Snohomish County Living offers organic alternatives for Easter, which is April 16th this year.
With all of the chemicals, artificial colors, flavors, materials and toxins, its’ no wonder more and more families are moving towards natural and organic choices. Here are some great ideas to help you have a greener Easter this year.
- Choose organic eggs for recipes and decorating. Finding a local source is a great choice for organic eggs. If not avaialble, Organic Valley has delicious organic eggs. Organic Valley chickens have access to organic pastures, where they spend their days clucking, strutting, and pecking at bugs and earthworms.
- Choose certified organic candy. Here are a few brands that have great certified organic candy options for this Easter holiday season. Many local stores carry organic candy and chocolate including Whole Foods in Lynnwood, and PCC in Edmonds. Sometimes I find organic candy at Bartell Drugs and Fred Meyer.
- Choose certified organic ingredients for Easter baking. Get recipe tips from these brands and use all certified organic ingredients: Stonyfield Farm, Nature’s Path, Earthbound Farm, Happy Family, Annie’s, Rudi’s Bakery, Organic Valley, Orgain, and Uncle Matt’s. I also find great recipes and ideas on the Whole Foods website.
- Keep your yard and garden organic for Easter egg hunting. Get tips from Nature’s Path on spring gardening. Also learn how to avoid Roundup and other chemical usage in your yard.
- Make your own Easter baskets rather than purchasing plastic. Plastic single use products typically end up in landfills and are causing major problems in our environment. HGTV has 20 excellent homemade basket ideas that can be made with items you already have at home.