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July Grocery News

Snowville Creamery is an Ohio dairy production facility and farm located southeast of Columbus, Ohio.  And, we are so excited to be carrying their yogurts!  Snowville works with several dairy farmers in Southeastern Ohio whose cows are pasture raised and grass fed.  Here are a few excerpts from their website www.snowvillecreamery.com:

As of April 2014, Snowville Creamery is only sourcing raw milk from cows that are fed Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) free feed! While the farms we work with provide their cows with a daily diet of about 75% pasture or preserved grass, they also can feed the cows an average of 10 pounds of grain per day. Feeding some grain helps to ensure the cows get their required amounts of energy and protein daily. And now all of this feed is made up of only GMO free ingredients.

Snowville Product Philosophy

- GOOD:  Snowville Creamery milk tastes delicious because it comes from grass fed cows and is pasteurized at the lowest possible temperature, preserving the flavor and nutrition. It is not homogenized, allowing the cream to rise to the top.
- CLEAN:  The milk we get from our farmers is from cows that graze on pasture. We only use milk from cows not treated with rBST and no antibiotics are allowed in the milk.
- FAIR:  We pay our farmers a premium above the government mandated market price and we pay our workers a living wage.

LOVE YOUR FOOD, LOVE EACH OTHER

We use milk from grass grazed cows because it is better for:
- THE COWS:  Grass is their natural diet. Grazing improves their physical fitness.
- THE ENVIRONMENT:  Grass grazing builds soil, prevents erosion, protects water and reduces air pollution.
- AND YOU:  Milk from grass grazed cows is higher in omega 3 fatty acids and conjugated linoleic acid (CLA)

 I’ve never tasted anything like their dessert yogurts!  “These rich dessert yogurts are cup-set, which means that the yogurt cultures do their work after the container is already filled. This results in a delicious layer of sweet yogurt-cultured cream that sits on the top of yogurt in the cup. Each of these three truly unique flavors has its own exotic flavor that will tantalize your taste buds like never before!” 

At the Near West store we are introducing the Snowville line with these choices:
6% Plain, 1% Vanilla, 2% Gingamon, and the Coffee Cardamom Cream and Turmeric Mace Cream Top Dessert Yogurts.

The 3rd Street store will also be carrying a few flavors to introduce Snowville to our East customers with these products:  Crème Fraiche, Turmeric Mace and Coffee Cardamom Cream Top Dessert Yogurts.

CAPSHEW CELLARS is another new vendor of ours located in Lanesville in southern Indiana.  Bob Capshew met with a few of us last month to share his story and his vinegars.  I’ve never been to a vinegar tasting before, but I sure would go to another one!  “Southern Indiana native Bob Capshew began fermenting beers more than 25 years ago, and then expanded to wines and ciders. Initially he thought the move to vinegar production would be easy, but found little information and very few mentors so he turned to old textbooks and adapted modern equipment and techniques to the slow-aging process. His black cherry, pear and red wine vinegars are among over 20 different flavors he currently produces. If it can be fermented, chances are Bob has tried it at least once. Tomatoes, thyme, watermelon, carrots, grapes, apples and pears have all been used in his creations. In his quest for high quality and unusual ingredients, Bob gathers apples and pears from his own land and neighbors’ properties to press into juice on a small commercial cider press.” (from the Indiana Artisan website www.indianaartisan.org) Bob is proud of his small batch vinegars, his recognition as an Indiana Artisan but shows equal, if not more, pride in his graduation from Bloomington’s old Elm Heights School.  Bob’s vinegars are unique and so delicious!  Check them out!  We’re introducing the Capshew Cellars line at East, Elm Heights and Near West with the 5 oz. bottles.  We’re sure you’ll enjoy flavors like:  Pear, Garlic Red Wine, Ginger, Pepper, Malt and Garlic White Wine.

 

Bloomingfoods is pleased and proud to be the exclusive Indiana retailer of La Fleur d’amelie French Bordeaux wines.  We offer a 2012 White that has the perfect fruitiness for summer humidity with armoas of lime, pineapple and tropical fruits.  Our red offering is a 2010 Merlot blend with juicy fruit flavors of black currants and raspberries.  Regular retail prices are $15 and $19.  Your Bloomingfoods value price is $11.99!  Cheers !

 

 

 


 
Woodstock Farms Raffle!  Come by any of our locations to sign up to win a beautiful wooden wagon. This is Woodstock’s way of promoting the use of Non-GMO ingredients. 
 

Elm Heights Meat News

Summer is here! Grills are out, yards are mowed (maybe) and the beer is cold (hopefully). Is there a better time to be out in the backyard, drinking a cold beverage and grilling a well-marbled ribeye steak? I think not. Here a couple of suggestions to get your grill on...

First, come check out the Elm Heights Meat Counter, where you will find all the lastest and greatest from the farms that you’ve come to know and love: Dewig, Fischer, Gunthorp, Rice’s, and the list goes on.  Dewig ribeye and sirloin steaks are particularly good. These steaks are cut for the grill. This means that the fat cap has been left on, ensuring a flavorful, even-cooked cut. Delicious!

Also, we are carrying a lamb chop from Gunthorp Farms. These chops are cut in-house and would be an excellent way to spice up dinner.

For the kids! Come check out the Dewig all-beef franks. These are great for the little ones. Made from all beef, no fillers, no preservative, no hormones, no nothin’. Just the beef! Mmmmm.

Don’t forget about the fresh seafood. We have great items that would work perfectly for the grill.  Come try some of our tilapia. Doctor it up or just throw it on with a little EV olive oil. You won’t be sorry. Also for those who like salmon but would like to change it up just a bit. Try the Arctic Char. This fish is a relative of salmon but it is only found in cold, fresh water. This fish grills up much like salmon, but has a bit higher of a fat content (omega-3, omega-6) so the taste is outstanding.

Josh Hermes, Meat Buyer

Calzones at the Near West Side

The Near West Side deli is now offering hot calzones Monday through Friday from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.  A whole calzone costs $6.99, and a half calzone costs $3.49.  The price includes a dipping sauce and a side.  Pepperoni (pepperoni, mozzarella cheese) and four-cheese (house-made herbed ricotta spread, cheddar cheese, parmesan cheese, and mozzarella cheese) are available daily, and the following additional options will alternate throughout the week:

Monday - Chicken, Red Onions, Smoked Gouda, and Mozzarella Cheese
Tuesday - Bacon, Spinach, Tomatoes, and Mozzarella Cheese
Wednesday - Ham, Cheddar Cheese, and Mozzarella Cheese
Thursday - Mushroom, Spinach, House-Made Herbed Ricotta Spread, and Mozzarella Cheese
Friday - Wild Card!

Dipping sauce choices are: house-made tomato sauce (the same sauce we use on our pizzas), house-made garlic butter, BBQ sauce, and ranch.

May 2014 Grocery News

We’re happy to introduce a few new items that we’ve brought in!  The fine folks at Omena Organics, Bob and Jane Weaver (shown left), are now supplying us with their organic canned beans (black, great northern, pinto, kidney, garbanzo and black eyed peas) that sell for $2.19 for a 15 oz can.   

And check out a very special new product at the East 3rd Street store:  Luke Rhodes' (shown right, at the market) raw milk!  By Indiana State law, raw milk must be labeled for Pet consumption.  So, that is exactly how it is labeled and it can be found in our fresh pet cooler.  Each ½ gallon jar sells for $5.99.

And in other pet news, you may want to treat your canine companions to a new special treat from Bo’s Bones. “We’ve been baking for dogs since 2003, focusing on making the best biscuit in the business. We honor our dogs and yours with the very best human-grade organic ingredients to promote health, well-being, and a satisfied dog… As always … THANK YOU for choosing Bo’s!”
 
Here’s another shout out to a product we introduced a couple of months ago that has found an immediate and passionate following!  UEL ZING coffee sells locally roasted cold brew coffee in at all 5 Bloomingfoods locations.   Owner of Uel Zing, Sam Sveen, uses locally roasted coffee from Quarrymen Coffee Roasting Company.  Give it a try!

Martha Philion
Grocery Buyer

 

 

May Grocery News

We’re happy to introduce a few new items that we’ve brought in!  The fine folks at Omena Organics, Bob and Jane Weaver, are now supplying us with their organic canned beans (black, great northern, pinto, kidney, garbanzo and black eyed peas) that sell for $2.19 for a 15 oz can.   

And check out a very special new product at the East 3rd Street store:  Luke Rhodes raw milk!  By Indiana State law, raw milk must be labeled for PET consumption.  So, that is exactly how it is labeled and it can be found in our fresh pet cooler.  Each ½ gallon jar sells for $5.99.

….and, in other Pet News….you may want to treat your canine companions to a new special treat from Bo’s Bones. “We’ve been baking for dogs since 2003, focusing on making the best biscuit in the business. We honor our dogs and yours with the very best human-grade organic ingredients to promote health, well-being, and a satisfied dog… As always … THANK YOU for choosing Bo’s!”  www.bosbones.com
 
Here’s another shout out to a product we introduced a couple of months ago that has found an immediate and passionate following!  UEL ZING coffee sells locally roasted cold brew coffee in at all 5 Bloomingfoods locations.   Owner of Uel Zing, Sam Sveen, uses locally roasted coffee from Quarryman’s Coffee Roasting Company.  Give it a try!

Garden Center News for April

The East Store Garden Center is in full swing. We are open every day of the week from 10 to 6.  Now featuring:

-Seed potatoes and onion sets are in the patio room. Now is a good time to plant them.
-Floating row cover in several thicknesses, 6 or 12 feet wide, cut to your length.
-Now is a good time to rejuvenate your lawn with Jaguar turf-type fescue grass seed.
-Well over 500 varieties of vegetable, herb, and flower seed in bulk and packets.
- First round of bedding plants, with more varieties coming every week.
- Bird seed. Nesting season is right around the corner. Let's give our avian guests the best prenatal care with a healthy supply of seed.
- Come admire the goldfish in our pond.
- Sprouting seed, hydroponics, pottery, and house plants are in the Patio Room.

Spring is FINALLY here. Let us rejoice!
Chris Bobbitt