Glyphosate Free Oatmeal Brands And Those To Avoid

Tractor Spraying Glyphosate On Crops

When going to the grocery store, do you ever check to see what labels are on the packaging? Do you even know what those labels mean? When looking for oats, do you ever wonder what process they go through before being put in the packaging? Unfortunately for many brands of oatmeal, the original crop is sprayed with a very well known weed killer/ herbicide called Roundup. In this article we are going to focus on the active and most harmful ingredient in Roundup, Glyphosate. This article will give you more insight into what Glyphosate really is, why you should actively try to avoid it in the foods you buy, alternative and healthier options for oats, and other things you should also look for on your food packaging!

What Is Glyphosate?

Tractor Spraying Glyphosate On Crops

Glyphosate is a synthetic compound and nonselective systemic herbicide that is widely used to kill weeds and grasses. In simpler terms, it’s the active ingredient in your most common weed killers such as Roundup. Originally registered in the U.S. for use in 1974, Glyphosate is used in agriculture, forestry, residential lawns and gardens, aquatic, and industrial areas to kill any unwanted weeds. When used in smaller quantities, it can also be used to ripen crops and regulate plant growth. 

Why Should You Avoid Glyphosate?

There are many reasons why you should try to avoid glyphosate, especially in high levels like using RoundUp. Starting with the biggest concern, according to the IARC ( International Agency for Research on Cancer), glyphosate is classified as “probably carcinogenic to humans”. Even though their evidence was “limited”, they concluded there was strong evidence for genotoxicity in all forms of glyphosate based on real-world exposures and experimental animal studies. This chemical has even been the subject of many lawsuits by people who have developed cancer after using RoundUp for years. 

As for ingesting glyphosate through the foods you buy at the grocery store, the effects are a little different. There are no signs that show ingesting this chemical through food causes cancer because of how low the doses are. However, exposure to glyphosate through the food we eat isn't fully understood. There have been animal studies done that have shown the ingestion of glyphosate can be linked to developmental delays, gastric disease, hepatitis, and kidney damage. Furthermore, Despite the fact that the scientific community is still unable to come to a final conclusion regarding the carcinogenicity of glyphosate to humans following consumption, a 2017 study confirmed that prolonged consumption of foods tainted with glyphosate, even at minimal doses, can cause significant damage to the human liver and ultimately lead to conditions like non-alcoholic steatosis and necrosis of the liver.

Glyphosate Free Oatmeal: Important Certifications

USDA Certified Organic

Organic certification by the USDA means that farmers and businesses have met the standards for the growing, processing and handling of their products. If there is a USDA organic seal on your products packaging, the product contains 95 percent or more organic ingredients.


In Hebrew, “kosher” means fit or proper. 

Kosher certified foods are most sought after by Jewish people who follow the rules of kashrut (a set of dietary laws that Jewish people are permitted to follow). For those who follow these rules, it is a way to show reverence to God and feel connected to their faith.

According to Jewish dietary law, kosher certification means meat and milk products are not mixed together, animal products from non-kosher food animals are not included, and kosher meat is from animals that are properly slaughtered.

Gluten Free Certification

For a product to be considered gluten free it has to exclude any foods that contain gluten, which is a protein found in wheat and several other grains. 

Gluten Free Certified means the manufacturer has followed strict steps to prevent gluten cross-contamination and that the product has been tested further by a third-party for the presence of gluten.

Non GMO Project Verified

GMO stands for genetically modified organisms. GMOs are living organisms whose genetic material has been artificially manipulated in a laboratory. Non-GMO means a product was not genetically modified or altered in any way from its original form. In addition, Non-GMO Project Verified means that a product is compliant with the Non-GMO Project Standard. This includes extensive testing for high risk (genetically modified) ingredients that are most likely harmful to the human body. 

Glyphosate Residue Free Approved by The Detox Project

First of all, what is The Detox Project? The Detox Project is a research and certification company that encourages transparency and honesty in the toxic chemicals used in the food and supplement industries. They own and run the Glyphosate Residue Free certification program globally. Glyphosate Residue Free certification verifies that your product does not contain the World’s most used herbicide. To be exact, the product needs to contain less than 10 parts per billion of the herbicide. 

Vegan Certified

Vegan is a more commonly known label seen on product packaging. For a product to be labeled as Vegan Certified it cannot contain any animal products or products made by animals. Furthermore, In order for a product to be vegan certified, it has to have entirely negated animal testing. Therefore, all vegan products are also cruelty-free. 

Why Organic Oats Can Contain Glyphosate

Oats Drying In The Field

Organic oats go through a different process of being produced than regular oats do. The use of Round-Up or any other pesticide is not allowed to be used on the production of oats labeled as organic, however, these crops can still be contaminated from the residue of glyphosate on surrounding fields. 

Another thing consumers don’t know is that big companies get around this problem by using RoundUp as a drying agent (desiccant) on the oats instead of using it as an herbicide. Therefore, since they are not using it as an herbicide, they can still call their oats organic.

Crazy! I know!

This is why you need to specifically look for certified glyphosate free on the packaging of your product!

List Of Glyphosate Free Oatmeal Brands

Below is a list of all oatmeal brands that tested negative for any residue of Glyphosate by the EWG (Environmental Working Group.) 

Backroads oats

Back Roads granola is an excellent choice for your go-to oats. They pride themselves on their clean and organic ingredients and clearly display their concern on their competitors' use of RoundUp. Their easy to navigate website includes a blog and frequently asked question page, along with an entire page dedicated to an in depth description of every ingredient in their oats. Back Roads also helps different foundations including the Vermont food bank, The Boys & Girls Club, The Winston Prouty Center, and NECCA ( New England Center for Circus Arts).Check out their website for more information on their story and goal to make oats safe to consume everywhere! 

Back Roads Mission - “Create the best granola on the planet and have a great time doing it. Seeing that mission through requires a team effort.”


  • Non-GMO certified organic ingredients
  • Kosher
  • Certified Glyphosate residue free
  • No added sugar (only Vermont maple syrup)
  • No added salt
  • No canola oil (only sunflower oil)
  • Vegan & gluten-free (under 5ppm)
  • Complies with industry standards in their gluten-free production
  • Certified through Vermont Organic Farmers (VOF)
  • Shelf life is 9 months


  • You will not be able to find these oats large chain grocers like Albertsons, Sprouts, Stop & Shop, Hannaford’s, Trader Joes, etc.
  • Does not offer international shipping

Whole foods oats

There's always hesitation when it comes to buying from big companies as they tend to get away or “care less” about allowing harmful chemicals in their products. But with that said, even though unfortunately you can only buy from their own website, whole foods is a great option for clean and organic oats. They put their oats through extensive testing to give consumers a safer option for oats. This includes being certified Non-GMO, Kosher, and having no added sugars amongst the other things listed below. 

Whole Foods Mission- “Our purpose is to nourish people and the planet. We’re a purpose-driven company that aims to set the standards of excellence for food retailers. Quality is a state of mind at Whole Foods Market.”


  • Certified Kosher
  • Dairy-free
  • Vegan and Vegetarian
  • USDA certified organic
  • No added sugar
  • Certified Non-GMO


  • Only sold in store at Whole Foods stores
  • Not Certified Glyphosate residue free

Seven Sundays Oats

Seven Sundays is a great option for not only oats but also other cereals! Originally founded by a couple in New Zealand, they pride themselves on building a better breakfast “from the ground up.” This includes oats that are free of artificial flavors and ingredients and are made 100% plant based. They are also a Certified B-Corporation which means they are meeting the highest standards for environmental and social impact. Seven Sundays website also includes a blog and a cereal club you can join to make sure you never miss out on deals or restocking your favorite products!

Seven Sundays Mission- “We're rethinking the food system from the ground up, making cereals that improve the health of people & the planet.”


  • Gluten Free options 
  • Oat based cereals are Certified glyphosate residue free
  • NON-GMO project verified
  • Kosher
  • No refined sugars
  • No artificial flavors
  • 100% plant based
  • Certified B-Corporation


  • Not all products sold are certified organic
  • Non oat based cereals are not certified Glyphosate residue free
  • Packaging not recyclable

Farm to table oats

Farm To Table is a good option for when you are only looking for oats to buy. Even though their variety is limited, their company states that they are “perfecting the art of grain mixology.” As a USDA certified organic company, they use less processed methods and utilize recipes that bring out the natural goodness of each individual variety of grain. Their very easy to navigate website enables consumers to find what they are looking for without a struggle. The only downside to the website is that they don’t advertise their certifications, which means you have to look directly at their packaging. But don’t let that discourage you as they are still one of the top choices for oats when it comes to clean eating!

Farm To Table Mission- Perfecting the art of grain mixology.”


  • USDA certified organic
  • Sodium and Cholesterol free
  • No artificial flavors
  • Fast shipping
  • Vegan


  • Not Non-GMO project verified
  • Not kosher
  • Website not informative of nutritional value or certifications
  • Pricey

Only oats oats

Only oats is one of the “simpler” companies on our list. Instead of focusing on giving consumers a variety, they focus on getting their oats from farm to table as naturally as possible. This includes going through many protocols like the Avena purity protocol and FSSC ( Food Safety Systems Certification). Even though this company only consists of gluten free steel, rolled, and quick oats (along with flour); the website also includes a variety of different recipes you can use them for. Their website is very simple and easy to navigate, and I encourage you to take a look!

Only Oats Mission- “From day one we’ve held ourselves to the highest standards; working with our farmers to implement strict protocols that allow us to deliver the cleanest and most trustworthy oats and oats ingredients.”


  • Certified Gluten Free
  • 100% Celiac safe
  • Free of all major allergens and additives
  • Certified glyphosate residue free
  • Kosher
  • Non-GMO project verified
  • FSSC (food safety systems certification) verified
  • Produced with Avena purity protocol


  • Lack of variety
  • Not sold in large chain grocery stores
  • Can not buy on their website

Simple Truth oats

Simple Truth is a good brand to start with if you are looking for a wide variety of products outside of simple oats. While this makes it harder to identify which products are organic, kosher, etc, the affordability of it makes it worth the search. Their oats are certified organic, free of artificial preservatives, and Glyphosate free; but outside of oats you will have to continue your research as all of their products are not the same. Since the easiest way to shop this brand is on the Kroger website, the easiest way to identify Simple Truth certifications is to look directly on your products packaging. Even though this brand is marketed and sold only on third party websites, don’t let that discourage you as Simple Truth is one of the most affordable options with the widest variety of products! 

Simple Truth Mission- “Simple Truth® delivers affordable, unique and simple foods that can be enjoyed the way nature intended.”


  • Most products are USDA Certified Organic 
  • Fair Trade certified
  • Very affordable
  • Recyclable packaging
  • No artificial preservatives
  • Non-GMO
  • Wide variety of products to choose from


  • Not Non-GMO Project Verified
  • Does not have their own website
  • Harder to find information on website

Nature’s Path -

Nature's path oats

Nature’s Path is a brand that I'm sure a lot of us have come across in our local grocery stores. The easy accessibility makes it tempting to grab off the shelves instead of doing our research or buying online. Thankfully, Nature’s path is a great option as it’s certified Non-GMO, organic, and kosher among other things. Being a bigger and more successful brand, they have the luxury of making a wider variety of products for you to choose from. Their website also includes a blog and recipe page, and even a page solely to describe their path and purpose for the company! 

Nature’s Path Mission- “At Nature's Path it is our mission to always leave the Earth better than we found it. Beyond our commitment to organic food and farming, as a triple bottom line company, we hold ourselves accountable to doing what's best for people and the planet.”


  • USDA certified organic ingredients
  • Non-GMO project verified
  • 97% of packaging is recyclable, reusable or compostable
  • All production facilities are zero waste
  • Kosher, gluten free, vegan, keto, grain free, and no sugar added options available


  • Pricey
  • Chance of cross contamination with major allergens

Mush Oats

Mush Oats is a top company to look at if you are specifically looking for ready to eat oats. The oats you can put in your refrigerator and in the morning on your way to work. This company is more directed towards consumers with a fast paced lifestyle that may not have the time to make their oats, or may just not want to! Their easy to navigate website includes all of their products, a store locator, and a full page dedicated to their story and the nutritional value in their oats. I urge anybody with a busier lifestyle that still wants to eat healthy and clean to check out the Mush Oats website!

Mush Oats Mission- “Our company was founded on the belief that better food yields better outcomes. Our purpose is to help people maximize their potential by creating ready-to-eat foods with clean and natural ingredients that empower them to live healthier lives.”


  • Gluten and Dairy free
  • Non-GMO project verified
  • No artificial flavors, preservatives, or fillers
  • Fast shipping 
  • Easily and widely accessible
  • Protein rich and High in fiber


  • Ready-to-eat oats only (must be refrigerated) 
  • Not USDA certified organic

Grandy organics granola

Grandy Organics comes in as one of my personal favorites for one specific reason. On their website they allow you to filter what you want based on your diet and the ingredients you are looking for. This makes shopping so much easier for consumers as you can skip past all the products you have no interest in. On top of that, they have dedicated pages for their story, blog, company club, recipes, press, etc. It also happens to be one of the more affordable options! 

Grandy Organics Mission- “ We are committed to: Creating delicious organic products, Never using artificial ingredients, and making and using renewable energy.”


  • Certified organic
  • Certified gluten free options
  • Certified kosher 
  • Allergen free
  • Non-GMO
  • Paleo friendly
  • No artificial ingredients
  • Source’s energy using solar power  
  • Certified Fair Trade Ingredients 


  • Non-recyclable packaging

Red tractor foods oats

While you can’t buy Red Tractor Foods oats on their website (brings you to a third party website), Taking a look anyways is not a waste of time. They have dedicated pages on where to buy, recipes, their story & farmers, and even an entire page on the health and nutrition of these oats. Even though they don’t have as wide of a variety of products as other companies we have mentioned, if you want a deeper understanding of the oats you are consuming, Red Tractor Foods is a great place for you to start! 

Red Tractor Foods Mission- “Our aim is to bring the best quality natural ingredients to you with innovation for both healthy and great tasting foods. Foods that have no nasties, no numbers and no worries. A brand that you can trust 100% of the time that is farmed for taste.” 


  • Non-GMO project verified
  • Website goes into depth about the nutritional value in oats
  • Gluten free options
  • High in fiber


  • Not certified kosher 
  • Not USDA certified organic
  • Non-recyclable packaging
  • Can’t buy straight from website

Possible cross contamination with major allergens

Almond cow oats

Almond Cow has a few different attributes that separates it from other companies mentioned. The most obvious being that they focus more on the milk that goes into their oats, than the actual oats themselves. They provide the ingredients and machinery to make homemade milk, and get rid of any waste that comes with buying milk from the store. Their website is easy to navigate and they go into detail about their mission to “say goodbye to waste.” Even though this company is less focused on the oats themselves, Almond Cow still cares about the ingredients and nutrition in them, as they take the measures to make sure all of their products are Certified Glyphosate residue free.

Almond Cow Mission- “We’re about being kind to the Earth, no ifs, ands - just nuts about it.”


  • Certified Gluten Free
  • USDA certified organic
  • Certified Glyphosate residue free
  • Non-GMO
  • Halal and Kosher
  • Recyclable packaging
  • Zero waste
  • Variety of products other than oats


  • Pricey 
  • Not Non-GMO project verified
  • Not available in large chain grocery stores

Laird Super Foods oats

Laird Superfood is another company that comes with much more than just your standard oats. This company also sells coffee, drink mixes, supplements, accessories, and other snacks and foods. Like Grandy organics you can shop their website by diet which makes navigating their products so much easier! You can also shop by benefit; Balanced, strengthened, or energized. On their website they also have a page dedicated to their story that includes a podcast from the founder Gabby Reece. Most importantly, you can shop their products knowing ALL of them ( not just their oats) are dairy and soy free, vegan, and much more! 

Laird Superfood Mission- “At Laird Superfood, we are committed to the consistency and quality of the products we produce. We believe that the foods you eat should be as good for the earth as they are for you. And we believe that food should enable you to perform at the highest level, no matter what you’re doing”


  • Gluten free 
  • Non-GMO certified
  • Vegan
  • Dairy Free
  • Soy Free
  • Paleo friendly
  • No artificial flavors


  • Pricey
  • Not Certified Kosher
  • Not all packaging is recyclable

Oats And Cereals To Avoid

According to the Environmental Working Group, the acceptable level of glyphosate in foods for kids is 160 ppb (parts per billion). Below is a list of cereals and oats containing the highest levels of glyphosate.

  • Honey Nut Cheerios Medley Crunch (833 ppb)
  • Nature Valley Crunchy Granola Bars, Maple Brown Sugar (566 ppb)
  • Nature Valley Granola Cups, Almond Butter (529 ppb)
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheerios (400 ppb)
  • Nature Valley Baked Oat Bites (389 ppb)
  • Nature Valley Crunchy Granola Bars, Oats and Honey (320 ppb)
  • Nature Valley Crunchy Granola Bars, Peanut Butter (312 ppb)
  • Nature Valley Granola Cups, Peanut Butter Chocolate (297 ppb)
  • Nature Valley Fruit & Nut Chewy Trail Mix Granola Bars, Dark Chocolate Cherry (275 ppb)
  • Nature Valley Protein Granola, Oats and Dark Chocolate (261 ppb)
  • Multi Grain Cheerios (216 ppb)
  • Nature Valley Soft-Baked Oatmeal Squares, Blueberry (206 ppb)
  • Fiber One Soft-Baked Cookies, Oatmeal Raisin (204 ppb)
  • Nature Valley Granola, Peanut Butter Creamy & Crunchy (198 ppb)
  • Nature Valley Biscuits with Almond Butter (194 ppb)

Frequently Asked Questions

Does organic Quaker oats have glyphosate?

Organic Quaker oats are produced using methods designed to minimize glyphosate exposure and then tested to ensure levels are as low as possible. However, crops may become contaminated with residue from glyphosate herbicides sprayed on surrounding fields. That’s why they are not a company that can be considered certified glyphosate residue free. 

Are all oats sprayed with glyphosate?

Even though most oats are non-GMO (not genetically modified), it is not uncommon for farmers to use weed killer on oats to dry the plants out at harvest time. 

What food has the most glyphosate?

Glyphosate is mainly used in agriculture, therefore it's found in high levels most commonly in corn, soybeans, and even chickpeas. Grains (wheat, granola, oats, etc.) can also contain high levels due to farmers using weed killers to dry out the plants. 

What cereal has the most glyphosate?

Honey Nut Cheerios Medley Crunch contains the most glyphosate with 833 ppb (parts per billion). The EWG (environmental working group) considers 160 ppb to be the highest level that is safe for children’s food.

Does organic mean no glyphosate?

Any product that is USDA certified as organic must be produced with no herbicides such as glyphosate. 

Do Cheerios have glyphosate?

Yes, the levels of glyphosate differ depending on the type of Cheerios, however. The levels of glyphosate in Honey Nut Cheerios (147 ppb) are a lot lower than the levels in Honey Nut Cheerios Medley Crunch (833). You can find the full list of glyphosate levels in Cheerios and other similar brands here.

What does glyphosate do to humans?

Scientists with the Environmental Protection Agency performed an independent experiment and found no risks to human health in the current uses of glyphosate (short term). In the beginning of the article under “Why should I avoid glyphosate?”, expose the possible longer term effects of keeping foods with glyphosate in your diet. However, if you inhale or are exposed to glyphosate herbicide you can experience irritation in your eyes, skin, nose, and throat. In less common cases, long-term effects of direct exposure to glyphosate herbicide can contribute to obesity, depression, inflammatory bowel disease, Alzheimer's, Parkinson’s, and potentially Cancer. 

Can you wash glyphosate off food?

No, you can not wash glyphosate off food. It is possible to remove some residue using a vinegar or salt solution, but it is not recommended as it could potentially cause a small chemical reaction and produce a harmful compound.  

Final Thoughts

Overall, it's safe to say there are many alternative options to ensure you can eat the foods you love without the risk of ingesting harmful herbicides that could contribute to future health problems. Choosing oats free of glyphosate gives you and your family the benefits of heart-healthy whole grains, essential vitamins, fiber, and other nutrients without concerns of herbicide residue. Glyphosate may seem hard to avoid given how common herbicides are used on crops throughout the world, but hopefully this article has provided some insight on ways to actively eat consciously without making it a struggle. If you are unsure which foods to grab the next time you head over to the grocery store, look for the different labels that were talked about in the article on the packaging. Lastly, remember that organic does not mean glyphosate free. Always look at your product's packaging for the proper certifications before checking out!

You may also like- Organic Cucumber and Heirloom Tomato Salad 

About the LOO

The Last Organic Outpost

We are an organization of like minded individuals who strive to bring organic produce, meats and farming methods to the masses.

We will use our extensive database of organic knowledge to educate and inform our readers on the myriad of ways that they can introduce organic living into their lives.

As large corporations take over the production of fruits, vegetables and livestock in this country, it is vitally important that we fight back by growing and using organic products that are better for your health, your nutrition and the environment.

Sustainability is at the forefront of our organic movement, as we move forward with this project and bring organic living to the public at large.

Here at The Last Organic Outpost our community is made of diverse people from many cultural backgrounds who come together to experience land stewardshipnew friendships, and much more.

Why Organic and Why Local?

Why Organic?

Pesticides In Our Food

Our biggest fears stem from pesticides and the concern that those currently used to grow our food might someday prove to be carcinogenic, as DDT was discovered to be a generation ago.

“In 1993 the EPA estimated that over two billion pounds of pesticide-active ingredients a year are applied throughout the United States,” says Jay Feldman, director of the National Coalition Against the Misuse of Pesticides, in Washington, D.C. “So not only is American produce sprayed with a combination of pesticides, much of the fertilizer plowed into the fields is toxic, our food is often sprayed again on its way to market and once again at the market.”

Why Worry?

Pesticides are poisons, designed to kill things that threaten our food supply: insecticides to kill the bugs that would eat a crop before we get the chance to, herbicides to halt invasive weeds, and fungicides to stave off decay. It seems silly to knowingly use such chemicals when they could be harmful, so why use pesticides at all? The reasons are practical, economic, and cosmetic: to supply high yields of crops, to reduce the cost and labor of farming, and to produce relatively unblemished, visually-appealing produce.

Why Locally Grown?

Most of us don’t stop to think about where our food comes from, but how far food travels to reach you has a significant impact on US and the environment. …Kiwis from New Zealand…Watermelons from Mexico…Bananas from Costa Rica. In fact, the average mouthful of food in the United States travels 1300 miles before it is finally eaten!

Locally-grown foods have major advantages:

  • Because it is often eaten sooner after harvesting, local produce often does not need added wax, other preservatives, or chemical ripening agents.
  • Locally-grown food is fresher and often tastes better because it doesn’t have to travel for days or weeks to reach your plate.
  • A healthy local food system — including small family farms — helps create a thriving local economy. Buying produce locally helps these farms survive.
  • Small local farms preserve precious open space and connect urbanites with the real sources of our food.

Locally-produced foods are better for the environment in several ways:

  • Transporting food a few miles instead of thousands reduces fossil fuel emissions that contribute to air pollution, acid rain, and global warming.
  • Local growers often use fewer or no pesticides as opposed to large commercial farms. This avoids polluting water supplies, is healthier for the environment, and reduces human health risks.

Humus The Life Blood Of Earth

Abundance is a state of awesome being. Directly engaging the present with elevated systems of doing.

Being effective is Building a huge resource of understanding. Knowing how to build humus is the premier understanding of soil Biology.  This understanding will navigate a means through difficult times. To understand humus is to understand a incredible deep relations with earth. A true ally in a world unfolding. A world filled with uncertainty.

The natural world lies hidden beneath the feet. A journey through feeling unlocking the unbelievable potential of the human self. Mastering the current of a great river running through the deepest part of the truest self. A relationship aligned with the good that was intended.

The earth is a great teacher. The experience is a creation of life embracing those that participate.

Humus Earth

Humus is the Building block of life on earth. Housing the components of fertility. In this elevated sense to food production the main frame is soil filled with life force. To draw from it nourishment is to partake in the ocean of upliftment. Humus is the greatest natural resource on earth. Ahead is the great unveiling. A relationship with greatness a shared event.

What’s Growing

This time of year we have many kinds of winter lettuces, collard greens, and various other green leafy vegetables, plus herbs such as dill, parsley, and cilantro.

It’s Planting Time

We have begun to plant our Spring and Summer crops and invite everyone to follow our organic gardening methods and get your plants in the ground as well.

If you have any unusual or rare varieties of seeds or plants, reach out to us and let us know what you are growing.

Baby Bok Choy
Baby Bok Choy
Black Seeded Simpson Lettuce
Black Seeded Simpson Lettuce
Yellow Zucchini
Yellow Zucchini

Organic Cucumber and Heirloom Tomato Salad

Organic cucumber and heirloom tomato salad

We would like to share one of our favorite salads with you. Our organic cucumber and heirloom tomato salad.

This salad is super light and goes with just about anything.

It is a perfect way to use your organic cucumbers and organic heirloom tomatoes.

Organic Cucumber and Heirloom Tomato Salad Recipe

This recipe is perfect when you have fresh organic cucumbers and organic heirloom tomatoes ripening at the same time.


2 Organic Heirloom Tomatoes

1 Organic Cucumber

1/4 cup finely diced Organic Red Onion

1/2 cup Feta Cheese

2 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1 Tablespoon Red Wine Vinegar

Salt and Pepper to taste


Cut cucumber and tomatoes into same size pieces.

We like to slice the cucumber lengthwise and then slice it lengthwise again. Then cut into 1/8 inch thick slices.

Match the size of the slices with the tomatoes.

Add the finely chopped red onion and mix gently.

Add the extra virgin olive oil and the red wine vinegar.

Add the salt and pepper and toss gently.

Crumble the feta cheese over the top and enjoy!

Organic Cucumber and tomato salad

Organic Matcha Smoothie Recipe

Organic Matcha Smoothie

Today we are going to share our favorite organic matcha smoothie recipe. If you don’t know what match is, it is a for of green tea in which you make an emulsion with powdered tea leaves instead of steeping leaves to make the tea.

We also use organic ingredients from our garden to create a smoothie that is really healthy, tastes great and will sustain you with incredible energy all day long.

Organic Matcha Smoothie Recipe

We have been trying to use this recipe to replace our morning coffee. The matcha gives you the caffeine that you need, but it contains L-theanine, which tempers the caffeine and eliminates the caffeine crash that is associated with coffee.


  • 1 cup organic orange juice
  • 1 cup organic berries (Whatever is ripe at the time)
  • 1 cup organic kale
  • 1 cup organic spinach
  • 1 teaspoon flax seed
  • 1 teaspoon Manuka honey
  • 4 ice cubes
  • 2 Teaspoons of the best organic matcha powder you can find.

Put all of the ingredients into your favorite blender and blend until smooth.

This is our new morning ritual and it is a great way to start your day with more energy than you can imagine!

It is a great way to use our organic kale fresh from the garden!

Organic Kale Fresh From the Garden

Organic Venison Chili

Organic Venison Chili

We love organic venison chili and it is a great way to utilize a lot of the organic vegetables that you grow. The star of this show is the venison. The satisfaction of creating an awesome meal with the meat from an animal that you were lucky enough to harvest is unlike any other.

In addition to the organic ground venison, we will use organic onions, organic peppers, organic tomatoes and organic kidney beans.

The key to good ground venison is to utilize the best meat grinder that you can afford and then to mix in a fat of some kind while you are grinding the deer meat.

You can use beef tallow, pork fat or even bacon and you should mix the two in an 80-20 ratio. Use 80% venison and 20% of whatever fat you are going to add.

Venison is very lean and benefits tremendously in both taste and texture from the addition of fat.

So now that you have learned what to mix with venison while grinding, let’s get on with the recipe.

Organic Venison Chili Recipe


2 pounds 80-20 ground venison

2 large organic yellow onions chopped

2 organic bell peppers chopped

2-28 ounce cans organic diced tomatoes

2 cups organic beef stock

2-19 ounce cans organic red kidney beans

1 cup organic corn

1/4 cup chili powder

3 tablespoons cumin

2 tablespoons olive oil

Shredded cheddar cheese

Sour cream

How To Make Good Venison Chili

  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet
  • Add chopped onion and peppers and cook until onion is transparent (8-10 minutes)
  • Add ground venison and break up with a wooden spoon
  • Cook until browned (8-10 minutes)
  • Add chili powder and cumin and stir to combine
  • Add diced tomatoes, beef broth.
  • Stir to combine and simmer for an hour, stirring occasionally.
  • Taste and add salt and peeper if needed
  • Add corn and kidney beans and continue to simmer 10 minutes until heated.
  • Serve topped with cheddar cheese and a dollop of sour cream.

This is a very simple organic venison chili recipe that is hearty enough for a meal and your family will love!

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