February 26, 2009

Yummy Summer Produce - 2009!

Do you crave fresh produce? Do you want to support a local, organic farm? Our 2009 CSA is now open to the general public!

In case you're unfamiliar with concept, 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 second year in a row, 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.

For 15 weeks (June through October), fresh produce will be delivered to Crunchy Granola Baby on Thursday afternoons. Shareholders simply stop by and pick up their share! Payment is due in advance of the season (March 22) and a full share is $600, while a half share is $375.

Want to become a shareholder? Then register at Crunchy Granola Baby as soon as possible, no later than March 22. Checks should be made out to Heavens Harvest Farm and dropped off (or mailed) to Crunchy Granola Baby.

Please include:
• Name
• Address
• Phone
• Email

The final deadline March 22. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Jennie Cudmore or Amy Tetreault at 978.741.0800 or at crunchygranolababy@verizon.net

Got Books . . . To Recycle?

The Salem Recycling committee is hosting a book swap on Saturday, February 28th at St. Peters Church from 9:00 am - noon.

Folks can bring in any unwanted books, videos, CDs, DVDs etc and choose anything that they like.

All leftover materials will be recycled through "Got Books".

February 24, 2009

Silly Monkey.

Sock Monkeys have arrived!

And these monkeys are hand-made in the U.S. (in Allston, actually!) from American-made materials.

They are also machine washable, suitable for all ages and insanely adorable.

February Citrus Share

Attention all February Citrus Shareholders!

Because we cannot rush Mother Nature, Heaven's Harvest Farm has been forced to move our citrus delivery back one week to Saturday, March 7.

We apologize for this inconvenience. If you have any questions/concerns, please contact Jennie at 978.741.0800.

New Hours

Beginning NEXT week, CGB will have new hours.

We will be OPEN on Mondays (beginning March 2) and CLOSED on Tuesdays (beginning March 3).

Although this is only temporary (probably through April), we do apologize for any inconveniences this may cause.

February 19, 2009

Beating the February BLAH's at CGB!

We have a TON of events coming up over the next few weeks! Check them out below!

Birth Circle: Thursday, February 19 at 7pm
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 birthWhile this event is free, we ask that you please pre-register at Crunchy Granola Baby. Call or stop by to reserve your spot

Baby Stroller 101: Saturday, February 21 at 10am
Are you a new parent overwhelmed by all the stroller options we offer? Or are you unhappy with your current stroller and looking for something new? Perhaps you are ready to have your second and not sure you need a double stroller? Then attend Baby Stroller 101! Hip Baby Gear will demo six of their most popular strollers, including standard, all-terrain and lightweight models. Best of all, class participants will receive a discount coupon for Hip Baby Gear merchandise! (Certain brand restrictions apply.)This event is free, but please RSVP space is limited

Guest Speaker Kate Luchini from Peabody Essex Museum: Friday, February 27, 9 – 9:30 am

Granola Films “The 11th Hour”:
Thursday, February 26 at 7pm
Join CGB on the fourth Thursday of each month as we host a movie night for adult moviegoers. The film selection will vary from environmental documentaries to health-related films to anything about kids and beyond. This event is free, but please RSVP.

CPR: Wednesday, March 11 at 6:30 pm
$50 Fee; please register at CGB

Learn How They Learn: Why Touch, Movement and Love are So Important for Childhood Development

Monday, March 16 at 7 pm
$10 fee; Workshop by Dr. Jerry Gould of Hamilton-Wenham Family Chiropractic

Essential Oils Workshop: Thursday, March 19 at 7 pm

Home EcO – EcoHomemaking: March 17 through April 7, from 7 to 9 pm
Learn ecologically and economically smart homemaking strategies.$35 for four week class. Register at CGB.

BabyWearing Demo: Saturday, March 21 at 10 am
Learn how to wear you baby in a tie-wrap, ring sling, etc. Free Event. Register at CGB.

Holistic Fertility Workshop: Wednesday, March 25 at 6:30 pm

Guest Speaker Julie Hough w/Happy Family Baby Food: Friday, March 27 at 9am

And don't forget to check out our full schedule of events online at www.crunchygranolababy.net/events

February 17, 2009

The 11th Hour

Join CGB on the fourth Thursday of each month as we host a night for adult moviegoers. The film selection will vary from environmental documentaries to health-related films to anything about kids and beyond. Let us know if you have any film ideas!

So join us for GRANOLA FILMS on Thursday, February 26 at 7pm as we view . . .

The 11th Hour: Narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio, this captivating documentary explores the perilous state of our planet, and the means by which we can change our course. Contributing to this crucial film are noted politicians, scientists and other ambassadors for the importance of a universal ecological consciousness.

If you're interested in attending "Granola Films," please RSVP. After all, we gotta know how much popcorn to make!

Please Note: Granola Films is BYOB. Bring your own beer, wine, juice, snacks, dinner, brunch, whatever.

If you have any questions about “Granola Films” call Jennie or Amy at 978.741.0800

February 14, 2009

Citrus Share!

Interested in fresh yummy citrus? Take part in our Citrus Share! Details below:

Orders are due by 6PM on Tuesday, February 17th. Please note: We are closed on Mondays. Citrus pickup will be Saturday, February 28th. Time TBD.

Options and Pricing are as follows:

- Full mixed box $68 (Contains all available citrus varieties)
- Half mixed box $37 (Contains all available citrus varieties)
- Full box Honey Tangerines $68
- Half box Honey Tangerines $36
- Full box Red Valencia Oranges $68
- Half box Red Valencia Oranges $36
- Full box Red Grapefruit $70
- Half box Red Grapefruit $36

If interested, make checks payable to Heavens Harvest Farm. Include your Name, Address, Phone and Email. Register and pay through Crunchy Granola Baby and we will communicate with the Farm.

Contact Amy or Jennie at crunchygranolababy@verizon.net or 978.741.0800 with questions or concerns.


February 12, 2009

Have an Irish Valentine's Day

The Third Annual Shamrock for HAWC Concert will take place at the Tabernacle Church in Salem on Saturday February 14, 2009 at 7:30pm with proceeds to benefit HAWC.

The suggested donation is $15 - $20 and will feature the following musicians:

* David O'Docherty (Irish Whistler/Singer)

* Michael O'Leary (Traditional Irish Singer)

* Bob and Jennifer Strom w/ Steve Levy, Emily Peterson and Jim Hollister (Fiddle, guitar, tenor banjo, concertina, and bodhran)

. . . and more!

To learn more about this great family event, or to purchase a CD of last year's concert (100% goes to HAWC!), please visit their MySpace page.

About HAWC: HAWC is a Salem-based organization that provides shelter and support services to victims of domestic violence. HAWC provides services and support to women in 23 cities and towns on Massachusetts' North Shore in order that they may make informed, independent decisions about their future, and access alternatives to living in a violent situation.

February 10, 2009

Home EcO : Knitting

Crunchy Granola Baby is introducing a new type of class: sewing, knitting & homemaking techniques for the modern woman in a green age. Next up?


The class will teach basic knitting instruction from casting on to casting off. Experience the creative joy of making your own fabric from yarn. For all classes please bring yarn and needles. If you need help choosing, please feel free to call Jennifer at 978.744.1596 before the first class for advice.

The class is $35 for four weeks, no drop-ins with a max of 8 students.

Classes run from February 17 through March 10, from 7 to 9 pm. Weekly instructions are as follows:

February 17 (Week One)
Basic knitting techniques. This class will simply be an introduction to and practice session for beginning knitting including casting on using the “knit” stitch. By the end of class you will have the beginnings of a scarf.

February 24 (Week Two)
During this class we will learn to “purl”. Now, with both “knit” and “purl” under your belt there is no limit to the patterns and textures that you can create. You will continue with you scarf from the previous class or start a new one using your new stitches.

March 3 (Week Three)
Knit an elegant handbag. This week I will give instructions and help you get started creating a beautiful little handbag. New techniques will include “double Knitting” and making an “I”-Cord.

March 10 (Week Four)
Baby Booties Learn how to knit the cutest and quick knitting little baby booties using the “double knitting” technique you learned last week.

To register, please call Jennie or Amy at 978.741.0800 or email crunchygranolababy@verizon.net

February 7, 2009

Salem's So Sweet!

Come on downtown and check out our Ice Sculpture - only part of the Salem's So Sweet Chocolate & Ice Sculpture Festival!

Besides the beautiful tie-dyed ice outside our door, we've got great deals on pink and red products (25% off!), yummy snacks (like hot cocoa and banana chips!) and Golden Tickets!

Happy Valentine's Day . . . a week early!

February 5, 2009

Love = Development

On February 5, Keith L. Pentz, former teacher at University of Central Florida in Orlando and Gordon College, will give a lecture at Gordon College.

The lecture will offer insight into current research related to how sharing love and warmth of feelings with young children actually promotes neural/cognitive development as well as alleviates certain behavioral concerns.

The lecture will take place Thursday , February 5th from 7-9 p.m. in Jenks Room 406 (within Jenks Library) at Gordon College. The fee is $10. To register or for more information call 978.468.5489.

February 3, 2009

Twitter Twitter Twitter!

Crunchy Granola Baby is Twittering! Why aren't you?!

I know how much you guys all love Facebook . . . why not try Twitter?

So come on, follow us on Twitter.

(What is Twitter, you ask? Twitter is a free social messaging utility for staying connected in real-time. It's kinda like Status Updates on Facebook . . .)

The Clothes on Their Backs

Join Modern Millie, The Salem Mission and a ton of other local shops for "The Clothes on Their Backs," a benefit fashion show hosted by the Salem Mission to raise awareness and funds for their transformational work with the homeless in Salem.

"The Clothes on Their Backs" will take place on February 5 at 7 PM at The Historic Hawthorne Hotel. Besides the fashion show (directed by Modern Millie owner Christine Robidoux), there will be: complimentary consultations and pampering by top salons and spas, silent and live auction, delicious hors'doeuvres, and so much more...

Drawing from area retailers and mixing and matching various style sensibilities, Christine Robidoux, owner of the Salem shop Modern Millie, assisted by Laura Febonio, is creating a not-to-be-missed, choreographed runway show set to a high-energy soundtrack and performed by 15 models. Select fashions will be auctioned after the show and some items will be available for purchase at a discount at the event or at the retailer in the following days.

Robidoux has already produced three notable fashion shows in Salem. Her passion for clothing design dates back to her early experiences being taught to sew vintage fabrics by her grandmother. This inspired a lifetime interest in redesigning clothing to fit her style. Now Robidoux’s life work is to help other women find their own personal style. Robidoux’s eye for fashion and color will be represented through the theme of transformation.

“Transformation and versatility are elemental in fashion,” says Robidoux. “You can expect to see concepts like day-to-evening, vintage to modern, creative ways to mix and match, and of course spring preview.”

Mark Cote, executive director of The Salem Mission says, “Transformation is an important part of our program. We offer men and women the support they need to transform their lives and overcome homelessness. We could think of no better theme for this event.”

VIP tickets are $50 and include exclusive seating along the runway. General admission tickets are $30. To order online, visit here.

For more information about this event, please contact Jen Pieroni at 978.744.0500.