East Store Grocery News: February 2011

We’ve got some new items on the shelves that I’d like to highlight. As always we appreciate your feedback.

HIDDEN POND FARMS:

We’re very excited to introduce you to this line of locally produced foods. Beverly and Andy McDowell are from Centerville and produce raw, fermented products. Bloomingfoods member and local attorney, Ira Zinman, is a true fan of Hidden Pond and so he brought them to our attention. You can get the full story by visiting their website: http://www.hiddenpondllc.com, but here are a few of our favorites:

 

Beet Kvass: A Lacto-fermented beverage made from beets unrefined sea salt and whey. Beets and beet kvass are valued for their blood and liver cleansing properties.

Kombucha: A Powerful detoxifying cider-like beverage made from fermented tea full of organic acids, enzymes, probiotics, antioxidants, vitamins, anti-carcinogens and collagen.

Sauerkraut: A Probiotic Condiment made in small batches with raw ingredients (never cooked like commercial brands) using lactic acid fermentation which preserves food and leaves nutrients intact.

Kim Chi: A spicy Korean version of Kraut, Kim Chi was named by the magazine Health as one of the “world’s top five healthiest foods” for being rich in vitamins and aiding in digestion.


TELL CITY PRETZELS:

“If you are one of the thousands of people passionate about the Tell City Pretzel you are already aware of the pretzel's history, great taste, hardy krunch and uniqueness. If the Tell City Pretzel™ is new to you, you're in for a real treat! Our pretzel is hand twisted, which alone makes it special, and the taste and krunch is like no other pretzel in the world.” The new flavors we’re carrying are: ranch, garlic and Cajun! You should try them.

 

KILIMANJARO SAUCE

“Kilimanjaro Foods Incorporated provides gourmet sauce and gourmet-quality food products that are big on taste and have rich, exciting flavors that consumers know and trust. We translate our passion for Africa into African-inspired sauces and products based on dishes that delighted the patrons of a local Louisville restaurant, Cafe Kilimanjaro, for fourteen years. From this experience grew the Kilimanjaro Foods Incorporated of today.We have taken tried and true recipes and converted them into a growing line of specialty food products beginning with our catalyst product, African Jerk Sauce.”

We are carrying the African Jerk Sauce, the Palava Tomato Cooking Sauce, the Wot Sauce and the Sunrise Ginger Syrup.  The Kilimanajaro Foods folks will be here Saturday, February 12 to demo their products.  Stop by and try it out; they’re good!


NEW ITEMS IN THE BULK DEPARTMENT:

Fields of Agape Heriloom Red Beans (local)

Lipari Vegetable Chips (they’re BEAUTIFUL and taste delicious!)

Organic Quinoa Flour

 

NEW ITEMS IN THE MEAT DEPARTMENT

New to the meat dept. is Columbus brand deli sliced meats, and Trois Petits Cochons dried sausage with procini mushrooms, sausages with herbes de provence, and Spanish chorizo.

NEW ITEMS IN THE BREAD DEPARTMENT:

Middleway House Foodworks Whole Wheat Sandwich bread, dinner rolls and sandwich buns (local)

French Meadow Gluten Free breads (sandwich, multigrain and cinnamon raisin)

NEW ITEMS IN THE GROCERY DEPARTMENT:

Nature’s Path GF cereals: Crunchy Maple Sunrise and Crunchy Vanilla Sunrise

Kitchens of India Lamb and Chicken Curry Pastes

PHOENIX FARMS TOFU UPDATE: The good folks that make this wildly popular tofu, Chris and Feng Valiant, are going on vacation to visit family in China.  They’ll be back in town making tofu again toward the end of April.

ORGANIC VALLEY ORANGE JUICE UPDATE: Missing your OV juice? So am I!  Here’s the latest from the OV website.

"Where's My Awesome OJ?

Due to unexpected weather conditions, our coop's farmers had an orange crop that did not meet expe ctations. this measn we've had to stop orange juice production temporarily. We anticipate that Organic Valley OJ will be returning to shelves in the spring (2011).


Martha Philion
Grocery Manager