The Shop seen December 2011

The Shop seen December 2011
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Sunday, May 5, 2013


We are the Food Doctor of Alachua:  Let Food Be Your Medicine and Medicine Be Your Food!



MONDAY            9:00AM      7:00PM
TUESDAY            9:00AM      7:00PM
WEDNESDAY     9:00AM      7:00PM
THURSDAY        9:00AM      7:00PM
FRIDAY               9:00AM      7:00PM
SATURDAY        10:00AM     6:00PM
SUNDAY            1:00PM        6:00PM

This will be our store  hours until Daylight Savings Time
begins again on March 9, 2014 and ends on Nov 2, 2014.

Monday, April 8, 2013


As of October our 40ft fridge/freezer is working great!  The following lines are left here for historical purposes.  We'll be editing them out soon.

Our new 40ft fridge/freezer installation passed all inspections and became operational Tuesday April 23rd, ahead of target.  The mechanical engineers have had to come beck once already to tweak things, and they'll gave to come out again, but basically it's all done.  In fact, we've already run out of space in the fridge section and are at 85% capacity in the freezer.  It looks like we're going to have to start using the old 3-door fridge in the back room again.  What a revolting development this is!

UPDATE August 25, 2013:  the fridge/freezer is still running fine...but bad news is our electricity bill has tripled!  (Not only are the City of Alachua rates high for homes, but business pays a vhigher high tax on utilities that you ordinary consumers don't pay.)  The good news is the fridge/freezer is already full and overflowing.  As soon as the Summer slump ends we're planning on re-opening the back room and re-commissioning the three-door fridge as a produce-only fridge.  Nothing stays the same in the material world!  In Summer we cut back our produce deliveries from three per week to one, but we've already went back to two, and will go to three again shortly. (Note: we haven't got around to reconditioning the back room yet, but we'll get around to it soon...maybe.  Alachua wasn't built in a day.)

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Self-Serve Cafe is, well, not serving!

Because of lack of space, we've had to remove the comfortable lounge chairs and the library.  Next we're going to reduce the number of tables to two (from three).  As we continue to add more stock lines, our space is gradually becoming more restricted.  We're also contemplating phasing out fresh coffee sales.  One door closes, another opens.

Christmas Notes

(This following bit could be re-used for this coming 2013 Christmas.) It's Christmas time...yet again.  I've sent exactly one Christmas card.  I didn't exactly buy the card...I grabbed one from our New Age card had some weird angles on it and said "thanks."  That's close enough for me!  Everyone is scurrying around spending money they don't have, or even worse, spending money they have!  Well, as long as all that money is flying about, don't forget to throw some our way!  We've still got four of those giant tofu turkeys!  Nutritional yeast is back in stock, as is a full range of bulk granola.  Don't forget gluten free pasta, cookies, olive oil, fresh spices, Indian items, ghee, paratas, veggie drumsticks, chapattis, vegan dog and cat food, fresh organic produce, vitamins, supplements, chocolate, organic coffee and tea, coconut butter, organic cow butter, healthy soft drinks, fresh organic milk and last but not least, kombucha!