Join Marlene’s Market & Deli on Saturday, October 12, 11am-3pm, in Tacoma and Federal Way, as they celebrate the organizations and movements that are striving to build a brighter future for farmers and food. From organic and non-GMO, to Fair Trade and beyond—see who is creating health and sustainability in our food systems!
Here are five tips from Marlene’s to support your health, your community and global producers:
Local Organically Grown Produce
The produce department is where any tasty, healthy meal begins. Buying organically grown produce ensures that your fruits and vegetables are grown in harmony with nature, without harmful chemicals or genetic engineering. Buying local organically grown produce is a great way to support the farmers who are hard at work being stewards of the great Pacific Northwest! Local farms, quality produce and organically grown deliciousness—find them at Marlene’s!
Fairly Traded Goods
You might not always think about where things like coffee, tea and chocolate come from. But the truth is, many of those items come from developing parts of the world—where the people who farm and process those items are often at great risk of being economically exploited. Choosing to buy fairly traded goods supports fair pay and community development. You can start small: something as simple as switching conventional coffee for fairly traded coffee can make an impact today! Find a huge selection of fairly traded items including body care, gifts and grocery items at Marlene’s.
On top of a balanced diet, get foundational support from three impactful categories:
A multivitamin and mineral formula—this will fill in the gaps that are difficult to get in even the best dietary choices.
Essential fatty acids—these are sorely lacking in significance in typical western food choices. These are important for cardiovascular, cognitive, vision and skin health.
A quality probiotic product—this will provide a much needed good bacteria boost to optimize immune function and a balanced digestive system.
Visit Marlene’s supplement department for information on the quality brands available to provide you with choices in building your supplement regimen.
Daily skin care is an important investment in health and confidence. Unfortunately, there are a lot of products on the market that can be potentially toxic for you and the environment. Look for products that are carefully created to be safe, non-toxic and environmentally friendly—as well as cruelty-free. Marlene’s makes this easy! Their entire selection of makeup, skin and hair care, as well as personal hygiene products are selected keep you looking and feeling great, without doing harm.
You’re a great cook. Or maybe you’re not. Either way, do yourself a favor and let Marlene’s catering service give your next gathering a special touch. Choose from full Thanksgiving meals, dessert and sandwich platters, meat and cheese trays, appetizers and more—you’re sure to find something that will satisfy. They also specialize in creating menu options for special dietary needs.