The Thoreau Society and The Thoreau Farm Trust – The Thoreau Society and Thoreau Farm Trust Annual Fun-raising Auction
Auction Ends: Mar 29, 2023 10:00 PM EDT

Food & Gourmet Items

Debra's Natural Gourmet - Gift Certificate ($75) + Book

Item Number
300
Estimated Value
$85 USD
Sold
$80 USD to mh8e1d86e
Number of Bids
11  -  Bid History

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Item Description

Shop happy and healthy with this gift certificate to Debra's Natural Gourmet. Find affordable staples, exotic flavors, and specialty ingredients for specialized diets.Debra's Natural Gourmet is a beloved, nationally-known and award-winning natural products shop in Concord, MA. Since 1989, Debra’s Natural Gourmet has been bringing health, deliciousness, and a sense of mission to West Concord and the surrounding communities.

Then, leaarn the story behind the store with a copy of The Little Shop That Could: A retailer's love affair with community and food by Debra Stark.

For those people who think running a shop is simple, this is the story about turning on lights, buying a register, putting eggs in the fridge. It's the story about "Open Sesame " and the ensuing adventure and funny lessons learned. Running a store is a lot more than just paying for inventory like coconut water and aspirin. Okay. Debra's Natural Gourmet has no aspirin. And sales of coconut water seem to be waning.This book starts with childhood and a Mom who raised her family with organic food and natural medicine, who taught her children to question authority and march to their own drummers. This story introduces characters along the way these last 30 years, and ends with community that is strong, comforting and hopeful.

 

Purchase of this item supports Thoreau Farm Trust (TFT) and the preservation of Henry David Thoreau’s Birthplace.