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.


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.