2
Saturday is the big day. Hemming Park is the place. From 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Jacksonville will enjoy its newest festival, brought to us by its newest nonprofit, GastroJax, Inc. The organization’s goal with the festival is to celebrate, promote and educate people about the food culture of Jacksonville […]

GastroFest is here!


We’ve been behind the scenes of the internet for some time now, adding a new feature to The Organic Adventurer! The top local-food-related question people ask us is, “Where are the farmers markets?” So we’ve had a listing of those for some time now, complete with market name, day, time, […]

A yummy, festive wellness drink (and the new farm listing)


Merry, Happy, Good National Food Day! What’s that? You’re so busy getting ready for Halloween that you almost forgot about this day meant to “inspire Americans to change their diets and our food policies”? Horrors! Well, no worries! While the Food Day website has plenty of general ideas on how […]

How to Celebrate National Food Day



The Organic Adventurer came back from walkabout and jumped right back into the fray as an exhibitor at last Saturday’s Green Lion Festival. What a beautiful day to be green too! The sun was shining, the breeze was blowing and some fine people were out to find out more about […]

Great day for Green Lion: The 2nd annual Green Lion ...


2
In our last post, we told you about helping out a great local nonprofit, River City Eco Foundation, in planning this year’s Eco Fest. Another fantastic organization we’re involved with is soon to be Jacksonville’s newest nonproft: Gastrojax Inc. At One Spark this past April, Gastrojax had much success presenting its […]

Team TOA and the nonprofits


“Team TOA and the nonprofits” sounds like a band, doesn’t it?! But no, we’re just really excited to be collaborating with two local nonprofits that we wanted to take a moment to tell you about. Both organizations, Gastrojax Inc. (as Gastrofest) and River City Eco Foundation (as River City Eco […]

Team TOA and the nonprofits



2
Here at Team TOA, we are so excited to be included in the Beyond Meat weekly recipe challenge! This week our Fajitas Verdes recipe has been selected to go toe to toe with one of Beyond Meat’s recipes. Savory refried beans, spicy fajita veggies, creamy avocado and, of course, a […]

Vote for The Organic Adventurer’s recipe


2
One question we get a lot from clients looking to transition to a meat-free diet or just to eat a little less meat is about meat analogues, plant-based foods that are generally thought of as analogous (comparable) to meat in the plant-based diet. Some of our clients have never tasted […]

Meat Analogues: A tofu, tempeh and seitan primer


5
One question we get a lot from clients looking to transition to a meat-free diet or just to eat a little less meat is about meat analogues, plant-based foods that are generally thought of as analogous (comparable) to meat in the plant-based diet. Some of our clients have never tasted […]

Meat Analogues: A tofu, tempeh and seitan primer



2
One question we get a lot from clients looking to transition to a meat-free diet or just to eat a little less meat is about meat analogues, plant-based foods that are generally thought of as analogous (comparable) to meat in the plant-based diet. Some of our clients have never tasted […]

Meat Analogues: A tofu, tempeh and seitan primer


2
Thanks in part to a certain famous firefighter, a lot of people have been exposed in the last year or two to the “plant-based diet.” Maybe some of you have tried it or thought about trying it. Maybe you even bought that red and yellow cookbook. But, you know, your […]

What’s this about a plant-based diet? Find out during No ...


Okay, Organic Adventurers, now that we’ve covered triclosan and BPA/bisphenols as endocrine disrupting chemicals, there’s one more EDC to discuss before we leave the topic. We’re talking about EDCs that we’re all exposed to on a continual basis – all day, every day – and phthalates (pronounced “THAL-ates”) certainly belong […]

Thbpbpthpt: Phthalates



2
Happy New Year! In our last topical post, we were talking about triclosan as an endocrine disrupting chemical, or EDC. (Click the link and read that post first for a primer on EDCs and their effects.) But there are over 800 such chemicals that can wreak havoc on our thyroid […]

BPA: The Real Kitchen Nightmare


The big guy in the red suit comes down the chimney tomorrow night! It’s not too late to get a last-minute gift or stocking stuffer. Between e-payment and email, you could almost instantly stuff everyone’s stockings with Organic Adventurer gift certificates! Maybe someone close to you has been talking about […]

All I Want For Christmas (And the New Year) Is ...


2
We’re baaack! The Organic Adventurer has spent the last few months traveling the world on many an eco-adventure. We’ve also been helping and encouraging folks on both coasts of this fine nation to green up and answering a billion great questions from clients taking anywhere from the first to the […]

Triclosan ban?



4
Ever since Dig Foods Café opened in Jacksonville, Florida, in May of this year, the peanut gallery has been relentless: “Have you been to Dig yet?” “We should really go to Dig, like soon!” “You have to go to Dig; it’s awesome!” Well, we figured that unless owner and chef Sean […]

Time to “Dig” in: New plant-based eatery wows


At the April 27 Tree Hill Nature Center Butterfly Festival, folks were able to sign up for email subscription to The Organic Adventurer, thus entering a drawing for an official Organic Adventurer T-shirt. This is the design on the back: These beauties are super-soft Anvil Organic cotton T-shirts in their City […]

Tree Hill’s 2013 Butterfly Festival: We have a winner!!


2
It seems like here in North Florida, it’s either feast or famine when it comes to rain. Today we’re feasting…more like drowning, really! So it seemed like a great day to reflect on last Saturday’s sunshine-filled celebration of a critter that’s most definitely not flying about today. The 12th annual […]

The 2013 Butterfly Festival recap: Sunshiny images for this rainy ...