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  • Kate Egelhof

"Growing" Community Together--literally!

This week we’re celebrating Growing Community Together along with the advent of summer weather in the best way—with a refreshing glass of Santa Cruz Organic lemonade! Just as you’d expect from the name, all of Santa Cruz Organic’s products are indeed USDA-certified organic—but their commitment to sustainability doesn’t stop there. At their Chico, California manufacturing facility 25% of their energy comes from renewable resources—from photovoltaic (solar) systems to recapturing waste heat and using it in the pasteurization process. The U.S. Zero Waste Council awarded Santa Cruz Organic their platinum level Zero Waste Certification—the highest level possible, meaning that 99% (!) of their waste is diverted from landfills and incineration; Santa Cruz Organic also makes it a priority to purchase wind Renewable Energy Certificates, which combined with their solar energy production allows them to offset one hundred percent of their energy use. All of Santa Cruz Organic’s products are certified organic by the USDA—whether you’re looking for jam, juice, lemonade, peanut butter, or applesauce, the ingredients are GMO-free and grown without pesticides, herbicides, or fertilizers. For these reasons, Harmony Co-op is happy to carry Santa Cruz Organic products—when we talk about “growing community together”, we mean it literally! And to help “sweeten” your summer even more, Harmony Co-op has Santa Cruz Organic 32-oz juice on sale for our Co-op Basics program through May 29th!

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