Round-Up: Santa’s Toy Box

For the month of November, Bare Essentials Natural Market will be partnering with the Santa’s Toy Box for our Round-Up-For-A-Cause Program. Each time you check out, you will have the opportunity to round up your total a few cents to help provide Christmas gifts for families to choose who might otherwise struggle to provide their children with presents. Every penny counts!

Follow our Round-Up-For-A-Cause program on our Events page where you can see past and future partners and the amounts that our customers have helped raise for them.


Where your donations go…

The Men’s Group at Deerfield Methodist Church first started Santa’s Toy Box in 1986. They began by taking old toys and sprucing them up. Then in the early 1990′s they switched to providing new toys. Santa’s Toy Box has since become a community project utilizing the community to continue to provide families with Christmas gifts for the holiday. The group collects toys and donations and they build a toy store “…we take milk crates and boards and tables and just build a shelf and put the toys out and let the parents come in and pick out things,” said co-chairman Gene Swift. Last year, 2013, Bare Essentials Natural Market was able to raise $300 in change for Santa’s Toy Box and we hope to surpass that amount this year!

Santa’s Toy Box has survived over the years thanks to countless volunteers and the donations received from individuals, businesses and churches. Donations of money or toys are accepted and if you would like, volunteers are also welcome.

For more information, call 828-264-4801.

Staff Picks: November 2014

Curious to see what we’re addicted to this month? Here are some of our staff picks for November:


                                              Rapid Immune Defense


Ben – Co-Owner and General Manager

This  formula of andrographis, panax ginseng and echineacea and zinc ROCKS! Taking the three doses a day at the first symptoms of a cold has knocked it out more than once. I ALWAYS keep a package in my medicine cabinet (for those times I get a scratchy throat at 11 at night!).


OrganicOscar_aloe-shampooOrganic Oscar Organic Aloe Vera Shampoo

Maddie – Loveable pupMaddie

I love it when my ‘peep’ bathes me in this shampoo. At 16 (112 in people years) I have sensitive skin and this shampoo calms and soothes with Organic Chamomile and Organic Aloe Vera. It makes me so soft, clean and good-smelling that I can get in the bed!


                                  Evolution Fresh


Steve – Grocery Manager

Evolution Fresh juices are not only the best juices I have ever had from a bottle, they are easily as good as most of the juice bar offerings I’ve had over the years.  How do they capture those ephemeral flavors?  Build your plant in close proximity to the bounty of California’s Central Valley.  Rush the produce from the fields to the facility.  Extract the juices at high pressure & low temperature to preserve the fresh flavors, and get it in the bottles and on store shelves with the greatest haste.  I’m particularly enamored of their Organic V, a blend of beets, carrots, lime, parsley, and ginger with carrot, apple, and celery.  I believe I’ll drink one right now


November 2014 Health Screening

Bare Essentials Natural Market will be hosting a health screening on Friday November 21st from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please call Bare Essentials as soon as possible to make an appointment (828-262-5592). See the flyer below for more information. If you have questions about specific tests visit or call Ray Fritsch of Medical Screening Services at 919-452-5404.

This is a great opportunity to receive tests at a low cost. Results will be mailed to you or delivered to Bare Essentials (your choice), and are generally available in about one week.


In Our Freezer: Bristol Bay Sockeye Salmon

The Bridge Between Wild Alaskan Salmon and Your Dinner Table

SalmonToYouDrift Creek Fisheries is a community supported fishery (CSF) in Alaska that delivers Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon to Boone, NC, and will soon include Asheville, NC. The Kropf brothers, who reside in Boone, NC during the off-season, harvest the Sockeye Salmon in Bristol Bay Alaska.

We not only purchased salmon, but helped preserve a way of life…

Bristol Bay is the top producer of sockeye salmon in the world and is being threatened by pit mining operations in Alaska. By purchasing salmon harvested by Drift Creek Fisheries (CSF) Bristol Bay and the fishermen can help preserve the salmon run and the fishery for years to come. “Bristol Bay is the last remaining salmon runs of its size. Our goal along with many of the other fishermen who fish the bay, is to preserve and protect this fishery through proper stewardship so that these prolific salmon runs can continue to provide and prosper for generations to come.” 

What makes Salmon To You unique?

Because this salmon is traveling hundreds of miles to reach your dinner table, and the Kropf brothers want to ensure the salmon you receive is of the highest quality, the processing of the harvested salmon is done differently:  “Your fish is bled on deck, which insures a higher quality meat. It is then put in 34 degree saltwater holds and delivered for processing. It is flash frozen and processed all in less than 12 hours from being taken from the water…We eat the same salmon that we sell all year long and take great pride in being able to thaw out a fillet from the previous season and still be able to enjoy sashimi grade salmon.

Bare Essentials Natural Market received 100 pounds and has since sold 1/2 of the supply. We will only have Bristol Bay Sockeye Salmon while supplies last so hurry before they are gone! Each fillet is $14.99/lb and average between 1 and 2 pounds each.

To learn more visit Salmon To You Online…

Topricin: A Natural Solution To Pain

Looking for a topical remedy for pain and injury? Topricin is just the thing you need! This homeopathic cream is perfect for soothing aches and pains associated with a variety of different chronic and acute joint, muscle and nervetopricin group conditions, including arthritis, fibromyalgia, sciatica and many more. It is also a great healing cream for injuries related to sports or repetitive motion exercises. This cream is a great staple to keep in your medicine cabinet, because it can be used on minor cuts and scrapes, as well as skin conditions such as eczema. Topricin uses a patented topical formula that aids in the healing process by improving blood flow to the injured tissue and draining toxins and fluids that build up as a result of injury or painful ailments.

Topricin is formulated with homeopathic ingredients that are meant to deal with various causes of pain, including muscular damage, nerves, ligaments, and tendons. Topricin stimulates the body’s ability to heal the damage that is causing the pain in the first place. This principle alone separates this product from other pain relief creams on the market that may just mask the symptoms associated with pain. The company also offers Topricin’s Foot Therapy Cream, a cream specially formulated to relieve foot and ankle pain. This can help with a wide range of conditions such as plantar fasciitis, leg cramps, gout and neuropathy. Plus it’s safe for diabetics!

Topricin has no fragrances, petroleum, mineral oil, menthol or parabens making it safe, effective, and it’s appropriate for people of all ages. If you’d like to know more, our experienced staff at Bare Essentials Natural Market is available to help you find solutions for your individual needs.

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease