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  1. Pickled Perfection

    Preservation & co. Products

    July 6, 2015

    Love a good Bloody Mary in the morning? So do we — especially one made with Bloody Mary Mix from local company Preservation & co. Created from fresh, seasonal ingredients including crushed capers, green bean brine, balsamic reduction and Dijon mustard, Preservation & co.’s Mary was awarded the Silver Medal at the 2012 National Bloody Mary Contest. All of Preservation & co.’s products are hand-crafted and hand-packed from start to finish in Midtown Sacramento, and they never contain any artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. 

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  2. Sweet Sweet Orbs from the Northwest

    July 5, 2015

    Picked only once per year, Northwest Cherries are something many of us await! Don’t know the difference between Bing and Rainier Cherries?

    • Bing Cherries are large and have a deep, mahogany color. When ripe, they are firm, juicy and exceptionally sweet. Available mid June – early August.
    • Rainier Cherries are exceptionally large and have a glowing yellow flesh that is accented with a luscious red blush. This premium cherry variety has a delicate flavor and is remarkable sweet with low acidity. Available late June – early August.
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  3. Lend me an Ear (of Corn)

    Vierra Farms White & Bi-Colored Corn

    July 3, 2015

    When it comes to items from our produce department, corn might just hold the title for “Most Summery Vegetable.” There’s nothing quite like biting into a juicy ear of fresh summer corn-on-the-cob (and we definitely won’t judge if that corn just happens to be dripping in butter!). Some of our very favorite corn comes from local producer Vierra Farms in West Sacramento. 

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  4. Laugh Your Glass Off

    Laughing Glass Margarita Premixed Drinks

    July 2, 2015

    Wouldn’t it be great to throw a party and actually have time to talk to your guests? Take a step in the right direction: try serving up a batch of Laughing Glass Margaritas. Delicious, all-natural and made with Super Premium Blanco tequila and organic agave nectar, these premixed margaritas are Nugget’s best-selling premixed drink. 

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  5. Black Watermelon

    Black Seedless Watermelon

    July 1, 2015

    What we call a Seedless Black Watermelon (because of its extremely dark green skin) is actually properly known as an Imagination Melon. Whatever its name, we love this melon for its great consistency and flavor. And we really love the fact that they are locally grown, just down the street from our West Sacramento store. At the start of spring, Dave Vierra begins planting his Imagination Melons in preparation for the summer season. Dave’s love of farming was evident when, at 13 years old, he planted his first pumpkin patch, and by the time he was 18, Vierra farms was born. Fast–forward to today and Vierra now farms over 800 acres of rich local soil, right in our own backyard.

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  6. A favorite childhood cookie made into a personal cake?

    July 1, 2015

    A favorite childhood cookie made into a personal cake? Why, yes please! Stop by your Nugget Markets Bakery to pick up your own personal Oreo Cake Square. This personal piece of chocolate cake is filled with vanilla butter cream and topped with Oreo whip topping and an Oreo cookie. Made right in our bakery, guests of any age are sure to love this cake square!

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  7. 4oJ Red, White & Blue Nails

    June 27, 2015

    Follow our simple tutorial to give yourself a patriotic manicure!

    1. Apply two thin coats of Zoya's America (red) on all fingers except the ring fingers.
    2. Apply two thin coats of Zoya's Dream (sparkly blue) on ring fingers.
    3. Dip end of a toothpick into Zoya’s Snowhite (white) and draw three horizontal stripes across your pinky fingers.
    4.  Allow all fingers to dry then apply Zoya’s Armor Top Coat.
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  8. We’re Corn to be Wild!

    June 26, 2015

    At Nugget Markets we’re celebrating the Mighty Maize in our kitchens with our chef-made fresh corn salads and corn-on-the cob two ways!

    • Sonoran Corn Salad
    • Corn Succotash Salad
    • Cilantro Lime Corn
    • Grilled Corn
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  9. Patriotic Fruit Basket Cake

    June 25, 2015

    Ettore’s popular Fruit Cake has gone patriotic! Three heavenly layers of their vanilla sponge cake, filled with alternating layers of strawberries and sweet pineapple are atop their smooth white mousse. Finished with fresh fruit and fluffy whipped cream in the shape of the American Flag, this cake is a must have for your Indepencence Day shin-dig!

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  10. How to Carve Watermelon Keg

    June 22, 2015

    Our Watermelon Keg is a refreshing and wildly fun means to cool off this summer. Guests and hosts alike will love this watermelony creation with a spigot, perfect for any outdoor cookout or pool party!

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