OUR RESPONSIBILITY

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JULY 1. . . . THIS WEEK, celebrate! And remember we keep our piece of Earth great by supporting organic agriculture, a clean environment, and fabulous state and national parks. Begin at Rabbit Food:

ORGANIC PRODUCE THURSDAY: avocados, strawberries, cauliflower, grapes, romaine hearts, mangos, mushrooms, grape tomatoes

GOODNESS DELIVERED: CSA Wednesday (if you were smart enough to order), Sami’s Wednesday, NOW Foods probably Thursday, UNFI Thursday. Look for Granola Naturals, yummy yogurt, juices, dressings, pastas, crackers, legumes, fruits, nuts, seeds, teas, snack bars, chips, even “good” ūüėŹ hot dogs for your big weekend, and get them all right here.

We celebrate too–

                                          RABBIT FOOD CLOSED SATURDAY, JULY 4

EARLY BIRDS

JUNE 22. . .WHILE PERHAPS it’s not worms we’re after, we do know that the early birds get to take advantage of the best part of hot summer days. Rise with the birds, and keep a breezy¬†attitude with organics from Rabbit Food!

ORGANIC PRODUCE THURSDAY: seedless red grapes, lemons, cantaloupes, nectarines, mushrooms, bagged onions, baby spinach, tomatoes, yams

KEEP YOUR COOL with your favorite staples from Rabbit Food–Kaffree Roma coffee substitute, Kalona cottage cheese, Native Forest coconut milk, Quest bars, GT’s trilogy kombucha, Bragg apple cider vinegar, Sami’s bread, gluten-free crackers, etc.–and top it off with a summer treat of a pint of Julie’s organic vanilla ice cream.

You’re welcome at Rabbit Food summertime and anytime.

SWIM ANYONE?

JUNE 17. . . IT’S THE WEATHER for it. It’s also the time of year for mounds of fresh-from-the-earth produce. Make yours organic.

ORGANIC PRODUCE THURSDAY: avocados, bananas, beets, strawberries, broccoli, carrots, chard, grapes, mushrooms, baby spinach, sunflower sprouts, tomatoes, garlic, ginger

AND MORE–As well as all that good stuff, we’re also expecting a delivery of Good Stuff Cacao. Remember that Rabbit Food is the place to get Sami’s, Bucha, Kevita, coconut water, a range of gluten free flours, first class organic dried fruit and nuts, and oh so much more.

I must down to the sea again. .

Nephew Dan and me--Indian Ocean, June 14

Nephew Dan and me–Indian Ocean, June 14

ORANGES AND LEMONS

JUNE 10. . . GREETINGS FROM DOWN UNDER, where it is already the 10th. Lisa and Nancy didn’t come–they insisted instead on staying to keep Rabbit Food open for you ūüėČ Email any of us with questions, orders, requests; we’ll be in close communication. ¬†Here’s what’s coming in the organic produce section this week:

ORGANIC PRODUCE THURSDAY–small pink grapefruit from California, grapes, mangos, mushrooms, oranges, nectarines, red onions, red bell peppers, loose Yukon golds, baby spinach, sunflower sprouts, tomatoes in the vine.

EXPECTED THIS WEEK: flax oil from Barlean’s, peanutty nuggets and bars from Granola Naturals, bread and chips made with non-gluten ingredients from Sami’s, delivery from Cobble Creek later in the week.¬†On the UNFI truck, expect delivery of your favorite organic and natural items, this week including¬†nama¬†shoyu, One Degree organic sprouted khorasan cereal, cacao nibs, cottage cheese.

LOVELY GREEN things are in season all over the place these days. ¬†You don’t have to leave Sevier County to get kale, squash and zucchini, lettuce, chard, green onions and more if you get to to the farmers’ markets or on the CSA list.

Sunshiny greetings from Perth. I'm having an orange for breakfast!

Sunshiny greetings from Perth. I’m having an orange for breakfast!

ON THE COMMONS

JUNE 2. . . DAWN MENTIONED some neat events scheduled for the Sevierville Commons, near the King Family Library. The first is the weekly farmers’ market that begins this Friday from 9am to 1pm.¬† I wonder if that is instead of or in addition to the Sevier Farmers Co-op market that is (was?) scheduled to begin on Saturday and is held on Wednesday and Saturday mornings.¬† Hmmm, either way, what a great asset for our community.¬† I did speak with Geanine, and she will be at the Friday Commons market selling baked goods, homemade safe cleaning products, and other items.¬† Don’t miss it, if for no other reason than Geanine’s bread.¬† It’s the best!

DO COUNT YOUR EGGS. . . or actually that’s Don’t count your chickens, but who’s counting? Clean and healthy fresh farm eggs are abundant at this time of year.¬† Renee’s are clucking “negative” after their lab. tests this week; Mom Renee is really particular about her girls.¬† Muriel commented on last week’s blog (see comment from May 26 blog) that she has lots of good eggs too. So if you’re counting 0 in the egg compartment, get in touch with someone soon.¬† Once you’re a customer, you’ll find you get priority in the winter when the count gets low.

MAKE NO EXCUSES for not eating cleanly grown food that’s produced locally!¬† This week’s CSA selection included kales, lettuce greens, mushrooms, green beans, snap peas, spinach, chard, bok choi, honey, eggs, herbs, plants, green onions.¬† I bought some of the same at the Gatlinburg farmers’ market, and we have the Sevierville market(s) beginning this weekend.¬† What are you waiting for? Get out and get it!

NOT LOCAL, but organic and healthful nonetheless, the produce expected at Rabbit Food on Thursday:  gala apples, avocados, strawberries, green cabbage, red cabbage, ginger, grapes, lemons, romaine, mangos, cantaloupes, crimini mushrooms, baby spinach, sunflower sprouts, grape tomatoes.

BUCHI FANS:¬† I’m told the flavor we’ve been waiting for is Water, and it’s coming Thursday.¬† Synergy Trilogy was requested this week and should be in stock too.¬† Sami’s really will come Wednesday this week.¬† All in all, the week ahead looks great for rabbit foodies.

Rabbit Food–It’s just down the road from the Commons.

PEEL ME ONE, PLEASE

MAY 26. . . .AN ORGANIC RED seedless grape, that is!¬† The first of this year’s organic grapes will be coming on Thursday.¬† And who am I kidding?¬† We buy organic so peeling’s totally unnecessary.¬† Do, however, peel your cantaloupes, mangos, and avocados.¬† And be sure to show up every day at Rabbit Food for organic summer delicacies.

WEDNESDAY: Sami’s bread (we only buy the products made without gluten), Granola Naturals, CSA and Renee’s Girls’ eggs. The latter two items are not Rabbit Food goods, so be sure to get in asap if you have ordered to get your goods in prime condition.

THURSDAY:

Albert’s Organics produce–avocados, bananas, blueberries, strawberries, broccoli, carrots, seedless red grapes, romaine, limes, ataulfo mangos, cantaloupe, mushrooms, red potatoes, baby spinach, grape tomatoes.

UNFI highlights–Spry gum and mints, ALO drinks, Andalou shampoo and conditioner, Atlanta Fresh yogurt and Brown Cow yogurt, organic currants, organic coconut aminos, organic taco shells, Hilary’s organic hemp and greens burgers, One Degree organic sprouted whole wheat flour, and more.

FRIDAY:¬† I’m hoping the NOW order will arrive by Friday to replenish our nutritional yeast, Xyliwhite toothpaste, almond flour, pine nuts, and other NOW Foods requests.

ALREADY ALMOST JUNE: If you’re interested, the local beekeepers’ association meets the first Monday of the month (that’s this coming Monday) at the King Family Library at 7PM.¬† First Tuesdays are the days tht Gluten Free Spoken Here has their monthly lunch meeting at Outback Steakhouse at 11AM.

See you at the burrow this week!

BYE BYE

MAY 18. . . .BYE to the Harwood family, who came here numbering two, but are leaving with the addition of young Mr. Nicholas, for their next adventure in Klamath Falls, Oregon. Rabbit Food regulars will remember Gretchen (some of you came to the baby shower almost two years ago.) Anyway, we’ll miss them and send our love with them on their way.¬† And now we know someone to go visit at Crater Lake National Park!

EARLY?¬† Yes, the blog is a day early today because I’m going up for a couple of days to Le Conte.¬† Lisa and Nancy have Rabbit Food in hand, and here’s what’s expected this week:

WEDNESDAY:¬† As usual, Sami’s order, CSA delivery, and Granola Naturals all show up on Wednesday. Take advantage of the quieter shopping day to see what’s in the organic produce corner.¬† Sweet onions came last Friday, and there are sweet potatoes, garlic, ginger, Yukon golds, fresh green cabbage and red cabbage, bananas, blueberries, oranges, lemons, limes, and more.

ORGANIC PRODUCE THURSDAY: gala apples (imported), strawberries, grapefruit, romaine, mangos, nectarines, green bell peppers, baby spinach, beefsteak tomatoes, and yams.

GROCERIES THURSDAY: a whole truckload that includes black bean spaghetti, grapeseed Vegenaise, Fruitables dog treats, grapefruit kombucha by Kevita, gluten-free “graham” crackers, vanilla extract, dark chocolate coated cashews, plus all of your orders.¬† Come and get ’em!

WE’RE SKIPPING the Destiny order this week because between CSA, farmers’ markets, and backyard gardens, fresh local organic rabbit food is sprouting everywhere!¬† Grab a copy of the Nourish Knoxville Local Food Guide now available at Rabbit Food. Find out when your nearest farmers’ market gets started.

Bring a bag and do your foraging at Rabbit Food.

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