Tuesday turquoise tones... As a colour, turquoise is associated with:
Turns out these are all things we strive to embody in our kombucha and our company...and as people aiming to bring more goodness to every day.
Might explain why we seem to have created a turquoise-on-turquoise kind of vibe!
February has been a doozy so far, we’re open tomorrow 10am-2pm (yes, the Maker Mingle is still on!) and then closing up a little early to rest up and spend some time with our family! We’ve got lots of new goods & awesome events in the works for the coming weeks and we want to be ready to make them happen! ❤️
Let’s talk about this incredible youth space in our community, The MacPhee Centre. We hear so many amazing first hand accounts from youth and parents about their experiences in the FREE creative programs and the impact they have! They have a great March Break camp lined up! We’re partnered with them as part of Trainyard Connect this year and 5% of profits will be donated to support their work this year! 📷via @macpheecentre
We're very excited to be releasing our first ever bottled seasonal kombucha! Spiced Cacao is the perfect 'winter warmer'. Rich cacao nibs marry with aromatic cinnamon and ginger, and an ever so subtle hint of cayenne.
Decadent and delicious! This one will tantalize your taste buds. 🔥
16 11810 February, 2020
Did you miss the Ice Festival yesterday? You can still check out these incredible ice sculptures (and many more!) around downtown Dartmouth! We’re open 11-4 today and the bouncy castles at Alderney are back 12-4! Lots of great specials at businesses downtown and if you’re bundled it isn’t too terribly cold! 📷 via @nocturnehalifax
Looking for weekend plans? This weekend is the downtown Dartmouth Ice Festival! There’s live sculpture carving Saturday & Sunday, entertainment on Portland Street, bouncy castles at Alderney and specials at local businesses! We’re open until 5pm on Saturday, and open Sunday 11-4 to be part of the fun! The carving started today at East Coast Credit Union who helped make this event happen! 📷 via @eastcoastcu
3 476 February, 2020
Launching our Cafe-Coco this Saturday!!! Locally roasted coffee plus our Housemade Hot Chocolate!!! $3.50!
Stop to smell the roses... Wise words about enjoying the simple pleasures in life.
We love the aromatic kiss that rose petals add to our Oolong Rooibos Rose. And the way the smell can transport us back to the rosy days of summer...
Last chance to pre-order your Dip & Balls cheesy delights for pick up this Saturday! It’s going to be a great weekend in downtown Dartmouth with the Ice Festival, family fun at Alderney and two awesome pop up shops in store! Dip & Balls will have lots of delicious cheese appetizers & Wednesday Swell Design will be doing calligraphy gift tags in support of the Dartmouth Family Centre! ❤️
Our shop in @downtowndartmouth is where you can find us year round☀️❄️🌸🍁This little shop is where we do it all. Where we prepare your online orders, customize clothing, and print some of our designs 🌟
3 20328 January, 2020
Have you heard about the Downtown Dartmouth Ice Festival yet? It’s happening the weekend of Feb. 7-9 and we are SO excited (I know, us excited is shocking news! 😂)! Dip & Balls will be in the shop for a pop up, you can preorder your cheese balls & dips or roll the dice and hope your favourites are left when you stop by! Email orders to info@DipandBalls.ca and find the menu available at DipandBalls.ca 🧀
We are THRILLED to work with these amazing organizations as part of Trainyard Connect this year! We’re switching things up and partnering for the entire year with all three, with the goal of creating deeper connections and being able to offer greater financial support. More in depth introductions of all three of these organizations to follow, and some great collaborations planned for the Spring! ❤️ We love all of the non-profits we’ve worked with since launching Trainyard Connect and are continuing to root for them too! There is so much good work happening in our communities ❤️
One of our goals for 2020 is to expand our community focus and make the shop even more inviting! We’ve moved a workshop table to the front so you’ll always have a place to rest, write a Community love letter, browse the Free little library, or meet makers during pop ups! With the sun streaming the potential of this space is looking bright (too cheesy?!) ❤️
6 7523 January, 2020
100% cotton waffle knit Henley 🤍 Comfy and warm for these cold evenings when you want to be home by the fire 🔥 #MadeInCanada 🇨🇦
We’ve had a few questions about why we’re hiring and what’s going to happen with our current staff team, we know they’re well loved! ❤️ The short answer is we’re all still figuring that out. We know they’re incredible, and love our little dream. They aren’t available to be with us full time however, and for the Trainyard to continue to grow we need the support and consistency a full-time position offers.
This is not a final good-bye for any of these incredibly wonderful, enthusiastic and kind humans - in some cases it may be a see you later situation and if you usually visit on weekends you might not even have a chance to miss them!
This has been the most difficult decision to navigate and our goal is to make a schedule that is workable and enjoyable for all of us. There’s no roadmap for small business life so it’s a lot of trial and error and doing our best.
The fact that so many of you are invested in our journey in this way means a lot, and is why this feels important to acknowledge these questions.
Trust us, the applications we’ve gotten for the new jobs are amazing, so if you stick with us there will just be more of the Trainyard family to love ❤️
3 11316 January, 2020
Double trouble 💚🖤 Which hoodie do you like more? Black or white logo?🖤🤍
New year, new job? If you’re looking to spend your days surrounded by gorgeous handmade goods and supported by an incredible community we have good news! We are HIRING!
Find the job descriptions & details on our website now and get in touch ASAP if you’re interested in joining us this year!
Reliable availability, enthusiasm about local goods & passion for building community connections would make you an ideal fit for these positions!
Applications will remain open until the positions are filled, please get in touch ASAP if you are interested.
8 15712 January, 2020
Sleepy Sunday 😴 See you in downtown Dartmouth today 💙❄️
This sunny day has us thinking about the Halifax waterfront and our little shop along the boardwalk 🌞🌤🌊.
4 3307 April, 2019
The Crannachan will be on our menu Thursday and it's all in recognition of Gaelic Month!!! This delicious crepe is inspired by a traditional Scottish dessert with raspberry compote, toasted oats, and delicately infused scotch whiskey whipped cream & topped with fresh raspberries!!! While supplies last!