STRONG ROOTS

Mad cow disease may be on the minds of many mainstream supermarketers and beef industry executives, but for purveyors of organic products, such as New Leaf Community Markets, it's been a non-issue -- and will stay that way.Beef sales at New Leaf's five locations, where everything is organic or natural, have skyrocketed in the past couple of years, increasing by 15% in the past year alone."We are breaking

Mad cow disease may be on the minds of many mainstream supermarketers and beef industry executives, but for purveyors of organic products, such as New Leaf Community Markets, it's been a non-issue -- and will stay that way.

Beef sales at New Leaf's five locations, where everything is organic or natural, have skyrocketed in the past couple of years, increasing by 15% in the past year alone.

"We are breaking the mold for growth in beef sales," said Sarah Miles, director of marke

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