Living Well Down East // Natural & Organic Market

Celiac is not my favorite. Nor my daughter's. There has been quite a movement in the gluten free market over the past few years. Truth be told, my daughter and I, if we could, would certainly choose to eat gluten. Gluten is not unhealthy for you. GMOs are. 

Gluten is just something our body has decided is something to attack, causing us great misery. We just want donuts. And croissants. But neither of those we want more than biscuits. Living in the south, biscuits are kind of a food group here. We miss them SO much. 

A couple weeks ago, my daughter and I were having our mother-daughter date at our favorite local coffee shop. It's been a long time since we had been so we weren't aware of a new shop that had been there for some time. When we saw there was a Natural & Organic store we were intrigued. When we saw the gluten free sign, we had to go check it out. 

Let's just say that we have found our new favorite shop. It has ALL the spices I want and I can fill the bottles [or baggies] myself. This is a big deal because I'm used to growing up in a city with access to every spice imaginable through Indian food stores. This shop has organic, GMO free goodies on every shelf and basket. 

I don't even like onions, but the presentation made me want to purchase them. I'm a sucker for great packaging. They have soaps, oils, natural deodorant and other personal products, candies, beans, rices, snacks and baking ingredients that you would need if you are eating clean, gluten free or paleo [think coconut sugar and almond flour]

Then there's the the lady that was there running the shop. She's so nice! Super friendly and helpful. She answered all our questions, told us about the lady from a local farm that was there just before we arrived that was serving up samples of the GLUTEN FREE BISCUITS. 

Let's just assume we are in Heaven now. We bought cinnamon biscuits and southern buttermilk biscuits. There are so many new products we want to try! I love that I found a place that makes it easier to support our local economy. We try to "Shop Small" whenever we can. Our biscuits were made right here in our county by Anne's Old Fashioned products.

     It doesn't get any more rad than that folks. 

Be still my celiac heart. My daughter and I looked a little crazy grabbing at the gluten free biscuits.

Shut up and take my money!

The tote my daughter, Lorelai is rockin' in the pic below is from this rad shop : Shaka People.

This Greenville shop is the sister store to the one in Kinston, NC. So if you're in Greenville, NC or Kinston, you can get some of the awesome things we talked about, and photographed, there. 

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My tip to all you Salty Tribers is : Go out and EXPLORE your town. You might discover an awesome treasure!

Aloha, Jane

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