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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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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 :: Nov 18th – 26th

Weekly Updates from in.gredients Neighborhood Grocer View this email in your browser It’s hard to believe Thanksgiving is already next week!  Don’t worry if you’re not quite ready for all the cooking and planning – we’re here to help.  Pre-order your “Not-So-Tiny-Pie” by midnight on Thursday for pick up next week, then come in and […]

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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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Beer Week and Halloween Specials :: Oct 28th – Nov 4th

Weekly Updates from in.gredients Neighborhood Grocer View this email in your browser Happy Halloween, ATX! Sure, there’s a lot happening around this wonderful town of ours on Friday night, but if you’re looking for something closer to home and a little more laid back, swing by the shop from 7-10pm for our Halloween Hoedown.  It’s the last show of […]

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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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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 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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Back to School Deals :: August 19th-26th

  Weekly Updates from in.gredients Neighborhood Grocer View this email in your browser With school just around the corner, we know sometimes you just need something fast in the morning to get the kids (or yourself) out the door.  This week, find a few on-the-go breakfast items on sale to help you start the school […]

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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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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 :: July 8 – 14

Weekly Updates from in.gredients Neighborhood Grocer View this email in your browser We’ll be screening the last few matches of the #WorldCup this week, including the first semi-final game this afternoon at 3pm.   Then stick around for tonight’s edible insect extravaganza and pre-Kickstarter party for the new Hopper Bar.  Bring the kids; there will be samples of […]

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Week of July 4th Specials

Weekly Updates from in.gredients Neighborhood Grocer View this email in your browser With the holiday weekend just ahead, we’re putting tons of staples for summer cookouts on sale.  You’ll definitely want to make us a stop this week as you stock up for the BBQs, potlucks, and parties.  And don’t forget, we’re screening all the #WorldCup […]

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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 10th-17th

Weekly Updates from in.gredients Neighborhood Grocer View this email in your browser Featured New Products: We are in.love with the new products offered in our store. If you haven’t had a chance to check them out, perhaps our darling staff can help you pick something?    Quinn’s Pick: Jade Pearl Rice Ramen  “I love ramen […]

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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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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 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 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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A Complete(ly) Sustainable Protein?

We’re all about new ideas. We’re also into revitalizing old ideas that have gone by the wayside. Eliminating unnecessary food packaging and focusing on locally and sustainably grown foods are good examples of old ideas made new again, and so is this: eating insects.  Entomophagy, as it’s formally known, is a practice dating back thousands […]

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

Weekly Updates from in.gredients Neighborhood Grocer View this email in your browser 18 months ago today, we put this simple chalkboard sign out on the sidewalk of 2610 Manor Road and began this amazing ride.  We’ve still got lots to do – as a store, as a community – but we sure are grateful for […]

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Weekly Specials and Update :: January 28th – February 4th

Weekly Updates from in.gredients Neighborhood Grocer View this email in your browser Weekly Specials: This week’s specials are all about your “Little Sprout.”  We’ve seen quite a few of them running around our garden and enjoying our playground these last few beautiful weekends.  If you (or your sprout) wished we had something that we don’t […]

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

Weekly Updates from in.gredients Neighborhood Grocer View this email in your browser We’re excited to announce that we’ve now got Thirsty Planet beer on tap!  We find their sustainable practices, partnerships with charities, and delicious beer, well, refreshing!  We think you will, too.  Look for their Silverback and other favorites among our rotating selection of Austin craft […]

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Weekly Specials and Update :: January 14th – 21st, 2014

This week we’re keeping the National Hot Tea Month special steeping, plus highlighting some of our pantry staples.  Check out our weekly update below for more news and some exciting upcoming events!   Eden Organic Garbanzo Beans: $2.39/can (Save $0.60) Bionaturae Organic Tomato Paste: $2.39/jar (Save $0.60) Better Than Bouillon Organic Vegetable Broth: $5.99/jar (Save […]

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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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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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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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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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Planning a 100-Mile Thanksgiving Dinner

It’s almost Thanksgiving! By now, the meal planning is probably in full-force and you’re prepping yourself for a few days of serious family time. While out shopping for your holiday dishes, challenge yourself to go local. And if you’re feeling up especially adventurous, consider shooting for a 100-mile Thanksgiving. A 100-mile Thanksgiving means you’re aiming […]

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We’re on TV!

Our co-founder, Christian Lane, got invited onto KVUE Austin to talk about in.gredients and winning Austin Chronicle 2012’s Best New Local Business. You can check out the video here. Thanks again to all the Austin Chronicle reader’s that voted for us, our fantastic vendors and our loyal customers.

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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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The Politics of Food: Where our Presidential Candidates Stand

It’s Presidential election time. Which means debates, attack ads and a lot of politically charged discussions. Before election day rolls around (Tuesday, November 6th) take some time to get to know where the candidates stand on issues that matter to you. A big one for us is food (surprise, surprise). With legislation like the Farm […]

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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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California’s Prop 37

What it is California’s “Right to Know” bill (Proposition 37) is on the state’s November 6 ballot. According to Ballotpedia (a crowd-sourced encyclopedia for politics), if approved, Prop 37 would: “Require labeling on raw or processed food offered for sale to consumers if the food is made from plants or animals with genetic material changed […]

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Thanks, Mickey!

Disney, the company that brought you Mickey Mouse and other famous animated characters, is now setting… nutritional standards? Concerned with the role the entertainment industry’s played in childhood obesity, Disney announced in June that “all products advertised on its child-focused TV channels, radio stations, and websites must comply with a strict new set of nutritional […]

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Big Organic

Over the last decade, giant food corporations like Coca-Cola and General Mills have “gobbled up most of the nation’s organic food industry” (New York Times). Granted, consolidation allows for lower costs and therefore lower prices… but the “Big Organic” movement has caused a huge decline in “pure, locally produced ingredients from small family farms.” Major […]

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Antibiotic-free Meat

“Antibiotic-free meat” has become another meaningless buzzphrase in the food world. However, despite the triviality of the phrase, according to a nationwide study conducted by Consumers Union, “86 percent of people said they would like to see more (legitimately) antibiotic-free meat on store shelves” (CNN). Though the FDA’s acknowledged the risks of antibiotic overuse in […]

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in.gredients: A Timeline

It’s hard to believe it’s been a year since we first announced our IndieGoGo fundraising campaign! Last June we pushed the in.gredients idea out to the public, curious to see if anyone would support our cause. A year later, that cause is almost a reality! Our Manor Road storefront in Austin is finally nearing completion […]

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Entrepreneur Magazine: 100 Brilliant Companies

We’re thrilled to be amongst Entrepreneur Magazine’s 2012 100 Brilliant Companies…we’re blushing bright red!

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Winner: in.gredients Color Vote

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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in.gredients, Urban Patchwork Partner to Build Hyper-Local Food Network in Cherrywood

We’re excited to announce our partnership with Urban Patchwork! Here’s an excerpt from the press release: “AUSTIN (19 MAR 2012) – in.gredients, the nation’s first package-free and zero waste microgrocer, has teamed up with Urban Patchwork, Austin’s first neighborhood-scale farm non-profit, to maximize community involvement and contribute to Cherrywood’s community farm plots. in.gredients’ store garden […]

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Austin Passes Ban of Single-Use Bags

Following five years of discussion, an ordinance banning single-use paper and plastic bags in Austin passed at 2AM CST today. According to The Daily Texan, “the ordinance will take effect March 1, 2013 and will prohibit plastic bags and paper bags from being distributed by retailers within Austin city limits. City council will continue to […]

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SOPA: Why it Matters

If you hadn’t heard of SOPA (and, by extension, PIPA) before today, chances are you have now. The proposed bill (House Bill 3261) is primarily supported by Hollywood entertainment proprietors, but protested by thousands of Americans – including sites all over the web (Mashable, Wikipedia, Google, and many more), which have used their visibility today […]

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Eating a Ton (Literally Speaking) in 2011

Who ate a literal ton (2,000 lbs) of food in 2011? Surprise: the average American did! Or, well, the actual figure from the NPR food blog, “The Salt” is 1,996 lbs per person which is 4 lbs shy of the one ton mark. The blog analyzes data that was collected by the U.S. Department of […]

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FDA Announces New Restrictions on Antibiotics for Livestock

According to today’s New York Times, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is tightening the reins when it comes to the class of antibiotics known as cephalosporins. Brand names of cephalosporins include Omnicef, Keflex, and Cefzil – and when used in humans are indicated for the treatment of severe infections like pneumonia and strep throat, […]

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30-Year Zero-Waste Initiative in Austin

That’s right! The City of Austin’s begun a zero-waste initiative that, with proper implementation, will divert 95 percent of waste away from landfills by 2040. The initiative is a project of Austin Resource Recovery, formerly known as Solid Waste Services. “The new name is more in line with the Department’s mission toward zero waste,” says the Austin […]

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Food Stamps Can Start Gardens!

Did you know that food stamps can be used to buy seeds and food-producing whole plants? If you’re thinking “no, I didn’t!,” neither do most of the nearly 46 million Americans who depend on food stamps for daily sustenance. The Awesome Foundation’s food chapter published an article today about two organizations who’ve made it their mission […]

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Organic Needed More than Ever

“Given that current production systems leave nearly one billion people undernourished, the onus should be on the agribusiness industry to prove its model, not the other way around.” This is the main point Barry Estabrook, former contributing editor of Gourmet magazine and author of Tomatoland, seeks to drive home in his article “Organic Can Feed […]

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Grand Canyon Plastic Bottle Ban Gaining Strength

Nobody likes to see a heap of litter in the middle of one of the seven natural wonders of the world! Arizona’s Grand Canyon National Park (GCNP) beneficiaries agree, so on 1 January 2011 they began an effort to ban plastic bottles, which “are ‘the single biggest source of trash’ found inside the canyon” according to this […]

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Will Plastic Bags Soon be Banned in Central Texas?

Most are aware of the environmental hazards plastic bags can cause. Renegade shopping equipment has never been a friend of natural habitats, waterways, or wildlife. When not shown to a proper disposal site, billowy plastic bags can fly for miles, earning the title of “second state bird” in areas where they’ve become notorious.  Here in […]

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City Wide Composting – Successful in San Fran!

It can be done, folks! Last week the City of San Francisco’s solid waste and recycling program, Recology, collected its millionth ton of food scraps from household kitchens and businesses across the city. That’s a whopping one million tons of solid waste that’s been spared from the landfill and put to good use rejuvenating local soil as […]

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Happy Thanksgiving!

in.gredients wishes you a happy Thanksgiving, full of fun times with family, friends…and delicious food, of course! (image: She Knows)

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Will Puma Create the World’s First Compostable Shoe?

Puma designs and manufactures snazzy sneakers in Germany, where there’s a strong country-wide dedication to improving sustainability. The company, acting in harmony with its country’s values, has already spearheaded cutting-edge, eco-friendly technologies and practices. A compostable (and water-soluble) shopping bag to replace shoe boxes, and a line of shoes made entirely of recycled material are […]

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World’s Population Reaches 7 Billion

It’s official. Well, almost – while the United Nations demographers report that the world’s population has reached 7 billion today, the U.S. Census Bureau says we’re not quite there. According to their projections it’s going to take about 4 more months. These two predictions might seem far apart, but they actually fall within a 1% […]

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Plastic Bottle Controversy in California

Can plastic ever be considered biodegradable or compostable? In California different groups have different answers to this question. ENSO Plastics, a supplier of plastic bottles, uses a biodegradable additive in their plastic bottles that they say helps them break down in a landfill environment. Recycling advocates in California aren’t buying it though, calling them out […]

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Infographic (via GOOD): The State of Food Insecurity

Millions of Americans don’t have reliable access to food – which GOOD defines as people who “have trouble getting enough food for themselves and the members of their family.” In the infographic above, GOOD leverages data from the USDA and Census Bureau to take a look at who’s affected and why. (image: GOOD)

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More Photos from Yelp!’s Passport to Cherrywood Event at in.gredients

Here are some more shots from this month’s Yelp! party at in.gredients, thanks to Patrick Lane Photography:

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Central Texas Wildfires: How to Help

In the last week, over 1,000 homes in the Austin area have been razed by wildfires. Some of these fires continue to burn, and many Austin area residents have been forced to evacuate. High winds and low humidity continue to increase the chances that wildfires will start and spread quickly, local officials have insisted. We’re […]

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Store Progress Update #1

Hi friends, Our IndieGoGo fundraising campaign ended Saturday morning at midnight. Thanks to you, we raised $15,455 of our $15,000 goal! We appreciate your support – the funds we raised will be used to help get our store up and running. Renovations inside our Manor Road storefront have begun. Visible changes to the site will […]

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The First in.gredients Workday!

At dawn Saturday morning we began our first workday, removing salvageable materials (light switches/fixtures, ceiling fans, cabinets, etc) from the inside of our building. Since our construction team will need to renovate the whole building, we wanted to “rescue” these reusable items before we start punching holes in the walls! With the help of a […]

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Genetically-Modified Eggplant = Biopiracy?

Perhaps it’s no surprise to find Monsanto in the courtroom today – but this time, the circumstances are far more interesting. Monsanto, along with Indian seed manufacturer Mahyco, have been accused of biopiracy by the National Biodiversity Authority (NBA) of India. Monsanto, Mahyco, and other collaborators recently introduced India’s first genetically-modified food crop – a […]

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Austin’s Proposed Plastic Bag Ban

It doesn’t take much to drive home the point that single-use bags are wasteful. According to the Austin American-Statesman and the City’s Solid Waste Services Department, Austinites use 263 million plastic bags a year, and the bags cost the City $850,000 a year to put in landfills and to clean up as litter. Additional studies […]

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The Nitrogen Predicament: Why Agriculture’s Got To Change

Lauren Welker: Geologist, gardener, epicurean, homesteader, scholar, problem solver Nitrogen (N2) is an essential nutrient for all living organisms, and it’s one of the most important nutrients needed for plant growth. Without it, plants are unable to produce complex organic molecules like amino acids, proteins, and nucleic acids.  For something that comprises 78% of the […]

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Location Hints Answered; Our Lucky Winner

Congrats are in order for Lucky Bowman, the only person to guess our location! Lucky, a well-deserved pint of local brew awaits you when we open. The clues revealed: CLUE #1 = number riddle: 2 12 20 26 28 42 77.This riddle, as some of you guessed, mixed up numbers associated with our address: 2610 (physical […]

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Location Announcement Update

The wait’s almost over. We’ll be announcing our Austin address tomorrow during our first in-studio interview! Tune in to KVUE at 6:40am to hear our co-founders share the news and chat live about in.gredients. If you’re on our mailing list, you’ll be notified at the exact same time via email. You’ll see it on Twitter, Facebook, and […]

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Media Mythbusters: Containers

Hi, friends! A number of you have asked if in.gredients customers will be “asked to bring their own containers” to the store for filling. So we want to remind everyone: customers will be *encouraged* to bring their own containers, not asked. Don’t worry – we won’t require you to bring your own containers to our […]

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Updated FAQ Page

We updated our FAQ page last this afternoon! We’ve received myriad emails with questions and helpful feedback, and picked your most common questions to add to our FAQs. Check it out. If we haven’t responded to our submission to our Feedback page, be patient. 🙂 We’ve read all your messages – they’ve been very helpful!

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Media Love

In the last four days, the news of our store has spread like mad. 13,000+ video views on YouTube, ~1200 comments and 3300 Facebook shares from GOOD’s feature on us, over 1100 Facebook likes on our page, and an influx of 500 Twitter followers. That’s all thanks to YOU for telling your friends about our […]

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The Incredible Shrinking Package

This will obviously be irrelevant at in.gredients since our groceries won’t be packaged, but it’s interesting nonetheless. A Consumer Reports investigation (reported via GOOD) revealed that certain grocery items (think orange juice and cheese) have been shrinking, despite no reduction in cost. While we can assume the change reflects the rising costs of ingredients and […]

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Campaign Update #2: Thank you!!

We’re two days into our campaign, and we’re excited to thank Lauren Welker, Courtney Knudsen, and Alicia Jones for being our first contributors! You guys are awesome – can’t wait to send you a container to use in our store! We’ve been thrilled to read some web buzz about our store so far – including […]

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Campaign Update #1: We’re Live on IndieGoGo!

Our fundraising campaign has begun! We’re pumped to be kicking things off! We’re extra excited since in.gredients has been a work in progress for over six months. This is a long time coming. We’ve already talked about this, but as we continued trying to reduce waste in our homes, we kept running into one problem […]

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in.gredients Video – Full Version (2:05)

Be sure to visit our friends Farmer John and Jo at Angel Valley Farms in Jonestown featured in the video.

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Happy Earth Day!

From the team at in.gredients, Happy Earth Day 2011! Since 1970 Earth Day has reminded folks of environmental issues they have the power to resolve. Consider today what you can do to consume less energy, reduce waste and pollution, and live more sustainably. Here’s some fun stuff to spark your Earth Day spirit: 01. 10 […]

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More Discussion: Paper vs. Plastic, Taxes vs. Bans

As we wrote in September, the State of California failed to pass a proposition that would have banned the use of plastic bags statewide. While there are compelling reasons to abandon plastic bags (see them here), the “banning” approach may have been too extreme at a state level, since many California cities had already begun […]

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First of Our Kind

Make 2015 The Year You Go Green!  Real food  Local, Community  Reduce, Reuse, then Recycle No matter the case, real, unprocessed food is better for you than food that’s been chemically modified. At our store, you won’t need to be convinced of what you’re buying. You’ll be buying real ingredients.  Learn more in.gredients is a collaborative […]

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Relevant News: California’s Attempt to Ban Plastic Bags…

The classic “paper or plastic” conundrum still vexes shoppers in grocery store checkouts today. You can recycle plastic bags, but still consume energy doing so. You can recycle or compost paper bags, but considering how many times you go to the grocery store, you’d have a lot of bags to deal with. One option, however, […]

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Facts About Packaging

We don’t concern ourselves with convincing you that waste is bad. The fact that waste uses more energy and damages our environment over time is a truth accepted universally. It’s how we labor to reduce waste and lessen our environmental impact that we’re concerned with. To do so, we must change the way we live. […]

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in.gredients: The First Package-Free, Zero-Waste Grocery Store

When we debut in 2011, in.gredients will be the first package-free, zero waste grocery store in the United States. But that’s not what deserves the most attention. The real surprise: while packaging makes up nearly 40 percent of all landfill-bound municipal waste and a majority of all municipal recycling streams, our stores remain filled with […]

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