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From the farm: ‘We try to keep it as fresh as we possibly can.’

You’ve probably heard our ‘peak this week‘ slogan or maybe you’ve seen banners with that logo in our stores. We’ve also got a TV commercial that highlights what those words mean to us and — most importantly — what they mean to you.

Sure, that’s great to say, but does our company actually walk the talk? The answer is ‘Yes!’ And what better way to showcase not only the commitment to freshness but also to …

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The Dietitian’s Top Pick: Festival’s Sprouted Grain Breads

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Looking to get more out of your whole grains? Look no further than Festival’s new Sprouted Grain Breads from our bakery department.

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20 Minute Meals: Cajun Red Beans and Rice

If I had to name my favorite cuisine for any given time, it would be Creole. I love everything about the hot and spicy broths, the dirty rice, and the blend of vegetables and meats that create that unique flavor profile exclusive to the bayou region of Louisiana.

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Mythbuster Monday: Brown and purple hamburger meat

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That’s right! It’s Taco Tuesday. Or, Taco Monday … whatever works in your house.

So you’re all excited about an evening fiesta with ground beef and all the toppings (and maybe some margaritas) so you grab a package of fresh ground beef from your local Festival Foods store. When you open it, you find that the middle is a much different color than …

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Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread #festfoods

The only thing that can make chocolate even better is having the word “double” in front of it. And, let me tell you, this recipe is double chocolate heaven. Plus, it’s zucchini bread. Veggies, chocolate, dessert, oh my!

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How to Make a Reusable Plarn Bag

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In this age of locally sourced, eco-friendly, solar powered, hybrid, organic, low-flow and energy efficient everything, everyone who is anyone is looking for new ways to recycle, reuse and reduce.

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The Dietitian’s Top Pick: Game Day Chicken Grillers

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Whether it’s a summer barbecue or throwing the ultimate tailgate party, Wisconsinites know it’s just not complete without brats! But these traditional links come with a price – in terms of sodium and fat.

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Vanilla Bean Yogurt Cheesecake

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Have you ever made your own cheesecake? This cheesecake recipe is my absolute favorite, because it is made with vanilla Greek yogurt, which I absolutely love. I simply cannot resist!

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20 Minute Meals: Seared Tuna with Avocado Salsa

Seared Tuna with Avocado Salsa #festfoods

Some foods are just meant to go together, and in this case, those foods are tuna and avocado. This recipe is a wonderful example of why these ingredients are the ideal combination. Not only is this meal simple and quick, but it is also bursting with flavor! From the fresh, zesty avocado salsa, to the savory, juicy grilled tuna, this dish is …

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Mythbuster Monday: Hard brown sugar

So you’re in the baking aisle and you look over bags of brown sugar for that perfect cookie (or cookie bite) recipe.

But you notice that those brown sugar bags are hard. And you wonder: What’s the deal? And then: Is it OK to eat?

The short answer: Yes!

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The hardening happens because brown sugar is the well hydrated cousin of granulated sugar. …

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