The Importance of Regenerative Farming
Ready for some good news? You know that eating whole, organic foods is good for your body, and you know that using nature-rich, sustainable self-care products is good for your skin. But did you know that regenerative farming practices might just help reverse climate change and save the planet?
Amidst doom and gloom of most environmental news, we experienced a huge exhale of relief when we watched the film Kiss the Ground. The answer to so many of our global issues, it seems, is as simple as regenerating the soil. The film, which Fast Company calls “Climate Skeptic Proof,” and The New York Times says, “Inspires a rare feeling of hope,” explores how regenerative farming practices can reverse climate change, heal communities, solve food insecurity, stabilize economies, improve health, and more.
This National Farmer's Market Week, we're reiterating the importance of how and where we source both our food, and also our products' ingredients. Our company’s phrase, “soil-to-skin,” has meaning because we spent decades cultivating relationships with farmers around the globe who dedicate their lives to responsible growing and harvesting practices. It is these farmers who supply our ingredients. (Have a look at our 2022 seaweed harvest and meet the seaweed master!)
On the front of our Plastic-free packaging, you'll notice a topographical map of the region of the primary ingredient in each product. This map is a reminder of not only the places that our ingredients come from, but of the people that make these products possible, and the soil from which they're grown. The choice of products you put on your skin is an excellent place to start when it comes to the bigger picture.
Learn more about soil regeneration by visiting the Kiss the Ground website. In the meantime, please enjoy this Summery farmer's market recipe.
Farmer's Market Watermelon + Arugula Salad
4 cups organic arugula
3 cups organic cubed seedless watermelon
2 cups organic cubed cantaloupe
2 cups organic cubed cucumber
1/2 cup organic chopped fresh cilantro
1/4 cup organic fresh mint
1/4 cup rice vinegar or white wine vinegar
1 tablespoon organic grated lime zest
2 tablespoons organic lime juice
2 tablespoons olive oil
4 teaspoons minced fresh ginger
1/2 teaspoon salt
Local honey, to taste
Whisk the dressing ingredients together in a small bowl. In a large bowl, combine salad ingredients. Drizzle with dressing and toss to coat. Serve immediately.
Happy #SustainableSelfCareSunday! Wishing you all the nutrient-dense goodness possible for your body, mind, and heart.