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Aloe Life

There’s a Big Difference in Aloe Vera Products! The facts show Aloe Vera is among the top sellers of Super Foods & Herbs since 2009. Why? Because it works as a catalyst to improve absorption of daily foods and any supplements you may be taking to Super Charge your energy and your life! Aloe vera’s

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Kiwi to the Rescue!

King of Kiwi, that is! Glenn was on a quest — a quest to create a healthy, convenient, and shelf-stable drink. He loves juices, but the sugar level is high. He also hates the sugar spike that goes with drinking fruit juices, which always ends with a crash. He didn’t have to look far, since

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Rock Front Ranch

You Won’t Find Purer Honey! It was a lovely summer day when we drove up the canyon above Santa Maria to visit Alisha of Rock Front Ranch. We were there to see her beekeeping operation, as well as her Jujube orchards. The Cuyama Valley is famous for its rich soil and agricultural productivity. Alisha and

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Aura Cacia Essential Oils

Not a Newcomer to the Industry! Urbana, Iowa was the place and 1982 was the time. The Essential Oil Company Aura Cacia was begun to provide natural and organic personal care products. They believed in using only 100% pure essential oils in their products, and the Natural Products Industry took notice. After several years of

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Earth Mama

Earth Mama® Makes effective, natural herbal care for the whole journey of motherhood: pregnancy, postpartum, breastfeeding, baby care. Combines generations of women’s wisdom with traditional plant medicine to formulate certified organic herbal tea, soaps, balms, lotions, soothing sprays, and the first Non-GMO Project Verified nursing cream. Effectively supports the miraculous wonders and common indignities of

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From Yogurt to Probiotics — Natren is the Pioneer!

If you know the words “Yogurt” and “Probiotics,” you have the folks at Natren to thank. Natasha Trenev’s father was the Official Food Supplier to the King of Yugoslavia, Peter the II, in the late 1930s and early 1940s. But in 1941, after the fall of the Yugoslavian monarchy, the family fled to Vienna. They

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Our Branded Honey helps to Save the Bees

Colony Collapse Disorder Bees have had quite a hard time for a while. For about a decade, they’ve been dying off at an alarming rate. In 2006, beekeepers reported that they were losing between 30-90% of their hives over the winter. What was so alarming was that up to 50% of those hive losses were

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Lassen's Loves Our Producers!

These are some of our Anniversary Celebration Sponsors! CAL-ORGANICS Starting with a quarter acre of lettuce back in 1984 and an idea of doing things differently, Danny Duncan formed Cal-Organic Farms. More than three decades later, we have taken the business to include approximately 60 different year-round and seasonal vegetable and fruit items. Today the

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Cage Free, and the Living is Easy!

Chino Valley Ranchers Organic Eggs   Chris Nichols went off and did his own thing for a few years, but his grandfather’s business drew him back. Now he leads the crew at Chino Valley Ranch, where Organic is in their DNA. Some of us at Lassen’s got to drive out to see Chris and his

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Apple Cider Vinegar and the Common Uses

You’ve probably already heard, but Apple Cider Vinegar can be a healthy part of so many areas of your life! From cleaning to health, ACV is one of those “go-to” items you should always have on your shelf. Let’s start with cleaning. Vinegar is one of the most versatile all-purpose cleaners around. Mix 1 part

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