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  1. New to our Specialty Cheese Department: Nicasio Valley Cheese Company

    Fresh Cheese from a Local Producer

    August 1, 2015

    We’ve always proudly featured local cheese producers in our Specialty Cheese Department — after all, some of the best cheeses in the world are made right here in Northern California. We recently had the exciting opportunity to add another local cheese producer to our mix: Nicasio Valley Cheese Company. Located in Marin County, they are the only organic farmstead cheese producer in California, meaning that their cheese is made exclusively from the organic milk produced by their own heard of pasture-grazed dairy cows. We love their Foggy Morning cheese, an American Cheese Society award-winning fresh cheese with a soft, pillowy texture and a subtle tang that makes it perfect for summer.

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  2. Better Fruit. Better Juice.

    July 31, 2015

    Known as Florida’s “legendary juice”, Indian River Select juice is produced with premium hand picked fruit from the world-renowned Indian River Citrus district. Grown, picked, squeezed and bottled in Florida, Indian River Select juice is delicious! Try their Valencia Orange juice or Ruby Red Grapefruit for premium taste. This juice is so good, we’re sure you’ll want to drink it all day long! 

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  3. The Power of Plant-Base Proteins

    Health Notes from Dr. Liz

    July 28, 2015

    In today’s fast paced era eating protein is easy, thanks to protein powders! When made from real foods like eggs and milk (casein and whey), protein powders are convenient options to ensure your body gets what it needs. Lucky for us, the new focus on plant-based diet has brought many new plant protein sources to market. Simply blend a scoop into smoothies, hot cereals or soups. Most varieties of protein powders supply about 10 to 20 grams per scoop (about 20 to 40% of your Daily Value), perfect for counting as a “meal’s” worth of protein. 

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  4. Fancy Little Summer Cake

    July 27, 2015

    Ettore’s European Bakery celebrates summer with the Raspberry Lemon Cake Cup! Enjoy a delectable vanilla sponge cake filled with lemon curd, topped with raspberry mousse, a fresh raspberry and a white chocolate curl! This sweet cake cup along with Ettore's other cake cups, all of which are available in our bakery, make a wonderful alternative to traditional full-size cakes. Split one with a friend, or indulge in your own personal cake!  

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  5. Fresh Side for the Season

    Chef-prepared Orzo Pasta Salad with Asparagus from our Deli

    July 26, 2015

    When it comes to sides for summertime, we like dishes that are cool, refreshing, and packed full of the best produce of the season. That’s why the Chef-prepared Orzo Pasta Salad from our Deli department makes the perfect accompaniment to your summertime meal. We cook our organic orzo to a perfect al dente, and then we toss it with blanched asparagus, oven-roasted tomatoes, fresh-squeezed lemon juice, mint and olive oil. All you need is a simply grilled protein source (we like a nice grilled chicken breast with lemon), and you have a complete summertime meal.

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  6. White Meat Wonder

    Slow-roasted Pork from our Deli

    July 25, 2015

    Flavored with cilantro and lime, the slow-roasted pork from our Deli department is cooked for 24 hours, resulting in fall-off-the-bone tenderness. This pork also comes packed with nutrients: a three-ounce serving supplies more than 20 percent of your daily need for protein, along with 30 percent of your daily need for the vitamin thiamin (B1).

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  7. Clean, Plant-Based Nutrition

    Vega Plant-Based Powders and Bars

    July 24, 2015

    Transitioning to a plant-based diet isn’t always easy, especially on a busy schedule — it can be hard to eat healthy when you’re always on the go. Vega plant-based nutritional supplements (powders and bars) help ease that burden with highly portable foods that fuel a healthy, active lifestyle (without the compromise that typically comes with “fast food”). Vega’s bars and nutritional shakes are vegan, free from dairy, soy and gluten, and contain no artificial flavors, sweeteners or colors.

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  8. DIY Sports Massage Oils

    July 24, 2015

    Create the perfect customized blend of essential oils to help your tired, sore muscles and body relax. All you have to do is choose your favorite carrier oil (either light, like grapeseed or almond; medium, like jojoba; or heavy, such as apricot or olive) or an unscented lotion. Then select the essential oil(s) to include in massage oil. Since essential oils all have unique properties, our healthy living specialists have made note of a few favorites to consider when creating massage oils.

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  9. Q & A: Trinity Glecker, The Natural Athlete

    Vega Plant-Based Nutritional Supplements

    July 23, 2015

    Meet Trinity Glecker, Nugget Markets’ Vega representative and all-around awesome “natural athlete!” As an avid athlete, cyclist and roller-derby powerhouse, Trinity is committed to an exclusively plant-based diet, which makes her the perfect rep for Vega’s plant-based nutritional supplements. We picked Trinity’s brain to find out what it means to be a natural athlete and to learn how we can all incorporate more plant products and supplements into our diets to potentially improve athletic performance.

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  10. Happy National Ice Cream Day!

    Fresh To Market Ice Cream

    July 19, 2015

    No need to scream, we have 6 delicious varieties of Fresh To Market Ice Cream that will make celebrating #NationalIceCreamDay worth it! Can't decide which flavor? Make the ultimate ice cream cone using a scoop of each Fresh To Market flavor!

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