available.  May have to sub with Fuyu)
Black Seedless Grapes
McIntosh Apples
Pineapple

Herb/Onion bag ($5) - order Monday through your host
Sweet white onions - 2 lb
Local Garlic Chives - 1 bunch
Bicolor Corn - 6 ears ($5) - order Monday through your host

Kale - $2.50 bunch

Clean Meats Options
These items are often frozen before the products' freeze or use by dates to ensure quality.
Here's what's available:
ORG Applegate sweet Italian sausages ($7.20)
ORG Gluten Free breaded chicken breasts ($6.20)
Bell & Evans Organic boneless skinless thighs ($10 per tray pack, approx 1.75 lb each)
Bell & Evans organic drumsticks ($5.40 per tray approx 1.5 lb each)
Plainville Farms ground turkey ($4.40 per 1 lb package)
Introducing a new clean pork: duBreton ABF pork back ribs ($6.60 lb) Each rack is individually wrapped and weighs approximately 1 1/2 pounds.  Please note these package weights will vary so your order total for this item will be confirmed on Tuesday.  Tell me how many racks you want.  Only 10 racks available.  Look for more great pork products like this in the near future.
Case prices  Minimum of 2 week notice to order.
In an effort to supply what is difficult to find at the local store, I want to offer these cases to you at wholesale prices.  Prices listed are by the pound.  I just ask that you add a 10% handling fee to your case order's total. 
 
All Grass-fed, certified organic beef from Dakota
5 lb box    rib eye steaks      $24.40 lb
5 lb box    NY strip steaks     $24.20 lb
4 1/2 lb box    skirt steaks     $18.60 lb
25 lb box    flank steaks       $15.50 lb
Remember to contact me directly with your meat order.  Email is best.   
Include your name, phone #, and pick up location.
 
 
Produce and Bulk Food Members
These are the current prices for honey, oils and other Tropical Traditions items.  You may order from this list directly through me.  Some will be available by the October 16th divide day.  Other items will not arrive till later.  You are welcome to order now and pick up at one of our produce locations or make arrangements with me to pick up at my home.  Please pay at time of ordering.  Paypal or Dwolla preferred, or you may send me a check.  My address is at the bottom of this email.
Organic Kale ($2.50 per bunch) will be available each produce day.  Order through your host by Saturday.
Raw FL Orange Blossom Honey - $30 half gallon, $16 for Mason/Ball quart jar, $9 for Mason/Ball pint jars ($2 refund on jars)

Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil $10 for 25.4 fl oz. - First Cold Pressed, totally raw and unfiltered, high antioxidant/Polyphenols, single varietal koroneiki

Items from Tropical Traditions
Coconut Oil Expeller Pressed ($16 Mason/Ball quart jar with $2 refund on jar; $45 gallon, please supply a clean gallon size container).  I will be ordering more within the next week or two. Currently only 6 in the quart size available.  (up to 4 gallons available once we get the new pail)
Organic Coconut Flour:  Our family eats Gluten Free so I am always looking for good wholesome foods to supplement.  Tropical Traditions has a ton of recipes online using this healthy, high protein flour.  $10 per bag, 2.2 lb each.   (4 bags available)

 All Natural Insect Bug Repellent ($6.50) 4 oz. bottle, ingredients include: purified water, org virgin coconut oil, org jojoba, plant based emulsifying wax, grapefruit seed extract, org virgin palm oil, and org essential oils of citronella, lemongrass, catnip, peppermint and tansy.  (6 bottles available)


Coming soon! Let me know what items from the following list you would be interested in so I can meet case minimums.

Organic Gold Label Virgin Coconut oil
$68 gallon/$26 quart mason jar.  This is the highest quality available through Tropical Traditions.  It's unrefined, has all the great scent of coconut that you love, and maximum nutrients.  Unsure which oil is best for you?  Visit Tropical Traditions website and see their comparison chart found under their FAQ tab.  (6 gallons case)

Org Coconut Cream concentrate is also on my list of things to get.  $21 quart  Also known as Coconut butter.  Use just a teaspoon in your blender with 8 oz of filtered water to make your own coconut milk.  Use as butter on toast or put a dollop in your coffee for a rich & creamy, non-dairy alternative.  Also great in smoothies!  (12 quarts case)

Grade B Maple Syrup organic  Case orders only!  Case price listed
6 (16 oz) glass bottles - $120
Bulk  128 oz glass bottle - $115
Organic Tomato Products Case orders only!  Case price listed
    Whole Peeled Tomatoes  6 jars (18.3 oz)   $22
    Crushed Tomatoes  6 jars (18.3 oz)   $22
    Diced Tomatoes  6 jars (18.3 oz each)  $22
    Spaghetti Sauce  12 jars (25 oz case)  $58
    Spicy Tomato & Roasted Garlic Sauce  6 jars (20 oz)   $32
    Tomato Paste  12 jars (7 oz)  $26
 

Bulk food order this month!
Take advantage of lowest prices when ordering now. 
Bulk food orders only go in every four months. 
For the large list of dry goods, contact Heather at heather.bardier@gmail.com.  Divide day is at Pinelands Presbyterian Church in Cutler Bay on Oct 16th.  If you place an order with her it is imperative that you be involved.  Get the details from her.  Orders need to be placed this week.
Unpasterized Almonds:  If you would like to order the delicious, unpasteurized almonds from CA, Christy Booz is taking care of the ordering for this specialty item. Please see the note below and contact her directly.  These almonds are ordered annually.
BTW: She also does milk! 


Note from Christy
Hello Everyone,
The annual almond order time is now!  Orders are due by October 18th. This year's price is $7.50/lb.  We will be receiving the new 2014 crop of nuts!  The almond is a high-protein, high-fiber food.  Almonds are rich in Vitamin E, magnesium and potassium.
These are unpasteurized almonds, which are now virtually impossible to buy retail due to changes in CA's laws several years ago.  The almonds can be soaked/sprouted for increased nutritional value and digestibility.  After soaking, the almonds can be thrown into a smoothie or eaten out of hand, or even dehydrated so they are crunchy again.  They can be used to make almond milk too.
Almonds will store up to a year in your pantry at room temperature, 2 years in the fridge, or indefinitely in the freezer.
Please reply to cbooz@bellsouth.net with how many pounds you would like to order.  If you will be seeing me before the end of October bring me a check or cash to cover your order.  If you don't see me regularly, please mail me a check made out to:
    Christy Booz
    9486 Haitian Drive
    Cutler Bay, FL 33189
I pay for these up front, so your payment will confirm your order.  We expect to receive the almonds by early December, I will let you know when they arrive so you can plan on picking them up at my house.
Thanks,
Christy

Sunday, September 7, 2014

 Check it out:  We're trying something new this week!  Look over the list of what is coming first.  Then decide if you would like to see a bit more in your box.  (Some of our members have been reminiscing our co-op a few years ago when, for the same price, we got a bit more!)  For this week I am order extras to be added to your bag for $8.  It will give you a chance to see what the share could look like if we were to raise our prices.  I have hesitated for a long time to do this, opting instead to decrease the quantity in our box as the cost of produce has gone up.  However, I find myself searching the shelves of the local grocery store, buying things I still need but unhappy with the cost or the quality.  I want your feedback!  I'm not sure I can always offer it as an extra, but the items listed are things I wanted so I hope you concur.  Talk to your host.  I'd prefer to have each group decide if they would like to move in the direction of paying a bit more for a better selection in the box.
 

Our Redlands host is back in town.  Welcome back, Jena!  She is sadly unable to continue hosting after September and we are in the process of looking for a new host and hope to make this transition a smooth one.   I want to give the members of the group first dibs on the hosting spot (free produce and eggs!), but if no one is able, we will search outside the group.  If you or someone you know lives in the Redlands area (somewhere between SW 232 Street and SW 248 Street) please contact me!  I would also prefer to find someone who can commit to at least one year.

What are we getting this week? This is still a preliminary list.  Substitutions may occur on occasion.
Full Box  $52 / Half Box $28

Local Avocados - FL
Bicolor Corn
Rainbow Chard
Cauliflower
Red Naked Cabbage
Celery
Cilantro
Cucumbers 
Romaine Lettuce - 2 heads
Bananas
Kiwi
Nectarines
Starcrimson Pears

Fruit Box  $23  
Black Plums
Gala Apples
Golden Pineapple

Mamey - Local
(Order through your host):

Extras: Kale ($2.50 per bunch) will be available this time.  Also, three items for an extra $8 include medium yellow onions, green peppers, and cremini mushrooms.  Let your host know if you are interested.  Special order only.  Not in your box. Limited amounts available.
Raw Orange Blossom Honey - $30 half gallon, $16 for quart, $9 for pint  ($2 refund on jars)

Organic Oils - Olive oil ($10), Coconut Expeller Pressed ($16 Quart with $2 refund on jar, $45 gallon, please supply a clean gallon size container). 

Clean Meats:  Prices listed below.

Here's what we have: (Current prices here)
 
I am coordinating case orders for the following items: ABF Sunday bacon, ORG Applegate sweet Italian sausages, ORG GF chicken breasts, ORG pastured ground beef, and ORG chicken thighs Boneles/skinless.   I can order these items for next time if we have enough requests.  Send me your order for these items by Wednesday evening.  My order goes in Thursday morning.

If there is a meat item you wish to order that is not currently available, please let me know.  We may be able to order it for next time.  Talk to your host about coordinating a case for your group.  Discounts available for case orders.

Our local egg supply has been growing. 
Special thanks to Dave and Isabel Schieferly for inviting our community to their farm to see how they are building an organic sustainable farm from the ground up!  We love your eggs!  Dave and Isabel are supplying us in Redlands and Homestead with pastured eggs.  Their chickens are fed all non-GMO, soy free, organic feed in addition to munchies growing on the farm!  These eggs are $6.50 dozen.  Limited supply. 
Our standard option for $5.10 dozen is either local pastured conventional eggs or organic free roaming.  

Organic Coconut Flour:  Our family eats Gluten Free so I am always looking for good wholesome foods to supplement.  Tropical Traditions has a ton of recipes online using this healthy, high protein flour.  $10 per bag, 2.2 lb each.   

All Natural Insect Bug Repellent 4oz. For $6.50 bottle: ingredients include: purified water, org virgin coconut oil, org jojoba, plant based emulsifying wax, grapefruit seed extract, org virgin palm oil, and org essential oils of citronella, lemongrass, catnip, peppermint and tansy.  
 
Other Local Events in our Community
 If you'd like to learn more about how to incorrporate Essential Oils into your healthy lifestyle, come to one of the following free snack and learn classes.  
 
This Thursday at 6:30 pm in the Rivas home

27201 Southwest 139th Place
Miami FL 33177  
OR
 
This Saturday at 10 am in the Viggiani residence
 
1044 S. Independence Drive Unit B
Homestead, FL 33034
 
 
 Freezer meal workshops are being offered by two members:   Kristin in Cutler Bay is a Pampered Chef rep and Laura Ortega in Miami Springs is a Wild-tree rep.   Workshops are generally free with the purchase of necessary pantry items included in the recipe selection.  And no clean up is an added bonus!   Ask about prizes and free samples too.   Contact them for more details.  Kristin in Cutler Bay is a rep for Pampered Chef.  Her email is kristinpc@aol.com.  They offer fabulous kitchen tools, recipe ideas and a growing number of tasty pantry items.  One of her workshops is a Paleo Menu.  We also have a Wild-tree rep in Miami Springs: Laura Ortega.  Her email is lauraortega16@gmail.com.  They specialize in all organic products for your pantry.  I was especially impressed by the delicious seasonings and flavored grape-seed oil.  One looks like a great butter substitute that I wanted to give a try.  I'll let you know how it goes!   Both companies are going gluten free with all pantry seasonings!  Let them know Healthy Habits referred you!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Preliminary Order for Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

We've got another great order coming this Tuesday with a mix of greens, veggies and fruit.  Don't miss the fabulous fruit share too!  It looks like I have about 4 or 5 extra full boxes still available so please contact me today if you have not reserved your spot!  I can work it out to have it at the location nearest you for pick up.  Locations include: Miami Springs, South Miami, Southwest Kendall, Cutler Bay, Redlands, and Homestead.  For this week our Redlands host is still out of town and members of this group will pick up with Marta, our SW Kendall host who is just off Eureka,  west of the turnpike.  Her address is: 13601 SW 178 St., Miami, FL 33177.  Her number is 786-314-3767.  She is very easy to get too, but if you are a Redlands member and need to make a Homestead pick up instead, don't hesitate to contact me by text: 786-251-1000.  Please make sure your name is included with the text.  Thank you!

As per several members' request, we will only be getting one head of lettuce in a full box this time.  This means half shares will have to choose between the lettuce and something else like the green chard.  I was able to include a box of the sweet mini peppers with our order, so enjoy!

Want to promote a local event or have a "green" business?  I can include your information, upon approval, in a future newsletter.  Send me your information and we can talk!  Fees for advertizing help to set off our co-op's business expenses, help us to keep our prices low and our groups full so we can best serve you.  It's a win-win!

What are we getting this week? This is still a preliminary list.  Substitutions may occur on occasion.
Full Box  $52 / Half Box $28

Local Avocados - FL
Green Beans - FL
Green Chard
Rainbow Carrots
Red Butter Lettuce - one head this time!
Sweet Mini Peppers
Yukon Gold Potatoes
Roma Tomatoes
Zucchini
Bananas
Cantaloupe
White Nectarines
Brown Turkey Figs

Fruit Box  $23 
Mix of Pluots: Dapple Fire and Emerald Beaut
Green Grapes
Golden Pineapple
Mamey - Local
(Order through your host):

Extras: Kale ($2.50 per bunch) will be available this time.  Let your host know if you are interested.  Special order only.  Not in your box.

Raw Orange Blossom Honey - $30 half gallon, $16 for quart, $9 for pint  ($2 refund on jars)

Organic Oils - Olive oil ($10), Coconut Expeller Pressed ($16 Quart with $2 refund on jar, $45 gallon, please supply a clean gallon size container).

Clean Meats:  Prices listed below.

Here's what we have: (Current prices here)

On hand: whole ABF chickens $11 each, Applegate sausages: spinach and feta as well as roasted red pepper $6.60 each.  These items have been frozen to preserve quality before or by the freeze by date. Limited quantities. Text or email me today. 786-251-1000 or healthyhabitsproduce@gmail.com

Monday, August 11, 2014

Order for Tuesday, August 12th, 2014


We've got another great order coming this Tuesday with a mix of greens, veggies and fruit.  Don't miss the fabulous fruit share too!  It looks like I have about 3 extra full boxes still available so please contact me today if you have not reserved your spot!  I can work it out to have it at the location nearest you for pick up.  Locations include: Miami Springs, South Miami, Southwest Kendall, Cutler Bay, Redlands, and Homestead.  For this week only our Redlands host is out of town and members of this group will pick up with Marta, our SW Kendall host who is just off Eureka,  west of the turnpike.  Her address is: 13601 SW 178 St., Miami, FL 33177.  Her number is 786-314-3767.  She is very easy to get too, but if you are a Redlands member and need to make a Homestead pick up instead, don't hesitate to contact me by text: 786-251-1000.  Please make sure your name is included with the text.  Thank you!



If you would like to sign up for our free e-newsletter, send me a quick email with your name and email address.  Included in the newsletter are great recipe ideas for the current produce box, local events geared to eating and living  healthy, as well as the complete meat price list for special orders.  We also have convenient online payment options available only through the newsletter. 

Want to promote a local event or have a "green" business?  I can include your information, upon approval, in a future newsletter.  Send me your information and we can talk!  Fees for advertizing help to set off our co-op's business expenses, help us to keep our prices low and our groups full so we can best serve you.  It's a win-win!

What are we getting this week? This is still a preliminary list.  Substitutions may occur.
Full Box  $52 / Half Box $28
Local Avocados - FL
Baby Bok Choy
Carrots
Cucumbers
Ginger
Red Leaf Lettuce
Cremini Mushrooms  (Some groups getting broccoli or white mushrooms instead.)
Green Onions
Heirloom Butternut Squash - FL
Bananas
Blueberries
Yellow Peaches 
Limes

Fruit Box  $23
Ginger Gold Apples
Raspberries
Red Plums
Starfruit - Local

Extras available
(Order through your host):


Green Kale ($2.50 per bunch) will be available this time.  Let your host know if you are interested.  Special order only.  Not in your box.

Raw Orange Blossom Honey - $30 half gallon, $16 for quart, $9 for pint  ($2 refund on jars)

Organic Oils - Olive oil ($10), Coconut Expeller Pressed ($16 Quart with $2 refund on jar, $45 gallon, please supply a clean gallon size container).

Clean Meats:  All prices listed below.
Here's what we have: (Current prices here)
On hand:
whole ABF chickens $11 each, Applegate sausages: spinach and feta as well as roasted red pepper $6.60 each, plus a little Canadian bacon $4.90 each.  These items have been frozen to preserve quality before or by the freeze by date. Limited quantities. Text or email me today. 786-251-1000 or healthyhabitsproduce@gmail.com

Let me know if you would be interested in chicken wings, split rib chicken breast, Applegate sweet Italian sausages.  I will also be ordering more ground beef and Sunday bacon.  I can order these items for next time if we have enough requests.  Send me your order for these items by Wednesday evening.  My order goes in Thursday morning.

If there is a meat item you wish to order that is not currently available, please let me know.  We may be able to order it for next time.  Talk to your host about coordinating a case for your group.  Discounts available for case orders.


Our local egg supply has been growing.
Special thanks to Dave and Isabel Schieferly for inviting our community to their farm to see how they are building an organic sustainable farm from the ground up!  We love your eggs!  Dave and Isabel are supplying us in Redlands and Homestead with pastured eggs.  Their chickens are fed all non-GMO, soy free, organic feed in addition to munchies growing on the farm!  These eggs are $6.50 dozen.  Limited supply.

Our standard option for $5.10 dozen is either local pastured conventional eggs or organic free roaming. 

Organic Coconut Flour:  Our family eats Gluten Free so I am always looking for good wholesome foods to supplement.  Tropical Traditions has a ton of recipes online using this healthy, high protein flour.  $10 per bag, 2.2 lb each.  

All Natural Insect Bug Repellent 4oz. For $6.50 bottle: ingredients include: purified water, org virgin coconut oil, org jojoba, plant based emulsifying wax, grapefruit seed extract, org virgin palm oil, and org essential oils of citronella, lemongrass, catnip, peppermint and tansy.

Healthy Coffee and Tea now available

I have some on hand for $30 box (black coffee, late, mocha, hot chocolate) or $35 for organic (green tea, red tea, cafe supreme).
Easy ordering (direct ship) online at healthyhabitsco-op.organogold.com
Research "ganoderma" to learn more about how these products can help you.