In this issue
Nugget Markets Reusable Mugs
Save the environment one cup at a time — and save some strain on your pocketbook. With Nugget’s reusable coffee mugs, each refill is only $1 every day, up to 20 oz.
Pacifica Solid Perfumes and Soy Candles
Want to smell especially pretty on Earth Day (and every other day of the year)? Try Pacifica’s solid perfumes, made from organic coconut and soy wax.
To make your home smell equally delicious, Pacifica also has a line of soy candles that are clean burning. Pick from scents including Vanilla Vera Cruz, French Lavender, Vietnamese Ylang Ylang and Tuscan Blood Orange.
Passover, Morning and Evening
From sunrise to sunset, find Kosher for Passover products at Nugget. For morning we have Café Jerusalem Kosher Lion’s Gate Coffee, paired with Manischewitz Mandel cuts in plain or marbled varieties. In the evening, sample Baron Herzog Cabernet Sauvignon, Streit’s Macaroons and Manischewitz Passover Chocolate Brownie Mix with Fudge Frosting.
Nugget Sponsors Relay for Life
4/19/2008 — Join Nugget’s associates as they walk for the fight against cancer. Nugget Markets is a silver sponsor for the Relay for Life event in Roseville, beginning at 10:00 AM at 9300 Prairie Woods Way, Roseville, CA.
Nugget Co Sponsors Solano Wine and Food Jubilee
April 25th at 6:30PM under the tent at the Nut Tree in Vacaville.
Must be 21 years of age or older to attend.
For more info visit www.wineandfoodjubilee.org
El Dorado Musical Theatre presents The Wiz – underwritten by Nugget Markets
April 25-May 4th For ticket information visit www.edmt.info
Davis Musical Theatre Co. presents The Music Man, underwritten by Nugget Markets
May 3rd – 18th
Visit www.dmtc.org to purchase tickets.
Fresh to Market
April 17, 2008
Volume 2, Issue 8
We hope you enjoyed reading this issue of Fresh to Market. Fresh to Market is a free, bi-weekly email publication of Nugget Market, Inc.
The asparagus harvest is in full swing, which inspires us to create a slew of recipes centered around one of our (and, we hope, your) favorite vegetables.
Try our Grilled Asparagus with Black Bean Salsa. In honor of Earth Day, reuse those asparagus ends after you’ve trimmed them by turning them into soup! Asparagus ends can sometimes be fibrous though, so make sure you give them a good long turn in the blender.
We love the risottos from Lundberg Family Farms not only because they’re creamy and delicious, but also for the company’s “green” consciousness. The 70-year-old family business has used farming methods that care for the soil, wildlife, air and water from the beginning. Try a wide range of risotto flavors including Cheddar Broccoli, Italian Herb and Florentine — all organic and gluten-free!
Try these planet-friendly brews for relaxation in a cup:
Yerba Maté: Packed with antioxidants and rich in B vitamins and minerals, yerba maté is nature's original energy tonic. Choose either the box of 24 individually wrapped tea bags for maximum ease and convenience, or try loose Yerba Maté tea leaves.
Organic Darjeeling Green Tea: What could be greener than green tea? Alter Eco Green Tea is grown on the foothills of the Himalayas at 7,000 feet. At this altitude the tea leaves are small with an intense natural aroma and produce an elegant, sweet-tasting green tea.
Organic Lemon Ceylon Green Tea: Alter Eco Lemon Green Tea is a delicate blend of high-grown organic green tea and organic lemongrass. Grown at 4,000 feet and continuously exposed to the winds, these tender tea leaves develop particularly intense aromas. The tartness of lemon fused with the anti-aging benefits of green tea make this an invigorating beverage!
Paint your kitchen green for Earth Day (figuratively, at least) with these great Earth-friendly products. OK Organic Kitchen towels, dishcloths and potholders are made with organic cotton and dyes. Also try Pure Bakeware by Chantal — choose from batter bowls, square baking pans and multi-use mugs, all fired with a clear natural glaze, free from coloring agents, that reduces the environmental impact by up to 50 percent.
Even the most dedicated composters know it’s not practical to run to the backyard every time an apple core or egg shell needs to be disposed of. With Norpro’s one gallon Ceramic Compost Keeper, you can now tuck spare compost bits away in this attractive counter-top container until you’re ready to take them out — and the best part is, the charcoal filter in the lid keeps the whole process odorless!
Health Notes from Dr. Liz:
These mighty spears protect your heart and also foster a healthy pregnancy with a natural source of the B-vitamin folate. Just a half-cup serving, about six spears cooked, contains almost half the daily value of folate, all in only 22 calories. Asparagus also supplies a hefty dose of vitamin K, a fat-soluble vitamin that researchers have determined plays a big role in bone health.
Select firm spears that don’t appear shriveled at the end from dehydration. Use the tender tips raw in salads or lightly steamed as a side dish. The thicker stems can be cooked to a tender finish in soups or casseroles.
—Liz Applegate, Ph.D.