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James Sklar, Organic Restaurant Owner of Bloom

James Sklar, organic restaurant owner of Bloom

Bloom is a wonderful new restaurant that promises to serve an array of tasty, organic, upscale treats in an elegant, warm and newly designed setting.

Bloom was founded with the vision of living, eating and being as close to nature as possible. With that vision, from all of us at, Happy Thanksgiving!

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What is Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)?

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Audrey, Program Manager for the CSA Program at Full Circle Farms

Full Circle Farms CSA Program

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) originated in Europe and Japan as a reaction to the gradual loss of quality in produce. This natural phenomenon occurred as farms grew further and further away from the center of their own community.

In America food travels an average of 1500 miles before it reaches the dinner plate. Pesticides, herbicides, and insecticides are used to cover the stress of travel on fresh produce. Communities have come together all across America to support local farms in their community instead of giant grocery store conglomerates that choose to support large agro farms. Each CSA operates in its own unique way, but the basic idea remains the same: consumers and farmers collaborating to ensure a safe and healthy food source in their community.

For more information about the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Program at Full Circle Farms, please visit

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The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals – Michael Pollan

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About Michael Pollan:

Michael Pollan is the author of a new book, The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals, published April 2006 by the Penguin Press, as well as three previous books: The Botany of Desire, Second Nature, and A Place of My Own. Pollan is a contributing writer to the New York Times Magazine and the Knight Professor of Journalism at UC Berkeley.

Michael Pollan

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Vegan Fusion – Bo Rinaldi

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About Vegan Fusion:

Bo Rinaldi, Cofounder, Vegan Fusion: Bo is the visionary devoted to healing and service that introduces the blossoming lotus to the international community. A natural food chef of over forty years, experiencing first hand that “food is your best medicine,” he deeply believes that nonviolence and the vegan lifestyle is the path to Global Peace. A post-technology entrepreneur and angel investor, his focus is on assisting groups that wish to bring about a positive shift in personal and worldwide transformation.

Vegan Fusion

Vegan Fusion is dedicated to the promotion of the Vegan diet and lifestyle as a means to Planetary Peace. Guided by the principles of ahimsa, or nonviolence, it serves to educate and inform on the benefits of Veganism on a personal and global level.

For more information on being a vegan and about vegan fusion projects, please visit

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Hawaiian Bath and Body – Jerry Driscol

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About Hawaiian Bath and Body:

It all began when Jerry and Deborah Driscol received some homemade soaps as a gift. We were hooked! Since then we haven’t used any other “commercial” soap – it’s been about six years!

Hawaiian Bath and Body

When the Organic Chemist that created these original recipes was moving off the islands, we bought his small soap business to keep the soaps here! I thought it would be a great weekend hobby but Jerry had other plans! Our house became our first Soap Factory. Lots of friends helped!

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