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Jane’s New Items

Written by Jane N. Golub

Director In-Store Marketing Programs

BUSH’S NEW SWEET HEAT BEANSBush's Sweet Heat Beans

Bush Brothers introduces a new limited-edition baked bean!  BUSH’S 22 oz. Sweet Heat!

Through September 2015, Bush’s will be offering their new Sweet Heat Beans, made with red beans, onions and serrano’s in a sweet and spicy chili sauce.

For a quick and delicious dinner, simply heat and serve Bush’s Sweet Heat Beans with your favorite protein or vegetable.  This unique baked bean offer from Bush’s is packed with flavor and is so delicious that friends and family will ask for seconds!

For delicious recipes, such as Bush’s Sweet Heat & Spicy Grilled Chicken, visit: BushBeans.com

Look for Bush’s New Sweet Heat Beans, for a limited time, in the Baked Bean aisle.

BUSH’S SWEET HEAT SWEET & SPICY GRILLED CHICKEN

BUSH’S NEW SWEET HEAT BEANS

Bush Brothers introduces a new limited-edition baked bean! BUSH’S 22 oz. Sweet Heat!
Through September 2015, Bush’s will be offering their new Sweet Heat Beans, made with red beans, onions and serrano’s in a sweet and spicy chili sauce.
For a quick and delicious dinner, simply heat and serve Bush’s Sweet Heat Beans with your favorite protein or vegetable. This unique baked bean offer from Bush’s is packed with flavor and is so delicious that friends and family will ask for seconds!
For delicious recipes, such as Bush’s Sweet Heat & Spicy Grilled Chicken, visit: BushBeans.com
Look for Bush’s New Sweet Heat Beans, for a limited time, in the Baked Bean aisle.
                               BUSH’S SWEET HEAT SWEET & SPICY GRILLED CHICKEN
                                                       Servings: 4
                                                       Preparation Time: 5 minutes
                                                      Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Ingredients:
2 teaspoons Kosher salt                                     1-1/2 teaspoons Brown Sugar
1/2 teaspoon Smoked Paprika                            1/4 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
2 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil                   4 Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts
1 can (22 ounces) BUSH’S Sweet Heat Beans

1. Combine salt, brown sugar, paprika, cayenne pepper and olive oil in a small bowl and whisk.
2. Place chicken breasts in 1-gallon zip-top bag. Pour marinade over top, close bag and turn chicken breasts until evenly coated in mixture.
3. Place bag in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
4. Lightly oil grill grate. Grill chicken over indirect heat for 18 to 20 minutes, turning occasionally, or until juices run clear and internal temperature of chicken is at least 165 degrees F. Watch carefully to prevent burning.
5. Serve with BUSH’S Sweet Heat Baked Beans

Clif Organic Trail Mix Bars

CLIF ORGANIC TRAIL MIX BARS

 CLIF Organic Trail Mix Bars are great-tasting certified USDA organic snack bars crafted with wholesome nutritious ingredients like fruit, whole nuts and chunks of dark chocolate.

CLIF Organic Trail Mix Bars deliver a delicious snack that is certified USDA organic, gluten free, 200 calories or less and are a good source of fiber.

CLIF Organic Trail Mix Bars are available in the following varieties:

Dark Chocolate Almond Sea Salt

Coconut Almond Peanut

Cranberry Almond

Wild Blueberry Almond

Dark Chocolate Cherry Almond

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter

Dark Chocolate Pomegranate Raspberry

CLIF’s commitment to helping create a more sustainable food system means CLIF Organic Trail Mix Bars are certified USDA organic.

Look for CLIF Organic Trail MIs Bars in the Nutrition Bar section!

Janes’ New Items

Written by Jane N. Golub

Director In-Store Marketing Programs

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OFF! CLIP-ON and OFF! MOSQUITO LAMPOff Lamp

It’s time to “Get Back Out There” and enjoy the Great Outdoors!  But, mosquitoes can keep you from enjoying your favorite outdoor activities.

That’s why the OFF! Family of insect repellents protect you from the threat of annoying mosquitoes.  The newly designed OFF! Clip-On provides protection you don’t spray on, while the new OFF! Mosquito Lamp protects an area 10X larger than the leading citronella candle.  So Get Back Out There.

Look for OFF! Clip-On and OFF! Mosquito Lamp on the SC Johnson rack.

Raid® KILLS BUGS DEAD!raid products

Along with the wonders of Spring come the bugs.  Now Take Back Your Home with Raid® products.

Raid® products are designed to work together as a system to outsmart the bugs.  Sprays ATTACK and kill bugs on contact.  Baits and foggers CONTROL and kill bugs at the source.  And barriers PREVENT by keeping bugs out.

Visit Raidkillsbugs.com to identify your bug, customize your system, get answers from Raid® experts and watch demos and how-to videos.

Raid® Kills Bugs Dead!

Look for Raid® items on the SC Johnson rack.

Written By: Ellie Wilson, MS, RD  Senior Nutritionist, Price Chopper Supermarkets

STORY FARMS – Catskill, NY

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 The day was warming up as dietetic intern Kelly Smith and I pulled into Story Farms. Our first impression was that it was beautiful – fields ready to plant, high top green houses on one side, big old classic red barn on the right.

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We met with James Story, part of the family team that includes his father Jim, brother Mark, and his uncle Matt and cousin Matthew. The farm is over 100 years old, and they farm over 700 acres. One brother and a cousin handle the dairy side of the farm, with about 40 cows. Like most of our farmers, his family started working with Price Chopper by delivering to local stores. They have worked with Price Chopper for over 10 years.

This is a very diverse farm -potatoes are one of their main crops, as well as sweet corn, tomatoes, peppers, winter squash, and pumpkins. They also grow timothy, alfalfa, hay and field corn. The high top greenhouses in their fields are a little unique – these are a somewhat portable design, and they are built every year in a new place on the farm, to protect the health of the soil and plants. They were just planting the tomatoes that day, a little behind their schedule because the windy weather over the course of the previous week had prevented them from putting the plastic over the ribs of the building.

Storefarmsplantbabies2015 (2)James shared that this is the first of three plantings for tomatoes – one high top greenhouse planting, and two in the fields later in spring and summer. They also plant sweet corn, which is his favorite vegetable, eaten raw, right from the field.  When asked how we can help people eat more of our great produce, James offered he thought the best way would be to show them how easy it is to enjoy it, and that the prep really only takes a minute or two.

Story Farms is always checking out new varieties of crops, and they embrace their tried and true varieties as well. James shared that he loves farming – there is something different to do every day. They all looked pretty busy, so we kept our visit short and sweet, but we will be back to see how pretty this farm will be when the fields are green with plants.

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Happy American Craft Beer Week!  We are celebrating with 2 new craft varieties and in-store tastings!  Our local partner, Davidson Brewery has just released their latest and greatest…I-87 IPA! It’s an American-styled IPA brewed with 5 distinct varieties of hops added throughout the boil dry hopped in the fermenter.  The potent and complex hop profile is balanced by a rich, malt sweetness, making the I-87 crisp, refreshing, and drinkable.

We’ll be sampling Davidson I-87 IPA at our growler stations below! Rick Davidson, Brewer and Owner, will be on hand at the select times below if you would like to talk ‘hops” with him!

  • Thursday 5/14, 3:30-6:30 Wilton, NY

(With Rick Davidson 5-6pm)

  • Thursday 5/14, 3:30-6:30 @ Saratoga, NY (Rt 50 Store)

(With Rick Davidson 4-4:45pm)

  • Friday 5/15, 12-2:30pm @ Slingerlands, NY

(With Rick Davidson 1:30-2:30pm)

  • Friday 5/15, 3-6pm @ Malta, NY

(With Rick Davidson 3-4pm)

  • Saturday 5/16, 12-2:30pm @ Market Bistro Latham, NY

(With Rick Davidson 1:30-2:30pm)

We’re also sampling 2 great spring varieties from Otter Creek Brewery in Vermont, Backseat Berner and Over Easy.  The Backseat Berner is the first year-round IPA in Otter Creek history, loaded with juicy hops!  The Over Easy variety is true to its name, sure to please any palate!

We’ll be sampling Otter Creek Backseat Berner and Over Easy at our growler stations below:Berner-Detail-Bottle

  • Saturday 5/16, 1-3pm @ Wilton, NY
  • Saturday 5/16, 1-3pm @ Saratoga, NY (Rt. 50 Store)
  •  Saturday 5/16, 4-6pm @ Malta, NY

Stop in and be one of the first to try these new varieties fresh on tap!  You can also fill up a You Pick 6 pack with the ones you love the most J

Written By: Ellie Wilson, MS, RD  Senior Nutritionist, Price Chopper Supermarkets

Springboard – planting in full swing at Black Horse Farms

Greene County is home to Black Horse Farms, and with leaves and buds popping out on trees and bushes, it was starting to live up to its name when dietetic intern Kelly Smith and I visited at the end of April. One of the largest vegetable growers in New York State, Lloyd Zimmerman and his family has made farming a family business. Lloyd moved into farming on his own, with a little help from his parents, in the early 1960’s, and his business now employs both of his daughters, a son-in-law, and three grandsons. A true diplomat, Lloyd was careful to tell us that his wife, Mary Lou, is the real boss.full greenhouse 42015

We toured multiple green houses on a clear, warm morning – they have about 40 all together. We saw the planting
g room, where a machine helps workers push dirt into seedling planters, and greenhouses full of pumpkin and pepper
plants, tomatoes, rosemary, and flowers. The Zimmerman’s grow all of their own plants, which has been the practice of most of the farmers I have seen so far, though some items may come from different farms that just supply growing plants to farmers. Cabbage is being planted in the field today, and tomatoes will go into fields in May.

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Price Chopper has been working with Lloyd for most of his farming career – a great long term partnership that brings delicious, local New York State produce to many of our stores. I am looking forward to seeing how everything is growing throughout the season. Spoiler alert – I am also going to working with Lloyd’s daughters, the next generation of Zimmerman farmers – check back on the blog for stories about women in farming!lloyd with squash 42015

Jane’s New Items

Written by Jane N. Golub

Director In-Store Marketing Programs

Crest sensi stripsCREST SENSI-STOP STRIPS

Introducing Crest Sensi-Stop Strips – a new product technology that allows you to get tooth sensitivity relief like never before.

Crest Sensi-Stop Strips provide immediate relief and up to one month of protection – allowing you to enjoy things in life without tooth sensitivity pain!  Crest Sensi-Stop Strips are thin flexible strips that contain a professional-level desensitizing gel on one side.  The unique strip is designed to cover the outer gum line of your sensitive teeth for just ten minutes, giving the special ingredient time to build a tasting barrier that helps stop sensitivity pain.  The strips target a specific area of your mouth that’s suffering from tooth sensitivity.  If you have more than one sensitive area, apply a strip to each area.

Look for Crest Sensi-Stop Strips in the Oral Care aisle.

MRS. DASH TABLE BLENDS

 Challenged by chicken?  Baffled by beef?  Exhausted with eggs?  Add a bold seasoning statement with all-natural Mrs. Dash.

Mrs. Dash Table Blends is available in four new varieties:Mrs Dash table blends

Mrs. Dash Sweet Southern BBQ Table Blend

Mrs. Dash Spicy Pepper with Garlic

Mrs. Dash Savory Lemon with Herbs Table Blend

Mrs. Dash Roasted Garlic with Herbs Table Blend

Visit MrsDash.com for quick and easy recipes and delicious ways to spice up your meals.

Look for Mrs. Dash Table Blends on the Spice Aisle.

Written By: Ellie Wilson, MS, RD  Senior Nutritionist, Price Chopper Supermarkets

Spring in the Berkshires – Kinderhook Creek Farm

April 2015

The cold weather was leaving Kinderhook Creek farm more slowly than the other farms I have visited so far this spring – but there was still plenty of action to be found there. The combination of a deeply cold winter, a slow spring thaw, and elevation (875 feet above sea level) put Kinderhook Creek Farm on a slightly different timeline compared to farms in valleys and flats. Warm weather usually catches up across the growing season, so rarely is there any change in harvest time that can be felt by those of us waiting eagerly for their crops.

Corn varieties were chosen some time ago, and the seed is in farm storage waiting for the eartcornseed42015h to warm up just a little more. The cold weather actually has some soil benefits – it helps to keep some pests controlled.

 Sweet, delicious and popular bicolor corn is the primary crop of this farm, though they also plant field corn, hay, and a market garden, raise Angus cattle, and grow yellow corn for specific markets.  As they wait for the ground to warm, equipment is being readied after being maintained, repaired or updated this past winter. The corn planter was out in the yard – farmer Larry Eckhardt was showing me the seed closer in the picture I have here – the wheel pushes dirt onto the seed after the machine plants it, the equivalent of tapping it with a hoe.

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The big green tractor got “new sneakers” this winter – $4500 worth of tires, which includes the special service for tractornewsneakersinstallation – Larry and his families do not have the special tools for big tractor tires in their farm shop. Farmers have some unique costs – that tire bill made me feel a little better about the new tires I need for my car this spring!

I wished Larry and Heather and their two sons warm, sunny weather for planting, and we will check in on them in a few weeks to see what is “growing on”!

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