April 10 | 2023

EARTH DAY CELEBRATION

Saturday, April 22 | 11:00am - 2:00pm

Thank you so much to everyone who took the time to complete the survey last week. We really appreciate your time. If you would still like to answer a few anonymous questions to help us get to know you better, please find the survey on our website here​.

We are so excited for our Earth Day Event! Sometimes one of the best ways to take care of the planet is to start with our own health. When we are aware of what we are putting in and on our bodies, the types of products we are buying, the companies we are supporting and their values, and the everyday decisions we make, we inherently become more aware of how our individual impact makes a big difference. 

An easy way to make better choices for the planet is making better choices for yourself and your family. There can be short- and long-term negative consequences to what we call "convenience", and often making a better choice is not a big adjustment and might actually save you money. 

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GREEN COMPASS NC

This year we are partnering with Green Compass (GC) for our Earth Day Event. GC is a North Carolina woman-owned and founded company that produces Certified Organic hemp products. Their products are the result of a mother searching for natural alternatives to "traditional" medicines, and every one of their items are 100% traceable to the exact spot on the farm where the plant was grown. Representatives from GC will be available to help you learn more about this holistic way to self-care for you, your family, and your pets.

LOCAL HOLISTIC HEALTH PROFESSIONALS

Local holistic health professionals will be present at our event to offer insightful alternative ways for self-care.

Specific details on who will be attending will  be provided next week.

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Image: Clark College

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DIY HERB GARDENS

As you may have seen when visiting the store, we have pre-made herb gardens available for purchase. During our Earth Day Celebration, you will have the opportunity to get your hands dirty and build your own! We have a variety of different sized containers depending on your needs. Don't want to build your own? We will still have pre-made herb gardens available for purchase.

Note: DIY herb gardens require payment before you start "building" and supplies are limited. First come first serve.

KIDS' EARTH DAY ACTIVITIES

It should always be the goal that the next generation does things better than the one that came before them. Children are our future, and what better way to care for their future than to teach them from a young age the importance of their decisions and to care for the world around them? Purposeful Earth Day centered activities will be provided for kids during the event.

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"A Year of Forest School" by J. Worroll + P. Houghton

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SPECIAL DISCOUNTS IN THE STORE

For the entire week of Earth Day (4/17-4/22), we will be offering specials on a variety of "alternative" better-choice products in the store that encourage an earth-friendly and natural living lifestyle. For example, now may be a good time to try out a bar shampoo and ditch the plastic bottle (and the product inside that likely contains harmful ingredients and pollutants). More details to come on all of the specific products that will be on sale.

FIRST STOP INCENTIVE

We would love to be the first place you stop on your weekly shopping trip. When you purchase $150+ in grocery, household, and personal care essentialsyou automatically receive 10% off those items. This includes, but is not limited to: produce, meat, dairy, canned goods, coffee, bread, oral care, soaps, shampoos + conditioners, feminine care products, laundry detergent, dish washing products, and more! 

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COMMITMENT TO SUSTAINABILITY

In order to be more sustainable in our daily operations, we ask that you bring your reusable bag(s) when you shop with us. We have many wonderful bags available for purchase here in the store, all of which give back to the environment with each sale.

We have paper bags available for a fee... while they last. 

THIS WEEK'S LOCAL + SEASONAL PRODUCE

VEGETABLES

Bradford Farm - organically grown

  • Collards

Street Fare Farm - Concord, NC - organically grown

  • Arugula
  • Broccoli Shoots
  • Easter Egg Radishes
  • French Breakfast Radishes
  • Lettuce Mix
  • Pea Shoots
  • Sunflower Shoots


Organically Grown Microgreens - The Fit Farmer - Concord, NC

Organic Baby Bella Mushrooms - PA

Organic Broccoli - CA

Organic Butternut Squash - CA

Organic Carrots - NC

Organic Cauliflower - CA

Organic Covington Sweet Potatoes - NC

Organic Fair Trade Acorn Squash - Mexico

Organic Fair Trade Avocados - Mexico 

Organic Fair Trade Delicata Squash - Mexico

Organic Fair Trade Spaghetti Squash - Mexico 

Organic Garlic - CA​​

Organic Gold Beets - PA

​Organic Green Cabbage - FL

​Organic Lacinato "Dino" Kale - NC

Organic Leeks - CA

Organic Lettuce Mix - NC

Organic Lettuce/Spinach Mix - NC

Organic Mini Sweet Snacking Peppers - FL

Organic Murasaki Sweet Potatoes - NC

Organic Purple Top Turnips - NC

Organic Purple Sweet Potatoes - NC

Organic Red Beets - NC

Organic Red Cabbage - FL

Organic Red Onions - CA

Organic Red Skin Potatoes - WI

Organic Red Slicing Tomatoes - NC

Organic Russet Potatoes - WI

Organic Shallots - CA

Organic Shiitake Mushrooms - PA

Organic Spicy Greens Mix - PA (sale!)

Organic Spinach - NC

Organic Sunchokes (Jerusalem Artichokes) - PA

Organic Fair Trade Spaghetti Squash - Mexico

Organic Yellow Gold Potatoes - WI

Organic Yellow Onions - CA

Organic Zucchini - FL


FRUIT

Organic Biodynamic Navel Oranges - CA

Organic Biodynamic Raisins - CA

Organic Blood Oranges - CA

Organic Blueberries - CA​ + SC

Organic Fair Trade FROZEN Bananas - Ecuador (great for breads + smoothies!)

Organic Fair Trade Limes - Mexico

Organic Fair Trade Red Bartlett Pears - Argentina

Organic FROZEN Strawberries - FL (great for smoothies!)

Organic Fuji Apples - WA

Organic Gala Apples - CA

Organic Granny Smith Apples - WA

Organic Honeycrisp Apples - WA

Organic Kiwi - CA

Organic Lemons - CA

Organic Minneola Tangelo Mandarins - CA

Organic Murcott Tangerines - CA

Organic Pink Lady Apples - WA

Organic Ruby Red Grapefruit - CA

Organic Strawberries - NC


Fact of the Week: If you're interested in learning more about the effects of convenience, Darin Olien (my favorite earth-conscience nutritionist and superfood guru) has a series called "Fatal Conveniences." He discusses everything from flea and tick collars to lip balm to aluminum foil to antibacterial soap, and more. You can find his page here

Check out our new (in progress) website HERE​!

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One way Frank and I try to do our part is by participating in Concord's Adopt a Stream program (I know the words are backwards :). I have provided links to the right that take you to some of the local volunteer programs available.


By shopping with us, you are supporting your local farmers, artisans, and the economy.

We thank you.


Correne + Frank LaRoche

Charlotte Adopt a Stream Program

Concord Adopt a Stream Program

Concord Adopt a Street Program

Davidson Adopt a Park Program

Huntersville Adopt a Street Program

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