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Monday – Friday, excluding holidays. A minimum of $50 is required and delivery must be within a 5km radius.

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Mon. to Fri. 7:00am to 8:00pm
Sat. 7:00am to 7:00pm
Sun. 7:00am to 7:00pm

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We're located in the heart
of Cadboro Bay Village:
3829 Cadboro Bay Road
(250) 477-6513
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10% Student discount
available every day

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Pepper's Newsletter May 19, 2020

Pepper's Newsletter May 19, 2020

Good morning!  Welcome to Phase-Two of the re-opening of British Columbia's economy. If you didn't already know, here's what that entails as taken from an internet news site:

  • Museums, art galleries and retail locations can open, as long as they can maintain physical distancing. May 19 also marks the restart of elective and scheduled surgeries.
  • Dentistry, physical therapy, massage therapy and in-person counselling can also resume under enhanced protocols, as can child care services.
  • Restaurants, cafes, and pubs are also able to open starting Tuesday (today), however, many have opted to push their relaunch dates to give themselves more time to prepare. New WorkSafeBC protocols for restaurants include using large menu boards or disposable menus, installing decals on the floor to control the flow of patrons, and minimizing the use of shared kitchen equipment and appliances.
  • In addition to these measures, restaurants must ensure physical distancing between tables, meaning many will be forced to cut their capacity to allow for more space.

For now, Pepper's is still limiting the number of customers allowed into the store so that we can maintain safe physical distancing. We will also keep the directional arrows on the floor for the time being. So fingers crossed, people, that things go smoothly and the numbers of new cases of COVID-19 continues to diminish.

As for new items, we have lots this week so let's get down to business! The first one, predictably, is a hand sanitizer called Herbal Glo Ultra Clean Hand Sanitizer Spray. This 80% alcohol spray comes in a stealthy little 60 ml atomizer bottle making it perfect for your purse or pocket when you're out and about. With aloe vera, tea tree oil, witch hazel and vitamin E, it offers excellent protection against the virus while making your hands smell amazing and keeping them soft and supple.

Sometimes all this virus talk can get to you after awhile. Anxiety, stress and worrying can all contribute to various maladies including disrupting your sleep. So if you need a natural way to help drift off into la-la land, try Honibe Gummie Bees Melatonin. These Canadian-made gummies each contain 2mg of melatonin as well as honey and are gelatin free so they're safe for vegetarians. Take them to fall asleep faster, sleep better and wake up feeling refreshed!

Dirt, pesticides, wax and impurities are all potentially on the produce that you purchase from the grocery store. Using plant and mineral-based ingredients, Attitude Fruit & Vegetable Wash is the perfect product to thoroughly clean your fresh produce when you get home from the store. Depending on what you're washing, you can either spray on, rub and rinse or dilute in a bowl of water and soak your stuff in it for a few minutes. And if you're into making your own baby food, you'll feel great knowing that little Suzie is eating the purest fresh baby food possible!

Not that we're suggesting that you need to use the aforementioned product on these but we now have Glanford Greenhouses fresh Tomatoes on the Vine, Roma and Cherry Tomatoes in our Produce Department once again! It's so amazing to be able to get such fresh and tasty tomatoes from right in the heart of Victoria! It doesn't get any more local than that! Oh, and with Luke moving on towards greener pastures, we're very happy to have one of our former Deli Managers slide in to fill his shoes! We're confident that Cameron will excel as our new Produce Manager. Here's to new opportunities, Cam!

Axl Rose said it best when he wrote, "take it slow and things will be just fine." Of course, this is a line from Guns N' Roses' song Patience. And that leads us to our next item, Patience Whole Dried Wild Organic Blueberries. These slowly grown and slowly dried (hence the name), Canadian berries are sweetened with apple juice making them tender and delicious. Add to yogurt, granola or oatmeal or just eat 'em right out of the bag as a healthy and nutritious snack!

Baking at home has exploded over the last two months and if you're seeking an excellent gluten-free flour then Cup4Cup Wholesome Flour Blend is going to fit the bill nicely. As per the company website: Cup4Cup’s Wholesome Flour is the only non-GMO verified, nutrient-rich, dairy-free, gluten-free, 1:1 substitution for whole wheat flour that is a source of fiber and omega fatty acids. It's certifed gluten-free, certified kosher, is packed with Omega-3 fatty acid and thanks to the ground golden glax seeds and rice bran, has a hefty amount of fibre, too!

Now that the sun is shining and the warm weather appears to have arrived for good (knock wood) the standard summer staple thirst quencher, otherwise known as lemonade, is going to be the go-to beverage of choice for the young and old. And every year we get excited when we learn that Happy Planet Fresh Organic Lemonade 1.5L is available for us to offer our customers! Well guess what, folks? That time is NOW! It's back and it's just as good as ever!! It's one of life's simple pleasures, isn't it? Just water, organic cane sugar and organic lemon juice is all that's required to create an overall feeling of wellbeing and satisfaction. One swig of this timeless classic will have you feeling that life is good again (P.S. it's always good).

Well ladies and gentlemen, that's another newsletter for you. Hope you enjoyed it. Scroll down a bit further to see our attached advertised specials. And we're sorry if we sound like a broken record but we just want you to stay safe so please continue to follow the instructions of our trusted health professionals and do everything that you can to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Until next week, take good care.

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