May 31, 2008

Great Green Products

Look at me I'm Blogging and Amy is still on vacation! Wow!

We've got some new products in!
Natursutten rounded pacifiers and their new teething rings have arrived. These are free from Bisphenol-A, Phthalates and PVC (of course) and you can put the teethers in the fridge for ultimate teething relief.

More toys from ImagiPLAY!

Infant and toddlers will love the push along toys and the rattles and you can feel good about your child playing with these toys because they are non-toxic and eco friendly!

May 17, 2008

see ya in 3 weeks!

hey everyone, it's amy. just wanted to let you know i'm headed out on my x-country trip and i'll see you in 3 weeks!

May 14, 2008

csa - may 31 deadline!

Due to popular demand, Crunchy Granola Baby’s CSA registration deadline has been extended until May 31.

So if you crave fresh produce and want to help support a local organic farm, then stop by CGB in Salem to become a CSA “shareholder.”

A full share is $575 and a half-share is $350, but the season runs for 15 weeks (June through October). Produce will be delivered weekly to Crunchy Granola Baby, and shareholders stop by CGB on Thursdays (between 4 and 7 pm) to pick up their shares.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Jennie Cudmore at 978.741.0800 or at

May 10, 2008

safe & sound

Join the Salem Sound Coastwatch and Salem Alliance For The Enivronment for their 4th Annual “Keeping the Earth SAFE & SOUND” Benefit party!

There will be dancing, a silent auction with great items (including some items from CGB), hors d'oeuvres, a cash bar and live music.
And actually, it's more than just live music. The renown band A Patch of Blue will be performing!

Tickets are only $15 and are available online, by calling 978.741.7900, or at the door. Another bonus? Ten percent discount with ticket at Hawthorne Hotel restaurants this evening.

This is a wonderful event to meet new people, find out about environmental activities, and support Salem Sound Coastwatch and Salem Alliance For the Enivronment (SAFE). So join the party, May 16 at 7:30pm at the Hawthornw Hotel Ballroom in Salem.

May 9, 2008

join our birth circle

Birthing with a Midwife? Join the Birth Circle!

A birth circle is a meeting of like-minded moms interested in sharing support, information and personal experiences about their birth.

Each meeting begins with a positive hospital/birth center birth and a positive home birth story. After the stories, discussion topics will be based on the pregnancy and parenting questions of the group.

So if you’re a mom-to-be who plans on birthing with a midwife, come join our birth circle and discuss diverse birth stories with inspirational women.

The Birth Circle is hosted by Massachusetts Friends of Midwives (MFOM), and held at Crunchy Granola Baby, on: Wednesday, June 25 at 6:30 pm.

And because birth can often be a very vulnerable topic, women need a private, quiet place with no distractions. We therefore please ask that the circle should be a babes in arms only event.
We also ask that midwives who attend should do so as fellow moms, not as midwives, so that they can also benefit from the support of this group and its experience.

While this event is free, we ask that you please pre-register at Crunchy Granola Baby. Call or stop by to reserve your spot.

May 8, 2008

beach to beach 5K run

Our good friends over at Hip Baby Gear are excited to announce their sponsorship of the Beach to Beach 5K Run/Walk on Sunday, May 18th from 10 am until 12 pm.

This race is being coordinated by the Junior Aid Society and will benefit women's and children's charities on the North Shore of Boston. Serious, as well as amateur racers and walkers, are encouraged to come and join in the fun. Families with children in strollers or on foot are also welcomed. If you need a "loaner" stroller to participate, all Hip Baby Gear floor model strollers are available for use!

Pre-registration is $17 for adults ($20 race day) and $8 for children ($10 race day). Children ages 5 and under are free. On-line registration will be available through You may also pick up a registration form at Hip Baby Gear, 80 Washington Street, Marblehead or Crunchy Granola Baby at 72 Washington Street, Salem.

The race will be professionally timed by North Shore Timing and the first 150 registrants will receive a Beach to Beach 5K tee shirt.The starting/finishing line is Devereaux Beach in Marblehead. The race route will take participants south along Atlantic Avenue to Preston Beach and then loop back heading north to Devereaux. All children will receive a medal for participation and trophies will be awarded for finishers in a number of categories.

May 7, 2008

a beautiful site to behold . . . while you're sitting in traffic

Visit our traffic island! We've teamed up with Salem Cycle to help beautify the streets of Salem. Check out the lovely flowers and awesome old bike on our traffic island, which is located on North Street next to the old Jerrys Building and the Salem Witch House, intersecting at Essex Street.

May 6, 2008

a very special blog note: to rachael, greg and chloe

I want to say a very sad goodbye to Rachael, Greg, and Chloe.

Rachael was one of my first customers to become a “regular." We became fast friends and have watched our babies grow into toddlers together over the past year and a half. We commiserate often (which hopefully won’t change) and have shared our parenting experiences, first words, first “blow outs” and occasionally the long stretches of sleep.

Many of you already know Rachael and Chloe, but for those of you who haven’t had the pleasure of meeting this adorable pair, you should know that Rachael (along with Chloe) have helped us out of a jam more than once.

“Rachael can you open the store for the parenting group? Tommie is puking."

"Rach can you cover the store for a couple hours?"

"Rach can you watch Tommie?”

And as sad as it is to say goodbye to Rachael, it is just as sad that Tommie must say goodbye to Chloe. It is safe to say that Chloe is Tommie’s first friend. (Check out the adorable photo above!) He asks for her, looks for her at the parks and sometimes shares a hug. It's even cuter when they hold hands. So, how do you explain to your 2 ½ year old that friends sometimes move away? I'm still not sure.

But thanks to the internet (and travel!), I know we will remain close... and yet it just won’t be the same without them!

We wish you a safe trip and we are truly happy you have the joy of living close to your family !


Jennie and Tommie (and Tom, too)

May 3, 2008

we always test our products

Don't worry. We always test our products.

And since the Calin Bleu tie wrap can comfortably hold a CGB employee, we're pretty confident it can comfortably hold your baby.