Archive for December, 2011

A Visit From St. Nick, at Sonnewald

Saturday, December 24th, 2011

A Visit From St. Nick, at Sonnewald

Night Before Christmas at Sonnewald

Unique & Healthy Gift

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

Looking for a unique and healthy gift? More salt lamps have arrived at Sonnewald. They are both beautiful and beneficial because of the negative ions they generate.

Sustainable Christmas

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

Check out this sustainable version of the 12 Days of Christmas. It’s awesome. Visit the website.

More Raw Dairies Under Attack

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

Mary and Bart Hill own M & B Fairview Farm in Hamburg, PA. For the last five years, they have provided delicious, nutritious raw milk from their gentle, friendly Jerseys….But all of that changed over night for them recently during some heavy rains that hit our area. State inspectors came out during the worst of the flooding, and cited them for all of the mud and dirt…They have been given until January to make thousands of dollars worth of changes and upgrades…Pennsylvania is only one of a handful of states in which raw milk is perfectly legal, but that status is tenuous at best and subject to change with the prevailing political winds and the pressures from federal agencies…Read the entire article

YorIt Social Venture Challenge

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

I propose that a group, or groups, such as Buy Fresh Buy Local (BFBL) or Food Availability Task Force (FATF) work together and apply for $20,000 available from the YorIt Social Venture Challenge. (This is the local philanthropic group of young people who gave the Healthy World Cafe $20,000 last year.) I can’t think of anything more important to restoring balance to our community than helping people become better nourished. Of course we know that we need nourishment for every aspect of our multi-faceted existence, but in this instance, the focus would be on physical nourishment. If there is interest in pursuing this opportunity, we’ll need to move on it fairly quickly. The “lifeline” for applying is February 3, 2012. The “application” is a 5 minute video pitching our project. Log onto YorIt.org to learn more. I think step one would be to create a team of folks who feel we should at least brainstorm the possibilities. Leada Dietz has graciously offered to handle the email communication of this proposal. Thanks so much for prayerfully considering whether you’re called to be part of this potentially community transforming effort. If you feel called to play any part in this effort, please contact Leada Dietz at LeadaDietz@epix.net. ~ Willa

Customer Appreciation Week Door Prize Winners

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

Thank you to the following vendors for providing door prizes and to the following customers who support Sonnewald. Customer Appreciation Week Door Prize Winners from:

Saturday, Dec. 3 – Badger – Susan Ritz, Carlson – Darren Actor, Cell Food – Sondra Boyd, Nature’s Plus – Deb Glennon, New Wave Enviro – Shirl Leonhardt, Nordic Naturals – Daphne Powell, Solgar – Steven Purpora.

Thursday, Dec. 1 – Thank you to the following vendors for providing door prizes and to the following customers who support Sonnewald: New Wave Enviro Basket – Kathy Mack, Source Naturals Basket – Merby Breneman, NOW Products Basket – Susan Shaffer and Solgar Basket – Kim Jeter.

Wednesday, Nov. 30 – Thank you to the following vendors for providing door prizes and to the following customers who support Sonnewald: HerbPharm – Diane Chronister, Vibrant Health – Wendy Colby, Burt’s Bees – Amanda Goodwin and New Wave Enviro – Karen Lau.

Tues. Nov. 29 - Thank you to the following vendors for providing door prizes and to the following customers who support Sonnewald: Nordic Naturals – May Engles, Dandy Blend – Bonnie Luckenbaugh, Weleda – Pam VanHyning and Jay Robb – Joann Hullman.

You may pick up your door prize at the Sonnewald Customer Service Desk.

Customer Appreciation Week

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

Thanks to everyone who participated in our Customer Appreciation Week. We’d really appreciate your feedback. What did you like? What didn’t you like? What should we do more of? How often? We’re all ears. We’re here to serve you. The more we hear from our customers, the better for everyone. Please send an email to info@sonnewald.org.