Nugget Market Articles http://www.nuggetmarket.com/ Nugget Market news, tips and products. 2015-07-02 08:00:00 en <![CDATA[Laugh Your Glass Off]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1433/laugh-your-glass-off/ Thu, 02 Jul 2015 08:00:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1433/laugh-your-glass-off/ 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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Thu, 02 Jul 2015 08:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Black Seedless Watermelon]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/727/l-black-seedless-watermelon/ Wed, 01 Jul 2015 15:00:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/727/l-black-seedless-watermelon/ 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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Wed, 01 Jul 2015 15:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[A favorite childhood cookie made into a personal cake?]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1407/dont-be-a-square-eat-an-oreo-square/ Wed, 01 Jul 2015 05:20:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1407/dont-be-a-square-eat-an-oreo-square/ 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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Wed, 01 Jul 2015 05:20:00 -0700
<![CDATA[4oJ Red, White & Blue Nails]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1431/4oj-red-white-and-blue-nails/ Sat, 27 Jun 2015 08:00:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1431/4oj-red-white-and-blue-nails/ 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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Sat, 27 Jun 2015 08:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[We’re Corn to be Wild!]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1422/corn-to-be-wild/ Fri, 26 Jun 2015 08:00:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1422/corn-to-be-wild/ 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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Fri, 26 Jun 2015 08:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Patriotic Fruit Basket Cake]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1429/patriotic-fruit-basket-cake/ Thu, 25 Jun 2015 08:00:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1429/patriotic-fruit-basket-cake/ 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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Thu, 25 Jun 2015 08:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[How to Carve Watermelon Keg]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1427/watermelon-keg/ Mon, 22 Jun 2015 17:00:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1427/watermelon-keg/ 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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Mon, 22 Jun 2015 17:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Hoppy Father's Day! ]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1408/hoppy-fathers-day/ Sun, 21 Jun 2015 06:00:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1408/hoppy-fathers-day/ Happy Father's Day!

Celebrate Dad this Father's Day with a hoppier happy hour and a big bowl of Clover Hoppy Hour ice cream! Bear Republic’s artisan ale is blended with Clover’s organic cream and milk, from humane-certified cows, to make this game changer ice cream. We at Nugget Markets just can’t get enough of this Hoppy Hour, and will surely be sharing a bowl of it with Pops this Father’s Day!

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Sun, 21 Jun 2015 06:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[ah-sah-EE Bowls!]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1430/ah-sah-ee-bowls/ Sat, 20 Jun 2015 11:00:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1430/ah-sah-ee-bowls/ Looking for a nutritious breakfast or a power snack? Grab an acai (ah-sah-EE) bowl! These antioxidant-rich bowls are made of pureed organic and non-GMO acai that's blended with potassium rich banana and other fruits, and topped with naturally sweet goodies. Acai is a delicious superfood that supplies a dose of healthy omegas and guarana for natural energy!

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Sat, 20 Jun 2015 11:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Figs are in! ]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1413/mission-fids/ Sat, 20 Jun 2015 08:00:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1413/mission-fids/ California grown Black Mission Figs are lusciously sweet with a texture that combines the chewiness of their flesh, the smoothness of their skin and the crunchiness of their seeds. They're a great source of potassium and dietary fiber. Black Mission Figs are only in season late spring through early winter so eat ‘em while you can!

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Sat, 20 Jun 2015 08:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Don’t Hobb the Bacon!]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1405/dont-hobb-the-bacon/ Fri, 19 Jun 2015 08:00:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1405/dont-hobb-the-bacon/ Bacon lovers will most definitely appreciate Hobbs’ Applewood Smoked Bacon! Cured with cane and brown sugars, and sweetly smoked to enhance its natural pork flavors, Hobbs’ bacon has an unforgettable flavor! Fry it up for breakfast, or add a few pieces to your BLT! 

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Fri, 19 Jun 2015 08:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Twist & Stout]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1412/twist-&-stout/ Thu, 18 Jun 2015 08:00:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1412/twist-&-stout/ We're excited to share a new signature recipe that's hot off the grill! Twist and stout with Dad this Father's Day to the remarkable taste of beer-iyaki steaks. A truly unique play on the traditional teriyaki marinade, this sauce offers a sweet and savory flavor, with a malty twist.

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Thu, 18 Jun 2015 08:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[A Southern Classic with a Nugget Twist]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1403/grilled-corn-succotash/ Wed, 17 Jun 2015 08:00:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1403/grilled-corn-succotash/ The Grilled Corn Succotash, offered in our delis, is our signature version of a southern classic! We use grilled corn and edamame and combine it with cilantro, red onions and a light rice wine vinaigrette. With just a half cup serving of this delicious side salad, you’ll receive about 15% of your daily protein needs and approximately 20% of your daily fiber needs. Don’t forget this dish also provides a good dose of vitamin c and potassium for healthy blood pressure.

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Wed, 17 Jun 2015 08:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Live From The Cheese Bar]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1411/coming-to-you-live-reed-paterson/ Tue, 16 Jun 2015 18:50:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1411/coming-to-you-live-reed-paterson/ If you love cheese tips from our cheese mongers, don’t miss out on the cheese tips Reed Pattison, specialty cheese manager at our El Dorado Hills Nugget Markets, shared with Good Day Sacramento earlier this week! Reed shared tips from our cheese bar that will help you make the perfect gourmet burger for Dad this Father’s Day!

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Tue, 16 Jun 2015 18:50:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Drink Local]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1401/drink-local/ Tue, 16 Jun 2015 11:27:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1401/drink-local/ Looking for a way to transport your local brew? Support local breweries and be sustainable with True Fabrication’s Drink Local Stainless Steel Growler, available at select Nugget Markets locations. This sustainable and long lasting growler can help all brew lovers fill, transport, and enjoy a fresh brew anywhere. Just tip and fill at a 45-degree angle and you’ll be on your way to enjoying your favorite local brew!

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Tue, 16 Jun 2015 11:27:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Knee-High by the Fourth of July ]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1402/knee-high-by-the-fourth-of-july-/ Sat, 13 Jun 2015 12:00:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1402/knee-high-by-the-fourth-of-july-/ Looking for a homemade side for your next BBQ or tailgate but don’t have the time to make it? Try our made in house Cilantro Lime Grilled Corn. You’ll surprise your friends and family with this alternative flavor to the staple summer side! Fresh and locally grown corn is delivered straight to our kitchen where our chefs grill the sweet corn to bring out the natural flavors. After the cobs come of the grill, Nugget Markets’ chefs finish the corn with our own recipe of cilantro lime compound butter. Give a twist to your next corn on the cob and check it out!

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Sat, 13 Jun 2015 12:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Brews and Bites For Dad!]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1416/brews-and-bites-for-dad/ Sat, 13 Jun 2015 08:00:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1416/brews-and-bites-for-dad/ Our specialty cheese mongers have put together cheese and beer pairings to help you treat Dad like a king this Father’s Day! Grill up a juicy burger, top it with your cheese of choice, add your favorite garnishes such as avocado, bacon, or spicy mustard, and pair with a local brew that will complement your juicy creation!

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Sat, 13 Jun 2015 08:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Apricot Royalty ]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1425/apricot-royalty-/ Fri, 12 Jun 2015 14:10:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1425/apricot-royalty-/ Locally grown organic Royal Blenheim Apricots from Capay Organic Farm are in stores for a short time only! The Blenheim is an old school apricot, tasty to eat and great to use when making jams!

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Fri, 12 Jun 2015 14:10:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Father’s Day Cocktails on Fox 40]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1409/live-from-fox-40-don-ashton/ Fri, 12 Jun 2015 13:20:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1409/live-from-fox-40-don-ashton/ Our very own Don Ashton, wine steward and corporate mixologist, joined Fox 40 this morning to share simple and refreshing cocktails that we can suprise Dad with this Father's Day. Our favorite is his rendition of the classic Mai Tai, the Quasi Mai Tai!

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Fri, 12 Jun 2015 13:20:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Coming to You Live From The Cheese & Beer Bar ]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1419/coming-to-you-live-from-the-cheese-and-beer-bar/ Fri, 12 Jun 2015 09:10:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1419/coming-to-you-live-from-the-cheese-and-beer-bar/ Our specialty cheese mongers have put together cheese and beer pairings to help you treat Dad like a king this Father’s Day! Grill up a juicy burger, top it with your cheese of choice, add your favorite garnishes such as avocado, bacon, or spicy mustard, and pair with a local brew that will complement your juicy creation! 

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Fri, 12 Jun 2015 09:10:00 -0700
<![CDATA[They're Light & Loaded]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1418/theyre-light-and-loaded/ Fri, 12 Jun 2015 07:04:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1418/theyre-light-and-loaded/ Sriracha & Lime Pretzel Crisps. These bold and spicy flat-baked pretzel crackers offer the zesty flavor of sriracha and the refreshing taste of lime! They are exceptionally thin and crisp, but also packed with flavor and crunch. We love to pair them with sliced deli meats, but they are also very dippable and, of course, delicious on their own.

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Fri, 12 Jun 2015 07:04:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Celebrate with Cheese & Local Beer Pairings! ]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1417/celebrate-with-cheese-&-local-beer-pairings-/ Thu, 11 Jun 2015 17:15:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1417/celebrate-with-cheese-&-local-beer-pairings-/ Our region is home to a vast number of local breweries, all producing unique thirst-quenching suds. In the name of easy entertaining and great food and drink, we've paired a few of our favorite local brews with cheeses that make for an extraordinary snacking experience. Whether you’re celebrating the graduating class of 2015, a bride-to-be or the father you love and appreciate, making an appetizer that will impress your guests’ palates is simple when working with these cheese and beer pairings!

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Thu, 11 Jun 2015 17:15:00 -0700
<![CDATA[You Only Live Once. Just BREW.]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1410/you-only-live-once-just-brew/ Wed, 10 Jun 2015 19:00:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1410/you-only-live-once-just-brew/ Yolo Brewing, a West Sacramento based company, is dedicated to crafting some of the finest local brews in the valley! Every beer they make is handcrafted in small-batches and busting with fresh flavor. Yolo Brewing believes that craft beer is more than a beverage. Craft beer is a lifestyle and tastes better when you know where it comes from.

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Wed, 10 Jun 2015 19:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Melon Mania]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1400/melon-mania/ Wed, 10 Jun 2015 08:00:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1400/melon-mania/ According to Dr. Liz Applegate, Ph.D., melons supply a scant 60 calories per cup, are packed with a wealth of nutrients and are loaded with water for hydration. The popular cantaloupe supplies over 100% of vitamin C needs in just one cup, and offers a healthy dose of beta-carotene. The tuscan, crenshaw and canary melons are packed with potassium, which is helpful in controlling high blood pressure, and the honeydew melon comes packed with vitamin C! Finally the crowd favorite, watermelon, is loaded with water, potassium and lycopene, a potent cancer fighter.

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Wed, 10 Jun 2015 08:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Bring Back the Buffalo!]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1397/bring-back-the-buffalo/ Tue, 09 Jun 2015 15:00:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1397/bring-back-the-buffalo/ At New Helvetia, brewing is a mix of art, science, love and hops. Their beers reflect the diverse and eclectic team that creates the brew, drawing on both old traditions and new techniques. They create classic German lagers, Belgian ales, British beers and many innovative hybrids. New Helvetia views their beers as a part of an ongoing experiment in pursuit of perfection!

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Tue, 09 Jun 2015 15:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Please Serve Me Sonoran! ]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1396/please-serve-me-sonoran/ Tue, 09 Jun 2015 08:00:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1396/please-serve-me-sonoran/ Prepared in-house by Nugget Market chefs, the Sonoran Corn salad is a hearty dish that our guests love! After grilling fresh corn, roasting red bell peppers and throwing cilantro, red onions and kidney beans into the mix, our chefs add our own chili-cumin blend. With a hearty helping of vitamin C, protein and fiber, this signature Nugget offering is an irresistible dish that packs a mean punch!

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Tue, 09 Jun 2015 08:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Beaut Pears From Down Under]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1395/beaut-pears-from-down-under/ Mon, 08 Jun 2015 08:00:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1395/beaut-pears-from-down-under/ A favorite pear of ours is here and ready for taste testing! From our neighbors down under, the Taylor’s Gold Pear was first discovered in New Zealand in 1986. It is a natural mutation of the Comice pear, making it even sweeter and juicier than the average pear! Its golden cinnamon, rose-blushed colored skin distinguishes the Taylor’s Gold pear. The fruit tends to be large and plump with a creamy white flesh and smooth texture.

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Mon, 08 Jun 2015 08:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[All Aboard on Track 7!]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1393/all-aboard-on-track-7/ Sun, 07 Jun 2015 15:00:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1393/all-aboard-on-track-7/ Track 7 Brewing Company brews and hand-crafts their ales and lagers seven barrels at a time. Brewing in small batches allows this Sacramento brewery to create dynamic beers that taste fresh. They experiment with all varieties of beer and draw inspiration from American, Belgian, English and German style beers.

Track 7 was established as an outlet for creative expression through unique and artisanal beers. The Graham and Scott families named the company after the brewery’s close proximity to the old Western Pacific railroad tracks, commemorating the integral role the railroad has played in Sacramento’s rich history. Join us in celebrating Sacramento’s history with Track 7 Brewing Company!

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Sun, 07 Jun 2015 15:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Oats From Those Who Think Thin]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1394/oats-from-those-who-think-thin/ Sun, 07 Jun 2015 08:00:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1394/oats-from-those-who-think-thin/ Think Thin’s philosophy of “eating well should taste great” is fully encompassed by their breakfast products. Think Thin’s protein rich oatmeal options, now available at Nugget Markets, are able to fuel those living an active lifestyle. The Madagascar Vanilla and Original Sprouted Grains oatmeals provide a delicious combo of thick and rich texture, and offer a delicious mix of rolled oats, steel cut oats and tred quinoa!

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Sun, 07 Jun 2015 08:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Artichoke Super Food Facts from Dr. Liz]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1392/artichoke-super-food-facts-from-drliz/ Sat, 06 Jun 2015 08:00:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1392/artichoke-super-food-facts-from-drliz/ It's artichoke season and this “super” spring produce is here to provide you and your family with an abundant amount of nutrients! According to Dr. Liz Applegate, Ph.D., this flower bud from the thistle family supplies a wealth of magnesium and potassium that help fight that high blood pressure. The “meaty” part of the artichoke supplies inulin, a prebiotic that helps fuel the healthy bacteria living in our intestines. And if that isn’t enough, one artichoke supplies over 25% of the Daily Value for fiber and vitamin C!

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Sat, 06 Jun 2015 08:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[For the Love of Bikes, Dogs & Brews]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1390/for-the-love-of-bikes-dogs-brews/ Fri, 05 Jun 2015 15:00:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1390/for-the-love-of-bikes-dogs-brews/ Bike Dog Brewery was co-founded by four Sacramento locals who all share a love for bikes, dogs and craft beer. The cofounders love the endless flavor and hop profiles available through brewing fresh beer, and their mission is to share these profiles with all fellow beer drinkers!

Bike Dog is the very first brewery and tasting room in West Sacramento and operates as a three barrel brewhouse. We love supporting this local brewer, and proudly offer a variety of their fresh brews at our stores.

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<![CDATA[Chock Full 'o Chalk!]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1398/chock-full-o-chalk/ Fri, 05 Jun 2015 10:21:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1398/chock-full-o-chalk/ Chalk it Up! Our own Woodland Nugget Markets bakery associate Erin Pennington put chalk to pavement at the Chalk on the Block event, benefiting the Woodland Farmer's Market.

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Fri, 05 Jun 2015 10:21:00 -0700
<![CDATA[New Brie on the Block! ]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1391/new-brie-on-the-block/ Fri, 05 Jun 2015 08:00:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1391/new-brie-on-the-block/ Hand-crafted in Sonoma county and recognized as the “pioneer” of American goat cheese production, Laura Chenel introduces a new milky and mild goat brie. Locally sourced and carefully produced using the highest quality milk, Laura Chenel’s new brie has a bright clean taste with a lush, velvety texture. Visit our specialty cheese department and try this delicious new brie from Laura Chenel!

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<![CDATA[What’s The Raw Dealio?]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1399/whats-the-raw-dealio/ Fri, 05 Jun 2015 07:00:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1399/whats-the-raw-dealio/ The premise of raw cuisine is simple: eat whole fresh unheated foods, primarily nuts, seeds, fruits and vegetables. The flavor possibilities are limitless when incorporating fresh herbs, nut oils and sea salt along with special food preparation techniques to bring out the wonderful flavors of the uncooked foods. And the potential health benefits are many: a daily faire loaded with key nutrients particularly fiber, vitamin C, potassium and water.

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Fri, 05 Jun 2015 07:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Copper River, Where Quality Comes First!]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1389/copper-river-where-quality-comes-first/ Thu, 04 Jun 2015 10:15:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1389/copper-river-where-quality-comes-first/ Just like Nugget Markets, Copper River believes quality comes first! Copper River is known to support healthy salmon runs and is carefully managed to support the long-term sustainability of salmon and their habitat. Copper River has made a commitment to premium quality, family fisherman and long term sustainability, which makes the salmon they bring to market that much better!

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<![CDATA[Rare & Delicious Barrels]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1388/rare-and-delicious-barrels/ Wed, 03 Jun 2015 08:00:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1388/rare-and-delicious-barrels/ At Nugget Markets for a limited time only is Orphan Barrel Forged Oak Bourbon! This Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey has spent 15 years in charred American white oak barrels, and features aromas of cedar, maple and vanilla bean. A whiskey connoisseur will recognize tasting notes of seasoned wood, cocoa and berries, as well as a long, dry and peppery finish. 

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Wed, 03 Jun 2015 08:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Just Throw it in The Skillet! ]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1385/just-throw-it-in-the-skillet/ Tue, 02 Jun 2015 08:00:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1385/just-throw-it-in-the-skillet/ Make dinner easy by cooking up SunFed’s Skillet Meals. Made from 100% grass-fed beef, farm-fresh vegetables and gluten-free sauces, SunFed offers a delicious meal that’s quick and easy to prepare. Located in Woodland California, SunFed Ranch is committed to humanely raising their cattle and producing superior quality beef. With delicious skillet varieties like Teriyaki, Tangerine, and Thai, Sun Fed Skillet meals deliver a hearty meal that your taste buds will enjoy!

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Tue, 02 Jun 2015 08:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[An Oil for All Occasions]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1387/an-oil-for-all-occasions/ Mon, 01 Jun 2015 12:00:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1387/an-oil-for-all-occasions/ With so many oil options available on grocery shelves, it can be daunting to make the correct decision on which oil to use. Should you use olive oil or grapeseed oil? How about avocado oil? The good news is that many oils are very versatile and can be used for a variety of cooking uses. Dr. Liz Applegate, Ph.D. shares a few noteworthy facts about the essential fats and health boosting compounds that some of our favorite oils offer, as well as best uses to help make selecting the correct oil as smooth as possible!

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Mon, 01 Jun 2015 12:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Staybowlize your Mixing! ]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1384/staybowlize-your-mixing/ Mon, 01 Jun 2015 08:00:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1384/staybowlize-your-mixing/ Now Designs newest addition, the Staybowlizer is known for being a helping hand in the kitchen. This 2014 Innovation Award winner makes mixing, whipping and stirring easy. Just cradle any size bowl into the Staybowlizer and avoid slipping and sliding! In addition to keeping bowls in place, the Staybowlizer is great for double boiling. With a heat resistance of up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit, this creative cooking device can take the heat! 

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Mon, 01 Jun 2015 08:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Something Better]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1386/something-better/ Sat, 30 May 2015 08:00:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1386/something-better/ San Francisco based Hampton Creek is out to change the world so that we can all ‘grow up with something better’.  Firm believers in producing clean, quality foods that are affordable and easily attainable, Hampton Creek is making a difference, starting with their very own mayo! Just Mayo is egg free, soy free, dairy free, lactose free, gluten free and cholesterol free, but with it’s undeniably outrageous flavor, you’d never know it was so clean.

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Sat, 30 May 2015 08:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Chalk it Up!]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1355/chalk-it-up/ Fri, 29 May 2015 08:00:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1355/chalk-it-up/ We're proud sponsors of Woodland's first annual Chalk on the Block, in support of the Woodland Farmer's Market.  Chalk on the Block combines art and healthy living to teach our kids about healthy options while having fun and seeing art in action. Come out on May 30th, 8am - 12pm, and check out the Nugget Markets Doodle Zone!

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Fri, 29 May 2015 08:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[The Cheddar Champ is here! ]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1383/the-cheddar-champ-is-here-/ Thu, 28 May 2015 08:00:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1383/the-cheddar-champ-is-here-/ Mull of Kintyre is an award winning cheddar with a distinct honey-like sweetness and rich savory sharpness. Produced in an old whiskey distillery, Mull of Kintyre is slowly aged, and then hand selected for the perfect texture and flavor. Available for a short time only, stop by and try before it’s gone!

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Thu, 28 May 2015 08:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Peaches and Nectarines and apricots, oh my!]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1382/peaches-and-nectarines-and-apricots-oh-my/ Wed, 27 May 2015 17:50:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1382/peaches-and-nectarines-and-apricots-oh-my/ Stone fruit season is upon us and we can’t get enough of these sweet, ripe, juicy fruits, because they’re not only mouthwateringly delicious, they're healthy too. According to Dr. Liz Applegate, Director of Sports Nutrition at UC Davis, nectarines are loaded with potassium, vitamin C and carotenes, and their fuzzy relatives, peaches, supply a wealth of potassium and fiber. Dr. Liz Applegate also says that three lusciously sweet apricots supply almost 80% of the Daily Value for vitamin A as beta carotene, which helps to promote both eye and heart health. Don’t feel guilty enjoying these sweet sweet stone fruits this spring!

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Wed, 27 May 2015 17:50:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Go out of bounds with Unbound Pickling!]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1381/go-out-of-bounds-with-unbound-pickling/ Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1381/go-out-of-bounds-with-unbound-pickling/ Hailing from the Pacific Northwest, Unbound Pickling brings to market high-quality, pickled, seasonal vegetables and herbs combined with natural ingredients, made in small artisan batches and hand packed.

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Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Watermelon & Mint Salad]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1380/watermelon-and-mint-salad/ Mon, 25 May 2015 08:00:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1380/watermelon-and-mint-salad/ Made fresh in our chef led kitchens, juicy watermelon, fresh mint and sharp shaved onions are lightly dressed in a sweet balsamic reduction to create our Watermelon and Mint salad.

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Mon, 25 May 2015 08:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Citrus Brews]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1366/citrus-brews/ Sun, 24 May 2015 08:00:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1366/citrus-brews/ The latest smokin’ hot style of beer right now is known as “shandy” or “radler.” Usually a 50/50 blend of citrus juices, like lemonade or grapefruit juice, this beer packs a wonderful sweet/sour component along with lower alcohol levels. The result is a refreshing beer that’s perfect for the warm weather months and your favorite barbeque. Keep an eye out for Ballast Point Grapefruit Sculpin 6-packs, The Traveler Illusion Grapefruit 6-packs, Schofferhofer Grapefruit 16-ounce can, and the Leinenkugels Summer Shandy 12-packs.

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Sun, 24 May 2015 08:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Glasses for Life]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1379/glasses-for-life/ Sat, 23 May 2015 08:00:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1379/glasses-for-life/ Motivated to prevent exposure of harmful chemicals and plastics to infants, Lifefactory launched health-conscious and safe baby bottles in 2007. Since then, Lifefactory has expanded its product line to include a variety of bottles and glassware.

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Sat, 23 May 2015 08:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Spring Superfood Series: Cherries]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1378/spring-superfood-series-cherries/ Fri, 22 May 2015 09:59:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1378/spring-superfood-series-cherries/ Sweet, juicy cherries. These delicious orbs contain the same anthocyanidin compounds as blueberries which gives cherries their rich color and strong antioxidant capacity, helpful in fending off age-related diseases like cancer. Studies show that cherries’ antioxidant powers may also help runners recover more quickly from marathons and other endurance running efforts. Drinking fresh made cherry juice daily, several days prior to a marathon, and a few days post race helps prevent muscle damage and soreness.

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Fri, 22 May 2015 09:59:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Fresh to Market Sausage for the Season]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/542/fresh-to-market-sausage-for-the-season/ Thu, 21 May 2015 08:00:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/542/fresh-to-market-sausage-for-the-season/ Our Fresh to Market handmade sausage is the perfect entrée for summer grilling. Our Fresh to Market sausages are handmade in–house by our own meat department associates using our signature recipes. Our recipes use the finest ingredients and spices, hand–mixed with our quality ground pork shoulder or ground chicken thighs. We have more than 20 different varieties that we can make, and we generally have 8 to 12 different varieties to choose from in our fresh meat cases.

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Thu, 21 May 2015 08:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Eat Veggies with your Yogurt]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1371/eat-veggies-with-your-yogurt/ Wed, 20 May 2015 08:00:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1371/eat-veggies-with-your-yogurt/ Blue Hill Yogurt is a tasty and nutritious yogurt made with 100% grass-fed cow milk and naturally sweet vegetables. Known for being the first savory yogurt, Blue Hill yogurt is available in unique flavors such as beet, carrot, and butternut squash! With omega-3 fatty acids, anti-inflammatory properties, calcium and probiotics, Blue Hill yogurt provides a delicious yogurt with great nutritional value.

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Wed, 20 May 2015 08:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[The Better Choice is The Better Chip]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1372/the-better-choice-is-the-better-chip/ Tue, 19 May 2015 13:50:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1372/the-better-choice-is-the-better-chip/ At the Better Chip, simple ingredients and bold flavor are important. Utilizing farm-fresh ingredients, The Better Chip delivers chip varieties that are great for snacking and pairing with your favorite dip. Produced with red-ripened jalapeno peppers smoked over wood chips, The Better Chip’s Chipotle and Sea Salt chip variety has a rich smoky flavor with warm lingering heat. The Better Chip has more delicious varieties in store, so stop by and give them a try!

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Tue, 19 May 2015 13:50:00 -0700
<![CDATA[There’s Something in the Coconut Water]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1360/theres-something-in-the-coconut-water/ Mon, 18 May 2015 15:20:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1360/theres-something-in-the-coconut-water/ Naturally sweet, with amazing flavor and a soft mouthfeel, Harmless Harvest’s 100% Raw Coconut Water is real water from organic, fresh, young, coconuts.   Choose from flavors like cinnamon and clove, dark cacao, and raw.  Sustainably harvested and made from young, green, hand-picked coconuts from old-growth organic groves, these coconut waters are picked and bottled at the perfect moment for peak nutrient levels.

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Mon, 18 May 2015 15:20:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Mozzarella Pioneers]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1369/mozzarella-pioneers/ Sat, 16 May 2015 08:00:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1369/mozzarella-pioneers/ Belfiore, a family-owned producer out of Berkeley CA, is a pioneer of producing fresh, traditional Italian mozzarella in America. Small, but mighty, Belfiore is pleasing palates with delicate, fresh and milky tasting organic mozzarella. We savor the Organic Fior di Latte 8 oz ball, as well as their Organic Fresh Pearls of mozzarella. For an instant hit of fresh, milky flavor, add Belfiore pearls to a pasta dish or salad. Grilling up a pizza? Top it with the Fior di Latte for a mozzarella good time!

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Sat, 16 May 2015 08:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Singin’ the Beets]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1368/singing-the-beets/ Fri, 15 May 2015 17:50:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1368/singing-the-beets/ We can’t help but sing ‘beets, beets the magical root’ after being enlightened by Dr. Liz about the nutrition elements of this beauty of a root vegetable. Beets owe their bright colors to betalains, color compounds that studies show act as cancer fighters and antioxidants. According to Dr. Liz, studies also show that beet juice provides nitrates, compounds that indirectly improve blood flow and may significantly lower blood pressure as well as improve blood flow during exercise, thereby boosting performance! Steem ’em, roast ‘em or juice ‘em, just make sure you enjoy ‘em!

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<![CDATA[A World of Rosé]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1367/a-world-of-rose/ Fri, 15 May 2015 16:00:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1367/a-world-of-rose/ Developing the hue of a rosé can be done in a few fashions. A common method used takes place at the beginning of the wine making process when the grapes, yes red grapes with white insides, are crushed and left to macerate with their skins for a short period of time, usually up to three days. The length of time that a grape macerates determines the hue of the wine, be it white, pink or red!  

A popular European varietal, rosés are produced and enjoyed all around the world, from France to Korea, South America and of course the USA. Traditionally categorized as being a sweet varietal, similar to a white zinfandel, the rosé has blossomed in variety and is now being made from Pinot Noir, Grenache and Tempranillo. Typically dry and refreshing, rosés are perfect for pairing with grilled chicken, sausage or fish! 

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Fri, 15 May 2015 16:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[To Your Health-Ade!]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1361/to-your-health-ade/ Tue, 12 May 2015 08:03:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1361/to-your-health-ade/ Follow your gut and check out Health-Aid Kombucha, a bubbly probiotic tea. Handcrafted in small batches, Health-Ade Kombucha contains only the freshest organic and raw ingredients and is made with seasonal, cold-pressed produce from local farmers. Enjoy kombucha any time of day, especially as a great start to your morning.

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Tue, 12 May 2015 08:03:00 -0700
<![CDATA[The King of Cheese!]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1365/the-king-of-cheese/ Mon, 11 May 2015 10:25:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1365/the-king-of-cheese/ Parmigiano Reggiano, referred to as the “King of Cheese,” is an extraordinary cheese with an unmistakable aroma and uniquely delicious taste. Legendarily produced in the middle ages, Parmigiano Reggiano is made utilizing traditional methods in copper vats. Produced from grass and hay fed cows, this cheese is aged for two years before brought to market.

At Nugget Markets we hand crack large wheels of Parmigiano Reggiano that weigh up to 85 pounds! The wheels are so heavy and large that we use the five traditional knives approach to break open the wheel. The initial steps of this process are closer to splitting a piece of wood than cutting a piece of cheese!

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<![CDATA[Porchetta? You Betcha!]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1337/porchetta-you-betcha/ Sat, 09 May 2015 08:00:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1337/porchetta-you-betcha/ Let Nugget Markets prepare dinner for your Mom this Mother's Day! Our chef prepared and rotisseried boneless pork roast is seasoned with toasted fennel and herbs, cooked and presented with its signature crispy skin and juicy moist center. It pairs well with a healthy side of our chef prepared asparagus and fisherman's potatoes. Treat mom to a delicious meal this Mother's Day, and let us do the dishes. 

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Sat, 09 May 2015 08:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Beautiful Grass-Fed Beef!]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1364/beautiful-grass-fed-beef/ Fri, 08 May 2015 15:56:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1364/beautiful-grass-fed-beef/ SunFed organic grass-fed beef comes from ranching families that have been raising cattle here in California for more than 100 years. Their beef is 100% free of any antibiotics or added hormones. And their cattle are raised humanely on high-quality grass in a low-stress free-range environment. When you want to serve healthful, delicious and flavorful beef at your table, just look for the SunFed Organic label—pure grass-fed beef, nourished by the sun!

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Fri, 08 May 2015 15:56:00 -0700
<![CDATA[She’s a Sweet One!]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1363/shes-a-sweet-one/ Thu, 07 May 2015 08:00:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1363/shes-a-sweet-one/ This Mother’s Day celebrate Mom with a cake that’s almost as sweet as she is! Our Nugget Markets Heart Cakes come in either chocolate, red velvet, or vanilla cake varieties with a luscious buttercream icing, ganache or cream cheese frosting. Top it off and touch Mom's heart with a personalized message, lovely buttercream roses or a chocolate covered strawberry.

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Thu, 07 May 2015 08:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Rootin’ Tootin’ Rhubarb!]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1324/rootin-tootin-rhubarb/ Wed, 06 May 2015 08:00:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1324/rootin-tootin-rhubarb/ When cooking with rhubarb, a generous helping of sugar isn’t far behind, as this ruby red colored stalk has a bite that’s bracingly sour. Diced and added to coffee cake, cooked into a sweet-sticky jam, baked into a pie, or reduced and stewed, rhubarb is often paired up with strawberries and apples for the perfect springtime dance.

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Wed, 06 May 2015 08:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Salsa de Mayo]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1362/salsa-de-mayo/ Tue, 05 May 2015 08:00:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1362/salsa-de-mayo/ Don your sombrero and dip that chip! Nugget Markets’ homemade salsa and guacamole are the perfect accompaniment to your fiesta spread. Made from scratch with simple and fresh ingredients, these dips are delicious and irresistible. The most tantalizing of our dips is the guacamole. Made of ripe avocados, tomatoes and a dash of jalapeno, our guacamole is the perfect pairing for any tortilla chip!

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Tue, 05 May 2015 08:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Big Day of Giving 2015 - May 5, 2015]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1353/big-day-of-giving-2015---may-5-2015/ Mon, 04 May 2015 08:00:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1353/big-day-of-giving-2015---may-5-2015/ We're partnering with Give Local Now and the community for the Big Day of Giving 24-hour online giving challenge to benefit more than 500 local non-profit organizations in our immediate area. Starting at Midnight on May 5th, you can help make a difference by supporting your choice of local nonprofits in our community. For more information and to make a donation, visit bigdayofgiving.org.

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Mon, 04 May 2015 08:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Get Wiser With Fischer & Wieser!]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1359/get-wiser-with-fischer-wieser/ Sun, 03 May 2015 08:00:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1359/get-wiser-with-fischer-wieser/ Get wiser with Fischer & Wieser Roasted Raspberry Chipotle Sauce! This award-winning sauce is packed with a delightful and tasty balance of sweet, spicy and smoky. This family business, which has been in operation for more than 40 years, has really knocked the sauce out of the bottle and onto the grill this time around. Fischer & Wieser Roasted Raspberry Chipotle Sauce makes a wonderful dipping sauce or glaze, for fish, pork, ribs or poultry. Introduce your friends to this treat of a sauce next time you decide to get wiser. 

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Sun, 03 May 2015 08:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[And They’re Off…]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1358/and-theyre-off/ Sat, 02 May 2015 08:00:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1358/and-theyre-off/ It’s Derby Day and we’re cheering on our Money Rider with a Money Rider Mint Julep in hand. This year marks the 140th anniversary of ‘The Run for the Roses’ and the mint julep is the quintessential Derby cocktail. Made with fresh mint, mint simple syrup, Kentucky bourbon and plenty of crushed ice, this official  Kentucky Derby libation is traditionally served in chilled silver or pewter cup.

Follow our easy-to-make recipe to make your own Money Rider Mint Julep.

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Sat, 02 May 2015 08:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Kombucha Revival!]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1357/kombucha-revival/ Fri, 01 May 2015 08:00:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1357/kombucha-revival/ One sip of refreshing Revive Kombucha and you’ll be shouting “Hallelujah!”.   This raw organic kombucha is sustainably created, brewed, fermented, and bottled locally in Sonoma County. The company also focuses on operating with a strong sense of stewardship and has implemented the Revive Bottle Exchange program, whereby more than one million pounds of glass has been diverted from landfills!

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Fri, 01 May 2015 08:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Paradise Foods is Becoming Nugget Markets]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1356/paradise-foods-is-becoming-nugget-markets/ Thu, 30 Apr 2015 14:00:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1356/paradise-foods-is-becoming-nugget-markets/ Paradise Foods in Marin County is becoming Nugget Markets, and we couldn’t be more excited for the opportunity to provide Marin County with an extraordinary grocery experience!

All three Marin County stores are open and operating under the leadership of Nugget Markets. Store hours will remain 7am-9pm, Monday-Sunday.

We welcome the Marin community to come visit our stores in Corte Madera, Novato and Tiburon, and thank you for excusing our mess as we transition the stores to Nugget Markets.

  • Corte Madera —5627 Paradise Drive, Corte Madera, CA
  • Novato— 470 Ignacio Blvd., Novato, CA
  • Tiburon— 1 Blackfield Drive, Tiburon, CA
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<![CDATA[May is Bike Month]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1352/may-is-bike-month/ Thu, 30 Apr 2015 08:00:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1352/may-is-bike-month/ May is Bike Month is a regional campaign that focuses on replacing car miles with bike miles. Nugget Market is a strong supporter of May is Bike Month and we encourage our associates to use their bikes to commute, run errands, for recreation and for fitness. In 2014, we pledged more than 15,000 miles and we hope to pledge 20,000 in 2015.

Gather your friends, family and co-workers, and join the movement! Visit http://www.mayisbikemonth.com to create a team and being logging your miles!  

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<![CDATA[We Know Jack!]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1354/we-know-jack/ Wed, 29 Apr 2015 14:35:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1354/we-know-jack/ Benefiting the Vacaville Museum, the We Know Jack public art project brings together business sponsors and local artists in a delightfully captivating way.  Our Vacaville Nugget Market is the proud sponsor of "Jack About Town," on display in our Vacaville store through May.  Hop on over and check out our bodacious bunny, created by Donna Covey!  He's even got a top hat.  

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<![CDATA[Mucho Gaucho]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1335/mucho-gaucho/ Wed, 29 Apr 2015 14:35:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1335/mucho-gaucho/ Expertly trimmed and marinated by our chefs, our Gaucho Style Beef Skewers are grilled and finished with our chimichurri sauce.

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Wed, 29 Apr 2015 14:35:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Oh, and By the Weybridge...]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1338/oh-and-by-the-weybridge/ Sat, 25 Apr 2015 08:00:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1338/oh-and-by-the-weybridge/ From Jasper Hill, Weybridge, an organic cheese with a delicate bloomy rind, is lightly aged to showcase the rich and complex Dutch Belt cow milk from which it's created.  This assertive little cheese possesses lingering notes of leather and smoke with occasional hints of anise and sweet herbs.  

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Sat, 25 Apr 2015 08:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Sprouted Grain Goodness]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1344/sprouted-grain-goodness/ Fri, 24 Apr 2015 08:00:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1344/sprouted-grain-goodness/ Sprouted grains are where it's at when it comes to healthy choices, and we've got an incredible sprouted loaf in our bakeries! Made from scratch and baked fresh in-house daily, our sprouted grain bread 2-pound loaf is scrumptious and good for you, to boot.

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Fri, 24 Apr 2015 08:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Down-to-Earth Wines]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1342/down-to-earth-wines/ Thu, 23 Apr 2015 08:00:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1342/down-to-earth-wines/ At Nugget Markets, we promote and support wineries that are committed to practicing sustainable farming and wine making.  Look for special displays of wonderful earth-friendly wines throughout Nugget Markets now. 

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Thu, 23 Apr 2015 08:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Nugget Goes Green]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1350/nugget-goes-green/ Wed, 22 Apr 2015 08:00:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1350/nugget-goes-green/ At Nugget we love to celebrate Earth Day 365 days a year. And we are committed to constantly improving the impact we make on the environment. Over the last year we have focused on reducing our water and energy usage as well as our waste creation. 

What impact did our efforts make last year?

We diverted over 5.5 million pounds of waste from the landfill.

Our water usage was reduced by 75% which led us save 3.8 million gallons of water.

We added energy-efficient LED lighting as well as energy efficient cooler cases with glass doors to a handful of our stores.

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Wed, 22 Apr 2015 08:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Power to the Flower]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1347/power-to-the-flower/ Tue, 21 Apr 2015 16:31:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1347/power-to-the-flower/ Let your senses be graced with the fragrances of Natural Flower Power. This El Dorado Hills based company produces all-natural, hypoallergenic and biodegradable air fresheners and all-purpose cleaners which are scented using therapeutic grade pure essential oils.

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Tue, 21 Apr 2015 16:31:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Asparagus Two Ways]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1333/asparagus-two-ways/ Mon, 20 Apr 2015 09:00:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1333/asparagus-two-ways/ Delicately blanched at the peak of freshness, our asparagus is available lightly coated with olive oil and pecorino romano or with sesame oil and black sesame seeds.  Made fresh in-house!

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Mon, 20 Apr 2015 09:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Little Fancy Cakes]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1339/little-fancy-cakes/ Sun, 19 Apr 2015 08:00:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1339/little-fancy-cakes/ Sweet and petite, Ettore's European Bakery's cake cups add a delightful dash of dessert to any gathering.  Choose from Champagne Cake or Chocolate Strawberry Cake cups (made with the finest ingredients) from one of our favorite local bakeries!

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Sun, 19 Apr 2015 08:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Spring Superfood Series]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1351/spring-superfood-series/ Sat, 18 Apr 2015 10:00:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1351/spring-superfood-series/ A young version of a white onion, the spring onion's newbie stems and small bulb supply a wealth of nutrients.

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Sat, 18 Apr 2015 10:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Glass is in Session]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1346/glass-is-in-session/ Fri, 17 Apr 2015 09:00:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1346/glass-is-in-session/ Session IPA is one of the hottest new styles of beer, and this year we’re seeing many new entries into the market. With all of the hop aromas you’d expect from an IPA, the session IPA is also lighter bodied with a lower alcohol level, for a great taste that doesn’t fill you up.

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<![CDATA[You’ve Got Pail]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1348/youve-got-pail/ Thu, 16 Apr 2015 15:45:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1348/youve-got-pail/ Enjoy organic recycling made easy with the Compost Pail. This one gallon stainless steel pail holds several days’ worth of kitchen food waste. It’s the perfect holder for storing scraps from the kitchen that haven’t yet made it outside to the main compost bin. This polished pail even has two charcoal filters in the vented lid to ensure an odor free environment.

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<![CDATA[Earth Love]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1349/earth-love/ Thu, 16 Apr 2015 15:45:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1349/earth-love/ Earth Friendly brand and their line of plant-based cleaners make it easy to help keep your family and Mother Nature clean and safe. This family owned company is committed to making products that are biodegradable, non-toxic, free of phosphates and PH neutral. In fact, they are so committed that the company has achieved “champion” status (highest achievable recognition) from the Environmental Protection Agency and its Safer Detergents Stewardship Initiative, for using safer surfactants which help protect aquatic life in both fresh and salt water.  We love using all items they produce including Parsley Plus All-Purpose Cleaner, Lavender Hand Soap and Ecos Free & Clear Laundry Detergent, and we are sure you will, too!

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<![CDATA[Springtime Spanish Cheeses]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1327/springtime-spanish-cheeses/ Wed, 15 Apr 2015 08:31:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1327/springtime-spanish-cheeses/ Forever Cheese's Spanish goat cheeses celebrate spring with creamy textures and bright, lemony flavor.  Available through April 21, Lenora, Pata Cabra, and Cana de Cabra are welcome additions to your springtime cheese board.

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Wed, 15 Apr 2015 08:31:00 -0700
<![CDATA[A Solid “C”]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1330/a-solid-c/ Mon, 13 Apr 2015 05:00:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1330/a-solid-c/ Supporting your immune system never tasted so vibrant and delicious! Thanks to an Emergen-C packet mixed in, our juice bar’s C-Booster supplies a wealth of essential vitamins and minerals, along with blueberries, strawberries and peaches combined with juiced apple and orange.

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Mon, 13 Apr 2015 05:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Talenti A-Plenty!]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1343/talenti-a-plenty/ Wed, 08 Apr 2015 16:36:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1343/talenti-a-plenty/ Talenti Gelato brings seven new, delicious varieties to their line up, available in our stores. Introducing chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Coffee Toffee,  Hazelnut Chocolate Chip, Oatmeal Raisin Cookie, Raspberry Cheesecake, Salted Peanut Caramel, and Tiramisu. 

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Wed, 08 Apr 2015 16:36:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Wee Woolly Winky]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1332/wee-woolly-winkie/ Mon, 06 Apr 2015 11:48:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1332/wee-woolly-winkie/  A petite, 100% grass-fed sheep's milk treat, Wee Woolly is firm with the flavors of milk and grass. As it ages, Wee Woolly develops a lovely forest floor aroma and a buttery, mushroomy flavor with a natural sweetness to its edible white rind.

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<![CDATA[At Last We Miette]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1331/at-last-we-miette/ Fri, 03 Apr 2015 11:38:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1331/at-last-we-miette/ Milky, sweet, slightly mushroomy, and available for a limited time only, Miette is the newest bloomy rind sheep and goat milk cheese from Baetje Farms. 

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<![CDATA[Bananarama]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1329/bananarama/ Fri, 03 Apr 2015 09:14:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1329/bananarama/ Ask for the 'Nananut , and you’ll be presented with a delicious drink blend of bananas, soy nut butter, whey protein, chia seeds and almond milk.

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Fri, 03 Apr 2015 09:14:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Vivacious Vita-Mint! ]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1328/vivacious-vita-mint-/ Fri, 03 Apr 2015 09:08:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1328/vivacious-vita-mint-/ Vita-Mint is a refreshing green powerhouse made with orange, lemon, apple, and pineapple juices along with the zing of mint.

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Fri, 03 Apr 2015 09:08:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Spring Superfood Series]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1317/springtime-superfood-series-asparagus-/ Wed, 01 Apr 2015 10:15:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1317/springtime-superfood-series-asparagus-/ One cup of asparagus provides a staggering 110% of vitamin K needs (vital for bone health) and more than 60% of folate (a B vitamin key that's key to a healthy pregnancy) needs.

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Wed, 01 Apr 2015 10:15:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Cheesemonger's Duel]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1326/cheesemongers-duel/ Fri, 27 Mar 2015 10:44:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1326/cheesemongers-duel/ Our three teams of specialty cheese associates created amazing bites for the Cheesemonger's Duel at the California Artisan Cheese Festival.  Our teams treated attendees to delectible tastes such as "Redwood Hill Farms Smokin' Goat Apple Pie," "Morning Buzz," and "Aprilicious Chocopricous."  

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Fri, 27 Mar 2015 10:44:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Cheesy Desserts]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1315/cheesy-desserts/ Fri, 27 Mar 2015 09:00:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1315/cheesy-desserts/ We’ve got three exceptional combos that make for a fun alternative to a traditional dessert. Check out Point Reyes Original Blue with fig spread and caramelized pecans, Brillat Savarin French Triple Creme with fresh raspberries, and Cypress Grove Humboldt Fog with dark chocolate!

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Fri, 27 Mar 2015 09:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Strawberry Fields Forever]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1325/strawberry-fields-forever/ Fri, 27 Mar 2015 08:00:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1325/strawberry-fields-forever/ Bright red and beautiful, these versatile gems work with just about any meal or snack. Blend into smoothies, add to salads, enjoy raw out of hand, top desserts, and pair with rhubarb in a pie or tart.

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Fri, 27 Mar 2015 08:00:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Easter Brunch Cocktails]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1320/easter-brunch-cocktails/ Tue, 24 Mar 2015 15:03:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1320/easter-brunch-cocktails/ Don Ashton, wine steward at our Woodland Nugget Markets, visited the team at KCRA and shared two of his favorite spring cocktails. For the grown ups, Don suggests our lemony Cello Rita or our berrylicious Blackberry Bramble, made with a blackberry syrup that's easy to make at home. Omit the alcohol and serve the Blackberry Bramble as a delicious alcohol-free accompaniment to your Easter menu. 

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Tue, 24 Mar 2015 15:03:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Spring Superfood Series]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1319/springtime-superfood-series-watercress/ Mon, 23 Mar 2015 15:09:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1319/springtime-superfood-series-watercress/ Watercress is grown in water and like its veggie cousins, broccoli and kale, watercress is also rich in vitamins K and C. And like other brassica vegetables, watercress contains a potent cancer fighter called sulforaphane.

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Mon, 23 Mar 2015 15:09:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Spring Superfood Series]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1316/superfood-series-strawberries/ Mon, 23 Mar 2015 15:01:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1316/superfood-series-strawberries/ This springtime fruit has much to offer: 120% of the Daily Value for vitamin C, a good dose of the trace mineral manganese (important in cell protection) and the B vitamin folate (vital for heart health) in just one cup sliced—all for only 45 calories!

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Mon, 23 Mar 2015 15:01:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Spring Superfood Series—Arugula]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1321/springtime-superfood-series-arugula/ Wed, 18 Mar 2015 15:56:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1321/springtime-superfood-series-arugula/ With only 5 calories per cup, arugula comes loaded with an array of phytonutrients called indoles that help lower risk for both stomach and colon cancers.

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Wed, 18 Mar 2015 15:56:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Breaking Bread]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1300/breaking-bread/ Fri, 13 Mar 2015 08:34:00 -0700 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1300/breaking-bread/ Visit our bakery this St. Patrick’s Day for a round or two of our own Irish soda bread, made from scratch using a traditional recipe and baked in-house by our Nugget Markets bakers. A real guest favorite around this time of year, our soda bread is made with the classic recipe with added raisins for a little burst of sweetness and flavor.

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Fri, 13 Mar 2015 08:34:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Nugget Markets Ranks #26 on FORTUNE’s National List]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1314/nugget-markets-ranks-26-on-fortunes-national-list/ Thu, 05 Mar 2015 09:32:00 -0800 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1314/nugget-markets-ranks-26-on-fortunes-national-list/ It’s our 10th year on FORTUNE Magazine’s national listing of the “100 Best Companies to Work For,” thanks to our amazing associates’ passion and commitment to providing outstanding service and to creating a fun, unique work environment.

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Thu, 05 Mar 2015 09:32:00 -0800
<![CDATA[Beer Week Buddies]]> http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1313/beer-week-buddies/ Tue, 03 Mar 2015 13:58:00 -0800 http://www.nuggetmarket.com/articles/1313/beer-week-buddies/ In honor of our favorite beers, we've got amazing pairing suggestions to complement amber ales, lagers and pilsners, pale ales & IPAs, and Hefeweisen & wheat beers.   

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