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2011 Holiday Fare

Join us at either Native Sun location from 6pm to 8pm on Wednesday, December 7th as we celebrate the season with an evening of holiday inspired sampling, live recipe demonstrations, and homemade gift ideas!

Sip Mock-Cocktails, Seasonal Smoothies, and Apple Cider while you enjoy Pumpkin Dip with Granny Smith Apples, Wild Rice Salad, Roasted Lemon Dip with Spiced Veggie Chips, Smoked Salmon Pinwheels, Dessert from our Gluten-free bakery, and other samples throughout the stores. We hope you’ll take your favorite recipes home along with ingredients for Brownie, Soup, and Sugar Scrub mixes that make great gifts with a personalized, hand-made feel.

If you have any questions about the event, please feel free to call customer service at either store location:

Native Sun Mandarin

10000 San Jose Blvd

Jacksonville, Florida 32257



Native Sun Baymeadows

11030 Baymeadows Road

Jacksonville, Florida 32256




Tomorrow @ Native Sun Mandarin: Third Annual Charity Dog Wash to Benefit Local Homeless Pets!

To benefit our charity of the month, First Coast No More Homeless Pets, we will host our third annual Charity Dog Wash, Tomorrow, May 21st from 10AM to 2PM in the “barking lot” of our Mandarin store. As noted by Native Sun Owner, Aaron Gottlieb, “This is our third year working with FCNMHP as Native Sun GreenApples Charity of Month. It is a cause our customers feel very passionate about and we’re happy to help. Over the past two years we’ve collected over $2000 in donations for FCNMHP and we hope this year’s event can be just as successful!”

FCNMHP is a local, non-profit dedicated to eliminating the killing of dogs and cats in the Jacksonville community through low-cost spay and neuter programs, vaccinations, micro-chipping, flea and heart worm preventatives and a variety of tests.

All dogs are welcome. Donations can be made in cash or check. Native Sun asks that owners please stay with their pets while they are being groomed.

Walk a Mile in Their Shoes – Sulzbacher Center

posterfor1stplacesportsI wanted to take a moment to spread the word about a great event for a worthy organization. Native Sun had the privilege of working with the staff at Sulzbacher Center when they were our GreenApples Charity of the Month in December 2008. We also took the opportunity to cook, prepare and serve dinner to the many homeless men, women and children that Sulzbacher helps. Click here for pictures. It was a humbling, eye opening experience and one that I think greatly impacted all who volunteered.

On Saturday, March 28 Sulzbacher is hosting the “Walk a Mile in their Shoes” 5K run and 1-mile walk to raise money for their services for the homeless.  This is a great cause and a healthy, fun way to show your support! Click here to register online.

I’m also excited that 1st Place Sports has teamed up with Sulzbacher to host the race. They are so great when working with us for our annual Native Sun Mandarin Run each November. This year they topped off their race donations for a solid $1000 to support Camp JADA!