From Plant to Pot - How Your Cup of Tea Came to Be

Black, white, green, oolong, chai? What's your favorite cup of tea? While coffee may be the caffeinated beverage of choice for most Americans, there is a certainly a gourmet tea movement sweeping the country. Real tea is so much more than just processed packets of Chamomile or Earl Grey (although if those are your favorites that's totally fine!), and it actually takes a lot of work to get that tea leaf from a plant in the field to stewing in your pot. Here's how your cup of tea came to be!

What Makes a Product Organic?

Sales of organic products have climbed from $3.6 billion to $24.4 billion in the past 10 years as more and more consumers look to buy products that have no genetic modification, don’t use heavy pesticides, and are locally and sustainably produced. Plenty of consumers argue that organic foods taste better, but the jury is still out on whether organic foods really are healthier for you. But regardless of why you want to go organic, it's important to note that there are different levels of organic when it comes to labeling and what you're eating might not be as organic as you thought!
Organic market fruits and vegetables

6 Spooktacular Recipes for Halloween

Are you throwing a Halloween party and want to have more than just buckets of candy to pass around? Check out these six spooktacular Halloween recipes and get those creative juices flowing!
Scarved jack-o-lanterns

Chocolate Covered What?

Gourmet Gift Baskets sells our fair share of chocolate covered snacks, including strawberries, pretzels, and Oreos. The craziest we get is chocolate covered jalapenos for those who love a little heat with their sweet. But it turns out people will put chocolate on just about anything! Here are some of the craziest chocolate covered snacks we could find: