non- GMO Sugar find at Local Market in Gypsum

While trying to decide between Butter Pecan Dreyer’s Ice Cream or Mint Chocolate Chip…oh the choices abound, and feeling a little guilty about my 9:00 pm craving, I decided to pick up a few needed items at my local grocery in Gypsum, CO.  I was looking for natural cane sugar to use in my coffee and tea because I feel the flavor is much different than over-processed white sugar.  It has a slight flavor of caramel, not overly intense like brown sugar, and I generally feel better about my morning cup of Joe when I don’t drown it in a heaping spoonful of white carbohydrates.  I’m probably just deluding myself, but, Hey!  I need my Java!

So I found this small bag of unrefined, non-GMO, pure cane sugar from Mexico at a small price of about $2.39 for 2 pounds.  There was a larger bag also, however, I forgot to write down the price. It’s in a plastic bag (boo!) but even the bag was labeled as #4 recyclable (where facilities accept).

The company is Zucarmex and the distribution center is in Rio Rico, Arizona.  This product is labeled as “non-GMO project verified” and Kosher certified.  They have a Facebook symbol on the package and links to their email and website.  The packaging also had a recipe for “Easy Lemon Cookies” on the back.

Kudos to a small company for getting on board with social media, producing a sustainable product and ensuring a reasonable price and value for the customer.  We need to search out and support these businesses so they keep providing us with great products.

Things That Can’t Be Rushed

Interesting article! The importance of having a goal in mind with gardening, or any project we are tackling and how we need to have patience and realize that all things do not happen overnight. We live in a society where most people want instant results…iphones, computers, etc. Nature doesn’t work that way. Natural processes take time and while we are waiting for those things to occur we can be working on different projects that are interconnected in our larger goal. Great post and a thought for my busy, hectic Saturday morning!

Shawndra Miller

Those of us who are bathed in technology much of our lives, that is to say most of the Western world by now, have grown accustomed to having everything happen in a hurry. Speed is the ultimate. Efficiency is king.

I am prone to this, feeling impatient with the rate of change.

Even in gardening, I value a relatively quick turnaround: Plant a bunch of lettuce seedlings, and a month later I can be snipping salad from my own raised bed.

But some things take time, and move in a crooked line, and require great patience to see results.

I’m reminded of this when I visit a farmer friend who lives in my neighborhood. Her family farm is called Artesian Farm. It’s in the next county over, where Anna and her farm partners raise grassfed beef.

When she talks about farming, she thinks in terms of decades. For example, the…

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