During the month of April many new products become available to us – and you! We’ve been carefully sifting through the new products and we’re excited to bring some pretty spectacular products to you. Here’s a sneak peek:
New Roots Herbals – have a look through the vitamin section – we’ve brought literally dozens of new products in by this knowledgeable company. You’ll find them competitively priced; yet New Roots products are often the highest quality and highest potency on the shelf! Make sure you have a close look at these guys! Most of their products are on sale this month.
Sisu Children’s Line – we’ve brought is the hugely popular Sisu U-Cube Gummy MultiVitamins, Gummy Cal/Mag for Kids, & Gummy tart Vitamin C. Your kids are gonna love them – come in and ask for a sample.
Truly Turmeric – wild crafted whole root turmeric & black pepper paste. This paste is therapeutic grade turmeric with black pepper to enhance the healing properties of the turmeric. Blended in coconut oil with a twist of lime – we’re super excited about this one! (Find it next to the therapeutic coconut oils in the grocery section).
Denman Island Grizzly Bars – a tasty way to support our local rain forests this Easter Season. (We’ve got the bunnies too!) Take a picture with the bar for your chance to win a trip to Tofino! #GrizzlyBar
Better Than Pasta Konjac Noodles & Rice alternatives – High in fibre, low in carbs, these tasty noodle and rice alternatives keep you feeling satisfied while keeping your carb intake down.
Flora Health Teas – we’ve brought in several new medicinal teas by Flora Health. Make sure you stop by the tea section the next time you’re in the store.
Radico Organic Hair Dye – These all natural chemical free hair dyes are permanent and safe to use for the whole family. Give them a try and let us know what you think!
Genuine Health’s shelf stable probiotics – Our NEW advanced gut health probiotic contains 15 strains that mimic human gut flora in an allergen- and plastic-free delayed-release capsule to deliver our probiotics straight to your gut! We keep them in the fridge with the other probiotics.
3 Brains Formulas – for over all body health. These formulations take a holistic approach to brain health and are getting great feed back! Look for these great products through out our supplement section.
Nirvana Pies – Pot pies made with clean, scrumptious ingredients by a local family in Richmond. Foods that comfort the soul and brighten the spirit!
There’s so much more that hasn’t yet arrived – but will be here before the end of the month! Make sure to take some extra time this month to look at all the new stuff!
ZAKLAN HERITAGE FARM: GROWING DELICIOUS VEGETABLES USING ECOLOGICALLY FRIENDLY PRACTICES & KEEPING A BIT OF SURREY’S HISTORY ALIVE…
Did you know we have an amazing and robust organic farm right in our back yard? Zaklan Heritage Farm has been in Surrey on 138th and 84th since 1928! They produce the most amazing organic produce – and we are so happy to have their locally grown products in our store!
So far this year Zaklan Heritage Farm has provided us with stunning lettuces, salad mix, kales, radishes, and snap peas and we are looking forward to cukes and zukes and red Russian garlic any day now. We can’t wait to hear what the fall harvest will have in store for us!
Check out the Zackan’s story:
Motivated by a passion for the environment and creating positive change, we found ourselves farming at the UBC Farm in Vancouver in 2011. Gemma, a graduate of the Global Resource Systems program at UBC, was in her 4th season at the UBC Farm when she met Doug, a student in the Practicum program. At that time Doug was already beginning to sow the first seeds of Zaklan Heritage Farm, and Gemma was getting ready to take off for a year managing a farm in Peru.
2012 was spent apart, each learning and exploring new farming practices to complement those we’d learned at UBC Farm. When we re-united in 2013 we began to expand and grow the idea of what Zaklan Heritage Farm could be. Now in the second year together at the farm we are growing on twice as much space as the previous year and continue to increase the number of neighbours, families and community members fed from our farm.
Started in the 1920’s by Dragan and Marta Zaklan, the Zaklan Family has been farming this land for over 80 years. In 2011 the now urban farm underwent a revitalization led by Doug, the next generation of Zaklans. With Doug’s vision, and ample support from the family, the farm has been transformed into a diverse mixed vegetable and livestock operation.
Our 8 acres grows a diversity of vegetable and fruit crops, as well as provides space to pasture livestock, including our 95 laying hens. The birds are rotated around the farm throughout the season, providing them access to fresh green grass and grubs all year long. Growing food using an intensive production system, with small machinery and hand tools, we are able to minimize our fossil fuel consumption and better manage our soils in an ecologically sound way.
Utilizing an intensive cropping style, the vegetables and fruits produced on the farm are grown without the use of synthetic chemicals. Fueled by organic compost and sustainable soil management practices, the produce emerges vibrant and fresh from the fields.
Throughout the season we grow over 40 different types of vegetables, providing a diversity of tastes, textures and colours to awaken the taste buds to what real food tastes like. We tend to our animals and vegetables with respect and care, producing a product we are proud to share, and love to eat ourselves!
A little piece of Canadian (and Surrey’s) history – learn about how the Zackland Farm came to be all the way back in 1920 here.
Did you know you can collaborate with the Zackllands for a better world?
Check out their volunteer and special projects page here.
“Odd as I am sure it will appear to some, I can think of no better form of personal involvement in the cure of the environment than that of gardening. A person who is growing a garden, if he is growing it organically, is improving a piece of the world. ”
― Wendell Berry, The Art of the Commonplace: The Agrarian Essays