Local Wisdom: After-Hours Gatherings at Greiser’s


Running a small-town coffeeshop, we’re exposed every day to fascinating folks in our community.

An Olympic luger, a nonfiction-thriller writer, the creator of a leading clean-beauty makeup brand, a Barolo-trained prodigy chef, a designer of couture wedding gowns, a Broadway producer, a former big city Mayor, a painter of artwork collected by Beyoncé — they’re all among our Greiser’s regulars.

Easton  is a hive of accomplished people with unique talents. And if you frequent our shop, there’s a chance you’ve enjoyed a conversation with one of them on your visits here.

Ever since our November 1, 2018, opening day, we’ve aspired to provide a place for all the interesting and interested people in our community to connect. Lately, we’ve been thinking about how to do that in more deliberate ways.

So, we’re excited to launch Local Wisdom, a new occasional after-hours event series at Greiser’s. On these evenings, we’ll provide small bites, beverages (non-alcoholic, but byob is permitted), and a relaxed forum where you can get to know your neighbors, including some of Easton’s most creative and innovative residents. Each event will include a short “lecture” — think TEDTalk or PechaKucha presentation — and plenty of time for conversation with our featured guests — all of whom will be plucked right from our customer list.   

Join us for the second event in our series on Wednesday, March 15, at 6:30 pm to “Get Ready for Growing Season with Sal Gilbertie!

Sal Gilbertie

If, like many Greiser’s customers, you’ve recently uprooted yourself from an urban environment and re-potted your family in Easton, Sal Gilbertie is the local treasure you need to meet.

To know Sal Gilbertie is to love him. And the opportunity to talk gardening with him is a chance to be inspired to start growing organic food in your own backyard this summer. A pioneer of organic farming, Sal has been growing organic herbs for more than 50 years. His Easton-based business, Gilbertie’s Organics on Adams Road, is the largest grower and supplier of wholesale herbs in the US.

Sal is the author of 8 books — several are available at Greiser’s — has won numerous awards, is a beloved instructor and speaker at gardening shows and conventions, and has appeared several times cooking on TV with Martha Stewart. At Greiser’s, we don’t just sell Sal’s greens, microgreens, and tomato sauce in our market; we serve them in our sandwiches. (Tickets for this event include a buffet featuring dishes flavored with Gilbertie’s sprouts and sauces.)

Reflecting on turning 86 and having two new great-grandsons, Sal recently told the podcast host Dan Woog, “As you get older, you start to get a little greedy, not for material things, but greedy for all the good things in life. You want to see more babies laughing and daffodils in the ground and you want to see more seeds being planted.”

Is there any better reason to grow more gardens in Easton?

Come spend an evening with us chatting gardening with Sal. PLUS: Meet the new General Manager of Gilbertie’s Organics, former Greiser’s barista Cimi Carreno, the first female to front the farm!

Sal will join us from 6:30 – 8:00 pm on Wednesday, March 15, for a casual conversation about gardening in Easton, organic farming, and his long life sowing seeds of love.

Space at Greiser’s is limited. Advanced registration is required. Tickets, $20, are available in-store or online here.

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