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  1. DIY State Fair Treats with Nugget Markets Recipes

    July 9, 2015

    The California State Fair starts July 10, kicking off 17 days of livestock shows, midway rides, and, of course, fair food! Decadent, deep-fried treats are a time-honored State Fair tradition — after all, what could be better than a corn dog and a snow cone on a hot summer night? This year, why not try your hand at creating some of your fair favorites at home? Check out our recipes for fair food with a gourmet twist!

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  2. The Future of Baking

    The Essential Baking Co.

    July 8, 2015

    It’s official: The future has arrived. And it’s brought to you by Seattle-based artisan bakery The Essential Baking Co. and their shelf-stable, ready-to-bake bread. These bakery loaves are ready for you to take home and bake in your own oven, filling your home with that delicious, fresh-baked-bread smell. Organic, preservative-free and non-GMO, this bread comes in five varieties: sourdough, rosemary, French, Italian and French baguette — ready to turn your kitchen into your own personal bakery, anytime you want!

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  3. 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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  4. Bastille Day Feast

    Winters Farm to School

    July 5, 2015

    The Winters Farm to School program provides local kids with fresh fruits and vegetables and healthier food choices every day at school.  The Bastille Day Feast (at the historic Wolfskill Ranch) on July 11th, celebrates Yolo County agriculture while raising funds to support the well-being of our kids.  We're proud to support the feast and Winters Farm to School.  www.wintersfarmtoschoolprogram.com .

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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