Nutrition /Produce
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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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Eating Gluten Free /Food Safety /Nutrition /Produce
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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 hydration in the summertime!

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Bakery /Food Safety /Produce
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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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Eating Gluten Free /Nutrition /Produce
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Herb Your Enthusiasm!

Herb You Enthusiasm! #festfoods

Parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme – not just a Simon & Garfunkel album. Not just ingredients to skip over in a recipe. Not just components of a homeopathic tincture remedy. No way, folks. Herbs make a much bigger impact on flavor, health, and nutrition than we realize. Let’s talk about it.

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Events /Produce
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Farm to Festival

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It’s early morning across the great state of Wisconsin. You pull yourself out of bed and begin the hustle and bustle of the day. But something’s different this time. Spring has sprung and the smell of fresh rain lingers in the air. You’ve got an urge to visit the Festival Foods parking lot but you’re not sure why.

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Grover likes blueberries. Do your kids?

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Getting adults to eat their fruits and vegetables is a difficult task. Getting kids to eat their fruits and vegetables takes difficulty to whole new level. In the world we live in today, eating fruits and vegetables (which we like to call FNV) is simply just not as glamorous and exciting as eating the newest flavor of chips on the shelf, or cookies endorsed …

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Eating Gluten Free /Nutrition /Produce
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It’s the Season for Stone Fruits

June marks the season for stone fruits, and we have a great assortment of California ripe peaches, nectarines, plums and cherries waiting for you at your local Festival Foods store. Peaches, nectarines, plums, apricots, and cherries are referred to as “stone fruits” because the seed is very large and hard. But don’t let the large seed fool you, stone fruits contain many vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C and vitamin A, which helps maintain healthy …

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Eating Gluten Free /Produce /The Dietitian’s Top Pick
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The Dietitian’s Top Pick: Fresh Cut Pineapple

The Dietitian’s Top Pick: Fresh Cut Pineapple #festfoods

Have you seen Big Bird, Elmo and Cookie Monster by your favorite fruits and vegetables at Festival Foods? Festival has recently joined the eat brighter!™ movement, which is a unique and powerful partnership with Sesame Workshop and Produce Marketing Association, in collaboration with the Partnership for a Healthier America, that encourages kids ages 2–5 to eat more fresh fruits …

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Produce
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eat brighter!™ with your friends at Festival Foods!

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As a Festival dietitian, I am so excited to announce that we have joined the national movement to eat brighter!™ with fresh fruits and vegetables! If you stop by the produce department in one of our 20 Festival Foods stores across the state, you may see some familiar faces by the baby carrots, apples, broccoli and other fresh fruits and veggies. And, if you don’t notice …

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Grocery /Natural Foods /Produce
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Construction at our De Pere store

If you shop our De Pere location, you’re likely noticing a few ‘pardon our dust’ signs when you come into the store as well as a large fence in the parking lot.

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That’s because we’ve got a lot of great things on the way.

Our commitment to bringing our guests an excellent selection of natural and organics products, which includes many gluten …

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