Happy Pigs

Thursday, October 1st, 2015

Marble Creek Farmstead is a small, sustainable family farm located in Sylacauga, Alabama.

Strike Oil

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

La Tourangelle’s grapeseed oil is a better choice.

Tomato Tasting

Saturday, August 1st, 2015

If I had to choose one fruit that I could have in season all the time, it would be tomatoes. And it would be heirloom tomatoes of all shapes, sizes, colors, and flavors.

So Berry Good

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

Embrace berry season with berries from Petals From the Past.

Written by Jan Walsh
Photography by Beau Gustafson

Organic Blue

Friday, May 1st, 2015

Eileen Fisher’s clothing line incorporates organic fabrics and sustainable production.

Brew Buzz

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

Higher Ground roasts organic, fair trade, and shade-grown coffee.

Get Naked

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015

After 25 years as a financial adviser, Hoover resident Linda Croley, founder and owner of Bare Naked Noodles, started the business in 2011 with a mission of bringing fresh pasta using local ingredients to the Birmingham market.

Organic Cotton

Thursday, January 8th, 2015

While looking for local sources for organic cotton clothing, I discovered Alabama Chanin. This family-owned fashion and lifestyle company, located in Florence, Alabama, uses 100 percent organic jersey fabric in their sustainably sourced designs.

Organic Holiday

Monday, December 1st, 2014

Family holiday meals are the highlight of the year at my house. I make them both healthy and delicious with McEwen & Sons certified organic products. From grits to popcorn, McEwen & Sons organic products are a staple in my fridge all year.

Papa Vince

Saturday, November 1st, 2014

Welcome to Pure! This is a new monthly column featuring my favorite organic and non-GMO finds around the metro area. From locally made honey and handmade soaps to extra virgin olive oils and organic restaurant dishes, I will share my favorites here each month.