By Magda Dakin
“Your incredible inventory blows me away,” remarked Wayne, a customer, while shopping at the Harvest Moon in Putnam, Connecticut, recently.
Co-owner and store manager Linda Tagg agrees, “We work hard at providing the best quality and most complete inventory of products our customers need. If they can’t find it anywhere else, they will usually find it here.” She adds, “Many of the local health care advisors send their clients here for all their herbal and supplement needs.”
Linda and husband Tom have been providing locals with ’healthy food for healthy living’ for more than 14 years. “Our customers make us feel like an important part of the community and specifically instrumental in maintaining their level of healthy living.”
For those challenged with allergies, the store provides a variety of allergen-free products, such as gluten, dairy and soy-free foods and supplements. Foods are sourced locally whenever possible, including honey and live green plants. Linda adds, “We stock quality brand manufacturers like Against the Grain, Udi’s, Braggs, Food for Life, Barlean’s Organic Oils and lots more.”
A whole wall of bulk dried fruits, nuts and seeds as well as more than 100 dried herbs and spices are only part of Harvest Moon’s impressive offerings, which includes a comprehensive assortment of supplements, homeopathic remedies, teas, essential oils and health and beauty aids.
The refrigerated case includes locally produced raw cow’s milk and free-range eggs. Debby, a customer from Atlanta, Georgia, “I come here whenever I’m in town. It’s the only place I can find real raw milk to make my kefir. I’ve brought the rest of family in here too.”
Problem solving is big at Harvest Moon. Do you want a toxin-free bug repellant for you and your pets? Harvest Moon stocks a locally made product that’s totally toxin-free and works great. Want some non-drug options for maintaining good blood pressure, taking care of your liver, GERD, keep up your energy, getting all your necessary minerals and trace minerals or to watch your weight? The store provides lots of choices. Linda and her staff have extensive knowledge of their products and can guide you through the available options.
“An informed customer is a happier customer,” says Linda. Whether it’s giving information on the benefits of Intermittent fasting, limiting sugar intake, tick safety, natural cleanse or detox, surviving cold and flu season, natural moisturizers, SAD, home composting or boosting your immune system, Linda and her staff can inform you along the way.
Harvest Moon is located in a small plaza at 554 Liberty Hwy (Rt. 21) Colonial Plaza, in Putnam CT; 860-928-2352. Open Mon-Wed 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thurs-Sat 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.