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Oops!… I (John Mackey) Did It Again

Oops!… I Did It Again

Just when Whole Foods customers were getting over CEO John Mackey’s attempted rally against ObamaCare

“Many promoters of health-care reform believe that people have an intrinsic ethical right to health care…Health care is a service that we all need, but just like food and shelter it is best provided through voluntary and mutually beneficial market exchanges.”
“…every American adult is responsible for his or her own health.”

For the full article, CLICK HERE.

John Mackey attacks climate change in a profile in a January 4th New Yorker Article.  Writer Nick Paumgarten states in the article:

as he (Mackey) put it, “no scientific consensus exists” regarding the causes of climate change
it would be a pity to allow “hysteria about global warming” to cause us “to raise taxes and increase regulation, and in turn lower our standard of living and lead to an increase in poverty.”

For the full article, CLICK HERE.

Just a friendly reminder to residents of Baltimore City…

The Baltimore 32nd Street Farmers Market (Waverly Farmers) is open year round!  CLICK HERE for more information.


E 32nd St & Barclay St
Baltimore, MD 21218

Green Business Award: Suga Shack Soaps Will Have You Wasting Not, But Wanting Much


If you are someone who is trying to reduce your waste and specifically your plastic waste, the purchasing of everyday products can be a much more arduous task than it should be.  Just the other day I was downtown and in need of a midday snack.  I passed up several pre-packaged options and opted for a bagel with cream cheese from City Café.  To my dismay, a bagel was presented with two plastic mini-tubs of Philly cream cheese and a plastic knife.  Ugh -I should have bought the darn Kettle chips!


It is with this sentiment and great joy that Baltidome offers its latest Green Business Award to Leslie Joyner and her Suga Shack booth at the Waverly Farmer’s Market for excellent products presented with minimal waste.  Each Saturday, Leslie and her crew set out long rectangles of uncut soap made from vegetable bases made mostly from olive, coconut and soy.  The soaps are all natural and do not contain colorants, enhancers or unnecessary binders of any kind.  Leslie is quick to point out that “I use only what I need”.  Each purchased block is hand cut, wrapped in wax paper and bagged in paper (if you need it).

However thoughtful the creation and packaging of the soap, it is the product itself that will keep you faithful. Leslie knows her stuff.  After working for years with M.A.C. and other cosmetic giants, she has plenty of experience with the skin care industry and it shows in her product.  Deliciously rich scents of peppermint, tea tree, lemongrass, mango and cranberry waft from the soap varieties and each are specially crafted to refresh, soothe, purify, etc..  It was Leslie’s Grandmother and the memory of her homemade soaps that inspired Leslie to start her own skin care business.  She explains that there is a world of difference between what was used to make soap then and what Leslie uses, but her Grandmother’s hand made soaps nonetheless sparked a love affair with skin care that continues to this day.

You can find Leslie Joyner’s products from the Suga Shack Soap Factory each Saturday at the 32nd Street Farmers Market (Waverly Farmer’s Market) from 7am to Noon.  For a map and directions, CLICK HERE.


Young Baltimore Entrepenuer Uses Green Power To Make Wheely Good Smoothies

Young Baltimore Entrepenuer Uses Green Power To Make Wheely Good Smoothies


Baltimore School for the Arts Graduate Natan Lawson is peddling smoothies to Baltimore Farmers Market goers -Literally!

At a visit to the Waverly Farmers Market this weekend I discovered Natan Lawson’s Wheely Good Smoothies stand and had to wade through eager Baltimorians just to get a peek.  At Wheely Good Smoothies customers select locally grown ingredients Natan has collected fromthe market’s farmer stands and peddle blend their concoction to perfection.  The process is fun and the result is very tasty.  Way to go Natan!

Natan Lawson will be operating Wheely Good Smoothies at a stand at Artscape this weekend and then throughout the summer at the Waverly Farmers Market on Saturday’s.