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PTF on YouTube (Monday Morning Entry)

:: NOTE :: After four days (Nov 3-6) of unexpected technical web difficulties and some serious online incommunicado I will be posting all those entries starting from Sunday.

Thanks for the warm welcome, good to be back!Another video clip….

There’s a few more videos (3 actually) waiting to be uploaded toYouTube Hopefully we can get to them soon for your viewing pleasure.


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Government Sneak Attack on California Raw Milk

No more raw milk after January 2008!
Join the campaign to save raw milk….
What You Can Do!

Can Plastic Alter Human Cells {USA Today}

Nearly every American has been exposed. A 2000 study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found phthalates in the urine of 75% of people tested. CDC research has shown that 95% of Americans have detectable levels of bisphenol A in their bodies.
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PTF’s online store carries less toxic alternatives, browse around!

Things have never been better for kick-ass bloviators {LA Times}

Is it just me, or has it become super-cool to be a blowhard? Everywhere I turn, it seems someone’s speaking a bit too loudly, going on slightly too long and imparting ideas dressed up with dropped names, self-serving anecdotes and sanctimonious chest-thumping. And you should hear what I run into when I leave my house.
read article

She pretty much sums up the state of the world…. or is it LA?

New grocery entrants vie for a bite of Southern California {LA Times}

A massive Whole Foods opens next week [in Pasadena], to be followed shortly by Fresh & Easy and Sprouts. All position themselves as healthier alternatives, but conventional markets aren’t standing still.
read article

Goodbye Wild Oats….

Our local Wild Oats last day was Sunday – just another case of small store gobbled up bymega store.   I’ll really miss shopping there.  Not that we bought all our groceries there but I did get some things.    Though the parking was horrible the store still had a small, family atmosphere (thanks to folks like Sally, Jamie and more).

I am not sure I am going to like going to Whole Foods – sorry, I know I am not going to like shopping at Whole Foods.    Their stores are too upscale for our simple taste and this new one is expected to be even more so. And underground parking…. ugh.  Yeah, I know, I know open space is rare and best go down for parking. I know the arguments, but uploading groceries in a dark, smelling underground parking lot just doesn’t appeal to me no matter how organic posh the store is.

Thankfully we have other options like the the quaint Granny’s Health Food Store, good ol’ Traders Joes and last but not least our NELA food cooperative.
Is it just me or who else is a bit leery of the new mega Whole Foods coming to Pasadena.

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  1. Andy in San Diego says:

    “What you can do” under raw milk has the wrong link.

  2. Susan, transplanted to Texas says:

    I would give almost ANYTHING for a Whole Foods here. After 10 years in LA where I could find anything I wanted… let’s just say it’s pretty rough living somewhere where the WalMart Supercenter is the only place to find organic veggies! Needless to say, I’m hoping to slowly build on your model and turn my yard into a giant garden!!