December 18, 2012

Better than donuts and bagels!
Top your apples

This snack is prefect for Kids! (and adults)
Simple slice apples, core out the center and create a "donut" or "bagel" shape.
Top apples with almond butter, dates, dried berries, jams, tahini...
Fun organic snacking
Enjoy and happy Holidays

December 9, 2012

Thank you for supporting organic!

The way nature intended...
More reasons for supporting Organic!

1. Better for your planet

Over 20% of the greenhouse gas emissions come from food and farming today. Nitrogen fertiliser manufacturing is the worst offender. To produce just one tonne takes one tonne of oil, seven tonnes of greenhouse gasses and one hundred tonnes of water. Organic farmers work with nature to feed the soil and control pests. By choosing organic, local and seasonal - we can significantly reduce our carbon footprint.

2. Great for You

No food has higher amounts of beneficial minerals, essential amino acids and vitamins than organic food. Organic food avoids pesticides and all controversial additives including aspartame, tartrazine, MSG and hydrogenated fats. Organic food contains higher levels of vitamin C and minerals like calcium, magnesium, iron and chromium as well as cancer-fighting antioxidants and Omega 3. Organic milk for example, is on average 68% higher in Omega 3 essential fatty acids.

3. Kind to animals

Animal welfare is at the heart of organic systems. Soil Association standards for meat and animal products rigorously protect all aspects of animal wellbeing - from rearing, feeding and shelter, to transportation and slaughter. Organic animals are free to pursue natural behaviour because they have plenty of outside space to thrive and grow, and are not routinely drugged with antibiotics. Organic standards prohibit cruelty and guarantee truly free-range lives for farm animals.
Yes, that’s right. Many shoppers don’t realise that organic products are also free range. Eggs and meat with the Soil Association symbol have been reared to the highest level of free-range standards. Birds are looked after in smaller flocks, spend more of their lives roaming outside on fresh grass and have more space in their houses.

4. Encourages wildlife

The Government’s own advisors found that plant, insect and bird life is up to 50% greater on organic farms. Organic farming relies on wildlife to help control natural pests, so wide field edges are left uncultivated for bugs, birds and bees to flourish. They are also not sprayed away by the fertilisers, chemicals and pesticides routinely used on non-organic farms.

5. GMO free

Genetically modified (GMO) crops and ingredients are banned under organic standards. Shoppers wanting to avoid GMO products may be surprised to know that over a million tons of GMO crops are imported each year to feed non-organic livestock, which in turn supply our supermarkets with pork, bacon, milk, cheese and other dairy products.

Simply make your own salad dressing...

Massaged salad dressing 
For any salad mixture of your choice, great on kale and hearty greens. 
1/3 cup olive oil
1/4 tsp salt, 1 clove garlic, crushed 
 1 T fresh ginger, crushed 
1T light Tamari
1/2 cup water
pinch cayenne 
Massage this dressing on any salad greens. This can be left on over night or served right away. 

November 26, 2012

Creative with CILANTRO!

Fresh & Simple...

Cilantro Lime rice



  • 1 cup long-grain white rice
  • Coarse salt
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove


  1. In a medium saucepan, bring 1 1/2 cups water to a boil. Add rice and 1/4 teaspoon salt; cover, and reduce to a simmer. Cook until water is absorbed and rice is just tender, 16 to 18 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a blender, combine cilantro, lime juice, oil, garlic, and 2 tablespoons water; blend until smooth. Stir into cooked rice, and fluff with a fork.

November 12, 2012

Get prepped for

                             What's fresh this week (THANKSGIVING)! 
                         Nov. 18-24, 2012  - Thanksgiving week       

We will provide recipes for all produce for  
    Thanksgiving week on Nov 16th email! 

All Organic Mixed Vegetable & Fruit share:       
Garnet sweet potatoes, Romano beans (like Italian flat beans!),white button mushrooms, fresh herb bouquet of Thyme, sage and Rosemary,
Heirloom lettuce, Romain lettuce, Heirloom cherry tomatoes, celery,carrots with tops, Russet potatoes, Winesap apples, Golden sweet tangelos,Red Bartlett pears
and of coarse fresh cranberries!

(We figure each box will serve 3 people for dinner a dessert...please plan accordingly!
Also remember, when you order the large size MIXED box you get 2 
of the Standard Mixed size - and 10$ off!) 
Southeast local produce this week: Fresh Herbs, Heirloom lettuce,
Heirloom tomatoes and Garnett sweet potatoes! 

All organic Fruit share:    
Pink Lady apples, Winesap apples, Golden sweet tangelos,
Red Bartlett pears,  fresh cranberries, a Pineapple and Bananas! 

All organic JUICING share:    
Cranberries, Pineapple, juicing carrots, ginger, red beets,  
celery, green kale, Romaine lettuce, cucumbers, Lemons,
Winesap apples and Black Arkansas apples!

Holiday organic & raw snacking!

Holiday Nut Pack special!
 (Holiday special:  $5.00 off  the "Pack" when your order together!)  
Great variety of raw & organic nuts and berries for the holidays! Make trails mixes, place out nuts for nibbling before meals or incorporated these into your favorite dishes and salads. 
Includes organic & raw (no roasting, salting or added flavorings)-
Pecans, dried Cranberries, Macadamia nuts, Pumpkin seeds and pure organic maple sugar!  
Order online on our featured items page.

October 28, 2012

Lets J U I C E, organic and fresh!

All organic JUICING BOX:    

Green kale, juicing carrots, celery, green peppers, Romaine lettuce, cucumbers,
Granny Smith apples, Navel oranges, Ambrosia apples, lemons and a pie pumpkin!  
(Yes - juice that pie pumpkin!) 

OTV JUICING BOX   $ 48.00     Our Organic JUICE share is locally grown, U.S. grown and from select countries to allow for more varieties.  We adhere to strict USDA and International Organic
standards for every item.  

Juice for inner and outer Radiance

Raw juice is an excellent means toward inner and outer radiance while delivering vital nutrients the body craves.  It is not a fad or a diet, – as it can easily be added to any daily routine.  Raw juice is significantly more nourishing for the body than packaged juice because the nutrients are highest within the first 48 to 72 hours of processing.

Give thanks!
And we thank you!

Preorder your fresh Heritage White Turkeys!Thanksgiving Turkey
These are raised locally in Trenton, Florida!
These turkeys are full breasted and fully pastured.
They are hormone and antibiotic free.
Only USDA approved grain fed.
The turkey are freshly frozen - only for the few weeks leading up to Thanksgiving. We will thaw these on ice so you will be able to pick up on the
WEDNESDAY before Thanksgiving - Nov. 21st!
These turk
eys will range in size from 12 - 26 pounds each.
Price per pound is $6.50. 
(If you are checking - you will see our local pricing is a great value compared to other comparable turkeys on Local for instance! Plus
 no shipping fees! )

Please let us know the approximate pounds you are looking for and
we will try and accommodate your request as closely as we can!
We will bill according to the ACTUAL turkey you receive. 
We will bill a deposit of $ 25.00 when you place your order and the remainder will bill on Thanksgiving
fall leavesweek.

Turkeys are pre-order and in limited supply.

Last day for us to receive your order is
to get your Turkey reserved!
OR CALL US 850-374-2181

Yes - of course! Off the Vine will have all the organic traditional vegetables
and fruits to complete your Thanksgiving meal!
Contact us by email @
                                           or give us a call 850-374-2181

October 8, 2012

Homemade Raw Caramel Apple Dip,
Its fall!

Hello all  :)
Fall is here,
and that means APPLES! Organic fresh apples falling off trees and into your homes.
OTV wants to know your favorite apple recipes, 
please send pictures and or post them on our Facebook page!
We are excited to what you have to share :)
Here is a recipe for a coconut carmel apple, simple to make and a fun treat for kids,adults and YOU!
Homemade Raw Caramel Apple Dip
1 cup raw cashews
1 cup medjool dates, pitted (about 8 to 10 dates)
1/4 cup organic honey (or less, to taste)
2 teaspoons vanilla
pinch sea salt
To make RAW – place the cashews into a small bowl and cover with water.
 Let soak at room temperature for about 2 to 3 hours.
Place the pitted dates into a separate small bowl and cover with water.
 Let soak for about 2 to 3 hours. Drain and Rinse nuts and dates (save the date water)
Place cashews into a blender along with the dates, honey, vanilla and salt.
 Add about 6 to 8 tablespoons of the date soaking water and blend. Blend until smooth, scrape down the sides as needed. Scoop out into small bowls and serve with fresh sliced Fall Apples.

October 5, 2012

ask about our "Good Neighbor Plan"

Apply to become an OTV "Good Neighbor Plan" or Branch Manager.
Simply call us and we'll help your local community receive fresh Organic produce!
Call: 850-374-2181
Easy to do - the minimum order amount needed to form a 'GNP' is 6 boxes!
This works great for neighborhoods, offices and healthy food groups looking for organic produce each week!
Share organic with your community :)



September 25, 2012

Cheers to GREEN JUICE!
Your body and energy will thank you :)

Did you know about the OTV juicing box? 
all Organic juices, fresh and simply energizing! 
This weeks all organic OTV JUICING BOX: 
Juicing carrots, celery, basil, green kale, cucumbers, bok choy, Gala apples, black grapes, Ruby grapefruits and lemon
Click here to order-
On the go? Have busy children? You can still get your GREENS in :) 
FRESH greens- on the go J U I C E!  
1 cucumber
3 stalks of celery 
handful of kale 
2 apples

store this in a mason jar, tighten the lid and YOU ARE ON YOUR WAY!

September 12, 2012

Live, Learn and taste,
Raw Energy Class!

RAW ENERGY - Organic & Raw Food 
 Gazpachos & Soups - Salads & Slaws
When: Thursday September 13, 2012 6:00 - 8:00 pm 
Where: Kitchenique- 36150 Emerald Coast Parkway  Destin, FL 32541
(850) 837-0432
Shana Wolf, Owner of Off the Vine Organic Produce Company, explores healthy eating and the benefits that comes with this lifestyle. With this first class in the Fall 3 series at Kitchenique, Shana will turn fresh, local and organic produce into salads and gazpachos while maximizing nutrition and taste. Enjoy smooth soup bases with chunky toppings that add texture and visual color to food presentations you can also do at home. Pair up leafy greens, vegetables, fruits and nuts plus freshly made dressings to enhance the wonderful varieties of organic produce.
Items on menu: Chunky Tomato Gazpacho, Home style Minestrone Soup, Wilted Spinach Salad and a Cabbage & Kale slaw

September 10, 2012

New pick up Locations!
Welcome to OTV!

                       OTV Now serving... ALABAMA                          








Congrats to a Healthy   Alabama!

Please call OTV at 850-374-2181 to order.  

Good Neighbor Plan,
eat organic with friends & family!

Join our OTV Good Neighbor Plans!
We are here to help you receive fresh organic produce! Join our Good Neighbor Plan family!  To become an OTV "GNP" pick up location simply call us and we'll set you up! This allow us to get more organic produce to folks that are out of our delivery areas by utilizing a central drop spot.  Easy to do - the minimum order amount needed to form a GNP is 4 boxes! This works great for close neighborhoods, offices and healthy food groups looking for organic produce each week! Join our Good Neighbor Plan family!  
Our service is all about quality produce and great customer service! We can easily form your Good Neighbor Plan with you and get you going. 

  • All you need is 4 boxes each weekly order and your produce will come to you.We will need to determine a location for our drop off which will take in multiple boxes.  
  • In some cases the Good Neighbor Host will meet us to receive their boxes and take them back to their area. In other cases we may be able to reach outside our delivery areas to reach the Host. 
  • The Good Neighborhood Plan host will set a specific time to pick up at the selected location.   All boxes will need to be picked up or delivered by the Host within a 4 hour time frame from when the boxes are received by the Host.
  • The Host will receive points towards free produce according to the number of boxes taken in each month!  The Host can then spend those points on ANYTHING that Off the Vine offers on our website.
  • A great way to spend minimum hours each week to feed your family fresh organic produce!
Sign up today and start eating fresh organic produce with Off the Vine!

Never too late to start JUICING!

Each OTV J U I C I N G BOX is is intended to make 10-12 glasses of juice for either one or two users a week. 
Usage will vary by person. 
Enough to enhance your regular organic eating habits and help to incorporate juicing into your everyday diet. 
You will receive quantity with each item and look for our seasonal
 selection to change every 2 weeks.  
Each box will contain a variety of about 9-11 produce items each week -
all organic and all intended for juicing! 
Email us at or 
call us @ 850-374-2181.  
We are glad to help!

Why juice....?

  1. Juicing helps you absorb all the nutrients from the vegetables. This is important because most of us have impaired digestion as a result of making less-than-optimal food choices over many years. This limits your body's ability to absorb all the nutrients from the vegetables. Juicing will help to "pre-digest" them for you, so you will receive most of the nutrition.
  2. Juicing allows you to consume an optimal amount of vegetables in an efficient manner. Some people may find eating that many vegetables difficult, but it can be easily accomplished with a quick glass of vegetable juice.
  3. You can add a wider variety of vegetables in your diet. Many people eat the same vegetable salads every day. This violates the principle of regular food rotation and increases your chance of developing an allergy to a certain food. But with juicing, you can juice a wide variety of vegetables that you may not normally enjoy eating whole.

May 15, 2012

Celebrate 10 years with OTV!

Register to win!  
One lucky person or family will win a year of free organic produce 
- that's farm fresh Organic fruits and vegetables for a full year!  
We are so excited to share our Birthday with you! 

Sweet peaches!

Sweet summer peaches in bulk!
Want MORE peaches and Nectarines from South Carolina? Perfect to start off the Summer and to put away by jarring or freezing
Order" bulk" Peaches and Nectarines THIS WEEK ONLY!May 16th - Wednesday delivery. Limited areas. 
Peaches 60 count for 46.00
Nectarines 62 count for 46.00
Please email or call us to place this order!
850-374-2181 or email:

Peach fun fact!
The term, “you’re a real peach” originated from the 
tradition of giving a peach to the friend you liked.

April 30, 2012

Raw living food!

Fettuccini squash noodles in Alfredo sauce   
Noodles 4 zucchini squash       Use a Spiralizer or mandolin to create noodles.
Garlic Cashew Aioli                                       Juice of 1 lemon, about 2 tablespoons
2 cups cashews                                              3 stalks celery, coarsely chopped
1/8 yellow onion, about 2 tablespoons            2 tablespoons thyme leaves          
2 cloves garlic                                                 ½ cup water, as needed
Blend lemon juice, cashews, onion, thyme, and garlic until smooth and creamy. Add water only as needed. Will keep in for three days in the fridge.

Angel-hair squash noodles in sun-dried tomato marinara
Makes 4 servings    Noodles 4 zucchini squash
2 cups tomatoes, chopped                                         1 clove garlic
½ cup fresh basil leaves, loosely packed                  ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
Juice of ½ lemon or lime, about 1 tablespoon          1 teaspoon pitted dates
1 teaspoon oregano, fresh or dried                           ½ teaspoon of rosemary, fresh or 
1 teaspoon of sea salt                                                3 tablespoons sun dried tomatoes
Blend fresh tomatoes, garlic, basil, olive oil, lemon juice, dates, oregano, rosemary, and salt until smooth. Add the sun-dried tomatoes and blend until mixed well. The sun-dried tomatoes will absorb excess moisture and make your marinara thicker. Will keep in fridge for two days.
To make noodles, cut off the tops and bottoms of each squash, and then cut in half. Use your spiralizer to make your squash into angel-hair noodles. Toss your angel-hair pasta noodles with marinara. Serve immediately, as it will begin to release water. Store squash noodles and marinara separately to keep for a few days in the fridge. 

April 23, 2012

Thank you for supporting Organic farms.

Reasons to support organic products

Reduce The Toxic Load.  Keep Chemicals Out of the Air, Water, Soil and our bodies.  Buying organic food promotes a less toxic environment for all living things. With only 0.5 percent of crop and pasture land in organic, according to USDA that leaves  99.5 percent of farm acres in the U.S. at risk of exposure to toxious agricultural chemicals.

Reduce if Not Eliminate Off Farm Pollution.  Industrial agriculture doesn’t singularly pollute farmland and farm workers; it also wreaks havoc on the environment downstream. Pesticide drift affects non-farm communities with odorless and invisible poisons. Synthetic fertilizer drifting downstream is the main culprit for dead zones in delicate ocean environments, such as the Gulf of Mexico, where its dead zone is now larger than 22,000 square kilometers, an area larger than New Jersey.

Protect Future Generations.  Before a mother first nurses her newborn, the toxic risk from pesticides has already begun. Studies show that infants are exposed to hundreds of harmful chemicals in utero. In fact, our nation is now reaping the results of four generations of exposure to agricultural and industrial chemicals, whose safety was deemed on adult tolerance levels, not on children’s. According to the National Academy of Science, “neurologic and behavioral effects may result from low-level exposure to pesticides.” Numerous studies show that pesticides can adversely affect the nervous system, increase the risk of cancer, and decrease fertility.
Build Healthy Soil.  Mono-cropping and chemical fertilizer dependency has taken a toll with a loss of top soil estimated at a cost of $40 billion per year in the U.S., according to David Pimental of Cornell University. Add to this an equally disturbing loss of micro nutrients and minerals in fruits and vegetables. Feeding the soil with organic matter instead of ammonia and other synthetic fertilizers has proven to increase nutrients in produce, with higher levels of vitamins and minerals found in organic food, according to the 2005 study, “Elevating Antioxidant levels in food through organic farming and food processing,”
Organic Center State of Science Review.
Taste Better and Truer Flavor.  Scientists now know what we eaters have known all along: organic food often tastes better. It makes sense that strawberries taste yummier when raised in harmony with nature, but researchers at WashingtonState University just proved this as fact in lab taste trials where the organic berries were consistently judgedas sweeter. Plus, new research verifies that some organic produce is often lower in nitrates and higher in antioxidants than conventional food.
Assist Family Farmers of all Sizes.  According to Organic Farming Research Foundation, as of 2006 there are approximately 10,000 certified organic producers in the U.S. compared to 2500 to 3,000 tracked in1994. Measured against the two million farms estimated in the U.S. today, organic is still tiny. Family farms that are certified organic farms have a double economic benefit: they are profitable and they farm in harmony with their surrounding environment. Whether the farm is a 4-acre orchard or a 4,000-acre wheat farm, organic is a beneficial practice that is genuinely family-friendly.
Avoid Hasty and Poor Science in Your Food.  Cloned food, GMOs, and rBGH. Oh my! Interesting how swiftly these food technologies were rushed to market, when organic fought for 13 years to become federal law. Eleven years ago, genetically modified food was not part of our food supply; today an astounding 30 percent of our cropland is planted in GMOs. Organic is the only de facto seal of reassurance against these and other modern, lab-produced additions to our food supply, and the only food term with built in inspections and federal regulatory teeth.

Eating with a Sense of Place.
As best said by Aldo Leopold,
Promote Biodiversity.  Visit an organic farm and you’ll notice something: a buzz of animal, bird and insect activity. These organic oases are thriving, diverse habitats. Native plants, birds and hawks return usually after the first season of organic practices; beneficial insects allow for a greater balance, and indigenous animals find these farms a safe haven. 

An organic farm is the equivalent of reforestation.
Celebrate the Culture of Agriculture.  Food is a ‘language’ spoken in every culture. Making this language organic allows for an important cultural revolution whereby diversity and biodiversity are embraced and chemical toxins and environmental harm are radically reduced, if not eliminated. The simple act of saving one heirloom seed from extinction, for example, is an act of biological and cultural conservation. Organic is not necessarily the most efficient farming system in the short run. It is slower, harder, more complex and more labor-intensive. But for the sake of culture everywhere, from permaculture to human culture, organic should be celebrated at every table.
 Every Choice matters.  Choose organic produce.
  Whether it is local fruit, grains or artisan cheese, organic can demonstrate a reverence for the land and its people. No matter the zip code, organic has proven to use less energy (on average, about 30 percent less), is beneficial to soil,water and local habitat, and is safer for the people who harvest our food. Eat more seasonably by supporting your local farmers while also supporting a global organic economy year round.