People's Grocery Cooperative encourages a sustainable community by focusing on public participation, organic edibles, and competitive prices. Punch yourself in the stomach with produce by stocking up on fruitstuffs such as organic bananas ($0.85/pound) or Uncle Matt's orange juice ($7.35), or pick up Giovanni Roma gnocchi for a boil-ready banquet of miniature pasta pillows ($3.99). Carnivore imposters can feed their hungry freezers with Bossie's Best Organic Beef ($5.50/pound) and Local Burger Veggie Burgers ($3.50/two-pack). The local co-op also lets shoppers grind their own peanut butter ($3.85/pound) and almond butter ($6.09/pound), or pick up fresh and ready-to-eat meals from the grocer's Green Leaf Deli. The deli menu includes the Flying Monkey, a smoothie made of soy milk, bananas, honey, cocoa, and coffee beans ($5.25), and the creamy carrot-ginger soup, which highlights the carotene-rich root vegetable with a splash of ginger ($2.50/cup, $3.75/bowl). The grocery also sells snacks, including bulk granola ($3.99/pound), dairy products, such as Kings Choice Smoked Gouda ($3.89), Wheatfield Bakery Bread products in assorted varieties ($3.85–$6.50), herbs and spices, and more.
Manhattan's favorite fruit markets! In spring, we're a top quality garden center with unbelievable selection of annuals, perennials, Proven Winners plants, herbs, KSU recommended vegetable plants, and beautiful hanging baskets. In summer we're a fruit stand, and by November we transform into a Christmas store!
Fourth-degree black belts Jeremiah and D.C. Hackerott lead a crew of certified instructors that teach fledgling martial artists how to chop, kick, and uphold their code of honor. Women learn to grab threatening situations by the scruff of the neck during the Sexual Harassment Assault Rape Prevention—or S.H.A.R.P.—self-defense workshop. In addition to safety tips for avoiding dangerous situations, this two-hour tactics seminar discusses how attackers choose their victims, how the body reacts during stressful situations, and how to build a defensive weapon out of hand sanitizer and a scrunchie. When these concepts have been covered, femme fatales learn to recognize the five most common attacks and how to defend against them.
Topeka Landscape beautifies domestic turfs and grooms hedge animals with a green-gussying array of landscaping services and a variety of trees and plants. Clients can give grounds a meticulous mowing ($50–$90) or a fungicide treatment ($49 per application) to keep yards from morphing into caterpillar discotheques. A five-step seasonal lawn fertilization program ($60–$100 on average per application) promotes year-round growth and grub control ($82) prevents gluttonous larva banquets.
At Brown’s Shoe Fit Company, Mark and his staff preside over a flock of shoes, sandals, and sneakers so expansive it ensures that any pair of feet can find a new home. Their inventory includes designs from renowned brands such as Børn, Clarks, and New Balance, all of which improve on traditional American footwear by being extra durable and constructed with 90% less apple-pie filling. They also stock popular kicks such as Crocs and UGGs, reflecting an adaptability to changing fashion trends that has enabled their store to thrive for more than a quarter of a century.