Category: Fresh Ideas

Summer’s Bounty – Peppers and Cucumbers

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…

A to Zucchini

Written By: Ellie Wilson, MS, RD  Senior Nutritionist, Price Chopper Supermarkets There is so much to talk about! Summer squash is the star this week, and we have it from our farmer partners at Reeves Farm, Shaul’s Farm, Paul Mazza Farms, Davandjer Farms, Black Horse Farms, Hoover’s Produce, and Plainville Farm. I have visited many of these farms – this…

Passion for Peaches

Written By: Ellie Wilson, MS, RD  Senior Nutritionist, Price Chopper Supermarkets Peaches are rolling in and we have great choices and varieties in the stores! Peach, nectarines, plums and pluots – stone fruits are delicate and delicious and enjoying one is like getting a big kiss from summer. Ripe peaches have a wonderful aroma, and a sweet, delicate flavor. Peaches…

Fish Tales

Written By: Ellie Wilson, MS, RD  Senior Nutritionist, Price Chopper Supermarkets Seafood is a great idea – easy to season and prepare, fish and seafood are lean protein choices that have many health benefits. Both the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the American Heart Association recommend two servings per week for good health. But, there is also a lot of…

A.Gurda Produce from Pine Island, NY!

Written By: Ellie Wilson, MS, RDN Senior Nutritionist I drove to A. Gurda Produce in Pine Island, NY on a rainy morning in late October. Fall colors were bursting through the cool, gray gloom, not to be dampened by the weather. As I got closer to the farm, the whole landscape transformed from hilly and green to flat and black.…

A Sunny Day at Reeves Farm!

Written By: Ellie Wilson, MS, RDN Senior Nutritionist I drove out to Reeves Farm on a sunny Friday, with the leaves just hinting at changing their colors, and found my way down a side road with corn growing on one side, and beautiful rows of eggplant on the other side. Pulling in, multiple barns, buildings, trucks and tractors greeted me…

Family Mealtimes Matter

Written By: Ellie Wilson, MS, RDN Senior Nutritionist Sitting down with your family, around a meal, catching up on everyone’s day and making plans together is one of the most basic things that families do together.  We also know that families have a lot of challenges these days, and may not be able to make that classic family mealtime happen…

Check out Shaul Farms in Schoharie Valley!

Written by: Ellie Wilson, MS RDN  Senior Nutritionist On a beautiful day last Monday, my son and I drove out to Shaul Farms to meet with Dave Shaul. Shaul Farms encompasses 1500 acres, employs about 40 locals and teens in the summer busy season, and grows a huge list of vegetables. When I got to their large, open air farm…

Jane’s New Items

Written by Jane N. Golub Director In-Store Marketing Programs DAWN FOODS 7” VORTEX DESSERT CAKES Dawn Foods Vortex Dessert cakes are a unique and innovative combination of a moist cake layer and rich brownie layer, beautifully decorated with a distinctive “Vortex” swirl of Chocolate or White Chocolate Truffle Waterfall.  These Vortex cakes feature a swirled top design that is one-of-a-kind!…

Jeff Jones & Vermont Hydroponic Tomatoes

Written by: Ellie Wilson, MS RDN  Senior Nutritionist This week, I had the great pleasure of visiting Jeff Jones at Vermont Hydroponic Tomatoes in Florence, VT. The directions to the farm brought me over 3 miles down a winding side road with few houses. As I drove down the driveway, the GPS kept telling me to turn around when I…