October 30, 2010


We had an amazing time with Bugworks this morning! A big thanks to Maire Anne for bringing a diverse selection of bugs ... and then teaching us all about them!

October 29, 2010

Halloween Weekend! In Salem!

Celebrate Halloween weekend in Salem with CGB! We've got Bugworks on Saturday and our Annual Halloween Party on Sunday!

Bugworks is an educational company that specializes in exciting science enrichment programs featuring live insects and other arthropods. This half-hour program, designed for children between the ages of 3 and 5, features fun, safe bugs that reinforce concepts such as size, shape and color. The children can learn by looking, touching or both! And did we mention that this event is FREE? But register soon - space is limited to 15 kids. Call 978.741.0800 to save your spot now! (Learn more about Bugworks at

Join CGB for our Annual Halloween Party from 1 to 3PM on Sunday and enjoy yummy organic treats, great games, and tons of fun! All babes and toddlers in costume will be entered into our raffle!

October 27, 2010

New Product: TXAI Organics

CGB is thrilled to carry terry hoodies and adorable dresses from TXAI organics. These 100% cotton outfits are made in the USA and feature a special hand dye and print process.

Seriously, how cute?! (We've got pink too!)

October 25, 2010

The Lyceum Halloween Costume Brunch for Kids

Celebrate Halloween upstairs at the Lyceum on Sunday, October 31 from 11AM to 2PM. This event also features entertainment by the Mad Hatter, the Queen of Hearts and Alice, goodie bags for all kids (no candy) and prizes for best costumes. Plus:

- Wicked Good Buffet Brunch 11:00am to12:30pm

- Games, Prizes and Surprises: 11:00pm to 1:30pm

  • - Costume Awards Ceremony 1:00pm to1:30pm
Brunch is $10.95 for kids 4 to 12 (under 4 are free) and $21.95 for adults. Please call 978-745-7665 for reservations (before Friday, October 29). A portion of all proceeds to benefit NortheastArc. Generous donations provided by:Hip Baby Gear, Mud Puddle Toys, Crunchy Granola Baby, and Ben and Jerry's.

October 21, 2010

Sibling Preparation for the Birth of their Sibling

On Saturday, October 23 CGB will be hosting a sibling preparation class with Nechama Wildanah, CPM, midwife, and women's health educator. This one day workshop for parents and their children is designed to familiarize kids with the sights and sounds of natural birth, so that they feel confident and prepared when the big day comes.

Through interactive activities, games, role plays and art, children will be introduced to the process of birth. Parents will get the information and resources they need to prepare their kids to be present at birth, and will receive lots of tips from a midwife experienced in child-attended births. Kids will make labor noises, gain an understanding of how babies are born, and learn about what laboring moms are like as they concentrate on giving birth. Kids will leave knowing what to expect when their mom is in labor, what it will be like when their new brother or sister is born and how they can be involved and help. They will also make a special present for the new baby, and learn why big brothers and sisters are so important!

Learn more here.

October 19, 2010

New Product: Positively Organic Long Sleeve Rompers

These adorable rompers feature playful prints and simple styling and are made from luxuriously soft organic interlock cotton with nickel-free snaps and a loose "room-to-grow" fit. They are an adorable addition to baby's wardrobe. Pick up yours here.

October 16, 2010


Crunchy Granola Baby will be closed on Sunday, October 17. We apologize for any inconvenience and look forward to seeing you on Monday!

And don't forget: The Three Hour, Learn Everything Breastfeeding Class is Monday evening at 6:30. Learn more here and register directly with Kathy at 978-922-4289 or abbottkathy@comcast.net

October 14, 2010

Help the Homeless during Halloween at CGB

Support Lifebridge's Second Chance Thrift Shop by purchasing a "Bite Size" Life is Good longsleeved T. And these great shirts are not just for Halloween. Cute for all year 'round!

CGB will be selling T's sized 4 toddler ($15)--all proceeds go to toward benefiting the homeless shelter and all the hard work the volunteers do to make a change. Second Chance Thrift Store has adult and child sizes, as well really cool Life is Good pumpkin bags. Help end homelessness!

Never been to the Lifebridge's Second Chance Thrift Store? It is located right down the street from Steve's Quality Market at 56 Margin Street in Salem. We highly recommend you go and check it out, along with your awesome "Bite Size" T-shirt, you will find a plethora of groovy home goods, furniture, jewelry, and much more!

Celebrate Halloween with Bugworks!

What better way to celebrate Halloween than with creepy crawly bugs?!

CGB is excited to welcome Bugworks, an educational company that specializes in exciting science enrichment programs featuring live insects and other arthropods. This half-hour program, designed for children between the ages of 3 and 5, features fun, safe bugs that reinforce concepts such as size, shape and color. The children can learn by looking, touching or both! And did we mention that this event is FREE?

CGB welcome's Bugworks on Saturday, October 30 in two sessions: 11AM – 11:30 AM and 11:45 AM– 12:15 PM. But register soon - space is limited to 15 kids. Call 978.741.0800 to save your spot now! (Learn more about Bugworks at www.bugworks.net)

*And don’t forget to return to CGB on Sunday, October 31 for our Halloween Party!

October 11, 2010

New Products! Sweet Spud

Sweet Spud's debut line of organically enlightened children's apparel feature messages of love, peace and wisdom. These bodysuits, knot caps and toddler tees are made of super soft Certified Organic Cotton without pesticides, harmful dyes or heavy metals. Consciously made in the U.S.A., Sweet Spud is sweatshop-free and environmentally responsible.

Pick up your bodysuit here.

October 10, 2010

We ♥ Locals.

Sure, we love Salem during Halloween season. All the excitement, events, and new people ... but we also really love our locals.

And to prove it, we're giving Salem locals 15% off their total purchase* throughout the month of October. So don't let the crowds keep you from downtown... we would miss you!

*excludes diapers

October 9, 2010

Open Interviews for Seasonal Retail Position

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

And on Saturday, October 16 from 2-4PM we'll be holding open interviews for a part-time seasonal retail position here at the shop. Please bring your resume and/or letter of interest, and be prepared to show us why you're the person for CGB. And please - serious interviews only.

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, especially children. Applicants should also be self-motivated and driven individuals with a desire to excel.Applicants should also have a passion for merchandising our ever-growing collection of products, be computer-literate, and be willing to help with our behind-the-scenes work, such as event organization, web maintenance, social networking, etc.

Part times sales consist of providing customer service, and applicants should also have the flexibility and availability to work 10-15 hours per week (day, 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.

October 7, 2010

Trick or Treating with the Mayor

Join Mayor Driscoll for trick-or-treating in Salem on Friday, October 8! The evening begins at 5:30PM at the East India Fountain and the trick-or-treat train will travel along your favorite Salem shops, including CGB! Trick-or-Treat Bags provided and costumes are encouraged. For more details on daily Haunted Happenings events in Salem, click here.

October 6, 2010

New Product Alert: Bathroom Tisue

You may have seen it on Facebook, but CGB now carries BumBoosa bathroom tissues for you AND your little one. I

This bathroom tissue is made from 100% bamboo processed with the mechanical pulping method, is tree-free, biodegradable, BPA-free, and elemental chlorine-free.

Very affordable, very green.

October 5, 2010

Costume Swap!

Have you heard? CGB is proud to announce that we are helping with the Parents United Green Halloween Costume Swap!

Simply donate your little one's used costume, receive a free ticket, then go to the Salem YMCA on October 9 from 10AM - 3PM to pick out another costume! If you don't have a costume to drop off, simply donate $5 and receive a ticket to attend the event.

And did we mention - CGB is the donation center? Swing by and donate your old costume!

October 2, 2010

New Product: Keekaroo

CGB is thrilled to carry this Wooden High Chair from Keekaroo, which grows with your child from 6 months to adult!

This chair is perfect for your child and adjusts to fit every possible need. Plus - it's got tons of great accessories! You can getbooster seats, comfy foam inserts, tray inserts, grab rails and more! More about the Wooden High Chair:

3-Point removable Pelvic Belt - Adjustable Foot and Seat Plate - 5 year warranty - Easily cleans with warm water - Height adjustable in seat plate and foot plate - Depth adjustable in seat plate.

And if you feel like grabbing a seat, the max weight it can hold is 250 lbs.

Stop by CGB and check out our demo model - then order yours today!

Support Salem Education!

It's baaaaack ...Tickets are now on sale for the 3rd Annual Food for Thought Raffle. One lucky person will win dinner for two anywhere in the world!

Tickets are just $5 each, or 5 for $20, and you can purchase them here at CGB or at the following businesses in Salem: Pamplemousse, Waters & Brown, or Green Tea Yoga. Tickets will also be sold through each of the 10 Salem Schools as well as on our Facebook page and online at http://www.salemeducationfoundation.org/.100% of net proceeds benefit The Salem Education Foundation

The winning ticket will be drawn at 4PM at the Fountain Stage on the pedestrial mall on Essex Street by Mayor Kim Driscoll. What are you waiting for?! Get your tickets today!