Sneek Peek at the Weekend Deals

Who wants a peek at what’s on sale this weekend, Saturday, July 27 & Sunday, July 28 at CUSTOMER APPRECIATION WEEKEND? See below!

You're invited!

You’re invited!

WEEKEND SALE FEATURED ITEMS

  • ALL Dean’s Brand Vitamins 30% OFF
  • Organic Red and Black Plums ONLY $0.99/lb
  • Organic Pluots $1.99/lb
  • Organic Cantaloupes 2 for $3
  • Our Famous Homemade Organic Guacamole $1 OFF/LB
  • Sunshine Burgers, reg. $5.49 ON SALE 2 for $7
  • So Delicious Ice Creams, reg. $6.99, ON SALE $4.99
  • Food for Life Burger Buns, reg. $4.99 ON SALE 2 For $7
  • Earth Balance Popcorn, reg. $4.59 ON SALE 2 for $6
  • 1-liter Zico Coconut Water, reg. $5.99 ON SALE $3.99
  • Beanitos Bean Chips, reg. $3.99 ON SALE 2 for $5
  • Santa Cruz Lemonades, reg. $3.49 ON SALE 2 for $4
  • Daiya Vegan Cheese Shreds and Cream Cheeses, reg. 5.99 ON SALE $3.99
  • Bobbi’s Hummus, reg. $5.99 ON SALE $3.99

GOOD STUFF!

***PS: Subscribers: This blog will be moving/ going dark as of the first week in August 2013 as we move to our new and improved home on DeansNaturalFoodMarket.com. We’ll send out an official “Hey there” and hope you’ll join us at our new digs :)

We ::HEART:: Our Customers

We have the BEST customers anyone could ask for and we value your support so much. We want to show you how grateful we are to have you, this Saturday, July 27 & Sunday, July 28 at CUSTOMER APPRECIATION WEEKEND!

You're invited!

You’re invited!

We want to say “thank you so soooo much!” to all of you for being the best and most supportive customers ever by celebrating with lots of free samples, a free limited edition Dean’s reusable bag (to the first 200 customers each day) free organic black bean tacos from 11-2 (while supplies last), free coffee, vegan chocolate chip cookies and homemade organic lemonade all day long and much more. We’ll have BIG sales, including 30% OFF ALL DEAN’S BRAND VITAMINS – they only go on sale once a year at New Year’s, take advantage of this one-off deal. AND – pick up a raffle ticket Saturday and Sunday for a chance to win this groovy 3-wheeled retro Schwinn! (It is seriously, the coolest bike, wait until you see it.)

Customer Appreciation Weekend will be in all stores, all day long – if you want to make sure you get one of the limited edition reusable bags, don’t hesitate as supplies are limited.

See you this weekend and again, sincerely, THANK YOU for all of your support, we couldn’t be more grateful to have you!

***PS: Subscribers: This blog will be moving/ going dark as of the first week in August 2013 as we move to our new and improved home on DeansNaturalFoodMarket.com. We’ll send out an official “Hey there” and hope you’ll join us at our new digs :)

 

 

 

What’s on Sale for July

July sales are here! Cool off on a hot summer day with Lakewood Organic Lemonades, So Delicious Coconut Milk Ice Cream and more. Fresh Foods is celebrating July’s Flavour of the Month, the Watermelon, with a new drink, the refreshing Watermelon Agua Fresca – you simply MUST try it!

WOOHOO!

So exciting, #GMO Labeling bill PASSES in #NJ! This is the first big step – GAME ON!!! #nongmo #justlabelit http://t.co/RdRX9vY4zT

— Dean's Nat Food Mrkt (@deans_market) June 17, 2013

Environmental Action

Want to get involved? Here is some news from Food and Water Watch NJ on some upcoming important events to ban fracking waste in our beautiful Garden State.

June 12th Day of Action

Keeping fracking waste out of our waterways and communities is critical to protecting our environment and public health.  Our state is vulnerable to this toxic and radioactive waste because Governor Christie vetoed a bill banning the treatment and disposal of fracking waste in our state in September.

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Raw Vegan Blueberry Coconut Cheesecake

Many have asked if we could post the recipe for Raw Vegan Blueberry Coconut Cheesecake which Abby prepared at her last Intro to Raw Foods class in our stores. Of course, we are much obliged! I mean, come on, look at this:

DSCN0198So here it is, let us know how yours turned out!

Raw Vegan Blueberry Coconut Cheesecake by Abby Cahn Anton of Super Simple Super Foods ©2013
Serves 16 – 24.

Crust:
1 cup brazil nuts
2 cups walnuts (preferably soaked and dehydrated)
1/4 cup raisins
3 medjool dates
1/8 cup ground golden flax seed
1/8 cup coconut flour
1/4 tsp Sunfire salt
coconut oil

Filling:
4 cups blueberries (can substitute other fruit such as strawberries or cherries)
2 cups coconut cream
1/4 tsp. Sunfire salt
1/4 tsp. cardamom
1/4 tsp. vanilla extract (or 2 tbs. Sunfire Superfoods vanilla agave nectar)

Advance Preparation:
If using frozen blueberries, thaw in advance. Melt coconut cream by putting in dehydrator or placing jar in warm water.

In a food processor with the “s” blade, process brazil nuts until medium fine. Add flax, coconut flour and salt and pulse until mixed. Cut dates into small chunks and add along with raisins and pulse until broken up and evenly distributed. Add walnuts. Pulse and then process until it begins to form a ball. Be careful not to process too long or it will be more like nut butter, it should be a little grainy and sticky. Grease the bottom of an 8″ springform pan with coconut oil. Press crust onto bottom of pan. Place in freezer while making filling.

Blend blueberries, salt, cardamom and vanilla on high until smooth, set aside. Pour melted coconut cream into food processor. Turn food processor on. While processing coconut, slowly pour blueberry mixture from blender into food processor through the feeding tube. When thoroughly blended, remove springform pan from freezer and pour blueberry coconut mixture into cake pan. Chill in refrigerator for several hours until set.

Enjoy!

Read more about the raw foods lifestyle from Abby at supersimplesuperfoods.com

What’s on Sale for June

New month, new sales! For June we’ve got all sorts of goodies like Tofutti Cuties “Ice Cream” Sandwiches, the addictive (and raw!) Coco-Roons, Taste Nirvana Coconut Water AND introducing our newest offering in Fresh Foods, our gluten-free Vegan Zucchini Lasagna! Our Chefs are using vegan cheeses and zucchini as the “pasta,” so it’s low-carb too. Pick up a piece today!

NEWS UPDATE: Fracking Waste Ban Bill

From Food and Water Watch:

For Immediate Release: May 29, 2013

Contact: Rachel Dawn Davis, 201.707.6558

Shrewsbury Residents Pressure Assemblywoman Casagrande on Fracking Waste Ban Bill at Local Action

Action Comes Amid Statewide Campaign to Overturn Governor’s Veto of Bill Protecting State from Toxic Fracking Waste This Legislative Session

Shrewsbury, New Jersey – Local residents joined with activists and community leaders gathered today to call on Assemblywoman Casagrande to support an override of Governor Christie’s veto of the Fracking Waste Ban Bill. This is a call-in-day to demonstrate widespread support of passing this bill. The legislation would protect residents by banning the disposal, treatment and discharge of toxic waste created through the process of fracking, a highly controversial natural gas drilling method. The legislation was passed with overwhelming bipartisan support last year but NJ Governor Christie vetoed the legislation in September, caving to pressure from the oil and gas industry.

At the event activists dressed as ostriches, urging Casagrande not to “bury her head in the sand” but instead take immediate action to protect state residents.  We are asking Assemblywoman Casagrande to continue to vote “yes” when legislation is put up for a vote and stay firm if in the event of a veto by Governor Christie in which case an override will be necessary.

This is not a political issue.  This is a public health issue and one that poses serious risks to our children.  We are due an override of the Governor’s veto by our public officials,” said Rachel Dawn Davis, NJ Organizer with Food & Water Watch.

New Jersey’s wastewater treatment facilities are not designed to handle the toxins found in fracking wastewater and cannot remove all the toxics before discharging the waste into public waterways. Fracking waste is exempted from critical federal protections regulating the disposal of hazardous waste and toxic materials.

“Dean’s Natural Food Markets takes pride in educating our communities about the issues that affect our lives and our planet. It is our responsibility to share our knowledge in an effort to make a difference. We will continue to support people’s right to know, so they may be able to make their own educated choices,” said Dean Nelson, owner.

Analysis from the non-partisan Office of Legislative Services confirms the constitutionality of the legislation, directly refuting the governor’s claims to the contrary.  A recent study from Stony Brook University finds that the greatest risk of contamination of drinking water and environmental pollution from the fracking process occurs during the wastewater disposal period.

“Without water we do not exist.  It is our duty as humans to do our best to protect it,” said Joy Brody, Small Business Owner

What’s on Sale @ the Super Summer Kickoff

Heading down to the Shore Memorial Day Weekend, or are you here already and getting ready for the season’s first outdoor parties? Don’t interrupt your weekend by going to the supermarket – stop by Dean’s Friday the 24th for our big SUPER SUMMER KICKOFF! Here’s what we’ve got going on sale for ONE DAY ONLY, check it out.

Memorial Day Weekend Sale

 

Don’t forget, show up in tropical gear (Hawaiian/Tiki shirt, flower leis, grass skirts, etc.)  and get a raffle ticket for a chance to win a tote full of groceries and a $50 gift card!

Super Summer Kickoff

SSKO

Heading down to the Shore Memorial Day Weekend, or are you here already and getting ready for the season’s first outdoor parties? Don’t interrupt your weekend by going to the supermarket – stop by Dean’s Friday the 24th for our big SUPER SUMMER KICKOFF celebration! Stock up on party essentials like our signature Organic Guacamole & Salsa, chips and snacks, hot dogs, buns, condiments, the works. And don’t forget the natural insect repellent and sunblock :)

There’s more – everyone who comes in wearing a Hawaiian shirt or a lei gets a raffle ticket for a chance at one of 3 tote bags stuffed with groceries PLUS a $50 DEAN’S GIFT CARD! …but you HAVE to wear a Hawaiian shirt and/or lei! (or at least be super-psyched to be there :)  )

There will of course be food sampling and some grilling outside – here’s a sneak peek at what we’ll be cookin’ up.

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Vegan Organic Tofu & Pineapple Kabobs

Dean’s Own Turkey Burgers

So come on out, stock up and have fun with all of us at Dean’s. We are all so ready for summer – the JERSEY SHORE IS BACK!