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Jane’s New Items

Written by Jane N. Golub
Director In-Store Marketing Programs

GENERAL MILLS CHEX POPPED MIX 

chexWhether you are looking to wow your party guests or just sit down with a tasty snack, the answer has always been the same: Chex Mix!  Now the Chex Mix you’ve grown up with brings a new twist to the party.

Introducing CHEX MIX POPPED!  Chex Mix Popped combines the Chex Mix you love with Popcorn to create a delicious and light snacking treat.  And at only 120 calories per serving and with 60% less fat than regular Potato Chips, Chex Mix Popped is a crunchy snack option without the guilt.

Chex Mix Popped comes in Sweet & Salty and White Cheddar Varieties to satisfy all your snacking desires.

Look for Chex Mix Popper in the Snack Aisle.

NEWMAN’S OWN GREEK YOGURT

            Since the early 1980’s, Newman’s Own has created deliciously unique, high quality products.  It all started withtimthumb Newman’s Own Salad Dressing, but their portfolio has since grown to include microwave popcorn, lemonades and juices, pasta sauce, salsa and frozen pizza and entrees.  Now they are introducing their newest creation, Newman’s Own Greek Yogurt!

For Newman’s Own Greek Yogurt, we’re all about the fruit – our high quality fruit makes us deliciously different!

Our All Natural Greek Nonfat Yogurt starts with big pieces of real fruit on the bottom.  Stir it up for a delicious breakfast or wholesome snack!  Try all five varieties:

Blueberry, Strawberry, Pineapple, Peach and Black Cherry.

And remember, like all of their products, with Newman’s Own Yogurt you can be assured that all profits go to charity!  Since 1982, they have donated over $400,000,000 to charity!  Look for Newman’s Own Greek Yogurt in the Dairy aisle.

Jane’s New Items

Written by Jane N. Golub
Director In-Store Marketing Programs

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Start your day with the tasty crunch of New Honey Bunches of Oats Morning Energy Cereal.

It’s full of crispy flakes, crunchy oat clusters and a touch of wildflower honey.  It’s packed with 6g of protein, over two-thirds of your day’s whole grain* and 5g of Fiber per serving to help get you going and keep you going.

New Honey Bunches of Oats Morning Energy is offered in two tasty varieties – Cinnamon Crunch and Chocolaty Almond Crunch.  Look for Honey Bunches of Oats Morning Energy in the Cereal aisle.

*Nutritionists recommend at least 3 servings of whole grain foods each day (about 16g per serving or 48g per day).

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                San Giorgio is great pasta that makes perfect meals…..every time.

Started by a young Italian immigrant in 1914 and then continuing the business under the leadership of his five sons, San Giorgio can be found throughout the United States – and is now at Price Chopper!

They have something for your whole family with Angel Hair, Bow Ties, Elbows, Penne, Rigatoni, Spaghetti, Thin Spaghetti and Rotini.  Did you know that the consumption of pasta increases the level of a chemical called serotonin in the body?  Serotonin is used by the brain to trigger positive feelings, so eating pasta makes you feel good!

Make San Giorgio Pasta the foundation of your next meal.  Look for San Giorgio in the Pasta aisle.

Jane’s New Items

Written by Jane N. Golub
Director In-Store Marketing Programs

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                New! Hawaiian Isles Kona Coffee is a premium coffee grown in the Kona region on the island of Hawaii. The coffee beans are hand-picked, expertly roasted and packaged in Hawaii. Kona coffee is famous the world over and now you can savor the smooth rich flavor of great-tasting Kona Coffee with Hawaiian Isles Kona Coffee! Enjoy the warmth of the islands in every cup. Try all four varieties – Kona Classic, Kona Sunrise, Kona Vanilla Macadamia and Kona Hazelnut. Aloha from Hawaii.

  •  Kona Classic – This best-seller is medium-roasted to suit most people’s taste. The perennial #1 flavor among our coffee fans.
  • Kona Sunrise – Dark-roasted with a bold taste for those who like rich European-style coffee.
  • Kona Vanilla Macadamia – A delicate combination of rich vanilla and Hawaii’s own macadamia nut. Delicious, aromatic, incredibly satisfying.
  • Kona Hazelnut – Highly aromatic with a strong nutty flavor. A special taste treat you will treasure.

Look for Hawaiian Isles Kona Coffee in the Coffee aisle.

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                Milk-Bone Brushing Chews provide an easy and effective way to take care of your dog’s teeth. These daily dental treats are clinically proven to reduce tartar and plaque build-up as well as fight bad breath.

The revolutionary dental twist bone is designed to clean even hard to reach back teeth and down to the gum line. Milk-Bone Brushing Chews take most dogs a couple of minutes to eat and are great for daily use because they are fortified with 12 essential vitamins and minerals.

Find all varieties and sizes of these Milk-Bone Brushing Chews in the Pet Aisle.

Heirloom Artichokes

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Steamed Artichokes with Butter

Nothing says spring more than fresh produce and this week, we have a great deal on Ocean Mist Heirloom Artichokes. Stop by your produce department and pick some Heirloom Artichokes- they are on sale 2 for $4 through Saturday! Tell us how many cases of artichokes you think we’ll sell this week (hint: there are approximately 12 artichokes in a case) and you could win a $25 Price Chopper gift card! Leave your comment below and on our Facebook page by Saturday, the 29th and we’ll pick the 4 winners who have the closest guess.  Read official contest rules here.

The Heirloom artichoke is the “original” variety brought to California in the early 1900’s by Italian Immigrants—long time growers refer to them as the classic Green Globe variety.

Ocean-Mist-Logo-BW-72dpiDid you know these artichokes are never grown from seeds? They grow only from the same root stock that has been passed down to each family of farmers for more than 90 years. Over 99% of all artichokes grown in the US come from California. Additionally, 95% of the heirloom artichoke comes specifically from the region of Castroville, California. Castroville, the artichoke capital of the world, is located right along the Pacific Ocean’s Monterey Bay and is home to the annual Artichoke Festival.

Artichokes are a Nutritional Powerhouse for Fiber and Antioxidants:

  • FIBER: one Artichoke (120 grams) is an “excellent source” (providing 10.3 grams) of dietary fiber, meaning — according to the Food and Drug Administration —Artichokes provide 20 percent or more of the Daily Value of fiber.
  • VITAMIN C-ANTIOXIDANTS: A study from researchers at the United States Department of Agriculture found that Artichokes ranked seventh in total antioxidant capacity per serving out of more than 1000 common foods, such as fruits, vegetables, cereals, nuts, etc.
  • The size of an artichoke is dictated by where it grows on the artichoke plant. Jumbo, Large size artichokes grow at the top of the plant. Small, baby sized      artichokes grow at the bottom of the plant.

TIPS FOR PREPPING:

  • Any size artichoke: Don’t forget to rinse! Before cooking artichokes, rinse and brush off under cold water.  This will remove the natural thin film an Artichoke produces while growing that can give the choke a bitter taste.
  • Baby Size Artichoke: To prepare for cooking: Snap off the outer layer of petals until you reach the pale, yellow green layer of petals. Then trim off stem and remove the dark green top tip of petals that will also cause a bitter taste if not removed.
  • Long stem Artichokes: The stem is an extension of the heart. To prep: Peel the long stem of the Artichoke with a vegetable peeler until you reach the pale green flesh inside.

How to Simply Steam Artichokes

  1. Cut the stems off the artichokes
  2. Cut off approximately the top 1/2 inch of the artichoke
  3. Trim the tips off of all petals with kitchen scissors
  4. Bang the cut side on the edge of a table to open up the artichoke petals
  5. Boil water, adding a few lemon slices & the pealed stems of the artichokes
  6. Place face down on steamer basket and steam until underside of leaves are tender
  7. Peel off petals and dip in butter (or your sauce of choice) & enjoy!

Jane’s New Items

Written by Jane N. Golub
Director In-Store Marketing Programs

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                Fresh picked taste is finally in the Juice aisle!

Farmer’s Pick by Welch’s is a line of 100% juice that delivers the closest to fresh fruit taste without any artificial ingredients.  Each bottle is made with unfiltered juice, which gives it extra body and flavor.  The result is a delightful and delicious taste experience that is different from the everyday juice aisle.  And there aren’t any artificial ingredients, which means no artificial flavors, preservatives or synthetic colors added.

Farmer’s Pick comes in three flavors: Concord Grape, Mango and Blackberry.  Each flavor is blended for a fresh picked taste that highlights full body fruit notes and aroma.

Farmer’s Pick is perfect for the morning or for a burst of flavor later on in the day and both kids and adults will enjoy the delicious taste.  Fine Farmer’s Pick by Welch’s in the Shelf Stable Juice section.

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                They started making Milo’s Kitchen Dog Treats because they believe your dog deserves treats made with the same quality of ingredients and care that you want with your food.

  • 100% real beef or chicken is the #1 ingredient
  • No artificial flavors or color – all products are carefully prepared to bring out all the flavors your dog loves
  •  Made in the USA – 75% of consumers say they only buy or look for Made in USA dog treats

Look for all of Milo’s Kitchen wholesome and delicious flavors including Chicken Grillers Chicken Recipe with Natural Smoke Flavor, Grille Burger Bites with Sweet Potato and Bacon and Steak Grillers Beef Recipe with Angus Steak.

Visit Milo’s Kitchen to learn about these products and to sign up for special offers.

The best treats come from the kitchen.  Available in either 2.7/3.0 size bags or 15 0 18 oz. size bags.  Look for all these delicious real meat dog treats in the Pet Food aisle.

Jane’s New Items

Written by Jane N. Golub
Director In-Store Marketing Programs

COTTONELLE FRESH CARE FLUSHABLE CLEANSING CLOTHS UPRIGHT DISPENSER

           untitled     To feel cleaner and fresher than toilet paper alone, Cottonelle Fresh Care Flushable Cleansing Cloths Upright Dispenser gives you a shower-fresh feeling that leaves you confidently clean.

Pair Cottonelle’s Flushable Moist Wipes Upright Dispenser with toilet paper as part of your bathroom routine.  Nothing leaves you feeling cleaner than Cottonelle Fresh Care Flushable Wipes and Cottonelle Clean Care toilet paper (vs. comparable leading national brand products).

Cottonelle Fresh Care Cleansing Cloths Upright Dispenser is available in the Bath Tissue aisle.

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                NEW Purina Tidy Cats Lightweight Litter is now available at Price Chopper!

All the Strength, Half the Weight.

NEW Tidy Cats Lightweight Litter offers continuous odor control and light, tight clumps for easy clean up.  It’s powerfully absorbent and 99.9% dust free.

Learn more about it at www.tidycats.com/lightweight.

Find Purina Tidy Cats Lightweight Little in the Pet Aisle.  Tidy says “Toss me that litter!”

Written By: Mark Larose from Garden State Growers

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It’s March, and whether you are a seasoned gardener or just starting your journey into this wonderful hobby, one thing is for sure. Luck favors the prepared!   I like to approach my garden with a strategy.  Taking a soil sample and having it tested can give you a wealth of information on the type of fertilizer you should use.

These tasks may sound routine, but are very important to the success of any garden. Prepare to attack those weeds early on as they can strangle new growth.  At the same time, you can clear your garden of leaves and debris that has accumulated over the winter. As you do that, look at the layout of your land and begin to choose the vibrant, show stopping colors that you want to see this season.

You will want to make sure you have all of your lawn and gardening equipment in working order and accounted for.  Did you lend your shears to your neighbor?  It’s time to get them back.  While you do this, consider taking time to tend to your perennials as well.  You can begin by cutting back old growth.  Consider creating a compost pile.  Using organic matter not only saves money, but helps the environment and your plants.

When choosing what to plant first, I have always leaned towards some beautiful pansies.  They provide eye popping color in beautiful shades.  Sure, in the winter they may not look their best, especially when they are buried under 8 inches of snow, rest assured they are just biding their time until Spring.  Pansies are not difficult to grow. Good soil, steady moisture, and at least partial sun will provide the results you’re looking for. What they don’t tolerate is heat and humidity, which is why they thrive in spring and fall.

Plant pansies 6 to 8 inches apart.  They can be used as borders, or in larger masses, but don’t count on a solid ground cover. The plants are more clumping than spreading.

Picture2Pansies respond well to regular deadheading.  As often as possible, every couple of days if you can, pinch off faded blooms and any fruit (small green seed capsules) that may be forming. This will spur plants to continue blooming.

Pansies best qualities are that their early Spring bloom is very robust and pleasing to the eyes, and nose after they have been in the ground since the previous Fall.  Make sure that the area where you plant has plenty of drainage and proper lighting.

Lastly, clean out any bird baths or wipe down other garden ornaments.  Remember that gardening is a wonderful family tradition for many.  If you have children, consider including them in this seasons planting.  Remember to take pictures of your garden for Facebook and show it off to your friends.
Either way, have fun. Happy Gardening!

Don’t forget to check out our ad this week for great floral specials in your store!

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