November 2020

What's your favorite part about winter?  Is it the excitement of the upcoming holidays? What about getting outside and enjoying a day of skiing or sledding? If your most enjoyed parts of our coldest season include cozying up under a heavy blanket and sipping a warm beverage, Winter Goddess has you covered.  Recently featured in our Fall/Holiday dual issue of Living Naturally, Winter Goddess Foods has created a company that envelops the more delicious things in life - chai, caramel, and sweet & savory nuts, among an assortment of other delights.  Read our full feature on Winter Goddess (and snag co-founder Terry's recipe for Chai Snickerdoodles) HERE . . . scroll to page 8! Another Addition After months of anticipation, a brand new Winter Goddess indulgence has finally arrived! "Oh My Goddess! Butter Crunch Toffee" is exactly what your cozy moments ordered. Paired with a toasty

November in Minnesota marks the unofficial beginning of a grey, cold, what some might call "dreary" winter season. What combats the grey sky, snowy ground, and 4:30 sunset? Hot sauce! Warm your body and taste buds from the inside with fermented, vegan, raw pepper hot sauce created from local ingredients! One of Valley Natural Foods' newest hot sauce producers, Lost Capital Foods, is quickly becoming a new favorite among our team members. Based in Falcon Heights, the small but mighty team behind Lost Capital creates their line of hot sauce using as much local produce as possible specifically because they know it's better for their consumers and the local economy. There isn't just one thing that makes Lost Capital stand out from the rest.  Their Name! Lost Capital might sound more like an indie band's newest album as they stick it to "the man" but when it comes

CBD: The newest legal trend to come out of cannabis. For those who haven't tried CBD but are interested in dipping a toe into the pond of potential benefits associated with CBD, the time has never been better! CBD (cannabidiol) is found in the cannabis plant, naturally extracted, and is then manufactured into a variety of forms - though you won't get 'high' from it. THC is the compound also found in cannabis that is responsible for the psychoactive 'high' produced in cannabis-use. CBD sold legally in the United States contains less than 0.03% THC and is non-psychoactive.  Benefits Upon Benefits Among the of host of benefits, CBD is used to treat many conditions, including chronic and acute diseases. Some of the most common ailments treated with CBD include mental disorders, such as: Anxiety Generalized Social Depression Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. CBD is