Thursday, October 8, 2015

Weekend Sales At Whole Foods

Our local Whole Foods stores will offer us a slew of special sales this weekend. For tomorrow only, the 9th, shucked oysters will once again be $1 each. For the entire weekend, tomorrow through Sunday, there's a sextet of specials. Their fine bone-in ribeye steaks look great at $12.99 a pound (and the weekend forecast is looking good for grilling after a rather gloomy week). RW Knudsen's huge 96 ounce Cider and Spice is two for $9, Brown Cow Greek yogurts (the 5-ish ounce size) are five for $4, eight ounce Manitoba hemp hearts are $4.99 each, Guayaki Yerba Mate is two for $3 for a 16 ounce can, and shelf-stable 32 ounce Blue Diamond almond milk is two for $3.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Brie Sale At Whole Foods

Our local Whole Foods stores are doing a midweek three-day sale on Isigny holiday brie for $4.99 each (doesn't specify the size). The sale actually started yesterday and ends tomorrow.

This Week's Hot Grocery Deals (IMHO)

We have a new sale starting today at our Boulder Sprouts stores, while the current one continues at Whole Foods through October 13th. Here's what's looking good to me now.

Sprouts will kick off the weekend with another 72 hour sale for Friday through Sunday, in which you can catch carving pumpkins for $3 each, some Cascadian Farm organic cereal, granola or bars at $1.99 each, and previously frozen wild Alaskan snow crab clusters for $6.99 a pound, among other things.

In Sprouts' regular sale from today through October 14th, I'm liking value packs of boneless skinless chicken breasts for just $1.88 a pound, whole bone-in pork shoulder roasts $1.49 a pound (limit three packages), their own very good stuffed chicken breasts $2.99 a pound, boneless New York steaks $8.99 a pound, all fresh chicken sausage $3.99 a pound,, and bone-in pork country style ribs $1.99 a pound. In fish, I like fresh farmed Atlantic salmon fillets for $6.99 a pound and raw peeled and deveined (no work!) wild 31/40 count previously frozen shrimp at $8.99 a pound.

I can't say anything about organic produce specials at Sprouts because this week they are occupying that space in the sale flyer with the continuation of their big sale on organic items throughout the store. Items particularly appealing to me include the 15-ish ounce size of Muir Glen organic tomatoes at $1.25 a can, Muir Glen organic pasta sauce $2.79 a jar, 40% off all Nature's Path items, and some 16 ounce bags of Cascadian Farm frozen veggies $2.50 a bag.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

National Noodle Day

Today is National Noodle Day (who knew?), and to celebrate, Noodles & Company is giving away free noodles for a year to one lucky customer at each of its stores today, plus other fun and prizes. Here's part of what they say:

To celebrate this day devoted to the delicious, delightful noodle, Noodles & Company is going big and giving away free Noodles for a Year to one lucky guest at each of their restaurants nationwide.

Thoughts For A Fall Day

Sounds like this afternoon and evening will be pretty soggy, and not too warm, either. Maybe it's time to start celebrating fall, possibly starting with 15 Bucket List Recipes For Fall from Food and Wine magazine.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Final Wednesday Market This Week

The last midweek Boulder Farmers' Market of the season will be this Wednesday, the 7th, from 4 to 8 pm in downtown Boulder. (The fledgling midweek market in Longmont folded quite a while ago, not surviving a succession of rainy Wednesdays.) The Saturday markets continue through November 21st in both Boulder and Longmont.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Boulder Farmers' Market Today

So it's a nice, slightly damp morning to enjoy the Farmers' Market - we need the moisture and are hoping for more this afternoon! Here's what the Farmers' Market says you can expect, plus there's a Carrot Fest (this is in Boulder, not the Longmont one), with all sorts of carrot-related activities like a cooking demo and scavenger hunt. A giant carrot has been spotted all over town in preparation for this - bet he'll be at the Market too.

In Season Now

carrotsonions, butternut squash, pumpkins, delicata, apples, raspberries, garlic, tomatoes, peppers, beets, eggplant, potatoes, kale, turnips, radishes, chard, arugula, shallots, celery, basil and mums.

Friday, October 2, 2015

This Week's Red Wagon CSA

I just so love my CSA from Red Wagon Organic Farm. Here's what they've been doing this week. We're hitting that transition period, typified by the choice between cherry tomatoes or spaghetti squash. Tomatoes, please! And there's nothing better than shishito peppers sauteed in a bit of olive oil, then some salt freshly cracked over them. Ultimate bar snack masquerading as chic veggie. Here's what Red Wagon says:

Here’s what we hope to bring you:
Another beautiful morning!
Another beautiful morning!
Regular Share
-Choice: Cherry Tomatoes OR Spaghetti Squash
-Choice: Roasted Anaheims OR Roasted Poblanos
-Choice: Parsnips OR Carrots
-Choice: Sunchokes OR Tomatoes
-Choice: Bell Peppers OR Shishitos
-Choice: Kale OR Chard OR Bok Choi OR Basil
Large Share Additions
-Cherry Tomatoes AND Spaghetti Squash
Cherry Tomatoes
Cherry Tomatoes

Thursday, October 1, 2015

One-Day Sale At Whole Foods Tomorrow

Happy October. For tomorrow only, the 2nd, shucked oysters will be $1 each at our local Whole Foods stores. The slimy things unfortunately don't appeal to me. (Anyone else remember Gilda Radner's Roseanne Rosannadanna comment?)

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Great Salmon Continues At Alfalfa's

And I can't get enough of it. Alfalfa's is doing their $14.99 a pound sale on king salmon again, this time through Friday, the 2nd.