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New Meats and Seafood at Bloomingfoods East

Here's an update about new meats, charcuteries, and seafood available at Bloomingfoods East. You'll find quality meat and seafood products at the Near West Side and Kirkwood stores, too.

We're happy to carry a good number of products from the Smoking Goose Meatery in Indianapolis, including:

Smoking Goose Smoked Turkey Breast at $9.59/lb

Smoking Goose Breakfast Sausage at $6.89/lb

Smoking Goose Delaware Fireball: This ball of fire is one of the original salumi created at Goose the Market, Smoking Goose’s butcher shop on Delaware Street in Indianapolis. This crepinette salame of coarsely ground pork is packed with crushed chili, espelette pepper and garlic. They wrap it in caul fat, then dry age and cold smoke it over hickory wood for a spicy salame that’s ideal for snacking. Priced at $11.39/lb.

Look, too, for Beeler Pork products: everything from bacon to pork franks and beyond. The Beeler company has its origins in the Loess Hills of Western Iowa. Today, they have developed Heluka® pork, a method of raising pigs that gives the animals access to fresh air and sunshine. The word Heluka® is derived from a Native American word meaning "full of sun."

All Beeler pork is natural—Beeler pigs are raised without any antibiotics or growth promotants, and are never fed animal by-products. Their diets consist of all vegetarian ingredients: corn, soybean meal, vitamins, and minerals.

You'll find Wild Alaska Salmon & Seafood Company Sockeye Salmon steak medallions in the fresh meat case. These are a perfect grilling item as the cooler weather approaches. Find some great recipes for Wild Alaska salmon here, including grilling tips.

 

 

Not for fish only: don’t forget to grab some of Captain Tony’s Wild Alaskan Rub, a perfectly blended mix of 13 herbs and spices ideal for salmon, shellfish, meats, and vegetables. This blend is 100% natural, with no preservatives, 4 oz.

East Store Grocery News – Non-GMO Project

EAST GROCERY NEWS — Non-GMO Project, and a Recipe for Quinoa Pancakes

This summer several of us went to food shows and workshops presented by distributors and professionals in the Natural Foods Industry. One of the topics covered at the workshops was the Non-GMO Verified Project.

There is a LOT of buzz out there on this topic and it’s exciting to watch things happen. I find myself committed to providing our customers and members with good information so that you are better prepared to make wise food choices.

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Don't Miss the Fall 2012 Truckload Sale

Our fall Truckload Sale takes place this weekend, October 13 and 14, 2012, under the tent at Bloomingfoods East.

Twice a year, during weekends in May and October, we hold large Truckload Sales under a gigantic tent in the large parking lot at our East location. Here’s your chance to get great pricing on items from every department in the store, including our Garden Center.

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October Pet Food News

You know the advice: Wag More, Bark Less! It's a good time for it—October is National Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog Month, and the Monroe County Humane Association holds its annual Run for the Animals on Saturday, October 14.

Mister Buck’s is offering 10% off their complete line of dog food and cat food all month, in addition to their continued donation of $1 per bag to our local animal shelter. For those unfamiliar with Mister Buck’s, they are a local company producing excellent dry and canned food for both dogs and cats. We are pleased to offer their complete line at the East store, with a selection at the Near West Side, too.

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Garden Center Taking Seed and Supply Requests

Spring may seem a long time away, but our seed suppliers need to have our orders within the next few weeks, so that the East Bloomingfoods Garden Center can have bulk and packet seed on the shelves in January—before the big box stores get theirs and the mail order catalogs arrive.

No sense buying from them when you could get all you need at your member-owned co-op!  So if there are varieties of vegetable or flower seeds, tools, or equipment you didn’t find at the Garden Center this past season, please let us know as soon as possible so we can help supply all your garden needs right here next spring.

We have already ordered ten additional varieties of seed for the bulk jars: deer tongue lettuce, banana melon, Brussels sprouts, Cinderella pumpkin, pink summercicle radish, ruby red chard, pink banana  and golden hubbard winter squash, golden ball turnip, and cowhorn okra. Please let us know what else can we order for you.