Submitted by Seleyn DeYarus on Mon, 01/09/2012 - 10:35
January is the time many of us make new resolutions to improve our personal practices to enhance our health and quality of our lives. One of the often chosen paths is to shift from a morning cup of coffee to a cup of tea.
I personally enjoy both and think that there is ample evidence to support the inclusion of both coffee and tea in a health conscious lifestyle. Of great significance is the quality of the coffee bean and tea leaf. This month we are featuring Teatulia teas as we bring the healthful benefits of tea to your awareness as you select from our wonderful gift selections.
Teatulia is garnering recognition as a leader in pure, “single-garden direct” tea, bringing the freshest, premium quality whole leaf tea grown without the use of toxic, synthetic pesticides and fertilizers at a better price to organic consumers and discerning tea drinkers everywhere.
As the co-founder and CEO of Teatulia, Linda Appel Lipsius has pointed out too often, tea is treated as a commodity, controlled by a small handful of multinational tea packers and brokers, sometimes taking two years or more by the time it is harvested, stored at auctioneers warehouses, blended and packed before making it to store shelves. As a small producer, Teatulia imports its tea fresh and direct to the US, taking only a fraction of the time commodity teas take to reach the store shelf. That means all the beneficial nutrients in the tea leaves are still vibrant and available to support our health.
It is that time of year again when we vow to break bad habits and embrace a healthier lifestyle. On the top of most resolutions is loosing weight and getting healthy. Why not get healthy the organic way!
This year, help support others in their New Year's efforts by sending healthy, organic gifts. January birthdays, anniversaries and Just Because gifts are great reasons to give and encourage gourmet, healthy lifestyles.
Here are our top 5 gift picks to help start the New Year off right!
1. The Tea Party The Tea Party celebrates Teatulia's signature organic black and lemongrass teas with a handmade Japanese style ‘Yunomi’ teacup. Teatulia’s black tea is fresh and full-bodied with a sweet finish. Perfect anytime. (6 bags). The lemongrass herbal infusion is purely invigorating. Nothing but the purest organic lemongrass for a clean, bright, refreshing herbal indulgence. (6 bags) Teas are complimented by a wood-fired Yunomi teacup, handmade by Boulder artist, Candance Newlove. Hand-crafted stoneware and glazed to compliment the Colorado blue skies and Rocky Mountain terrain with your quiet teatime in mind.
I love working at America’s Best Organics. The people are amazing but I have to say that “testing” my way through some of the nation’s most delectable organic products has been a dream come true.
I recently created an organic gift basket for a friend who has been going through a tough time. To help bring some holiday cheer, I hand-selected a few of my favorite products and created, what I consider to be a very uplifting gift for my down and out friend.
Here’s what Tiff’s Favorite Organic Holiday Gift Basket Consisted Of:
Submitted by Seleyn DeYarus on Mon, 12/12/2011 - 21:31
Ah, tis the season for giving and getting. Of couse, we hope you will consider sharing the healthy and tasty difference of organic gift baskets from America's Best Organics, which are filled with delicious treats from across the USA. But whatever gifts you choose, there are ample opportunities to be a recycling or reuse guru. Here are some helpful tips for common items we each encounter.
Batteries: Unusable Rechargeable Batteries can be recycled at Best Buy, Radio Shack, Batteries Plus, and Office Depot. Remember batteries leach harmful elements such as cadmium and mercury so be aware and do not throw in regular trash.
Paper Shopping Bags can be reused as a gift bag. But if too worn, recycle with your corrugated cardboard. When you recycle these kinds of bags, be sure to remove non-paper handles (like string) and metal grommets.
Brown Paper Bags can be cut and turned inside out allowing kids or you to decorate and use as wrapping paper. Or they can be reused again for bringing home groceries. If you don’t reuse it, then please recycle with your corrugated cardboard.
Corrugated Cardboard boxes can be recycled even if they have large staples or shiny graphics.
Packing Peanuts can be taken to packing and shipping service stores to be reused. A great feel good solution to a material that lives a long time in our landfills.
I love the holidays. I love the jingle jangle, the warm and cozy shops and cafes and the getting together of friends and families. But, what I love most about the holidays is the FOOD!
Tasty, organic, good-for-you but doesn’t taste like it’s good-for-you treats make my day. This holiday, I have decided that my family will give gifts that we are very excited to share with others. This month is Healthy Holiday Discovery time!
This means I say goodbye to high-fructose corn syrup and MSG and I give organic jams, candies and soaps that I know everyone will love. I do away with GMOs and overly processed foods and I give local, gourmet treats with ingredients I can pronounce.
Submitted by Seleyn DeYarus on Mon, 11/28/2011 - 10:00
In time for Thanksgiving and the holidays, Alfalfa’s Market in Boulder, a champion of local and regional products, will feature organic gift baskets from Boulder’s Best Organics™—unique gift box collections filled with local Boulder- and Colorado-made products, presented in beautifully illustrated, reusable gift boxes featuring artwork from noted Colorado painter Jim Freeheart.
Boulder, CO (November 21, 2011) – Colorado shoppers looking for healthy, organic and eco-friendly gift baskets for the holidays need only visit Alfalfa’s Market in downtown Boulder. There, they can find unique, “grab-and-go” gift collections from Boulder’s Best Organics™ featuring organic products made by Boulder- and Colorado-based companies.
Unique among gift basket offerings, Boulder’s Best Organics™ hand-packed gift collections are filled with gourmet and artisan products from local businesses. The appealing gift collections are presented in beautifully illustrated, reusable keepsake gift boxes featuring the Flatirons of Boulder and other local scenes painted by renowned Colorado artist Jim Freeheart. Also, included in each gift set is a full-color storybook sharing the stories of many of the local producers featured in Boulder’s Best Organics™ gift boxes.
“Alfalfa’s is excited to feature Boulder’s Best Organics gift boxes for the holidays,” said Dale Kamibayashi, Purchasing Director for Alfalfa’s. “As a Boulder owned and operated retailer, we support local products whenever we can. Boulder’s Best Organics offers gift boxes featuring some of our leading Boulder-based natural and organic products manufacturers, and we think this is a great way for our customers to support these local companies this holiday season.”
Submitted by Seleyn DeYarus on Thu, 11/17/2011 - 21:09
"Made in the USA" the Organic Way – Leading Provider of Organic and Eco-friendly Gift Baskets Launches America's Best Organics, Hand-Packed "Gift Basket in a Box" Collections Featuring US-based Producers
Best Organics Inc., a leading provider of organic and eco-friendly gift baskets, announces the launch of America’s Best Organics—gift basket collections presented in beautifully illustrated, reusable gift boxes filled with premium organic and sustainable products from U.S.-based artisan producers and leading organic brands.
Boulder, CO (November 16, 2011) – Boutique organic gift basket provider Best Organics Inc. is breaking out. When the company launched in Boulder in 2006 with its gift brand, Boulder’s Best Organics, featuring unique, locally sourced organic products, it ultimately had its sites set on serving not just the regional market, but also the growing national demand for organic, healthful and eco-friendly gifts and gift basket collections.
With the launch of America’s Best Organics gift baskets – featuring premium organic and sustainable products from U.S.-based artisan producers and leading organic brands – the company is seeking to capitalize on the growing U.S. market for food and gift basket gifting. According to research firm Packaged Facts, the market for food gifting grew 9.6% from 2007 to 2009, despite the economic downturn, reaching $18 billion in 2010, with food gift basket sales accounting for $3.3 billion of that total.
“It comes as no surprise that the specialty food sector is fueling growth in the food gifting market, as that coincides with continuing consumer interest in all foods organic, natural and gourmet,” said Packaged Facts in its August 2010 report, Food Gifting in the U.S., 2nd Edition
Submitted by Steven Hoffman on Fri, 11/04/2011 - 11:30
Best Organics is not just a leading provider of premium organic "gift basket in a box" collections featuring items from Boulder, Colorado and Made in the USA artisan organic producers. We are also an educational company, helping to produce and promote events and videos for entrepreneurs, business leaders and citizen consumers in natural, organic and sustainable products.
As such, we were pleased and honored to read the following in the November 4, 2001 edition of Naturally Boulder News (www.naturallyboulderproducts.com), and we'd also like to congratulate our video production partner, Boulder Valley Media Alliance. This award-winning video was produced by Howard Zaremba and Richard Fleming and was filmed at An Evening at the Epicenter in April 2011 featuring non-GMO Expert Jeffrey Smith, an event produced by Best Organics.
Submitted by Steven Hoffman on Mon, 10/31/2011 - 10:40
The rapidly growing Whole Foods Market seeks to expand the number of stores in the US and also the UK, said John Elstrott, Chair of the Board of Whole Foods Market, in an interactive interview conducted by Seleyn DeYarus, CEO of Best Organics, on September 29, 2011, at the University of Colorado in Boulder.
Elstrott also shared that the world's largest natural and organic food retailer plans to explore how to reach customers in historically low income areas - "food deserts," said Elstrott, and as such, the company is seeking to open stores in inner-city Detroit and New OrlBest Organics Artisan Organic Gift Basket Company CEO Seleyn DeYarus, right, interviews Whole Foods Market Chair John Elstrott at An Evening at the Epicenter in Boulder, CO.eans.