We believe organic vegetable juice and organic sencha are the essence of life. We have a strong veggie attitude. Most of our produce is organic. Overall, we’re 60+ percent organic and working to improve this measurement.
Our meats are simple. We work to keep excessive processing to a minimum (no salami, pastrami, etc:). Our meats are natural but not organic. We believe in culinary simplicity over excessive kitchen work. High culinary is organic vegetable juice not how many ways pork can be processed.
Although local food in Colorado is growing; it’s far from sufficient for the vast majority of diets. Colorado is a semi-arid environment with pine trees to reflect the color green for about 6 months out of each year. The big-picture local movement began in the gardens of Eden found in California. We at Parsley consider California to be local and we support the Mexicans, and other peoples of the Earth. We consider every person to be local. Most buy-local organizing appears to be economic. Just more of the same; it’s all about the money and it’s all about Me.
We buy from more than 40 vendors, including King Soopers and Albertsons (great stores with great people selling great organic food). Most of our produce is bought from Growers Organics – a highly respected local distributor here in Denver. We buy miso and black sesame seeds from Pacific Mercantile. We buy rishi brand tea – organic and fair-trade. We buy from Costco and Sam’s Club to save money – efficiency is always a factor in every business. We buy from farmer’s markets too; we want the local farmer to succeed. We want more food to be grown here in Colorado so we built a garden on our roof-top. It’s crazy to ship so much water and food all around the planet.
Although recycling and composting will never replace downsizing and simplicity; we recycle and compost with Waste Farmers. There’s nothing green about most of the green talk. There’s nothing green about a second home in the Vail Valley made from recycled material. There’s nothing green about a golf-course; we destroy sacred space when we build golf courses along mountain valley rivers, along the seacoast, in the deserts, etc. Yoga creates sacred space.
We don’t believe in promotional deals, nor do we believe in pasting our logo on everything in sight. Nothing is free and everything has a cost to it. Advertising is generally a waste of time and money (not too mention, annoying and degrading). Most advertising is promotional bullshit aimed to separate the fool from his money.
The City of Denver, in order to build their empire, would also like to separate human souls from their money. So would Comcast, etc (fill-in large corporation here), etc. Public corporations in search of nothing but money are going to run their course and die off –sooner or later.
And when the City of Denver allows for cable companies to charge monopolistic fees and financially hinder the internet’s accessibility to a very large percentage of the general population – this is corporate welfare. Corporate welfare is always upside down and morally wrong.
We believe food service to be an honor! Thank you to our amazing customer base – independent, intelligent, caring souls.
And lastly, we believe in peace and good will towards man! Love is the answer (and we know that for sure).
Peace to all,
Open 11–5 pm, seven days
Delivery available on orders of $100 or more
Parsley is located on 11th and Cherokee
303 W. 11th Ave. Denver, CO 80204