We order the worms on Thursday and they are delivered to the store on Friday. People that are interested in getting worms need to place an order before Wednesday so that they can ensure that worms are reserved for them. People should pick their worms up at the store over the next few days (Friday, Saturday or Sunday). The worms are sold in 1/2 pound lots (this is 1/2 pound of worms in a small bag of soil) and are sold for $45.00. A kit consists of a 53L Rubbermaid Roughtote with holes drilled out of the lid (for ventilation), 1/2 pound bag of worms, 50 litres of soil, a trowel and a marker. The kit is sold for $75.00. We offer the bins and soil separately so you can purchase components as you need them. Please contact us at 780-439-8725 to order the worms and/or worm composting kit.
AS you may know we are having a rain barrel sale at the store next Saturday (April 30th). We would like all 200 to be pre-sold before the event (there could be some available if you just show up) but that is not looking like it will happen. To make it easier for people to pre-pay we can do the transaction over the phone with a credit card payment.
This is a very good price for the rain barrel (you save 20%) and $5 of every barrel sold will go to the Greater Edmonton Alliance.
Give us a call if you are interested at 780-439-8725.
- Posted April 24th, 2011
Last weekend Tammy, Layne and I went down to Vancouver to attend the Canadian Health Food Association tradeshow and we ate lots of samples, talk with many sales representatives, flirted, visited several organic food stores in the area to have a look at what they are doing, got to visit with Penny, and we ate at some good food outlets.
One of the things that happen at the show is that manufacturers want retailers to try out their product in their stores and offer some really good deals. This year we are going to take advantage of these offers and we, of course, are going to past these savings onto you.
Layne and Fire are out in the store at the moment putting sale pricing on over 100 items. Many of the items are 20 – 25% off with some even more. Once the sale pricing is done I will work on posting the list to the internet so you have an idea of the magnitude of the sale. Good time to stock up.
Just a few teasers:
Kelp Noodles are a sea vegetable in the form of an easy to eat raw noodle. Made of only kelp (a sea vegetable), sodium alginate (sodium salt extracted from a brown seaweed), and water, Kelp Noodles are fat-free, gluten-free, and very low in carbohydrates and calories. Their noodle form and neutral taste allow for a variety of uses including salads, stir-fries, hot broths, and casseroles, while their healthful content provides a rich source of trace minerals including iodine, which kelp is well known for. Their unique texture completes the package, making Kelp Noodles a one-of-a-kind healthful and tasty alternative to pasta and rice noodles. Best of all, no cooking is required. Just rinse and add the noodles to any dish and they are ready to eat! [from their website – Kelp Noodles]
I have been asked for this product several times over the past year and I finally found a source that makes it easy to offer it in the store (instead of ordering it in from the USA).
The 2011 North Country Fair tickets arrived the other day and several people have come down the store to purchase them already. I know over the past several weeks several people have phoned to ask when they would be available – now there is no more waiting!
The tickets are $100 (adult) and $60 (youth). We charge a $2 transaction fee if you use debit or credit card to pay for your tickets – no fee for cash purchases.
The fair will be happening June 17 – 19th, 2011. There is usually a chartered bus that happens and we usually handle the tickets for this but have not heard anything about the bus yet this year. I will keep you informed about this aspect of the festival.
So get down to the store and get you tickets if you are intending to head to the country for some most excellent music and fun times.
- Posted April 19th, 2011
To compliment our offering of root crops such as our potatoes (Russet, German Butter, Reds), Yam/Sweet Potato (Garnet and Jewel – it varies), carrots, beets, etc we have brought in some Kotobuki Japanese Sweet Potato.
I am leaving town this evening for Vancouver but when I get back I will try these out. Sweet potatoes are always a very nice option to regular potatoes. Sometimes I mash them up together with some turnip and carrots. It makes for a pleasing colour and I think a more complex flavour which is something I appreciate.
- Posted April 11th, 2011