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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 🙂

 

 

 

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

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.

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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

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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!

No More GMOs.

“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi

And that is what we are going to do. We are taking a big step, an aggressive step, one that not too many stores are willing to take. We’re not waiting anymore for GMO labeling laws.

DEAN’S NATURAL FOOD MARKET NON-GMO POLICY ON NEW GROCERY PRODUCTS:  Effective March 18, 2013

Avoidance of GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms):  While we do not claim to be GMO-free, we are taking decisive steps to move in that direction. Going forward, we will not accept any new Grocery item containing the top 5 most high-risk GMO crops (corn, soy, canola, sugar beets, alfalfa) into our stores unless they are organic and/or verified by the Non-GMO Project. This includes products containing ingredients such as fructose that are produced using corn or soy.

We strongly encourage any manufacturer that is making a GMO-free claim to have that claim certified by the Non-GMO Project. This service will benefit both the consumer and the manufacturer.

Yes, it’s true. We are not bringing any more grocery products into our stores containing corn, soy, alfalfa, sugar beets or canola unless they are organic and/or Non-GMO Project Verified. Period. It’s not going to be easy, but we are 100% committed. We’re going to be scrutinizing ingredients like crazy, looking for all those hidden sources of the High-risk 5. Corn starch? Sorry, can’t bring it in. Soy lecithin in those cookies, not organic or Non-GMO Project Verified? Sorry, can’t bring it in. This is the level of commitment we are going to bring to make sure that moving forward, we will provide the safest food choices for you and your family.Revised-Seal

You may have a few questions about our non-GMO policy, so we’ve prepared a little FAQ.

You’re not taking in any new items containing GMOs, what about everything else in the store? Aren’t you knowingly selling us GMOs?

Few if any stores in the US and Canada are truly GMO free. We’re not there yet, but we are working hard to move in that direction. Going forward we will do our best to limit any products that contain GMOs and continue to find suitable organic/non-GMO replacements for items containing GMOs.

You can help us do this by choosing Non-GMO Project Verified and Organic products when you shop, and encouraging friends and family to do the same.  Look for the seal, check the Non-GMO Project’s iPhone app or product search page, or ask a staff-person for help.

What about other departments, such as Produce and Fresh Foods?

We have no GM produce, as all the produce we sell is organic. This same produce is what we use in our Fresh Foods department. We have taken great care to ensure that almost all ingredients in our kitchens are organic or Non-GMO Project Verified; we still continually seek out replacements for products which do not meet those standards.

If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch with us at info AT deansnaturalfoodmarket DOT com.

We would like to give a HUGE Thank You to the Non-GMO Project for their collaboration! Please visit them at http://www.nongmoproject.org for more info.

 

 

Restore the Shore Weekend

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We are super-excited and proud to announce our partnership with Restore the Shore, Hometown Heroes and 94.3 The Point to bring you RESTORE THE SHORE WEEKEND, taking place Saturday and Sunday, March 23d & 24th in all 3 of our stores. Our goal is to raise $10,000 for local non-profit Hometown Heroes for their Sandy relief efforts – are you in?

We will be donating a percentage of our weekend sales from all 3 stores – 2 days, 3 stores – to Hometown Heroes and 100% of that will go to helping local people affected by Sandy. But we can’t do it and reach the goal without you. We invite you to stop in, shop up and stock up, knowing that your participation will go towards helping the families in our own communities, our backyards, local people we all know who have lost their homes and have had to relocate, have been struggling trying to buy a new furnace and hot water heater, drywall, schoolbooks, you name it – all due to that fateful day when Superstorm Sandy made landfall and changed lives forever.

We urge you to not only come in for the usual, but to take the opportunity to stock up on frozen and non-perishables, things you know will get used and know that your actions will directly help those around us.

We’ll have some fun, too! the crew from 94.3 The Point radio station will be in Shrewsbury on Saturday, 3/23 and in Ocean on Sunday, both from 11-1 giving out prizes, hosting games and giveaways. We’ll also be giving away limited edition Restore the Shore reusable bags and if you spend over $50, you’ll get a raffle ticket to win a family pack of beach badges to the Jersey Shore (which beaches to choose from will be determined closer to the season). There will be huge sales and lots of food sampling and demos on our days with the Point; plus, did we mention the Juice Bar official Restore the Shore drink for the weekend? Follow our Facebook for a chance to name it!

Together, we can make a difference in a lot of lives, so come out on March 23rd & 24th and let’s DO IT!

A little more about our charities: Continue reading

It’s Partytime: Our 4th Annual Vitamin Sale

It’s heeeeere – our 4th ANNUAL DEAN’S BRAND VITAMINS SALE is back! For one week only, January 1st through 7th, all Dean’s Brand Vitamins will be a whopping 40% OFF – take advantage and stock up on your favorite vitamins, supplements, proteins and more at prices you won’t see again for a year.

And wait, there’s more – to start off the week in style, shop our big NEW YEAR’S DAY KICK-OFF and receive 20% OFF EVERYTHING IN THE STORE (does not apply to Dean’s Brand Vitamins, sale or specially-priced items). Want to try the new Lagona makeup line? 20% off. Feel like taking a break from cooking? Pick up some grab-n-go entrees for dinner at 20% off. Looking to try a detox kit to start off the New Year? Yep – 20% off. One day only, New Year’s Day from 10am-6pm and soooo worth it.

We’ll have a bunch of food tastings going on too on New Year’s Day, so come hungry – Fresh Foods starts off the day with a vegan breakfast sampling of Tofu Scramble & Vegan Sausage served with fresh juices, leading to lunchtime Vegan Pizza, salads, baked goods and more. (Just thinking about the aroma of the Tofu & Sausage Scramble is making me hungry…!)

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If you can believe this, there’s even MOREprint this raffle ticket out for a chance to win a $100 Dean’s Gift Card! A hundred bucks’ worth of free groceries, holla! Ticket must be dropped off in person by January 9th and we do ask you to please be fair, one ticket per visit. One card will be raffled off  per store, sweet!

See you New Year’s Day and good luck!

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2nd Annual 99¢ Thanksgiving

After what we’ve been through in New Jersey recently, this year we have so much to really be thankful for – for being safe, thankful for our friends and for our families.

To show our thanks to you, we want you to have the best and healthiest Thanksgiving ever – so we’ve dropped the prices on several organic Thanksgiving favorites in our Produce Dep’t. to only 99¢ per pound (celery is 99¢ each). The sale runs from Friday, Nov. 16 through Friday, Nov. 23, taking you right through a healthy and happy Thanksgiving – see flyer for details. We also have a limited amount of Organic Turkeys available, call to order.

Looking for something different to serve the vegetarians and vegans in your family this year? Then sign up for Jessica Jarmer and her QUICK EASY HEALTHY MEALS: Plant-based Cooking for the Family class – She’ll show you how to make a Tofu Turkey from scratch, complete with vegan stuffing and gravy, how cool is that? Classes are coming up soon, so don’t hesitate: Monday, Nov. 19th at 6pm in Shrewsbury and Tuesday, Nov. 20th at 6pm in Ocean. FREE, registration appreciated. (Shrews: 732-842-8686, Ocean: 732-517-1515 or email info@deansnaturalfoodmarket.com).