Friday, April 16, 2010

Rainy weekend, might as well shop for groceries and EARTH WEEK!

I hope the weather report is wrong, but it looks like it might be a rainy one. Bright side is that it will be cool enough to cook! So, maybe get yourself some chili fixings or maybe even get some late season baking done! We won't have too many more weekends before it's summer to actually fire up our ovens, right?!? 

While we celebrate Earth Day year round at Wheatsville, we do like to acknowledge Earth Day and Earth Week and it's NOW! 

We are a major sponsor of the Earth Week events with our friends at Austin Green Art! Check out the events here!

And, our pals at Slow Money Austin are hosting the first Slow Money Austin conference next Wednesday and we'll be there! I'll be talking about co-ops on a panel with friends like Patty Jacobs of Bastrop Cattle Company, Steven Yarak of Black Star Co-op and others. For more information click here!

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Meat news

Cold Chillin' in the Frizeezer


Deli = good

Krazy for Krackers!

News from Bryan, our butcher!

I was able to tour the Windy Bar cattle ranch last Saturday. We spent the day meeting Michael Kline owner of Windy Bar in Stonewall Texas. I was really impressed with the level of care Mr. Kline has for his land and animals, both of which he owns. They practice proper pasture management, and have grown very lush pastures of native Texas grasses and legumes. They are also keen on animal welfare, and are well read on modern trends for sustainable agriculture. I'll be writing more about them in the future. If you're interested we're selling the skirt steaks (fajitas) for $8.99 lb, along with some offal cuts in the freezer. If you have questions, don't hesitate to ask. I personally like what the folks at Windy Bar are doing and I think they make a nice addition to our family of products.

Getting ready for a BBQ? Pick up some premade chicken kabobs made with local Buddy's chicken for $7.99 lb. Our fresh made sausages are always great cooked on the grill, try them! Sweet & Hot Italian, chorizo, breakfast style country sausage all flavors $7.99 lb.


Meat specials for April-

Niman Ranch Beef N.Y. Strip steak-regular price $18.99 lb. NOW $16.99 lb.

Organic Prairie 12oz ground meat chubs (Turkey & chicken) $5.29 reg. $6.99 (beef) $5.69 reg. $6.99.

Niman Ranch Pulled Pork-$8.49 16oz package, regular price $8.79

Surimi (imitation crabmeat) $4.99 lb regular $5.99 lb

Blue Horizon Seafood Bites (New) Both Salmon and Crab on sale for $4.99 ea.  Reg $5.39

Cold Chillin'

We've got some wonderful news for you Almond fans out there-brand new Almond Dream vegan ice cream treats!  The pints are a steal at just $3.89 each and we have Cappuccino Swirl, Chocolate, Praline Crunch and Vanilla.  Most of these are gluten free and ALL of them are SUPER Delicious!  You'll also find Vanilla Bites, which are tiny chocolate covered bites of vanilla almond milk ice cream that cost just $4.49 each and Lil' Dreamers, vanilla almond milk ice cream sandwiches for $4.69.

Over in the refrigerated section, we now have Nasoya Eggroll Wrappers for $2.79. 

Organic Cheese island getaway!

Organic Valley Neufchatel and Cream Cheese in the 8oz tub will be on sale for 2.29 ea., regularly 2.89. Organic Valley  Sliced Muenster, Cheddar, Montery Jack and Provolone will be on sale for 3.99 ea., regularly 4.99 each. Organic Valley shredded parmesan 4oz is on sale for 3.49 ea., regularly 4.29 ea.  Organic bleu cheese crumbles  4 oz will be on sale for 3.49 ea., regularly 4.89 each.

Another web-site for you grilled cheese lovers


Summer is here and it is a great time to fire up the grill and when you do you will need some suitable refreshments. Well look no further because Sierra Nevada 6 packs are on sale, regularly $8.49 now only $7.99! This is good for all flavors except bigfoot, including Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, Kellerweis, Torpedo Ale, and Summerfest Lager. Sierra Nevada Brewing Company is one of the top ten beer makers in the United States and the country's largest privately owned "craft brewery." The head brewer is Steve Dresler who has been with the brewery since 1983!

Yummy from the deli!

The Wheatsville Bakery has been hard at work bringing you sweet treats for springtime, like our sweet-tart Ultimate Lemon Bars, fudgy Texas Sheet Cake, and healthy Zucchini Bread. And remember, Wheat-Free Wednesday is still going strong in our Bakery, with lots of gluten-free sweet treats like breads, cookies, cakes and muffins available every Wednesday for those who avoid wheat or just want a change of pace!

The spicy and gorgeous Sweet Serrano, our new Salsa of the Month for April is a standout! A beautiful mix of orange, red and green, this chunky salsa is filled with hot peppers, sweet peaches, red onions, tomatoes and cilantro! Eat it with chips – betcha can't eat just one! – or spoon it over grilled fish or pork!

Our Smoothie of the Month also features peaches, but goes for the Cobbler effect, blending frozen peaches with a touch of cinnamon, vanilla and almond butter! This comfortingly cold, thick drink is "Just Peachy!"

The Wheatsville Deli has some great Owner Specials for April, including my brunch-time favorite Garden Bagel: your choice of any toasted Rock Star bagel spread with cream cheese and topped with sliced cucumbers, tomatoes and red onions, $3.49, reg. $3.99! Also on sale for owners is our classic Organic Iced Black Tea, $1.29, reg. $1.69! For you Mate lovers, our beloved Iced Yerba Mate is also back for the season! And in our self-serve case you will find the warm weather return of our cold, spicy Tomato Gazpacho Soup, 16 fl oz containers on sale for $3.25, reg. $3.75!

Also on sale at the Deli Counter are lunchtime classics: Boar's Head Honey Maple Ham at $8.49/lb, reg. $8.99 and Smoked Provolone, $4.99/lb, reg. $5.99!

Come on in and ask for a sample!

In The Grocery Aisle

New Flavors from Dr. Kracker:

We've got four new and unusual flavors of Dr. Kracker Culinary Crisps on sale for just $2.99. These new flavors include Hummus Maximus, Fire Roasted Crisps, Cherry Semolina and Apple Cinnamon Crisps. Based in Dallas, Dr Kracker has reached success across the country in natural grocery and specialty stores. Read more here!   Justin Merrifield, Grocery Buyer

I hope you have a great week!

Dan Gillotte

Wheatsville GM and e-mail guy