March 25, 2010

Are you a new or expecting parent? Join our Baby Registry Open House!

Visit Crunchy Granola Baby AND Hip Baby Gear on April 17 between 11AM and 2PM for our eco-savvy, open-house registry event! We're celebrating soon-to-be Mamas and Papas with a Registry Party, featuring:

  • Personalized registry assistance
  • Free goody bags, coupons, and more
  • Yummy snacks for expecting parents
  • Cloth diaper, babywearing, and stroller demos.
  • Pregnancy and parenting experts on hand to answer your questions about Hypnobirthing, breastfeeding, and more
  • Free mini-maternity photo session by Sherrell Photography
  • Fantastic raffle prizes, including a baby-carrier giveaway and a Stokke High Chair giveaway!
  • …and more!

And if you’re wondering why you should register at CGB or HBG:

  • A CGB registry is the perfect way to combine your baby's needs and your environmental consciousness, while a HBG registry offers unique features such as a free on-line announcement page, on-line photo album, RSVP system, Guest book and E-Notification system
  • Both CGB and HBG offer economical advantage for registering with us. If anything is purchased from CGB’s registry (even if you purchase items yourself), you receive a 10% rebate of the entire registry’s cost. After the date of your shower passes, HBG will also send you a one time 10% off discount to purchase any remaining items off registry (Excluding strollers and furniture. Some brand restrictions may apply.).
  • Your registry is available in our store, via telephone, or online at or

For your registry convenience, Crunchy Granola Baby is located at 72 Washington St. in Salem and Hip Baby Gear is located across the street at 83 Washington St. in Salem.

Contact CBB at 978.741.0800 or

Contact HBG at 866-944-7432 or

March 21, 2010

It's not too late to... Join our 2010 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 third year in a row, Crunchy Granola Baby has again teamed up with Heaven's Harvest Farm in New Braintree to offer local North Shore residents the opportunity to become shareholders in a CSA.


  • A full share is $600. A half share is $400. Payment plans are available.
  • The season runs for 15 weeks, from June to October.
  • Produce is delivered weekly to Crunchy Granola Baby, on Thursdays. Shareholders then stop by CGB (between 3 and 6:15PM) to pick up their share.
  • CGB also operates a CSA blog that posts what shareholders can expect, recipe ideas, etc.
  • Also Available: Eggs, Cheese and Maple Syrup Shares. Please contact Jennie or Amy at 978.741.0800 for details.

Want To Become A ShareHolder?

Register at Crunchy Granola Baby as soon as possible, no later than March 31. Checks should be made out to Heavens Harvest Farm and dropped off (or mailed) to Crunchy Granola Baby. Please include: Name, Address, Phone and Email.

The deadline for share registrations is March 31

Questions? Contact Amy or Jennie at 978.741.0800

March 18, 2010

More New Products! Kleen Kanteen and Little Star!

CGB is gearing up for spring with a whole stock of new (brightly colored) Kleen Kanteens!

We've also got Little Star Sippy Cup Tether Strings, Little Star Binky Bibs, Little Star Pacifer Pods, and more!

And don't forget: CGB is still clearing the shop for the rest of our new spring products by seriously discounting our winter items. This adorably corduroy jacket was originally $48.95, and is now only $32.95!

March 13, 2010

New Products: Under the Nile

CGB is so excited about our new Under the Nile products! We've got gorgeous summer clothes, perfect sun hats, and absolutely adorable new plush toys! Swing by and check 'em out!

*These products just arrived so they're not on the website yet...but stay tuned and they will be soon!

March 11, 2010

Mom's Boutique and Retreat!

Parents United of Salem & The Salem YMCA invite YOU to participate in their "Mom's Boutique & Retreat" Event on March 13th & 14th, 2010!

This truly unique event, with 100% of proceeds going towards making the Salem Playground handicapped accessible, will make every Mom feel like she's on a retreat! There will be shopping at fantastic prices, sample Yoga and work-out sessions and relaxing massages while the Y takes care your of kids! That's right! Free Babysitting at the Salem YMCA's North Shore Children's Museum while YOU enjoy your day!

After all, who needs expensive Spa weekends? Put your kids in Free Babysitting and shop the Mom's Boutique in leisure on your own time on March 13th!

Then take a FREE sample class like Yoga, Spinning, Zumba, Muscle Conditioning or Butts & Guts! End your day of retreat by pampering yourself with a chair massage.

(And of course Dad's are welcome to try out the sample classes too or join the kids in Family Swim!)

And if you’re still looking to score some great deals, shop on March 14th between 9am - 12pm and save 50% on remaining items at the Mom's Boutique sale. Babysitting is still FREE for shopping time at the North Shore Children's Museum.

To learn more about this event, please contact Leanne Schild at or contact Sarah Gaddipati at

March 6, 2010

Vaccine Talk

CGB's next Vaccine Talk will take place on Tuesday, March 9 at 6:30PM.

Sargent L. Goodchild, Jr., Executive Director of Active Healing, Inc., will discuss vaccines and the side of the story not covered by the popular media.

Among the subjects he will cover are:
  • Alternate vaccine schedules
  • How to vaccinate more safely through supplementation
  • A look at high quality web resources
Attendees should expect to leave with a much broader knowledge of vaccines and tools to help prevent vaccine reactions.

This workshop is free, but donations for Active Healing Inc. are encouraged. To learn more about Active Healing visit

Space in limited, please RSVP to or 978.741.0800.

March 4, 2010

Upcoming CGB Events

We've got SO much happening here at CGB! Check it out:

Also Coming Soon:

  • Creative Art-Making
  • Cloth Diapering Demo
  • Infant/Toddler Massage



March 2, 2010

New Product: Linaloos!

Crunchy Granola Baby is excited to start carrying Linaloos, a line of eco-friendly accessories handmade from vintage sweaters that are felted then crafted into trendy designs, proving recycling can be both fun and cute!

Handmade by
Jennifer Malone from Melrose, these adorable accessories entered the world around the same time as her daughter Caroline. Frustrated by bows, bows and more bows, Jennifer began making unique hair clips for her baby’s full head of hair. And things just began spiraling from there and Linaloos was born!

And although we said we'd never carry barrettes...we simply couldn't resist these hip, recycled accessories! We hope you enjoy!

And did we mention that Jennifer will also be teaching our Parents of Multiples class coming up in May? Stay tuned for details!