JUNE 24. . . .OUR TROPICAL SUMMER weather suggests cool, sweet, juicy, fruit be the order of the day. This week we’re adding cherries, apricots, and pears to our plums, peaches, berries, grapes, nectarines, grapefruit, and bananas. We also have avocados and limes with cilantro expected, for those whose culinary inspirations turn Mexican at this time of year. And because it’s all organic, you can indulge in all of it!
THE SAMI’S order is expected to arrive on Wednesday as usual. The wheatgrass and sunflower sprout grower is out of town, but she left us with frozen organic wheatgrass juice if you need it. NOW Foods products are in, and we received a delivery of hydrate water late Friday. In case you missed it, we do have some local 100% pure honey in stock!
ORGANIC PRODUCE THURSDAY: baby spinach, nectarines, peaches, apricots, pears, strawberries, raspberries, dark sweet cherries, carrots, cilantro. And Albert’s is supposed to deliver the long-awaited raw goat cheddar. We’ll see. . .
THURSDAY UNFI highlights include: Kalona organic cottage cheeses, raw pumpkin seeds, Trader Creamery organic yogurts, Kevita probiotic drinks, Lotus organic rices, and oh so much more.
ORGANIC PRODUCE FRIDAY: We shall order blueberries, grapefruit, lemons, broccoli or cabbage, more avocados, lettuce, tomatoes. Don’t forget that we have crisp organic celery, purple potatoes, and plenty of onions, garlic, and ginger in our organic produce section.
SOAP NUTS? I’m passing on info from a company called Four Nuts By Nature which sells soap nuts. Before I commit to buying stock for Rabbit Food, I would want to know if it’s a product that interests you. The company has a website and a page on Facebook.com/fournutsbynature. I’ll copy Matt’s blurb directly below. The suggested retail for a smaller package of the soap nuts, a little over 1/2 pound and supposed to be good for 87 washes, is $11.95, but I think we could beat that significantly. Here’s the pitch. Don’t forget to give your opinion!
Here is the info I was referring to on the phone regarding a potential new product for the store. We offer a USDA, organic, all natural laundry soap and fabric softener called soap nuts that grow on a tree in the form of a berry-that looks like a nut, hence the name soap nuts. To use them, you take 4 soap nuts and put them in the all natural (made of muslin fibers) wash bag. You take the wash bag with the 4 nuts in it and you toss it in the washer (doesn’t matter if it’s a top load washer or front load high efficiency unit) and wash your clothes as you would with chemical detergent. Those four nuts will wash 4-6 loads of laundry with a standard washer or 10-15 loads if using a high efficiency washer (less water is used which increases the surfactants’ longevity). Once the shells of these nuts come in contact with water, the active ingredient Saponin, is immediately released. Saponin is an all natural surfactant which lowers the surface tension between your clothing & your wash water bonding itself to the fibers of your clothing literally lifting and removing your stains, dirt, grease and grime while simultaneously eliminating any odors and naturally softening your clothes. They are fantastic for whites, colors and delicates! Soap nuts are anti bacterial, anti microbial, anti fungal, biodegradable, compostable, non toxic, fragrance free, and hypoallergenic! They grow on a tree called the Sapindus Mukorossi tree near Mount Everest in the Sovereign State Of Nepal. Only the ripest soap berries are selected and harvested. Once selected the pit/seed inside the shell are removed and used for decoration on the ends of the strings on our product bags and the shell containing the powerful cleansing ingredient “Saponin” is then cleaned, dried, and taken through a rigorous sterilization and certification process. Our soap nuts are USDA Certified Organic, backed by EcoCert.
Go nuts in Rabbit Food.