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2,500 Supermarkets Will Distribute Free Organic Food Samples on Earth Day 

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Source: MusicMatters

Are You Ready to 'Go Organic' This April? Monday April 4, 2005, 4:18 pm ET

- 2,500 Supermarkets, 50+ Food Manufacturers Offering Free Organic Recipes, Food Samples as Consumers Encouraged to Embrace Health Benefits of Organic Living!

MINNEAPOLIS, April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- If you've ever considered trying organic food, then mark your calendar for Earth Day, April 22. Throughout April, millions of Americans will join with 18 U.S. supermarket chains and more than 50 organic product manufacturers to "Go Organic! for Earth Day." Presented by Earth Day Network and the Organic Trade Association in celebration of the 35th anniversary of Earth Day, the "Go Organic! for Earth Day" campaign invites families to explore the value and taste of organic food at 2,500 supermarkets.

Each store will distribute free samples of organic food and copies of a free 12-page "Go Organic! for Earth Day" Action Kit/Recipe booklet containing discount coupons for organic products and recipes like Pasta with Broccolinni in organic pasta sauce and Strawberry Orange-Green Tea Smoothie (You can get a free copy of the booklet and three organic recipes from Los Angeles celebrity chef Akasha, by calling toll-free, 1-866-I-GO- ORGANIC (1-866-446-6742).

"If you care enough about the environment to recycle and use energy- efficient appliances, then the next step is to buy organic products," says Michael Martin, campaign coordinator.

Supermarket chains participating in "Go Organic! for Earth Day" include: Kroger, Publix, Wild Oats, H-E-B Grocery Company, Rainbow Foods, Copps, Pick 'N Save, Giant Eagle, King Soopers, City Market, Ingles Market, Food Lion, Smith's, Henry's Marketplace, Sun Harvest Markets, Marsh Supermarkets, Cub Foods and Fry's.

Food manufacturers Horizon Organic, Nature's Path Foods, Silk, Stonyfield Farm, and Seeds of Change are participating. Other contributing organic brands include: Earthbound Farm, Stemilt Growers, Inc., Organic Valley Family of Farms, Natracare, Country Choice Organic, Santa Cruz, Spectrum Organic Products, R.W. Knudsen, Domino Sugar, Florida Crystals, Traditional Medicinals, Clif Bar, Marantha, Adam's Organic Coffee, After The Fall, Annie's Homegrown, Applegate Farms, Barbara's Bakery, Choice Organic Teas, College Farm Organic, DAGOBA Organic Chocolate, Ecco Bella Botanicals, Everything Natural, Grandy Oats, Green Mountain Coffee, Guayaki, KUSIKUY Clothing, Pop's Farm, Moosewood Refrigerated Soups and Frozen Entrees, Numi Tea, Organic Classics/Fairfield Farm Kitchens, Peerless Coffee Company, Rapunzel Pure Organic products, Rudi's Bakery, Straus Family Creamery, Vermont Soap Company, Organicville Salad Dressings, White Lotus Home and Terra Nostra Chocolate.

Visit http://www.organicearthday.org for more information.

Source: MusicMatters