DETOX 2015

In 2011, and just before my 50th birthday, I publicly—on this Journal—declared a detox. I don’t really like to write much about my private life, as Alabama Chanin has grown into something so much bigger than me. And, truth-be-told, I am a rather shy and private person. However, I forged ahead and wrote in the […]


I felt reluctant to continue writing about my detox after the first post as I thought that it could be, frankly, a bit boring. Each of us has visited a site where the writer has a fondness to overshare about their eating habits and diet: each morsel eaten, photos of unmentionable detox attributes, things that […]


The book Clean, by Alejandro Junger, has been sitting on my nightstand since December of last year. Over the last months, I have read parts of it and “toyed” with some of the recommended practices (eliminating aluminum pans from the kitchen, drinking clean water, etc.), but it has taken some time for me to actually […]

THE FACTORY | THIS WEEK 5.25.2015 – 5.30.2015

“Who sows virtue reaps honor.” – Leonardo da Vinci Please note that the Alabama Chanin office and The Factory Store and Café will be closed on Monday, May 25 in observance of Memorial Day. Here is what we have going on this week, Monday, May 25 – Saturday, May 30: STORE Shop our Sweet Summer sale […]

THE FACTORY | THIS WEEK 5.18.2015 – 5.23.2015

“Change almost never fails because it’s too early. It almost always fails because it’s too late.” ― Seth Godin Please note that The Factory Store + Café and Alabama Chanin offices will be closed on Monday, May 25th for Memorial Day. Last week was packed with events at The Factory, so this week we are taking a […]

THE FACTORY | THIS WEEK 4.27.2015 – 5.2.2015

“Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.” – Anne Frank Here is what we have going on this week, Monday, April 27 – Saturday, May 2: STORE Join Alabama Chanin in Montgomery, Alabama, on May 2–3 for our Pop-up Shop at Southern Makers. The Alabama Chanin Team will also be […]