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Wellness Wednesday: Totally tomato recipes

Boy oh boy!

You guys don’t mess around when it comes to cooking with tomatoes! When we wrote about Bushel Boy tomatoes from Minnesota we asked for your best tomato-based recipes. And wow! We got some great responses! It didn’t seem right to keep those all to ourselves so we gathered up some of the tomato-inspired recipes you sent to us via this blog as well as Facebook and Twitter.

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Bushel Boy: Bright tomatoes red from Minnesota

The gray days of January and February can make the very vibrant months of summer — and all of their gardening glory — seem so far away. Nothing like a walk through the Festival Foods Produce Department to remind us of all the amazing the color that nature can produce.

Like those gorgeous deep red tomatoes on the vine? Well … those are from Minnesota!

Say hello to Bushel Boy tomatoes! We’re able to …

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All About Winter Squash

Winter Squash | Eat Well at Festival Foods

Isn’t winter squash pretty? I think so, too! :)

I love all fruits and vegetables, but winter squash is by far one of my favorites.

Pretty bold statement, eh?

Well, what’s not to love about a vegetable that is …

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Be a Brussels sprouts fan!

 

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Brussels sprouts don’t normally elicit a positive reaction from many people, which is what our dietitians love about them! We get the chance every fall and winter season to cook up more yummy recipes featuring Brussels sprouts. And every season, these recipes convert more and more people into Brussels sprouts lovers! Take, …

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Pumpkin Blowout: From the pumpkin patch to you

Pumpkin Blowout is our annual fall festival, but it’s about more than just picking out the perfect jack-o’-lantern.

It’s about freshly pressed apple cider and corn stalks and oddly shaped gourds. It’s about celebrating the amazing colors of fall produce — the oranges, greens and yellows of pumpkins, peppers and squash.

It’s about the bright fall sunshine, blue skies, white clouds and the crisp fall air. It’s about seeing how tall your kids are this …

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Happy fall: Peaking apples

Fall is officially here and that means it’s time to talk those fall favorites including a delicious item peaking this week: Honeycrisp Apples! We recently got a tour of the Oneida Apple Orchard, which not only grows the delicious fall staple for our Green Bay area stores, but it also presses apple cider.

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Celebrate Fruits & Veggies – More Matters® Month!

Do you love fruits and veggies? Do your kids love fruits and veggies? Does your family love fruits and veggies? Let’s celebrate!

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At Festival Foods, we love fruits and veggies, which is why we are proud supporters of the Fruits & Veggies – More Matters® Initiative. Fruits & Veggies – More Matters is a …

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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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Melon Mania

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Cantaloupe, Honeydew, Watermelon … what’s your favorite type of melon? Not only do melons have a delicious rich flavor, but they are also low in calories and fat. They contain a broad spectrum of nutrients, the highest being vitamins A and C. As you would guess, they are full of water, which is a bonus for …

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Addressing Food Waste

Did you know that each year in the United States alone over 60 million tons of food is wasted? That is a lot of grub! That’s also a big problem. At Festival Foods, we are committed to our green initiatives, which includes the repurposing of a lot of what was once – waste! Here are three major ways that Festival Foods is part of the food waste solution:

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