Wednesday, February 12th at 5:30 pm: FREE talk on Libido and Sexual Health! It’s happening in SF at Rainbow Grocery (next door actually). You will learn… which foods boost and which foods squash your sex drive, the connection between mind, heart and libido, understanding the role of hormones, the role of stress and mood on your sex life, herbs that support libido and sexual well-being, and more!!! Follow this link to reserve your seat… http://bit.ly/RBWtalksView Post
Big Food is up to its dirty tricks again.
Only two weeks into the new year, Big Food is already trying to push legislation through Congress that would limit your right to know what you’re eating.
Politico published a draft of the bill, which would bar states from requiring labels on food that has genetically engineered ingredients as well as limiting the Food and Drug Administration’s ability to compel food companies to use GE labeling.
It would even let companies label GE foods “natural!”
We need you to take action right now – your members of Congress need to know that you demand the right to know what you’re eating.
Big Food will stop at nothing to hide basic information about what’s in your food. If this proposal were to become law, it would make it impossible for any state to require labeling of GE foods, even if an overwhelming majority of residents demand it.
The industry bill would also block any attempt by states to make it illegal for food companies to put a “natural” label on products that contain GE ingredients.
Maine and Connecticut have already passed laws to require GE labeling, and Connecticut has prohibited GE ingredients in foods labeled “natural.” More than 20 other states are set to consider GE labeling laws in 2014. But Big Food’s new legislation, if passed, would eviscerate these efforts.
You have a right to know what you’re eating! Take action today to oppose Big Food’s plan to keep you in the dark.
Thank you for taking action. Together, we can defeat Big Food’s bad bill.
President, Environmental Working Group
The Rainbow is thrilled to be the exclusive seller of Wild Rose Farm quinoa. Wild Rose Farm is a family-operated, CCOF certified, organic farm in coastal Humboldt County. The cool summer temperatures of the northern California coast mimic the high elevations in South America where quinoa has traditionally been grown. Wild Rose is planning by fall, 2014, to have evolved their quinoa cleaning methods so that the consumer will not need to do a water rinse to remove any residual saponins from the quinoa polishing process; quinoa farming and cleaning technology in the United States is still undeveloped. Wild Rose dry farms all of its quinoa, pays its workers a living wage, and is named after a cat.
Find Wild Rose quinoa in our Bulk Department, opposite bulk coffee.
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