Saturday, April 09, 2011

Strawberries, Springtime, recipes and allergy relief!

Hi Wheatsville friends and fans!

Hope you are having an excellent weekend!




Every week, Wheatsville staff picks the product we're most excited about right now! And for the second week in a row, we found the One Big Thing in the produce department. Once you try POTEET STRAWBERRIES, you'll understand why!


What do we like about POTEET STRAWBERRIES?


1)         Locally grown at family owned and operated Oak Hill Farms in Poteet, Texas.

2)         And speaking of Poteet, it's the strawberry capital of the Lone Star State!

3)         Not sprayed with pesticides—grown with organic fertilizer.


If you want to learn more about the story behind POTEET STRAWBERRIES, check out the Oak Hill Farm profile on Farm-to-Table:


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Celebrate Passover with our help (including some nice wines…)

Hot bar open later and other deliciousness deli news

Humanely raised brisket, sustainable fish and a trout recipe

New Sheep's Milk yogurt

Bulk up for the Earth

Cheese island development

Seasonal beer

Pop goes the corn!

7th Generation deal and other Co+op Deals

Facial care demo

Allergy relief and Vega products on sale!


Passover Items at Wheatsville!

For the first time ever, we are happy to be able to offer Passover items at the co-op. Look for the display near register 6 featuring classic favorites such as Manischewitz Matzo Crackers, Gefilte Fish and Matzo Meal as well as comfort foods like Wide Egg Noodles, Pasta Sauce and Stuffing Mix. We are also excited to offer Yehuda Gluten Free Matzo Crackers! All items are Kosher for Passover. We were only able to get limited quantities and unfortunately some of the items featured in the Wheatsville Breeze Newspaper ended up being unavailable, so if you see a must-have in the store, grab it while you can! Let us know if you would like to see one of your favorites next year and we hope you have a good Passover season!


Kosher wines for Passover! 

Recanati Cabernet Sauvignon and Recanati Chardonnay are not only Kosher for Passover, they are also delicious! About the Cabernet, Wine Enthusiast says,"The heady and intense bouquet is loaded with black plum, berry and cassis fruit aromas along with melted dark chocolate. Medium weight with dusty tannins and flavors of cherry skin and sweet spice that linger through the finish. Drink now. 88 Points!" A rating like that calls for a L'Chaim!


New Sales and Tasty Dishes in the Deli!


Our big news in the Deli this week is extended hours for our Hot Bar! That's right, every day we will be running the hot bar from 11am-8pm with no breaks! Tex-Mex Tuesday, Wheat-Free Indian Wednesday, Fish Fry-Day and Sunday Brunch are just some of the wonderful hot meals we have planned for you! So no matter what time you get hungry, from 11-8 we will have delicious, hot food ready for you!

As the weather keeps getting warmer, our cool Deli drinks are more popular than ever! So much so that we are now featuring a Grab'n'Go Beverage Box in front of the Deli Counter filled with our icy beverages for you to grab with no wait! Expect to see our fruity, allergy-crushing Gingerade, infamously eye-opening Iced Coffee Toddy and the oh-so-pink and refreshing Hibiscus Mint Iced Tea! Remember, our locally sourced, spicy Chai Tea is just $1.69 a cup for owners right now!

Now is the time to try our new Iced Agave Latte! Organic, fair-trade espresso is freshly brewed with your choice of organic milk, lightly sweetened with local agave & chilled for a cool, springtime pick-me-up! This is a winner!

Our Just Peachy Smoothie is fantastic – organic almond butter, cinnamon & vanilla add awesomeness to this peach cobbler-style frozen drink! & it's even on sale for owners right now, just $3.99, reg. $4.99!

Sweet Serrano Salsa is back! Sweet peaches & spicy serranos are mixed with vine-ripened tomatoes, fresh cilantro & red onions! This addictive salsa will keep you dipping chip after chip after chip!

Curry Lime Chicken Salad, gorgeous and silky as ever, is on sale for owners, just $10.99/lb, reg. $11.99. Grab a pound to go, or make it into an awesome custom sandwich at the counter!

Also on sale for owners are our Bakery's buttery, chocolaty Oatmeal Fudge Bars, just $1.99, reg. $2.49! Thick, truffley fudge filling is sandwiched between two layers of brown sugar oat streusel! Get your hands on one before they're gone!

Another new item in our Bakery that we're excited about are our vegan Blueberry Bran Muffins! These tasty beauties are moist and packed with fiber! We bake a variety of muffins every morning and sample them often at our Deli Counter, so come on in and try something new!

Classic cold cuts on sale: Boar's Head Turkey Pastrami at $9.49/lb, reg. $9.99 and Muenster Cheese, $4.99/lb, reg. $5.99! Stock that fridge!


From the world of meat

It's time to talk Brisket. New to the store is Niman Ranch Brisket @ $5.99/lb. We also have a Market Trimmed Brisket @ $8.99/lb if you are shopping for something a little smaller than a whole Brisket. If Local is your thing, we have also got both of these options in Windy Bar Ranch Brisket @ $6.99/lb for a whole, and the Market Trimmed @ $ 9.99/lb.

For those of you that observe Lent (well, actually for every fish fan!) we will be running sales on some of our sustainable seafood.                                                     

First, we have Yellowfin Tuna on sale @ $8.59/lb. reg 10.99/lb., running through April 22.

Every Friday until Easter it's Fish Fridays.  We have Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon on sale @ $16.99/lb. reg $ 17.99/lb. For something a little more versatile in the kitchen, try some Arctic Cod on sale for $12.99/lb reg. $14.99/lb. While you're there, check out some of our other sustainable seafood, like Trollerpoint Coho Salmon Steaks and fillets, or Halibut. New to the fish case is whole boned Rainbow Trout @$9.99/lbs. This trout is farmed in Idaho and is sustainable. Over in the Wheatsville blog I have left a couple of whole trout recipes for the grill.


In the freezer and on Coop Deals are Shelton's Turkey Breakfast Links and Turkey Sausage Patties, both $3.99 reg. $4.99.

If you're looking to prepare for Passover, ask us about our Lamb. We can prepare Leg of Lamb Roasts or Lamb Shoulder Roasts. We also have Lamb shank bones in the freezer.

For Easter we will also have several Niman Ranch Ham options.


Refrigerated News!

This month we are featuring a brand new sheep's milk yogurt from old Chatham sheep herding company and they will be on sale all month long! They are regularly $2.39 and for April they are $1.99 so stop on by the dairy case and give them a try!!!


Celebrate Earth Day with the Bulk Department!

With Earth Day coming up later this month I'd like to remind you all of the Earth-friendly virtues of shopping in bulk!  There are many ways that shopping in bulk is environmentally conscious, the most obvious of which is reduced packaging.  If you're concerned with the amount of packaging you are using, as many folks are, a great way to combat this is by re-using your own containers from home.  From cereal to pasta to peanut butter to coffee, you can greatly cut down on waste by re-using your own containers over and over again!  (You also get a 5¢ discount for every container you use)  So the next time you're shopping with the planet in mind, be sure to stop by the Bulk department!


Cheese Island

We just did a re-organization of Cheese Island; our intention was to make it easier to shop. We wanted to group like cheeses with like cheeses, so we put cheddars with cheddars and the Gouda with Gouda and so on. There was an exception as all the local cheeses will be in a group. If you don't see something you're looking for, just ask a staff person, the deli counter folks will be happy to help you, too!


We have a new product on our shelves and it's local. We are now carrying Wateroak Farms' Skim Milk Goat Feta it is $8.99 for an 8 oz. tub.

We have a Four Cheese Ravioli from Pasta and Company. It is delicious. Bring some home for dinner.


We have our in-house packaged Fetas on sale. The Domestic Cow's Milk Feta is on sale for $4.99/lb, regularly $6.29/lb. Romainian Sheep's Milk Feta is on sale for $5.99/lb, regularly $7.99/lb. And Bulgarian Sheeps Milk Feta is on sale for $6.29/lb, regularly $7.29/lb

Also, we have our Port Salut on sale for $13.99/lb, regularly $17.99/lb.


Sierra Nevada Summerfest  is here!  Summerfest is a refreshing, pilsner-style lager. Its incredible smoothness comes from an extra-long lagering period. Lighter in body than other Sierra Nevada  ales but just as complex in character, Summerfest  quenches your thirst with big aroma and a tangy hop bite.


Popcorn Indiana Kettlecorn is on sale for just $2.79 per bag, reg $3.89!  This is a great deal for such huge bags of popcorn!  The four available flavors are: Aged White Cheddar, Bacon Ranch (vegetarian-does NOT contain bacon!), Original Kettlecorn and Touch of Sea Salt Kettlecorn (sweet and salty!).  On Sale thru Tuesday, April 12th, don't miss out on this super sale!  Why eat popcorn?


Seventh Generation super deal!

The 100oz Seventh Generation Liquid Laundry Detergent is the number one selling laundry detergent at Wheatsville Co+op. So we have put it on sale! There are three varieties to choose from: White Flower & Bergamot Citrus, Free & Clear and Blue Eucalyptus & Lavender. All three varieties are 2x concentrated and are effective in both high-efficiency and standard machines. All 100oz varieties are on sale for $10.99 reg. $14.99. Click here for more Co+op Deals valid Wednesday, March 30th – Tuesday, April 12th!



     If you're a fan of the locally made Ann Webb facial line it's time to stock up now!  For the entire month of April Wheatsville will be featuring the entire line at a 20% discount… Wow!  We will also have the lovely Brooke from Ann Webb here in the store doing a product demo on April 22nd, from 4-6 PM.  So stop by and say hello and try out some of these fabulous products! Anne Webb on the web!


From Aisle 6 – DEALS!

Oak and mold are at high levels right now in the Austin area and if you are an allergy sufferer we have a deal for YOU!

We have Texas Allergy Formula from Ginger Webb's Texas Medicinals on sale 25% off! You can get the 1 oz size for $8.19 and the 2 oz size for $13.79!

We have all Vibrant Health items on sale 20% off right now! You can get a 30-day supply of the popular Green Vibrance for $39.19 or a 60-day supply for $69.99 now through April 12th.

This is the last week to pick up Brendan Brazier's Vega product on sale! Get your favorite flavor of Vega Health Optimizer for $55.99 for a large sized container (regular price $69.99) or $31.99 for the smaller size (normally 39.99)! This amazing sale ends April 13th.


Have a great week!

Dan Gillotte

Wheatsville GM and e-mail guy


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