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Robin Recommends…Grass Valley Grains

Grass Valley Grains

Services: Grass Valley Grains is a one-man farming and milling operation, founded by Reed Hamilton, a 25-year resident of Nevada County. Reed uses organic methods and materials to grow grain crops on a fifth-generation farm in Wheatland, California, where there is abundant flat land. He turns the grains into flour or meal using his own stone mill in Grass Valley.

Reed founded Grass Valley Grains as a way to provide a source of wholesome, locally grown grain and grain products to local consumers. Reed’s choice to grow grains comes from having grown up on a grain farm and because he loves bread, which he believes is such an elemental food! Reed is committed to growing food in a way that builds the soil and produces nutritious crops without the use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides. He wants to educate people about the properties of what they eat and the many grain crops that are available besides wheat, and wants his customers to be a community of friends who share an understanding of what it takes to produce this food.

Robin’s Thoughts: Grass Valley Grains is an asset to our community and example of the commitment to quality, organic food that provides health benefits to our bodies as well as to the planet. The variety of grains that Reed grows, wheat, rye, oats, barley, corn, beans, teff, and amaranth, can be milled into flour or meal, or they can be used whole or cracked.

Reed sells grains, flour, and meal by phone for individual orders, and through a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture). Soon, web sales will be available. Several local restaurants use the grains and flours from Grass Valley Grains as a staple ingredient of the healthful and delicious meals that are served.

Contact Info

Web: http://www.grassvalleygrains.com

Email: reedhamilton38@yahoo.com

Phone: 530-273-8818

2/22/2010 Your Hearts In Rhythm

In celebration of National Heart Month, I will present a workshop entitled “Heart Matters: Your Physical and Emotional Hearts In Rhythm”, on Monday, February 22, from 6:30 – 8 PM in the Briarpatch Community Room.
Join me at this interactive workshop! You will learn science-based principles and simple strategies to achieve and maintain your optimal cardiovascular health, in addition to reviewing the benefits of mindfulness for the health of your emotional heart.
Your physical and emotional hearts are one—they work in harmony and reflect the choices you make in the life you are living.  Achieving optimal heart health invites the opportunity to make choices that support eating well, maintaining routine physical activity, and taking time each day to quiet your mind. Both the physical and emotional hearts benefit when you greet each day with the intention to nurture and nourish yourself.
Seating is limited. Your pre-registration makes you eligible to win a 3-month behavior change/optimal life-management program. To register, call HeartMatters at 477-2361 or please go to the HeartMatters website at http://heartmatters.pro.

2/19/2010 KVMR radio interview

Listen in to the KVMR 89.5 FM radio interview with Patti Bess on Friday, February 19 from 1 – 2 PM. Her show, What’s Cooking?, will give us an opportunity to discuss the benefits of heart healthy eating and to celebrate awareness of National Heart Month. It’s a call-in show, and your questions and comments are welcomed. You can listen here to KVMR online broadcast.

Robin Recommends…THINK LOCAL FIRST

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EAT. SHOP. GROW. GIVE. LIVE.

Services: The THINK LOCAL FIRST program is creating local living economies throughout the Western Nevada County, working to ensure that economic power resides locally, sustaining healthy community life and environmental quality as well as long-term economic prosperity. Through celebratory events, marketing of local independent business, networking, local buying guides and coupon books, and other educational efforts, THINK LOCAL FIRST seeks to foster support for the business and people that make the communities of Western Nevada County special and strong and grounded in personal and community relationships.

The purpose of THINK LOCAL FIRST Nevada County Foothills, is to increase public awareness, through public education, of the benefits of Thinking Local First in the following areas: Retail, Agriculture, Arts and Music, Community Capital, Energy, Land Use, Manufacturing and Waste Management. This is accomplished by organizing and facilitating a network of locally owned, independent businesses in the Western Nevada County Foothills, encouraging community membership, publishing stories and ads in different publications, radio and TV public service announcements, promoting events, speaking at events and information booths at various events. The founders of THINK LOCAL FIRST envision a just and sustainable global economy comprised of local living economies that enhance community life and natural systems, and promote social fairness and economic vitality.

Robin’s Thoughts: THINK LOCAL FIRST Nevada County Foothills is a collaborative effort of local business and community leaders to support the success of businesses within our own community. The mission of creating a sustainable business structure that encourages local dollars to be spent on community businesses and professional services demonstrates forward action that will lead to a thriving Nevada County business culture.

Included in the benefits of joining THINK LOCAL FIRST, is the discount you will be offered by member merchants. When you see the THINK LOCAL FIRST logo in the window of a business, simply present your membership card — and enjoy the discount, as well as knowing that you are supporting local Nevada County businesses.

Contact Info

Web: http://localfirstfoothills.org
Email: various board member emails are available on the website.


Robin Recommends…APPLE Center

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Services: Sustainability Center. A community member and leader collaborative effort to create a virtual and physical hub to assist the public, private, and business sector in collectively reducing our planetary impact and improving a sound quality of life in Nevada County as a whole.

The APPLE Center will serve these needs by providing a place where visitors and locals can connect to businesses and organizations that provide knowledge and tools for sustainable living. The Center will serve to coordinate existing groups’ efforts in Nevada County as well as developing new programs to build relationships that increase efficiency and effectiveness as Nevada County proactively transitions to a local, sustainable economy.

Robin’s Thoughts: Giving to the community is a reward unto itself; the physical transformation of the building in which the APPLE Center now lives was an amazing and inspirational collaborative effort. Local businesses donated supplies, local friends tore down, sanded, put up, painted, caulked, and had a merry time creating the physical space. Volunteers will be on site during open hours to answer questions, make referrals, and fulfill the mission of the forward thinking APPLE Center.

Contact Info

Web: http://applecenter.org
Phone: 530-478-1700  Address: 412 Commercial Street, Nevada City, CA (Wed – Fri 12 – 5 PM, Sat & Sun 11 AM – 6 PM)
Email: info@applecenter.org
Calendar of Events: http://www.applecenter.org/whats-happening/calendar (clearing house for community wide events)

Robin Recommends…BriarPatch Co-op

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Business: Natural Foods Community Market

Services: BriarPatch Co-op is a member-owned community market. BriarPatch provides a balance of affordable natural, organic and local products and is committed to customer service, consumer education and supporting local economic renewal. BriarPatch carries the finest lines of organic, healthful and nutritious foods, including a large natural meat, poultry, and award-winning fish department. In addition, their extensive bulk foods section entices shoppers to reduce packaging waste while saving money! BriarPatch also has large vitamin, body care and houseware departments with knowledgeable staff to help answer your questions. The bi-monthly newsletter is a useful resource as it offers delicious and healthful recipes, highlights community connections and local resources, and features important current events related to food, health, and nutrition.

Robin’s Thoughts: I have been a BriarPatch member for 22 years. The co-op is my favorite grocery store and deli and I definitely recommend shopping there for many reasons, one being that there are no products with trans fats on the shelves. Other reasons are the incredible produce that is offered, as well as the cheese selection and the delicious deli items. BriarPatch is committed to our community as is evidenced by their support of local farms, annual donations made to various non-profit groups, education offered in the newsletter, and on-site classes taught by local experts in the Community Room.

Contact Info

Web: http://briarpatch.coop
Phone: 530-272-5333
Email: info@briarpatch.coop

Robin Recommends…

Robin Recommends…

A special section of the HeartMatters website in which I highlight a listing of businesses offering products and services that have been verified by me to support an optimally healthful lifestyle. Let these businesses, restaurants, grocery stores, and specialty shops know that you saw them listed on my site and show your support of their efforts by enjoying a meal, purchasing food to take home, or engaging their professional services that will enhance your quality of life. Let me know of a business you would like me to put into the spotlight. Spread the word!


"Robin Mallery has been working with me for over a year now. During this time, she has introduced me to many different thought and choice options--most importantly she has helped me understand that I am the most important choice. Her passion for living right and feeling even better brings a human support to a process that could easily have been uncomfortable and unsuccessful. She is tireless in her unending support. Her talent for listening heightens a nurturing coaching relationship. I recommend Robin for those that have chosen to change; she will help support that decision, and you will be pleased that you chose to change and that you chose Robin as your coach."

---B.B., restaurant and business owner, Northern California

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