With Earth Day being celebrated tomorrow, we have a heartwarming story that corresponds with our commitment to help keep our Earth, and fisheries, sustainable! A special thank you to Johnstown, store #012 for making this story possible.
On March 27, 2023, the Johnstown seafood department noticed they had received a pregnant lobster. The store immediately took action. They isolated the lobster in the cooler, started making calls and writing emails to bring this lobster back to sea. After proper instruction, the store took the utmost, gentle care with this lobster and made sure she was safely and comfortably packed so she could be shipped back to Maine.
Once this lady was received, marine biologist Curt Brown cut a notch into one of her tail flippers, which signifies that she is a proven breeder. From here on out, she will be illegal to keep again, even after she releases her eggs. The lobster has been returned back to her home at sea.
Brown noted that the efforts made at Johnstown Price Chopper will result in 10,000 lobster eggs being released this spring! We are incredibly proud of our teammates for saving her life, and allowing thousands of baby lobsters to be born.
Thank you, Johnstown!
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. These 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 SeasonNow 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.