Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Wheatsville Winter Flavorland!

Hi Wheatsville friends!

We hope you had a good winter solstice! And, we wish you a Merry Christmas and Joyful Kwanzaa!

I also hope that you have a great New Year, but we'll have one more e-mail between now and 2010!

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Grocery stocking stuffers
Cheese Island
Meat department news

Happy Holidays from your Wheatsville Deli! Christmas is coming and your co-op has you covered! We'll have all of your holiday favorites ready to go, like our Vegan Cornbread Stuffing, Leek-Roasted Carrots and Tempeh, Vegan Mushroom Gravy, Garlic Chive Cheddar Cheese Balls and Rosemary Biscuits! Plus homemade Pumpkin, Pecan and Vegan Coconut Cream Pies!
Our hotbar will also be Christmas inspired! We will have lots of yummy hot food for you during the holidays such as Boarshead Honey Ham in an apple Au Jous sauce and Creamy Coconut Mashed Sweet Potatoes. And of course, vegan cornbread stuffing! This is perfect if you are running around, too busy to cook.
The Tiny Brinie Bar is perfect for Holiday snacking.  Castelvetrano olives are a fantastic way to impress friends and family with something they may have never tasted.  This olive is slightly buttery, very much like a black olive, but with the bite of a green olive.  The deli will also be making a new item for the Christmas holiday – Feta & roasted red pepper tortas.  These tortas are great with crackers and fruit.  Just take the container, score the side so that the torta will come out easy and then flip it upside down on a plate – enjoy!!!
New Year's is just around the corner.  We will be making a variety of small platters for an easy quick addition to your holiday party.  We have a domestic Cheese Platter – only $9.99, an Antipasta Platter – $11.99, featuring a variety of olives, salami, and roasted peppers, and a crudite platter - $9.99.  Grab a bottle of Cashew Tamari Dressing and make this platter a real crowd pleaser.
In The Grocery Aisle
Last minute stocking stuffers.
Everyone loves to find candy in their stockings. We've got plenty of options at Wheatsville. There are chocolate bars of all kinds from Chocolove, Green and Black's and Equal Exchange all on sale. We've also got Q. bel Wafer Bars and Rolls with milk or dark chocolate and peanut butter. If chocolate isn't the right thing, try some Yummy Earth Organic Lollipops and hard candies in flavors like pomegranate and chili mango. Happy Holidays. Justin Merrifield, Grocery Buyer

Word from Cheese Island
The cheese department has a few sales for the holiday season. Organic Valley Pasteurized Sharp Cheddar 8 oz. is on sale for $4.49, regularly $5.29. Organic Valley Shredded Parmesan is on sale for $3.49, regularly $4.29. Organic Valley Blue Cheese Crumbles is on sale for $3.49, regularly $4.29. The blue cheese crumbles are located in the produce department in the same case as the packaged salads.
If you are still thinking of gift ideas, might I suggest a cheese, wine and cracker gift basket.  We have all the wonderful items to fill your gift basket here at Wheatsville. Talk to your friendly cheese monger for suggestions

Word from the Meat Department

Wheatsville has lots of specials for this week in the meat market:
Organic Christmas turkeys (certified organic & certified humane treatment) and Spiral Hams (certified humane treatment) now while supplies last!

Organic Prairie whole Turkey 12-15# $2.99 lb (Parts will also be available for extras)


Niman Ranch bone-in Smoked spiral cut hams $6.99 lb. (Fully cooked and includes a glazing packet)

Other specials to make your holidays great:

Look for $1 off coupons for any Niman Ranch & Organic Prairie products this week till the end of the year!

Niman Ranch Boneless Rib Roast $12.99 lb. (lowest price ever!)

Niman Beef top round roasts $ 7.59 lb

Niman Beef stew meat $ 8.49 lb

Niman Salt pork $ 4.69 lb

Niman Lamb Shanks $ 7.59 lb

Niman Lamb boneless sirloin roast $ 14.99 lb

Don't forget our fresh made sausages. Try the breakfast style or sweet Italian in your turkey stuffing for the best stuffing you've ever had. All flavors $7.99 lb.

Need something to snack on? Try some snack meats: Grass-fed Summer Sausage $10.99 lb, Grass-fed snack sticks $6.99 lb, Boarshead Black Pepper Salami $6.29 ea, Niman ranch dry Italian Salami $6.99 ea & herbed $7.49 ea, Applegate farms pepperoni sliced $5.99 8oz pack, Applegate farms Organic Genoa salami $6.49 8oz pack.

 Happy Holidays! Yay Rochdale Pioneers! Go co-op!

Dan Gillotte

Wheatsville GM and e-mail guy