April 30, 2009

nAGLY Celebration and Fundraiser

nAGLY (The North Shore Alliance of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Youth) is hosting a Celebration and Fundraising Event on Saturday, May 9 at St. Peter's Episcopal Church Hall.

Join nAGLY to celebrate and support their role as the only organization for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender. Tickets are $20 and all proceeds benefit nAGLY's support, health promotion and youth leadership development programming. Order via phone at 781.913.3737 or via email at naglyleaders@gmail.com.

Learn more about nAGLY at www.nagly.org.

April 27, 2009

Angie Needs a New Home!

CGB's owner Jennie Cudmore needs your help! Her absolutely adorable dog Angie needs a new home!

Why? Her three-year old son has tested positive for dog and cat allergies, and they are trying desperately to relieve him of his eczema. It's a very difficult time for the Cudmores and they are hoping that finding Angie a new home will be the solution.

More About Angie:

Angie is a lap dog and loves attention.She is a nine-year old healthy spayed female, who is up to date on her vaccinations. She also recently had dental work.

Angie has one eye and, unfortunately, has lost sight in that eye over the past year. She has a hard time walking on a leash since losing her vision, but we recently purchased a new harness that will hopefully prove successful. And although she has also lost quite a bit of confidence since losing her sight, and all of her animal companions, she is an absolute doll.

Therefore Angie will do best with another friendly dog, or any other pet, in the house. She is very tolerant and gets along with everyone/thing, including her past friends: bunnies, ferrets, and Guinea pigs.

Angie is house-trained, but has no problem finding a spot inside to eliminate if not let out frequently.

Angie's new owner will need to give her lots of TLC and be extremely patient, willing to teach Angie to navigate her new surroundings. We would prefer that her new home be willing to share photos and keep us updated. If, by chance, her new home doesn't work out and Angie isn't adjusting, we would always take her back.

If you are interested in learning more about Angie, please email crunchygranolababy@verizon.net or call 978.741.0800.

April 25, 2009

What We're Reading: "Raising Your Spirited Child"

Check out what we're currently reading!

"Recently, temperament traits have come to the forefront of child development theory. In Raising Your Spirited Child, Mary Sheedy Kurcinka's first contribution is to redefine the "difficult child" as the "spirited" child, a child that is, as she says, MORE. Many people are leery about books that are too quick to "type" kids, but Kurcinka, a parent of a spirited child herself and a parent educator for 20 years, doesn't fall into that trap. Instead, she provides tools to understanding your own temperament as well as your child's. When you understand your temperamental matches--and your mismatches--you can better understand, work, live, socialize, and enjoy spirit in your child. By reframing challenging temperamental qualities in a positive way, and by giving readers specific tools to work with these qualities, Kurcinka has provided a book that will help all parents, especially the parents of spirited children, understand and better parent their children." - Amazon.com

Available as part of Crunchy Granola Baby's Lending Library

From Garbage to Garden...TODAY!


Just purchase a $5 Composting for Community Gardens raffle ticket for your chance to win this compost bin (donated by the City) or a worm bin (loving handcrafted by Lisa Spence).

*100% of the raffle proceeds benefit Salem Community Gardens!

*Note: Winners will be announced April 25 (TODAY!), after the composting demonstration.

And don’t forget to attend our Composting Demonstration...TODAY!

WHAT: Composting For Salem Community Gardens – a composting demonstration at CGB
WHEN: Saturday, April 25 at 11 AM (TODAY!)
WHERE: Crunchy Granola Baby (72 Washington St. Salem MA)
HOW: Just walk, drive or bike on over to CGB for a great demonstration in composting. And be sure to pick up a $5 raffle ticket for your chance to win your very own compost bin or worm bin!
WHY? 100% proceeds benefit Salem Community Gardens

April 23, 2009

Community Interview: Kristy Mount

April's Community Interview is with Kristy Mount, local mom and creator of Potty Mouth Designs!

Kristy has had a love for fashion and design since she was a child herself.

After years of designing and sewing her own clothes, her passion led her to study fashion at Parsons School of Design in Paris and graduate from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City.

And while producing her own line of clothing has always been a dream of Kristy’s, it wasn’t until she became a stay-at-home mom that her dream was realized. After having her first baby, Nathaniel, Kristy became dissatisfied with the traditional designs and colors that dominated the baby clothes market. By the time Kristy’s second child, Anabelle, was born she decided to do something about it and began making her own clothing and accessories for her little ones.

So began Potty Mouth Designs.

Where did you come up with the name "Potty Mouth Designs"?

A group of us gets together every week to craft/ socialize/ vent about parenthood and since the kids are asleep, the expletives just seem to roll off my tongue. My friend Kristen said that if I ever started to sell my stuff, that I should call it Potty Mouth Designs, so I did. It was just the perfect fit.

What is the most rewarding aspect of Potty Mouth Designs?

Knowing that I make a product that people find worthy enough to take home for their children or give to someone they care about means a lot to me. And while I wouldn't trade staying home with my kids for the world, sometimes its good to know that people other than my family appreciate something that I do.

Stop by Crunchy Granola Baby and check out all of Kristy's Potty Mouth Designs!

Mother's Day Specials!

Looking for the perfect Mother's Day gift? What about personalized jewelry?

Gem & I Jewelry is lovingly handcrafted by a local artist (and mother) and reflects the unique beauty of the wearer.

And just for Mother's Day, all customers who place their order by May 6 will receive 10% off their entire order! (Please note: in-store pickup only.)

Stop by CGB today and place your order now for Mother's Day!

And if you're an expecting Mama, not yet sure of a baby name, we're also hosting a Prenatal Photo Session for Mother's Day!

CGB has teamed up with Sherrell Photography to offer expecting Mamas the opportunity for a relaxing, fun and affordable prenatal photo session. Simply RSVP to Crunchy Granola Baby and head to the shop on Saturday, May 9 for your very own photo shoot with the talented Tabitha Sherrell!

Included with the $75 session fee is 20 minutes of studio time (at CGB), online proofing and ordering, as well as a $25 online print credit.

For details, or to RSVP, call 978.741.0800.

April 21, 2009

Composting for The Salem Community Gardens.

What are you doing this Saturday (April 25) around 11AM?

Learning how to compost!

Stop by Crunchy Granola Baby to see just how easy and important it is to compost. Besides a demonstration, we will also discuss space options, winter composting, introducing worms and more.

And be sure to pick up your Composting for Community Gardens raffle tickets for your chance to win a compost bin (donated by the City) or worm bin (lovingly hand crafted by Lisa Spence)!

100% of the raffle proceeds benefit Salem Community Gardens! Raffle tickets are only $5 and can be purchased right here at CGB.

*Please Note: Winners will be announced April 25, after the composting demonstration.

April 18, 2009


CGB is celebrating Earth Day THIS WEEKEND by teaming up with Modern Millie to help raise funds for Salem Sound Coastwatch.

Today and tomorrow (Sunday April 19th), we will give you 15% an item with your donation of $1. Donate $1 for as many items as you buy and get 15% off your entire purchase!

Celebrate Earth Day by stocking up on organic baby shower gifts and funky recycled outfits!

April 16, 2009


HAWC (Help for Abused Women and their Children) is in dire need of baby items.

The local organization is desperately in need of everything from diapers to wipes, from bibs to baby powder.Gently used items can be donated, as well as purchased items. Donate here at CGB or directly to the shelter by calling 978.744.8552.

CGB Suggestions: Naturepedic Baby Wipes, Potty Mouth Bibs, Buddha Belly Baby Powder, Nature BabyCare Diapers, etc.

Remember: anything you can spare can help a mother and her child.

About HAWC: HAWC provides services and support to victims of domestic violence residing in 23 cities and towns on Massachusetts' North Shore in order that they may make informed, independent decisions about their futures, and access alternatives to living in a violent situation.

Learn more about HAWC at www.helpabusedwomen.org.

Guest Speaker: Julie Hough

CGB played host to guest speaker Julie Hough from HappyFamily Baby Food!

We learned so much about this wonderful organic baby food company and spent our morning testing out all their yummy products!

Don't forget! CGB hosts guest speakers twice a month - check our calendar to see who is next!

April 14, 2009

Earth Day Celebration!

We are celebrating Earth Day this year by teaming up with Modern Millie to help raise funds for Salem Sound Coastwatch.

Starting Friday April 17th and running until Sunday April 19th, we will give you 15% an item with your donation of $1. Donate $1 for as many items as you buy and get 15% off your entire purchase!

Celebrate Earth Day by stocking up on organic baby shower gifts and funky recycled outfits!

Learn more at Salem Sound Coastwatch!

April 13, 2009

Strawberries Are Here!

Our delicious fruit has been delivered, thanks to Heavens Harvest Farm!
YUM! Citrus too. :)

April 11, 2009


Today, CGB played host to a few furry friends!

The House Rabbit Network brought by two bunnies to the shop today to help inform our customers about the wonders of owning a rabbit as a pet. Did you know bunnies can be litter box trained?

It was an absolutely wonderful event and everybody had a great time petting the bunnies and learning all about the amazing work of The House Rabbit Network.

For more information about adopting or fostering a House Rabbit Network bunny, please visit their site at www.rabbitnetwork.org.

And everyone here at CGB would like to wish you a wonderful Easter. We will be closed, but we hope to see you Monday!

April 9, 2009

New Product: Snappi

Psst...CGB is now carrying Snappi's!

The Snappi Diaper Fastener is a pinless diaper fastener that offers a practical and reliable way to fasten a cloth diaper. It's easy to use, practical and reliable.The Snappi Diaper Fastener comes in a variety of colors and is made from a stretchable non-toxic material, which is T-shaped with grips on each end. These grips hook into the diaper fabric to ensure a snug-fitting diaper with enough natural movement for the baby.

April 7, 2009

Bunnies! Bunnies! Bunnies!

This Saturday (April 11 at 11 am), the House Rabbit Network will be bringing by some rescued bunnies!

The House Rabbit Network is an organization formed with two primary purposes: 1.) To rescue homeless rabbits and find them good indoor homes and 2.) To educate the public about rabbits and their care. These activities may include:

* providing foster care for discarded domestic rabbits and arranging for adoption to permanent indoor homes;
* assisting humane societies and shelters with rabbits;
* providing spay/neuter surgery and veterinary care through arrangements with area practitioners;
* rehabilitating and socializing mistreated or neglected animals;
* permanently caring for animals who cannot be placed in adoptive homes due to serious health or behavioral problems; and
* educating the public on responsible pet ownership and humane practices.

Come by Crunchy Granola Baby to visit the bunnies and learn what great pets they can be!

(PS: That little cutie pictured above is Carla, a beautiful, small, silver martin, girl bunny. Learn more about Carla here.)

April 6, 2009

Baby Registry Open House

A big THANK YOU to everyone who helped out and attended our Baby Registry Open House event this past Saturday!

We met a ton of wonderful soon-to-be Mamas and Papas and helped these growing families "go green" with their registries. With chiropractic adjustments, natural childbirth discussions, yummy snacks from A&J King Bakery and flowers from Fiddlehead, I'd say that our Baby Registry Open House was a spring success!

Couldn't make it? We're hoping to hose another in the fall . . . keep checking our calendar for updates!

April 5, 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 info@crunchygranolababy.com. No phone calls please.

April 2, 2009

Citrus and Strawberry Fruit Share!

Interested in a Citrus and/or Strawberry Fruit Share?

Deadline is TODAY! (And delivery will be before Easter, although the specific date is to be determined)

To place an order, call 978.741.0800 email us at info@crunchygranolababy.com. All checks must be received before delivery! And checks can be made out to "Heaven's Harvest Farm."
Here are the options:

Red grapefruits: Full box=$70, Half box $37
Valencia oranges: Full box=$68, Half box=$36
Mixed: Full box=$72, Half mix =$38

12 pints of organic strawberries = $48
Please Note: The Farm is not able to break the flat of berries into smaller units...but you can eat fresh, freeze and/or share!

Let us know if you have any questions!

Baby Registry Open House

Join Crunchy Granola Baby as we celebrate soon-to-be Mamas and Papas with an eco-savvy open house registry party!

This one-time only event will feature personalized registry shopping; free gifts for registering; outrageous coupons; healthy snacks for expecting parents, cloth diaper, stroller and babywearing demonstrations; birth instructors and other professionals on hand to answer questions; and more!

CGB’s Baby Registry Open House will take place at the shop (72 Washington Street in Salem, Mass) on Saturday, April 4 between 10 am and 2 pm. Please RSVP to 978.741.0800 or crunchygranolababy@verizon.net.

Wondering why Mamas and Papas should register at Crunchy Granola Baby? A CGB registry is the perfect way to combine your baby's needs and your environmental consciousness! Additionally, CGB offers economical advantage for registering with us: we provide a 10% rebate for every item purchased to the expecting parents. Even if they purchase the items themselves! Registries are available in our store, via telephone, or online at www.crunchygranolababy.com

If you have questions, please contact Jennie or Amy at 978.741.0800 or crunchygranolababy@verizon.net.