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Special Diets Icons
We display icons on the shelf tags of many specialty products to help identify them to our guests.
- All products with this icon contain no dairy products.
- All products with this icon have the “Fair Trade Certified” insignia.
- All products with this icon contain no gluten.
- All products with this icon are certified to meet the American Heart Association’s criteria for saturated fat and cholesterol for healthy people over age two.
- All products with this icon were produced outside of the United States.
- All products with this icon were produced within 100 miles of our corporate headquarters in Woodland, California.
- All products with this icon meet the FDA standard for low-sodium products, which is 140 milligrams of sodium per serving.
- All products with this icon are certified organic by the USDA, which means they contain at least 95 percent organic ingredients.
- All products with this icon contain no added sugars.
Please note, these icons are meant to assist our guests while shopping, but they are not intended to be used as medical advice. It is still important to read the labels, as ingredients and manufacturers can change.
Beer Tastings - March 3
Sacramento Beer Week’s in full swing, so stop by these Nugget Markets locations for beer tastings, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.:
- Woodland - Mendocino
- Florin - Rubicon
- West Sacramento - Sierra Nevada
- Roseville - Gordon Biersch
- Elk Grove - Deschutes
- El Dorado Hills - Lagunitas
- Vacaville - Port Brewing
Wine and Beer Tastings - March 4
Stop by these Nugget Markets for an evening of wine tasting, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.:
- Florin - Small Family Wineries from Italy
- West Sacramento - Bogle Winery: A Special Tasting Honoring Patty Bogle
The Capital Beerfest
We’re excited to be a major sponsor of Sacramento Beer Week! Come to Cal Expo on Saturday, March 5, for “the biggest beer festival Sacramento has ever seen.” Check out a collection of breweries from across California and a few from around the world, with a few small craft breweries never before poured in Sacramento. More than 60 breweries are expected and Nugget Markets will be there with a tasting table of Nugget specialties. For more information, visit sacramentobeerweek.com.
Empty Bowls — River City Food Bank
Nugget Markets is honored to help support the River City Food Bank and this year’s Empty Bowls fundraiser dinner and luncheon, at the Sacramento Masonic Temple on March 7 (5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.) and March 8 (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.). Each ticket includes a gourmet soup meal and a hand-crafted bowl as a reminder of hunger in our community. For more info, visit rivercityfoodbank.org.
Stop by these stores where you can sample products throughout the store and pick up a copy of our gluten-free products listing. Learn about our Special Diets labeling program, too.
- March 18 – El Dorado Hills
- March 19 – Davis, Covell Blvd.
- March 20 – Roseville
Empty Bowls — Elk Grove Food Bank Services
Nugget Markets teams up with the Elk Grove Food Bank Services on March 12 from 11 a.m. — 1:30 p.m. for the Empty Bowls fundraiser luncheon at the 1st Baptist Church of Elk Grove. Proceeds from this event help the food bank’s programs and efforts to feed the hungry in our community. For more information, visit elkgrovefoodbankservices.org.
Elk Grove, CA
A Taste of Davis
Presented by the Davis Chamber of Commerce, this year’s Taste of Davis takes place March 18 at the Veterans Memorial Hall, 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Nugget Markets joins with local area restaurants and wineries, and we’ll be there with a tasting table of our signature foods. For more information, visit davischamber.com.
For more information on upcoming events in your community, please visit the events section of our Web site.
Fresh to Market
March 2, 2011
Volume 5, Issue 4
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.
Prices valid 3/2/2011 – 3/8/2011.
Shopping for Special Diets Made Easier
At Nugget Markets, we understand that shopping while accommodating a special dietary need can be challenging and even frustrating. We have created a variety of resources that contain helpful information to make diet management a little bit easier. You can download store-specific product lists for several common special diets and specialty products including locally grown, organic, fair trade, imported, gluten free, heart healthy, low sodium, sugar free, and dairy free.
Gluten-Free Fettuccine with “15-Minute Marinara”
When you ask someone with a gluten allergy what foods they miss the most, many will tell you “bread and pasta!” Well, we have a new recipe for a fresh egg pasta
that is both gluten free and tasty. We recommend using a pasta roller because it makes things so much easier, but a rolling pin will work as well. “I invented this dish when I got home from work late and didn’t have much in my fridge. I always have pasta and canned San Marzano tomatoes in my pantry. This dish is quick and easy, and it works well with any dried pasta, as well as our gluten-free dough.”
– Jeff Clark, Executive Chef
Gluten-Free Pappardelle with Duck Confit and Parsnips
Just because it’s gluten free doesn’t mean it can’t be decadent! Sautéing the parsnips in the extra duck fat gives them a depth and richness that is just outrageous. The bitter bite from the arugula rounds out the dish for balance.
Lucero Balsamic Vinegar
We love this locally produced balsamic vinegar from our friends over at Lucero, who are third-generation California olive growers. Their balsamics are handcrafted using all-natural ingredients. On sale this week for just $8.49, save $1.50.
We love Numi Tea because it tastes great, it’s Fair Trade and it’s produced not far from here in Oakland, California. Founded by a brother-and-sister team who still run the company, Numi is committed to Fair-trade and sustainable practices.
Oregon Chai Concentrates
When it comes to producing a truly delicious Chai tea, only the finest ingredients will do. That’s why Oregon Chai only uses organic and natural ingredients in all their products. In fact, most of Oregon Chai’s 32 oz. concentrates are over 90 percent organic. Select varieties are on sale for $2.99, save $2.30.
Health Notes with Dr. Liz
The protein in wheat, called gluten, can wreak havoc for people suffering from Celiac disease (a serious and debilitating inflammatory condition of the intestines). Some people who suffer from less severe GI troubles, such as gas and bloating, may also find relief by omitting sources of gluten in their diets*.
Here are a few tips on eating gluten free:
- Read the label: Anything made from wheat (pasta, bread, muffins, crackers and more) has gluten, and this protein is also found in barley and rye. Look for malt on the label of processed foods, which is made from wheat.
- Reach for rice, corn and potatoes: Corn tortillas, breakfast cereals, brown and white rice and polenta all make excellent complex carbohydrate choices for a gluten-free diet. Check rice and corn-based breakfast cereals to make sure they are 100 percent wheat-free. Potatoes, whether mashed or baked, are free of gluten (check labels on potato chips for added wheat).
- Select snacks wisely: Most crackers and pretzels are made from wheat flour, but popcorn, 100 percent corn chips, rice chips and rice cakes make great alternatives for standard munchies.
- Back off on beer: Most beers are made from barley malt. But wine is gluten free, so enjoy it in moderation.
- Shop gluten free: An array of new products, from breads and pastas to sauces and frozen foods, are available gluten free. Check with the guest services desk at Nugget for a listing of gluten-free products available in the store (also marked on the shelves with a special gluten-free icon).
* Seek a medical diagnosis if you experience any type of serious intestinal trouble, and check with a health professional before making big dietary changes.
—Liz Applegate, Ph.D.