Demo Day: Prairie Naturals Superfoods

The Demo Diva is back! Join Prairie Naturals’ Alana on Saturday, July 28th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to try samples of Red Superfoods and Spirulina.

SPIRULINA – Spirulina (Spirulina platensis) is one of the most ancient green superfood plants on earth. These tiny, single-celled freshwater micro algae contain an impressive 60% protein content! This lean & green protein source is also a natural source of minerals, including iron, calcium, and magnesium. Its high levels of B12 and protein make it the perfect addition to the diet of vegetarians. Spirulina contains all the essential amino acids and essential fats, along with complex carbohydrates, fibre, a wide range of vitamins and minerals including antioxidants, carotenoids (especially lutein) and nucleic acids. Researchers have found that Spirulina intake reduces blood cholesterol and inflammation. Regular supplementation with Spirulina also removes accumulated toxins in the body, creating a gentle and safe daily cleansing effect.

RED SUPERFOODS – A convenient, ready-to-use superfood powder concentrate made with: Beet Roots, Pomegranates, Goji Berries, Grapeseed, Carrots, Blueberries, Strawberries, Raspberries & Cranberries. Natural food-source antioxidants protect, heal, energize and restore. This instant, ready-to-use powder is the perfect addition to smoothies, salad dressings, sauces and homemade energy bars!

DandyFest 2018: Local Food, Healthy Living

We’re thrilled to announce that this year’s DandyFest is June 16th! Now in its 5th year, we’re pleased to once again offer a wide selection of local producers, wellness partners who will be sampling, demonstrating and talking about their fantastic products.

Here’s what else is happening:

  • 10% discount off of everything in store
  • Live music, featuring Peter Brown, keyboardist from Lanark, ON
  • BBQ featuring an organic chicken burger/veggie burger, choice of La Croix drink and chips for $5
  • Giveaway bags to the first 50 customers
  • Live animal area
  • Door prizes, discounts and more!

Date: June 16th
Time: 10a.m. – 2p.m.
Location: 451 Ottawa Street, Almonte, ON
Cost: FREE!

Here’s a list of this year’s vendor and wellness partners:

Almonte Fitness Centre
Alpenblick Farm
Biemonds Grass-Fed Yogurt
Lorna Vanderhaeghe
Fluid Solar Roasted Coffee
Kricklewood Farm
Hummingbird Chocolate Makers
Natural Wisdom
Laurentian Brew Kombucha
Love My Buns
Neal Brothers
Prairie Naturals
Progressive Nutritional
Pure Lab Vitamins
Sweet Cheeks
Stay tuned, more to come!

New Product: Kingston’s Urban Hippie Granola

We’re thrilled to be stocking 3 granolas from Urban Hippie Granola. Nutritious and all-natural granolas handmade in Kingston.

Choose from:

  • Cranberry Pumpkin Seed – Enjoy the burst of cranberry flavour mixed with crisply roasted pumpkin seeds for this enjoyable breakfast cereal or snack. Enjoy your breakfast like nature intended. Nut-free, egg-free, dairy-free, sulphite-free, soy-free, school-approved! High in fibre. Perfect for pre/post workouts.Great for road trips, hiking, etc
  • Maca Matcha Superfood – Don’t you wish all cereals were this delicious while you still say “yum” while you’re eating? That’s why we came up with Maca Matcha Superfood. You have the most delicious granola while the maca and matcha are doing their magic in the background.  Fresh currants and pumpkin seeds balance out this delectable meal and snack. Antioxidant, energy booster, caffeine burst, superfood, Nut-Free, Egg-Free, Dairy-Free, Vegetarian, Soy-Free, School Safe, and Mom Approved!
  • Vanilla Cinnamon Flax Seed – This is the perfect granola for anyone who wants a simple but delicious granola. Add your favourite fruit to a bowl and drench it in the milk of your choice. Some call flaxseed one of the most powerful plant foods on the planet. This cereal also has cinnamon known to be one of the most delicious and healthiest spices on the planet. High in Fiber, Vitamins, Minerals, and Amino Acids, Vegetarian, Dairy Free, Nut Free, Soy-Free Egg-Free. School Safe and Mom Approved! Great for hiking.

Be sun safe this summer!

This summer, make sure you and your family are protected from the sun by choosing the right sunscreen – one that not only protects you, but doesn’t harm you.

There are two ways that a sunscreen can protect the skin from sun damage: with a mineral barrier or a chemical one.

Mineral sunscreens use active mineral ingredients, such as zinc oxide and titanium oxide, which create a physical barrier to protect the skin from the sun. Most are broad spectrum (see below for more on this).

Chemical sunscreens use one or more chemicals including oxybenzone, which has been shown to penetrate the skin, get into the blood stream and act like estrogen in the body.

Don’t be fooled by a high sun-protection factor (SPF). SPF only protects from UVB rays, the ones that cause sunburn and non-melanoma skin cancers; UVA rays are actually more threatening. Look for a broad spectrum sunscreen (one that protects against UVA and UVB radiation).

Green Beaver – Canadian-made, certified organic sunscreens developed for all skin types. These hypoallergenic sunscreens are the perfect chemical-free solution to sun protection for adults and children. Light and fragrance-free, it’s gentle on the skin but fierce in its protection. Gluten-free, Organic Certified ingredients, Health Canada Approved, Hypoallergenic, Non-greasy, Non-nano, Non-silicone coated, Broad Spectrum, Non-Whitening, Water & Sweat Resistant (40 min), Biodegradable, broad-spectrum, smooth finish.

Thinksport Thinkbaby – new products! The Thinksport SPF 50+ Kids and ThinkBaby SPF 50+ Baby are the first sunscreens to pass Whole Foods Premium Care Requirements; are top rated by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) with a “1” rating since 2010; free of biologically harmful chemicals – no avobenzone, oxybenzone, or UV chemical absorbers; feature the highest level of Broad-spectrum UVA and UVB protection (per FDA 2012 Rules)

Goddess Garden – Made with plant-based ingredients and natural minerals, Goddess Garden sunscreens provides powerful broad-spectrum protection. With its sheer, non-greasy application, and a refreshing scent from pure lavender essential oils, this is a sunscreen you’ll want to wear. Since it’s certified organic, reef safe and biodegradable, you’ll also feel good about wearing it!

Still have questions about which sunscreen you should use? Come in and talk to our knowledgeable staff!

Our July flyer is live!

Making healthy dietary decisions isn’t always easy, especially as trends change swiftly. It’s hard to keep up! But in choosing what superfoods to buy and consume, keep it simple: eat the colours of the rainbow. READ THE FLYER TO LEARN MORE.