Written By: Ellie Wilson, MS, RD  Senior Nutritionist, Price Chopper Supermarkets “Cool as a cucumber” – you can be all that enjoying the farm- fresh cucumbers in the stores right now from farmers like Walter Czajkowski and Mary McNamara at Plainville Farm in Plainville, CT. Cucumbers have a clean, mild flavor and they can star or be a supporting player in salads, salsas, and pickles. Have you ever made your own pickles? It is so easy – try Mary’s easy bread and butter pickle recipe. Everything you need, including the mason jars, are in your store. Sterilize 3 jars by covering them in boiling water for 10 minutes. Allow to cool. Pack cucumbers and onions in layers a wide mouth mason jar. Mix remaining ingredients and pour over the vegetables. Store in the refrigerator. For the first 2 days shake jar to mix well. Enjoy! Those same cucumbers are great in a cucumber and onion salad – just slice cucumbers and onions thinly (try sweet onions for this salad!). Add Ken’s Light Italian dressing and serve. Couldn’t be easier! kens-logo-presentation Summer is also grilling time, so putting together a quick and easy grilled meal for friends and family is fun and fresh! Peppers are also coming in – our friends at Blackhorse farms have beautiful peppers in the stores, and they can be enjoyed in this super summer recipe from Eating Well. The shrimp is on sale, and all of the ingredients are waiting for you. http://pricechopper.com/recipes/9816/Grilled-Shrimp-Cocktail-with-Yellow-Gazpacho-Salsa Delicious, and my favorite part – it is all really good and good for you. Enjoy!
Written by Jane N. Golub
 Director In-Store Marketing Programs
 

            FARMER’S GARDEN by VLASIC

Farmer’s Garden by Vlasic, a new line of farm fresh artisanal pickles, is available in the Pickle aisle.  Inspired by the homemade tradition of the brand’s pioneering founder, Joseph Vlasic, the Farmer’s Garden recipe uses fresh, hand-packed ingredients that are free of artificial flavors, colors or preservatives. Each jar of Farmer’s Garden is hand-packed with fresh extra-large U.S. grown cucumbers marinated in a special brine and paired with carefully selected garlic, carrots, peppers, herbs and spices for an authentic flavor experience. The classic mason style jar packaging showcases the honesty of the ingredients and all the goodness packed inside.  Farmer’s Garden by Vlasic is available in five delicious varieties: Kosher Dill Spears, Kosher Dill Spears, Zesty Garlic Chips, Bread & Butter Chips and Deli Style Halves.

LIPTON TEA & HONEY

Lipton is on a mission to inspire people to live on the bright side of life, everyday, all day!

Consumers are increasingly opting for “better for you” beverages – and tea with its perceived goodness has clear competitive advantages versus many other beverages.  Lipton Tea & Honey offers the benefits consumers are looking for: made with Real Tea, sweetened with honey, made from natural fruit flavor, contains no added preservatives and no artificial flavor or coloring.  And it’s only 5 calories! Lipton Tea & Honey is made from Black and Green Tea with six great flavors to choose from – including a Decaf offering.  Lipton Tea & Honey is available in 6 / 10 count to go sticks flavors and 4 / 6 count pitcher flavors.  You can find Lipton Tea & Honey in the Tea aisle.
Written by Jane N. Golub
 Director In-Store Marketing Programs
 

            FARMER’S GARDEN by VLASIC

Farmer’s Garden by Vlasic, a new line of farm fresh artisanal pickles, is available in the Pickle aisle.  Inspired by the homemade tradition of the brand’s pioneering founder, Joseph Vlasic, the Farmer’s Garden recipe uses fresh, hand-packed ingredients that are free of artificial flavors, colors or preservatives. Each jar of Farmer’s Garden is hand-packed with fresh extra-large U.S. grown cucumbers marinated in a special brine and paired with carefully selected garlic, carrots, peppers, herbs and spices for an authentic flavor experience. The classic mason style jar packaging showcases the honesty of the ingredients and all the goodness packed inside.  Farmer’s Garden by Vlasic is available in five delicious varieties: Kosher Dill Spears, Kosher Dill Spears, Zesty Garlic Chips, Bread & Butter Chips and Deli Style Halves.

LIPTON TEA & HONEY

Lipton is on a mission to inspire people to live on the bright side of life, everyday, all day!

Consumers are increasingly opting for “better for you” beverages – and tea with its perceived goodness has clear competitive advantages versus many other beverages.  Lipton Tea & Honey offers the benefits consumers are looking for: made with Real Tea, sweetened with honey, made from natural fruit flavor, contains no added preservatives and no artificial flavor or coloring.  And it’s only 5 calories! Lipton Tea & Honey is made from Black and Green Tea with six great flavors to choose from – including a Decaf offering.  Lipton Tea & Honey is available in 6 / 10 count to go sticks flavors and 4 / 6 count pitcher flavors.  You can find Lipton Tea & Honey in the Tea aisle.