Thursday, July 30, 2015

Big Alfalfa's Sale News

Alfalfa's just emailed this an hour ago, but it's too bad they don't show a timeframe for the steak sale. That price for boneless organic steaks is amazing. Plus chile roasting soon! Here's what they said:

HELPING YOU MAKE HEALTHY CHOICES™
HATCH CHILES ARE COMING!
Mild, Medium, Hot, Small, Regular, Large, Roasted, Non-roasted
The choice is all yours!
Non-roasted ON SALE $1.99/lb for the next two weeks!  
Watch our FACEBOOK page for the announcement. Join us this Saturday for our inaugural roast!

Weekend Sale At Whole Foods

For tomorrow through Sunday, five ounce Popart popcorn will be two for $5 at Whole Foods. They suggest trying the rosemary truffle variety.

Ribeye Sale Starts Today!

Now this is something different. Whole Foods is holding a 1.5 day sale. Starting at noon today and running through tomorrow, bone-in ribeye steaks will be $12.99 a pound. That bone makes the steak even more flavorful (think standing rib roast), so some of these will be going on the grill.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Lucky's To Open South Boulder Store

Excellent news for my friends on the south side of town, today's Daily Camera reports that Lucky's Market will open a flagship store in Table Mesa, in the space formerly occupied by Savers. Sounds like a great move all around, and my friends who have been travelling halfway north into the city for a natural foods store will be ecstatic. The store is expected to open in early 2016, and you can read the Camera article here.

This Week's Hot Grocery Deals (IMHO)

We have new sales starting today at our Boulder Sprouts and Whole Foods stores, while the current one continues at Vitamin Cottage through August 15th (use the list of posts at the lower left to find that one). Here's what's looking good to me now.

At Sprouts through August 5th, value packs of boneless skinless chicken breasts are just $1.88 a pound, their very good stuffed chicken breasts are $2.99 a pound, all chicken sausage is $3.99 a pound, Rosie organic whole chickens are $2.99 a pound, and boneless New York steaks are $10.99 a pound. For your fresh wild salmon fix, sockeye fillets are $8.99 a pound, and in previously frozen raw shrimp, big 16/20 count ones are $7.99 a pound for ez peel, $8.99 for already peeled and deveined.

In organic produce at Sprouts, red or green seedless grapes are just $1.88 a pound, grape tomatoes are $1.98 a pint, yellow peaches or nectarines are both $1.98 a pound, and bananas are 68 cents a pound. Elsewhere in the store, I'm liking an Annie's special where if you buy any one of her crackers, grahams or fruit snacks, you get one of her soups free (select varieties, as always). Also, Chobani Greek yogurts are $1 each, Justin's yummy nut products are all 30% off regular price, Annie's mac and cheese is excellent at 99 cents a box (stock up for quick dinners - just add canned tuna and maybe defrosted peas for old fashioned tuna casserole), some Annie's Naturals dressings are 35% off, the 13 ounce size of Newman-O's is $2.99 a package, and the six-ish ounce size of Late July tortilla chips is $1.50 a bag. Gads, and it's back to school time already, with a bunch of snack packs on sale, plus a healthy lunch box heroes contest. Where did the summer go?

At Whole Foods through August 11th, fresh wild coho salmon fillets are $12.99 a pound (I like sockeye better, and Sprouts' price on that is great, but you just can't argue with a fine Whole Foods fish). Twelve ounce packages of organic raspberries (12 ounces is pretty big for raspberries) are $4.98 each, and for conventional corn, Olathe is three for $1 (although I'll head to Munsons as often as possible for truly local, even though it's twice as expensive at three for $2). Also, packages of Diestel organic sliced turkey are $5.99 each, baked in-house cinnamon coffee cake sounds tempting at $3.99 each, their organic "everything" baguette is great at $1.99 each, all Market Made tamales are $2 each, their own Hatch chile potato salad is $4.99 a pound, and their own half pound fresh mozzarella balls are just $2.49 each (could that be their typo? - make caprese!).

Monday, July 27, 2015

Sprouts Webinar Tomorrow

Sprouts is hosting a webinar tomorrow on that always of interest topic, weight loss. Details and registration here.

Slavery For Fish

Today's New York Times headline story is shocking. While the fish involved are used mostly for pet and livestock feed, food for farm-raised fish is mentioned. The story here.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

I Have Munson's Corn!

Yahoo, first of the season. With its cult-like status, they've increased the price at the farm stand to three for $2. Think it has been like that at the downtown Boulder Farmers' Market for a while, but used to still be two for $1 out at the stand at 75th and Valmont. Hey, I'm just glad it's available.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Ice Cream Social At Alfalfa's Now!

Alfalfa's just posted this about an ice cream social, free scoop from now until 2 today. Combine it with the Farmers' Market a block away! Here's what Alfalfa's says:

We're super stoked for our ice cream social! Come get a free scoop from 11am - 2pm!
‪#‎bouldericecream‬ ‪#‎weallscreamforicecscream‬

Boulder Farmers' Market Today

Nice day for the Boulder Farmers' Market, but it's going to get hot, so you might want to get there early. Here's what they say will be available. Interesting that sweet corn is still listed as "coming soon." I was told at Munson Farm earlier in the week that they'd be in "full production" of their wonderful local corn by this weekend, so I'm heading to the stand at 75th and Valmont to check it out. From the Farmers' Market:

In Season Now 


peaches, apricots, carrots, beets, potatoes, kale, Swiss chard, lettuce, fava beans, green beans, zucchini, yellow squash, snap peas, onions, garlic, spicy greens, arugula, spinach, mizuna, basil, thyme, lavender, mint, and chives. Fresh cut flowers include sunflowers, lilies, sweet peas, and Canterbury bells.

All season long: honey, bread, baked goods, eggs, beef, lamb, goat, pork, chicken, locally-made cheeses, preserves, mushrooms, and greenhouse tomatoes and cucumbers.

Coming soon: sweet corn and tomatoes