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!
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!
Thursday May 3rd, 7:00pm - 9:00pm Join Stir Cooking School for this interactive workshop and learn why good fats should play a major role in your diet! De-mystify the world of fats, including the misconception that all fats make you fat. Learn how to choose fats that offer health benefits to you and your family.
Wednesday April 4th, 6:00pm - 8:00pm Book a free 1-on-1 consultation with Dr. Khadijah Haji. Dr. Khadijah Haji is a naturopathic physician dedicated to optimal health and balanced living. She has a passion for wellness, an appreciation for individuality and a compassionate approach to health. She places a high value on the integration of the mind, body and spirit in supporting the body to heal.
Thursday March 22nd, 6:00pm - 8:00pm Join Monica Mueller and learn how to make fresh and simple skin care products that will naturally care for your skin year round.In this workshop you will learn how to make an oatmeal and lavender exfoliating cleanser, a peppermint lip balm and a rich moisturising cream with almond and coconut.
Thursday, March 22nd, 7:00pm - 9:00pm Brew Your Own 'Booch w/ Hoochy 'Booch Kombucha! In this interactive workshop learn from Hoochy 'Booch Kombucha Owners Kristin & Liam as they walk you through the step-by-step process of how to successfully brew Kombucha at home.
We like to think of Valentine's Day as an awesome opportunity to celebrate all kinds of love, not just romantic love. So we've put together a fun set of all natural DIY gifts and activities fit for everyone from little ones, to best pals, to significant others, to you—because self love should to be celebrated, too!
It's our Birthday, and we'd love to celebrate with you!! Please join us on March 10th at Pomme Poco and Pomme Nanaimo to shop for 10% Off all day, and enjoy free cake, samples, and loads of fantastic demos!!
Tuesday, February 20th, 6pm - 8pm Join Holistic Chef Vanessa McKay CNP from Good Fooditude for this fantastic detox workshop where you will learn tips to help aid your body in daily detoxification. Detoxifying environmental pollutants, chemicals and heavy metals is something our bodies have to do daily. Learn what foods you can eat to aid in these processes, as well as important pre and post cleanse protocols that will help you complete a cleanse successfully.
Wednesday, February 21st, 7pm - 9pm Join Graham Botfield, Founder & Formulator of Living Alchemy, who will explain fermentation and its effects on our modern day health. Harnessing the power of fermentation through a unique 35 strain Kefir-kombucha culture, Graham will also go through Living Alchemy's ground-breaking formulas and what incredible benefits they can offer you.
Tuesday, March 20th, 7:00pm - 8:30pm In this informative & passionate presentation about medicinal mushrooms you will learn how stress affects overall health & well-being and how medicinal mushrooms are a potent solution if you are feeling sick, tired, forgetful or stressed out. 10% OFF STOREWIDE at the event!
No matter whether or not New Year's resolutions are your thing, it's only natural that after a few weeks of holiday indulgence you might find yourself really craving a lifestyle reset. As with pretty much everything in life balance is key, so we've got a few nutritional tips for energy to help you move, for focus to help you work, and for relaxation to help you get those all important hours of sleep.
Thursday, February 8th, 6pm - 7:30pm Come and learn about gluten free living with Registered Holistic Nutritionist Christina Zvicer. Learn tips to manage the ins and outs of gluten-free living from grocery shopping to preparing meals at home. There will be a Q & A in the customer lounge after the tour. Some samples will be provided and you will receive 10% off any purchases made.
Thursday, February 8th, 7pm - 9pm Learn the why, when and how of Celiac Disease and the gluten-free diet from an expert! Ellen Bayens of the Celiac Scene shares her personal insights, professional wisdom and years of experience. What is Celiac disease? How is it diagnosed? Learn tips to manage the ins and outs of the diet from grocery shopping to preparing meals at home.
Saturday, February 3rd, 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, gift basket draws, AND there will be 15% OFF EVERYTHING in the store, all day!
Tuesday, January 23rd, 7pm – 8pm Do you feel tired, having troubles sleeping and wishing for a burst of energy? Come meet Irene Pauline, Certified Holistic Nutritionist, with VITALITY. Irene Pauline will discuss some of the causes that zap our energy and enjoyment of our days and provide solutions to Live your Life Energized
Saturday, January 20th, 9am - 7pm Support your health & support local! We love to support our community’s local farmers and businesses whenever possible. Come and meet some of our wonderful local vendors and taste the quality and freshness of their products. There will be samples, demos, gift baskets filled with local goodies and, of course, our Prize Wheel!!
Tuesday, January 16, 7pm - 9pm 13-year old Daniel Bissonnette is the world's top 100 most influential Vegans, international Speaker, Activist, Social Media Influencer and Author of “Daniel's Breakfast Burst.” Can you eat your way to BETTER MEMORY, FOCUS and CONCENTRATION? We certainly can build a Better, FASTER, SMARTER BRAIN by Eating the Right Foods!!!
December 16th, 8am - 10pm We're very excited to be having a Holiday Demo Day at Pomme Poco! We will be demoing turkey, stuffing, and cranberry sauce in the deli, as well delicious, naturally made Holiday treats, like fruitcakes and chocolates. Lots of demos from our awesome vendors, too!
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!