Kale has been one of my go to foods for the last few months and trying to find recipes that subdue its powerful flavor has been a bit challenge. This recipe I found on Pinterest has really hit the mark for my entire family which includes two small kids. It’s extremely enjoyable to watch kids eating a superfood like kale. Try it because it does not disappoint!
Some exciting news has developed here this week. We have begun the process to become a host site for Good Earth Farm, in Oakfield, Wisconsin and they are in the process of becoming a certified organic farm!
What does that mean? Well, it means our company store is the location where Good Earth Farm CSA (community supported agriculture) members can pick up their weekly box of farm fresh produce from mid-June through October. That’s 20 weeks of a variety of organic produce for roughly $25-$30 a week (depending on your share size)!
We are responsible for recruiting at least 10 members in order to be secured as a host site. So with that said if you (or someone you know) lives in the Oshkosh area and would like to join, read over and fill out the application, write in green 3 on the application and send full or half payment to the address provided. You can email trisha@green3apparel with any questions.
We are thrilled to be entering this partnership with Good Earth Farm. Local, organic and fresh produce! YAHOO!
PS: Rumor has it that their bread share is AMAZING!
Last week, we had the opportunity to host a group of kids, from our local Boys and Girls Club, for a program called Kids and Conversation. This program offers club members a chance to visit local businesses and friends of the club, to learn more about what those businesses do, about potential careers, and why those businesses feel it’s important to help kids at the Boys and Girls Club. Here is a little overview of their experience at green 3.
We had a group of nine students ranging from middle school to seniors in high school. Our agenda included a tour and overview of green 3, which was followed by a lengthy and enjoyable question and answer session. The kids asked a variety of really great questions. From Jim and Sandy’s backgrounds, art and design, being a business owner, imported goods versus made in the USA, where we get inspiration and they even asked if Jim can draw…the answer…nope
Our art director, Jane showed the group how to draw on the computer and manipulate the image using different art programs.
Our lead sewer, Tina explained her background, and why she went back to school and got her degree just last year.
We wrapped up the visit by giving each kid a gift bag that included a scarf and hand warmers. Doing this small thing for these kids was extremely rewarding. The group exceeded our expectations with their politeness, inquisitiveness and to be completely honest, we cannot wait to do it again!
From the desk of Jim Martin:
A few weeks ago I traveled down to Atlanta, Georgia to meet with one of our long time customers, Bas Bleu. Their location is really quite interesting and is a classic case of urban renewal. They are located in Inman Park and their building is a converted factory that originally housed The Blue Horse Notebook Company. In the 1950′s, Blue Horse was the top seller of school supplies and stationary in the country. The notebooks are even collectables now, if you could get your hands on one!
The revitalization took place starting in 2004 and now the neighborhood boasts brand new row houses that mimic the look of the surrounding original buildings. Seeing an area like this where people realized the important aspect of its history and their willingness to sustain it, was truly impressive and worth noting. So, if you happen to be in Atlanta, take a drive through Inman Park I promise, you will not be disappointed.
Our athletic skirt has really shot off the race block, in terms of its popularity. It is extremely comfortable and made of reclaimed, pre-consumer athletic mesh fabric. We partnered with an authentic uniform maker and were very pleased to create this skirt from their excess fabric. Below you will find our skirt styled in 3 ways using the 2 different color variations we offer in the skirt.
Athletic skirt, bicycle tee, scarf and jewelry available online and in-store.
Wouldn’t these shoes look great with our skirt?
If you’ve been receiving our wholesale catalog over the last 3-4 years you most definitely noticed the common occurence of a changing clothing line. Over those years however, one thing has stayed the same and maybe you’ve noticed or perhaps you haven’t. The same model has been in our catalog since the spring of 2010. In that first catalog her little sister was on the cover and they both were within the pages of it.
Fast forward to our most recent catalog, flip to the back cover and you will find two little girls having fun with our sock monkey throws. You may have already guessed but those two little girls belong to our model, making our catalog a true family affair! Here is an instagram photo of the girls getting ready for the shoot.
The National Cherry Blossom Festival will begin in just 10 days and it marks not only spring but a beautiful floral explosion in DC. This year we get to be a part of the festival. During one of our trade show stops in NYC last summer, we were asked if we would create a cherry blossom scarf for the festival, which of course we did. The positive response to the scarf has been overwhelming. It has been featured on Fox 5 DC and in the Washington Times. To get one of your own, visit the National Cherry Blossom Festivals online gift shop. If you’d like to learn more and see our scarf on the Fox 5 DC news broadcast click here.