Here is a wide variety of online markets that sell many harder to find products. I always like to support local small businesses and farmers, so go and see what is available there first. There are lots of great farmers markets you can visit or they will deliver to your home.

Specialty Stores and Markets:

  • New Leaf Markets: Santa Cruz, Capitola, Boulder Creek, Felton, Half Moon Bay, San Jose/Evergreen
  • Jones and Bones (831) 462-0521, 621 Capitola Rd. Capitola, CA across from Gayle’s Bakery on the way to the Village.                                                                                                                                                                                                             Specialty olive oils, citrus olive oils/vinegars, spices, exotic salts/peppers, varietal honey, vanilla/extracts, chocolate, palm sugar,  kitchen equipment/accessories, lots of unique gourmet items and gifts that they will carefully pack and ship to your home! Exceptional customer service too!
  • Staff of Life is another great health food store in Santa Cruz/Felton, CA.-they have unsweetened/decaf Chai in the refrigerator that is made at the store which is sweetened with chicory root-the Bomb! They also have 100% rye pumpernickel bread-dense and molasses sweetened-great toasted.(not GF, but is wheat free and dairy free!) They have the best price for Hemp Milk too!
  • Trader Joe’sagave nectar, light coconut milk, almond milk,  real maple syrup, chocolate, produce, meat, organic wine with no added sulfites, oils, nuts including raw, gluten-free oats, vegan Earth Balance, stock/broth

Independent Health Food Stores

gluten free oats, flours, vegan Earth Balance sticks/spread, tapioca starch, Eggology egg whites, almond paste, Valrhona cocoa powder, agave nectar, regular and light coconut milk, hemp milk, almond milk, rice milk, soy milk, real maple syrup/maple sugar, palm sugar, date sugar, sucanat, chocolate, natural food coloring, GF cookie decorations, Sunspire grain sweetened chocolate chips and drop candies, produce, meat, organic wine, oils, nuts, oats, stock/broth

Costco: Frozen Wild Fish(mahi, cod, wild salmon, hake), individually wrapped, Organic Eggs, Avocados(clean 15 so non-organic is fine),Organic produce(it changes, but great when in stock), Buffalo/Bison(ground and steaks), Canned Tuna and Salmon, Quinoa, Pom Pomegranate Juice, Avocado Oil, Coconut Oil, Coconut Palm Sugar, Organic Raw Pumpkin Seeds, Organic Raw Sunflower Seeds, Organic Popcorn, Potato Chips made with Avocado oil, Applegate or Neiman Ranch lunch meats, frozen organic grilled Rosie Chicken Strips, organic eggs, Sambazon Acai packets for Acai Bowls, Forage Nut Milk and Green Juice, frozen organic fruit, frozen fish and much more!

Be careful, if you buy Bob’s Red Mill it must be “GLUTEN-FREE” for oat and other products

Specialty Ingredients

Helpful Websites and Articles

Organic Skin Care: Organic skin care with no parabens, synthetic fragrance/colors, mineral oil, silicone or phthalates! They have products for expecting Moms, new Moms and babies!


Allergies and Intolerances:

Childrens books on food allergies including peanuts and milk!

Celiac’s Disease:

The Celiac Disease Foundation now has a list of symptoms and a quiz that you can take and get a response! Go to

  • Gluten Intolerance Group, Washington


  • Ideal Bite: Great source for daily body care and organic helpful tips.

    See Doctors and Health Professional Page for more Resources.

Sugar: The Bitter Truth – YouTube

Jul 31, 2009 – Uploaded by UCtelevision

Watch “The Skinny on Obesity” with Dr. Lustig: obesity Robert H. Lustig, MD, UCSF

2 thoughts on “RESOURCES

  1. I see you have listed Sunspire grain sweetened chocolate chips.
    But do you know if these are GMO-free? I especially wonder about the malted corn used as sweetener…

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