Yes on Prop 37 Giveaway: Alvarado St. Bakery Sprouted Bread – $285 Value

by Ann Marie Michaels on October 5, 2012

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I can’t tell you how honored and proud I am to feature this giveaway on my blog. Not only is labeling genetically modified foods (GMOs) the most critical issue facing facing the environment and the organic food movement today, but I also just love Alvarado St. Bakery.

I’ve been eating Alvarado Street Bakery Sprouted Bread for 25 years. OK, ahem, yes I know that dates me.

I was just out of high school, working as a nanny in San Francisco. Someone made me the most delicious avocado-cheese-tomato-sprouts sandwich on Alvarado Street Sprouted Bread. It was the first time I had ever tasted sprouted bread.

I fell in love… and I’ve been eating it ever since.

We buy a loaf of Alvarado Street Bakery every week.

Sprouted bread is much better for you than regular storebought bread. It’s made from whole grains, and it’s sprouted. And Alvarado St. Bakery Bread is organic.

Alvarado St. Bakery Organic Sprouted Bread

Yes on Prop 37 Giveaway: Alvarado St. Bakery Sprouted Bread – $285 Value

For over three decades, Alvarado St. Bakery has been a leader in the organic farming movement. They’re the oldest and largest cooperatively owned certified organic bakery. And did I mention they are solar-powered? Yeah, how cool is that?

Right now, organic is under attack in this country. Our only hope for getting genetically modified (GMO) foods labeled is happening RIGHT NOW in California. Next month, California voters are getting the chance to vote to label GMOs. The initiative is called Proposition 37.

Unfortunately, but not surprisingly, the opposition (Monsanto, Dupont, et al) have raised over $20 million to try to sway Californians to vote no on Prop 37.

We need to raise money to tell the truth about the dangers of GMOs — on TV commercials, billboards, etc. — and get Californians out on November 6th to VOTE YES on PROP 37.

Giveaway: Alvarado St. Bakery Sprouted Bread – $285 Value

To help raise funds for Yes on Prop 37, Alvarado St. Bakery has generously donated 10 packs of coupons for their bread.

Each winner will receive a pack of coupons for Alvarado St. Bakery bread, valued at $22.45. There will be 10 winners. The coupons can be used anywhere in the U.S.

There will also be 1 bonus winner who will receive, in addition to a pack of coupons, a tie-dyed Alvarado Street Bakery t-shirt (value $60).

Check out this awesome t-shirt:

I’m so envious of the lucky winner! This shirt reminds me of the good old days in college, when I used to live in San Francisco usher for the Grateful Dead.

Yes on Prop 37

How to Enter to Win

All you have to do is use the Rafflecopter widget below and (1) Sign up for my weekly newsletter (or send in a postcard — see official rules for details) and (2) Make a voluntary donation to Yes on Prop 37 (or comment below about why you support Prop 37).

You don’t have to donate to win — this is voluntary — but hopefully you’ll find a way to donate something! I just donated $100 (and this is not my first donation). Even if you can only donate $10, every little bit helps!

You can get more entries by sharing on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

PLEASE NOTE: This sweepstakes is open to US residents only; residents of Florida, New York or Rhode Island are not eligible.

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Good Luck!

Good luck, everyone! And thank you for donating what you can to this important initiative, and for sharing this giveaway!

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{ 29 comments… read them below or add one }

j October 5, 2012 at 3:37 PM

its essential to have it labeled so people can start to understand that its even there which will lead to asking questions. its step 1.


Debbie E. October 5, 2012 at 3:57 PM

Yes on Prop 37 because we all have a right to know how the food we put in our bodies has been handled. So important! Yes a rockin T shirt this is!


Sheila October 5, 2012 at 5:12 PM

Freedom is the right to know and to choose. Monsanto and the GMO industry subvert that freedom to choose what we put in our body with the covert manner in which they drop GMOs in our food system. That is one reason I support this law. The short version. :-)


Jessica October 5, 2012 at 5:20 PM

I support Prop. 37 because we have a right to know what is in our food. America is falling far behind the rest of the world in this aspect. I pray it passes!


Laura October 5, 2012 at 6:18 PM

Prop 37 is life-giving.

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Rhonda R October 5, 2012 at 6:36 PM

I most definitely support Prop 37 because I believe in truth in labeling. Once an item has been modified in any way from the way nature intended it, it needs to be labeled so I can make an informed decision. I am getting all my friends and family in CA to vote for labeling too!


Karen Elpant October 6, 2012 at 3:17 AM

Anne Marie, I bought this bread before and enjoyed the taste and texture but then read on the ingredients label that they use soy lecithin… I avoid soy in all its forms. Period. I checked out all the other bread varieties and they all have soy lecithin in them too so sadly I stopped buying this brand… So do they use non-GMO soy? (not that that would change my mind into buying it again) but I’m just confused as to why they are supporting Prop. 37 if they use soy in the first place as there is plenty of research that shows soy is unhealthy for so many reasons.

Can you shed some light on this???


Dan T. October 6, 2012 at 3:54 AM

We ought to know what’s in our food, so we can make our own choices without being subject to this kind of subterfuge.


Beth October 6, 2012 at 7:17 AM

I support Prop 37 because it’s not about regulation – it’s about information! We have a right to know what we are putting into our own bodies.


Candace October 6, 2012 at 8:26 AM

I support Prop 37 because we have a right to know if or if not harmful ingredients are in our foods.


Rachel J October 6, 2012 at 8:44 AM

Prop 37 is critical because if the right to know what’s in our food is stopped in California the rest of the country is likely to follow down the same scary path.


Rich October 6, 2012 at 9:17 AM

My heart is with this proposition and I wish it weren’t so poorly written. I would love nothing more than to expose the fact that GMO’s are used on a label. However, I cannot support it because it does nothing but create more legal crap. There are too many exemptions!
Exempts foods that are: certified organic; unintentionally produced with genetically engineered material; made from animals fed or injected with genetically engineered material but not genetically engineered themselves; processed with or containing only small amounts of genetically engineered ingredients; administered for treatment of medical conditions; sold for immediate consumption such as in a restaurant; or alcoholic beverages.”

Ooops? I didn’t know, so therefore I’m exempt? How will this play out?

Also, this does nothing for the already deceptive labels like “Spices” and “Natural Flavors”

these props need to target specific items or they will be exploited by the corrupt lawyers and legislature. believe me, there are way too many loopholes in this prop. Come up with a very straightforward way of truth in labeling and I’m for it.


cheeseslave October 6, 2012 at 9:20 AM


Progress not perfection!


Patricia Graefe October 6, 2012 at 6:41 PM

@Rich, you make brilliant points. I guess the first step is to get the public at large educated as to what they are eating and then, once there is more outrage, get well spoken people (such as yourself?) to help write a proposition that would satisfy us.


Lela Thorne October 6, 2012 at 9:23 AM

We deserve to know which foods have GMOs!


Ceej P October 6, 2012 at 10:46 AM

I support prop 37 because it gives me hope that i can make safer choices for my children. Progress makes me hopeful.


Mia October 6, 2012 at 12:29 PM

We have the right to know where our food comes from & what’s in it. That’s why I’m voting YES! :)


Patricia Graefe October 6, 2012 at 6:36 PM

I am not able to donate financially, but I will donate my time to make sure that this issue gets as much social media “face-time” as I can manage. I think it is massively important to understand how little we know about the long term effects of the GMO’s and their risk to our health. Letting people know and make that choice is one more way that we can, in the long run, reduce the amount of illness in this country.


bunkie October 7, 2012 at 9:16 AM

voting yes on prop 37 is very important. hopefully california will lead the way for all the other states!


Cindi October 7, 2012 at 3:23 PM

This should have been passed long before now. Thank goodness
for people like you and the beliefs you hold steadfast for!
Many thanks, Cindi


Sarah DJ October 8, 2012 at 3:43 PM

We have the right to know if our foods contain GMO!


Tiffany October 9, 2012 at 12:43 PM

I totally support labeling GMO’s because i have every right to know what is in my food. Also on a side note I love this bread and it is the only bread I buy!


Heather S. October 9, 2012 at 2:33 PM

I support Prop 37 because I firmly believe we have a RIGHT to choose what we put into our bodies. We have a RIGHT to be aware of what we are purchasing, and I am tired of companies hiding that from us.


Jackie October 10, 2012 at 2:24 PM

is the soy in the products fermented properly? I have been buying this bread as well and realised that its in there!


Eileen October 11, 2012 at 6:24 AM

I support Prop 37 and hope it passes.


Dixie October 11, 2012 at 7:41 AM

Just eat real food.


C October 11, 2012 at 10:04 AM

I just started eating sprouted bread a year ago and now I can never go back, it’s delicious. I have not yet tried this brand but now I am intrigued!


Angela October 11, 2012 at 1:26 PM

GMO’s are so dangerous. Yes to Prop 37!


Laura C. October 11, 2012 at 7:09 PM

It is sad to me that there is even a need for GMO labeling but because there is, I think it is important that we have GMO labeling so that we can become informed consumers. It is time for America to stop hiding what’s in our food!!!


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