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New Water Filtration System
Items For Sale
Lunch n' Learn
Raw Spinach Dip
Where to Find The Freshest Produce
The Unhealthy Truth
Raw Chef Course
Quick Links

 Kingsland Farmers Market

Northern Water Cleaners



Thursday, Aug 18th

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The city of Calgary still has many old waterlines coming into your homes. Cast Iron, some lead, and some copper also galvanized steel. Many of these pipes are corroding and releasing all kinds of chemicals into the water. According to research approximately 150,000 homes are supplied with water having contact with lead water pipes.


As you well know, imported children's toys from China were recalled because they were using chemicals, lead being one of them that kids could stick in their mouths.

Ironically, everyday those same children must take baths and drink the water that flows into their homes through the waterlines that are composed from these toxic materials.

Never mind the Chlorine that has devastating effects on all of our health.


David Wolfe recently said in his workshop in Calgary: "A whole house filter is not just recommended but essential. Taking a shower with chlorinated water is like taking a shower in a gas chamber"


Our newsletter has talked about the hidden dangers in your shower and we provided information about all the toxic by-products of Chlorine. Such as, Chlorine, Animal Waste, Sewage, Trihalomethanes, Pharmaceuticals, Herbicides, Pesticides to name a few of the waterborne, health hazards; some of which are Carcinogens.


The workshop on the August 18,2011 at 6:30 pm and will be held at Journey of Health. 

518-22 Midlake Blvd. SE.  403-254-5991. 



1-30 Chance of Winning!



We have so many people who want a Vita-Mix but can not afford one. Well, now here is your chance. Buy a $20 chance at winning a Vita-Mix. All you have to do is pay $20 and enter your name into the drop box. On August 14, 2011 we will draw a lucky winner at our monthly raw food potluck. 


I absolutely love my Vita-Mix and use it everyday! This is a great opportunity at a chance to win one for you or a loved one! For those out of town, pay online and we will enter your name in the drop box. Shipping will be free as we will ship directly from Vita-Mix. Please call the store if you want to pay over the phone. 403-254-5991.


This is a $600 value!   


Winners will be announced in the newsletter.  



Please make note of our upcoming closed days.

August 31, 2011
Rosh Hashanah

September 4-5, 2011
Labor Day Weekend

September 9, 2011
Yom Kippur


Items for Sale


We have a used Soqui Bed for Sale, $2000 off retail price, I am replacing my Vita-Mixes with brand new ones. I have 2 Vita-Mixes for sale, plus 2 dehydrators. Please contact me if you are interested. I have not yet determined a price. All these items are still under warranty and in good shape.

Oh how blessed we are! I am feeling overly blessed and want to share my blessings with you. What a wonderful community we have, farmers who are passionate about their land and bringing you the highest quality produce Alberta soil can offer and the access to true mountain spring water.   


This is the first summer in 4 years that has felt like a real sunny summer, what a blessing! I have my very first garden and happy to say that I have been successful at growing mixed oriental greens, lettuces, basil, carrots, parsley and cilantro. My radishes and wild arugula, sadly did not survive my first attempts of Canadian gardening.  


We will be announcing the winner of our Vita-Mix contest at the end of this month. We only need a few more entries. It's only $20 to enter and there is a 1 in 30 chance of winning a $600 value Vita-Mix. The lucky winner gets to choose their color and receive the latest version, Total Nutrition Center shipped directly to you. This can make an excellent gift for someone if you win or as a nice addition to your vacation home. Call the store to enter or drop in and see us!!! 




Abigail 2 1/2 years old



Every Thursday at 12 pm from July 7 - Sept. 8, 2011

Lasagna Raw

Do you need a little excitement from your daily lunch routine? Come learn how to make delicious easy gourmet raw lunches quick. These lunch n learn raw food courses will run in a 4 week series every Thursday from 12 pm to 1 pm. Each class will cost $37. Learn how to make soups, salads, sandwiches and quick delicious desserts. Each week will feature a different cuisine theme.


This will be a family style sit down lunch after recipe demonstration. All food is organic and local if possible.


Class size is limited. Pre-Registration and Payment Required. Be sure to go to our meetup page for each week's menu.


August 11- Pizza

August 18- Asian

September 1 - Thai

September 8- Italian 


Please call 403-254-5991 to register. Cost: $37 Time: 12-1 pm Time is limited so class will start promptly.


Spinach Dip  

By Tonya Dahl

Spinach Dip



















1 large bag Spinach

1 large Avocado, ripe 

1 Lemon, juiced 

1 tsp Herbamare Seasoning 



This is a very quick and tasty raw dip. Only Lund's Organic Spinach would do. Just add everything to a food processor with the "S" blade and blend until creamy. Serve with crisp carrots, cucumbers, peppers and sugar snap peas. Also delicious on raw crackers. Enjoy! 


Where to Find the Freshest Produce

Local and Canadian Grown- Updated 

Romaine Lettuce

Many people are always asking me where I buy my produce so I thought I would share my produce finds- and it's never in one place.


Kingsland Market: Various Vendors:

Cucumber Man- Has great baby cucumbers, green beans, butter lettuce, basil and red peppers.


The King's Orchard has really tasty celery from California, BC green cabbage and cherries and the most delicious Hotchkiss romaine lettuce. It was superb!!! They also have by far the best field cucumbers in Calgary. 


Prairie Farm is carrying BC romaine lettuce, tomatoes and herbs, they also have BC mushrooms, berries and young thai coconuts for convenience.


Broxburn Vegetables carry amazing squashes grown in Lethbridge, green beans, tomatoes and cucumbers. They have the best cherry tomatoes ever and broccoli. 


Greens, Eggs and Ham  has nice micro greens, chives and potatoes.  


Lund's Organics - Everything Gert grows is exceptional. Now in: spinach, cilantro (the best), parsley, swiss chard and romaine lettuce. Have you tried their raw smoothies and juices? Be sure to stop in and ask Joanne to make you a Wheatgrass Wonder, my all time favorite!  


For those on a budget, Safeway carries hothouse red, yellow and orange Canadian grown peppers and Red Hat brand hot house tomatoes grown in Medicine Hat. I collect Airmiles points so I shop there for my organic bagged yellow and red onions, kale, parsley, large tubs of organic spinach and spring mix, California Avocados, pineapples, broccoli and cauliflower.


Safeway is also carrying California Mangoes, which I prefer over the ones from South America. Throughout the summer they will carry most organic berries and will feature the BC coronation grapes late summer to fall. They have a great price on frozen raspberries (which I recommend for smoothies. They also carry a large organic frozen food section. Gladiolas are in season and a great price right now. 


Canadian Superstore carries organic lemons by the bag at a reasonable price. You can also buy organic berries, grapes and young thai coconuts.


The T&T Market carries delicious basil, young thai coconuts and they are carrying more organics. You can find jicima, red bananas some delicious Asian greens. You have to really dig and search for the organics, but they are there.


If you are in a hurry and price is not a concern, I recommend Planet Organic. It is my favorite place to shop. They also have good decent organic produce, very consistent. They carry the Hotchkiss produce- I love their mix greens, spinach and wheatgrass.


Blush Lane is my all time favorite place, but I live so far away, but occasionally make it up there. They have an amazing farm and everything that comes from their orchards is superb. Be sure to visit their website for harvest dates.


I spend most of my summer and early fall at various farmer markets. I love shopping at Blue Mountain BioDynamic Farm at the Hillhurst Sunnyside Farmers Market, you can also get their produce at Sunnside Market. Everything they grow is exceptional. I absolutely love Kris' produce. He grows the most amazing greens, broccoli, cabbages- it's all good! I drive all the way across town to buy his produce and it is worth the trip!


Sylvan Farms Cheese has free range eggs for $4, the most amazing raw organic Gouda-oh so good. You have to really search for raw and organic and I complain to them all the time, so maybe they are listening to me. 


Calgary Farmer's Market now has Blush Lane Organics, yeah!! Innisfail Growers has the best soil grown tomatoes, cauliflower and delicious fermented pickles and beets. My super find of the week is Olsen's High Country Free Range Bison. Cody loved their sausages and smokies, everything there is excellent! The market also carries wild elk and a great little beeswax shop for candles.   

"The Unhealthy Truth - How Our Food Supply Is Making Us Sick"

TEDxAustin  Robyn O'Brien 2011
TEDxAustin Robyn O'Brien 2011

Robyn shares her personal story and how it inspired her current path as a "Real Food" evangelist. Grounded in a successful Wall Street career that was more interested in food as good business than good-for-you, this mother of four was shaken awake by the dangerous allergic reaction of one of her children to a "typical" breakfast. Her mission to unearth the cause revealed more about the food industry than she could stomach, and impelled her to share her findings with others. Informative and inspiring.


Excellent website for those suffering from allergies:  Allergy Kids Foundation 



SEPTEMBER 4-5, 2011

Tonya Class

Do you need help in the kitchen? Do you lack the ability to have imagination and creativity in making raw foods? Join me in a 2 day 6 hour hands on raw food chef course.



This is an in depth course on sprouting, bread making and will cover soups, salads, desserts, entrees and more. We will make an Italian Calzone, Samosas, Nanaimo bars and Rye Bagels. Our main courses will be Italian and Indian and including breakfast items, soups, desserts, dips, etc. This is a hands on course were I will guide you and inspire you on how to read recipes, alter them and make your very own creation. You will learn how to substitute and adapt recipes. We will learn how to overcome our fears and feel confident with raw foods. I will share my pitfalls and how I easily adapted to raw food preparation.


We will be making an abundance of food with lots of samples and take- aways. A food processor and Vita-Mix, and your own knife is recommended for class preparation.  


Sunday, September 4, 2011 12 pm to 6 pm

Monday, September 5, 2011 12 pm to 6 pm

Cost: $400


Registration and Payment Required. Please email me if you have questions. This is not a accredited certified course.   


Class size is limited to 6 only.  



For those planning on camping in August and September we are now carrying a fantastic all natural bug spray. We now have in cashews, figs, pistachios, Brazil nuts, buckwheat, various dried fruits and nut milk bags!


Also, I am looking for a dog sitter/house sitter for August 20-26. Please let me know if someone is interested.




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