Saturday, April 23, 2011

Food for thought's Spring Fling Vendor Highlight: Missing Link

The Missing Link has been making beautiful hand-crafted chainmail jewelry for over a decade.  Each piece is one-of-a-kind and beautiful.  Visit her facebook page to preview a few of the amazing items that will be available at the Spring Fling.  In addition, she is giving away a $25 Gift Certificate for one lucky attendee at our event!
Come check out her work!


Friday, April 22, 2011

Kiss My... Face!

The turbulent weather over the last few weeks has put many of us Wichitans, including myself, into a tizzy of looking forward to more stable and warmer days. Have no fear, sunnier days are on their way. Friendlier weather also means it's time to do a bit of Spring Cleaning on those luscious legs to prepare them for cropped pants and shorts season. "Kiss My Face Moisture Shave" is packed with soothing aloe and olive oil plus many potent botanicals that combine to give a luxurious shave! It's also a great shaving cream choice for men and with choices ranging from woodsy Patchouli to tropical Key Lime, you'll have a tough decision selecting the best one!

Food for thought's Spring Fling Vendor Highlight: Salt & Sugar Alchemy

Salt N' Sugar Alchemy is a local and organic bakery focusing on healthy organic treats.  
Come discover their homemade treats, including vegan and gluten-free offerings!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Food for thought's Spring Fling Vendor Highlight: Green Datura

Green Datura is the collective shop of the mother-daughter team, Leanne and Puff.  They offer eco-friendly and upcycled goods, vintage finds, garden-related items, handbound journals, and more.  They are also bringing beautiful potted jade plants and flower seedings.  Come discover this team at our event on May 7th!

For when you need a pinch to a pound...

Have you visited our bulk herb room recently? It's a perfect way to complete a meal without throwing a ton of money away on herbs you'll never use again! You can buy as little or as much as you want. We have everything from Agar Agar to Yerba Mate. We even have such things as vegan beef and chicken broths, onion soup and dip mix, popcorn seasonings, teas and baking yeast! Also, check out our selection of sprouting products and sea salts ranging from Himalayan to Hawaiian!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Food for Thought's Design Our Bag Contest!

We decided our next exclusive Food for Thought bag should be designed by a young member of our community!  Here's your chance to show your creativity and have your design featured in our store on one of our reusable bags!

The contest will run April 18th-May 9th, 2011 and is open to children ages 1-13 (as of May 9th, 2011).  Create a design that best captures Food for Thought's theme "we make getting healthy fun."

1st place prize will be $50 gift certificate to Food for Thought and the winning design on one of our Food for Thought bags (which will be filled with goodies!).  2nd place will be a $25 gift certificate and a bag filled with goodies.  3rd place will be the winning design Food for Thought bag filled with goodies!

For entry form, judging info and details go here!

Vegan Wednesday! Tree of Life Almond Milks!

Tree of Life almond milks are now available at Food For Thought! At $1.69 each, they are a bargain! Stop by and stock up today!

Almond milk is my favorite when it comes to "milk substitutes". It has the best flavor, is great for baking and tasty in cereal. It also packs a good nutritional punch, check out these benefits:
*Good source of magnesium, therefore it's excellent for bone health.
*Loaded with manganese, selenium, and vitamin E. All are great for immune health, and help prevent cell damage.
*Packed with UNsaturated fat, meaning it's great for heart health.
*Almond skins are a good source of flavonoids, also great for a healthy heart.
*Rich in potassium, which helps you maintain a healthy blood pressure.
*Lots of healthy protein, which helps the body's growth and repair.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Look for these great vendors & companies at our Spring Fling Outdoor Market!

UPDATE!  We've had a few more vendors that are highlighted below!  Come join in all the fun!!!

Abigail’s Tulle Box 
Bows Tutus and Accessories! Everything you need for your little girl!

Beads by Noon
Features unique jewelry pieces with a Rock-a-billy flair.  All beads are hand created and Molly is known locally for her large beads and her control of dots. 
Bradley’s Bones  
Gourmet Pet Treats for your dogs and cats 

Brands Jellys
They specialize in custom and unique flavors of jams and jellies, syrups, and gourmet toppings. Their products are MSG free with no preservatives, fillers, or dyes.

Byblos Restaurant Salad Dressings
Featuring salad dressings for Greek Salads!

Emerald City Soap
Our natural, artisan soaps are handmade in small cold process batches to ensure that each bar not only looks good, but actually IS good for you as well.  This is REAL soap ~ sudsy, moisturizing and luxurious. 

Faye Farms 
Handcrafted Aryshire milk soaps using cold processed method.    They will also be educating about their raw milk dairy and naturally raised pork and poultry.

Five Star Sauce
Featuring five star grill and dinner sauce, an all natural & low sodium sauce.  is It is a versatile and delicious sauce that will complement so many dishes. Brush on your favorite meats, fish, and vegetables.  Add excitement to pizza, tacos, pasta and rice by using 5-Star Sauce.

Foam on the Range
Foam on the Range soaps and cosmetics are made in the Sunflower State with a large proportion of sunflower oil wherever possible, which helps contribute to a rich, skin-pampering lather in our soaps.  Products include soap, lip balms, spa soak, lotion, body butter, lotion bar and sugar scrub.

Good Shepherd Turkey Ranch, Inc
Will be a featured food vendor with brats, walking tacos and deli meats made from their heritage poultry.

Goucher’s Peppernuts
Locally made peppernuts that are a store-favorite!

Green Datura
Your friendly prairie general store.   They feature an array of one-of-a-kind items inspired by a more creative and/or eco-conscious way of living: repurposed/handmade things, handbound books, garden items, vintage finds, recycled totes, and more!

Handmade by Nic
Crocheted and knitted jewelry, children's and home accessories.

Home Grown KS! 
Come learn more about Wichita's CSA! 

Jason Wiebe Cheese
Natural cheese made in Kansas on the farm (Farmstead cheese) from grade-A milk for the difference you can taste and the taste you’ll want again.

Jelly Lady 
Locally made jelly, include local flavors such as sunflower, sand plum and gooseberry!

Leandra George
Handmade accents for your home and life.  A wide range of items from headbands and eye pillows, to oven mitts and napkins.  Many items are made from natural and/or recycled materials.

Leila Ebenezer Books 
Everyone should have a beautiful place to write their dreams. Leila Ebenezer Books are hand bound using decorative papers for the covers and acid free paper for the filler. While the books are made locally in Wichita, the decorative papers are from as far away as Italy, India,and Japan.

Lil’ Stinker Crafts
lil' stinker crafts is there for all your baby needs and more!  Look for blankets, ruffle bottom onesies, bloomers, leg warmers, washcloths, hooded towels and more!
Little Red Hen Bakery
Baked goods using locally grown, certified organic whole grain that is also freshly milled on-farm at Janzen Family Farms.  It is then baked locally into various bread products, including whole-grain bread, raisin bread, hamburger buns and dinner rolls.

Local Burger 
Another featured food vendor, we will be selling hot of the grill vegan burgers!  The World’s Best Veggie Burger is not only great for you, it’s also delicious!

Louisburg Cider Mill
Featuring speciality products from the mill, including mixes and apple butter!

Love, Mimi
Featuring baby and children's accessories and clothing made with the most important ingredients, LOVE!

The Missing Link
Been making beautiful hand crafted chainmail jewelry for over a decade.  Gorgeous items include necklaces, bracelets and earrings.

Nut Nation
Nut Nation Seasoned and Smoked Pistachios are all natural with no additives, preservatives, or food coloring.  They're low in sodium and gluten free.

Old Westport Spice & Trading Company
Old Westport has spent the last 30 years developing an array of spice blends and dry soups used
in home kitchens as well as professional culinary institutes and restaurants.   Come discover a selection of their yummy goodness!

Original Juan
Original Juan has been creating specialty sauces, salsas, snacks and dips for wholesale, retail and co-pack/private label customers since 1998.  Come enjoy a selection of their salsas and dips!

Perfectly Unperfect
Lots of great created items including wallets, journals, checkbook covers and more! 

Petie Mae Jewelry 
Petie Mae Jewelry, seeks to bring out the creative depth of personality in every individual with our heartfelt jewelry creations.  All pieces are made with recycled, upcycled, repurposed, antique, vintage, modern, handmade, handpicked, gently worn and new materials to specially create each treasure.

Rabbit Creek
Rabbit Creek Products is named after a creek that runs through a small eastern Kansas town. Founded by Donna Cook, a self-described "country girl", she captures the taste of old fashioned cooking with a designer style.    From bread mixes to seasonings, hop on over to discover a few of their offerings!

Ruby Lou’s
Handcrafted items for all ages.  Add a bit of whimsy to you life with lovingly made items such as taggie blankes, tutus, aprons and home decor.

Salt & Sugar Alchemy
Salt N' Suga Alchemy is a local and Organic bakery focusing on healthy organic treats.

Sammy Jayne’s 
Features baby and kids items.  From beautiful burp rags and onesies to hooded towels and blankets, her goal is to make unique, hand crafted accessories that others will truly love as much as she does.

Sandcastle Jewelry 
Each piece of Sandcastle Jewlery is one-of-a-kind, hand-crafted art.  Many of their pieces are made from recycled materials, found objects and organic coloration processes.

Silk Flowers 4 U
Handmade silk fabric floral corsages add a bit of festivity to any outfit!

SKR@PS are a new trendy way of being GREEN!  Each bracelet is made with scrap pieces of fabric which means no 2 are alike. They might have the same fabric or colors but they pattern never is the same. Which makes each bracelet a one of a kind piece of jewelry.

Small Comforts
Small Comforts makes handmade quilts, pillows, and more! All items are one of a kind!

Snaxsun is committed to providing a healthy, nutritious snack for the whole family to enjoy!  Snaxsun contains no cholesterol and has low saturated fat! They take pride in using only premium wheat and are certain that you will savor the flavor and enjoy Snaxsun's light crunchy texture!

Sonya's Good Ole' Cookies
Cookies baked with love and homemade goodness!   She features gluten-free yummies as well!

Sweet Treats Shop
Hand-made Treats for your Sweets!  Items featured include:  hand crocheted hats, jewelry, up-cycled tee clothing, up-cycled cake plates, aprons and crocheted hair accessories.
Tucker Bees 
Yummy local honey  from Tucker Bees in Niotaze, Kansas.  They use no chemicals on their bees.

Wee La Mode Baby Boutique
Wee La Mode specializes in all things baby, mommy and earth friendly.   Their products include a line of  Preemie, infant and toddler clothing and accessories plus a line of lady's clothing.   They love cloth diapering and support breastfeeding mothers by providing several products such as Milk Leaf Nursing Pads and Poo La La's bamboo cloth diapers.

Check back soon as we are still adding a few more vendors!!!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Seventh Generation Savings For Earth Day!!

SEVENTH GENERATION cleaning products are on sale this month at Food For Thought! There are also bonus coupons available upon request. Stop by and check out these awesome products, including these laundry detergents in environmentally conscious packaging (super concentrated with 66 loads to a bottle!). Stop by and start cleaning GREEN!

You also have a chance to win 7th Generation Cleaning Products for a year!  Register to win in-store!

Coupons include:
$1 off one package of Seventh Generation Diapers or wipes.
$1 off one Seventh Generation dish product
$1 off one Seventh Generation Household cleaner
$1 off one Seventh Generation Laundry product