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Events /Produce

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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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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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

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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Eating Gluten Free /Meat & Seafood /Nutrition /Produce

Follow me for Gluten Free at Festival!

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If you’re a gluten free shopper, you know the drill when you’re grocery shopping. You know which products to avoid, and which departments have gluten free offerings.

For even more details about great must-have gluten free products in our stores, our registered dietitians Stephanie Schultz and Lauren Lindsley appeared this week on WFRV’s Local 5 Live to talk about some quality options.

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The Art of Eating an Artichoke

I can honestly say that, until recently, I have never prepared a fresh artichoke. I love using canned or jarred artichoke hearts in recipes, but fresh artichokes have always seemed a little intimidating. I’ve always been intrigued by fresh artichokes and decided to learn the art of eating an artichoke. Learn with me by watching the video below!

 

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Artichokes are unopened, edible flower buds. Choose plump artichoke heads with tightly closed leaves, …

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Asparagus in April!

When I see an abundance of vibrant green bundles of asparagus spears in our Produce Department, I know that spring is finally here! Asparagus is so fun and easy to prepare, and it’s packed with a wide array of nutrients, including potassium, fiber, folate, and vitamins C and A. With less than 4 calories per spear, there are lots of reasons to fill up on asparagus. Get in the springtime mood by watching Festival’s Dietitians …

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Cauliflower Trendy?!

It’s every Dietitian’s dream come true. Cauliflower is one of the trendiest foods of 2015 and for lots of good reasons! It’s packed with nutrients like vitamins C and K, fiber, potassium and phytonutrients, which may help lower cholesterol and reduce cancer risk. Cauliflower is the new, nutrition-packed “white food”! See what Festival’s Dietitians have to share about this trendy veggie by watching the video below.

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Have you tried an alligator pear?

With skin like an alligator and shape like a pear, avocados are a super nutrient-dense fruit! (Yes, they are a fruit, not a vegetable.) They are sodium and cholesterol free and packed with heart healthy fats, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fiber. Check out the video below where my fellow Festival Dietitian, Stephanie, and I share all about avocados! And, just in case you miss something, I’ve got the highlights below on our beloved alligator pear.

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