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An in.terview with Dustin Fedako of Compost Pedallers

We asked Dustin Fedako of Compost Pedallers a few questions about how they operate and what inspires them.  For more info, check out their recent feature in National Geographic! Want to give their service a try? Use the coupon code “in.compost” at checkout before Thanksgiving and get half off your first month! in:  How did Compost […]

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Help us Stand with Standing Rock!

in.gredients will be accepting donations of supplies to send to the Standing Rock camp to support the protestors in their defense of water and their ancestral lands.  The requested supplies are listed below, so please bring in anything from canned food to sleeping bags to the donation box in-store.  If you prefer to make a […]

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in.gredients 4th Anniversary Party on Aug. 6th

Join us in celebrating four years of zero waste, local food, and community at our free family-friendly 4th Anniversary Party on Saturday, August 6 from 6-9PM. There will be live music by The Stovetop Rangers and Devin James Fry,KTonic Kombucha snowcones, live screen printing by Fine Southern Gentlemen, face painting by Sparklefingers Body Art, a […]

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9th Annual Bug Eating Festival July 13th!

Little Herds Celebrates Eating Insects and a Sustainable Future of Food at the 9th Annual Bug Eating Festival Part II on Wednesday, July 13th For the second year in a row, in.gredients is hosting the Bug (Eating) Festival – a celebration of entomophagy and the future of food organized by Little Herds, an Austin non-profit working […]

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‘I’m in’ with Stephanie Ciancio from San Fransisco’s Nesting So Hard

Stephanie Ciancio lives in San Fransisco but insists on taking a trip to in.gredients every time she visits her best friend in Austin. Stephanie’s commitment to living a zero waste lifestyle and changing how she shops has led her to start Nesting So Hard, a service that helps people reorganize their kitchens and commit to zero waste […]

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Garden Day Recap and Kale Smoothie Recipe

Thank you to everyone who came out on Sunday for our workday in celebration of our garden’s third anniversary. We repaired a number of our raised beds and planted two varieties of sweet potatoes.  Shout out to our friends at Joe’s Organics, Third Coast Coffee, and Yard to Market Coop for providing the compost, coffee grounds and chaff, and soil, […]

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Weekly Update and Specials :: Feb 3rd – 10th

Weekly Updates from in.gredients Neighborhood Grocer View this email in your browser This Friday is our first Block Party of 2015 and we’ve got quite the event lined up.  Tiny Pies and Wunder-Pilz will both be on site sampling out their superb products, Fifth Dimensions will be in the yard with their mobile book truck, […]

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Weekly Update and Specials :: Jan 6th – 13th

Weekly Updates from in.gredients Neighborhood Grocer View this email in your browser It’s that time of year in Central Texas when one day you’re out in a t-shirt soaking up the sun (i.e. today) and the next you’re bundled up in everything you own to stay warm and dry (i.e. tomorrow night).  Our thoughts are […]

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New Year’s Specials and Recipes

Weekly Updates from in.gredients Neighborhood Grocer View this email in your browser We won’t bore you with another best of recap of 2014 but suffice to say we’re grateful for all the good times and good deeds we’ve shared as a community.  Here’s to doing even more good (while having even more fun) in 2015! […]

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Thanksgiving Recipes and Specials

Weekly Updates from in.gredients Neighborhood Grocer View this email in your browser Giving Thanks Y’all know what we’re grateful for this season? You guessed it: local food, grown sustainably!  And folks like yourself who choose to shop with us or at farmers markets because you know that good food is worth a little extra.  Why not make […]

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Weekly Update and Specials :: Nov 11th – 18th

Weekly Updates from in.gredients Neighborhood Grocer View this email in your browser As this cold weather rolls in, we’ve got you covered – literally! Our pergola tables are now equipped with propane heaters, so you don’t have to just hole up at home all week.  Instead, come share a pot of tea or warm glass of Texas […]

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Weekly Specials and Update :: Oct 21st – Oct 28th

Weekly Updates from in.gredients Neighborhood Grocer View this email in your browser Haven’t been by in awhile?  Come check out our latest addition to the grounds: some gorgeous porch stools that we snagged at a local auction.  Now you can sit comfortably alongside some friends or family and admire the beauty of our fall garden. […]

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Weekly Update and Specials :: Oct 15th – 22nd

Weekly Updates from in.gredients Neighborhood Grocer View this email in your browser We hope you’ve been out in the garden or on your bike for this incredible Fall weather we’ve been having (when you’re not here with us at in.gredients, that is).  What a joy it’s been.  Here’s to a lovely season of cool-weather crops, backyard […]

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Our Next Non-Profit Community Partner!

Weekly Updates from in.gredients Neighborhood Grocer View this email in your browser Introducing our next Non-Profit Community Partner: Literacy Coalition of Central Texas!  Major props to our other three finalists, who helped make this our most active vote to date.  Farmshare Austin, OUTsiders Music and Arts Festival, and East Feast Food Forest are still out there […]

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Weekly Update and Specials :: Sept 23rd – 30th

Weekly Updates from in.gredients Neighborhood Grocer View this email in your browser Y’all felt it this morning.  The first day of fall arrived in cool, gorgeous style.  We’re pretty excited for autumn and all it brings: an abundance of gorgeous greens like kale and spinach, cooler nights perfect for hanging out in the beer garden or […]

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Weekly Update and Specials :: Sept 16th – 23rd

Weekly Updates from in.gredients Neighborhood Grocer View this email in your browser Last Thursday we were excited to announce the four finalists for our next Community Non-Profit Partner: Farmshare Austin, Festival Beach Food Forest, OUTsider Multi-Arts Festival, and Literacy Coalition of Central Texas.  Cast your vote(s) on-line (25%) or in-store (75%) between now and September 25th […]

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Vote For Our Next Community Partner!

We’re thrilled to announce the four finalists for our next non-profit Community Partner to whom we’ll donate 5 cents for every container you reuse at in.gredients, plus 1% of our sales every first Friday of the month.  It’s just one more way we try to support this beautiful community of ours. The in.gredients Team voted for these four finalists (from […]

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Weekly Update and Specials :: Sept 9th – 16th

Weekly Updates from in.gredients Neighborhood Grocer View this email in your browser This week we’re jazzed to team up with Oh Kimchi and Twisted X Brewery to offer up a very tasty beer cocktail, the “Kimchi-chelada.”  We’ll be mixing ’em all week  and donating $1 per drink to Oh Kimchi’s crowd funding campaign.  That’s what we […]

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Weekly Update and Specials :: Sept 2nd – 9th

Weekly Updates from in.gredients Neighborhood Grocer View this email in your browser We can’t believe it’s been almost six months since we first teamed up with the Kealing Middle School PTA as our community non-profit partner. This Friday is their last First Friday with us, which means we’ll be donating 1% of our sales to Kealing PTA.  This time we’re making […]

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Weekly Update and Specials :: Aug 26th – Sept 1st

Weekly Updates from in.gredients Neighborhood Grocer View this email in your browser As everyone makes their way back to the classroom, we thought we’d give you some great deals to help you start the semester off right.  Check out the plethora of sale items this week, including some stellar bombers from Rogness Brewing Company, our Pflugerville […]

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Weekly Update and Specials :: August 12th – 19th

  Weekly Updates from in.gredients Neighborhood Grocer View this email in your browser We’ve watched the Manor Road neighborhood grow around us over the past two years, and we can’t wait to see what other amazing projects are on the horizon. The store is sprinkled with new faces and is bustling with energy and laughter. […]

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Celebrating Two Years!

Weekly Updates from in.gredients Neighborhood Grocer View this email in your browser Today kicks off our Anniversary Week!  Check out our list of events leading up to the Big Party on Sunday, August 3rd, including a community screening of the documentary “Ingredients” on Friday evening (to benefit HOPE Farmer’s Market), and Wednesday’s (Vegan) Ice Cream Social and Game Night.   […]

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Weekly Update and Specials :: July 22nd – 29th

Weekly Updates from in.gredients Neighborhood Grocer View this email in your browser As we approach our two-year mark, we’re looking for feedback from our wonderful community of neighbors and customers.  Please take just a few minutes to answer these ten simple questions and we’ll give you 10% off your next purchase as a thank you. Check out the host of events we’ve […]

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Weekly Update and Specials :: July 15th – 21st

Weekly Updates from in.gredients Neighborhood Grocer View this email in your browser With such an abundance of local produce coming in from area farms, we felt compelled to write a blog post about the particular joys of eating locally and seasonally this time of year.  We included a few go-to recipes and tips, too. Plus, we’re featuring the […]

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Calling All Volunteers for August 3rd Anniversary Party!

Use this area to offer a short preview of your email’s content. View this email in your browser Calling all volunteers for…. in.gredients’ 2nd Anniversary Party! We’re looking for a handful of folks to help us out during our 2nd Anniversary Party on Sunday, August 3rd from 6-10pm. If last year is any indication, it’ll be […]

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Weekly Update and Specials :: June 24th – 30th

Weekly Updates from in.gredients Neighborhood Grocer View this email in your browser What a great crew we had for the US v. Portugal game on Sunday evening!  Glad to see so many new faces hanging out with us.  Hope to see y’all back for more US action on Thursday morning (take an early lunch break!) […]

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Weekly Update and Specials :: June 17th – 24th

Weekly Updates from in.gredients Neighborhood Grocer View this email in your browser Featured New Products This week we asked a few more of our top notch Team Members to pick their favorite new products.  Here’s what they had to say: Russell’s Pick: Fresh Pressed Juice  “Watermelon, jalapeno, lime, and sea salt. This stuff kicks ass- even […]

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Weekly Update and Specials :: May 27th – June 2nd

Weekly Updates from in.gredients Neighborhood Grocer View this email in your browser We are committed to local growers who use sustainable farming methods.  Why?  Because we know how harmful conventional methods can be to the farmer, the land, and the consumer, and we know how valuable locally and responsibly grown food is to the community […]

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Weekly Update and Specials :: May 20th-27th

Weekly Updates from in.gredients Neighborhood Grocer View this email in your browser Did you miss our pint night with Circle Brewing Co. last week?  Don’t worry, we’ve got another planned this week (tonight, in fact!) with another favorite brewery of ours, Austin Beerworks.  Catch the details below.  Friday we continue our porch residency with Brand New Key, who’ve been playing […]

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Weekly Update and Specials :: May 13th – 20th

Weekly Updates from in.gredients Neighborhood Grocer View this email in your browser Happy American Craft Beer Week and Bike Month, two of our favorite things to celebrate!  We’re teaming up with Circle Brewing Company this Thursday for a memorable evening of live music on the porch, special pint glasses for keeps, and lots of delicious craft beers […]

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Weekly Update and Specials :: May 6th – 13th

Weekly Updates from in.gredients Neighborhood Grocer View this email in your browser If you haven’t been by in awhile, now’s a great time! We have a host of new products coming onto the floor this week, plus loads of great bulk items on sale.  And, of course, there’s a plethora of great events on the calendar: […]

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Pioneering the Possible

Our ambitious ethos has garnered quite a bit of attention since our IndieGoGo campaign launched us into the public spotlight just about three years ago.  People from across the globe applauded our efforts to reduce food-related waste in the grocery industry by pioneering a “package free” model.  It’s been almost two years of holding close to our original, idealistic […]

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Weekly Update and Specials :: April 29th – May 6th

Weekly Updates from in.gredients Neighborhood Grocer View this email in your browser We enjoyed hanging out at this year’s wonderfully successful Austin Earth Day Festival on Saturday.  What a pleasure to chat with so many interested Austinites about who we are and what we do.  Welcome to everyone who joined our email list – we’re […]

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Weekly Update and Specials :: April 22nd-29th

Weekly Updates from in.gredients Neighborhood Grocer View this email in your browser We want our kids to be able to enjoy the bounty of the planet.  We know you do, too. That’s why we run our zero-waste grocer with a sustainable future in mind.  As a triple-bottom line business, we put people and planet on the […]

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Weekly Update and Specials :: April 15th – 22nd

Weekly Updates from in.gredients Neighborhood Grocer View this email in your browser We’ve got a great weekend of events coming up.  See below for details on our Spring Festival on Easter Sunday (meet the “Debonaire Hare”!), and the much-anticipated return of Adriene Mishler teaching yoga on our lawn (as part of the Fusebox Festival).  Also on the […]

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Weekly Update and Specials :: April 8th – April 15th

Weekly Updates from in.gredients Neighborhood Grocer View this email in your browser Weekly Specials It’s a great week to come try some new products and finally pick up that t-shirt you’ve been eyeing!  We’re excited to feature a few of our favorites, including Wondercide, a cedar oil pest control product that is both non-toxic and effective! […]

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Weekly Update and Specials :: April 1st – 8th

Weekly Updates from in.gredients Neighborhood Grocer View this email in your browser We love giving back to our community.  That’s why as of today, April 1st, our new community partner Kealing Middle School PTA will get 5 cents every time you reuse a container at our store (BYOC).  Over the past year and a half, our collective efforts […]

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Weekly Update and Specials :: March 24th – March 31st

Weekly Updates from in.gredients Neighborhood Grocer View this email in your browser Announcing Our New Community Partner! We’re pleased to announce that our new community non-profit partner, as of April 1st, is the Kealing Middle School PTA!  Congrats, y’all – we look forward to supporting and working with you over the next 6 months!   […]

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Weekly Update and Specials :: March 18th-24th

Weekly Updates from in.gredients Neighborhood Grocer View this email in your browser What a week!  Thanks to all those who came out to in.sessions.  We had a great time and hope y’all did, too.  Each and every musician and band that came through brought something special, but a few of our favorites were POWERSOLO, Decorator, Yellow […]

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Help Us Select Our New Community Partner!

Did you know that every time you bring your reusable container to shop with us, we donate 5 cents to our non-profit community partner? For the past six months we have partnered with SafePlace, a non-profit organization whose mission is to end sexual and domestic violence through safety, healing, prevention, and social change. Our collective efforts have […]

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Weekly Specials and Update :: March 11th – 18th

Weekly Updates from in.gredients Neighborhood Grocer View this email in your browser The festival is upon us!  We kick off our own little party this Thursday evening at 5:15 PM with four bands from all over the world.  Through Saturday evening, you’ll be able to experience March’s musical energy and diversity without leaving your neighborhood. […]

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Weekly Update and Specials :: March 4th – 11th

Weekly Updates from in.gredients Neighborhood Grocer View this email in your browser We’re getting pretty excited for our line up of in.sessions out on the porch next week and hope you are, too.  See below for more details on what’s shaping up to be a great few days.  In the meantime, come by and take […]

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Weekly Specials and Update :: February 25th – March 4th

Weekly Updates from in.gredients Neighborhood Grocer View this email in your browser This week we bid February adieu and welcome March aboard!  In Austin, March means a bit of madness and a lot of lovely days.  It means getting into your garden to grow your own food and out into the community to engage with […]

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Erica’s Bug Sauce

Last night we were lucky enough to play host to a crowd of intelligent, motivated, and committed environmentalists with one thing in common: a dedication to the human consumption of bugs. Recently we published a blog post explaining why we are jumping into the world of entomophagy (pun intended). Last night’s inspired and informed guests, […]

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Weekly Specials and Update :: February 18th – 25th

Weekly Updates from in.gredients Neighborhood Grocer View this email in your browser What a week it’s been!  We’d like to thank everyone who made our Valentine’s Day Singles Mixer and Game Night such a success.  We saw at least a few sparks flying across those tables.  A very special thanks to Tiny Pies, Lick Ice […]

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Weekly Specials and Update :: February 12th – February 18th

Weekly Updates from in.gredients Neighborhood Grocer View this email in your browser Meet the crew from our third “Go Texan, Go Local Culinary Workshop” with Traveling Recipes.  What an inspiring evening we shared on Sunday at the Sustainable Food Center kitchen, where we cooked up six delectable plant-based dishes focusing on seasonal and local ingredients. It’s what […]

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December Go Texan, Go Local Culinary Workshop

Last weekend we hosted our second Go Texan, Go Local Culinary Workshop. Thanks to the Texas Department of Agriculture, we are able to host these workshops on a monthly basis for free. We partnered with Traveling Recipes, and every month we design a menu featuring 6 plant based dishes featuring Texas produce. As a store, […]

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Are you in?

What began as a simple vision in early 2010, in.gredients opened its doors in the summer of 2012 with a clear but ambitious mission: reduce waste; promote local, sustainable food; and build community.  This Thanksgiving season, more than a year after opening and almost four after the idea’s genesis, we are filled with gratitude for all those who’ve […]

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Supporting Farms This Thanksgiving

Today we are thankful for our growers. Here’s what you already know, we love all things local. Our entire business is based on the idea that you can feed your economy and community by buying from local farmers, ranchers and artisans. If you take the time to dive into why food matters, you’ll understand why […]

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How Cooking Can Change Your Life

Today we are thankful for cooking. Thanksgiving is a holiday based in homemade dishes, and hours spent in the kitchen with the ones you love. Since the mid-1960s, home cooking has fallen by half. Did you know that the average American spends 27 minutes preparing food, and only four minutes cleaning up? We, as a […]

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Alice Waters and The Joys of Local Food

Source: NPR Today we are thankful for Alice Waters and local food. We’re in an exciting time where food is in the spotlight and people are realizing that local tastes better. This shift towards farm to table restaurants, grocery stores (woo hoo!) and food trailers is in part thanks to chef Alice Waters. Back in […]

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The Importance Of Collaborative Consumption

Today we’re thankful for sharing. In a world where individual over-consumption has been the norm, it’s refreshing to see new technology and business models that are based on the idea of collaborative consumption. We live in a world where it’s possible to swap unwanted personal goods with strangers on an international scale. It’s possible to […]

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The Diffusion of Innovation

Today we are thankful for our early adopters. We are grateful to the folks who looked at our business model and mission statement and said to themselves, “Yes, this is something I believe in.” Whether this support came in the form of funding our Indiegogo campaign, helping us dig our garden beds or shopping here […]

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I’m in.

Thanksgiving is a week away, and we have so much to be thankful for. We are honored to serve a community that values real, local food. We are inspired by all the people in our neighborhood who come together and make this place such a wonderful place to work. in.gredients wouldn’t be here without your […]

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Zero Waste Delivery with Vital Farms

We set a lofty goal when we embarked on our zero waste mission. Luckily, we work with amazing local farmers, ranchers and artisans who share in our vision. We realize our vendors are up to their eyeballs in work, and are so grateful when they take the extra steps to help us reduce waste. Today […]

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October’s Go Texan Culinary Workshop

Did you know that we source over 95% of our produce from Texas? We believe in Texas farmers and think a farm to table diet is not only feasible, it’s also delicious! We have teamed up with Traveling Recipes to bring our community free culinary workshops that focus on plant-based dishes featuring Texas produce. We […]

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Reflections on the Daily Greens Cleanse

If you follow our Facebook, blog or twitter, you probably noticed that a bunch of our team members were doing the Daily Greens Fall Cleanse. We had a wonderful time drinking our veggies, and are overwhelmingly grateful to the Daily Greens team for giving us the opportunity. We asked all the participants to write a […]

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Daily Greens Cleanse: Round 2, Day 1 & 2

Jon: Day Two: Day of Reckoning I was sick all weekend with a nasty head cold and went straight from that into a juice cleanse. I can’t say I’m noticing much of a difference yet, aside from some caffeine pains in the morning.  I think I’m still kicking the cold, and won’t notice much else […]

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Daily Greens Cleanse: Jess and Josh Day Two

Josh Daily 1 Reflections: I expected the first day to be harder than it was. Aside from a brief wave of nausea during a short bike ride and a few pangs of hunger here and there, I felt well and energized. For snacks in the afternoon I had a few pieces of fruit – a […]

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in.gredients Tours Vital Farms

We’ve been carrying Vital Farms pasture-raised organic eggs since the day we opened our doors in early August last year. We knew from their transparency, rigorous certifications, and of course, their robust taste and color that these were eggs raised right. But it wasn’t until recently when one of the in.gredients team members had the […]

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Daily Greens Cleanse: Day One from Jess

10/17/13 Pre-Cleanse Day: I’ve done plenty of juice cleanses, and I actually love them, but the hardest thing is getting yourself mentally prepared for the undertaking. I knew I had to do this because my body has been SCREAMING that things need to change. Weight gain, lack of energy, skin break outs, muscle aches. I […]

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in.gredients does the Daily Greens Fall Cleanse

It’s fall. The season of change and transition. It’s the perfect season to do a fall cleanse. Reset your system and dust out the corners before heading into winter. With a few team members throwing around the idea of a cleanse, we reached out to the folks at Daily Greens (who make amazing raw cold […]

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Our New Community Non-Profit Partner: SafePlace

We’re happy to announce that our next Community Non-Profit Partner is SafePlace, a nonprofit working to end domestic violence in Austin. SafePlace envisions a community free of rape, sexual abuse and domestic violence. They are ending sexual and domestic violence through safety, healing, prevention and social change. SafePlace provides safety for individuals and families affected […]

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11 Reasons We’re in.Love with Local

Recently we reached 11,011 likes on Facebook (woo hoo!) To celebrate, we asked our followers to share with us the 11 reasons they love local food. We are so blessed to be in a community that so wholeheartedly embraces the beauty that comes along with local, sustainable and seasonal food. Y’all shared with us amazing […]

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Help us Select our New Community Partner!

[polldaddy poll=7357329] Did you know that every time you use your reusable container, we donate 5 cents to our non-profit community partner? For the past six months we have partnered with Empower Art, a non-profit organization whose mission is to commit to facilitate healing and empowerment for adolescent survivors of family and sexual violence through various […]

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Featured ATX Food Blog :: Mary Makes Dinner

We’re big fans of Mary from Mary Makes Dinner. Not only did she rise to the challenge of creating a meal using in.gredients found in the store, she also provides our community with a well thought out and beautifully executed blog. Besides being our go-to for food guidance on the internet, she’s one of the […]

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Featured Austin Food Blogger: Metropo Chris

Blogs like Metropo Chris are why people start taking pictures of their food. As a photographer and writer for Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn, Chris understands what it takes to make food (and everything else) look good, really good. It’s hard not to drop everything and make, eat, or go to the places Chris takes photos of. […]

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Featured Austin Blogger :: Kid’s Kitchen ATX

Leah, from Kid’s Kitchen ATX, knows food. While many bloggers these days come from various backgrounds and come together through their love of food, Leah is the real deal. As a registered dietitian and nutritionist, she not only loves food she understands (REALLY understands) why and how it’s so important to eat healthy. We adore […]

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Featured Austin Blogger :: Full and Content

Believe us when we say that you’ll want to get to know Lisa from Full and Content.  As a true foodie, Lisa knows what it’s like to be the one at the table who only wants to talk (in detail) about what’s on the plate. With a true passion for good food, her blog is […]

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Featured Austin Blogger :: The Fresh Find

Kristin, from The Fresh Find, makes healthy food look good. Her well-organized blog is chock full of recipes, photos and tips that leave you drooling. As an advocate for a healthy and active lifestyle, her recipes reflect her belief that fueling your body with natural foods and products and maintaining an active lifestyle, you’re supporting […]

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Familiar Faces at in.gredients :: Jess M.

If you’ve spent any amount of time at the store, you’ll be familiar with this face. Jess, one of the assistant store managers, is always cool, calm and collected. She’s the kind of girl you want on your team, and we’re happy to have her as part of ours. It’s no surprise that she’s also […]

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Featured Vendor :: Homestead Gristmill

(Photo from: Homestead Gristmill) There is something so charming about Homestead Gristmill. Located in Waco, Texas, the folks from Homestead Gristmill grow and grind wheat in their historic timber-frame mill. The mill, built in 1760 in New Jersey, was used until 1918. After discovering it in disrepair, it was brought to Texas in 2011 where […]

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Check out our new fall promotional video. We promise that it will give your heart so many warm fuzzies. Thanks to Windmill Bicycles for being our incredibly supportive Manor Road neighbors (and such beautiful models.)

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ATX Featured Food Blogger: Caramelized

When you start digging into the vast world of the Austin Food Bloggers Alliance you’ll come to a couple conclusions. First, there are so many folks in this town who are passionate about food. Secondly, a majority of them can take beautiful pictures of food. Thirdly, we have a lot of great writers in Austin. […]

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Featured ATX Food Blog: Sweet Tidbits

We’re always blown away by the creative way folks in this town write about food.  Mary, from Sweet Tidbits, is one of those people. Not only does she give us unique and delicious recipes, she interviews fascinating folks in Austin and takes beautiful photos of all of the above. Her blog is definitely something worth […]

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Featured ATX Food Blog: Green Door Hospitality

We tried to write up our own description of Green Door Hospitality, yet another great ATX Food Blog, but their ‘about me’ sums it up perfectly. Read on, get to know them and you’ll want to throw a dinner party immediately. Green Door Hospitality looks at the adventure that can be found within everyday entertaining.  In an […]

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Featured ATX Food Blogger: Butterlust Blog

Butterlust Blog is adorable. Right when the page opens, you can tell that Katie Wahlman not only has an eye for food, she has an eye for design. A born and raised Texan, this 20-something creates baked goods that make your mouth water through your computer screen. Her easy to use food blog is full […]

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Featured ATX Food Blogger: learn.act.live.love

Jennifer Pierce (aka JP) from learn.act.live.love is someone you’ll want to be friends with. This is our personal opinion after reading her “about JP” section on her blog. It’s not everyday you read an about me that is filled with sass, humor and a dedication to health and wellness. JP seems like the kind of […]

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Featured ATX Food Blogger: ATXFoodnews

You always want to have friends that know where to go for the best food. You know the ones, the people that you turn to when you’re looking for the best restaurant (or grocery store) in town. When you don’t have that friend, you turn to the internet.  If you’re looking for something other than […]

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Featured ATX Food Blogger: Red, White & Blueberries

Kicking off our ATX Food Bloggers Week is Melissa from Red, White and Blueberries. Her user friendly blog not only has fantastic recipes (jalapeno cheese beer bread, anyone?) she also gives us tips on crafting and DIY projects. The personal addition of dishes from her grandma’s recipe box makes us want to cook up a […]

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Anniversary Week Specials!

This weekend will mark our one year anniversary! We think that’s something worth celebrating, and we’d love to party with y’all. Check out what we’ve got going on all week and what we have planned for Sunday. Anniversary Specials Tuesday: $7 for a Panini & and Pint of Choice Wednesday: Free Chocosutra Bon Bon with your Panini […]

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Help us Celebrate our One Year Anniversary!

We’ve been open for almost one year! We’re honored to serve our community fresh, local food and want to throw a big party to show our appreciation. We wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for the amazing farmers, ranchers, artisans and customers supporting our store. On Sunday, August 4th from 6-10 we will be having […]

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Wine & Dine Community Cooking Class

Summer is the perfect time to focus on healthy, plant-based meals. With temperatures in the triple digits, sticking to a diet full of locally grown produce is a refreshing way to beat the heat and survive this Texas summer. We’re lucky that there are so many healthy, active and knowledgable folks here in Austin. We’re […]

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Think Beyond Plastic 2013

Plastic is pervasive. It’s hard to live in the modern world and not encounter the stuff every single day. It’s in our clothes, our cars and our food. When walking through a conventional grocery store, almost every aisle is packed to the seams with food items wrapped in layers of plastic. Matthew Spiegl, a writer […]

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Boys Bikini Bike Wash 2013

Sometimes, all you need is boys (I mean men…) in short shorts to fundraise some money. We teamed up with the folks from Windmill Bicycles, East Side Compost Pedallers and HOPE Farmers Market to put on this ridiculously awesome event to raise money for the HOPE Mobile Farm Stand. With the mobile farm stand, individuals, […]

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Eastside Compost Pedallers: The Loop

Have y’all heard about the Eastside Compost Pedallers? They’re becoming celebrities around these parts, recognizable by their big blue bins strapped to custom fitted bicycles. Not only are they some of the nicest folks we know, they’re doing incredibly important work in our community. Here’s how it works. You collect your compost (or “scrapple”) throughout […]

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Care about Food? Listen Up.

TED Talks are all the rage these days. Covering a wide range of subjects, there’s something for everyone. It’s incredible how inspirational people can be in 15 minutes. If you haven’t listened to a TED talk yet, we’re bringing you five of the TED talks that stuck with us. Surprise, surprise, they’re all about food. […]

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Farmer Profile :: Green Gate Farms

There is something idyllic about Green Gate Farms. A historic piece of farmland tucked away in East Austin, it’s easy to miss amongst the RV park and new housing developments. Pulling into the long driveway I was surprised at the amount of cars packed into the parking lot. My surprise turned into delight as I […]

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Guest Blog Post: Creating a Zero-Waste Kitchen

Whether you desire to save some green or live more green, the Zero-Waste philosophy is for you! Innovating the 3 R’s of living green (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle), the Zero-Waste philosophy is all about creating an eco-lisitc understanding of the products and resources we use as we aim to consume (and spend) less. The kitchen is […]

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Featured Post :: March Against Monsanto in Austin, TX

On Saturday, May 25th, people from around the world came together in solidarity against Monsanto. Over 2 million people on 6 continents, in 55 countries, and in over 450 cities marched in support of local farmers and real food…were you one of them? For those unaware, Monsanto is a multinational biotech corporation and leading producer […]

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Farmer Spotlight :: Urban Roots

When you find yourself at Urban Roots, you’ll never want to leave. Only a few miles from downtown Austin, this piece of land used to be called Oasis Gardens Farm, and we understand why. Not only does this farm produce incredible vegetables (if you haven’t had an Urban Roots beet yet, you’re missing out) they’re […]

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Our indiegogo Story Continued…

  If you didn’t know this already, in.gredients got quite a bit of help from crowd funding. Thanks to indiegogo, we raised over $15,000 from 234 contributors. When the folks from indiegogo were here in Austin for SXSW, they stopped by and chatted with co-founder, Christian Lane. Check out the video and the kind words […]

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Familiar Faces at in.gredients :: Mark McKim

This town is full of people who love food. From those that find joy in getting their hands in the dirt to the folks that get emotional about discovering the perfect food truck, we’re lucky to live in such a food-centric town. Our in.gredients team is composed of a whole bunch of food-loving folks, but […]

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We’re Hosting a Spring Homegrown Revival Dinner!

It’s officially Spring in Texas! With the new season comes some serious spring bounty. To celebrate, we’re hosting another Homegrown Revival dinner on Tuesday, May 21. For those of you who haven’t heard about The Homegrown Revival, get ready to be inspired. This incredible local non-profit brings education and local food to the table. By hosting […]

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Familiar Faces at in.gredients :: Quinn

If you’ve ever stopped by the store and heard some soulful singing echoing off the walls, followed by a big smile, you’ve probably had the pleasure of meeting Quinn. This gentleman embodies southern hospitality, and after chatting with him you’ll leave the store feeling just a little bit happier then when you came in. Born […]

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Welcome our New Community Non-Profit Partner: Empower Art

Thank you to all those who voted online and in the store! After two weeks of voting, we’re proud to announce that Empower Art is our next community non-profit partner. Empower Art is an emerging non-profit organization in Austin, TX dedicated to helping at-risk youth through the creative arts. Empower Art facilitates healing and empowerment […]

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The End of “Paper or Plastic” in Austin

Austin’s going bag-less. 29 days from now Austin’s Single-Use Carryout Bag Ordinance goes into effect. If all of this is news to you, here are some of the facts. The ordinance, unanimously passed by City Council on March 2, 2012, regulates the types of bags that can be distributed by business establishments in Austin and […]

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Food Waste in America

Here’s a statistic that will make your head spin. Americans waste 40% of all food. Meaning we throw approximately 165 billion dollars down the drain. And with all that waste comes pretty serious consequences. According to a Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) study this means that we’re adding 34 million tons of waste to the […]

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Going “Halfsies” at Dinner to help Fight Hunger and Obesity

Discovering non-profits that are working to end hunger make our collective hearts swell. Even better is when we stumble on a new, Austin based organization. We can’t hide our giddiness about Halfsies, a local non-profit that’s looking to address obesity, food waste and hunger. They’re looking to do this through a simple initiative that would […]

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Homegrown Revival & in.gredients: December Pop Up Dinner

We were all at the Homegrown Revival dinner because we love food. This was apparent as the big smiles mingled with the occasional gasps and applause when the food was presented. Started in Austin, the Homegrown Revival exists to educate, inspire and get people talking about local, farm grown food. Using community building events such […]

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Featured ATX Food Blogger: Salts Kitchen

To continue with our cookie theme, we are honored to offer up this recipe from Salts Kitchen. Rebecca, one of our beloved ATX food bloggers, is incredible for many reasons. First of all, her blog is full of delicious recipes. Secondly, the girl is gluten-free (GF) and dairy-free. If that doesn’t deserve a round of […]

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in.gredients Holiday Gift Basket

Looking for a gift this holiday season? If you’re hoping to stick with local gifts this year we have a great idea for you. Our holiday gift baskets are full of local goodies, wrapped in reusable containers, and crafted to make your holidays full of joy. We love options, so we have a tea themed […]

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Hops and Grain Keep the Pint Night for Eat, Drink Local Week

We adore Hops and Grain. Not only do they give a portion of their annual revenue to local environmental non-profit organizations, they reuse their recycled grains to make brew biscuits for the dogs in our lives. A business that makes beer, strives for sustainability AND makes tasty treats for man’s best friend? We think they’re […]

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Support Local: Eat, Drink Local Food Box Available Dec.1-8

December 1-8 is Eat, Drink Local Week here in Austin, TX. There are events all around town celebrating local food, farms and vendors. The proceeds benefit the Sustainable Food Center and Urban Roots, two amazing organizations in Austin working for a more sustainable, just food system. We’re celebrating the week with a bunch of different activities. […]

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Familiar Faces at in.gredients

For those of you who’ve been to the store, you probably recognize Erica. It’s hard not to notice her big smile and warm personality. Here since the store opened, Erica is excited and involved in the work she does at in.gredients. Brimming with ideas for the store, Erica is always looking for opportunities to build […]

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Small Business Saturday

Between black Friday and cyber Monday falls small business Saturday. Started back in 2010, the new shopping holiday is focused on bringing consumers back to the businesses that support their local community. If you’re someone who braves shopping this weekend, consider supporting your favorite local business(es) and economy. By shopping local, a larger portion of […]

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Healthy Thanksgiving Tips from Let’s Talk Fitness

It’s hard to say no to seconds. Especially when seconds include stuffing, homemade cranberry sauce and gravy (if you partake in the traditional Thanksgiving food.) Lucky for us, we have a local ATX food blogger whose blog is dedicated to health. As a person who used to eat fast food twice a day, Allen is […]

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in.gredients now accepts SNAP Lone Star Cards

in.gredients will now be accepting SNAP (supplemental nutrition assistance program) benefits. This will allow Lone Star card holders to buy eligible food at in.gredients. Foods that you can buy using SNAP include: Breads and cereals Fruits and vegetables Meat, fish, and poultry Dairy products Seeds and plants intended to grow food Items that you can’t […]

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ATX Featured Blogger: Mary Makes Dinner

Have we mentioned how thrilled we are about living in a city with such a wealth of food bloggers? From farmers to chefs, the amount of knowledge you can absorb from their blogs is astounding. Thank heavens for a blogger like Mary. Having been professionally trained in French, Japanese and Chinese cuisines, hers isn’t your […]

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Tuesdays are for Crafting

What better way to wind down on a Tuesday evening then crafting? Gather up that project that you’ve set aside for months (or years), and spend a couple of hours creating over beer and good conversation. The Creation Station and Doodle Hut will be hosting a Creation Station evening every Tuesday from 6 – 8 pm, using […]

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We’ve Been Named Austin Chronicle’s Best New Local Business!

What a wonderful thing to wake up to on this Thursday morning. The reader’s of the Austin Chronicle (AC) have spoken and have selected in.gredients as Austin’s Best New Local Business for 2012. We’re honored (and beyond ecstatic) about being selected, and want to send out a big thank you to our amazing customers, vendors […]

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Pint Night Featuring Lone Star Texas Bock

We love that this weather still calls for outdoor events where the only addition needed is possibly putting on a sweater. To celebrate, we’re starting to host featured brewer nights on a regular basis. We think it’s a great way to showcase the amazing things “brewing” (we love a good pun) down here in Austin. […]

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We’ve Been Named a 2012 Tastemakers!

What does it mean to be named a Tastemaker, you might ask? It turns out that the people over at TakePart have looked at thousands of businesses across the country, selecting shops they feel live up to the Food, Inc. ethos of fixing our national food system. They want to thank in.gredients for being committed […]

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Coffee on the Porch: Casa Brasil

Nothing says Saturday morning like a cup of coffee. Casa Brasil is one of our wonderful local coffee roasters providing that daily caffeine fix, and we’re proud supporters of their products. Join us this morning (Saturday, October 27th) from 11 am-3 pm to sample their coffee and learn more about their business. Casa Brasil began […]

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ATX Blogger Spotlight: From Maggie’s Farm

A big part of in.gredients is getting to know our community. Austin is filled with people who care about food, sustainability and building community with their neighbors. Meeting Maggie- the writer, photographer and recipe developer for From Maggie’s Farm– was like a breath of fresh air. With a big heart and an even bigger laugh, she […]

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National Food Day: Vital Farms Spotlight

October 24th is national Food Day, an annual event to address the issues of our food system. The goal of Food Day is to strengthen and unify the food movement, with aims of improving our nation’s food policies. We should work towards a food system that bolsters the health of our communities, not one that […]

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Meet the Brewer: Rogness Brewing Company

Happy Austin Beer Week! We wanted to join in the festivities and celebrate a local brewery. This Wednesday, October 24th, we’ll be hosting the Rogness Brewing Company. You can swing by and meet the brewer from 5-8 pm and try out some of their delicious beer, which we’ll feature all evening. We will have a […]

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Support the Bastrop Cattle Company Processing Plant Campaign

It can be eye-opening when you start researching where your steak comes from. Living in a society with a large industrial food system, it’s easy to not know. You can go to the grocery store and buy meat that’s nicely cut, processed and wrapped for your convenience. What if we all took a step back […]

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Open Mic Night: October 18th

We have all kinds of exciting events coming up at in.gredients. Come out and share your music, poetry, or standup this Thursday at our open mic night. Check out the details below!

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in.gredients Halloween Open House and Costume Party

It’s nearly Halloween (where did October go?!) Which means it’s time for dressing up in crazy costumes, acting like a fool, and not getting judged for it. Halloween is always a good time. To celebrate, we’re hosting a shin-dig. Come on down in your best recycled costume (grand prize for the most creative “reusable” costume) […]

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Urban Patchwork’s Turning Three!

Our friends at Urban Patchwork Neighborhood Farms are celebrating three years of transforming Austin’s food culture by starting local, mesh networks of neighborhood farms, teaching Austinites how to grow food where we live. The celebration? A fun birthday filled with food, music, and revelry at the Sustain Center! Saturday’s event will include live gardening demonstrations, a […]

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Pies and Pigs

This Thursday night our friends at Springdale Farm are hosting Pies and Pigs – a benefit for our brilliant neighborhood pie-maker Colleen Sommers (Pie Fixes Everything)! Colleen’s been diagnosed with breast cancer, so our local food community’s helping out by raising money to help defray the cost of her treatments because she’s uninsured. She’s a […]

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Ollas: Throwback to Old Gardening Ways

The ancient practice of olla irrigation is one of the best water-conscious methods to water your garden – and perfect for gardeners who can’t water frequently. First introduced in North America by Spanish colonists and later adopted by Native Americans, an olla‘s a large, unglazed terra cotta pot. When buried underground and filled with water, […]

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in.gredients Color Palette

Thanks for helping us choose a color scheme for our first store! You’ve weighed in and picked the green with white trim!

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Ideas for DIY Containers? Visit The Burlap Bag!

Have you ever found yourself looking online for hand-made goods (from craft-makers, artisans, and vintage enthusiasts) and thought to yourself, “wouldn’t it be great if this were a brick and mortar shop?” If so, you’ll be delightfully surprised to learn of Austin’s The Burlap Bag (502 West 30th Street). The store’s stocked with artisan crafts as […]

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General Wellness: The Body’s Inputs and Outputs (Guest Post)

Matt Arnold: Matt is a massage therapist devoted to supporting the sustainability community through bodywork, volunteering, and spreading the word (see: Bright Side Body Therapy. In his practice he works with people who want to make changes in the world, using massage to help them make changes in themselves first. Introduction Brian Nunnery, in.gredients team: […]

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Shots from Volunteer Day #2!

Thanks to Saturday’s fantastic volunteers! Once again, local coffee + local tacos + actual locals = success. Here are some select shots:

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