Tuesday, Dec. 10th at 5:30 pm: FREE talk on Mid-Winter Mood Boosters! It’s happening in SF at Rainbow Grocery (next door actually). You will learn… the powerful connection between mood, food, and neurotransmitters, ways to boost your mood with food, the Gut & Brain Connection: how digestive wellness can help improve mood, lifestyle secrets to improving mood, herbs and supplements to balance mood, and more!!! Follow this link to reserve your seat… http://bit.ly/RBWtalksView Post
The Promise of A Blanket – For our brothers and sisters suffering exposure on the street, the gift of a blanket is the gift of a temporary home, the assurance of a little more quiet, a little more warmth and a little more peace at night.
Can you afford a single blanket or sleeping bag in good condition for those living on the street? If so, please consider bringing it to Rainbow on Friday November 29th from 3-7pm, Saturday December 7th and Sunday December 8th from 12-6pm, where you will find St. Vincent de Paul Society collecting for the homeless who live in and around Chinatown, North Beach and the Financial District.
Please no comforters. Sleeping bags and blankets only.
Thank you for your kindness, and happy holidays!View Post
The Rainbow is once again proudly co-sponsoring Green Festival. Bring a Rainbow Grocery receipt from 2013 to the Green Festival Box Office and receive 1 complimentary weekend admission. Stop by our display to play our famous trivia game and win fabulous prizes!
For more information: http://greenfestivals.org/sfView Post
Rainbow Grocery Cooperative is committed to being a sustaining part of our Bay Area community and the larger cooperative movement. This year, our membership created the Cooperative Grant Program to foster the development of living wage, democratic workplaces in the Bay Area.
Our new Cooperative Grant Committee supports the development and growth of existing and start up cooperatives and collectives in the Bay Area. We are prioritizing funding those cooperatives that are striving to:
- Function democratically and non-hierarchically at all levels of their business/organization.
- Establish a cooperative as part of a community that is underserved by their type of business and/or by businesses that have a cooperative structure.
- Reflect the community in which they are located and maintain an inclusive and just work environment.
- Become a participant in the larger cooperative movement, especially within the Bay Area and Northern California.
- Maintain or expand an existing cooperative that has made a demonstrable contribution to their local community.
Does this sound like you? We are excited to hear more! Please contact us for more information at email@example.com.
Thursday October 24th 7-8pm
All events are free and will be held at our meeting place at 1769 Folsom Street.
Applying Principals of Permaculture in your Fall Garden
Presented by Asha Vitlacil, Rhizome Urban Gardens
An introduction to the principles of Permaculture, and how to apply them as you plant for the fall/winter season in urban spaces. What are the principles of Permaculture, and how can I apply them with limited space? What can I plant this time of year? What can I grow on my rooftop/fire escape/windowsill? This participatory workshop draws on the knowledge of the group as well as presenter.
Rhizome Urban Gardens is a worker-owned cooperative that designs, installs, and maintains organic gardens and landscapes. Through creating landscapes that are beautiful, ecologically sound, and producing food, they can transform any space into an oasis!
With a permaculture-based, whole systems approach coupled with creativity and love of nature, Rhizome Urban Gardens designs landscapes that thrive in the Bay Area’s unique climates, terrains, and urban constraints. They are committed to always being ecologically sound and worker-owned. They love getting creative with materials, can accommodate any budget, and offer free consultations. Thursday October 24th 7-8pmView Post
Oct. 22nd at 5:30 pm: FREE talk on Secrets for Immune Strength for those SF Winters! It’s happening in SF at Rainbow Grocery (next door actually). You will learn… Signs and symptoms of weak immunity, Ways to strengthen your body’s defences, reduce sumptoms, & shorten the duration of illness, How your approach to the added stresses of the holidays can affect your immune health, and more!!! Follow this link to reserve your seat… http://bit.ly/RBWtalksView Post
The Rainbow is proud to present our Customer Appreciation Day extravaganza!
Stop by Trainor Alley on October 27th, 12-4pm for fun, food and prizes!
A raffle will be held for emergency preparedness items such as hand-crank radios and fire extinguishers. Simply present a Rainbow receipt to enter!
There will be live music, carnival games, bubbles, and a Rainbow Worker dunk tank!
Kids! can’t get enough Halloween? Dress up in your favorite costume for extra treats!
Samples and giveaways will feature items from EcoTea, Dr. Bronners. 100% Pure, Sjaak Chocolate, Justin’s Squeeze Packs, Primal Pet Foods, Blue Diamond, Late July, Mt Hagen Coffee, Guayaki, Nature’s Path, Pamela’s, Pop Chips, and many more!
Attending will be:
Supervisor Jane Kim
Modern Times Books
Plus more to come!
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The Greater Good Food Fair will be held at Civic Center Plaza on October 26th. The Fair will feature speakers, live music, organic and regionally-produced foods from local businesses, cooking demonstrations, and a farmers’ market. Panel discussion topics will include Food Integrity in Our Local Systems, Social Responsibility: Pathways to Community Well Being, and Community Gardens Responding to Community Needs. A keynote address by Tezozomoc, National Defense Council’s Growing Green Food Justice Leader of 2013, will highlight the event. When asked why the time is ripe for coming together to raise the priority of food integrity and sustainability in communities across the nation, Tezozomoc positioned, “People are listening, our message is getting out and we want more to rally around us to help do more of this very successful work.”
At the Fair, participants will cultivate an understanding of the impact of their daily food choices and learn what they can do to support sustainable and socially responsible producers and organizations. The San Francisco grassroots coalition, Label GMOs partners with community leaders in celebrating success stories that nurture the future we all want: a more just and sustainable food system for all. Now more than ever it is important to raise the priority of long term well-being, connect Seed-to-Table, and celebrate San Francisco’s movement towards food integrity.
This October, Rainbow Grocery Cooperative will be one of more than 1,500 grocery retailers across North America participating in the fourth annual Non-GMO Month—a celebration of people’s right to choose food and products that do not contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
Studies show near-universal support for GMO labeling — over 90 percent of Americans want to know whether or not their food contains GMOs, and 2013 has seen a groundswell in the “right to know” movement. More than 1.2 million Americans have contacted the FDA asking them to implement mandatory labeling of GMO foods and 27 states have taken up GMO labeling bills like those passed in Maine and Connecticut in June.
“With GMOs now contaminating as much as 80 percent of conventional packaged foods, we are more committed than ever to helping people find safe, healthy non-GMO choices,” says one Rainbow worker. “We believe people have the right to know what’s in their food, and we will be celebrating that right throughout Non-GMO Month this October.” During Non-GMO Month, Rainbow will help shoppers identify Non-GMO Project Verified choices with educational materials and special signage.
Public concern about GMOs is rising as studies increasingly raise doubts about the long-term safety and environmental impact of this experimental technology. GMO labeling is mandatory in 64 countries around the world, including Australia, Russia, China, and all of Europe, but no such requirements exist in the U.S.
“The right to know what we’re eating and feeding our families is so basic,” says Megan Westgate, Executive Director of the nonprofit Non-GMO Project, which created Non-GMO Month. “Americans deserve the same freedom to avoid experimental GMO foods as people in other countries.”
While consumers fight for their right to know at the polls, the Non-GMO Project provides shoppers an immediate solution to the presence of unlabeled GMOs. As the only third party non-GMO verification in North America, the Non-GMO Project Verified seal is quickly gaining popularity. It is now the fastest growing label claim in the natural products industry with more than 11,000 Non-GMO Project Verified products.
For additional information, visit the links below:
“What is GMO?” http://www.nongmoproject.org/learn-more/what-is-gmo/
“Non-GMO Month” http://www.nongmomonth.org
“Labeling Survey Results” http://justlabelit.org/faqs/
“State Labeling Initiatives” http://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/issues/976/ge-food-labeling/state-labeling-initiativesView Post