Many people love nothing more than to don green clothing and jewelry, wear shamrock-shaped pins and glasses, and take to the streets on a typical St. Patrick's Day. While things may seem to be a little different this year, that doesn't mean you can't still celebrate.
Indeed, the Irish event seems tailor-made for us at Timeless because we're all about the color green - literally and figuratively. Just look at the color of our some of our lentils!
Our green lentils
Just an FYI, lentils are some of the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet because they are chock full of fiber and protein. They date back to over 8000 years BC and are often found at archeological sites in the Middle East! That's some serious staying power.
Our Organic French Green Lentils hold their shape well and provide an excellent earthy taste to your dishes. Why not toss them with olive oil and herbs for an easy side dish? You can also replace the meat in your dish with these legumes -- vegan lasagna anyone?
But before you start planning your next meal, don't forget about our Organic Green Lentils. Used for everything from burgers to stews, they are undoubtedly the swiss-army knife of the lentil world. Their flattened lens-like shape also makes them the perfect candidate for your favorite Indian restaurant's signature dahl.
So, there we have it: two kinds of green lentils for you to try this St. Patrick's Day. Why not go double green and try both?
Our green values
Of course, when people talk about going green, they're really talking about measures to protect the environment. This happens to be our bread and butter. We are firm believers in agriculture as a blueprint for long-term sustainability. Here are some ways in which we are “green” year-round, and not just on March 17th!
Less energy use: Ever hear of a food mile? This is the distance that food travels from where it is produced to where you, the customer, buy or consume it. How much of the food you eat today was grown locally? How much of it flies across the globe before hitting your plate? The more food miles food has, the less nutritious it is and the less environmentally desirable it is. Timeless uses environmentally friendly production methods, packaging, and transportation to ensure your food travels the fewest possible food-miles before it hits your plate.
Less packaging waste: We generate an average of 4.3 pounds of waste per person per day in the United States. This number is nearly double what it was in the early 1960s, and it is nearly double what it is now in Japan. From paper to packaging, we do our best to reduce, reuse, and recycle waste. This helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions and the environmental health threats presented by industrial waste streams.
Organic farming practices: As you might expect, we enthusiastically promote organic farming practices. That's why we don't use synthetic pesticides, fertilizers, herbicides, or fumigants on our crops, and our products are free of genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
A commitment to social responsibility: Nothing means more to us delivering healthful food that is minimally processed. It's been our goal since Timeless was first started back in 1987, and we will continue to do business by this way long into the future.
We'll undoubtedly be wearing green this St. Patrick’s Day, but we'll also be working, thinking, and eating green too!