Late breaking news! The Mustard Seed has opened a juice and smoothie bar. This is REALLY exciting news for our area. Find the Newport Mustard Seed Facebook page where the opening menu is posted. Mary Lou makes her own almond milk–only ingredients are water, almonds, and dates (who would have thought to keep it so simple? Certainly not the aseptic companies!) Take a jaunt out there–remember that they’re closed on weekends. You’ll find they walk their healthy talk!
MARCH 4. . . .THIS IS the time of year for excellent looking produce, and we have been seeing it, fresh and delicious as ever. On the latest price list, there appears to be a break in the prices of organic produce too. Hooray. . .
ORGANIC PRODUCE IN STOCK: lemons, pears, red potatoes, russets, garlic, ginger, onions, sweet potatoes, green cabbage, grapefruit, apples, red kale, avocados, pineapples.
ORGANIC PRODUCE ON ORDER:
WEDNESDAY: Everything Wheatgrass 4oz bags of wheatgrass, sunflower sprouts.
THURSDAY: baby spinach, carrots, broccoli, curly parsley
FRIDAY: apples, avocados, Valencia oranges, red beets, green cabbage, red cabbage, cauliflower, celery, kale, lettuce, parsnips, Yukon potatoes, slicer tomatoes, possibly more!
EXPECT MORE from Rabbit Food, and your expectations will be met! This week, expect more organic nuts, organic dried fruits, more frozen wild blueberries, more Ezekiel bread, more organic cottage cheese, organic hummus, organic oats, organic popcorn, organic bulk herbs and spices, organic teas, etc.
A GREAT IDEA! Judy came across a way to make totes. . . .
. . .with used supermarket plastic bags. Isn’t this pretty? And JUST what you should have a couple of when you come to Rabbit Food! Well, Judy’s willing to share a quick and easy idea. If you think you’d like to get together and learn how to make one, call Judy right NOW and let her know of your interest: 293-9337 OR 933-5187.
KUDOS TO THE PEOPLE who care about companion animals. We love the people of Kindness Counts, the many other groups and individuals who take in animals needing shelter, the local Humane Society and especially their superwomen volunteers Mary and Bonnie. Mary told me Saturday that the Humane Society has property on which they hope to build a newer, better, and much bigger facility. Check out the Society’s news and activities– http://www.sevierhumane.org
GOOD NEWS IN THE FARM BILL. . . Here’s some positive sounding news from Washington that came from UNFI this morning. Is it possible that the organic industry will have a greater say in agriculture in the future? Read it for yourself– http://www.organicmattersblog.com (look for the Farm Bill posting from Feb. 5)
Find better prices and good news at Rabbit Food.
. . . . and little Peter Cottontails: That’s what Rabbit Fooders are made of! The second annual Earth Day 5k will take place again in Gatlinburg, this year on the night of April 25. Team Rabbit Food was there last year, and since Nancy and Dave have already promised to hop along for it, we’ll have a team this year too! Register for the run and let us know, and we’ll get you a rabbit Food t-shirt too. Here’s the link to register online
(It’s cheaper to register before March 31st)
FEBRUARY 25. . . The Earth Day 5k has made it official–it’s time to shape up for spring. The workout is up to you; the food you can get from Rabbit Food–
Sami’s selection of breads baked without yeast or grains with gluten.
Three Bears Coffee. . .just inhale deeply when you walk in the door.
NOW Foods–customer requests include glucomannan powder, almond flour, nutritional yeast flakes, organic maple syrup, various essential oils, xylitol, Xyliwhite toothpaste, hibiscus tea, sprouting seeds.
Everything Wheatgrass: Kristy is delivering locally grown and freshly cut organic wheatgrass and sunflower sprouts. YES.
ORGANIC PRODUCE THURSDAY: garlic, carrots, celery, cilantro, mangos, pineapples, red bell peppers, baby spinach.
Other new items expected Thursday include Paleo bread (coconut), and Andrew and Everett butter; we’ll also restock the dried bean shelves with organic black beans, organic small red chili beans, organic lentils, and organic pintos; and we should have LOTS of Brown Cow maple Greek yogurt. Of course that’s just a drop in the bucket (or should I say truck?)
Thursday should see a delivery of Megumi natto, fermented from organic soybeans, grown in the US.
FRIDAY is Destiny Organics day. If you came in last Friday and filled up with organic produce, you know the quality and freshness of Destiny’s stuff. We’re looking for great organic romaine, kale, potatoes, apples, avocados, broccoli. . .
Muscle up for spring with rabbit food.
FEBRUARY 18. . .THERE’S definitely been an atmospheric shift in Rabbit Food: all the talk now is of seeds, permaculture, raised beds, and other sunshiny thoughts. As early as it may be, I’m all for it!
SAMI’S arrives Wednesday. There are loaves in the freezer left over from last week too, so there should be plenty for all this week.
ORGANIC PRODUCE THURSDAY: carrots, celery, cilantro, apples, baby spinach, broccoli.
DOUBLE ORDER: So, you heard about the cancellations of last week? It means this week the truck will be extra-loaded with organic dried beans and lentils, organic macadamias, organic raisins, organic popcorn, organic cranberries, organic sunflower seeds, gluten-free breads, your favorite yogurts, organic raw cheeses, organic coconut oil, butter grapeseed vegenaise, Bonne Maman marmalade, and many many more of the things you’ve been waiting for.
ORGANIC PRODUCE FRIDAY: I’ll be asking for romaine, kale, baking size russets, lemons, oranges, avocados, bananas, cabbage, beets. I’ve also spoken to Kristy from Everything Wheatgrass and asked her to bring fresh organic wheatgrass, sunflower sprouts, and frozen wheatgrass juice. It’s beginning to sound like spring cleansing. . .
YOU KNOW someone’s talking your language when their letter begins “Dear Patrons, wholesome food lovers, and supporters of land healing agriculture”. This is the email I, and some others of you, received recently from Tyler Burggraf. Tyler manages his family’s farm, Majestic Hills, and raises pastured chicken, berries, lavender, and maple and walnut syrups. The first order for chicken needs to be in by March 1, 2014, less than a couple of weeks away. To make sure you get yours, and to find out when and how to buy other products from the farm, contact Tyler:
Majestic Hills Farm
2592 Fourmile Creek Rd.
Tazewell, Tn 37879
DURING THE SNOW, I learned of another product that I’d love to carry at Rabbit Food. As you know, I don’t have a huge personal care section at the store, and I love the quality local products that are already available through Honeydew Naturals and Happyskin Naturals. But take a look at this website and see what you think–
I got to read the founder’s book, Snakeoil, and to sample some body balm. I liked the book, the vision, the body balm, and the ingredient list. Later on, I’d like to place an order. Let me know if you would support it.
Catch spring fever at Rabbit Food.
There will be no fresh organic produce delivery tomorrow, so store hours will be 11am to 5pm.
organic produce in stock:
potatoes, onions, garlic, ginger, lemons, bananas
organic chocolate in stock:
Theo, Chocolove, Newman’s Own, Dagoba. . .
have a heart. . .Happy Valentines!
FEBRUARY 13. . . .Yesterday’s anticipation of being open today was a little overconfident!
Today’s Rabbit Food forecast: closed of course. Stay home, and have fun in the snow.
Tomorrow? Destiny is still hopeful, so we will be too! Watch this blog and our Facebook page for updates.
FEBRUARY 11. . . THE WORD FROM UNFI today is that our order for the week is canceled. So-o-o-o, we take a breath and figure out how this affects things:
ON WEDNESDAY I plan to open from 11am to 4pm in case the Sami’s order arrives, to get Renee’s eggs for those of you who order from her, and to put up the Greek olive oil and the vanilla beans from the Sahadi order.
THURSDAY HOURS will be 11am to 5pm.
FRIDAY HOURS will hopefully be back to normal, 11am to 6pm with a marvelously massive organic produce order from Destiny to make up for the lack! I trust (as far as the forecast can be trusted) that Atlanta will be up and delivering again by then!
IN THE MEANTIME, there is no shortage of great food in stock. Organic nut butters, juices, dried fruit, nuts, and seeds are plentiful. In the fridge there’s organic natto, tempeh, vegan cheeses. We also have Kenny’s cheeses, Mt Vikos feta, Mt Sterling goat cheese, and some yogurt. Granola Naturals Mary delivered last week so that YOUR Valentine wouldn’t miss out! And anyway, there’s always plenty of chocolate at Rabbit Food; it’s just our normal state of affairs. .
Roll with the weather at Rabbit Food.