Alter EcoNourishing Foodie, Farmer and Field

Ready, Set, Bake!

By / December 12th, 2012

Learn about our recent partnership with Tartine Bakery and Sprouts Cooking Club in order to raise money for kids to take a culinary immersion trip to France in 2013!

Thanksgiving Challenge

By / November 20th, 2012

It’s that time of year to take the extra step to give thanks to those we love. This year, we encourage you to take an extra leap to extend that thankfulness and love from your backyard all the way to the fields where your delicious food is grown. Share how you are giving thanks this year with us at Alter Eco and win a prize of up to $150!

Non-GMO Verified

By / October 23rd, 2012

Alter Eco has always chosen the highest quality, sustainable ingredients for its consumers. We believe that GMOs are not compatible with our vision of quality or respect of the environment and producers. According to the Non-GMO Project, “Over 80 percent of all GMOs grown worldwide are engineered for herbicide tolerance. As a result, use of toxic herbicides, like Roundup, has increased 15 times since GMOs were introduced.”

Take a look at how we’re getting ready to go back to school, including hanging out with Teens Going Green and learning about green dorm living, upcoming back to school events in Berkeleyl and all the best products we love to kick the school year off with all shades of GREEN!

Consumers are curious about quinoa and a bit confused about how it’s prepared. After all, many have only recently learned how to pronounce the word (KEEN-wah) for what is fast becoming known as one of the world’s healthiest and, as it turns out, simple-to-prepare foods.

VIDEO: the Acterra staff takes the time to compile a video showing exactly why we were chosen for their Environmental Sustainability Award. We are beyond honored for this recognition!

Last night, Alter Eco was honored to receive the Acterra’s 2012 Business Environmental Award in the category of Small Business for its commitment to small-scale farmers and to sustainable and fair trade practices.

I just came back from a trip to visit our friends at the Rice Fund Surin co-op in Thailand where our delicious Hom Mali Jasmine Rice, Purple and Ruby Red Rice are produced. I travelled with Justin Murphy (pictured right) from the Tidal Creek Co-op in Wilmington, NC. Last year, Justin won a Trip-to-Thailand contest that Alter Eco put together with the NCGA (Natural Cooperative Grocers Association), a group that represents 130 local co-ops here in the US. We were thrilled to travel with a representative from one of the stores supporting Alter Eco products in the United States in a true co-op to co-op experience.

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