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Free Skincare Consultation

We're happy to announce a very special event for June: Free Skincare Consultation. Marisa from Primal Essence will welcome you on Sunday, June 30 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in our store to provide you with valuable beauty and skincare advice.

Skin consultation

Not sure which Primal Essence products will work best for your skin or hair type? Or perhaps you always wanted to try their products but didn't know where to start. Then, don't miss this opportunity!

But that is not all. You will also find 50% discount on selected skincare, haircare, and bath products from Primal Essence.

To celebrate the beginning of summer, come to the shop, get your products for half price, and receive personalized advice from Marisa. Discover your absolute essentials for healthy summer skin!

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Let’s make our garden alive!

Spring is here but we are still working on beautifying our garden. Last year our neighbors and friends helped us by donating plants and volunteering for a while making our little backyard more pleasant for everyone. This year we need extra hands again to revive the summer ecosystem, attracting bees and butterflies among others.

Would you like to participate? You can stop by our store whenever you want during our opening hours. Do you have extra plants in your house but don't have enough space or time to take care of them? Bring them and plant them in our garden! Here we have everything we need to get to work. See you!

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Let’s celebrate!

Anniversary
Anniversary
Anniversary

Join us in celebrating a significant occasion this April! Little Plant Pantry is turning five years old, marking half a decade of dedication to our community and sustainability.

Since opening our doors on April 7, 2019, Little Plant Pantry has been a place to connect with those seeking a more sustainable future. The founders, Maria and Winter, envisioned a place where community impact and environmental consciousness could thrive; three years later, Pomi and Carolina, took over the mission to continue the legacy. And here we are!

As we reflect on the past five years, we're filled with gratitude for each and every one of you who has made this journey possible. To show our appreciation, we invite you to join us for a week-long celebration filled with delightful surprises. From special tastings every day to exclusive gifts, there's something for everyone to enjoy.

Join us at the store throughout the first week of April to partake in the festivities and receive your token of our gratitude. We can't wait to share this milestone with you and continue our journey toward a brighter, more sustainable future together.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Miso Making Workshop

We continue with our series of workshops, this time with a very special one. This is the first workshop we host related to food: miso making!

Get ready to dive into the world of homemade miso and learn a rich tradition that has nourished Japan for centuries. Hiro, founder of Choro Koji Fermentation and expert miso maker will guide you in the process.

The workshop starts with an informative lecture, followed by a delicious tasting. The most exciting part comes after: hands-on workshop! Finally, you will go home with 500g of miso paste to ferment.

No experience is needed, just your wish of spend a great time learning the art of fermentation!

Make a space in your agenda and take note:

  • When: Monday 15th April
  • Time: 18h to 21h
  • Where: at Little Plant Pantry dinning room.
  • Language: English

Get your ticket here!

 
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Candle Making Workshop

candle making workshop
candle making workshop
candle making workshop

Spring is almost here and it's time to resume our series of workshops! This month, you will have the chance to learn the secrets of candle making in our beginner-level workshop, where you'll immerse yourself in the world of natural craftsmanship. Marisa from Primal Essence will guide you in this fascinating step-by-step process, exploring scents and discovering which blend is perfect for you.

Additionally, you will be able to choose which kind of wick material you want to use: wooden or cotton. Not sure? you can have the chance to choose both for a little extra cost.

As always, the workshop will take place at our dinning room area. You don't need to bring anything but your wish to spend a great time. The workshop fee covers all materials and includes your finished candle.

  • Date: Tuesday 26th of March 2024
  • Time: 18 to 20 hrs
  • Address: Bosboom Toussaintstraat 45H, 1054 AN, Amsterdam
  • Language: English

Interested? Buy your ticket here

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Soapmaking workshop

This year, several of you have learned through our series of workshops how to create handmade soaps thanks to the guidance of our sustainable cosmetics expert Marisa from Primal Essence.

This has made many more interested in participating; however, spots and space are limited so we cannot accommodate everyone as much as we would like. That is why we have decided to continue organising more soap workshops from now until the end of the year! Take note: our next workshop will take place on Monday, September 25th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at our store in Oud West.

As usual, you do not need to bring any materials, as Marisa will provide you with everything you need! If the weather is merciful, we will hold the workshop in our backyard.

You can buy your ticket here

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Mini News

It's time to take a break! From 9th to 22nd of August we will be retired in a remote place in rural Finland. No electricity, no running water, but a sauna and a lake. Could we ask for anything else? I don't think so!
For this reason, our physical store will remain closed, but you can place your orders online whenever you want. We will send them after the 22nd, so we ask for a little patience.

Meanwhile, let us tell you what is coming around the corner:

🌱 We will introduce a change in the purchase process in our physical store. Until now, it's necessary to weigh the containers before refilling and then again after the refilling, to later subtract the weight of the empty container. All this recorded by hand in our "analog scanner" (the white little papers). Starting in September, it will no longer be necessary to weigh the jars or bags twice! One time will be enough, the rest will be done by us (well, the new cash register system!)

🌱 We will start bringing some organic products in glass jars. We know that there are many products that are difficult to sell in bulk, such as tahini, olives, tomato sauce, etc. However, they are basic in the kitchen and always useful to have in the pantry. Also many of you have suggested to have them in our store. That is why we are glad to announce that next month we are inaugurating a small corner with organic products contained in glass jars.

Throughout the coming month and until the end of the year we will be adding more products to this new section. What would you like to find in our store in glass jar? Send us your suggestions!

🌱 Some of you have already seen and tried it. We have a new toy: a machine to make peanut butter! Now you can come to our store and make your own butter, bringing your jar or using one of the ones we have in the 'recycled jars' section. The peanut is natural roasted and, after pressing the magic button, the butter comes all warm and smooth, fresh and ready to eat! Here in the photo, Aaron using it for the first time.

 

 

That is all for now. Remember that our online shop continues to operate during our absence. Orders will be shipped upon our return. Au revoir! 🏔🌲🌼

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Plastic Free July

Plastic Free July is a global movement that helps millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution – so we can have cleaner streets, oceans, and beautiful communities. It all started as a campaign launched in 2011 by Plastic Free Foundation, in local government in Western Australia, and is now one of the most influential environmental campaigns in the world. Millions of people across the globe take part every year, with many committing to reducing plastic pollution far beyond the month of July. 

Our mission as a zero waste shop is to help reduce plastic consumption as much as possible and this type of initiative contributes to raising awareness among those who have not yet joined this good cause, but also to remind ourselves that the battle against plastic reduction it's from day to day.

Where to start? At Little Plant Pantry we help you to implement small changes that will lead you to achieve a more sustainable life. For example, you can start by using dishwashing soap bar instead of buying the liquid version that comes in a plastic bottle. Or maybe you can save the plastic containers that you already have and refill them with the cleaning products that we have in our cleaning station. And, as you already know, you can always come to our store with your own containers, bags or jars and refill them with goodies, avoiding buying those same products in plastic packages, whose degradation takes centuries!

Remember our motto: recycle, reuse, refill. That's the key! Are you ready for the challenge?

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A New Collaboration! – De Stadsgroenteboer

Summer is just around the corner and with it a wide variety of fresh vegetables to eat and share. Did you know that in Amsterdam West there is a group of local farmers who work hard all year round to supply the community from May to November with seasonal vegetables? Did you know that you can subscribe and receive an incredible box of vegetables grown without herbicides, on fertile and healthy soil every week from them? And finally, did you know that you can pick up your crate every Saturday at our store? Sign up with De Stadsgroenteboer guys on their website by clicking here. Your crate of vegetables will be waiting for you in our backyard.

🥦 All the veggies come loose or in paper bags, so no plastic involved!🥦

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Mini News!

With April comes spring and it seems that nature woke up from its hibernation inviting us to recharge batteries. That is why we want to keep you motivate with this mini news we will share with you.

Join us in the garden: if you have more plants than space in your garden and you are planing to get rid of a few, wait! We will be happy to give them a second chance in our garden. Or if you have extra cuttings that you need to plant, why not come to our store during our opening hours and plant them yourself in our backyard?  For our part we will start this week by adding flowers and herbs, maybe also some decoration! Help us to make our garden more beautiful and give a proper welcome to spring.

King's Day: many people have asked if we will open on King's Day. The answer is: of course! Last year we worked together with Leticia's Recipe, cooking a vegan paella at the entrance of our store and it was a complete success. For this year we thought of bringing back our yummy Focaccia, which delighted palates of several diners last spring. We will also put available our full range of sweets that you already know and some "special" soft drinks. Don't miss it!

Easter: This week we will have all our whole cakes with a 15% discount. Surprise your family and friends with a completely vegan and gluten free cheesecake or banana bread to share. All handmade from our kitchen. You can order online and pick up at our store or choose home delivery if you live in Amsterdam. Also remember that our store will be closed on Easter Sunday.