Hey, Check This Out! July 2019

BARNANA Organic Chewy Banana Bites

BARNANA is on a mission to end food waste on organic banana farms by upcycling the bananas that used to go to waste. When “imperfect” bananas have scuffs, are a little too ripe, or aren’t the perfect size they’re typically rejected for export. Farmers lose up to 20% of their bananas! So those delicious bananas have now been turned into organic snacks. Pretty cool, huh? Check out all three flavors — Coconut, Peanut Butter Cup, and Delicious Dark Chocolate.

WORTHY Blendie Bowl

The WORTHY BLENDIE BOWL is an entirely new category of plant-based deliciousness. Veggies, fruits, protein & fiber from legumes & chia – all in one little bowl! Worthy nourishment without animal products. Grab a spoon and dig into STRAWBERRIES & GREENS—a wonderfully sweet & tart blend of kale, broccoli, legumes, chia, fresh banana & strawberry 🍓🥬 🍌 🥦 🥄

NATIERRA Freeze-dried Organic Pomegranate Arils

With no sugar added, NATIERRA Freeze-Dried Organic Pomegranate Arils are a great on-the-go snack or a deliciously crunchy topping for your yogurt, oatmeal, cereal, ice cream, chia pudding…and so much more! They’re a great source of fiber and we’ve been topping off our Blendie Bowls with these beautiful bright pink gems!


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Kelly and Scott Brodeur set out to bring back a nostalgic flavor of potato chips from their past. Their simple process of making small-batch chips creates a super thin and crispy chip with just enough seasoning to complement the natural characteristics of the potato—making their “ordinary” flavor anything but ordinary. Their other flavor profiles are built on unique nostalgic New England food memories: “Thankful” reminiscent of Thanksgiving stuffing, “Cookout” dusted with Applewood smoked salt & pepper, and “Maine Maple” — a subtle but spectacular salty, sweet and crunchy snack. Savor these chips alongside a favorite burger or sandwich and a cold craft brew asap.


Louisa Conrad and Lucas Farrell are making some of the most delicious caramels you have ever tasted at their picturesque farm in southern VT. Their secret ingredient is the delicious milk from their herd of happy and healthy, “free-browsing” companions. You will want to eat these all yourself (try all 3 flavors— Brown Butter Bourbon, Sea Salt & Vanilla, and Raspberry Rhubarb) but just in case you’re inclined to share, the caramels come in a sweet box with drawings of the goats and it’s a lovely local gift to bring when you’re traveling this summer. BTW, you’ll find these above the cheese case.

MINA Moroccan Preserved Lemons

We’ve now got Preserved Lemons on our shelf. Lemon pulp and rind are essential to Moroccan cuisine where they are used in tagines and salads. They also compliment any dish that benefits from a lemony taste. Try this easy Asparagus & Broccoli Salad with Preserved Lemon Dressing:

1 large head broccoli, cut into medium florets
1 bunch asparagus, trimmed and halved
🍋 Preserved Lemon Dressing:
6 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
4 tbsp Mina preserved lemons brine
2 tbsp Mina preserved lemon pulp, minced
2 tsp Mina preserved Lemon rind, minced
2 tsp Dijon mustard
Black pepper, to taste
Shaved Parmesan, to taste

Make the dressing by combining all ingredients well— shake in a jar or whisk in a bowl. Toss the broccoli and asparagus in the extra-virgin olive oil, and grill until they are slightly cooked but still crisp. Transfer to a bowl, then dress with preserved lemon dressing and top with shaved parmesan. Enjoy!

And one more…


While this Brattleboro-made gelato, is not a new brand in the ice cream case we did recently discovered a new flavor — Local Vermont Wildflower Honey — and oh, wow! Combine with local strawberries on top for a real flavor treat 😋