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Michael and Monica Keller have been producing high-quality olive oils in Bangor and Loma Rica since 1999. Calolea has been certified “extra virgin” by the California Olive Oil Council since 2000. The olives on the Keller’s 100-year-old Mission and Manzanillo trees are hand picked, stone crushed and cold pressed within 24 hours to create the finest oil possible. Calolea is known for their early harvest extra virgin style, which is a very pronounced, robust profile; crushing from a mix of greener olives results in less oil but more flavor!
Since the early 1980s, Jim and Deborah Durst have been growing and distributing organic produce. Well known for their exceptional cherry tomatoes and watermelon, their farm practices are based on the maxim "Feed the soil and the soil will feed the plants." This fourth generation farm is located in "Hungry Hollow" at the mouth of the Capay Valley. Durst Grape Cherry Tomatoes are on sale this week at 2/$4! (pint size)
In business for 18 years, Dave’s Gourmet is a diversified food company specializing in all-natural, award-winning pasta sauces. They have most recently won two awards for Outstanding Pasta Sauce in the Specialty Food Industry (2009 and 2010) and continue to expand their line of delicious products. All of their products are made with all-natural ingredients; no additives and no preservatives are added. A number of their items are gluten-free and certified organic.
Copper Hill olives are grown on a small family farm in Yolo County, California, by the father-and-son team of Joe and Ken Muller. Copper Hill gets its name because the trees are grown on the south-facing slope of a rocky hillside, where the soil is a coppery color. In addition to the olive trees, Copper Hill also grows pomegranates and figs, which contribute to their flavored balsamic vinegar line including strawberry, fig, black currant, and pomegranate flavors. At Copper Hill, a 17-Kilowatt solar-energy system produces enough power to supply all the needs of the farm.
Fresh to Market Event: Local Love
Join us at our Fresh to Market Event featuring all things local at Nugget Markets on Covell in Davis beginning at 11 AM! Don't miss this opportunity to not only learn about, but taste some of the amazing products we carry from these local companies:
Placer Business Tweetup
Join us at Nugget Markets in Roseville from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. for this exciting networking event! Please RSVP at placerbusinesstweetup.com. Sample items from our kitchen, bakery and more! Plus, taste wines from Matchbook Winery at $5/flight, and meet owners John and Lane Giguiere!
Live on the Boulevard - El Dorado Hills
The El Dorado Hills Town Center hosts a total of 14 free outdoor summer concerts, every Thursday evening from 6pm - 8pm at the Steven Young Amphitheater. Nugget is delighted to partner with the Town Center to make possible these free, fun, summertime evenings for the community. Tonight, it’s Lena Mosley & the Badd Blues Band. eldoradohillstowncenter.com.
Wine and Beer Tastings with Nugget Markets- Sept 16
Stop by these Nugget Markets for an evening of wine tasting, 5-7pm at $5/flight:
Community Heart Walk - American Heart Association
Come on out for the American Heart Association’s Community Walk on Sat., Sept. 17 at William Land Park, 8:00am to 12:30pm. It’s a fun, family event and proceeds support the AHA’s cardiovascular research and community education programs. Stop by the Nugget booth for goodies and info. For more details and to register, email email@example.com.
Placer County Honey Festival
In this issue of Fresh to Market we celebrate all things local!
This recipe features some of our favorite local products: Copper Hill Fig Balsamic, Calolea Olive Oil and Fresh to Market free-range chicken.
Jean Arnold began 479 Popcorn with a fond childhood memory of cozy evenings spent playing cards and devouring fresh popcorn with her family. Her mother only served organic popcorn made in a stovetop popper that she’d hand crank. While studying at Le Cordon Bleu in London, Jean came upon the discovery that 479 degrees Fahrenheit is the optimal temperature for popping corn, hence the name of her artisan product. Today, Jean makes popcorn by hand in the San Francisco kitchen she started with her husband. This artisan popcorn is made in small batches with locally sourced ingredients whenever possible. Organic heirloom corn and organic agave syrup are used instead of high-fructose corn syrup in the caramel recipe.
Stop by our deli for flavorful Heirloom Tomato Caprese: fresh tomatoes (sourced locally from Riverdog Farms and Durst Organic Farmers), mozzarella, olive oil and basil.
All PRIDEClean™ products are packaged and labeled by people with disabilities at PRIDE Industries. For 45 years, PRIDE Industries has been creating jobs for people with a wide range of disabilities, including autism, cerebral palsy, down syndrome and other physical, intellectual and developmental disabilities. PRIDEClean™ products for the home come in a six-refill bottle, providing seven total bottles of efficient and earth-friendly cleaning solution in each recyclable container. The special self-contained squeezable compartment contains six refills of safe-super concentrate. Simply back-off the cap, squeeze, and add water to refill up to six times for a significant price savings over similar single-use products. PRIDEClean™ products were designed to meet the stringent standards of the EPA’s Design for Environment (DfE) program, the same creators of the trusted Energy Star label. PRIDEClean™ products contain no ammonia, no VOCs, no phosphates, and no toxic by-products, and they are biodegradable.
Winters, CA The Harlan family has been farming in Northern California for five generations. They have bees located throughout Yolo, Sacramento, Solano and Colusa counties, not only on their land, but also that of other farmers and ranchers to help pollinate crops. When it is time to extract honey from the comb, Bullfrog Bees does so without heat – preserving all the beneficial enzymes. It is then sieved through stainless steel strainers, which preserves trace pollen grains and other beneficial nutrients. Then the Harlan’s hand bottle each individual jar and apply the decorative label, adding a touch of color to nature’s golden bounty: The world’s first and finest sweetener.
We love to support our neighbors and we're proud to have the Harlans produce our Fresh to Market honey.