Fun in December: Join Us for 3 Events
Click here to learn more about: Herbal Ornaments for Children on Saturday, December 7th with Janie Brodhead; Herbal Elixer Happy Hour with Peter Brodhead on Friday December 13th; and Kava Kocktail Hour on Friday, December 20th.
December Sales at Brighter Day
Click here to see Janie's storewide specials on groceries, health and beauty and supplements, prices good through December 26. Go here to see additional special promotions and line drives on vitamins, good through December 31.
A Season of Giving: Ideas for a Natural Christmas
Make your own pomanders, flavored nut blend, goat cheese spread, granola, bath salts, massage oil, bath powder, pomade and more, using our handouts. Click Kitchen Cosmetics and Homemade Goodies for directions.
Make Scented Pomander Balls: Stick whole cloves into medium oranges, leaving space for shrinkage and making patterns if you like. Roll the completed oranges in pumpkin pie spice or in this powdered mixture: 4 oz. cinnamon, 2 oz. cloves, 1/2 oz. allspice, 1/2 oz. nutmeg, 1 oz. orris rt. Set oranges aside in spice mixture, turning each day until it dries. Takes about 3 weeks. Display in a wooden bowl, with dried pomagranetes if you can find them.
Our Bulk Spices Are Better
Fresher, cheaper, often organic or wildcrafted, more convenient! We sell them by the ounce and you will not believe how fragrant they are, especially if you're used to the ones you buy in little jars at the supermarket. So be adventurous this December! Bring your list and we'll introduce you to our bulk herbs, spices and teas. You'll never go back to the supermarket variety again.
Artisanal Cheeses & Wine: A Good Pairing
Look in the deli case for our new artisanal cheeses and olives that will look great on a holiday cheese tray. Artisanal cheeses are from small farms and produced by hand using traditional methods, and are carefully aged and ripened, for best flavor.
And Don't Forget the Wine Shop!
Do you know about the unique wine shop two doors down from Brighter Day, at 15 East Park Avenue? Christian Depken, the owner, deals exclusively in wines of the old world and maintains them in meticulous conditions, continuously controlling temperature and humidity. Go to his website to learn more: http://www.lechai.com/Welcome.html
Happy Birthday to Us! We're 35 Years Old This Year!
Janie and Peter Brodhead came to town in 1978 with a dream, and have made that dream a reality. Natural foods and organic produce are now part of mainstream culture, and supplements are the norm. We will be celebrating with some surprises later this year, so watch our home page and social media sites for further news.
Our Promise to You!
Peter and I are still committed to the same principles that guided us when we opened 35 years ago: integrity, promotion of healthy living, service to our community and sustainability for our planet. We will continue to be on the cutting edge of our industry, bringing you new products and new information that will enable you to eat well and be healthy and happy.
Janie and Peter Brodhead
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