East Store Grocery News for May

We have a few new items of note in the Grocery Department that we’d like to bring to your attention:

Our good friends Tiny Footprints Distributors are supplying us with some very nice regionally sourced products: From Shagbark Seed & Mill Co. in Athens, Ohio we bring you their very delicious Corn Tortilla Chips and Corn Mini Crackers. The company's vision and mission are very admirable:

Our Vision
"To be a model for regionally based production, processing, and marketing  grains, beans, nuts, flour, and oil seed that focusing on fair farm and worker wages, great flavor and nutrition,  and equitable distribution through schools, retailers, farmers markets, restaurants, bakeries, and community and school yard gardens.”

Our Mission
"To build a field-to-table model for regional scale, sustainably grown, high nutrition grain and bean products that ensure broad access to good food. That means that good, healthy food is available to newcomers to the local food movement."

And, from Urban Chefs in Columbus, Ohio we’re trying out their Cut Green Beans and French Cut Green Beans.  Look for them in the canned vegetable section. A “Certified Minority Business Enterprise,” part of the Urban Chefs mission statement is: …”only the finest of ingredients are used in our gourmet line of products… In the tradition of African-American Culinary Heritage, capturing the contrast of the old, the new, and the future need of our customers."

From Doc’s Family of Foods we’re offering two salad dressings/marinades for you to try: Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette and Mark’s Miso Vinaigrette – both Gluten Free and delicious!

In our BULK DEPARTMENT, new items of note include: A delicious raw, organic trail mix (nuts & seeds with raisins, pineapple and coconut), Heritage Flakes, Chunks of Energy Cha Cha Chia!

In our BEER DEPARTMENT check out the newly bottled Fountain Square Brewing beer from Indy!

In our BREAD DEPARTMENT check out a new line of breads (requested by several customers who are partial to the Paleo Diet lifestyle):

Paleo Breads: one made with Almond Flour, another with Coconut Flour

Carb Zero: Smart Carb Plain and Smart Carb #1

Find them in the frozen bread section and please let us know what you think!