Written By: Joe Berman Manager of Corporate Social Responsibility, LEED AP BD&C 475673255 For 83 years, Price Chopper has been an integral part of the communities in which we do business.   At the core of our values is a deep and long-held belief that what is good for the community is good for the company.  We sponsor little league teams, concerts and fireworks displays, hold parades and donate food and time.  We work directly to improve schools, revitalize neighborhoods, build green buildings, adopt emerging technologies and share knowledge, expertise and best practices.  Through hard work and dedication we have become a trusted partner in the day-to-day lives of our customers and in so much of what goes on in the communities that we serve.  However, we have never really told the full story of what we do, why we do it and who our efforts most directly benefit. As spring is a time for inspired and fresh beginnings, this Earth Day, Price Chopper would like to break the ice and start a new conversation.  We would like to share this part of our story in the hopes that it informs, educates, inspires and fosters a real and important dialogue with our customers and the communities that we serve!  This site has been developed to provide information on who we are, as an Environmentally Sustainable and Socially Responsible Company.  With that I would like to welcome you all to the brand new Price Chopper Corporate Social Responsibility website!  Please feel free to share your ideas, insights and feedback. We would love to hear from you!! Best, Be Well and Be Green, Joe Berman Manager of Corporate Social Responsibility, LEED AP BD&C

Want To Try a Really Great Tomato?

If you haven’t tried Santa Sweets® Authentic Grape Tomatoes, or UglyRipe® Tomatoes, you’re in for a real surprise.  Santa Sweets Grape Tomatoes are so tasty, kids eat them by the handful right out of the package.  Santa Sweets UglyRipe® Heirloom Tomatoes offer that familiar old-fashioned, hearty tomato taste and meaty, beefsteak flesh like home-grown tomatoes. 521618_506437936060075_1715234041_nThese tomato varieties can help punch your favorite recipes up, too.  UglyRipes are so succulent, a routine BLT becomes a special event!  UglyRipes raise the standard Caprese salad to a new level.  Try quickly grilling an UglyRipe before slicing to serve on your grilled burgers.  Or serve them all by themselves in wedges with a drizzle of olive oil and a pinch of salt and pepper. The Authentic Grape Tomatoes are the perfect base for a simple but yummy sauce.  Slice a couple of handfuls in half lengthwise, sauté them in olive oil with a dash of salt, pepper, and dried Italian herbs, and then pour the contents of the pan — including the juices — over roasted or grilled skinless chicken or turkey breast. Try roasting them whole in a hot (400°F) oven with a little minced garlic, olive oil, a pinch of dried Italian herbs, and a dash of salt and pepper for a few minutes until they soften and the skins pop.  Then pour the entire dish over slices of a grilled beef or salmon steak. For a delectable twist on Caprese salad, try Caprese kabobs:  Thread a tomato, a fresh mozzarella cheese ball about the same size as the tomato, and a basil leaf on a skewer. Continue until the skewer is full.  In a small bowl, whisk together a little olive oil and balsamic or red wine vinegar.  Drizzle this mixture over the kabobs just before serving.  Looking for even more recipe ideas?  Visit www.santasweets.com.

Why Are Santa Sweets Tomatoes So Good?

Santa Sweets was the first company to market grape tomatoes in the United States, so they know a thing or two about their tomatoes.  First, Santa Sweets only selects the most flavorful tomato seed varieties to grow.  Santa Sweets Tomatoes are naturally non-GMO, grown directly in the soil and sunshine of open fields and left on the vine to ripen.  Once ripe, Santa Sweets Tomatoes are hand-picked and hand-packed for immediate shipping. What’s more, Santa Sweets farms are strategically located throughout North America so there’s always a growing season year-round — and they are packed to order and shipped fresh every day.

Grow Santa Sweets Famous Varieties in Your Garden This Season

Now you can grow your own Santa Sweets Tomatoes right in your own backyard!  Look for the rack of UglyRipe and Authentic Grape Tomato Plants in the floral section and in a few weeks, you can walk out your back door to hand-pick your own yummy Santa Sweets tomatoes for the freshest possible dishes.