East Store Grocery News: March 2012

We are pleased to announce the expansion of our popular Member – Owner Rewards program!  Member Rewards are promotional items that are specially priced for both Bloomingfoods Members and non members alike.  They are always on promotion and they are often the bestselling item within a given category i.e. crackers, soup, dairy, etc.

At the beginning of March we identified many Tree of Life branded items to include in the program.  Some are items that we’ve always carried and others are brand new for us.  So, be on the lookout for reduced pricing on Tree of Life Brand:  Organic Canned Black Beans, Organic Chicken Broth, Organic Almond Milk, Organic Apple Cider Vinegar, Organic Orange Juice, Organic Peanut Butter, Organic Raw Almond Butter,  Organic Raisins, Organic Dehydrated Cane Juice, Organic Tamari Sauce, Organic Tofu, Organic Strawberry Fruit Spread, Stevia, Organic Macaroni and Cheese, Organic Shells and Cheddar, Organic Dill Pickles, Organic Sweet Relish, Organic Diced Tomatoes, Organic Ketchup, Organic Dijon Mustard, Organic Tongol Tuna, Organic Water Crackers, Organic Golden Crackers, Organic Frozen Blueberries, Organic Large Brown Eggs, Wildflower Honey, Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Organic Apple Juice, and Organic Coconut Oil!  Phew!!  And these are in addition to all of our (your) usual Member Reward items!!  The reason we chose Tree of Life Branded products is because our local Tree of Life staff has been a very supportive partner of Bloomingfoods for many years and this is our way of showing our support of them.

New Local item from Canine Café dog treats!  “The purpose of Canine Cafe was to provide healthy treats for pets. Because of pet allergies, we wanted to give pet parents a healthy choice in treats. The business started when we baked cookies for our local Humane Society and decided to provide treats for the 4 legged friends. Once we started shopping in local stores, we realized there were few choices when it came to preservative free, nutritious treats. Canine Cafe was born! It is our pleasure to provide choices that make pet owners feel just as good as their pets. Our tag line is "So good you will want to eat them, too!" and you can because they ARE good for you! “
New Piccoli Dolci biscotti flavors include Miele, “a honey-laced cookie, complex and not overly sweet with a robust texture, “  and Nocciolini, “a traditional recipe from the Dolomites region…delicate texture with the nutty but sweet flavor of buckwheat.”

New Piccoli Dolci dessert item called Semifreddo.  They’re really fun and really delicious!  “Semifreddo is a semi-frozen (thus, "semifreddo") dessert consisting of layers of sweetened cream, cake, and fruit. Sold in individual portions, they make the perfect dessert for a special gathering or a quiet evening in. Simply take the semifreddo out of the freezer 10-15 minutes before serving, then enjoy the rich, creamy flavor. We have three flavors of semifreddo in our market offerings, including lemon-raspberry, apricot-Madagascar vanilla bean, and espresso.”

Other new items in refrigerated include:  Wholesoy 24 oz. Plain Yogurt, Liberte 0% yogurts, Wildwood Soy Probiotic Yogurts 24 oz, Oasis Mediterranean Hummus, and Harmless Harvest Coconut Water.

In Frozen:  Amy’s Gluten Free Burritos, Ian’s Gluten Free Onion Rings

In packaged Grocery: Bar Harbor Clam Juice, Whole Clams (Main Cherrystone), Newburg Sauce, Soldier Beans and Yellow Eye Beans; and Walden Calorie Free Salad Dressings.

That’s it for now.  Spring in and say hi!
Martha Philion