New! November – December Calendar of Events

We’ve officially rolled back around to the holidays and it happened so fast! It can be an overwhelming time of year. Just know that Hill Country Market and the other businesses here on ‘the hill’ are here to help. We have some great events coming up to give you something fun and relaxing to do as the cold winter months and warm times with family and friends arrive.

Keep your hands busy and mind active by joining one of Breezy Hill Nursery’s, Holiday Container Workshops. Attend our Holiday Sparkle Event for a night of holiday decor and demos from Breezy Hill Nursery and a wine tasting with appetizers from Hill Country Market. Or, learn beauty and stress reduction tips from WildRoots Salon & Studio and Turning Leaf Acupuncture. There are plenty more events like these to join. So, grab some friends and family and make every day great this holiday season.

Check out these events and more below: (Click on the calendar to view larger)

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*Some of these events ask for pre-registration. Please call or stop in to sign up 24 hours prior to the event. These events often have materials, food, wine or other items that will need to be prepared per guest.

Don’t forget to let Hill Country Market help you with the holidays. We have delicious, quality foods available for your holiday parties and gatherings. Order your holiday meats like turkey, ham and prime rib roast. Pick up some delicious house-made deli salads or baked goods to top off your meal.

Plus, find tasty treats to wow your guests. A great place to start is our wide selection of cheese. It makes creating a unique and beautiful cheese plate a breeze. And don’t forget drinks. Choose the perfect beverage for your event from our great selection of wine, beer and craft beer.

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New! September – October ‘Events on the Hill’ Calendar

Our newest calendar of events has just been released! Take a look and find some exciting events to entertain you this fall from Breezy Hill Nursery, Hill Country Market, WildRoots Salon & Studio and Turning Leaf Acupuncture.

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Have a question about an event? Just give the corresponding business a call.

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Events on the Hill: April – June Calendar of Events Available!

Our calendar of events for the months of April – June is now available! Take a look and find an exciting event at Hill Country Market or at the other businesses that share our location, such as: WildRoots Salon & Studio, Turning Leaf Acupuncture, and our sister company, Breezy Hill Nursery. We’d love to have you join us!

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If an event asks you to pre-register, please do so as some events have limited space or require extra preparation to ensure that there are supplies/food/etc. available for you when you attend. Thank you.

(The calendar of events is also available in-store at the register).

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Fresh Start: Care for Your Body

Today, we have some helpful tips from our neighbors at WildRoots Salon & Studio. Wildroots believes true beauty, health, and wellness starts within and reflects out. Their intention is to provide an encouraging and creative environment to bring enrichment to the lives of their guests and the community.

We asked Carli Schmaling, owner of WildRoots, to share something for the New Year that she finds is important to your health and in your life. These outward cares can help with your balance of inward and outward calm and relaxation.

New Year health and wellness tip from WildRoots Salon & Studio:

Our feet take us everywhere we need to go and they do so much hard work for us. Taking care of your feet can mean more to your overall care than you may think.

Did you know…

– When walking, each time your heel lifts off the ground it forces the toes to carry half of your body weight.

– The foot and ankle consist of 26 bones, 33 joints, and 100 muscles, tendons, and ligaments.

– Your foot consist of  25% of the muscles in your body and if you don’t take care of them, it’s the equivalent to not working your upper body.

– Woman have 4x more foot problems as men.  High heels are to blame.

A good New Year resolution is to start taking care of your feet.  Paying attention to your feet can help prevent expensive and long-term issues in the future.  Pedicures and foot soaks are a good place to start. They will help protect your feet, minimize swelling, stop dryness and itching, and release endorphins.

Another tip: indulge yourself in body treatments now and then. Many of us often fear to indulge ourselves in things such as facials, massages, acupuncture and more. But giving yourself a moment every now and then to relax and focus on your body and mind can help in numerous ways. When you’ve taken a moment to care for your well-being, it can effect the way you handle everyday stresses, treat those around you and help you be productive and effective. (Budget an issue? When you can, set money aside gradually to save up so you can give yourself a day of relaxation.)

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We hope these tips from WildRoots Salon & Studio help as you continue your resolutions for the New Year.

Anytime you’d like to share a tip, recipe, or a delicious food to add to the table, leave us a note in the comments. We’d love to pass along what you’d like to share to other readers.

If you’d like to read our other “Fresh Start” posts they are listed below:

Fresh Start: New Year’s Resolutions

Fresh Start: Food for the Mind

Fresh Start: “Making a Change”, Interview with Turning Leaf Acupuncture

Fresh Start: Nutritious Black Bean Soup Recipe

Fresh Start: Salsa-Braised Kale Recipe

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Fresh Start: Food for the Mind

Hill Country Market's Homemade SconesThe New Year is always a great time to think about where you may want to make some changes in your life. Today, we teamed up with our neighbors at WildRoots Salon & Studio and Turning Leaf Acupuncture and want to talk a bit about some food for the mind.

All of us at Hill Country Market believe in the importance of eating well and being conscious about where our food comes from and we know many of you do as well. In this series we’ve already talked about how eating fresh and local can make a significant change for how your body feels day-to-day. [Click here for that post].

But we also realize that feeding your mind is just as important. In our society, we’re obsessed with constantly being on the move. We’re always trying to move faster and we’re often told that being busy is a sign of importance and doing hard work.

But the hard work can actually come from feeding our minds in healthy ways to make ourselves the most efficient and uplifting versions of ourselves. So here are some of our tips for taking a breather, and slowing down to improve yourself and make a healthier you.

1. Reading. Whether you read a great piece of fiction to escape to another world or a thought-provoking piece of non-fiction, reading can be a way to relax, refocus, and learn something new. Reading can help force your mind to pull out of all the overwhelming information you may be dealing with. That way, you can return to your work with a refreshed mindset.

2. Doing a breathing exercise or taking a yoga or workout class. We all know that some form of exercise is imperative throughout the week. The difficulty comes in finding the time. When you’re feeling too busy and overwhelmed, there isn’t going to be a moment of, “Ah, now I have time to exercise”, somewhere down the road. You will have to make that time happen. Making the time to exercise and focus on you is important and in the long-term, will make you healthier and more energized. You can then accomplish more of those busy and overwhelming tasks of your day. You may need to remove something of less importance from your schedule or set more boundaries with work or home. By doing so, you can make sure to have a small window each day to focus on you and your mental and physical health.

Bonus Tip: Watch more than two hours of tv a day? The average American watches about four+ hours per day. Try eliminating an hour or two from your tv time to do a breathing exercise in silence somewhere in your home or to exercise. Or have a day or two a week where you don’t turn the tv on at all and focus on you instead.

3. Celebrating fun “holidays”. This is a small and relatively easy one to do. There are many calendars that can be found online that feature not only major holidays, but some of those fun and often wacky national days such as, “National Donut Day” and many, many more. Keep a calendar of those days near your desk and find ways to celebrate them with your coworkers, friends and family, or just for you. They are a good reminder to have some fun in life. Remember, you only get to live each day once. Finding something small like this can keep your fun-side and positivity a priority each day.

Here is one of those sites —-> http://www.holidayscalendar.com/holidays/weird/

4. Have a European style meal. Setting aside more time to eat and do so in an enjoyable way can be a big deal for your mental and physical health. Spend time sitting with friends and family and chatting. Or take time for yourself at a meal and give yourself more time to enjoy your meal. Try eating in smaller portions and spread them out over a longer meal time. When we eat quickly, we often eat more since our body and mind don’t have enough time to register how much we’re eating. Eating slower gives your body and mind time to digest the food and register that you are full. You’ll often find yourself eating less, but actually feeling full. Another variant of that is to eat in the reverse order of our common culture. Often, we eat a small or no breakfast, a decent lunch, and a large dinner. But your metabolism slows as the day wears on. Try reversing that schedule. Make time to eat a larger breakfast, (which will kick-start your metabolism), eat a decent sized lunch, and then a smaller dinner when you get home.

5. Spending time in nature. Spending time outdoors can help you refocus on bigger things and relieve you of a bit of stress. It also gives you a visual break if most of your day-to-day schedule involves being in an office or working from home. Combine the great outdoors with some of the above mental and physical health tips and you’ll be in a great place.

We hope these tips help as you pursue your New Year’s Resolutions. If you’d like to read our other “Fresh Start” posts they are listed below:

Fresh Start: New Year’s Resolutions

Fresh Start: Nutritious Black Bean Soup Recipe

Fresh Start: “Making a Change”, Interview with Turning Leaf Acupuncture

Fresh Start: Care for Your Body

Fresh Start: Salsa-Braised Kale Recipe

 

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