Community Spotlight: the Holiday Shindy at Shire City Sanctuary

Posted by Najwa on Nov 29, 2018 11:39:00 AM


photo: Eric Korenman Photography

The holidays provide so much to look forward to: time to spend with friends and family, special seasonal food and drink, and the traditions that offer us comfort. For the past 12 years, here in Pittsfield MA, the Holiday Shindy has been a convergence of everything we love about the season, and one of the most highly anticipated local events of the year

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Topics: Our Story, Our Community

Giving Tuesday: Elizabeth Freeman Center

Posted by Najwa on Nov 26, 2018 10:11:00 AM


There is an interconnection between the food we eat, the people who produce it and the soil in which it grows, and the communities in which we live. Here at Fire Cider, we strive to ensure the choices we make, from what we put in our grocery carts, to the ingredients we use in our tonics, are in the best interest of our personal health, the health of the Earth, and the well-being of our communities. Our commitment to organic certification is where it begins, acknowledging that our bodies, farms, and larger ecosystems benefit when we leave toxic chemicals, synthetic fertilizers, and genetic engineering out of the equation. But it doesn’t end there! Ensuring that our local communities thrive includes supporting the initiatives that strive to maintain safety for all. That’s why, in the spirit of giving this holiday season, we’ve chosen to partner with the Elizabeth Freeman Center in Pittsfield, MA.

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Topics: Our Community, News

Shopping Small for Small Business Saturday!

Posted by Najwa on Nov 23, 2018 10:05:13 AM


Small Business Saturday is right around the corner on November 24, and to get you in the spirit of shopping small, we’re here with some tips on finding awesome gifts for your favorite folks!

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Topics: Tips/Advice

Life Hack: What to do with Thanksgiving leftovers?

Posted by Najwa on Nov 22, 2018 10:18:48 PM


 Wherein we tackle the age old question: “How am I going to eat all of these Thanksgiving leftovers?”

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Topics: Tips/Advice, recipes

Making Your Own Thanksgiving Traditions

Posted by Najwa on Nov 21, 2018 6:00:00 AM


There is comfort in the familiar, and ideally holiday traditions create spaces for us to gather with our loved ones in high spirit. But if thinking about spending a full day (or even a few hours) with extended family around an all-too-familiar scene makes you feel uneasy or anxious (or if you find the origins of the holiday a bit wobbly), you’re not alone. This Thanksgiving, allow yourself the time to assess your real feelings about how you’ve spent past holidays, and if it doesn’t make you feel totally awesome, consider taking a break from it this year.

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Topics: Tips/Advice, Self Care