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!
Father’s Day could be a great reason to get outside, but honestly no one really needs an excuse to hit the trails, the beach or a campsite. Fresh air, exercise, and time spent in nature is always a winning combination, and a little planning can help make sure your next excursion is the best and greenest yet.
Shani Cranston, founder of Cowichan Valley based hOMe Grown Living Foods, has answered our Mini Interview questions this month, sharing a little about how she and her partner Willy McBride came to be living their West Coast, gardening, surfing, raw, sprouted dream life. It’s an inspiring read and you can pretty much taste the positive energy in their food!
Saturday, June 22nd, 8:00am - 10:00pm Join us at Pomme Poco to celebrate the arrival of summer. Shop for 10% off, and enjoy lots of great demos and samples as well as free vegan cake! You can also enter draws for some awesome gift baskets! We can't wait to see you. ❤️
We're getting more and more questions from people who are interested in trying their hand at brewing their own kombucha, or who just want to know a bit more about this now almost ubiquitous and wildly popular drink. So in honour of Mother's Day we thought it would be fun to share some info about the source of all kombucha magic, the scoby—otherwise known as the mother.
Easter has roots in ancient traditions that celebrate all the new growth of spring. It’s more important than ever that we do what we can to help our planet grow and regenerate, so we’ve gathered up a few ideas to help you have a natural, Earth-friendly (and still super fun and tasty!) Easter.
Wednesday, March 20th, 2019, 6:30pm - 8:00pm Featuring Prairie Naturals' NEW line of Keto Healthy products with Holistic Pharmacist RoseMarie Pierce, B.Sc.Pharm. Based upon the expertise of nutritional and medical researchers, Prairie Naturals has designed a dynamic line-up of Canada’s newest Keto Products that will literally jump-start the metabolic fat-burning engine. These supplements will assist in getting into a higher level of ketosis faster than with dieting or fasting alone.
We're (finally!) heading into spring and it's so wonderful to see the green shoots and blossoms and renewal all around us. It makes us want to feel just as fresh and glowing ourselves! This month we've rounded up a few tips on natural skin care so we can all move into this new season with a sense of rejuvenation.
March is Nutrition Month and dietitians across Canada have a reason to celebrate. As a dietitian myself, the release of the Canada’s new Food Guide is a perfect time to take stock of all-things food. One the back page of the Guide is seven Healthy Eating Recommendations. All of them are good but one of them speaks volumes to me: Be mindful of your eating habits. That is, take time to eat, notice and respond to your hunger and fullness cues and use your senses to truly enjoy your food.
This month we're excited to introduce you to Dominic, our new Produce Manager at Pomme PoCo! Offering the community fresh, affordable, fully organic produce is so important to us at Pomme. So we're thrilled about what a great job Dominic has been doing keeping our produce section bursting with crips, colourful, nutrient rich goodness for you.
Thursday, March 14th, 7:00pm - 8:30pm Join Brenda and Megan of Two Drunk Witches for an evening of DIY self-care. Learn how to use natural ingredients to make a nourishing bath soak and detoxifying face mask to help you feel fresh and rejuvenated as we segue into spring.
Love is love, and February is definitely a time of year when we could all use a little extra TLC, whether it's on the 14th or any regular old day of the week. It's not even necessary to make a big symbolic splurge or to somehow carve out an entire day from your busy schedule. Little gestures and moments can make a big difference to your sense of well being if you approach them with mindfulness.
Wednesday, February 27th, 7:00pm - 8:30pm Join Olie Naturals at Pomme Natural Market for an information packed evening. Learn what you can do TODAY to optimize your microbiome and take your health to a whole new level. Whether you are struggling to overcome illness or simply want to enjoy greater energy and immunity, balancing your microbiome is the foundation where it all begins.
It's our Birthday, and we'd love to celebrate with you!! Please join us on March 9th at Pomme Poco and Pomme Nanaimo to shop for 10% OFF ALL DAY! There will be gift basket draws, demos, and loads of fantastic samples!!
With Health Canada’s release of the new Food Guide today, we’ve taken stock and we’ve nailed it! Pomme is well-suited to supporting you and your health in following the new Guide. With a focus on whole, locally-produced, good-for-the-earth, sustainable and natural foods, Pomme is your one-stop shop for unleashing your healthiest self.
Hoochy ‘Booch holds a special place in our hearts because we really feel like we’ve really grown with them over the past 3 years! When we brought them in to provide our on tap ‘booch, they were a brand new company based right in the heart of Vancouver. It’s been fabulous to watch them blossom into such a popular, beloved BC brand and we’re thrilled to be able to help you get to know founders Kristin and Liam a little bit better.
Whether or not you’re going for a full Dryuary, after the indulgences of the holidays and New Years, few things are more appealing than something clean, cool, and nutrient rich to sip on. Fresh squeezed juices, teas, probiotic drinks like kombucha and kefirs, and botanical sodas are all awesome just as they are, but they can also be starting point for all kinds of wonderful concoctions.
Tuesday, January 15th, 7:00pm - 8:00pm Do you feel bloated, sluggish, or get sick often? After the new year and holidays, it is time to get back to your normal routine. A juice cleanse is one of ways to help reduce bloating, gassiness, and to boost your immune health. Juice cleanse is not only for the body, but also for the mind. It is time to put yourself first; we’ve taken care of your nourishment on this juice cleanse journey.
Wednesday, January 23rd, 7:00pm - 8:00pm Join Solecito co-founders Patricia and Andrea and learn how to make quick and easy Healthy Mexican Meals! Guests will be provided with a copy of every recipe used during the workshop.
Saturday February 2nd, 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!
The awesomely named Two Drunk Witches are Brenda and Megan, two lovely very ladies who met in a Vancouver Island herbal apprenticeship program in 2015, and went on to create the natural, botanical skin care company of their (and our!) dreams. We're so pleased they were able to answer our Meet the Maker questions, and we know you'll enjoy the read!
We’re very pleased to present you with a little Staff Picks Natural Gift Guide from some of our lovely staff at Pomme Nanaimo! One of the best things about working in natural health is we get to try out so many amazing product—and then we get to share them with others! These are a few things a few of our staff members think would make fabulous gifts.
Tis the season to celebrate, and while a little celebratory excess every once in a while is an important part of life, this time of year can bring an overwhelming amount of snacks, drinks, decorations, and, well, general stuff. Making conscientious choices to incorporate simple, natural elements into your holiday plans can go a long way towards keeping things balanced!
Thursday, November 29th, 7:00pm – 8:00 PM Chronic pain and inflammation don’t have to be part of a normal life. Join Dr. David Wang, ND on Thursday November 29th as he discusses the underlying causes of chronic pain, and natural, non-invasive strategies to help address the root cause that can help provide you with relief.
These weeks between the sugar rush of Halloween treats and the wonderful upcoming indulgences of the holiday season can be a key opportunity to fortify your immune system by focussing on super nutritious foods. And if (or, for most of us, when!) a bug does strike, a few foods really start to stand out for easing symptoms and supporting your body’s fight to fend off the invaders. Three of the very best are ginger, lemon, and honey.
Julie Beyer of GLOW Chocolate creates delicious and incredibly beautiful organic, vegan, dairy-free, soy-free, refined sugar-free, whole-food chocolates and truffles right here in Vancouver. Lucky us! We’re also very lucky to have her answer our Meet the Maker Mini Interview questions this month. It’s always so lovely to learn a little more about the wonderful humans we work with.