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Happy February!

It's the Month of Love

Love means giving thanks for our incredible partners, celebrating Black history, and indulging in a few Valentine's treats.

Great Partners We Love

How Fairtrade Bananas Support A Better Food System

Equal Exchange Fairtrade bananas may seem ordinary, their story is unconventional in every sense of the word. The difference is in a business model that puts people over profit. Equal Exchange works with regional, democratically-run co-operatives comprised of small farms to ensure that all members are paid fair, standardized prices for their fruit. Additionally, the co-ops receive premiums that are used to fund projects that support the well-being the farms, their members, and their communities.
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    Equal Exchange
    Fair Trade Organic Bananas
    Rating 4 out of 5
    5-7ct, 2-3lb
    $2.49/ea $2.99
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    Soulfully Seasoned Beans

    A Dozen Cousins' ready-to-heat beans make it super easy to bring delicious, globally-inspired flavors to meal time. Each variety is perfectly simmered and seasoned, using recipes from founder Ibraheem Basir. Serve them with rice, in tacos, or tucked into a wrap for a satisfying, quick lunch or dinner with plenty of protein.

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    Why We Love Pipcorn Snacks

    Pipcorn is proud to be a Black and women-founded business based in Brooklyn, NY. The idea for Pipcorn was born in 2012, when Jeff Martin was helping his sister Jen move. With everything packed up except a bag of heirloom popcorn kernels that Jen found in a health food store, they popped batch after batch of the most delicious popcorn! Together with Jeff's wife, Teresa, they launched Pipcorn, which grew into a snacking success story. Pipcorn is certified B Corp. and dedicated to creating innovative snacks rooted in sustainability.

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    Why Grass-Fed Beef Is Better for Farms & Better for You

    Our 100% grass-fed local beef program consists of family-owned farms in the Northeast, like Rock Spring Farm in central New York. We asked Farmer Marc, who runs the farm and oversees its sustainable agricultural model, why grass-fed beef is different. According to him, "Raising grass-fed cattle is simpler. One doesn't need to grow a lot of crops to feed the cattle year round. The farm is set up best to be a grazing farm, with all the land being best utilized. We want to work best with our land and the environment around us." In other words, pasture-raising not only benefits the farmer, but also the animals and the environment. And for consumers, genuine, grass-fed cattle results in meat that's leaner, more tender, more flavorful, and remarkably juicy.

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    The Easiest, Tastiest Way To Eat Less Meat

    Misfit Foods' new ground meat blends are 60% grass-fed beef, 40% veggies, and a few delicious seasonings thrown in for good measure. Not only are they delicious, we love that they make it easy to eat less meat while keeping things tasty, filling, and satisfying. Try them in tacos, toss them into a stir-fry, or serve them next to rice or another grain.

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    Milk & Cookies Like No Other

    The thick and chewy cookies from New York City's Levain Bakery are pretty much the holy grail of baked goods. The only thing that could make them better? A glass of milk to dunk them into! We're fans of Ronnybrook Farm Dairy's local, old-fashioned milk, or a good non-dairy alternative that has the richness and creaminess to stand up to all that gooey, gooey decadence.

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    West African Flavors in a Snap

    We've partnered with Egunsi Foods to bring authentic West African flavors straight to your kitchen. Made locally in New York City, Egunsi uses locally-sourced ingredients wherever possible, also working with African farms for their spices and grains. These picks deliver unexpectedly delicious flavors with a little spice that's just right.

    Donate to NY Common Pantry

    A Small Contribution Can Make a Big Difference

    We're proud to partner with NY Common Pantry, whose mission is to reduce hunger and promote dignity, health, and self-sufficiency. We encourage you to make a donation, which will go towards supporting their innovative programs for our neighbors in need, like Choice Pantry, which distributes nutritious, fresh food pantry packages to individuals and families.

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    The Spoonable Jam We Can't Get Enough Of

    Trade Street Jam Co. is a Black and woman-owned small batch jam company founded by chef Ashley Rouse. Based in Brooklyn, Trade Street creates fruit-forward, clean-tasting vegan jams that are low in sugar and high in flavor. Their spoonable jams (yes, the texture is very different) are great on toast, but even better in recipes - we're talking craft cocktails, sauces, glazes, baked goods, yogurt, overnight oats, salad dressings, and so on. Ashley and Trade Street are also committed to giving back through education and helping those who face food insecurity.

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    Oregon Wine With Attitude

    André Hueston Mack was the first Black person to win the award for Best Young Sommelier in America and worked at the renowned restaurants Per Se and The French Laundry before founding Maison Noir Wines in 2007. Winemaking had always been a dream of his, and became a reality only after forging relationships with growers and winemakers from Oregon over many years. Mack's Pinot Noir is a quintessential Oregon pinot: earth, spice, and floral notes marry with flavors of cherry, herbs, and ginger.
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    Maison Noir O.P.P Pinot Noir
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    Great Gun Shellfish

    Paul McCormick of Great Gun Shellfish cultivates his Little Guns and Great Guns at his farm in Long Island's Moriches Bay, where there is a rich tradition of oyster harvesting. FreshDirect is proud to offer these top-tier oysters at a time when restaurant closures have deeply impacted the seafood industry. We strongly believe in supporting sustainable aquaculture partners like Great Gun that are contributing to marine health and carrying on a part of local history.
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      Little Gun Oysters
      Rating 4.5 out of 5sustainability rating best
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      Oyster Knife (2 7/8")

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    Fall in Love With Hummus All Over Again

    Ithaca Hummus got its start in 2013, when it debuted at an upstate New York farmers' market. It quickly became a sensation, and now, it's on its way to becoming America's new favorite brand of hummus. What makes Ithaca Hummus special is that there's no compromise on the quality of their ingredients - they even created a special cold process to maintain freshness. You'll definitely taste the difference in each of their fun, vibrant flavors.
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    Hummus, Lemon Beet
    $4.99/eaAny 2 Ithaca Hummus for $8($7.98/lb)
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    Perfect Pairings: Early Bird Granola & White Moustache Yogurt

    We've discovered the breakfast jackpot: White Moustache's decadently creamy, old-world-style yogurt with Early Bird's slightly-sweet, slightly-slightly savory granola on top. Trust us, this combo is deceptively simple, and simply delicious too. Bonus: both brands are small batch, local, and women-led - things that are all worth cheering about.

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    Try Delicious Cookies Made For All

    Partake Cookies was born from a mission to make snacking inclusive for all. These vegan, gluten-free, non GMO, and top 8 allergen-free treats are the result of founder Denise Woodard's quest to make healthy, high-quality and delicious allergy-friendly snacks for her daughter. We're thrilled to offer this Jersey City-based company's cookies made with simple and wholesome ingredients, from Denise's classic Chocolate Chip or fan-favorite Ginger Snap.

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    Why We Love Ancient Grains From Yolélé

    Yolélé is an importer of African fonio, a gluten-free ancient grain that packs fiber, antioxidants, and minerals and has a deliciously nutty taste. It's great to have in your pantry for using in salads and bowls or as a starch side, plus you'll be supporting Yolélé's groundbreaking mission: to create economic opportunity for small farming communities, support regenerative food systems, and promote the biodiversity that our planet needs.