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Local Organic Foods

Original post made by Lynn P., Del Prado, on May 29, 2010

Does anyone know of any Tri-Valley restaurants that are using local/organic/seasonal produce and grass-fed/free-range/cage-free/humanely treated beef, chicken, & pork and wild-caught fish? I try to eat healthy, shop at Whole Foods, etc., but can seem to find ANY restaurants that care about offering these healthy and delicious options.

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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on May 29, 2010 at 6:03 pm

You might want to try Taco Bell or Pasta's.


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Posted by Nala
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 29, 2010 at 6:25 pm

I think Cafe Main on Main St. uses organic greens in their salads, and their salads are excellent. They also have the best veggie burger I've ever eaten. Yogaholic on the corner of Bernal and Tawny claims their chopped fruit that you can top your yogurt with is organic. Terra Bella Farm is an organic farm in Pleasanton on Foothill Rd. Visit their web site, they sell at the Farmer's Market, also you can join their co-op.


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Posted by fiber rich
a resident of Canyon Meadows
on May 30, 2010 at 10:00 am

Speaking of eating properly, The following quote was from an article on fiber. I am marveling at the difference in diets (this is a serious quote folks)

"Dr. Burkitt found that the average bushman had a stool weight of two pounds and the "civilized" men had a stool weight of only four ounces - that's 87.5 percent smaller! The difference was in the amount of fiber they ate."


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Posted by Allen
a resident of Downtown
on May 30, 2010 at 10:29 pm

What is it gonna take to get a Whole Foods in Pleasanton?! oy vey!! Pleasanton really lacks any market with a large selection of organic foods. Pleasanton needs to join the civilized world and stop eating like it is 1952.


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Posted by just ne
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 31, 2010 at 4:16 pm

who goes around weighing bushman turds?


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Posted by Kathi
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 27, 2010 at 1:05 pm

Eddie Papa's does use local produce and humane meats and poultries. Not in all dishes, but you've got options.
As far as shopping outside 1953: Gene's does carry free range, organic chicken and you have some fabulous meats at the Farmer's Market (Holder Ranch). Eggs are available as well. Trader Joe's and Safeway have some organic and human offerings. I still end up doing a trek up to Whole Foods every 10 days or so and I know they have no plans before 2011. I would like to see more options That's when the "Lifestyle" Safeway comes in which may also have more options.


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Posted by Drexl
a resident of Ironwood
on Aug 4, 2010 at 5:24 pm

Allen, you have it backwards, 1952 was healthier than eating today. We lived near the farms where food was grown; these days, the "civilized" world, people live in big cities and truck in all their food. So tell me, which time had "better" food?