GIVING THANKS

NOVEMBER 25. . . .AMIDST the many reasons for thanksgiving this year, I have to count the Garden Delivery CSA showing up on our doorstep as one of the foremost. They have us walking our talk, providing locally-grown, pesticide-free,  delicious seasonal food, fresher than anything we get trucked in, and supporting growers in our own region.  Wow! And they couldn’t deliver if they didn’t have orders, so thanks to you all for letting it happen.

RITA left a message today that a Rabbit Food customer had called looking for a cow share recently.  Well, she now has one open (though maybe not for long), so if that person was you, call Rita now!

COMING THIS WEEK:

SAMI’S SHIPPED TODAY, so will not arrive until Friday this week.  BARLEAN’S flax oil is on order and may be here as early as Wednesday.  WILDERNESS POETS nut and seed butters will show up this week sometime.  HISTORIC delivered today, so Hydrate water is available.  Fresh roasted THREE BEARS coffee came in today. I’ve placed an order with DESTINY ORGANICS for Friday delivery, and the order includes bananas, beets, cabbage, celery, lettuce, sprouts, and potatoes.

IN CASE YOU WONDERED, we do have organic sour cream, organic fresh cranberries, canned organic  pumpkin, canned organic whole cranberry sauce, yogurt and cheese, organic juices and nut butters, an array of organic nuts, seeds, and dried fruits, several gluten-free baking products including pie crusts, oils, vinegars, mayonnaise, mustards, Next Organic dark chocolate covered fruits, frozen blueberries, and more!  Call and see if we have what you’re looking for.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours from all of us at Rabbit Food.

~~~Holiday closings: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day~~~~

THINKING AHEAD

NOVEMBER 18. . . COUNTDOWN to Thanksgiving starts now!  At Rabbit Food, we’ve ordered extra big this week to try to cover for the holiday week ahead.  Hopefully, you’ll be able to find everything you need and some good deals as well!

WEDNESDAY:  CSA delivery, Sami’s delivery, Granola Naturals delivery.  Wednesday is a good day to beat the crowds to Rabbit Food!  Find some organic grapefruit, tangerines, pears, onions, potatoes, chard, and more.

ORGANIC PRODUCE THURSDAY: braeburns, Fujis, Granny Smiths, cranberries, carrots, garlic, ginger, mangos, green bell peppers, pineapples, baby spinach, sunflower sprouts, cress, cherry tomatoes.

UNFI TRUCK: Once again, I tried to make sure we have all of our staples.  Because  there’s no truck next week, I ordered organic olive oil, ghee, pasta and canned tomato products, sushi wraps, rice, organic dried fruit and nuts and seeds, cheeses, yogurt, kombucha and Kevita, frozen blueberries, Ezekiel, mixed vegetables, and so forth. In this year’s holiday cooking offerings, I sampled some maraschino cherries that are made with natural ingredients and was so impressed, I have some on order.  I also tested out the If You Care brand paper cake and pie pans and they really work well.  Goodbye aluminum pans! If you can find room to move in the store this week, there should be some fun pickin’s!

THE END OF THE WEEK always brings the Destiny organic produce delivery, and this week the natto will arrive Friday or Saturday.

Get a jump on the holiday at Rabbit Food.

~~~~Holiday closings: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day~~~~

FULL OF IT

NOVEMBER 11. . . .The Good Stuff Cacao arrived on Saturday.  The Xlear nasal spray and Spry mints and gum are sitting on the counter ready to be priced.  There are still some very nice organic pomegranates (at a very nice price) and organic black grapes in the produce section.  Feta is back in stock after a looooong absence.  Sami’s shipped on time this week, so should arrive tomorrow.  Special note to Sheryl: the Galil roasted chestnuts are back! And there’s more great stuff coming. . . .

UNPUBLISHED DEALS that are on order include Sambucol black elderberry products, the little bags of macadamias that we loved, Alexia frozen organic corn, Triple Leaf blood pressure tea, Enjoy cookies, Horizon stick butter.

WHEN THE SELECT NUTRITION order comes, we will have everyone’s favorite lemongrass-basil Clearly Natural soap, Redmond clay, a couple different kinds of ph drops that have been recommended by customers, and some nice Andalou hair care and body care products.

ACCORDING TO THE CONFIRMATION from UNFI, Eden sauerkraut is still out of stock.  However, we should be able to get our organic coconut butter back in, as well as Bonner organic raisins, Barbara’s cheese puffs, organic ginger, organic cranberries, organic grits, organic pistachios, organic cashews, organic adzuki beans, organic steel cut oats, some more Enjoy dark chocolate morsels, Greek Gods honey yogurt, Jeff’s jalapeños, and more.

LAST FRIDAY Destiny Organics sent us fabulous organic Swiss chard and huge and delicious romaine lettuces.  We’ll order some more fresh greens from them this week!

THINK ABOUT whether you want multiple boxes of Good Stuff Cacao, Granola Naturals bars or nuggets, and/or Olde Virden’s Red Hot Sprinkles.  The sign up sheet is now ready.

We’re just full of it at Rabbit Food.

SUDDENLY–

NOVEMBER 4. . . .SUDDENLY: we’ve had our first snow and frost, we’re out of Good Stuff Cacao, baby Nicholas turned one, the 2014 calendar is getting thin, fresh cranberries have appeared on pricelists, the impossible traffic is gradually easing. . . .I had been distracted by the magic of fall in the Smokies, but now suddenly it’s time to think about Thanksgiving and Christmas.

WHAT THE DICKENS? If you’re a traditionalist when it comes to Christmas cakes, you’ll be happy to know that by Thursday I’ll have enough fruits for a Twelfth Cake–organic sultanas, organic raisins, organic currants, organic dates, and plenty of citrus for peel. Get soaking!

GIFT IDEAS: For anyone wanting to buy multiple packs of Good Stuff Cacao, Granola Naturals, or Olde Virden’s Red Hot Sprinkle, write your name, phone number and quantity on the list at the store (or call or email an order). I’ll place the orders on Friday, November 28, and plan on having them by Friday, December 5.

    30c per box discount on all orders of 6 or more!


WEE WOES: Sami’s (not I for a change!) messed up and didn’t ship our order until today. Not to worry; it should be here by Thursday.
I’m still waiting to hear from the Cobbles. With elections over, we may be able to get through to them soon.

YES, THURSDAY! Organic produce expected: carrots, baby spinach, cress, apples, cranberries, pink grapefruit, ginger.
November specials coming in: Artisana organic coconut oil, Dagoba organic cacao powder, Wallaby organic sour cream, Greek Gods yogurt, Organicville dijon mustard, One Degree organic sprouted flour, more.
Plus we ordered organic raw walnuts, pumpkin seed, popcorn, kale chips, cheeses, hummus, dried fruits listed above–a truckload of stuff!

Congratulations to Marsha who won a free CSA order for placing Garden Delivery’s 2001st order. If you haven’t heard about Garden Delivery CSA and would like to know more, call us or email gardendelivery@gmail.com

Xlear, Inc’s nasal spray, Spry toothpaste, mints, and gum have been shipped. Good Stuff Cacao is ordered and we’re awaiting confirmation.

Suddenly, it’s time to hop down to Rabbit Food.

TRICK OR TREAT? LET’S PICK ‘N’ EAT!

OCTOBER 28. . . .WE’LL BE UP TO our eyeballs in junk as this month ends. Do yourself (and the kids) a favor: Be picky this Halloween; check the source of those treats; don’t take or give “treats” that aren’t fair trade and organic. Be healthy spooks!

FIRST OF THE MONTH: Next Tuesday will be the monthly Gluten Free Spoken Here lunch, usually held at the Outback at noon. Contact carolynacuff@comcast.net

SPECIAL DELIVERIES: Sami’s, Granola Naturals, NOW Foods, Megumi Natto will arrive throughout the week.

THURSDAY TRUCK: organic Brazil nuts, organic dried ginger, organic 5lb raisins, organic navy beans and black beans, 3lb frozen wild blueberries, Nama Shoyu, Harvest Bay coconut water, seasonings, gf piecrusts, organic juices, yogurt, Kevita, and more.

REQUESTED FROM DESTINY: avocados, bananas, red grapes, broccoli, celery, romaine. Organic? Of course!

STILL IN STOCK: organic lemons and limes, organic ginger and garlic, organic red and russet potatoes, organic sweet potatoes, three varieties of organic apples, organic onions, organic cabbage.

Picky eaters are at home at Rabbit Food.

ONTO SOMETHING

OCTOBER 21. . . .THESE WILDERNESS POETS may be onto something. An assortment of their nut and seed butters, and some snack pack size trail mixes, arrived on Saturday. The hemp seed butter with cacao kind of speaks for itself; the pistachio butter is mmmm-mmm outstanding; the pecan and cashew butter–deelicious(there’s a jar to sample from); and that’s less than half of what’s there. image
Try some this week and tell us what you think. I’ll be checking into pricing. Like the Good Stuff Cacao, this may become a Rabbit Food staple.
I’M ENJOYING THE LOCALLY-grown, pesticide-free produce that I’ve been getting from Garden delivery CSA; are you? If you have an order, you can pick up tomorrow between 1 and 5 as usual. Also on Wednesday: Sami’s arrives, Historic Springs Hydrate is ordered, and Granola Naturals may come too.
ORGANIC PRODUCE THURSDAY: Albert’s Organics will be arriving every other week from now on, and this is our “on” week! Look what a list of organic produce–cameos and Fujis, carrots, avocados, garlic and ginger, lemons and limes, baby spinach, sunflower sprouts, cress and red bell peppers. Load up!
HOPE THE TRUCK’S ON TIME this week, because getting up at 4am two days in a row requires more energy than this bunny’s got! Whatever day it comes, expect to see organic sunflower seeds restocked, more organic figs, oats, gallon jugs of Bragg’s apple cider vinegar, grapeseed Vegenaise, Kinnick gluten-free S’moreables, organic sweet brown rice, organic ginger tea, and more Quest bars with all else that arrives.
FRIDAY, of course, is Destiny Organics day, a day for more organic produce to show up!
You’re onto something good when you shop at Rabbit Food.

WAX POETIC

OCTOBER 14. . . SOMETIMES GOOD food and great recipes call forth buttery language, and now I think we’ve been contacted by the health food laureates. http://wildernesspoets.com is a business in Amboy, WA specializing in organic nuts, seeds, butters, cacao, vanilla, and more, and the recipes that go with them! Check out their website, and you’ll see what I mean. I immediately placed an order for several boxes of their snack sized nut and seed butters, and a few trail mixes. I expect the order to arrive Wednesday or Thursday. Be sure to try some, and look at other products from Wilderness Poets that you might like.

GOODSTUFF Cacao is on the way–ETA Thursday or Friday because of the Columbus Day holiday. Sami’s should arrive Wednesday as usual. CSA pickup is Wednesday between 1 and 5.

IF YOU’VE been waiting on Hydrate water, it’s here. So are the grapeseed oil, olive oil, avocado oil, Pamela’s mixes, dried cranberries, almond butter, walnuts, pecans, and Bragg’s.

WHAT’S ON THURSDAY’S TRUCK? Look in the fridge for Farmhouse Culture kraut pouches and Vegenaise on sale; organic almonds and organic medjool dates should be back on the fruit/nut/seed shelf; 3# frozen wild blueberries are reported to be back in stock, and I remembered to order some kombucha and Kevita. Lots of other goodies come as usual.

DESTINY ORGANICS delivers fresh organic produce Friday, so let us know before Thursday lunchtime if there’s something in particular you’d like to have.

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