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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!

celiac awareness #festfoods

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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Cauliflower

cauliflower #festfoodsCauliflower is trendy and in season! Who has heard about making cauliflower into a steak, pizza crust, or mashed? I must say each and every recipe I tried in this blog is amazing! I have to credit my daughter Nicole for turning me into a vegetable steak fan. Nicole is 27 years old and she is into her garden and cooking like an old pro. She …

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Fall Has Fallen!

With summer in our rear view mirror our produce departments have turned their attention to fall and our fall items.

We are busy preparing for our 18th Annual Pumpkin Blowout; this is my favorite event and also my favorite day of the year because I get to spend the day outside working and interacting with all our guests. Some years it is cold and rainy and other years I come home with a sunburn but …

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Spring has sprung for our local produce!

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This spring got off to a late start and couldn’t decide whether or not it wanted to stay but our local growers are finally able to get into their fields. The weather has been tough to take for a number of reasons and it put our local growers behind on getting their crops planted.

Because of this crazy weather we can expect the local …

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Produce Weather Alert!

Many of you have probably seen the video from Los Angeles of people complaining about the “deep freeze” and most of us laughed that they are wearing arctic clothing when the temps dropped to 50. While we hardy folks in Wisconsin can handle the cold, many areas of the country have never experienced the frigid weather they have been hit with. …

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