March 27, 2008

looking for fresh, organic produce? join our CSA!

Do you crave fresh produce? Do you want to support a local, organic farm? Join a CSA!

A CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) is a way for people to build a relationship with a farm. By making a financial commitment to a farm, the people become “shareholders” of the CSA and receive weekly baskets of produce. It’s a perfect (and affordable) way to eat healthy and support a local farm.

And for the summer, Crunchy Granola Baby has teamed up with Heaven’s Harvest Farm in New Braintree to offer local North Shore residents the opportunity to become shareholders in a CSA.

About Heaven’s Harvest Farm:

Located in New Braintree, Heaven’s Harvest Farm is committed to organic farming and sustainable practices. The farm is certified organic and a member of the Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA). Currently in their thirteenth year of farming, Heaven’s Harvest grows over 50 kinds of veggies and small fruits. They also pride themselves on their relationship with their shareholders, sending out weekly emails packed with information about the share’s produce and unique recipes.

*Note: Heaven’s Harvest Farm uses organic chicken manure as fertilizer; produce is not grown veganically.

*Note: Produce grown at Heaven’s Harvest Farm include: arugula, beets, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, Chinese greens, collards, cucumbers, daikons, edamame soybeans, eggplant, green beans, green onions, hot peppers, kale, leeks, lettuce, mustard greens, onions, peas, potatoes, radishes, rutabagas, salad greens, salad mix, spinach, sweet corn, sweet peppers, sweet potatoes, swiss chard, tomatoes, turnips, melons, raspberries, strawberries, watermelons, fresh herbs, fresh flowers, summer squash, zucchini, blueberries and cantaloupes.

The Details:
  • A full share is $575, which amounts to less than $40 per week. A half share is $350.
    The season runs for 15 weeks, from June to October.
  • Each week, shareholders will receive a newsletter from Heaven’s Harvest Farm with information about their share produce and unique recipes.
  • Produce will be delivered weekly to Crunchy Granola Baby, although the specific day is yet to be determined. Shareholders then stop by CGB to pick up up their share.

*Note: If any shareholder is unable to pick up their share by the specified date/time, Crunchy Granola Baby will donate it to a Salem charity.

Want To Become A ShareHolder?

Register at Crunchy Granola Baby as soon as possible, no later than April 26. Checks should be made out to Heavens Harvest Farm and dropped off (or mailed) to Crunchy Granola Baby.

Please include:

The deadline for share registrations is April 26.

And, if for some reason, we do not receive 20 full share registrations by April 26, Crunchy Granola Baby will immediately return your checks.

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

March 26, 2008

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We're now on Facebook! Become a fan of Crunchy Granola Baby by clicking the link below.

March 22, 2008

sale: fertility jewelry

Crunchy Granola Baby is currently having a 60% off sale on all fertility jewelry from La Belle Dame. As a family-owned business on Prince Edward Island, all the jewelry is handcrafted and saturated with symbolism. Here's what artist Kimberly says about the fertility bracelet above.

Delicate rose quartz and moonstone beads are caught between pewter bead caps and strung on hand-linked sterling silver. A pewter rope toggle and pewter turtle charm complete the bracelet.

Moonstone is said to have powers that aid in nurturing receptivity and balancing of the emotions. I included them in my fertility bracelet to help prepare the mama-to-be to welcome new life into her body, and into her life.

Rose quartz are the beads of love and fertility. They are said to help promote pregnancy and to protect the mother and unborn fetus from miscarriage.

Turtles are a potent symbol of both protection and fertility.

All of the pewter I use in my bracelets is lead-free, and completely safe for wear.

This is a perfect gift for a new bride, someone you know who has been trying, or a gift for yourself.

If you're looking for a unique gift to give a mom-to-be (or for yourself!), then stop by CGB and check out our LaBelle Dame jewelry while it's on sale for 60% its original price.

March 20, 2008

CGB gallery artist: Kris Kimball

Even though we're already halfway through March and many of you have already seen his work, we figured it would be fun to blog about our amazing new gallery artist.

Kris Kimball is a 24-year old documentary film student studying for his M.A. at Emerson College in Boston. A Danvers native, Kimball also holds a B.A. in communications and fine arts from Saint Joseph’s College of Maine.

His artistic influences range from nature and the outdoors to past adventures and places he hopes to go. He enjoys experimenting with all artistic mediums: painting, digital photography, film, animation, etc.

Currently, Kimball is devoting most of his time to working on his Masters project – a documentary about surfing in New England.

And as an avid surfer, and a serious animal lover, Kris will donate a portion of the proceeds from all painting sales at Crunchy Granola Baby to Surfrider Massachusetts and to the MSCPA.

For more information about Kris’ art or films, please contact him at

Kimball's work can be found in Crunchy Granola Baby through May.

March 19, 2008

great american meatout

Not only is tomorrow the first day of spring (woohoo!). but tomorrow is the Great American Meatout. What is a Meatout, you ask? Well, let me tell you.

The Great American Meatout is the oldest and the largest grassroots diet campaign. It's an event geared towards helping everyone explore the idea of vegetarianism (or veganism) and see what we can each do in our daily lives to help "kick the meat habit," even if only for a day.

Here at Crunchy Granola Baby, we're going to be giving away pamphlets of information about the Meatout and about the benefits of going vegetarian or vegan. We're also going to be giving away adorable little recipe books filled with vegetarian/vegan recipes for yummy meals/snacks, like hummus and olive roll-up or chocolate chip bars.

So if you've been thinking about going vegetarian, then stop by and grab some information. And if you haven't been thinking about going vegetarian, then maybe now is the time.

Other resources to check out:

March 18, 2008

strike! you're out!

Looking for something to do tomorrow morning? Well Jennie is going to be at Strike One in Danvers from 10 a.m. to noon, right during public play. Jennie will be hanging out doing babywearing demonstrations and giving away coupons for CGB. Check out their website for the public play schedule and directions. See you at Strike One!

March 14, 2008

st. patrick's day sale

Happy Friday everybody! And happy St. Patrick's Day weekend, too! Today kicks off our "green" sale, where everything green (the color) is on sale. Come check out our fun stuff and get 25% off some clothes and toys!

Speaking of fun stuff...did I mention we have even more new products??

Organic bibs made by local mom Deena Kiloski are Designed for Drool (true fact and also the name of her company). They're soft, come in tons of bright colors and are made of 100% organic cotton (some bamboo) towels. And since they bibs are made from towels, they can be machine washed and tumbled dry while still maintaining their softness. Gotta love the ingenuity of moms!

We're also now carrying Natursutten pacifiers. While we don't necessarily advise the use of pacifiers, sometimes it's just necessary. And for those moments, you're gonna want an all-natural and one-piece pacifier - Natursutten. Awarded a top-rating label by the German magazine "Oko Test," the leading eco-testing periodical in Germany, and now making a name for itself here in the states, Natursutten is a great pacifier, option.

That's it for now, but trust me there will be more later.

March 11, 2008

are you a mommy who shops?

On Thursday, April 10, Mommies Who Shop is running another great local shopping event. From 6 to 10 pm, moms can gather at the Community House of Hamilton and Wenham and peruse tons of products from North Shore (and some non-North Shore) "mompreneurs." Vendors include:
  • Yummy yummy tea company Tea Forte
  • Our old friends Toby + Rei
  • Funky jewelery by KDichter designs
  • Ipswich-based in the bag (perfect bags for knitting, especially considering CGB is starting up a knitting the shameless plug?)
  • and so many more. Check them all out here
And although Crunchy Granola Baby won't have a table at the event, we did donate a large treehouse (and all the gnomes who live in the treehouse, of course) to the silent auction. It's pretty rad . . . you know you want it.
So if all this sounds good to you, then hurry! Visit the Mommies Who Shop website before tickets sell out! (Did we mention tickets are only $15?)
  • What: Mommies Who Shop
  • When: Thursday, April 10, 2008 from 6-10 p.m.
  • Where: Community House of Hamilton and Wenham (284 Bay Road, Hamilton, MA)
  • Event Highlights: Complimentary Wine Bar, complimentary hors d'oeuvres, luxury spa lounge compliments of BodiScience Holistic Day Spa, and a HUGE silent auction

March 7, 2008

(free) infant massage

Our neighbors down the street at Body & Soul are hosting a great event that we feel we must share with all our CGB moms and dads!

On Sunday, March 30 from 10:30 a.m. to noon, Body & Soul Massage and Wellness Center presents free infant massages! The workshop is a learning opportunity for massage therapists at Body & Soul, which is why the event is free. At Body & Soul, their mission is to continuously increase their knowledge and expertise in the many types of massage to best serve their diverse clients. And to increase their knowledge and expertise, they are offering this free educational workshop. Sounds good to us!

So spend the morning getting a free infant massage for your little one and help Body & Soul perfect their already strong massage skills.

Spots are extremely limited, so please register early at Body & Soul or right here at Crunchy Granola Baby.

Some more good facts?
  • Amy Hopkins, R.N., L.M.T., has been a Labor and Delivery Nurse, conducts infant massage parent workshops, has her own private massage therapy practice, is extensively skilled in prenatal massage and also teaches prenatal/postnatal yoga.
  • Body & Soul is located right down the street from CGB at 60 Washington St. Their phone number is 978.440.7668 and website is


March 5, 2008

fresh new products for spring

Now I could go ahead and try to describe the adorable qualities of some of our new spring products, but my words wouldn't do justice. Instead, take a gander at the photos below. And after that? Well, you're certainly going to want to stop by CGB and stock up on fun new toys and clothes.