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Mark Skogen Honored as 2014 Grocer of the Year

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MARK SKOGEN

HONORED AS

2014 GROCER OF THE YEAR

 

Madison WI – Mark Skogen, President and CEO of Skogen’s Festival Foods, received a big surprise when he headed to the associate break room for lunch and was greeted by a cake- carrying Wisconsin Grocers Association President Brandon Scholz and Jeff Mc Clure

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Festival Foods to Open New Store in Mount Pleasant

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Festival Foods has announced they will be expanding their business to Mount Pleasant, WI, in late 2014.

Festival Foods announced that it intends to remodel a vacant building located at 5740 Washington Ave. This vacant building was previously home to a Sentry Foods grocery store that has since gone out of business. Festival Foods plans to renovate the building

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The Dietitian’s Top Pick: Brownberry® 100% Whole Wheat Sandwich Thins®

Brownberry® 100% Whole Wheat Sandwich Thins® #FestfoodsDid you know that Seymour, Wisconsin is the official Home of the Hamburger? Charlie Nagreen (known as Hamburger Charlie) was born in Hortonville, Wisconsin in 1870. At age 15, he traveled 20 miles north to Seymour to sell meatballs at the fair. The meatball was easy to assemble and Charlie knew people would be hungry after

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Eat Well Wednesday: Grilled Fish Tacos with Fresh Peach Salsa

Grilled Fish Tacos with Fresh Peach Salsa #festfoodsHave you made any seafood on the grill yet this summer? If not, you’re definitely missing out! Grilled fish and seafood has awesome flavor, is incredibly versatile, and cooks up in matter of minutes. In the mood for shrimp? Give these Chipotle Shrimp Tacos with Avocado Salsa or Grilled Shrimp & Peach Kabobs a try.

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Chipotle Shrimp Tacos with Avocado Salsa and Lime Crema

Chipotle Shrimp Tacos #festfoods

I am in the mood for Mexican food, and what better way to enjoy it than with tacos! Instead of going with traditional tacos, I felt inspired by a chilled avocado soup I make every summer. It is topped with smokey shrimp and lime and is the most delicious and refreshing Mexican-inspired dish I have ever had. So,

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Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding with Raspberry-Cashew Cream

Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding #festfoods

I was a little skeptical when I first saw chia seed pudding. It does, in fact, have a very interesting appearance. I’ve used chia seeds in smoothies, yogurt and oatmeal for an extra pop of crunch and fiber, but was hesitant to try the pudding {even though it resembles tapioca, and boy do I love tapioca}!

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Eat Well Wednesday: Beer Glazed Chicken Brat Skewers

Beer Glazed Chicken Brat Skewers #festfoods

Now that we’re about halfway into summer, are you finding yourself in a grilling rut too?? We’ve had plenty of time to cook up the standard burgers, brats, and hot dogs, so it’s time to freshen things up with a new recipe!

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The Dietitian’s Top Pick: Dole® Fruit Smoothie Shakers

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I’m a big fan of smoothies, especially in the warm, summer months. Smoothies serve as a great breakfast on-the-go, mid-afternoon pick-me-up, or post work-out snack. I enjoy coming up with new creations using all sorts of ingredients, like frozen yogurt, peanut butter, flaxseed meal, orange juice and a variety of fresh, summer fruits and veggies. (Yes… I said veggies! Check out this

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The Dietitian’s Top Pick: Triscuit Brown Rice Baked with Sweet Potato & Roasted Sweet Onion Crackers

Triscuit Brown Rice Baked with Sweet Potato & Roasted Sweet Onion Crackers #festfoodsWho doesn’t love a good summertime snack? With pool days, barbecues, campfires and sporting events, we have plenty of good reasons to snack during the summer. When shopping for my most recent outdoor gathering, a new cracker caught my eye: Triscuit Brown Rice Baked with Sweet Potato & Roasted Sweet Onion.

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Yukon Gold Hash with Leeks, Greens and Over-Easy Eggs

Yukon Gold Hash #festfoods

There is nothing quite as satisfying as a meal that uses simple ingredients, is quick to make, and tastes delicious! Hash (sautéed potatoes and veggies, often made with meat too) is one of my favorite ways to accomplish this. By dicing up my favorite seasonal veggies and cooking them with golden potatoes, I can have a nutritious and

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