Welcome to the buzz from Pomme's aisles! From articles on health and nutrition, to recipes we're loving, natural products and produce we think are awesome, upcoming events and more... if we're excited about it, you'll find it here!
You probably know by now that seaweed is not only very tasty but is also very good for you. Yet it’s still not really a dietary staple across North America. There are many nutritional reasons why this should change!
This month our Meet The Maker Interview is with Lovena Harvey, the CEO of Gathering Place Trading, an incredible direct fair trade, BC-based, family run importer who sources products grown with sustainable earth-friendly practices. Lovena works primarily from home on Cortes Island, where her home office overlooks the garden. Their warehouse and packaging facilities are located in downtown Campbell River on Vancouver Island, and they have an incredible team of intentional staff who hand package each and every product they produce.
Stress and boredom are real challenges for many of us right now as we withdraw from the outdoors, so we've put together a small round up of resources for exercising in-doors, meditating, and crafting to help you keep your mind and body well while we're all spending so much more time inside.
As the circumstances and recommendations around COVID-19 rapidly evolve we have implemented a number of in-store changes and protocols to help ensure the best possible health for our customers and staff. The actions listed in the following overview are in effect immediately, and we will update them as necessary as the situation progresses.
The term ‘superfood’ is pretty widely used these days, but we think there are few foods that deserve the title more than honey! From its anti-bacterial and anti-viral healing properties to its vitamins and minerals and absolutely fabulous flavours, it truly is a wonderful substance. This little overview covers some of its primary benefits and forms!
February is the month to celebrate love and whether you're a free bird or coupled up, it can be good reminder to pamper yourself at cold, grey time of year when you can probably really the TLC! Roses are a Feb 14th classic, but they can be so much more than a bouquet. Rose oil is being increasingly recognised for its varied health and beauty benefits.
We might be in the middle of the most epic soup season BC has ever seen! One of the best ways to counter endless rainy grey days is a beautiful warm bowl of soup full of premium, locally sourced ingredients—and kitskitchen offers us lucky west-coasters exactly that. Their fabulous soups are also wheat free, dairy free, and additive/preservative-free! Co-founder and CEO Joni Lind has answered our Meet The Maker Mini Interview questions this month, so you can get to know the lovely local humans behind that delicious bowl keeping your spirits lifted and your body nourished.
It's our Birthday, and we'd love to celebrate with you!! Please join us on March 7th at Pomme PoCo and Pomme Nanaimo to shop for 10% OFF ALL DAY! There will be demos, loads of fantastic samples, the prize wheel and so much more!
Wintery clouds for days (and days and days) can do a number on our moods and energy levels, not to mention our New Years resolutions! Here are a few of our tips for foods that will work with your psychology and physiology to keep you at an even keel while things slowly get warmer and brighter out there.
Saturday February 1st, 8am - 10pm Join us at Pomme Poco for Super Saturday! We'll have free cake and coffee ready for you, loads of our awesome natural vendors will be in the market with us doing product demos and answering any questions you might have, there will be free samples, AND there will be 15% OFF EVERYTHING in the store, all day!
There is definitely something kind of magical about chocolate making, especially at this time of year. And especially when you know it’s being created with true passion and truly high ethical standards. Helen and Glen moved into BC’s Rocky Mountains to follow not only a dream but a sense of responsibility. With Wild Mountain Chocolate, they create chocolate bars that inspire people with both their amazing flavour and their positive social impact. Helen has answered our Mini Interview questions so you can learn more about the Wild Mountain Chocolate project!
The festive season can be an absolute whirlwind of events and visits; of crafting, shopping, and/or nibbling. It's par for the course to feel a bit overwhelmed at moments, so we put together a little list of simple things you can do to help navigate the season as your healthiest self.
Our immune systems are complicated and they are constantly at work. There's no magic bullet that will allow our bodies to immediately defeat all flus and colds, but there are a lot of amazing natural substances out there that can help support our health.
We don’t know about you, but fall makes us feel sooo cozzzy. So we put together a quick list of some of our favourite earthy, warming, energizing leaves, barks, and roots that help us feel in tune with autumn… while also helping us get the heck out of bed and out into those crisper, darker mornings :)
November 16th, 2019, 8:00am - 10:00pm Join us for Customer Appreciation Day! Save 10% when you shop on November 16th!! We will also have free vegan cake and coffee, loads of awesome vendor demos, and some great free samples for you! We'd love to see you ❤️
November 16th, 2019, 8:30am - 8:00pm Join us for Customer Appreciation Day! Save 10% when you shop on November 16th!! We'll also have awesome vendor demos, free samples and, of course, our Prize Wheel!! We'd love to see you ❤️
Wednesday, November 20th, 7:00pm - 9:00pm Join the Herbal Jedi (Yarrow Willard Cl.H.) in unraveling the science and folklore around using mushrooms as food and medicine. In this informative talk Yarrow will share with you a deeper look at the benefits of many of the world’s top medicinal mushrooms. Mushroom samples, tasters and tea will be included in this free talk.
October 10th, 2019, 6:00pm - 8:00pm It's that time again! We had such a fantastic time with you at our sold out Ladies Night last year, we're doing it again. Join us for another Ladies Night at Pomme Nanaimo, in support of Nanaimo Women's Resources Society!
October 18th, 2019, 6:00pm - 9:00pm It's that time again! We had such a fantastic time with you at our sold out Ladies Night last year, we're doing it again. Join us for another Ladies Night at Pomme Poco, in support of Charlene Reaveley Children's Charity!
Whether it’s coming from your own garden or the organic farms we’re so lucky to represent in our aisles, this is peak BC produce season. We’ve gathered some great tips on how you can preserve your piles of cukes and pears so you can enjoy them throughout the year!
We’re very fond of saying “Good Food Changes Everything”, but we also very strongly believe that what you put on your skin is as important as what you put in your stomach! That’s why we love Ativo, a super local, PoCo-based, family run business who created the cleanest, highest quality skincare with your health and wellness always front of mind.
Join us for a Back to School event on September 7th all day at Pomme Poco! We'll have loads of great deals on healthy, eco-friendly back to school snacks and supplies, there will be Pomme Demos so you can try some awesome products before you buy, and a fab gift basket raffle to enter. We look forward to seeing you!
As we’re squeezing the most out of the final few weeks of another glorious West Coast summer, we’re excited to talk to Paul Underhill, creator and founder of Rumble Supershakes—the ideal fuel for a busy, active, and/or outdoor life. Rumble shakes are a simple and delicious solution for supporting good health and nutrition across the whole population, and we’re happy to be able to share Paul’s amazing personal story with you.
It’s never too early to start introducing and encouraging zero waste habits. Heading back to school can be an exciting whirlwind of planning and prepping, and setting up and settling into a new routine is a great opportunity to support eco-friendly choices. While these tips are aimed at kids, they make perfect sense for students of any age!
Tuesday, July 23rd, 7:00pm Join Chris Davies from SD Pharmaceuticals for an engaging and educational presentation on the SD Ketones products. This event is free but space is limited so please call 604-475-2505 to reserve your spot