WRM News #249 – The New Back Room

In this issue:
The New Back Room
Pennyroyal Cheese Returns
Hilltop Honey
Human Race Fundraising
Help Win A Garden
Beer News
Secret Sale

The New Back Room is Shaping Up

Last week my friends from the Made Local Marketplace in Santa Rosa put in a day helping get the back room at the Westside Renaissance prettied up. Our new local gift-oriented section is somewhere like half way done … and it is looking MUCH nicer. Come check it out and let me know what you think.

Now we are scouting around for an affordable (free?) Welsh dresser/Hossier and a tall/thin-ish lockable jewelry case. Let us know if you happen across one.

Pennyroyal is Back

The kidding and lambing has rolled around again … so the milk is flowing. That means that Pennyroyal farms fresh goat/sheep milk blend cheese are back in stock. If you tried them last season, we know you have been missing them. So come get the silky, dense Bollie’s Mollies (http://www.navarrowine.com/shop/productdetail.php?prodid=1157) — gold medal winner at the 2013 International Cheese Competition in London — and the creamy, tangy Laychee (http://www.navarrowine.com/shop/productdetail.php?prodid=1156 )

Hilltop Honey

Our body care section just got even stronger with the addition of a wide range of products from Willit’s own Hilltop Honey. (See http://www.hilltophoney.com/ ) We have lotions in honeysuckle, lavender, sandlewood and lemongrass mint, lotion bars, body butter, muscle rub, sented soaps and… branching out a a bit also a doggie soap and leather wax.

Human Race Team Time

One more time for two good causes …

The Human Race, our biggest local fundraising event of the season, is coming up on May 3 — so it is time to start fundraising and building our team! The Westside Renaissance (along with our friends at Food For All Mendocino and the Hillside Health Clinic) are again collecting to keep the farmers market food stamp matching program funded.

The food stamp match is an awesome program that substantially helps boost our local small farms at the same time it helps the most vulnerable part of our community maintain access to fresh and healthy food throughout the month.

Perhaps you or your organization would care to join us? Find out more about the Human Race.

Or, you can simply sign-up to donate at the Westside Renaissance Market

You Can Help Win Us A Garden!

Vote for the Gardens Project to win $10,000 for a community garden! The Gardens Project has applied for a grant with Seeds of Change to receive $10,000 for developing a community garden in Vinewood Park this summer! They need your clicks to get it.

This is how it works:
1) From April 1-21st, the public votes on what projects they’d like to see funded.
2) The Top 50 gardens then go to Seeds of Change for them to judge who wins! 17 gardens will receive $10,000 or more!!

If they make it past the voting, they will have a good chance! You can vote for them EVERY DAY … and why not ask 3 others to vote too!
Vote here: http://www.seedsofchangegrant.com/TheGallery.aspx
You can search for the project by using: vinewood (full name is Vinewood Park Community Garden).
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT! To learn more about the Gardens Project, visit their website at www.gardensproject.org.

Beer Talk

Not here just yet … but before the end of the week I expect to have the following new treats in stock: Almanac’s Farmers’ Reserve Plout & Honey Saison, Crooked Stave’s Vielle Artisanal Saison and Santa Clara Valley Brewing’s Electric Tower IPA & New Almaden Imperial Red

The next pint night at Saucy is next Thursday from 5-7 with 21st Amendment … details on what will be poured next week.

Heading over the hill? One of our new beer news features will be updates from Brew Master Fal Allen about what is available exclusively at the Anderson Valley Brewing Tap Room … at the moment you could snag any of the following tasty sounding options: Nettied Madge Black IPA, Horn of the Beer barley wine, and the Limited edition Collaboration brew Chilean Chocolate spice porter (delicious).

Secret Sale

Try out something by Hilltop Honey for 10% off.

10% off any of the (divinely good) products by The Apple Farm.

Bolliver’s Lime Chiffon pies now $16 instead of the usual $18 (while they last).

In honor of the new beer list arrangement you can take 10% off anything from Anderson Valley brewing. On the foreign side … did you notice that Duvel changed up its package and dropped the cork. Celebrate the new look with 10% off.

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