Wednesday, March 07, 2012

New Platypus water and wine saving pouches!

We are now carrying BPA free pouches for water and wine saving. They are collapsible and compared to a hard bottle of equal volume, they weigh 80% less and take up a mere one fifth of the space when empty. Also they are cheaper than the Camelbak bottles. The wine saving pouches fit a full bottle of wine. They can be used to save any portion of your bottle of wine for weeks (because you can squeeze the air out of the pouch) or to carry wine into places that don't allow glass.

You will find them hanging in aisle 2 above the seltzer and juices.

For details on the company and their products go to

Thursday, March 01, 2012

It's seed season!!

Spring is here! We have seeds from three companies. The small packets of vegetable and herb seeds from Vermont-based Artistic Gardens are all $.28! The larger white packages of vegetable and herb seeds are from the Maine-based worker coop FEDCO; they are priced as marked. The colorful packages are from Seed Savers Exchange (mostly flowers), most packages are $1.80.

Look for the seeds in the Produce Aisle. They either stored above the bagged potatoes in racks or above the onions and potatoes in trays.

Because of the global warming or acts of God, the USDA has updated it's hardiness zone map. There are green planting guides hanging by the trays of herbs and for more planting and care info try the Cornell Cooperative Extension website at

If you would like more details about varieties of seeds and specific planting information, you can search the online catalogs:
Fedco is
Seed Savers
Artistic Gardens: