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GOLD MINE NATURAL FOOD CO. -- Macrobiotic, Organic and Earthwise Products for You and Your Home

3419 HANCOCK STREET SAN DIEGO, CA 92110-4307 Order Line: 800-475-FOOD (3663) Fax Order: 619-296-9756 Customer Service: 619-296-8536


Welcome to our catalog! It's always exciting to come out with a new catalog because we know how much you appreciate what we're doing here at Gold Mine. We love our work! It's thrilling to provide you with the best quality, organically grown, environmentally responsible products available. We continue to support farmers to grow organically and encourage biodiversity. We're proud to offer more heirloom quality grains, beans, and seeds as they become available.

We invite you to discover a veritable gold mine of culinary treasures: handmade, homemade, and traditional foods that nurture not only your body, but also your spirit. Variety is important in every aspect of nutrition, so we bring you the highest quality organic and macrobiotic products from around the world. Whether you're brand new to organics and healthier eating, or whether you're a strict vegetarian or a long-time macrobiotic cook, you'll find products that can make your diet a healthier one.

Beyond good food, the right cookware and utensils can ensure that you obtain the maximum nutritional value from your cooking, as well as not add anything harmful in the process. To further enhance your natural lifestyle, our personal care and household items are selected to meet your high standards for quality, as well as our commitment to products that are environmentally friendly.

Wishing you and your family health and happiness!

-Jean Richardson President

Gold Mine Honored for Waste Reduction Practices

Gold Mine has been chosen to receive an award from the State of California for providing leadership in its recycling efforts. To receive the Waste Reduction Award from the Integrated Waste Management Board, Gold Mine has practiced outstanding re-use and recycling methods. I.W.M.B. Chairman Jesse Huff said the honored companies had "proven that waste reduction makes good business sense, cause it increases efficiency of resources" while reducing costs.


Founded by George and Lima Ohsawa more than 30 years ago, Ohsawa products are recognized as the standard of excellence in traditional macrobiotic foods. The macrobiotic diet is based on the use of whole cereal grains, beans, fresh local vegetables and fruits, sea vegetables, and other whole, natural foods. It is low in fat and high in complex carbohydrates and fiber, much like the U.S.D.A. Food Pyramid. Ohsawa products are grown and processed without the use of chemicals, chemical fertilizers, or pesticides. Only quality organic ingredients and careful hand labor using traditional methods are used to make Ohsawa products. Most of the Ohsawa suppliers are small, family-run businesses that have been producing top-quality products in traditional, natural ways for generations.

Gold Mine is the exclusive import agent of genuine Ohsawa brand products; you can find the full line of Ohsawa products only at Gold Mine.

"Certified Organic" Means Quality You Can Trust

Gold Mine is a member of the Organic Crop Improvement Association and has been inspected and certified by O.C.I.A. International as a processor and trader of organic foods. Products in the Gold Mine catalog described as organic have been grown and processed in a manner that meets or exceeds the requirements of the California Organic Foods Act of 1990. This means that you can be assured of quality standards, from pre-planting soil conditions, to harvest, storage, and shipping to your door.

Gold Mine is also a member of the National Nutritional Foods Association, dedicated to promoting optimum health, supporting consumer rights, protecting the environment, and operating business in a truthful and ethical manner.