Monday, October 31, 2011

Savoring the mellow time...


As October winds to a close, I thought I'd share some photos from a fall drive The Grocer and I took recently. It was one of those perfect days when the air is crisp, the colors are bright, and you wish it could last just a little bit longer. Here we go:







The Irish poet William Allingham described autumn as "the mellow time," and I think that's just right. In the aftermath of the dog days of summer and before the frigid winter's chill, fall gifts us with a quiet moment of contentment (at least if you're like me and fall's your favorite ;). 

Here's to savoring the "the mellow time." 
-The Grocer's Wife

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Get spooked at Haunted Palouse!


Looking for a little spooky fun this Friday or Saturday night? We've got what it takes to scare you at Haunted Palouse! 

In its tenth year, this event (which takes place the last two weekends in October) is a collaborative effort of epic proportion bringing together the most dedicated folks in our community! 

Our quiet, little town swells to double its population most nights and the event's near-cult-like following just keeps on growing!

For "chilly details" click HERE.
For all the "FAQS", click HERE.

And, as the sign says...Enter at your own risk.

Happy Haunted Palouse - we'll be open late at the market!
-The Grocer's Wife

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Quick Takes: fall's coming to the Arb (part two)...


I love fall. I love fall. I love fall. 











I've never lived in a place without seasons, and I don't know if I could if it meant I had to give up fall. I wait all year for this.

-The Grocer's Wife

Monday, October 10, 2011

Three weeks and counting!!!


Don't let it scare you that Halloween is only three weeks away! At the market, we've got you covered. 

We've got candy...lots and lots and LOTS of candy...


And, we've got pumpkins. Big, beautiful carving pumpkins, with more on the way.

But, if you're not adept with the carving knife, don't let that worry you. With a little help from one of these...


You can make ALL of these:





We've got fancy spray colors for your hair...


Long, spindly noses and jagged, gnarly teeth...


We've got stretchy, spooky spiderwebs...


And giant critters to fill them.


So, swing by the market and get your 'scary' on today!
-The Grocer's Wife

Friday, October 7, 2011

Quick Takes: fall's coming to the Arb...


Rainy and chilly sums up the past few days on The Palouse, but mostly sunny and 60+ is forecast for this Saturday. With that in mind, it'd be a great time to get out and check for signs of fall at UI's Arboretum and Botanical Garden in Moscow. These photos were taken last Sunday and though it's still a bit early for the Arb's full fall glory, there's plenty of pretty to enjoy!









Have a great weekend!
-The Grocer's Wife

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

All in a day's work...

The life of a grocer includes a plethora of daily tasks all in an effort to operate a well-run business. So what might one find a grocer doing on any given day?
  • They pour over profit and loss statements...in an effort to fine-tune their operation.
  • They merchandise and market...hoping to attract more sales.
  • They write schedules and manage labor...to ensure that customers are well taken care of.
  • They order for the store and carefully track inventory...to make certain that items are well-stocked.
  • And, sometimes...yes sometimes...they wrestle giant hairy spiders...in order to add a spooky holiday touch to the market. 





Yes, never a dull moment in the life of a grocer :)

-The Grocer's Wife

Saturday, October 1, 2011

It's the MOST wonderful time of the year...


Christmas?.....no, not yet! Whew!

It's the market's 3rd annual October Take-n-Bake Pizza Month!!!

During October, you buy our hugely popular handmade take-n-bake pizzas and we donate $ to the Palouse Community Center building fund!

Here's how it works:

For every large take-n-bake pizza purchased, we donate $2 to the Community Center.

For every small take-n-bake pizza purchased, we donate $1 to the Community Center.

AND NEW THIS YEAR: We'll double the donation on every order of 10 or more pizzas!

It's easy! It's cheesy! And, it's for a GREAT cause!

Bon Appetit!
-The Grocer's Wife


P.S. For more info on the Palouse Community Center building project, click HERE. The Facebook link there takes you to great pictures of the building progress, too! They've been going like gangbusters since the August 4th groundbreaking!