The Bitters Bunch

Move over Brady Bunch, we’ve got The Bitters Bunch! Indigestion? Bloating? Burping? Gas? Canadian Bitters from @stfrancisherbfarm to the rescue.
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Canadian Bitters® contains Gentian which is traditionally used in Herbal Medicine:

  1. to help relieve digestive disturbances/dyspepsia;
  2. as a digestive tonic and bitter to help stimulate appetite and aid digestion (stomachic); and
  3. to help prevent nausea (anti-emetic).

St. Francis Herb Farm’s Canadian Bitters is certified organic.

Canadian Bitters® is one of St. Francis Herb Farm’s best known formulas and contains what are considered cooling (bitter) herbs and warming (pungent) herbs, as well as aromatic digestives.

Fresh BlueGrass Farm delivery

Beauty abounds in our latest produce delivery from Bluegrass Farm, near Smith Falls. We have heirloom tomatoes, arugula, New Zealand spinach and basil.

Bluegrass Farm is a certified organic vegetable farm that, using an innovative system of heated greenhouses, help to supply our store with fresh local produce nearly year-round.

They are committed to protecting ecosystem health and growing a diversity of produce, focusing on salad greens and other greenhouse crops. Their organic certification with Ecocert Canada means they grow everything in accordance with the Canadian Organic Standards.

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!