This is a beautiful freezine available at organic grocery stores, such as Choices. If you can’t find one, you can check it out online. Their website has a blog, tons of recipes, and features on local cafes and restaurants. If you don’t live in Vancouver, you can check out http://www.ediblecommunities.com to find your local publication.
As from a designer’s perspective, the minimal and simple layout approach is very pleasing when most magazines tries to cram stuff on every inch of the page. The paper is matte (meaning not glossy), but heavier than the usual magazine paper which gives it of a more higher-end feel. It also brings out the colours a lot more nicely, and since there are many great photos in the magazine, they definitely know their printing. Their cover usually features a very close up of food which is beautifully taken. I love the cropping, the colours and the design elements of the food they try to capture.
If you’re really into organic-eating, then you must check this magazine out. It’s got a lot of information on local stuff to eat and live a healthier lifestyle. If you’re not much into organic stuff yet, but you’re a designer, or someone who appreciates things that are nicely designed, this is a good magazine to look through!