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Get a Little or Get a Lot- Buying Bulk is Easy as 1-2-3!

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Have you ever purchased any bulk foods from Festival’s Natural Foods Department? If not, please give it a try! There are many reasons to purchase Bulk Foods; here are just a few:

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What’s the hot product that everyone is buying?

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It’s Kale! Kale is certainly not a new item but anything containing kale certainly is certainly hot right now. Whether fresh, frozen or in the form of a snack, kale is flying off the shelves.

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May is Celiac Awareness Month

If you’re following a gluten-free diet, then Festival Foods has you covered! Not only do we have an extensive offering of gluten-free foods in our Natural & Organic department, but we make it easy for you to find the most nutritious foods at the best price! How do we do that? Well, to start we provide point-of-purchase nutrition information via the NuVal® Nutritional Scoring System for our guests! NuVal looks at over 30

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16 Ways to Use Quinoa

Quinoa has become a top-selling item in our Natural and Organic Foods department so I thought I would write a blog about what it is and ways to use it. My research led me to Anne at http://domesblissity.blogspot.com/. Her blog is excellent and this post about Quinoa is exactly what I was looking to write. I contacted her to see if I could just borrow her post rather than doing it all myself and she

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Gluten-Free Holiday

If you are serving a group of people during the holidays, chances are you will have a guest or two with a special needs diet. Gluten free, low-sodium, low-fat, lactose intolerant, shellfish and other food allergies are just a few challenges that the host/hostess might want to consider when menu planning. In addition you might also have vegans, vegetarians, or low carb eaters!

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Try a New Kind of Nog This Year!

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We’re quickly heading into the holiday season and the Natural Foods department is getting ready with some great beverages for you to enjoy.

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Are you Toxic? Do you clean, bathe, breathe, and eat? Then the answer is probably yes.

Pretty much everything is our life from our food, our lawns, our house and personal hygiene exposes us to chemicals. Some of these have immediate toxic effects but others are slower, staying in our bodies and becoming toxic after many years of exposure. Studies now show that this long term exposure is the culprit behind many cancers, allergies, and other human (and pet) health

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What the Freekeh?

Freekeh (pronounced free-ka) is a new super food and ingredient. It is ‘roasted green grains.’ Freekeh is a process and not the name of a grain variety. We might call it new but it was actually discovered around 2300 BC in the Eastern Mediterranean. It’s amazing how something that has been around for so long has just recently become a buzz in the United States.

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Crazy for Coconuts!

The coconut craze is in full swing and the varieties of coconut based products keeps growing. There has always been coconut water, coconut milk, coconut oil and even coconut flour, but now coconut sugar and coconut vinegar are being used on a regular basis.

What is coconut sugar?

Coconut sugar has gained popularity as both a health food and for

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Bulk Foods continues to grow!

Buying bulk foods continues to be the trend as consumers want to do their part to reduce waste both in packaging and the amount of food they throw away.

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