July 31 | 2023


Can you believe that August is already here? With Cabarrus County schools starting early this year, I felt it was a good time to draw attention to some wonderful items we have that will help keep you and/or your kids healthy and environmentally conscience, not only this school year but every day that we are privileged to be on the planet.


Healthy Snacks + Lunches

As a teacher it was a daily strain for me to see the unhealthy meal and snack choices that students and parents were making. A diet full of food that lacks vital nutrients not only affects your physical health, but your mental as well. For the start of this school year, and for your daily snack choices, load up on a variety of healthy OPTIONS: Pamela's Fig Jammies (Golden, CA) are made with all natural ingredients - competitors' products are filled with bioengineered food ingredients; Lundberg Stackers (Richvale, CA) are an Organic alternative to traditional rice cakes and are made with minimal ingredients; 88 Acres' oat bars (Canton, MA) are allergen-free, delicious, and wholesome; and Think Jerky's 100% grass-fed jerky (Chicago, IL) is a great source of protein.

You can never go wrong with fruit and veggies, and boy do we have those in abundance throughout the year. Right now we have a variety of sweet melons, stone fruits, berries, citrus, carrots, cucumbers (and hummus to go with them). Olde Salt Mercantile's sandwich bread is to die for and makes the perfect peanut butter and jelly sandwich. For those with peanut allergies, we carry Coddle Creek's (Mooresville, NC) sunflower, cashew, and almond butters.


Elderberry Syrup + Gummies

Elderberries are packed with immune boosting nutrients. We have Sweet's Elderberry Syrup (Charlotte, NC), and a variety of Elderberry Gummies from Norms Farms (Pittsboro, NC). Many people rely on the health benefits of elderberries during the school year, but it is good practice to take your supplements year-round. We take ours every day as a daily "vitamin".

Responsible Food Packaging + Utensils 

In this day and age it is so simple to use plastic alternatives, and it is more affordable. How much do you spend on plastic bags and wrap? Make a one-time purchase that will last for years. We have a great selection of all natural and sustainable Bee's Wrap (Middlebury, VT) that will make packing lunches and snacks easier: snack bags, sandwich bags, and food wrap. We also have insulated zipper craft bags and reusable bamboo utensil sets. It's always a good time to make a better choice for the planet our children will live in.



Many of you know that I used to be a Language Arts teacher and Frank was a Science teacher. Did you know that we now carry affordable books in a wide-variety of genres? Most of our used books range from $1-$4 each. Bring your kids - or yourself - on over and browse through our selection while enjoying the nostalgic feel of the quaint cabin across from the main store.

Essential Oils

Essential Oils are a great source of natural healing, health, and focus. Dreaming Earth Botanicals (Asheville, NC) is a family owned company that provides all natural essential oils that are undiluted and pure. We have a variety of essential oils that can be used topically and in diffusers to help with... focus and clarity for study sessions and tough work days (lemon, rosemary, lavender, orange, peppermint + more); staying healthy (Germ Buster, Be Well, Eucalyptus Radiata, Anti-Bac + more), and getting needed rest (lavender, Sleep Well, Breath Easy, Head Ease + more). Check out our full line available in the cabin. 



Dynamite Roasting (Black Mtn, NC) is a family owned and operated coffee roaster that is Certified Organic and Fair Trade. They work closely with the farmers and try to have as small of a footprint as possible. They never add anything to their coffees, and their Unleaded Decaf is not made with the harsh chemical processes of most decaf coffees. This week save 20% on all Dynamite Roasting coffee (available in whole bean and ground), including the limited edition Summer Blend.


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! 



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. 



Bradford Farm - organically grown

  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Heirloom Tomatoes
  • Roma Tomatoes

Green Thumb Gardens - Concord, NC - organically grown

  • Radishes
  • Red Onions
  • Red Slicing Tomatoes (limited supply)
  • Yellow Onions
  • Zephyr Squash

Street Fare Farm - Concord, NC - organically grown - limited supply

  • Green Curly Kale
  • Italian (Sweet) Frying Peppers
  • Mixed Head Lettuce
  • Shishito Peppers
  • Sweet Snacking Peppers

The Fit Farmers - Concord, NC - organically grown

  • Green Curly Kale
  • Microgreens

Organic Acorn Squash - NC (arrives Friday)

Organic Alfalfa Sprouts - NC (arrive Friday)

Organic Avocados - CA

Organic Baby Bella Mushrooms - PA

Organic Banana Fingerling Potatoes - NC

Organic Bicolor Sweet Corn - NC

Organic Broccoli - CA

Organic Butternut Squash - NC (arrives Friday)

Organic Carrots - NC

Organic Cauliflower - CA

Organic Covington Sweet Potatoes - NC

Organic Crunchy Sprouts Mix - NC

Organic Direct Trade Ginger Root - Peru

Organic Garlic - CA (sale! great for planting)​​

​Organic Green Cabbage - NC

​Organic Jalapeno Peppers - NC (arrive Friday)

Organic Lacinato "Dino" Kale - NC​​

Organic Mixed Cauliflower - NC (purple, green, white + yellow)

Organic Murasaki Sweet Potatoes - CA

Organic Purple/Blue Potatoes - NC

Organic Purple Sweet Potatoes - NC (limited supply)

Organic Red Beets - NC

Organic Red Cabbage - FL

Organic Red Skin Potatoes - CA (sale!)

Organic Shallots - NC

Organic Shiitake Mushrooms - GA

Organic Slicing Cucumbers - NC

Organic Sweet Vidalia Onions - GA

Organic Turmeric - HI (arrives Friday)

Organic Yellow Gold Potatoes - NC

Organic Yellow Squash - NC

Organic Zucchini - NC


Low Spray Ginger Gold Apples - NC (arrive Friday)

Certified Naturally Grown (CNG) Snow Leopard Melons - NC (sweet like honeydew)

Organically Grown Athena Cantaloupe - SC

Organically Grown Blackberries - SC (sale!)

Organic Apricots - CA

Organic Biodynamic Raisins - CA

Organic Blueberries - NC

Organic Canary Melons - SC (sweet like honeydew)

Organic Fair Trade Fresh Bananas - Ecuador (frozen - great for smoothies + breads/muffins)

Organic Fair Trade Limes - Mexico

Organic Green Grapes - CA (arrive Friday)

Organic Lemons - CA

Organic Mini Seedless Watermelons - NC

Organic Pixie Tangerines - CA

Organic Red Grapes - CA

Organic Red Plums - CA (sale!)

Organic Valencia Oranges - CA

Organic White Peaches - CA

Organic Yellow Nectarines - CA

Organic Yellow Peaches - CA

Organic Strawberries - CA (sale!)

Fact of the Week:  "The plastic typically used in bottles, bags and food containers contains chemical additives such as endocrine disruptors, which are associated with negative health effects including cancers, birth defects and immune system suppression in humans and wildlife" (biologicaldiversity.org). And plastic baggies are what many people choose to store their snacks, lunches, leftovers, etc. 

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


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

We thank you.

Correne + Frank LaRoche

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