[Wheatsville] Party!!! This Saturday from 4-10 and the most amazing deals EVER!!!
dangillotte at gmail.com
Wed Oct 7 17:53:33 EDT 2009
I hope that you are planning to come party down with us at our Grand
reOpening Celebration this Saturday from 4-10pm! It's going to be an amazing
We have lots of fun stuff planned for the whole family!*
LIVE MUSIC** and presentations
4:00 Kids show w/ Laura Freeman & the Hay Holly's**
4:45-6:00 Long-time owner Jimmy Robertson, Board President Rose Marie Klee,
General Manager Dan Gillotte and local dignitaries speak to the crowd about
this auspicious occasion
6:00 Justin Rayfield (music)**
7:00 Two High String Band**
8:30 PONG *in a VERY special performance that we'll be talking about for a
*Free Kids Activities including face painting, balloon animals, & a
Non-Profit Community Groups our Owners have supported over the year
Free Samples from many of our Local Vendors
Food Drive w/ Capital Area Food Bank
Talk with Paul Willis founder & manager of Niman Ranch Pork, including
Visit with one of Organic Valley's Dairy Farmers
We'll be providing OFF SITE parking at Mid-Town Medical Parking Garage on W.
38th between Lamar and West Ave. The Rockin' Rides Bio-diesel shuttle will
pick you up at the 37th street side of the garage and bring you back to
Wheatsville. There is also parking in the neighborhood on Saturday.
We're also featuring some of the best DEALS ever this Saturday (while
*Organic Bananas for just 69 cents a pound!
Organic Broccoli for just 99 cents per pound!
Amy's Organic Burritos Buy one, get one free!!!
16 oz latte, mocha or cappuccino for the amazingly low price of $1.50!!!
Boars Head Mesquite Smoked Turkey for just $6.99 a pound!
Boars Head Muenster for $2.99 a pound!
Popcorn Tofu on the Hot Food Bar for just $7.99 a pound!
So, come on down and celebrate with us!
Special note: *while we would love to have you all come to the party, we
know that some of you are just looking to shop on Saturday. While we will do
everything we can to send partiers to our parking garage, parking will still
be hairy during the party. Sooo... Please consider getting your shopping
done early on Saturday if you can.* And of course, walking, biking or
bussing to Wheatsville is ALWAYS a good option!
*Please(!) if you are coming for the party and planning to stay for a while
we ask that you park off site to preserve whatever parking we can for those
folks that just want to get in and shop. We really appreciate your help with
Yep, we've got the most rare of local fruit, local Apples! And they are
*Greetings from Cheese Island!*
Have I got something special for you!!! I am bringing in 3 special cheeses
for your enjoyment. Let me start with the Local cheeses. I am bringing in 2
new cheeses from Veldhuizen Farms. One is Stuart Veldhuizen’s take on an
Alpine cheese. *“Green’s Creek Gruyere* ages in their on-farm cave for up to
9 months. The result is a semi-firm cheese with intense flavor. While
hitting key notes of the Swiss classic, this Gruyere has a subtle nutty
flavor all its own.” Also coming in is *Veldhuizen’s Bosque Blue*. “Much
like a Stilton, Bosque is robust in flavor with a creamy, yet crumbly,
texture. It’s lovely straw-yellow coloring is thanks to all the healthy
grass that the Veldhuizens' free-ranging cows get to munch on.”
Recently, I was fortunate enough to attend the *American Cheese Society’s
Annual Cheese Conference* and was able to try many of the thousands of
cheeses shown at the conference. There were *Cheddars, Bries, Fetas, Chevre*…
oh I could go on and on, but the one cheese that I tasted and fell in love
with was the *Rogue River Blue*. This Blue cheese, from Rogue Creamery, not
only took first in the *Cows milk Blue Category*, but took best in show. I
knew, after tasting this cheese, that I wanted to bring it in so that you
could experience what I had experienced. Unfortunately, this cheese is a
seasonal cheese and I had to wait for it to come into season. Ooohhh what a
long three months it has been, but now, finally, it is on a plane and should
be here tomorrow or Friday. So what is the Rogue River Blue that I speak of?
It is a seasonal raw milk Blue cheese from Rogue Creamery out of Oregon. It
is aged up to a year in rooms that simulate the conditions of the caves used
to age Roquefort. This allows the naturally occurring molds to collect on
the cheese and gives it a signature *terroir*.* Also adding to the cheese’s
terroir, the cheese is wrapped in grape leaves collected from Carpenter
Hills Vineyard that is located along theRouge River Valley and these grape
leaves are macerated with Clear Hills Pear Brandy. Yes this cheese will be
expensive, but you work hard and you deserve to treat yourself well. What a
treat this cheese is!! So now that cooler weather is prevailing buy you a
piece of the Rogue River Blue, a nice Concorde pear, a crusty baguette and a
bottle of bubbly. Go home open up all the windows so that fresh fall air
fills your home, turn down the lights, light some candles, put on some
wonderful music and enjoy the moment. Treat yourself Well!!
**Terroir *a term associated with wine. It is used to describe the flavors
given to the grape from the environment that it is grown. This environment
would include the soil, weatherconditions and water used to irrigate the
vinyards. So when someone refers to a cheese’s terroir they are referring to
flavors given to it from its surroundings, which would include the naturally
occurring molds from the area and the grass the cows eat.
*News from the Meat Department*
Faithful patrons of the meat market at Wheatsville food Coop. If you love
what we've been doing the last few years, then you must not miss the grand
re-opening events this Saturday. We'll have several of our producers in the
store sampling their products and answering questions about their practices
using in the raising of your beef and poultry. Patty Jacobs, from *Bastrop
Cattle Company*, will be inside the store by the meat counter offering tasty
grass-fed beef treats. Jane Levan from *Dewberry Hills Farm* will be outside
answering questions and discussing their pasture raised chickens, hand
raised for Wheatsville Food Coop.
I'm personally most excited for the owners of Wheatsville food coop to get
the opportunity to meet *Paul Willis* from *Niman Ranch Pork*. Having
recently spent time in Iowa getting to tour Paul Willis's operation and
hearing him speak, I'm overjoyed to be sharing some of my experience with
the owners, workers, and general public.
Paul Willis is pork producer for Niman Ranch pork program. Although he's a
farmer first he is also oversees the 500 coop run family farms. He and Niman
Ranch are on the forefront of animal welfare treatment in the US. Niman
producers have recently adopted a 21 point animal welfare system created by
Dr. Temple Grandin. They're praised for running confinement free farms, and
are modern marvels of biodiversity. Paul has a great story to tell I high
recommend taking the opportunity to hear him speak. So head to the
north-west corner of the parking lot, for a picnic style meet and greet on
the grass. He and our friends from Lonestar Food service, Franklin, Travis,
and Todd will be there offering samples of bratwurst, BBQ style pulled pork,
and hot dogs--yum!
Wheatsville is preparing and stuffing our own sausages now. Made from the
best Niman Ranch cuts and mixed with natural and fresh spices and
ingredients. This is a first for Wheatsville and we’re very proud of the
program. To promote our great sausages we’re reducing the price .50 cents in
the month of October. Look for Sweet Italian, Hot Italian, Chorizo, and
country style breakfast sausage in the full service meat counter by the
deli. Sausages are regularly $7.99lb, but for October they’ll be $7.49lb.
These sausages come linked in natural casings and in bulk, not linked. You
can prepare these many different ways; grilled, pan fried, steamed, baked,
and crumbles can be pan fried. Come by and pick some up!
Oh yea and we have deals too!!
Niman Ranch Beef boneless ribeyes $14.99 lb, regular $16.99 lb.
Niman Ranch Beef top sirloin steaks $8.99 lb , regular $9.99 lb.
Niman Ranch Beef 85/15 ground sirloin $7.99 lb, regular $8.99 lb.
Applegate sliced pepperoni $5.49, regular $5.99.
In The Grocery Aisle
*Living Harvest Hemp Milk:*
Living Harvest has perfected the process of making a creamy and smooth hemp
milk. Hemp milk is high in both omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. It is also
loaded with vitamins and minerals, and all 10 essential amino acids. *Living
Harvest Tempt Hemp Milk *is a very enjoyable and beneficial alternative to
dairy or soy milk. The consistency is perfect for cereal or as a drink by
itself. It can also be substituted cup for cup in recipes that call for
dairy milk. Wheatsville has five varieties of Tempt on sale this month for
$2.89. We also have cases on hand. Check out Living Harvest at
www.livingharvest.com Justin Merrifield, Grocery Buyer
I hope that you have a great week!!!
Wheatsville GM and e-mail guy!
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