Friday, March 23, 2012

Green Hut, LLC: Local Store Review and In-Store Giveaway!

Some staples from the bulk section at Green Hut

Whenever I mention the Green Hut, I always hear. “Oh, neat! Where is that?” If I respond with “Barefoot Landing” I tend to get blank stares, while “The same plaza as Spencerport Krony’s” elicits nods of understanding. The Green Hut is my favorite of the several neat shops filling the space between the Pineview Family Restaurant (which I’ve never been to) and Krony’s Pizza (almost as good as Hamlin Krony’s ;-).

I discovered the Green Hut in the Suburban News, the free local circular published by Westside News. My pulse quickened when I saw “Natural Food store” and “Spencerport” in the same sentence! I like Wegmans “Nature’s Marketplace” but it has no bulk section. I liked Lori’s Natural Foods’ bulk section, but its prohibitively far away from Brockport.

Enter Green Hut! I’ve loved this store since they first opened almost a year ago. I love that they are a small business selling products I need and want at good prices! Here is how they describe what they do:

“Green Hut LLC is a natural organic and gluten-free food store, personal care items, home cleaning supplies, supplements, and bulk spices, herbs, flours, nuts, rices, seeds, seasonings and more. Many local products are available such as honeys, milk, coffee, goats milk soap, and baked goods, both gluten free and regular natural.  We have expanded our products by over 50% by what people ask for.  Special orders are welcome.  There is a punch card for percentage off for being an ongoing customer.  Regular sales are held plus the "clearance bin" which is beloved by many.  Our mission is to provide healthy products at reasonable costs along with information.”

 Some of the things I love about the Green Hut:
            -Their bulk section. I buy everything for my breakfast oatmeal here—oats, dried cherries (yum!), walnut pieces, and maple sugar. Beans, flours, spices, teas…even sucanat (a minimally processed sweetener). Want to try something new, like garam masala (an Indian spice blend) or malt powder? Just buy a little bit. They have many organic options, too. You will almost always save money buying bulk.
            -Sales and promotions. There is always something on sale. Liking their Facebook page will keep you abreast of the current promotions. Recently I got a free tub of Tru-whip (a healthier whipped topping) with a purchase over $20! They also have a coupon on their website for 10% off any purchase.
            -They Take Requests. I asked for unsulphured apricots in the bulk section and they stocked them.
            -Sample Tasting Days. About once a month they have tastings in the shop. Previously they sampled gluten-free products, and then teas. The next one is Saturday, March 31st, for sampling a variety of things.
            -Quality Products. From household cleaners like castile soap, to local grass-fed beef and Pittsford Dairy milk, this store is brimming with healthy, good for you and the world products. Oops, am I gushing?

In my experience David, the owner, and Donna are friendly and knowledgeable. It is such a pleasure shopping at Green Hut and I am confident that you will find something you love there too. That is why I’m so excited that Green Hut is willing to bless one of you local readers with a $10 in-store gift certificate! Just enter on the form below with your Facebook login, or name and email, and in seven days I will use a random number generator to select a winner. Then I will email the winner who will have 48 hours to respond or I will pick another. You may do as many or as few of the entries as you wish. Have fun!      
Here’s their official address and hours of operation:
 2139 N. Union Street
 Spencerport NY 14559 
Reach us at 585 617 3063
Mon Closed
Tues-Fri 10-7 
Sat 10-5
Sun 11:30-4

I was not compensated in any way for this post. All opinions are my own.
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