This month, we are excited to introduce a new series, “Staff Picks,” where we ask Harvest Market staff to give the lowdown on some of their favorite products in the store. This week we talked to Ashley to learn about some of her favorites!
What’s your favorite snack?
Simply Vanilla Bean Cookie by Alternative Baking Company (ABC’s) $2.29
“My favorite snack because it’s just delicious, obviously.” – Ashley
Alternative Baking Company makes vegan cookies in convenient to-go packaging. The Simply Vanilla Bean Cookie is their “Cookie of the Season,” which changes periodically, so be sure to try it soon if interested! Other flavors that we carry year round are: Espresso Chip, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip, Oatmeal Raisin, Pumpkin Spice, Chocolate Chip, and Double Chocolate.
What’s a product that you use daily?
Lip Rescue Therapeutic with Tea Tree Oil by Desert Essence $2.79
“It keeps my lips moist all day long.” – Ashley
From Desert Essence: “The antiseptic properties of Eco-Harvest® Tea Tree Oil are enhanced with nourishing vitamin E and Aloe Vera in this formula that helps bring relief and softness to your lips.”
What’s your favorite Harvest Market Kitchen item?
Asiago Rosemary Scone $2.99
“I could eat one everyday. It’s become my go to morning snack.”- Ashley
Baked with love by our kitchen, this seasonal, savory scone has become a favorite for many since being introduced in the Fall. Be sure to try it while supplies last!
What’s something that you treat yourself with?
Equal Exchange Milk Chocolate Caramel Crunch $3.29
“I love the crunch and hidden caramel in each bite.”- Ashley
Equal Exchange is one of many brands that we carry that participates in the Fair Trade Movement, ensuring that farmers are given fair wages and living conditions. They source their organic cacao from small-scale farmer co-ops in Peru and the Dominican Republic, their sugar from small-scale farmer co-ops in Paraguay, and vanilla by a farmer co-op in Madagascar.
What’s a hidden-gem in the store that you wish more people knew about?
Indian Hemp & Haitian Vetiver Hand Cream by Nubian Heritage $9.99
“This lotion smells amazing and is so hydrating for my skin.” – Ashley
Known for its ability to moisturize and hydrate the skin, a key ingredient in this lotion is Neem Oil, a fundamental component of Ayurvedic medicine, the ancient Indian practice of natural health.
For the month of February, Ashley’s favorite products will be marked in the store with a Staff Picks sign.