May 31, 2009

Help Wanted

Crunchy Granola Baby is looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join our team!

As a growing retail outlet, we're looking for outgoing candidates with a passion for natural living. We are well-known for our superior customer service, so applicants should enjoy working with people, and babies and children too. Applicants should also be self-motivated and driven individuals with a desire to excel.
Applicants must have a passion for merchandising our ever-growing collection of products and be computer-literate and willing to help update our operating system.

Part times sales consist of 15-20 hours a week providing customer service, but applicants should also have the flexibility and availability to work evening and weekend shifts.

Other Responsibilities:

- Love talking with people? You should relish in assisting customers because, trust us, we have some of the best customers.
- Prefer a clean house? We need somebody who doesn't mind a little cleaning and light lifting.
- Interested in learning more about natural living and parenting? You should be willing to educate yourself about our products and their benefits.
- Are you community-oriented? We need an individual who wouldn't mind helping out at workshops and events.

If all this sounds like you, please send resume and / or letter of interest to No phone calls please.

May 28, 2009

Reusing and Recycling by Reselling at Crunchy Granola Baby

To kick off “Once Crunched,” CGB is hosting a “Once Crunched Launch Party.” On Saturday, June 6 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, we will be showing off our gently used baby and children's items, munching on yummy organic treats and learning about the wonderful organization "For Jake's Sake."

“For Jake’s Sake" is the current non-profit who will receive a portion of the proceeds from "Once Crunched." A local non-profit dedicated to offering financial assistance for autistic children in Massachusetts, "For Jake's Sake" was founded in 2008 by Dawn Cobak and works to help autistic children gain access to effective therapies they otherwise could not afford. To learn more about this wonderful organization, visit

If you can’t attend our party, but would like to schedule an appointment to donate gently used items (like organic clothing, wooden toys, cloth diapers, etc) or have questions, please contact Jennie or Amy at 978.741.0800 or

More About Once Crunched:

CGB recently launched a new line called “Once Crunched,” which consists of gently used baby and children’s items.

Items closely resemble current CGB products (organic, fair trade, etc) and are both donated by and sold to eco-conscious customers.

The aim of “Once Crunched” is to give families another way to go green. By donating their items, families are supporting a local business, recycling their own products and giving other families the opportunity to buy eco-products secondhand. Additionally, CGB provides a shop discount voucher for donated items and a 5% donation of “Once Crunched” proceeds to local, non-profit organizations.

May 26, 2009

Memorial Day Weekend!

Hope everyone had a wonderful Memorial Day!

And now that summer is officially here, it's time for great warm weather activities!

Why not pack up a copy of "Playgrounds of the North Shore," our Perfect Picnic Play Mat, some Badger Sunscreen (maybe even some Blooming Lotus Deet-Free Bug Spray) and head outside for a playground picnic?!

There is no limit to the amount of fun you can have!

May 21, 2009

What We're Reading: "Baby Catcher: Chronicles of a Modern Midwife"

"In a joyous, often hilarious ode to the Birkenstock-scuffling, tackle box-toting mobile midwives who flourished in the 1980s, Peggy Vincent chronicles her abundant life as a professional Baby Catcher.

The wild ride begins during her nurse training years in the 1960s, when laboring women were expected to lie down, shut up, and submit to whatever drugs and procedures the doctor ordered. A rebellious patient who chants and dances through her contractions--and the hell that ensues when seasoned hospital staffers intrude--lights a permanent fire under Vincent. Her resolve to serve each laboring woman with compassion and respect carries her from obstetrics nurse to head of an alternative birth center within Alta Bates Hospital in Berkeley, California, and eventually into her own private practice as a licensed midwife.

Like the most courageous home births, this collection of delivery experiences refuses anesthesia: plenty of bellowing, sweating, bleeding, and pushing accompany nearly all of the more than 40 tales. Tough confrontations with stubborn physicians, panicky labor partners, and one particularly nasty calico cat are dabbed with as many keen insights as Vincent's quieter, more heart-rending newborn encounters.

Baby Catcher is an inspirational literary gift suitable for expectant mothers, fellow baby catchers, and anyone who loves reading about nature's greatest magical feat." - From

Interested in other books from our Lending Library? Check them out at our GoodReads Profile.

May 19, 2009

Upcoming Events: Lectures & Guest Speakers!

Join us Thursday, May 21 at 7PM for “The Big Let Down: Understanding Why Breastfeeding Fails.”

This breastfeeding lecture will discuss why/how almost 75% of first time mothers have difficulty reaching their breastfeeding goals. Whether you are expecting your first baby or your second, this lecture will teach you about the many barriers to breastfeeding success and simple ways you can avoid them.

Learn more about instructor Kathy Abbott at

Please Note: There is a $15 fee for this lecture and RSVP's are required since space is limited.

Also be sure to join us for our Parenting Group Guest Speakers on Friday, May 22 at 9AM.

Melissa McKenna and Erica Hubbard are from Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.,a financial planning practice based out of Charlestown. From monitoring monthly cash flow and savings, to wealth management and implementing tax advantageous strategies, they help clients and their families address their financial concerns. The purpose is to provide goal-oriented financial solutions tailored to each client's individual needs.

May 17, 2009

Rainy Sunday Afternoons

Today is the last day to vote for Old Town Hall! Be sure to stop at CGB to vote and receive 15% off your purchase! If you can't visit the shop, be sure to vote online here.

And don't forget: CGB has new Sunday hours! We're at the shop noon to 4PM, but you can always shop online!

May 16, 2009

Prolific Pooper Pass

Do you know about the "Prolific Pooper Pass?"

With your "Prolific Pooper Pass," buy ten packs of disposable diapers and get your 11th free. Buy 10 cloth diapers and get an organic contour diaper free!


Make sure the next time you are in buying diapers that you receive your "Prolific Pooper Pass" (P.P.P for short).

PS: How cute are those Little Beetl Diapers?!

May 14, 2009

New Product: Ergo Weather Cover

CGB is now carrying the Ergo Weather Cover!

Made of navy blue, water-resistant fabric, the Weather Cover provides ideal protection against any wet weather.

Featuring a soft, fleece, cranberry lining, the Weather Cover fits any Ergo carrier to keep baby warm and dry on the coolest, wettest of days!

May 12, 2009

Notes of Note

- Don't forget to vote for Old Town Hall! Your vote will help Salem win a preservation grant of up $100,000 to restore and maintain Old Town Hall! And if you vote for Old Town Hall at CGB between May 11 and May 17, we'll give you 15% off a product!

- CGB is changing it's Sunday hours. Beginning this Sunday (May 17), we will be open 12 - 4.

- Breastfeeding Lecture Series "The Big Let Down" is next Thursday, May 21 at 7PM. Learn more by visiting CGB's Calendar.

- HAWC is still in dire need of baby items, like diapers and clothing. Please stop by CGB and donate anything you can spare. Learn more about HAWC here.

May 10, 2009


To all the mothers, have a blissful Mother's Day.

May 9, 2009

Save Old Town Hall!

Partners in Preservation is a program committed to preserving historic places throughout the US. And instead of just giving away the funds, they're holding a contest to see which Massachusetts sites deserve the grants.

By voting for Old Town Hall here, you are voting for a preservation grant of up $100,000 to restore and maintain Old Town Hall!

And to sweeten the deal, if you vote for Old Town Hall at CGB between May 11 and May 17, we'll give you 20% off a product!

And don't forget, you can cast one vote online every single day!

(PS: Today is World Fair Trade Day ... don't forget to stop by CGB for great discounts on great fair trade products!)

May 7, 2009

World Fair Trade Day

Celebrate World Fair Trade Day on Saturday, May 9 at Crunchy Granola Baby! Receive 20% off any product that is Fair Trade...which basically means 20% off every product in the shop!

Don't know the details about World Fair Trade Day?

World Fair Trade Day has grown into a global festival of Fair Trade with events organized worldwide, on and around the second Saturday of May by members of the World Fair Trade Organization across 70 countries. Events have included Fair Trade breakfasts, talks, markets, live performances, fashion shows, carnivals, processions and protests, to drive Fair Trade and campaign for justice in trade and promote sustainable social and environmental policy. Fair Trade products and produce from marginalized communities are showcased on the day.

It's vital that we correct the imbalance in trade that leaves millions of people living in poverty with the threat of climate change and a financial crisis hanging over us all.

Learn more at

May 5, 2009

It's A Deal: Yoga Pants!

Purchase a pair of Positively Organic's super soft, super practical Yoga Pants and recieve an Organic Zee Spot Onesie or CGB Logo Onesie or Tee for 50% off!This offer is good for the entire month of May!

*Today only! Come in and say "7 Days" for 15% off your purchase!

May 2, 2009

Introducing Once Crunched

Crunchy is adding a new leaf . . .

It’s time to reuse and recycle with resale!

CGB is looking for very gently used baby and children’s items: newborn through size 4 toddler. We’re looking for: clothing, cloth diapers, shoes, wooden toys etc. Anything organic is highly desirable and please note that all items must meet CGB standards (no stains, pilling, characters, etc).

If you have gently used baby or children’s items, please make an appointment at CGB (Sundays 12-3 and Wednesdays 3-6) for a review of your potential items.

You will recieve "Crunchy Credit" for items accepted.

In addition, CGB will donate 5% of Once Crunched sales to local, non-profit organizations.

Please call 978.741.0800 with questions or to schedule an appointment.

New Product: Earth Friends

Earth Friends were created in 1998 by an eco-artsy mom in Southern California and developed by an eco-savvy mom in Northern California. They are the ultimate in heirloom quality rag dolls, lovingly handcrafted from the highest quality natural and recycled materials. Their thick hair is made from organic cotton, their skin is made from hemp, and their clothes are made from sustainable materials like organic cotton and recycled cotton blends. And guess what! Their soft stuffing is made from recycled plastic containers!

Open their backpacks to find a Hope Tree Planting Kit with Douglas Fir tree seeds, planting instructions and a plant and grow expanding coco pellet. Earth Friends know we need lots of trees to keep our air clean, create shade and provide animal habitat. Plant your Hope tree and it will become a magical place.

Check out Earth Friends Jayden (shown above) and all her other friends at