Harvest Report: Local Organic Produce

Check our produce department for new arrivals.

Acorn Squash Ashe County
Portobello Mushrooms /  Habersham County, GA
Wilkes County Blueberries
Watauga County Apples,
Ashe County Corn
and Watauga County Tomatoes!
Just to name a few.

Appalachian Grown Local Produce

Look for these fresh, organic fruits & veggies… (while supplies last)

<<Just In>> ~ Acorn Squash Zydeco Moon Farm

<<Just In>> ~ Portobello Mushrooms
Orchard Valley Farm Habersham County, GA
(Certified Naturally Grown)

 ~ Danvers Carrots w/tops New Life Farm

~ Poblano Peppers Tumbling Shoals Farm
(Let’s make Chile Rellenos !)

~ Romaine Lettuce Heavenly Mountain
(there’s magic in the soil)

Working with local farmers we are able to offer the freshest,
local organic produce grown!

 ~ Shiitake Mushrooms Riddle Knob Farm,
Grown on White Oak in a plastic covered tunnel.
Top Quality.
Much more flavor than conventionally grown.

 ~ Green Cabbage Fishel Organics

~ Zucchini  New Life Farm – Boone, NC

~ Cucumbers New Life Farm

~ Hydroponic Lettuce Hanging Gardens Farm

local organic produce

All of our produce is either Certified Organic
or grown using sustainable, organic practices
unless others wise stated.

Never Conventionally Grown

Curly Kale Fishel Organics

~ German Hardneck Garlic New Crop!  Sarah Greene

local organic produce

~ Sweet Corn on the Cob Fishel Organics / Owls Nest Farm

~ Micro Greens Market Mix, Arugula and Assorted Herbs Sunshine Cove Farm Sunshine Cove Farm Micro Greens

~ Ginger Root (new crop coming soon!)

~ Leeks Blue Ridge Organics

~ Slicing Tomatoes  New Life Farm

~ Blueberries Bishop Farm Wilkes County, NC / Tom New Farm Ashe County, NC

Local Low Spray Apples (New crop is here!)

^^Just In!^^

~ Maidens Blush a crisp, juicy, and sweet multi-purpose apple.

 ~ Macintosh a sweet-tart apple.

~ Pristine An early, sweet tart apple. Crisp and refreshing

Moretz Mountain Orchard Boone NC

What is  ↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓ Low Spray?

Low spray means that the orchard is lowering the threshold for blemished apples by spraying less than would be required to get the standard 2% blemish rate of a conventional orchard. So they spray selectively if a issue comes up but never a broad spectrum non specific application.

The orchard steers clear from anything that has too long of a residue life and always wait the recommended times to pick after a spray to reduce residue, usually 2 days.

The orchard uses Pest/disease resistant heirloom varieties.


You’ll find Beans, Black Eye Peas & Baking needs in our Bulk Section

Browse through our recipe files!

 Come on by and support the local farmers and your community!

Direct from the farm, local veggies are being delivered almost daily. The farmers we buy from use organic farming methods which preserve farmland and cultivate healthy soils.

September 2014 Health Screening

Bare Essentials Natural Market will be hosting a health screening on Friday, September 19th 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 labtestsonline.org 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.

september health screening

Grab-and-Go: Healthy Snacks on the Fly

late julyHungry and in a rush? Check out our new Grab-and-Go selection at Bare Essentials Natural Market!

st-dalfour-beanNow, in addition to all of the great staples that we offer for making meals at home, you can send your kids off to school with a lunchbox full of healthy goodies, or put together a quick lunch on-the-go, from our selection of single-serving, ready-to-eat items! We have chips and crackers, seasoned olives, trail mix, St. Dalfour grain & pasta salads, applesauce, dried fruit and more!

tapazWhether you are on the move and need a pick-me-up, or just need to add some variety to those school lunches, we’ve got you covered. Our Grab-and-Go section is located adjacent to the drink cooler (stocked with shakes, sodas, tea and juice) and our dairy cooler (with its string cheese, sandwiches, and selection of yogurts), so you can be in and out with your provisions in no time at all.

eden-snack eden-snack2 You can find even more ready-to-eat treats throughout the store. Don’t forget to grab the best single-serving snacks of all, organic apples and bananas. And keep an eye on our ever-changing selection of protein and granola bars right near the registers — something’s always on sale. It’s no longer a dangerous move to shop hungry!

RealLocal: Harmony Acres

reallocalgreenAt Bare Essentials Natural Market we’re committed to local because we are local.

Whether you’re looking for local produce, granola, coffee, wine, herbal supplements, or body care, we have you covered. Learn more about Bare Essentials’ commitment to local products here… And see a full list of our local vendors here…

This month we are highlighting Harmony Acres, a body care line that got started right here in Boone’s very own Farmer’s Market. On our shelves you can find their whole body moisturizer, handcrafted bar soap, liquid hand soap, Juniper Wood Soap Savers, aluminum-free deodorant sticks and “Smelly Spray,” and their “Itchy Skin” pine tar poison ivy soap (a favorite during this time of year).

Harmony Acres SoapThe official start of Harmony Acres came shortly after our move to North Carolina. When we learned that a new friend had poison ivy, Cory excitedly exclaimed “I can make something for that!” Upon helping our friend with his poison ivy, we were strongly encouraged to enter the Boone Farmers Market to pursue our dream. This pursuit took our last $800, but it gave us some amazing relationships with some great people that have continued to support our growth over the last seven years.

Harmony Acres Soap 2Passion makes you do crazy things sometimes, including hand-cutting oval shaped labels! Thankfully, we have outgrown that stage, although each product is still made by hand. For example, each Soothing Mint Lip Balm, made with local North Carolina beeswax, is still hand poured and every tin of Sweetgrass Body Butter continues to create patience with every spoonful. However, when mothers approach us and share how their child’s eczema irritation has been relieved, or when a someone tells us how happy they are that their knee pain of many years has gone away allowing them to play golf again, it makes it all worth it.

harmony acres displayNatural isn’t just a trend…it’s a way of life! Harmony Acres Soap Co. is a true ‘family owned and operated’ business…kids and all! Located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina, Harmony Acres Soap Co. is inspired on a daily basis to create amazing natural products that encourage health and healing. From the first bar of soap we made 10 years ago, to the latest addition of Smelly Sprays, our dream has been to be saturated in the lives of our children while changing the natural product world.

- Dale Emmons
Harmony Acres Soap Co.
Hays, NC

Visit the Harmony Acres Website and like them on Facebook.

The Gaia Difference

lavender from gaia.comDo you use herbs for inflammation, intestinal and digestive problems, liver and thyroid health, adrenal and relaxation support, immune protection, sleep and just about any other health condition? Herbs can be effective for many of them, and one of the most respected names in the business is Gaia Herbs. Gaia has an extensive selection of single herbs, targeted formulas, liquid extracts, teas and children’s formulas. But quality and innovation are only two things that make the Gaia difference.

Support Local

Gaia Herbs‘ organic farm, quality assurance lab, and processing facility are located just “around the corner,” in Brevard, NC. This allows them to oversee the creation of their extracts and formulas, from growing to harvesting, and extraction to bottling. The result is superior freshness and control over the desired purity, potency, and quality in every bottle. In fact, quality is so important to Gaia that they go a step further with their “Meet Your Herbs” program.

Know What You’re Taking

Gaia Herbs is a strong proponent of transparency and traceability. Through it’s “Meet Your Herbs” program, every product has a lot number that can be entered at GaiaHerbs.com to reveal that bottle’s test results for purity, Gaia’s certificate of compliance, exact constituent amounts, cultivation and extraction methods, grow location and much more.

Plants and People

What really sets Gaia apart from other companies in a passionate appreciation for sustainability and the symbiotic relationship between the Earth and everything that lives on it is. They take these qualities to heart and it shows in the quality of their products. Through their use of organic farming, carefully selected harvest times, and abstaining from using declining or struggling botanical populations, they can cultivate the healthiest and most potent specimens. Even their solar- and biodiesel- powered facility has the environment in mind.

For more information on Gaia Herbs products and help deciding which would be best for your health goals, visit the knowledgeable staff in the Wellness Department at Bare Essentials Natural Market. For the month of August, find Gaia Herbs products at 20% OFF.

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