Sunday, September 1, 2013

The Little Carrot

It’s the Labour Day long weekend, can you believe it!?  Where did July and August go?  I had a list of things to do, and places to visit this summer but it flew by so fast I only crossed a few off my list.  I also had great ideas for many blog posts, but obviously that didn’t happen.  I either forgot my camera, plans changed, the weather didn’t co-operate or life just got in the way. 

I thought I would share with you a little bit about our health food store we have here in Porters Lake. 


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You can find a little bit of everything here, from Free Range Beef to All Natural Dog Treats, and every time I visit they have new items on their shelves.

Their focus is on local products and suppliers.  Some of those include  Evans Seafood, Wild Mountain Farm and Longspell Point Farms.

All meats you will find here are from grass fed/pasture raised animals.  They carry beef, pork, chicken, lamb, and nitrite free bacon. The sausages from Wild Mountain Farm are super delicious (the spinach and feta are my fave)

All of their snacks, nuts, and fruits are Raw food, organic and preservative free. If your looking for gluten free foods they carry a variety of items from 3 different local bakers as well as Vegan and Dairy Free options.   If you’re looking for a good for you pizza option you will find Whole Food Pizzas (Multi Grain, Gluten Free and Vegan).  No preservatives or fillers used (in the meats for pepperoni),

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They also have a line of their own supplements and have created a selection of  Healthy Nutritionally Balanced Smoothie Mixes

1.  Ready Mix – For a well rounded nutritional base in a highly absorbable form.  Contains Spirulina, Broccoli, Kale, Collard, Spinach, Parsley, Alfalfa, Wheat Grass, Oat Grass, Barley Grass, Quinoa, Millet and Chia

2.  Workout (Pumper) Mix – For those who work out on a regular basis, excellent for post work out replenishment, muscle repair and electrolyte balancing.  Contains Hemp Protein, Spirulina, Broccoli, Kale, Collard, Spinach Parsley, Alfalfa, Wheat Grass, Oat Grass, Barley Grass, Quinoa, Millet, Chia, L-Glutamine and Goats Whey Protein.

3.  Chia Mix – For healthy Weight Support, Regularity, Curb appetite and for Energy.  Contains Chia, Black Currant, Pomegranate, Bilberry, Acerola cherries, Blueberry and Grape Seed.

It doesn’t stop there, if you are looking for skin care products and makeup without a million mystery ingredients you will find Cosmic Tree Essentials, a company that uses locally sourced ingredients and is based out of the beautiful Annapolis Valley (my favourite place in the world).

After you’ve filled your shopping bag at The Little Carrot don’t forget to head around back and visit In The Raw Sprouting Center.  There you will find Wheatgrass in a variety of forms (fresh shots, frozen shots, and fresh cut), freshly made Almond milk (plain and flavoured), fresh juices, dried fruits, Raw Ice Cream, Vegan Spinach and Artichoke Dip and super delicious Sprout Salads.

 It’s so nice to have places like these just around the corner.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend

~ Jackie