Friday, September 17, 2010

Weekend, here we come!!

So I think I'm finally acclimating to less warm temps, and the yellow glow emanating from everything is looking too pretty to be melancholy over our descent into Fall.  Go up and hike the Falls at the Huyck, then drop in for a warm sandwich - it's looking like it's going to be a lovely weekend!

A light order this week - everyone is buckling down for the transition to school, I guess.  I did find a few new things for us to try - I have a counter display of Alacer's Emergen-C shots coming in this week.  (Incidentally, this was prompted by someone asking for Emergen-C Ester C, which I can't seem to find.)  Both those awesome Raw Revolution Bars, as well as the always popular seaweed snacks were out of stock this week.  I did snag some cypress, fir and cedarwood essential oils by Aura Cacia, though.  And, we have some new 6 oz Brown Cow yogurts to try - cherry vanilla, strawberry and vanilla.  The maple is a favorite around here, and the prices at the moment are fantastic.

I restocked the Cafe Altura Italian Roast, but, sadly, it seems we are unable to reorder any of the low acid Puroroast coffees.  I'm looking into an alternative, but if there isn't, I'd thrilled to bring in some new Jim's or Cafe Altura, or another customer recommended brand.  Newman's has sauces on sale, so I got us two more varieties - 5 cheese and Alfredo, as well as more Sockarooni.

I swallowed hard and reordered that black brick of Vermont cheddar again - the price floors me, but you all assure me that it is amazing cheese.  Look for it in the produce cooler, though - there's a bit more room for it there.  I also restocked us with all of the Yummy Earth hard candies - my apologies for whoever has been asking me for the Root Beer ones!  They'll be in tomorrow!

Albert's is sending several new Macrovegatarian dishes - we needed a break from the Hunans!  We're going to try the sun-dried tomato dumplings and the Tokyo Buckwheat Soba.  Plus, Chris's sending some Mel's Gourmet to try, too - a chicken one that sounds amazing.  Plus, we finally have the avocados back in!  We've got full salad fixings ready in the produce cooler, including Romaine hearts, mushrooms, green peppers and carrots.  Lot so tofu and tempeh and a selection of salad cheeses, including an organic feta and a fresh mozz.

Gillette Creamery stocked us all up, and claims they can get Ben & Jerry's cheaper than UNFI, so we're all over that - plus maybe they'll have better luck with the butter pecan that someone wanted.  There's been requests for Perry's or Hershey's, too, because they have the 1/2 gallon size and they're reasonably priced, so we're working on that.

The catering menu is done!!  A bit behind schedule, but going out today!  We've got 3 different breakfast platters - a danish platter, with Geldner's rolls (of course!), a breakfast roll platter and a fruit platter.  We're offering a wide selection of deli meat platters, as well as small sandwich platters.  Plus, I've included  a few munchies platters - cheese and crackers, and antipasto platter, a veggie platter and a cookie platter.  Tried to keep all of the prices really reasonable, but I'm sorta winging this, so I'll definitely work with you on the price.  I've been talking with the local institutes, and have a package going out (finally!) to schools and businesses, but really word of mouth is the best, so spread the word for me.

Lastly, we are tentatively planning for fall events - I'm calling it Saturdays at the Store.  Again, I'm not an event planner, so this is new territory for me, but having fun things with kids is old hat, so I'm hoping for the best.  If you want to run a funshop, for kids or adults, drop me a line - I was hoping to not charge anything, but if you want to charge a small fee and the donate the proceeds to the Hilltown Resource Center or another local group, I think they could really use the funding this year.  Paul Rosenberg, who's that amazing guy who does the contra dances all over the Capital District, would do a program down our way too, if there's any interest.

Anyway, enough for now!  Have a lovely weekend!


  1. Buckwheat makes me happy. Thank you for the soba. I can't wait to try.

  2. Then you'll love the Glutino gluten-free pretzels, the Conte's gluten-free ravioli and the Udi's gluten-free bagels coming in for next week! Miss you - hope to see you soon!

  3. Best journey place I am coming the weekend..
    Alacer Emergen-C