September 30, 2008

Harry Potter Film Festival at CInema Salem!

I'm sure you've all heard by now. "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" isn't being released until next summer.

I know. It's tragic.

So what are we going to do for the next 9 months?

Luckily, Cinema Salem has stepped up to the plate and is hosting a Harry Potter Film Festival! Refresh your memory by re-watching the first five films in their original 35mm prints!

The schedule is as follows:
  • October 3 & 4 at 10am: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • October 10 & 11 at 10am: Harry Potter and the Sorceror's Stone
  • October 18 & 19 at 10am: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  • October 25 & 26 at 10am: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • November 1 & 2 at 10am: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

And if you just can't wait for your "Half-Blood' fix, check out this great Wall Street Journal article and its embedded trailer for the July film.

new arrivals: Kusikuy!

One of our favorite companies, Kusikuy Clothing Company, has shipped us some of their beautiful fall clothing! One of favorites? This Kids Rainbow Hoodie!

Bolivian moms love knitting these fun colorful sweaters. Each one takes about three days to knit. And kids worldwide love snuggling down in its bright colors: The colors of the Rainbow!

Features include a full zip cardigan front, an ample hood topped with a darling pompom. Generous sizing and meticulous knitting, makes this a sweater that can be handed down through the generations.

Easy machine wash, gentle cycle. Please place in lingerie bag to protect when washing in machine. Lay flat to dry.

Hand knit in Bolivia. 100% alpaca.

PS: We also have matching hats, socks, and mittens!

September 25, 2008

new arrivals: BabyLegs!

Sure, we always carry BabyLegs. But now we're carrying some fun new designs that are simply perfect for Halloween!

I mean, just take a look at these Punkin' BabyLegs.

Why carve a jack-o'-lantern when you can be one? This jack-o'-lantern is pumpkin orange, vine green, and black like the night sky. You don't always need a costume to get that Halloween look and feel!

And if looking like a jack-o'-lantern isn't your thing, then check out the other options. We've got pink, striped, stars, spiders, and more!

September 23, 2008

new arrivals: Kate Quinn Organics

Well, it's here.

Kate Quinn Organics Fall Collection is now at CGB.

We've got long-sleeved dresses, long-sleeved football tees, long-sleeved kimono onesies, knot hats, pants, and even the absolutely adorable Organic Sherpa Baby Bunting pictured at left.

Seriously. How cute is that?

So it's time to say goodbye to summer and welcome autumn with some crunchy new outfits.

(And maybe even check out the insanely low prices on summer outfits . . .)

September 19, 2008

Crunchy Granola Baby will be closing at 4pm on Sunday, September 21.
We apologize for the inconvenience.

September 18, 2008

Fashion Fusion

Modern Millie and Cabin Fever are bringing together vintage and contemporary fashion and decor tonight at Fashion Fusion!

Fashion Fusion is a fashion and decor show that will take place tonight at Gulu Gulu Cafe. The show starts at 8pm and features Modern Millie's duds and Cabin Fever's decor and accessories.

But if you visit the pre-show Cocktail Party at Cabin Fever before the show, you can pick up primo seat passes to the fashion show (first come, first serve) AND an extra 10% off discount at both stores for the evening! Cocktail hour starts at 6:30pm.

But if you can't make it to Cabin Fever before the show, that's ok. Modern Millie and Cabin Fever will still let you take advantage of the storewide(s) 15% off sale. Both stores will be open until 10pm for the inspired late-night shopper.

And the best part? Free admission to the Fashion and Decor Show at Gulu Gulu! But donations are accepted since all proceeds will benefit the Northeast Animal Shelter.

*PS: DJ John will be spinning for all you hip cats.


Come help Salem Sound Coastwatch clean up Salem's beaches this weekend!

As part of a statewide "Coastsweep 2008" campaign, Salem Sound Coastwatch will be cleaning up Dead Horse Beach (Memorial Drive in Salem Willows) and Furlong Park (Franklin Street in North Salem) from 9 to 10:30am on Saturday, September 20. There is no need to register, just come, bring friends and family and help clean up the debris. Salem Sound Coastwatch will supply trash bags and gloves.

And if you're busy this weekend, how about joining Salem Sound Coastwatch on Monday, September 22 to help clean up Coney Island in Salem Sound? Volunteers will be taking crew members out in their boats, leaving around 10am and returning around 12:30pm. RSVP required for Coney Island cleanup! Please call 978.741.7900 or email

For more information, visit

September 16, 2008

new hours

Crunchy Granola Baby is extending its hours. During the week, we will be open at 10am.

Our hours are as follows:

Sunday: Noon to 6pm
Monday: 10am to 6pm
Tuesday: 10am to 6pm
Wednesday: 10am to 6pm
Thursday: 10am to 7pm
Friday: 9am to 7pm
Saturday: 10am to 6pm

September 11, 2008

...welcome putumayo!

I am so excited. Seriously.

Wanna know why?

We are now carrying Putumayo Kids CDs!

In case you are unfamiliar with Putumayo Kids, they are a division of Putumayo World Music. And in case you are unfamiliar with Putumayo World Music, let's break it down. (All of this information is from their super interesting website, check it out.)

Putumayo World Music was established in 1993 to introduce people to the music of the world's cultures. They are a pioneer and leader in the the developing non-traditional music market and, to make it even better, Putumayo works to raise awareness and support for organizations that help improve the quality of life in regions where the music comes from. Putumayo World Music has contributed more than $1 million dollars to non-profit organizations that do good work in the regions where the music comes from.

Putumayo Kids is simply an extension of the original World Music brand. Putumayo Kids produces music that entertains, educates and inspires cultural curiosity. More than 3 million Putumayo Kids CDs have been sold in nearly 100 countries and at least one percent of CD sales benefit non-profit groups that support children, families, schools and other charities.

Putumayo Kids CDs celebrate diverse countries and cultures are seriously entertaining. I'm 24 and I collect the Putumayo World Music CDs for myself. Yeah, I admit it.

Here's a taste of what we have in stock: African Dreamland, Celtic Dreamland, Reggae Playground, Latin Playground, World Playground, and more!

Come check them out! You won't regret it.

September 10, 2008

IMPORTANT: Haba recalls 18K infant toys

Haba importer Habermaass Corp., Skaneateles, N.Y., is recalling 118,000 wooden puzzles, infant rattles, pacifier holders and stroller toys because of potential choking hazards.The recalled products, all infant toys, contain small pieces, including glued on mirrors and/or prisms, that can detach, posing a choking hazard to infants, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Habermaass has received 15 reports of incidents involving the recalled products, including pieces of the rattles detaching and being mouthed by young children. They are:

Triolino Puzzle: Lady bug puzzle is 7 inches x ½ inch thick

• Lucy Clutching Toy (rattle): Hearts have mirrors and prisms. The rattle is about 4 inches in diameter.

• Little Heart Clutching Toy (rattle): Heart has mirror. The rattle is about 3½ inches in diameter.

• Pixie’s World (rattle): 2½ inch rattle with mushroom, flower, person and house with mirror.• Belinda Clutching Toy (rattle): Flower clutching toy has face in the middle. The rattle is about 4 inches in diameter.

• Miro Clutching Toy (rattle): Rattle center contains blue plastic ball with 10 holes. The rattle is about 3½ inches in diameter.

• Bunny Pacifier Holder: Pacifier holder is 8.6 inches long with fabric bunny on the end and wooden star with mirror in the middle.

• Bear Pacifier Holder: Pacifier holder is 8.6 inches long with bear at the end and wooden circle with mirror in the middle.

• Bonita (rattle): 2½ inch bouquet of four shapes on wooden ring.

• Bella (rattle): 3 inch diameter with four wooden hearts with two mirrors.

• Pirate Joe (rattle): 4 inch pirate theme with bell and mirror.• Rally (rattle): 4 inch triangle shape with three cars.

• Flori (rattle): Six petal shapes on elastic band. Includes three mirrors & three bells. 5 inches

• Triola (rattle): 4 inch triangle with two flowers and round corner.

• Trio (rattle): 4 inch triangle shape with squeaker, bell and mirror.

• Speedy (rattle): Wooden car about 4½ inches long by 3 inches high. Squeaker in back and mirror on car hood.

• Little Hearts Stroller Toy: 18 inch pram-chain with ten various size wooden hearts.

• Discovery Balls, set of 4: Set contains one orange, one red, one blue and one bi-color blue/yellow ball. The red ball contains three small mirrors.

• Discovery Ball with Rattle: Blue/yellow round wooden ball with small mirror.

All of the products being recalled have “Haba” printed on them. They were made in Germany. They were sold at specialty toy stores nationwide and at specialty online retailers from January 2002 through August 2008 for between $10 and $35.

Consumers should contact Habermaass to receive a free replacement product or a full refund. The company can be reached at (800) 468-6873 ext. 107 or

September 9, 2008



Crunchy Granola Baby needs to clear its shelf space to make room for all the great fall /winter clothing that should be arriving soon. And how are we doing this? By taking an additional 20% off already reduced summer clothing items!

Stop in today for great deals on: Kate Quinn cropped pants, Positively Organic skirts and matching shirts, Toby + Rei tanks and onesies, and more!

September 6, 2008

Bioneers by the Bay: Connecting for Change

Bioneers by the Bay: Connecting for Change is an internationally acclaimed annual gathering of environmental, industry and social justice innovators who have demonstrated visionary and practical models for restoring the Earth and its inhabitants.

From October 24-26, over 2,000 students, teachers, green business innovators, scientists, grassroots leaders and everyday folks from across the East Coast will gather in New Bedford to embrace, share, brainstorm, network, heal, learn, teach, celebrate, recharge and connect for change.

Bioneers by the Bay will roll up their sleeves and harvest tangible, practical solutions to the specific challenges we face here in the Northeast and the world at-large.

It will be a remarkable three days of live keynote presentations, afternoon workshops, an extensive Youth Initiative program, a downlink of the 19th Annual Bioneers Conference in California, an exhibition hall featuring sustainable businesses and organizations, a community action center, films, music, art installations, a farmers’ market and local & organic food.

Check it out!

September 5, 2008

considering homebirth?

We may have already mentioned this, but . . . Are you and your partner considering homebirth?

Then join our meeting for pregnant partners!

Massachusetts Friends Of Midwives is hosting a meeting exclusively for the partners of pregnant women. This meeting, moderated by a homebirth midwife, will specifically address questions and concerns for those who don’t know what to expect. No question or concern is too silly! Those who have their own homebirth stories to share are welcome, too.

When: September 17th @ 7pm
Where: Crunchy Granola Baby, 72 Washington Street, Salem
How: Contact us at for more information

September 2, 2008

The FDA Globalization Act of 2008

Our friends over at Blooming Lotus have informed us about a new law that would impose a registration fee up to $12,000 on any company that manufactures, imports or distributes any product that you apply to your skin or hair.

The FDA Globalization Act of 2008 would make it very difficult for solopreneurs and micro businesses to comply with burdensome reporting, paperwork and extravagant fees.

Blooming Lotus says, "Is it important to provide safe cosmetics? Absolutely. We are not opposed to record keeping and safety compliance. Instead, it may leave us with no choice but to purchase from nameless, faceless corporate giants who may be a little more concerned with the bottom line than they are providing products with safe ingredients and integrity."

The trade group Indie Beauty Network is already stepping up to protect the interests of small beauty businesses. Donna Maria Coles-Johnson, leader of the Indie Beauty Network, has written a blog entry on the topic, which also includes a petition. And if you're really fired up, you can contact your representatives in the House or Senate and let them know you are opposed to the FDA Globalization Act of 2008.

CGB and Blooming Lotus would like to encourage discussion on this topic, so please feel free to post any comments or questions.