Category Archives: Blog

Ol’ Man River

For as long as I can remember, I’ve wanted to paddle a canoe the length of the Mississippi. Growing up in Minnesota, you are constantly reminded of the big river’s presence: toddling across the headwaters during family trips to Itasca …

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Land of the Tree, Home of the Portage

Minnesotans are spoiled by the wealth of natural beauty around the state. Drive 15 minutes in any direction and chances are you will find a quiet place to commune with nature. Even our urban core offers myriad natural escapes. After …

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What’s up with that?

The National Park Service recently proposed a two-year ban on rope-swinging from iconic arches in the desert southwest. It seems “high-flying activities at popular landmarks that have led to deaths and injuries witnessed by visitors flocking to the sites for …

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Backpack State of Mind

At some point I must have bought something online and checked the box that allows for “occasional promotional material” because I get a lot of email from outdoor apparel companies. For the most part, it’s always the same…fit couples in …

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I Run, Therefore I Am a Runner

August has been running month at Country Choice Organic. That means we’ve filled our Facebook page with inspiring running stories, artful running images and info about oats and running nutrition. We even imported a guest blogger to share her experience. …

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“Running” Your Wild Oats

Guest Blog: Niki from Quality

I’ve never been a big runner, but I recently committed to some serious training. And you know what I’ve found? Running makes you happier! It seems whether you are an avid runner logging 30+ miles …

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The Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

With all due respect to Andy Williams, this has got to be the most wonderful time of the year. In addition to long warm days and the general sense of well-being that comes with trying to pack 12 months of …

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Keeping Oats Gluten Free

While oats don’t contain gluten, they are traditionally grown and processed in close proximity to wheat and other gluten containing grains. Producing GF oats takes extra care to minimize cross-contact with gluten containing grains every step of the way…from farm …

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Oats are Oats…Right??

Most of us don’t spend much time thinking about oats. After all, for much of our lives, the question each morning, “too lumpy?” or, “too runny?” Rarely did mom serve porridge that was “just right!”

So what’s up with all …

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The Sweet Corn is Coming!

CCO Sweet Corn

An invasion is happening across the land and, while it is an urban phenomenon, it doesn’t involve a goliath lizard destroying entire city centers. This incursion is that annual rite of summer…the Farmer’s market.

In Minneapolis, where winter is usually …

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