January rings in the New Year and inspires us to evaluate targets and goals that will bring positive results to our lives. There is one change that would bring more wellbeing benefit to more people than almost any other – eating more fruits and vegetables! Only one in ten Americans eats enough to meet daily guidelines for health. We also see shoppers are seeking more organic items for many reasons, particularly because they know that since 2002, organic items meet strict USDA certification standards.
The USDA certification offers production insights and confidence to shoppers. As quoted in Food Insight’s “What is Organic” article, USDA notes that “organic products must be produced using agricultural production practices that foster resource cycling, promote ecological balance, maintain and improve soil and water quality, minimize the use of synthetic materials, and conserve biodiversity.” This is right in line with shopper aspirations to eat more mindfully, consider production impact and sustainability along with taste and health value.
You can always find high quality produce, proteins, and grocery items in our stores, including a huge selection of organic items. To help you enjoy more, now through January 28th, earn 3X AdvantEdge Rewards points on organic purchases that can help families bring more benefits to your table.
Organic product tags on our website can help you select organic items for pickup or delivery and explore products across our site that fuel your wellness routine. Check out our weekly flyer each week this month and look for our special organic shelf tags to find out which simple, seasonal organic items are ready for you to enjoy!
Happy New Year!
Happy Organic Month!
September is Organic Month, and here at Price Chopper and Market 32 we have an abundance of organic products including produce, cereal, spices, dairy, meat, and more! If you are interested in incorporating more organic products in your recipes, then you have come to the right place. Keep reading to discover what organic products are, and new recipes with some organic ingredients to incorporate at mealtimes.
What are Organic Animals and Plants?
Organic animals and plants are fed naturally and heavily regulated by the USDA to ensure only strictly enforced methods and approved substances are used when foods are grown and processed. The USDA is the regulating agency for Organic. For plants, that would include using organic seeds, managing weeds by tillage and cultivation practices and enhancing soil health via crop rotations and cover crops. For animals, it includes using 100% organic feed and maximizing pasture/outdoor access.
At Price Chopper and Market 32, we are proud to sell Full Circle Organic products. Full Circle’s Mission Statement is as follows:
“Our mission is to change the food system by providing a healthy, fresh alternative to industrial food. Large-scale agriculture often uses pesticides, herbicides, genetic modification and employs risky monoculture practices. Fresh, organic produce tastes better, is brimming with nutrients, and preserves our soil, our water, and the entire ecosystem. That’s why Full Circle fills every box with food that’s real and genuine.”
Check out our recipes that include some organic products:
Kicked Up Green Smoothie: This recipe is packed with delicious organic produce and dairy for an energizing smoothie!
White Chicken Chili: This hearty meal is bursting with flavor! Be sure to include Full Circle Oregano as well as other Full Circle spices.
Make-Ahead Hash Brown & Egg Bake: With the kids going back to school this Hash Brown and Egg Bake will be sure to power them through the morning!
Earn 3x Bonus Points on all organic purchases through Saturday, October 1st. And be sure to use promo code ‘ORGANIC’ at checkout when shopping on the Price Chopper website for $5 off your order of $50 or more thru 10/1.
ARNOLD ORGANIC BREADHere, at Arnold Bread, we’ve been proud bakers since the first day Dean and Berry Arnold baked their first loaf in 1940. We’ve always stood for using quality ingredients and our new organic and non-GMO breads that are free from artificial preservatives, colors or flavors are no different! Try new Arnold Organic Bread varieties – a choice that feels as good as it tastes! We have 3 delicious flavors – Rustic White, 100% Whole Grain and 22 Grains & Seeds. These breads are deliciously real – how bread should be! Look for Arnold Organic Breads in the Bread Aisle. Written by Jane Golub Director In-Store Marketing Programs October 15, 2017
DOLE ORGANICSAfter 167 years of trusting DOLE, fall in love with new refreshing DOLE Organic Frozen Fruit. DOLE’s family tradition is simple – bring the sweetest juiciest sun-ripened fruit from the farm to your home – so that you can nourish your family with the best that nature has to offer. For over four generations, DOLE has been committed to the environment, their growers and the communities in which they operate. To learn how, please visit doleintlcsr.com. DOLE Organics are available in the following varieties: Pineapple Chunks Blueberries Strawberries Mango Chunk Look for Dole Organics in the Frozen Fruit section of the Frozen Food aisle. Written by Jane Golub Director In-Store Marketing Programs July 23, 2017
Offers premium cuts of organic vegetables in an affordable 10 oz. steam in bag
Harvested at the peak of perfection and quick frozen to lock in vitamins and nutrients
Look for Hanover Organics in the Frozen Vegetable aisleWritten by Jane N. Golub Director In-Store Marketing Programs
HIDDEN VALLEY PASTA SALAD MIXESIn need of the perfect side dish or a unique twist on your everyday pasta? Then try the new Hidden Valley Pasta Salad mixes. They are super easy to make and loaded with delicious herbs and spices. Get creative and add your own touches such as grilled chicken, cheddar cheese or fresh chopped veggies to make this more like a meal than a side dish. Try all of the three varieties: Southwest Ranch, zesty Homestyle Italian and savory Original Ranch. Bring the taste of the Original Ranch from the valley to your table. A delicious addition to salads, veggies and even meats. Hidden Valley made it first. Hidden Valley made it right. Look for Hidden Valley Pasta Salad Mixes in the Boxed Prepared section.
HORIZON SNACK CRACKERS & GRAHAMSKids love snacks, but moms and dads are looking for more products made with simple, delicious and responsibly produced ingredients! Introducing new Horizon Snack Crackers and Grahams. The good news is that Horizon snacks have a touch of Real Fruit and Veggies baked inside. The Snack Grahams are baked with a touch of real Pear and Sweet Potatoes and contain 8g Whole Grains per serving. The Snack Crackers are baked with a touch of real carrots and real Horizon Organic Cheese. Kids snack on average three times per day. Snacks account for more than 27% of children’s caloric intake so why not make it something that is good for them? Look for Horizon 70% Organic Cheddar Snack Crackers, 70% Organic Original Snack Crackers, 70 % Organic Honey Snack Grahams and 70% Organic Chocolate Snack Grahams in the Natural aisle.
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. Interrupcion* and Price Chopper invite you to taste fresh, flavorful, Fair Trade Organic blueberries. We want to let you know you’re getting the best product out there at a good price and you’re doing something good too! Interrupcion* works with family farmers in Latin America to ensure the protection of our earth by employing sustainable agricultural practices and organic and biodynamic farming methods with the highest levels of food-safety. We eliminate the use of harmful chemicals and GMOs, and we safeguard our land and water resources for future harvests and generations. All our products are Social & Fairtrade Certified, which guarantees a minimum price for producers, fair pay for workers, and safe, dignified working conditions on farms. Every TASTE ME DO GOOD* product generates a small Social Premium that gets invested in producing communities, and adds up to big positive impact for workers and their families. For example, workers on Interrupcion* Member blueberry farms in Linares, Chile have generated over $23,500 in Social Premiums in 2011-2012 and have utilized this money to: • Construct and rebuild houses for community members whose homes were destroyed or lost in the 2010 earthquake. One 12-member family (3 members of which are farm workers) that were homeless in the aftermath of the earthquake received a brand-new house • Rebuild the church in Chanco, Chile that was destroyed by the earthquake • Purchase notebooks, shoes and school supplies for children in the community • Provide dental care and disease prevention workshops • Purchase low-cost medicine and First Aid supplies • Purchase bicycles for workers (2 mile commute to work) • Improve the local school by planting grass and a garden • Sponsor workshops on recycling, composting and organic farming • Create a greenhouse for organic seedlings In response to the cycle of poverty that are historically faced by the local indigenous Mapuche communities in Villarica, Chile Interrupcion* Member farms practice conscientious hiring to spur economic development and fuel opportunity expansion in the area. With over $6000 generated in social premiums workers have invested funds to: • Install indoor plumbing and hot water, thereby dramatically improving sanitation and overall health within the community • Purchase blankets and supplies for both the local nursing home and families with young children • Provide trashcans for all homes in the community • Install potable water for a member of the community who still did not have access to safe drinking water since the 2010 earthquake • Purchase bicycles for workers, thereby reducing time spent on transportation to and from the farm • Paying school and matriculation fees for children in the community, enabling more children to attend school and higher education institutions • Purchase TV / DVD player / projector for the community center where gatherings, talks, and events take place • Purchase soccer equipment for children in the community This is what we’re all about at interrupcion*: guaranteeing fair pay and safe work for the people harvesting the foods we enjoy and greater sustainability for the earth we all share. We are pleased to give you the option with Price Chopper to buy a fantastic product and make the world a better place at the same time. We think it’s good*. We hope you enjoy. Join the movement, Taste Me Do Good* on Facebook Written by Jane N. Golub Director In-Store Marketing Programs DOVE MEN + CARE The Dove Men + Care Face Range is designed to care for men’s skin in three steps – Cleanse, Shave and Finish – to effortlessly fit his grooming routine and leave his skin feeling clean, smooth and hydrated. The Face Range offers a variety of specific solutions designed for men’s different skin types and to address men’s most common skin concerns – skin dryness, sensitive skin, looking tired, blocked pores or blemishes and oily skin.
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