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April is on it’s way out and here comes May! We’re looking forward to the growing season really gaining it’s legs here, and more wonderful local produce is coming down the road.

Looking forward to some awesome eggplant this week, and the radishes have been popping with color so we’re finally getting some on our menu! Also some Fingerling Potatoes in some boxes to change it up from the normal potatoes we’ve had lately.

Your order is ready for you to log in and make subs. Just sign into your account and if you see something you want to sub out, all you have to do is click on it and choose a replacement.

If you have any requests for types of produce to be in your box next week, just let us know. We love hearing your ideas and will do our best to get anything you want.

Let your friends know about Golden Gate Organics, and if they sign up we’ll give you a $10 credit towards your next order. Just our way of saying thanks, and a good way for you to get some free produce.

Please remember to leave your box from your last delivery out on your delivery day so we can pick them up and reuse or recycle them. Same goes for the eco-bags we use (although we just recycle those).

If you have any questions, you can reply to this email or send us a note on our contact page.

Have a great week!!

Tiffany

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Happy Friday! Your order is all ready for you to check out! We have some delicious navel oranges coming in this week from the J&J Ramos Family Farm out in Modesto, a short little drive East of here.

The California Strawberry season is in prime time now, the weather has been cooperating a bit more, and the rain hasn’t been flooding the berry’s. All that adds up to some amazing strawberry’s for our menu this week!

Your order is ready for you to log in and make subs. Just sign into your account and if you see something you want to sub out, all you have to do is click on it and choose a replacement.

If you have any requests for types of produce to be in your box next week, just let us know. We love hearing your ideas and will do our best to get anything you want.

Let your friends know about Golden Gate Organics, and if they sign up we’ll give you a $10 credit towards your next order. Just our way of saying thanks, and a good way for you to get some free produce.

Please remember to leave your box from your last delivery out on your delivery day so we can pick them up and reuse or recycle them. Same goes for the eco-bags we use (although we just recycle those). 

Have a great weekend everyone!

-Tiffany

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Well, our run with the alameda daily deals is done, and it was a really fun experience so far! We just got all the coupon codes, so if you purchased one and have been waiting to sign up, go for it! Your code will work now.

Alameda Oakland Daily Deals

Alameda Oakland Daily Deals

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Happy Friday! We have some awesome news.. remember how amazing the oranges were this week? I say remember because I ate all of mine in 2 days, well, we are getting them from the same farm this week!

The local green onions have been really great and I can’t resist the smell of them, so they are in a few different boxes again this week.

If you have any requests for types of produce to be in your box, just let us know. We love hearing your ideas and will do our best to get anything you want!

Let your friends know about Golden Gate Organics, and if they sign up we’ll give you a $10 credit towards your next order. Just our way of saying thanks.

Please remember to leave your box from your last delivery out on your delivery day so we can pick them up and reuse or recycle them. Same goes for the eco-bags we use (although we just recycle those).

Your order is ready for you to log in and make subs. Just sign into your account and if you see something you want to sub out, all you have to do is click on it and choose a replacement.

If you have any questions, you can reply to this email or send us a note on our contact page.

Have a great week!

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What is the future of genetically modified food? It’s obvious that right now, people aren’t buying into it. According to a CBS News/New York Times poll, 53 percent of Americans say they won’t buy food that has been genetically modified. What is it about this futuristic sounding agricultural trend that scares us?

Is it that we’re afraid of the way the phrase sounds? Almost as if it’s something out of a science fiction movie? For some, it triggers images of super-viruses ravaging the land and causing widespread famine. Many, including myself, are afraid of the unknown side effects.

Regardless of the reason for your fears, there are some known reasons why genetic engineering may not be as safe as it’s touted to be. A prime example of a situation where it could go awry has recently hit the news; Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack approved the use of RRA (Roundup Ready Alfalfa) in US crops. In this particular case, alfalfa is modified to withstand application of Roundup herbicide. It is supposed to allow for the herbicide to be freely spread, and result in a weed-free, wonderful alfalfa crop.

And here, the problem arises. As the Roundup Ready Alfalfa is grown, weeds will develop resistance. This is a high school biology concept, and it’s already been known to happen in other crops such as soybeans and cottons. Yes, we could develop more remedies to nullify the resistance, but that in turn would lead to the same situation over and over ad infinitum.

Unfortunately, it’s hard to avoid genetically engineered products. This is because although most packaged and processed and foods do contain processed foods, the FDA does not require “disclosure of genetic engineering techniques…on the label,” and consider GMO’s (genetically modified organisms) to be the equivalent of conventional crops. According to a CBS article, more than 90 percent of the United States soybean crop and three-quarters of the corn crop is genetically modified. In order to abstain from these products completely, you’d either need a solely organic diet (which, let’s admit, is a very hard thing to do) or do lengthy research on websites to see which products contains certain ingredients.

So let me ask you, if genetically modified food is as safe as it’s touted to be then why are large food companies choosing not to include them on their product’s label? GMO’s may have potential for certain applications, but only in the future when we have a better understanding of the consequences and how the process affects our environment. As for right now, the risk of unleashing highly resistant, genetically strengthened bacteria upon our crops is simply too high. Organic food remains both the safest and healthiest choice, and it’s likely to remain that way for quite a while.

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Even though it’s April fool’s, don’t worry there are no jokes from us, we promise!!

We hope you all had a beautiful sunny week! It was such a great week to get outside and get some Vitamin D… and the waves weren’t too bad either.

The sun seems to be helping out the produce and everything is finally drying out. Sometimes too much rain can be a bad thing for growing (especially strawberries). For those of you who asked, we will get some avocados soon, but right now the supply is still suffering from that crazy freeze we had and prices are way high!

Let your friends know about Golden Gate Organics, and if they sign up we’ll give you a $10 credit towards your next order. Just our way of saying thanks.

Please remember to leave your box from your last delivery out on your delivery day so we can pick them up and reuse or recycle them. Same goes for the eco-bags we use (although we just recycle those).

Your order is ready for you to log in and make subs. Just sign into your account and if you see something you want to sub out, all you have to do is click on it and choose a replacement.

If you have any questions, you can reply to this email or send us a note on our contact page.

Have a great week everyone, hope you make it to the beach this weekend!

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It’s Friday!! What a rainy week it has been, but you know what they say. March Showers have to end sometime! Maybe that’s not quite the saying, but anyways, Spring is officially here and we have some really great menu’s this week.

The eggplant is looking fantastic, strawberries continue to be strong and delicious (hopefully the rain lets up and doesn’t drown them), and the green onions will be smelling especially fresh and delicious.

Lots of new friends joining us this week (don’t forget to tell yours about us!), so we want to remind you to save your boxes!! We re-use and recycle everything possible, so save your box! Then you can leave it out on your next delivery day and our drivers will pick them up.

Your order is ready for you to log in and make subs. Just sign into your account and if you see something you want to sub out, all you have to do is click on it and choose a replacement.

If you have any questions, you can reply to this email or send us a note on our contact page.

Have a great week everyone, and always bring an umbrella (and a towel!)

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We have some really awesome Asparagus for this week, and the Strawberries have been absolutely amazing lately. This is a fun time of year for cooking as the season is changing (especially on cold rainy days like today), and we’ve put together a really great menu for you this week!

Please remember to leave out your box for your driver to pick up on your delivery day. We reuse and recycle everything possible.

We have a site of the week for you to visit: www.Kiva.org, it’s a site that enables you to help people in third world countries. Check it out, we’re big fans, and so is Oprah!

Orders are ready for you to log in and make subs. Just sign into your account and if you see something you want to sub out, all you have to do is click on it and choose a replacement. If you haven’t signed up yet, don’t worry! There is still time to sign up and get a delivery next week, just make sure you sign up before Monday.

If you have any questions,  send us a note on our contact page.

Have a great week everyone, enjoy your organic produce, and always bring an umbrella!

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We’ve been watching the news all morning and our thoughts go out to all those in Japan. To all our friends living near the coast, please be safe out there! We’ll keep this week’s update short.

Your order is ready for you to log in and make subs! Just sign into your account and if you see something you want to sub out, all you have to do is click on it and choose a replacement.

If you have any questions, you can send us a note on our contact page.

Have a great week everyone, don’t forget that this weekend is daylight savings time, and enjoy the produce!

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There are so many reasons to choose organic produce over ‘conventional’ produce and any number of them are worthy enough to be a deciding factor. Whether you care about the environment, your health, where your food comes from, or are simply a huge fan of actually tasting food, we have a new page you should check out on why you should eat organic.

Get a brush up on the basics of organic, learn why organic food rules, get the low-down on the healthy benefits of organic food, and keep on your toes by learning about GMO.

Take a look: http://www.goldengateorganics.com/why-eat-organic