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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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So many die-hard meat-eaters think they could never go vegetarian, never ever EVER. Here’s a great account of one of them and her successful – and painless! – journey.

What’s on Sale for June

June monthly sales are live, check ’em out! Great deals on Taste Nirvana Coconut Water, Nature’s Path Cereal, Raspberry Ketones and more.

Dr. Oz discusses Raspberry Ketones

We had our big Customer Appreciation Day yesterday – here’s a lovely review in case you missed it. (Don’t worry, we’ll do this again if you did miss it!)

Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta

“Go Green With Dean’s” bag – free to every customer today!

I’ve been gearing up for today all week. Dean’s Natural Food Market had “Customer Appreciation Day.”

I set the alarm early on a Sunday for a 40 minute drive to the Shrewsbury location off Exit 109, from my home town Exit of 138. My husband, who is slowly but surely getting into the healthy lifestyle was also excited to accompany me.

Each customer who came to the store today received a green bag (while supplies lasted) to fill up with goodies. Whatever a customer could fit into the bag, was automatically given a 20 percent discount. And each customer was given a swag bag full of goodies, such as fruit flavored Omega 3 samples from Barlean’s, organic shampoo, vegan cookies, Kind Bars, natural chewing gum, recipe booklets from Eden products, raw vegan protein packs, etc.

Free food sample demos…

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May: What’s on Sale

It’s May Day and summer is right around the corner – see what kind of deals we’ve swung for ya this month on things you love, like Daiya Vegan Shredded Cheeses, Udi’s Gluten-Free Pizza Crusts, Synergy Kombuchas and more. Good stuff!

Click here to view our May flyer.

Holiday Greetings

new logo

Just came up with this new logo, what do you think?

What’s New at Dean’s

Hey hey hey!

We’re always on the lookout for great new items to bring into our stores for you. In the past couple of weeks, we’ve got some really exciting new things to tell you about.

Back in July, we attended the Red Bank screening of Forks Over Knives, giving out samples of some of our favorite vegan nibbles. At the stand next to us we met Chef Zoe of RAWbundant   and were able to try some of her raw & organic dishes. We were hooked. She has the most amazing raw “cheeses” made with 100% raw organic cashews from Bali, either feta-style or cream cheese-style, original, garlic & herb or with cracked black pepper. They’re dairy, egg, soy, GMO and gluten-free and absolutely delish. Plus she’s local too, right up in Linden, NJ. She’ll be in Ocean sampling on Friday (8/12), you’ve gotta try them!

DIRT? Todd’s Dirt. Yep, we all chuckled at this one too when Owen, our Grocery Manager in the Ocean store brought this new product to us. Owner/inventor Todd tried for years to duplicate a friend’s seasoning recipe, only to stumble upon one he liked even better, thus The Dirt was born. 100% all-natural and allergen/gluten-free, Todd’s Dirt is one of those favorite catch-all seasonings, great on anything from steak to popcorn. We’re experimenting in our kitchens with it, doing a dry rub on tofu steaks and spicy sweet potatoes. Pick some up and let us know what you come up with!

OK, here’s another one we were like “What?” when we got it in. Betty Lou’s Powdered Peanut Butter.  100% organic, 85% less fat than regular peanut butter, no cholesterol, low sodium and only 45 calories per serving, Betty Lou’s Powdered Peanut Better is quickly becoming a favorite for weight watchers, as a post-workout pick-me-up, or a healthy snack for kids

What else….OH! The Candle Cafe Vegan Pastries! I mentioned them the other day on Facebook and they’re almost gone now, but don’t worry, we’ll get more. My personal favorite is the mini chocolate mousse tart with the lemon-poppy mini muffins running a very close second 🙂

Check back with us now and then for more new item updates and remember, if you find an amazing food, drink, beauty product, etc. that you think we simply MUST carry, let us know!



Hey y’alls,

The Barking Lot Party was AWESOME! Personally, I am a cat person but these dogs who the MCSPCA brought were so lovable and sweet that I think I came very close to adopting one! Or two 🙂 Anyhoo, there are some pictures on our Facebook page here:

I’m curious to see if anyone is here. If you’re reading, comment back, you may get a thank you gift if you do!



Passionate for Pets

Here at Dean’s Natural Food Market, we strongly believe in giving back to the community. There are many non-profits we love and support, one of our favorites being the wonderful Monmouth County SPCA.

The MCSPCA are not government-funded, they’re a non-profit, relying solely on donations. The aren’t affiliated with the ASPCA, Associated Humane Societies or any other organization. They do what they do all by themselves. They are selfless volunteers who care for literally hundreds and hundreds of animals who need homes, they take care of the newborns, they take care of the hurt or abused. The dedication and love is pretty amazing, it’s inspiring.

We’re throwing them a little party this Saturday and hope you can come, it should be a fun day!

In honor of our Organic Cherry Deal this week ($5.99 per lb., for organic!), our Chef Extraordinaire Brian P (our nickname for him is “Beezy”) really wanted to make something different with cherries. When he sent me the recipe I was like “Huh? Cherries in PASTA SALAD?” Yep. Cherry Basil Orzo Salad. It’s DELISH. The tartness of the cherries, the sweet spice of basil, all set off by the salty feta cheese…it’s sublime. You can find the recipe right here.