APRIL 7. . . DRIVING BACK from the National Park on Sunday, Roger pulled into a roadside restaurant to get fresh coffee for the drive home. In the few minutes I was in The Magnolia Tree Restaurant and Country Market, I spotted several items that I knew would be of interest to some Rabbit Food patrons, including raw cheeses in the fridge, several Bob’s Red Mill products (many that Rabbit Food doesn’t carry), Wheat Montana flour, Amish products–and I had hardly even begun to look around. The very friendly proprietor mentioned that he bought his product from a company in Pennsylvania. Stop in sometime. It’s located on 321, just across the Cocke County line, on the left as you head toward Cosby. They’re closed Wednesdays.
THE GOOD THING about small businesses is that we don’t have a corporate office telling us what to do! Test out how well this works by asking us for something you’ve been looking for. Marsha made a request this week and was met with a “no” because Rabbit Food is too small to accommodate bulk bins, even for Sundrops (you know, the no-artificial-stuff M&M look-alikes). However, I’d have no problem splitting a 25# bag into, say, 5# bags if a few other customers wanted to get with Marsha. You see, there’s usually a way around most things.
SPRING GOODIES ABOUND! Have you placed your CSA order this week? The list of locally grown items is beginning to expand. Those who ordered can pick up their bags from Rabbit Food on Wednesday between 1 and 5pm.
Sami’s also arrives on Wednesday. While you’re picking up, check out our organic oranges, grapefruit, lemons, limes, ginger, garlic, new red or yellow potatoes, red onions, yellow onions, sweet potatoes, red or green cabbages, and carrots, celery, bananas, avocados. There’s enough to keep that rabbity spring in your step!
ON THURSDAY’S TRUCK, look for pumpkin seeds both raw and roasted, prunes, Kerry Gold butter, Kevita kombucha, Natural Sea skinless boneless salmon, almond milk, coconut milk, spices, hemp seeds, almonds, walnuts, basmati brown rice, Bubbie’s dills, Barbara’s cheese puffs, sprouted bread from Alvarado Street Bakery, and more.
FRESH ON FRIDAY: Natto should arrive by Friday. Also from the west coast, we’re counting on Barlean’s flax oil. My quandary is whether or not to order organic apples from Destiny. Right now they are $7.70 per 3# bag; loose, they are over $1 per piece. Can you live without them? Let me know what you want to supplement what’s available here.
Be the boss of what you want at Rabbit Food.