Healthy Living

Lovin Local, Lovin Summer!

August 13, 2016
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Lake Manitoba

Lake Manitoba

Wow August is zooming on by, but I really feel that folks have been thoroughly enjoying this summer!  The weather has been pretty darn great, and days filled with lot’s of outdoor events, markets, and  of course beach days! We Winnipeggers certainly know how to make the most of our beautiful summers!

Our focus for August has been on enjoying and showcasing all our local makers, and I think we have

Smak Dab Mustard, Made in Manitoba

Smak Dab Mustard, Made in Manitoba

quite the reputation now after almost four years, of being a huge supporter and lover of all things local!  Hopefully you have had a chance to see some of those spotlights on our social media platforms. We especially love Instagram, incase you haven’t noticed 😉  We proudly stock over 60 different local manufacturers, from skin care to food to artisans of sustainable creations, and we plan to continue sourcing more so keeping checking in to see what’s new!

The Common craft beer & wine flights

The Common craft beer & wine flights

Hopefully you have also had an opportunity to check out the completed renovations of the Forks new food hall! It has been a most welcome change and so many have been enjoying the space, the new food vendors, and of course The Common! We just held our staff meeting in the food hall, indulging on some sushi and flights of craft beer, and must say it was a very productive staff meeting! It’s amazing how change can bring forth a whole new perspective and vibe to once was.  I personally am looking forward to the future plans at the Forks and what’s in store for Generation Green, so be sure to keep following along!

#plasticfreewithGG contest winner

#plasticfreewithGG contest winner

Want to make mention of our #plasticfreewithGG  July Contest Winner, Emilie! She took the challenge by using reusable containers in our bulk/refill sections and won a prize pack that included a $100.00 store credit for bulk product and a plastic free gift pack.  Thanks to Emilie and everyone else that participated and continue to reuse, reduce & recycle!

In other news, we have decided to start a monthly newsletter beginning this September that will keep you informed of new products, health tips, events we have planned (there’s a big one coming in October!), and special deals exclusively for our newsletter subscribers! Watch for a post soon about how/when to sign up!

Lastly, we want to sneak this little note about  “back to school” and that

Back to School

Back to School

we are pretty stocked with some great “litterless lunch” products that are moving quickly, such as PackIt freezable lunch bags, Onyx stainless steel containers, Swell Bottles, Bambu reusable utensils and will be receiving another Yumbox delivery in the next week.

 

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