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!
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.
November 17th, 2018, 9:00am - 7:00pm Join us for Customer Appreciation Day! Save 10% when you shop on November 17th!! We'll also have awesome vendor demos, free samples and, of course, our Prize Wheel!! We'd love to see you ❤️
November 17th, 2018, 8:00am - 10:00pm Join us for Customer Appreciation Day! Save 10% when you shop on November 17th!! We will also have free vegan cake and coffee, loads of awesome vendor demos, and some great free samples for you! We'd love to see you ❤️
Thursday, November 8th, 7:00pm - 8:30pm Join the Herbal Jedi (Yarrow Willard Cl.H.) in unraveling the science and folklore around using mushrooms as food and medicine. In this informative talk Yarrow will share with you a deeper look at the benefits of many of the world’s top medicinal mushrooms. Mushroom samples, tasters and tea will be included in this free talk.
The season of pumpkins, squash, and gourds is here! Their striking looks are often emphasized this time of year, but from nutrients for your body, to enzymes for your skin, members of the "cucurbita" genus offer so much more than a decorative element!
October 19th, 2018, 6:00pm - 9:00pm It's that time again! We had such a fantastic time with you at our sold out Ladies Night last year, we're doing it again. Join us for another Ladies Night at Pomme Poco, in support of Charlene Reaveley Children's Charity!
October 11th, 2018, 6:00pm - 8:00pm It's that time again! We had such a fantastic time with you at our sold out Ladies Night last year, we're doing it again. Join us for another Ladies Night at Pomme Nanaimo, in support of Nanaimo Women's Resources Society!
Join us for a Back to School event on September 8th all day at Pomme Nanaimo and Pomme Poco! We'll have loads of great deals on healthy, eco-friendly back to school snacks and supplies, there will be Pomme Demos so you can try some awesome products before you buy, and a fab gift basket raffle to enter. We look forward to seeing you!
Heading back to school can be an exciting whirlwind of planning and prepping! Setting up and settling into a new routine is a great opportunity to introduce or maintain eco-friendly habits. While these tips are aimed at kids, they make perfect sense for students of any age!
Oguz and Erin, the folks behind Temple Soda, are Vancouver-based inventors, makers, and purveyors of a new line of fabulous, fermented botanical sodas! Oguz found a precious few moments in the hectic small-biz schedule to share a little more about himself, and the Temple Soda Story.
Saturday, September 25th, 7:00pm - 8:00pm Join Solecito co-founders Patricia and Andrea and learn how to make three quick and easy mason jar meals for on the go! These make-ahead nutritious and delicious Mexican meals in a jar will simplify your meal planning and prep!
We’re really getting into the season of peak abundance when it comes to fresh produce, and for BC produce in particular. We’re so lucky to live in such a green, fertile part of the world, and we’re incredibly grateful to be able to support hardworking organic farmers who are doing their best to ensure this land stays healthy and fertile for generations to come.
Jeff Severs is the CEO and creator of KetoSips, a brand of premium, nutrient dense, all natural blended vegetable soups that are low in carbohydrates and high in healthy fats. His delicious recipes are formulated to be a convenient, tasty, and (most importantly) healthy way to help achieve nutritional ketosis.
Saturday, July 7th, 8:00am - 10:00pm Join us at Pomme Poco on July 7th to celebrate the arrival of summer. Shop for 10% off storewide, and enjoy lots of great demos and samples as well as free vegan cake! You can also enter draws for a double-walled, insulated retro cooler, and some awesome gift baskets!
Poco local Kaleena Morrison is the sister half of the brother and sister duo who founded the gorgeous vegan hair and skincare line, UNITED & FREE. This clean, green line is super popular with our customers and our staff, and we’re so happy that she found the time to answer our Mini Interview questions!
Father’s Day could be a great reason to get out for a hike, and the weather is meant to be fantastic this weekend. But honestly no one really needs an excuse to hit the trails. Fresh air, exercise, and time spent in nature is always a winning combination, and a little planning can help make sure your next hike is the best, and greenest, yet.
The fabulous Turmeric Elixirs made by Salt Spring Island's own Moonshine Mamas have officially reached cult status on the West Coast. And it's been so exciting to watch the rest of Canada fall in love with them too! We thought it would be fantastic to help you get to know a little bit more about them so we’re thrilled to share this mini interview with founder Mel. Our favourite quote: "We do all our best dancing in the kitchen.."
May is Celiac Awareness Month and because knowledge is power, we've rounded up some resources that we hope will be helpful to those struggle with Celiac disease, as well as for those who find a gluten-free just generally really works for them—and everything in between.
Tuesday May 29th, 7:00pm - 8:30pm Join holistic nutritionist, Christina Zvicer, for this sunscreen and bug spray making workshop where you will learn how to make your own sunscreen using only natural ingredients as well as a quick and easy (and wonderful smelling) bug spray. Go home with recipes and samples to try out yourself!
Thursday, May 10th, 7:00pm - 9:00pm Prevent colds, flus and other infections by boosting your immune system every day with natural remedies. And when it's too late for prevention and you are sick, discover which remedies are best for kicking the infection out. Dr. Callas will share clinical insights, such as how digestive health is key to a healthy immune system.
One of the easiest ways to lighten the weight of your footprint on the planet is to embrace green cleaning products in your home. It super simple to whip up batches of your own, homemade products using a set of core ingredients you may well already have on hand!