AUGUST 26. . . .IF YOU’RE FINDING the heat and humidity a little hard to take, just look at all the cool things to be found in your hometown Sevierville:


HOT AUGUST ART: Join Bev and the gang this Friday evening at Two Coyotes Studio on High Street for their Hot August Art show.  It goes from 5 until 9PM.  See you there!


LAST HURRAH HEIRLOOMS:  The last message from Farmer Ben’s is that the remaining heirloom tomato harvest will be delivered freshly picked to Rabbit Food on Wednesday afternoon.  Get your Cherokee purples, green zebras, garden peach, blush, and gooseberry tomatoes one more time.

MORE TOMATO NEWS: Need some quality organic tomatoes for canning?  Destiny has 25lb boxes of organic romas and 20lb boxes of organic slicing tomatoes on sale for $31 per box. These were grown at Cane Creek Farm in North Carolina and will arrive Friday.  Let us know if you want a box reserved.

ORGANIC PRODUCE THURSDAY: ginger gold apples, avocados, bananas, carrots, ginger, limes, red onions, red bell peppers, baby spinach, sunflower sprouts, watercress.

HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE UNFI DELIVERY: Bubbie’s pickles (so Shannon doesn’t have to drive to Knoxville for them!), organic sage tea, Andalou hair and skin products, Beanito chips, Bonne Maman raspberry preserves, organic banana chips, organic cranberries, and more!

TRUCKING THIS WAY: Sami’s bread (of course), Good Stuff Cacao, NOW Foods order, vanilla beans, Granola Naturals.

DESTINY: Drop in Friday for fresh organic produce from Destiny–this week we’ll order more lemons, greenleaf lettuce, celery, green cabbage, baby bella mushrooms; can you think of anything else?  There are still grapes left from last week, and they are great! 

There’s no need to pollute the highways when everything you need is right here!


AUGUST 19. . . FURTHER TO THE possibility of Sevierville joining Garden Delivery CSA, Stephen has proposed an early Wednesday afternoon drop at Rabbit Food.  Boxes would be left inside Rabbit Food for customers to pick up.  Once again, for more details contact and be sure to make it clear that you’re from Sevier County.

THE RAIN kept us from getting our Summer Blues blueberries last week.  We’ve had some heavy showers so far this week, but I see hot weather in the forecast.  Call the store for updates on the berries, and we’ll let you know what Shirley and Jay will have for us.

ORGANIC PRODUCE THURSDAY:  baby spinach, watercress, sunflower sprouts, pears, grapes.

ORGANIC PRODUCE FRIDAY: bananas, ginger, baby bok choi, lettuce, onions, sweet potatoes, but oh! No avocados–(run in Wednesday to get the remaining ripe but perfect avos left from last Friday.)

WEDNESDAY: Sami’s and fresh Three Bears Coffee.

THURSDAY: UNFI delivery including restocks of organic hemp seed, organic coconut flour, carob powder, organic gf tamari, Kevita, Greek Gods yogurt, grapeseed oil, and a new product called Swerve requested by Michael.

FRIDAY: We’re expecting our Select order to arrive with the chocolate chunk Quest bars, food grade hydrogen peroxide, and more.

READY AND WAITING: Rabbit Food has Good Stuff cacao, Granola Naturals peanutty nuggets and bars, Historic Springs water, Four Nuts By Nature soap nuts, and an array of quality products for you.

It’s always worth browsing around Rabbit Food.


AUGUST 12. . . IF YOU PICKED UP a copy of the 2014 East Tennessee Local Food Guide, go to page 17 and read about Garden Delivery CSA. Stephen Clements, himself a farmer as well as director of the CSA, dropped by Rabbit Food on Saturday afternoon to talk about the possibility of a Sevier County drop. Heck yeah! is my response. What do you think? I like that there are currently 5 farms, so a variety of produce (recently including apples, according to Stephen) is offered. I like that all the farms are pesticide free and use organic practices. I like the fact of no requirement to order and no minimum order. Really, what’s to not like about it? If you think you’d like to see a Sevier County delivery, please contact Stephen and let him know:

OUR SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN. . .It seems not so long ago that we viewed the North Carolina side of the mountains with a little envy. Now, instead, there’s a growing healthy local food community right here. In case you didn’t already know about it, the Eakins have a CSA as well as dairy shares and honey. Gatlinburg and Sevierville have weekly farmer’s markets in season, and Seymour has had one for several years. At Rabbit Food you’ll find local honey, Granola Naturals treats, Summer Blues blueberries, Olde Virden’s red hot peppers, Historic Springs high ph water, coffee freshly roasted in Knoxville by Three Bears. . . . Why leave home?

WEDNESDAY: Sami’s bread, blueberries (if Shirley and Jay can pick between rain showers!).
THURSDAY: organic produce from Albert’s includes garlic, carrots, loose white onions, red bell peppers, baby spinach. From UNFI I’ve ordered a new product called Nuttzo that is a nut butter made from a combination of organic nuts and seeds. Our usual lineup of refrigerated, frozen, and shelf stable organic foods is on the way too. Maybe our Good Stuff reorder will also arrive. Perhaps Farmer Ben will bring some more heirloom tomatoes from Wears Valley Ranch.
FRIDAY: organic produce from Destiny–we’ll aim for lettuce, avocados, and more.

Pick up a free Local Food Guide at Rabbit Food.



AUGUST 5. . . WITH THEIR lemony tangy-ness, the green zebras were a delightfully tasty heirloom tomato treat as well as a bright and colorful one. My favorite, though, were the sweeter garden peach tomatoes, light yellow, juicy, with slightly fuzzy skins. Farmer Ben (see last week’s Facebook post) is bringing more heirloom tomatoes to us on Thursday. We’ll get green zebras, garden peach, blush, gooseberry, and the Cherokee purples are a maybe. Make picking some up a certainty this week!

MORE GOOD STUFF Cacao is on the way. The NOW Foods order will replenish our nutritional yeast, neem oil, and Xyliwhite supplies. Kenny’s Cheese is sending us some jalapeño Jack and Asiago cheeses. UNFI will include organic pappardelle egg noodles from Bionaturae, organic pistachios, organic pecans, organic dried cranberries, organic red lentils, and organic coconut oil and coconut butter, plus much more on its load. Our Granola Naturals stash is looking good, and Summer Blues promises another extra gallon of blueberries with our order this week.

ORGANIC PRODUCE THURSDAY: nectarines, onions, pears, baby spinach, sunflower sprouts, watercress–great organic greens for juicing, salads, or just plain nibbling! We still have perfect pears in the store from last week’s delivery too. I can’t wait for the nectarines to see if they’re as good as the ones we’ve had so far.

ORGANIC PRODUCE FRIDAY: peaches, lemons, lettuce, kale, grapefruit, pineapples, avocados

WHEN YOU COME Wednesday to pick up Sami’s, get some organic pears, pluots, oranges, celery, garlic, ginger, cabbage–all kinds of healthy fresh foods.

Earn your green (zebra) stripes at Rabbit Food.


JULY 29. . . JUST ABOUT everything in Rabbit Food is good stuff, but the raw chocolate from is excellent! Just ask any of the dozen or so customers who bought some last week. This week’s order will include the peppermint cacao, made with Young Living peppermint oil added to the original recipe. Good stuff, yeah!
Sami’s, Summer Blues, Good Stuff Cacao, Barlean’s, Albert’s Organics, UNFI, Destiny Organics, Sugar Holler Honey. Don’t know what some of these are? Call and find out, or better still, come in and see!
DID YOU NOTICE that we have some Spry gum and mints and toothpaste in? That we’re restocked on Zoe Greek olive oil and the olive oil soap from Lebanon? That we have two kinds of local honey in stock? That organic celery is actually back to being a reasonable price? If not, then you’ve been gone too long!
HOW MANY BLUEBERRIES is too many? I’ve asked Summer Blues to up their delivery by another gallon so that there might be some left for our Friday/Saturday customers. Stuff your face with these blueberries; they’re good and good for ya.
ORGANIC PRODUCE THURSDAY: pears, strawberries, baby spinach, ginger

ORGANIC PRODUCE FRIDAY: avocados, pineapples, peaches, lettuce and more, much more.
HIGHLIGHTS FROM UNFI: canned organic veggie chili, Ezekiel sesame bread, gluten-free egg replacer, organic sushi rice, organic herbs de Provence, **new** This Bar Saves Lives blueberry pistachio granola bar (pretentious name, superb snack), organic semisweet chocolate chips, Quest bars, Seventh Generation dish liquid

Get the good stuff at Rabbit Food.


JULY 22. . . .AN ARTICLE in an old culinary magazine that I was reading in a waiting room last week reminded me to get the best berries I can lay my hands on because the sweetness of summer will soon be gone. I like that “sweetness of summer” description, but I don’t think much about that “gone” thing! Anyway, we are currently getting the best berries available now–Summer Blues blueberries in all their fat juicy organic sweetness. Be sure to get in and get yours.
GOOD STUFF CACAO. . . .A surprising new product came to Rabbit Food last Saturday, and I love it! I could rave, but you can read about it for yourself: and then get some in the store. Raw, organic, zero additives, sustainable packaging. . .but I said I wasn’t going to rave. Suffice to say that I saw, tasted, and immediately bought. I think you will too.
COMING THIS WEEK: Summer Blues blueberries, Sami’s, 3 liter cans Zoe Greek olive oil, olive oil soap, Spry gum and toothpaste and mints, Quest bars, and our regular deliveries of organic produce and groceries.
ORGANIC PRODUCE THURSDAY: carrots, cherries, limes, mangos, nectarines baby spinach, Yukon potatoes.
STOCK UP ON THURSDAY: UNFI delivers, amongst other things, raw pumpkin seed, roasted pumpkin seed, Kalona cottage cheese, Trader’s Point creamery yogurt, organic mung bean fettuccine, two kinds of Hilary’s bean burgers, and more.
Sweetness is full on at Rabbit Food.


JULY 15. . .YOU KNOW WHAT makes Rabbit Food more special than the average health food store or supermarket section?  It’s our locals who make us better than ordinary.  The tiny space inside is full of quality items that have been selected and requested by the people who shop here, and the icing on the cake (organic cake, that is) is the local product that can be found at very few other locations–all under one roof!

BACK FOR THE SEASON!  Summer Blues blueberries are rolling in!  Shirley and Jay’s organic blueberry farm is in Cosby, and they graciously deliver berries to us each week as the berries come in.  First delivery for the season is going to be tomorrow afternoon.  And since blueberries are a native superfruit, you get super health benefits along with the great eating.

AS WELL AS THE blueberries, there’s a chance we may be getting some locally-grown blackberries.  Great!  Another superantioxidant packaged deliciously!

ON THE SUBJECT OF LOCAL, we have plenty of Granola Naturals peanutty nuggets, hydrate water from Historic, red hot peppers from Olde Virden’s, and I will pick up a batch of freshly roasted coffee from Jeff of Three Bears Coffee tomorrow. AND (ta-daaaa) TWO kinds of local honey!  Tennessee Wren’s delivered on Saturday, and we will restock the Sugar Holler honey tomorrow. Sweet.

ORGANIC PRODUCE THURSDAY: carrots, baby spinach, watercress, bananas, strawberries, garlic, peaches.

MORE THURSDAY HIGHLIGHTS: Farm Friend raw goat cheddar, Lakewood organic pure cranberry juice, Wallaby organic sour cream, 5lb Bonner organic raisins, Kalona organic cottage cheese (2% and 4%), grapeseed oil Vegenaise still on sale, Against the Grain GF pizza shell, Hilary’s organic adzuki burgers, Kevita organic probiotic drink in two flavors, Trader’s Point Creamery single serve organic yogurt, gallon size Bragg ACV. NOW order and Natto expected too.

FRIDAY’S HIGHLIGHT is always another load of fresh organic produce from Destiny Organics.  I haven’t placed the order yet, but I’ll definitely try for avocados, sweet potatoes, Atlanta Fresh whole milk Greek yogurt, and whatever else we need.  We still have nice looking organic beets, celery, lemons, onions, grapefruit, and Roma tomatoes from last Friday.

It’s good ol’ summertime at Rabbit Food.





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