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    a juggernaut of marketing acumen and a fearsome doyenne of the domestic we have to admit her magazine is the Ultimate guilty pleasure The recent 100th issue features a pleasingly simple assortment of delicate hellebores on the cover and the visual language of the magazine evokes an oasis of restful good taste If you can overlook all the advertising you ll find that the recipes are much simpler than you d think even I could make the rice pudding tarts with blood oranges and the articles often honor the values of simplicity Simplicity Meter It s a lovely magazine and there s no denying Martha s taste but there are a lot of ads and the reader is approached throughout as a consumer Nest Why did we pick this one Nest does not purport to offer the reader much in the way of simplicity yet we were drawn to its quirky die cut design and quasi nostalgic cover Edgy young and hip Nest s philosophy can best be summed up by the text of one of its many ads The Whitney Biennial is coming Carry your ass over there It should be good See art by the young and the hung We liked the Chris Ware comic in back Dan Savage s article on Amsterdam s Black Tulip Hotel which caters to a strictly gay S M crowd and the article on the thrift store digs of Dolores Deluxe and Vince Peranio longtime associates of John Waters There was even a piece on an austere Paris apartment encased floor to ceiling in white resin furnished by nothing but a sofa and two chairs made of clear PVC and cushion springs Very simple But very self consciously hip Simplicity Meter But four stars for originality Check it out anyway Natural Home This is overall a solid little publishing product containing articles on the building of a natural New Mexico home on the renovation of a farmhouse for a chemically sensitive woman on choosing locally grown eggs and on how to plant trees and ground cover to minimize energy costs The writers and editors are well versed in sustainable living practices and we even learned a new term baubiologie or the practice of incorporating a breathing wall into a home The one thing we didn t like was a section of articles early in the magazine that read more like ads basically an assortment of like minded products much like Oprah s O List But overall we appreciated Natural Home s strong book review section the emphasis on only accepting ads from reputable natural living companies and its text heavy content Simplicity Meter These folks know what they re doing and it shows This is an attractive publication for people who are serious about building and living in natural homes Simply Irresistible MaryJanesFarm In our search for good magazines espousing the values of simplicity one was a particularly serendipitous find A quick glance at the pages of MaryJanesFarm showed that this magazine

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  • MaryJanesFarm | News and Awards
    in on the organic trend because there is a profit to be made she said They saw this market was growing and they moved on it with the vengance of a big corporation she said In the first year of the Idaho organic program 11 applicants sought certification for 750 acres Last year more than 170 applied to the program and the number of acres in organic production jumped to about 100 000 Nationwide more than 1 3 million acres are under organic production according to the U S Department of Agriculture s Economic Research Service It s definitely increasing said Dani Vargas produce manager of the Moscow Food Co op in Moscow The co op which sells about 20 000 worth of produce a month saw a 37 percent increase in produce sales last year Vargas said she has seen an increase in demand as well as the availability of organic foods Idaho s primary organic products are apples barley beans carrots herbs lettuce peaches potatoes squash wheat wild rice alfalfa milk and beef Butters was part of the advisory group that developed Idaho s organic standards which she said are among the highest in the nation Those of us who started the organic movement from a grassroots level will have to remain vigilant to see that the standards remain high Butters said To be certified organic produce must be grown in soil that has been free of chemical fertilizers pesticides antibiotics or other synthetic materials for at least three years prior to harvest Organic growers in Idaho and other states have been certified by private and governmental agencies since 1990 By October the various certifying agencies including the Idaho Department of Agriculture must meet national organic standards which were put in place last year Also this year growers

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    ago he turned to organic farming and he isn t turning back The profitability is what got me started Jones said But now it s more of a philosophical approach and the belief that you don t need all the agri business inputs to grow healthy crops Like their mainstream competitors organic crops are subject to price fluctuations but for the most part Jones who also chairs the state s Organic Food Advisory Council said his organic offerings still fetch a higher price than crops grown with chemicals This year a 50 pound box of his organic fresh potatoes fetched 24 to 28 about twice the price of its non organic counterparts Although he s enjoying good prices now Jones said organic growers always walk a fine line between supply and demand At the moment organic potatoes represent only about 1 percent of the total potato market With such a small percentage of demand Jones worries that the growing interest among farmers could result in supply outstripping demand That would drive his prices down and wipe out profits Jones admits that growing organic crops can be a challenge In many cases he said it costs more to grow organic crops than non organic crops But even in those cases he sees advantages Organic onions are a good example Onions are very prone to weeds and when you can t use chemicals to destroy them the only other method is manual labor Jones admits he s had tremendous labor costs raising onions but he said at least he knows his labor costs are staying in the community and creating jobs and not going to support out of state chemical companies Jones said he expects demand for organic products to grow and more farmers to give organic farming a try I think the hardest part about getting started is to have the courage to know you don t need it chemicals Jones said Joining the fold Julie Pipal a spokeswoman for the Idaho Department of Agriculture said her agency typically receive several calls a week from farmers wanting to try organic farming and become state certified State certification can be used to help market organic products It s a niche market and we want our organic producers to be successful so we try to work with them to find a place in the market Pipal said Sometimes those markets can be in a grower s back yard That is the way it worked for Butters and her company Butters helps other local organic farmers in the Palouse by buying their organic foods for her packaged products It was her purchase of a local organically grown garbanzo bean in 1989 that kick started her company In that year Butters was serving as president of the Palouse Clearwater Environmental Institute and was fighting a plan to spray pesticides to repel an invasion of Russian wheat aphids At one meeting on the issue she met Rod Repp a local farmer who had planted a variety

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    to 55 magazines She said the style of her own magazine was shaped by the shortcomings she found in other publications She wanted to provide a source of information about healthy living and cooking with organic foods but looked to avoid things like ads for 400 pointed high heel shoes MaryJanesFarm has no advertising It doesn t even sell subscriptions One year subscriptions are offered to customers who buy 50 worth of Paradise Farms organic foods From conversations she had with female customers over the years and comments from letters to the editor in many magazines Butters decided she knew what rural women wanted I thought let s all get together and discuss these things she said Butters praises Martha Stewart because she gave validity to what women like to do in their homes In the 1970s Butters became one of the first two female U S Forest Service wilderness rangers and the first female station guard at the Moose Creek Ranger Station in the Selway Bitterroot Wilderness area Butters said she wants to celebrate women s talents and strengths and the feminist movement notwithstanding those strengths often include a love of domesticity Butters founded the Palouse Clearwater Environmental Institute in 1986 She said she decided long ago that helping farmers convert to organic farming was preferable to criticizing or fighting them Her organic food line which includes about 60 dried products and fresh salad mix began with a falafel mix she developed in 1990 to create a market for a local farmer s organic garbanzo beans I grow organic foods but I also grow organic farmers she said Paradise Farms Organics products are sold by mail order and at the Moscow Food Co op and other health food stores across the country I think she s definitely a pioneer

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    and herbs The mixes are delicious nutritional alternatives to fast food and frozen dinners ready in 10 minutes or less Among her quick and easy offerings are Banana Spoon Bread Morning Frittatas Moroccan Blueberry Dessert Vegetable Couscous Ginger Sesame Pasta Campfire Chili and Corn Salsa I just have fun in my kitchen like any good cook remarks Mary Jane who created each and every recipe All ingredients are dried mixed packaged and distributed by MaryJanesFarm staff MaryJane a former environmental activist started her venture with a mission in mind she wanted to wean area farmers from using pesticides I knew if I wanted farmers here to grow organic I had to provide a market for their products to help them make that transition she explains Husband Nick Ogle a lifelong farmer shared her enthusiasm Organics would help bring stability and financial security back to the family farm The couple now works with a network of 20 farmers in the western United States And their own farm produces organic grains herbs and produce We all eat these mixes at home MaryJane says This is the food I wanted to have years ago when my children were young organic dried foods that

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    suggestions MaryJane offers in the magazine is her Tarte Tian I ve been cooking these tartes since MaryJane introduced me to her idea a few months ago They are just too cool Basically it s a quick but truly elegant way to cook an organic gourmet meal If you are making an entrée you start with chopped veggies and cheese and dinner stuff If you are making a dessert you start with chopped fruits coconut and other sweet stuff To make the tarte you saute the chopped stuff for a few minutes and then mix up one of MaryJane s breads for a lid or cover like making a cobbler You match the entrée veggies with a quick bread the Co op sells these too or you pick one of her dessert mixes if you are doing fruit The tarte cooks for 20 minutes and the veggies or fruit gets done and the bread cover gets done too You can serve the tarte either in the pan or upside down on a plate if are looking for a gourmet flair for the meal A much more detailed description of how to make the Tarte Tian is in the magazine Actually

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  • MaryJanesFarm | News and Awards
    Owyhee Plaza Hotel at Boise Billed as an evening to celebrate Idaho s progressive traditions the dinner is organized by United Vision for Idaho each year at the opening at the state Legislature The staff based in Boise and Moscow works with member organizations and activists to promote social economic and environmental justice The awards honor those who have dedicated their lives to promoting the same values said Jim Hansen executive director Butters has been an environmental leader first as a wilderness ranger and later as a founder of both the Palouse Clearwater Environmental Institute and Hanford Watch Now she is leading the way to a sustainable agricultural system in Idaho by creating a market for locally produced organic foods Butters sells 60 different foods from salsas and soups to breads and pasta entrees in retail stores and through phone orders and her Web site Founded in 1995 United Vision for Idaho s 21 members include the following organizations representing more than 50 000 people Boise Central Trades Labor Council Church Women United Council on Hispanic Education Hispanic Heritage Society Idaho Community Action Network Idaho Conservation League Idaho Education Association Idaho Head Start Association Idaho Hispanic Caucus Idaho Migrant Council

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    took it to the press I didn t exhale for a week Positive feedback has poured into her office and bookstores have requested magazine signings One notable feature of the first issue is Butters picture which graces the front inside and back covers Having her picture throughout the magazine helps to form a relationship with readers Butter says You can put a face to a name You can trust me Butters knows she is branding herself and says because there is a real person behind the picture it creates a bond with her customers In the business world that s worth a lot But Butters isn t taking the lead of Oprah and putting herself on the cover of every issue She sent one unsolicited copy of the magazine to the media mogul but has not heard back Along with Butters Moscow and the Palouse are highlighted often in the magazine Butters says she wants Moscow to become the nerve center for organic food in the country The magazine is her latest accomplishment but Butters says she has a list of ideas and projects to tackle These include an adopt an acre program for people to sponsor an acre of farmland if farmers promise not to use chemicals on the soil She wants to expand her Pay Dirt Farm School where people work on her farm in exchange for learning different work skills Despite her mountain of ideas and energy Butters knows not to expect too much too soon Change has humble beginnings she says She also knows failure is part of life and overcoming obstacles takes patience It s not that I haven t made a million mistakes and overdrawn my checking account a million times But my personality is such that I keep getting up Those who want to order a copy of the magazine may call 888 750 6004 Butters says she will not sell her mailing list or buy any others Readers can request copies sent to friends or family and Butters will include a sticky note in the magazine telling who asked the magazine be sent Life and times of MaryJane Butters Compiled by Elaine Williams 1953 Born in Ogden Utah 1953 to 1971 Gets her first lessons in gardening from her parents who grow fruit berries and vegetables They also raise chickens rabbits and ducks 1971 Shortly after graduating from high school Butters moves to Weippe as a Clearwater Potlatch Timber Protective Association fire watcher 1974 Completes a year long trade school in Ogden in carpentry 1976 Becomes the first female station guard at Moose Creek Ranger Station in the most remote Forest Service district in the continental United States in Idaho s Selway Bitterroot Wilderness Area 1986 Buys a five acre homestead at Paradise Ridge near Moscow Founds the Palouse Clearwater Environmental Institute to watchdog the Hanford Nuclear Reservation following the nuclear accident at Chernobyl 1986 to 1990 Serves as director of the Palouse Clearwater Environmental Institute Under her leadership the group s

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