Good enviromental stuff happening Chez Yarnpirate this weekend as well.
Picked up a pound of Trader Joe's Five Country Espresso blend - fair trade and organic. Not bad. Want to compare with the Monkey and Sons as that is organic, fair trade AND roasted locally. In 9 out of 10 tests, local wins. I could drink the TJ's 5 Country blend on a daily basis or rotate it with something else and be pretty happy long term.
Swapped out conventional soap in kitchen for Trader Joe's "Next to Godliness" soap and really loving it. Nice bubbles, gets the dishes clean, smells great. We're sold. Swapped out laundry soap (we ran out of TIDE) for the Eco brand at Trader's. Have not yet tried it, so we'll see. If I don't like this one, I"ll try out the TJ's house brand and then 7th Gen.
Renewed our commitment to only buy/eat organic, free range, grain fed meats. Bought some. Yum.
And that's the way it is.