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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!

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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!

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).

Mango Mania

It’s Ataulfo mango season! Only twice a year are we privvy to this unique mango, otherwise called the Champagne Mango, known for its golden flesh and intense ripe sweetness, often described as “creamy” and “buttery.” There are little to no fibers in the fruit of the Ataulfo and the pit is the smallest of all the mangos, which means more fruit for us! Look for the most golden yellow fruit which is still firm, but a bit giving and if you’re in doubt, just ask  a Produce team member for a sample and they’ll gladly cut one open for you. (PS: This week they’re on sale, only $3 for FOUR, get ’em while you can.)

Golden ripe organic Ataulfo (Champagne) Mangos, just in

Besides being loved for its exotic, juicy sweetness, the mango is also known for its extraordinary health benefits, rating high in Vitamins C, A and B6, dietary fiber, potassium, beta carotene and antioxidants. What I find interesting is that mangos contain an enzyme similar to papain from papayas, which soothes the stomach and helps digest proteins in meat – which is why it is widely-used as a great marinade.

This classic mango-pineapple salsa can be used as a marinade or as the “exclamation point” of any grilled meat recipe. It’s also delicious with tofu or even over rice.

* 1 mango, peeled and diced

* 1cup fresh pineapple, diced

* 1 half jalapeno, seeded and chopped finely (more if desired)

* 1 half medium-sized red onion, diced

* 4 tablespoons fresh lime juice

* 1/2 cup roughly chopped cilantro leaves

* Salt and pepper

* OPTIONAL: you may also add red bell pepper and/or cucumber, if desired

Combine the mango, pineapple, jalapeno, red onion, lime juice and cilantro leaves and mix well. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Let sit for 15 minutes before serving so the flavors come out. Spoon over meats, un-meats or use as a marinade (discard used portion and use fresh for topping).

Juice for the New Year

After months of working out recipes, tweaking here and there, taste-testing with our customers, our NEW JUICE BAR MENU IS HERE, yay! We’ve added about a dozen new drinks (everything made with 100% organic produce, naturally), including a kids’ menu and several new add-ins, all carefully researched to attain the best health benefits possible. There’s even a section on the back describing the health-enhancing benefits of each Superfood add-in. We think it’s pretty awesome and hope you do too. Let us know what you think! Continue reading

The Dirty Dozen

Everyone knows that fresh fruit and vegetables are an important part of nutrition – but don’t negate the nutrition by consuming massive amounts of pesticides. It’s important to eat organic whenever possible, but especially the produce off the Dirty Dozen List. The Environmental Working Group (EWG) releases a list every year of the fruits and vegetables with the highest pesticide levels and it can be pretty unnerving when you hear some stats. For instance, this year’s top “dirty” food? Apples. More than 40 different kinds of pesticides have been found on apples alone, ack! And strawberries, who can resist a plump, juicy strawberry? That’s another one to watch out for, with over 50 different pesticides’ residue.

Make safer choices when shopping for produce – remember the Dirty Dozen and try to always buy these organic.

Dirty Dozen – 12 Most Contaminated

  1. Apples
  2. Celery
  3. Strawberries
  4. Peaches
  5. Spinach
  6. Nectarines – imported
  7. Grapes – imported
  8. Bell peppers
  9. Potatoes
  10. Blueberries – domestic
  11. Lettuce
  12. Kale/collard greens

Clean 15 – Lowest in Pesticide

  1. Onions
  2. Sweet Corn
  3. Pineapples
  4. Avocado
  5. Asparagus
  6. Sweet peas
  7. Mangoes
  8. Eggplant
  9. Cantaloupe – domestic
  10. Kiwi
  11. Cabbage
  12. Watermelon
  13. Sweet potatoes
  14. Grapefruit
  15. Mushrooms

PS: We just got deliveries yesterday of the RAWbundant cheeses in both stores. It’s been hard keeping them on the shelves so if you’re looking, they’re here, get ’em while you can!