September 27, 2010

Celebrating nAGLY!

Join nAGLY (North Shore Alliance of Gay and Lesbian Youth) on September 30 for their 3rd Annual Fundraiser Event. There will be both a silent and live auction, live entertainment and dancing, a cash bar and great food, fun, and friends!

Celebrating nAgly will take place in the Hawthorne Hotel Ballroom from 7 to 10PM. For more information, contact Coco at 781.913.3737 or Kirsten at 617.308.8565.

September 25, 2010

Support the Shanty! (and CinemaSalem!)

A big shoutout to our friends at The Lobster Shanty, who will be featured on Food Network's Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives with Guy Fieri!

Support the Shanty by attending Cinema Salem's premiere on Monday, September 27. Doors open at 9PM and the show starts at 10PM. Check out more details here.

September 23, 2010

Cloth Diapering Workshop

Interested in cloth diapers, but can't tell a prefold from a pocket? Intrigued by the idea of using cloth diapers, but not sure where to start? Already use cloth diapers, and still have questions? Just want to see what all the fuss is about and check out the fluff in person? Join us for Cloth Diapers 101! Noreen Flanagan, owner of Merrimac Valley Cloth Diapers, will be our guest to explain everything cloth diaper on Saturday, September 25 at 10:30AM.

During this one-hour class, we'll cover:
  • the different types of cloth diapers and diapering systems;
  • how many cloth diapers you really need;
  • how to launder your cloth diapers;
  • how cloth diapers can fit your family, budget, and childcare situations;
  • and much more!
Noreen will have a collection of her diapers for sale after the workshop, as well as our Imse Vimse and Little Beetle lines.

Please RSVP as space is limited! Contact CGB or give us a call 978-741-0800

September 21, 2010

New Class: Parenting Support with Traditional Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese Medicine has been studying and treating women’s health for thousands of years. Come learn about the safe, natural techniques that Traditional Chinese Medicine uses to prepare women for conception and a pregnancy, from regulating menstruation to managing stress and increasing energy. Take home knowledge of acupressure, nutritional therapy and other daily practices to prepare your body and mind for a strong, peaceful pregnancy!

Traditional Chinese Medicine is a comprehensive system of healthcare with a continuous clinical history of more than 2500 years. It includes acupuncture, herbal medicine, bodywork, dietary therapy and exercise, all based on traditional Oriental Medicine principles. It is most effective when applied as a holistic style of medicine, using various modalities simultaneously to formulate a treatment plan that works from several angles to achieve optimal performance of, and harmony between, all organ systems.

CGB's classes are as follows:
RSVP to Crunchy Granola Baby at 978.741.0800. Fee is $5.00. Learn more here.

About our Instructor:
Annie Dallas, L.Ac., received her master’s degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the Colorado School of TCM (Denver) in 2007. She is National Board Certified in Oriental Medicine by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). She has done post-graduate studies at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center on the use of acupuncture for cancer patients and has a keen interest in helping to improve the quality of life during and post cancer treatment. In addition, she studied two styles of TCM-based facial rejuvenation, and enjoys helping women, young and old, understand their beauty as an outward rendering of internal health and harmony. Annie incorporates all applicable TCM modalities into her treatments, including herbal medicine, tui na (medical massage) and nutritional therapy.Oriental Medicine certification (earned by less than 20% of US acupuncturists) allows Annie to incorporate Chinese herbal medicine, tui na (therapeutic bodywork) and nutritional therapy into her acupuncture treatments. Annie is new to Massachusetts and practices at New Harmony Center for Health & Wellness in Beverly. She lives in Salem along with her husband, daughter and golden retriever (Mr. Kansas).

September 19, 2010

CGB is Hiring!

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, 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 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.

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

More about Crunchy Granola Baby: CGB is a unique Salem shop that specializes in organic and natural items for babies and young children. But we’re also much more than a retail shop – we see ourselves as a community resource. Some of what we offer includes: classes and workshops in birth, breastfeeding, newborn care, parenting and healthy living; support and play groups for families; along with various fundraisers, events and community outreach.

September 14, 2010

Discover the artistry of linaloos hair clips for kids

Crunchy Granola Baby is lucky enough to carry a very unique, artistic, and totally eco-friendly line of baby or toddler hair clips from linaloos. They are handmade with recycled vintage sweaters... seriously, how cool is that?

The founder of the business is a local Mom from Melrose who started out just making the accessories for her daughter, Caroline. And... by popular demand, a business was born!

Best of all, you can feel even better about buying one of these one-of-a-kind cuties because 10% of the proceeds goes to charity.

Stop by and take a look... Halloween is just around the corner, and we have some great seasonal clips!

Why Talc Free?

Talc is an unnecessary material that can easily be eliminated from your everyday life. Read below to learn why you should buy talc-free products. (Information from

What is talc? Talc is a mineral, produced by the mining of talc rocks and then processed by crushing, drying and milling. Because talc is resistant to moisture, the products that contain talc, and thus pose the most serious health risks are body powders, like baby powder.

Why is talc harmful? Talc is closely related to the potent carcinogen asbestos. Talc particles have been shown to cause tumors in the ovaries and lungs of cancer victims. For the last 30 years, scientists have closely scrutinized talc particles and found dangerous similarities to asbestos. Responding to this evidence in 1973, the FDA drafted a resolution that would limit the amount of asbestos-like fibers in cosmetic grade talc. However, no ruling has ever been made and today, cosmetic grade talc remains non-regulated.

What kind of exposure is dangerous? Talc is toxic. Talc particles cause tumors in human ovaries and lungs. Talc particles are able to move through the reproductive system and become imbedded in the lining of the ovary. Additionally, talc miners have shown abnormally high rates of lung cancer. The common household hazard posed by talc is inhalation of baby powder by infants. Since the early 1980s, records show that several thousand infants each year have died or become seriously ill following accidental inhalation of baby powder.

*Looking for talc-free baby powder? We've got it!

September 12, 2010

Upcoming Events

Lots of great events happening here at CGB over the next few weeks. Check it out:

September 9, 2010

Kami Clips for Halloween!

Here in Salem, Halloween starts early. And our wonderful friend over at Kami Clips whipped up these black and orange designs ... just for us! Swing by the shop and check 'em out!

September 8, 2010

...because we love Salem

CGB is psyched to welcome Salem State students back to the city! And to celebrate, we're giving 15% off to students when they present their student ID.

AND we're also very thrilled to give a 10% discount to all PEM members when they show their membership cards at purchase.

September 5, 2010

Labor Day Sale

Save 25% storewide on Monday, Sept. 6 in celebration of Labor Day!*

*Sure, some restrictions apply. But why not stock up on organic clothes, babywearing, and more?!

September 4, 2010

Welcome Baby Ben!

"I had an amazing birth! Ben William was born at 8:35am on September 3, 8lbs 2 oz, 21 1/2 inches long at 42 weeks and 3 days! He was born posterior (Ouch) and in his amniotic sac. : ) There was nothing like being surrounded by amazing women who got me through this birth! Tara Kenny , Audra Karp and Keela Bourgoin , with out them I might still be pushing. Thanks to Tom and Tommie for their support too, I couldn't have done it without them! I can't wait to share this birth story!!" - Jennie

PS: And
since no one guessed the correct gender, birthday and weight in our "Baby Forecast," we randomly chose a winner from those people whose guesses were the closest. Congratulations to Leslie Levesque, the recipient of a coupon for 40% off one product at CGB!

September 1, 2010

Back-to- School Drive to benefit HAWC

Parents United of Salem is once again organizing a Back-to- School Drive to benefit HAWC (Help for Abused Women and Their Children). Every year they are in desperate need of back-to-school supplies and clothing for children. Please drop off items at CGB through September 15th. Remember: anything you can spare can help a mother and her child.

If you have any questions, or would like your items to picked up please contact Melissa Wilson at

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.