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!
By this point in summer, no matter how diligent we’ve been with our sunscreen and hats, we find that all the time spent out in the elements has started to register a bit in our skin. This month we focus on some of our favourite affordable, natural methods for helping skin heal.
Look what's arrived at all Pomme locations! We could not be more excited about our beautiful new Special Edition Reusable Community Art Bags, featuring the work of local artists Chantey Dayal, and our Art Bag contest winner, Laura Doell
It doesn't matter if you're heading out for the day or for a week or more—spending time around trees, lakes, oceans, and mountains is good for you on pretty much every level, and there are some easy ways to make sure you're hitting the optimum balance of health and fun!
Wednesday June 21st, 7pm - 8pm @ Pomme Poco What's so great about kombucha, kefir, and tempeh? Find out from Jessica Wu, Khushi Dhaliwal, and Ming Mei Zhang, students from the Boucher Institute of Natural Nutrition,
Of course kids love summer, but even the most beautiful, sunny day can sometimes face competition stiff from screens, and 'summer treats' often come along in the form of spun or frozen sugar. We rounded up a few simple ideas to help make sure the kids in your life are staying as healthy as possible while having as much fun as possible this summer!
Thursday, June 15, 2017, 7:00pm - 9:00pm Join Michelle Tyliakos of Crowning Glory Doula and registered holistic nutritionist Natasha Asselstine for a free talk to learn about the nutritional, emotional and social needs of the mother-to-be and growing baby.
Thursday, June 8, 2017, 7:00pm - 9:00pm These make-ahead meals in a jar will simplify your meal planning an prep. STIR will demonstrate how to create a nutritious breakfast, lunch and dinner to please everyone in the family. Recipes and samples provided
Whether you have an entire garden or a tiny windowsill to work with, planting, potting, and tending to your own green things is a fantastic opportunity to get creative and practice some DIY up-cycling when it comes to the places your little green friends grow!
Thursday, June 8, 2017, 7:00pm - 9:00pm Join Holistic Chef Vanessa McKay CNP for this fantastic fermentation workshop where you will learn three recipes you can easily recreate and adapt at home that are easy, inexpensive and delicious!
Join Kelly and Jennifer of Stir Cooking School on April 19th for a culinary demonstration! This workshop will give you creative ideas to incorporate fermented foods into your diet on a daily basis. Recipes and samples provided.
It seems like we’ve (knock on wood) finally made it through this unusually long, cold winter! It’s so awesome to see beautiful little green things springing up all over the place—it’s inspired us to dedicate this month’s blog article to some of our favourite healthy greens!
Join Chartered Herbalist, Detoxification Specialist, and Life Coach Jon Ley on March 28th for a free event where you'll never look at your eyes in the same way again and get to discover where your specific health strengths and weaknesses are as well as what you can do about them.
It's our Birthday, and we'd love to celebrate with you!! Please join us on March 11th at Pomme Nanaimo and Pomme Poco to shop for 10% Off all day, as well as free cake, samples, and loads of fantastic demos!
February is the designated month to celebrate love and it can be good reminder to pamper yourself at time of year when you can probably really use it! Roses are a Feb 14th classic, and they can be so much more than a bouquet. Rose oil is being increasingly recognised for its varied health and beauty benefits.
Trouble Getting Rid of Pain & Inflammation? Join us for a free talk with Jonathan Ley, Chartered Herbalist, Life Coach, and Certified Detoxification Specialist. During this seminar you will learn how to go beyond symptom management of your health problems by identifying where your body is compromised in its ability to remove inflammation.
Pomme Poco is now a pick up point for Skipper Otto Community Supported Fishery and we could not be more excited. Skipper Otto lets customers pre-purchase locally, sustainably caught seafood at price that's fair for both consumers and fishermen. We had a fantastic chat with managing director Sonia Strobel!
Between the lack of light and the lack of activity that can afflict us this time of year despite our best intentions, the food we eat is so important for keeping both body and mind feeling comforted, energized and balanced. These are a few of our tips for foods that will help bolster you up while things slowly get warmer and brighter out there.
Our first shipment of organic, Fairtrade Kent mangos from Peruvian coop APROMALPI (Asociación de Productores de Mangos del Alto Piura) has arrived at Pomme Poco! We're super excited to have them not only because they are juicy and delicious, but because they come from such an awesome source.
On February 4th, 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!!